Saturday, December 30, 2006

Indiana Jones Blah, Blah, Blah

It's on.
It's off.

I'm so tired of this news. I won't listen until I see a trailer. I won't belive until I'm out $9 for a ticket.


George Lucas said Friday that filming of the long-awaited "Indiana Jones" movie will begin next year. Harrison Ford, who appeared in the three earlier flicks, the last one coming in 1989, is set to star again. Lucas said he and Steven Spielberg recently finalized the script for the film.

"It's going to be fantastic. It's going to be the best one yet," the 62-year-old filmmaker said during a break from preparing for his duties as grand marshal of Monday's Rose Parade.

On another note:
Have any of you seen The Librarian movies with Noah Wyle? He's like a young, bookish Indiana Jones that's made for TV. They are pretty decent flicks.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Fake Dust From the Moon Needed

The people who need this fake dust is NASA.

Why does NASA keep letting stuff like this come out? First they lost the original tapes from the first "lunar landing". Now they run around telling folks they need fake moon dust.

... and they wonder why the "Web generation" is apathetic towards space travel.

Yes, I know that they found the tapes now and I understand why they need the lunar dust. I guess it's the reporter's fault for wording the headline in such a way that continues to make NASA look like a big joke. There is such a think as bad press in this case.

David Tennant Leaving Doctor Who Scare

from SF Signal:
It's hard to find a reliable Time Lord these days...

The Sun is reporting that the second actor to play Doctor Who in the new series, David Tennant, will be following in the footsteps of the former Doctor and will be leaving the show. Apparently Tennant has been bombarded with film offers after appearing in the last Harry Potter movie and will be leaving Doctor Who in the middle of season 3 of the new series.

[via Geek Monthly]

UPDATE: As mentioned by commenters, the BBC is denying this.

I was UPSET andhystericall when I saw that headline! I think my blood pressure went up. :)
It's too soon to lose ANOTHER Doctor. I'm just now getting used to Tennant. I like him and he's MY Doctor now. Losing him now would make the show a too unstable in my eyes. I don't want a new Doctor every season. Perhaps we can get a new one every five years but let us get used to one Time Lord at a time. We already lost Rose last season and watching this year's Christmas Special, I already miss her.

Yeah, I said it.

I didn't particularly care for this year's Christmas Special. It didn't have that spark that I was looking for. I was bored with the same killer Santa bots from last year. I was bored with the over-the-top Spider Lady... thing. The bride chick was annoying... well, she had her cute moments. It was just too typical a show. It felt likeTennant was trying to be funny but his chemistry wasn't meshing with everyone elses or vice-versa. I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
It was a good episode overall but Rose's absence was felt.
Instead of Christmas, maybe they should use other holidays like New Year's. Since we have to wait until July for a new show, what's the harm in a Valentine's Day special? Leprechaun in a Tardis?

I'm really looking forward to the new season though. The previews look WAY cool. It also looks like the Doctor and his new companion may bicker. That would be awesome and interesting.

New Heroes Clip

Now I just have to remember to watch this. I guess if I miss it I can always catch it on YouTube :)

from SciFi Wire:

Masi Oka, who recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Hiro Nakamura on the NBC series Heroes, will reveal an exclusive clip from upcoming episode on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the network announced. The actor will show a preview of the episode titled "Godsend," guest-starring former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston as a mysterious man whose special power is hinted at in his name—Claude. "Godsend," the first new episode of the year, airs Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Holiday Break and Back

I took a mini holiday hiatus. Had to get somethings done. Posting will still be spotty but I'll be back in full force after the New Year.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Legal Downloads in UK

from Gallifreyan Embassy:

It may no longer be necessary to use "other means" to get Doctor Who episodes outside the UK.

Outpost Gallifrey today confirmed a story coming from Business Wire involving a new partnership between BBC Worldwide and Palo Alto-based company, Azureus.

Under terms of the deal, Azureus will provide a peer-to-peer platform by which the BBC can push DVD-quality content into computers worldwide.

Shows included in this deal are: Red Dwarf, Strange, Invasion Earth, Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers, Coupling, Keeping Up Appearances, League of Gentlemen, and Ideal. The list is expected to keep growing.

The client which will carry this content out of the UK is currently codenamed "Zudeo". It's presently a standard feature of some iterations of the Linux OS, but will be available as a free download to other operating systems early next year. The content itself is likewise slated for 1Q 2007 availability.

What is not clear in the announcement is precisely which part of the Doctor Who catalogue will be made available in this way. Though it is likely that older episodes might be made available, the fact that Invasion Earth is making its US debut via this method may mean that the BBC will allow the newest episodes of Doctor Who to debut on broadband as well.

Hmmm. Will this mean that I can stop flying to the UK every week to watch Torchwood and Doctor Who?

AMC Channel is Pushing Ahead With 'The Prisoner'

from Hollywood Reporter:
AMC is getting into the sci-fi business with a remake of the 1960s series "The Prisoner."

The cable network is set to co-produce with the U.K.'s Granada and Sky One a new version of the sci-fi thriller, which aired from 1967-68 on CBS. The remake will feature a similar story line to the original series, which starred Patrick McGoohan, who also was creator, producer, writer and director.

"Prisoner" will follow a man who finds himself inexplicably trapped in "the Village," with no memory of how he arrived. All of the inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of a previous existence or outside civilization and are under constant surveillance. The man, Number Six, sets out to discover the truth behind the Village, why he's there and how he can escape.

The remake will be written by Bill Gallagher (BBC's "Conviction," "Clocking Off"). Granada's Michelle Buck and Damien Timmer will produce.

Production on the hour long series is scheduled to begin in the spring for a worldwide premiere targeted for January 2008.

I'm excited about this. I remember hearing about this before but I thought it was just a rumor. I also remember some people voicing concerns about the production quality and whether a remake was necessary. I wish it was going to be longer than just 6 or 8 episodes.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #16 Lost Room, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Atlantis

Direct download: 016_lipstick_aliens.mp3

In today's episode, Lynne and Cat talk about what they thought of The Lost Room. They reflect on a voicemail from Charles about being a spoilercast. Next, is a voicemail from Will and he asks questions about Heroes and this spawns into a huge discussion. They also discuss the latest episodes of Battlestar Galactica and a Stargate: Atlantis correction. No episode is complete with out mentioning Torchwood, so the ladies tell us about episodes to look forward to. They talk more about Browncoats, polls, emails and receive a holiday message from Russel and Doug.

NOTE: We will be slacking off and taking a holiday break. We will return in two weeks. Thanks for a great 2006!

- The Lost Room
- Electric Soup Kitchen
- Mostly News
- Smart Bomb Radio
- Geek Acres

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Invisible is the New Black

from: Slashdot
The race to build an exotic material with a negative refractive index for visible light has been won by a team of researchers in Germany. The demonstration could open the door to a new generation of optical devices such as superlenses able to see details finer then the wavelength of visible light.

It may also lead to further breakthroughs in "invisibility cloaks" which could hide objects from the human eye.

Light waves consist of alternating electric and magnetic fields that interact with materials as they travel, or propagate. This interaction determines a property of the material called its refractive index, which is a measure of the behaviour of light as it passes through the material. The refractive index describes the way the light waves bend when they enter and leave the material and the speed at which they propagate.
No more asking "Honey, does this make me look fat". Just put on a dress that hides love handles. SWEET!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Star Trek Legacy Ships for Xbox 360

From: Daily Game

Bethesda Softworks today shipped its new strategy/action game, STAR TREK: Legacy, for the Xbox 360. The game's Windows counterpart released last week.

STAR TREK: Legacy places gamers in the Admiral's chair as they command a hand-selected fleet of starships into battle. The single-player Federation campaign and multiplayer modes span the entire STAR TREK Universe, with more than 80 ships and four playable races (Federation, Romulan, Gorn or Borg).

The game features the voices of all five actors who portrayed the original captains: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Kate Mulgrew. In addition, Bethesda worked with acclaimed STAR TREK writer Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, and her writing partner, Derek Chester, to provide authentic storylines for STAR TREK: Legacy.

OMG!!! The voices from all of the captains! That sounds amazing. I wonder if the game will be any good. The last Star Trek game that I bought was Birth of a Federation. It was basically Sid Meier's Civilization in the Star Trek Universe. I enjoyed it but it only played on Windows 98. To bad they never released any new versions of that game. It was a really good one.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Star Trek: Voyager Marathon on Spike TV

from Vicky:
Star Trek: Voyager Marathon on Spike TV

Spike TV will run a Star Trek: Voyager marathon beginning at 9am on Monday, December 18 and ending at 5pm on Friday, December 22.

For more details, click here:

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Second Life Geek Gathering

I've been enjoying second life a lot lately. I've even rented a space for Lipstick Aliens. (Coordinates: 83,62,32) Remember that if you ever want to IM me, my Second Life name is Trinity Hartunian.

If you haven't been to the SciFi Museum in Second Life, it is amazing! The museum is beautiful. There's a City on the Egde of Forever portal. This also a Klingon Bird of Prey and an USS Defiant that you can beam aboard and explore. You can also get your very own Star Trek uniform. I've hung out will these guys on Second Life and they are a real treat.

See you there!

Press Release:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Geeks of All Ages...

The FriedGeek, Sturgeon's Law, and Geek Acres invite you to join us for our end of the year geek gathering in Second Life. On Friday, December 29 at 7pm SLT we will be hosting a 2 hour open house at the Sci Fi Geek Museum in Indigo. Come on by and say hello.

Geek-Curious are also coordially invited. The museum is something to see, complete with interactive star ships, a holodeck, and movies. The SLURL is below, and we're looking forward to greeting as many SL residents as possible. So slip on your red shirt and come join us on the 29th.

Geeky regards,

Doug, Random, and The Geek


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Apple Sues the Makers of Aquapod

Apple sue the makers of Aquapod for using "pod" in the brandname of this water.

Just kidding...

Those are just the cutest bottles of water ever.

Space Storm Tomorrow!

We are supposed to have a pretty major space storm tomorrow. I've alwasy wanted to see the Northern Lights. One of these days...

from New Forecast: Severe Space Storm Headed to Earth

Space weather forecasters revised their predictions for storminess after a major flare erupted on the Sun overnight threatening damage to communication systems and power grids while offering up the wonder of Northern Lights.

"We're looking for very strong, severe geomagnetic storming" to begin probably around mid-day Thursday, Joe Kunches, Lead Forecaster at the NOAA Space Environment Center, told this afternoon.

The storm is expected to generate aurora or Northern Lights, as far south as the northern United States Thursday night.

Kaylee Walks Through the Stargate

If you don't know, Jewel Staite will have a recurring role on Stargate: Atlantis. Read more about it below.

from Slice of SciFi:
Jewel Talks About Drs’ Beckett and Keller
When Stargate Atlantis begins its Season Four this coming summer, as we have already reported, one major character will pull a disappearing act while a shiney face comes on board with her own brand of stethoscope.

Firefly/Serenity Actress Jewel Staite spoke briefly about her recurring role as Doctor Keller on the show in her blog.

The Lost Room is Awesome!

SciFi Channel, you are doing a damned good job with this one.

I remember being excited about The Triangle last year and being a bit disappointed with it.
The Lost Room had a bit of the same hype and I thought it was going to be a bit mediocre. Boy was I wrong and I'm glad!

The story is intriguing. I love the concept of the objects and watching the show, I now understand why the game they have could be so much fun. They could even get away with selling an adventure video game based on this. Right now, I'd be excited about it.

Tonight we get the ending to the story and I can't wait. I think SciFi is showing reruns of it so if you can check it out, do so.

Torchwood Doesn't Get Axed!

from SciFi Wire:
Torchwood Gets Second Season
The BBC reported that it has ordered a second season of Torchwood, the hit Doctor Who

Doctor Who creator Russell T. Davies also created Torchwood (an anagram of Doctor Who), which is set in Cardiff, Wales, and centers on an extra-governmental team of investigators who use alien technology to solve crime, both alien and human.

Filming for the second season (called a "series" in Britain) is due to start in Cardiff next spring, and the programs will air later in 2007 in the U.K.
spinoff series, which will air on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. The series is produced by BBC Wales; the first season, starring John Barrowman as immortal time-traveler Captain Jack Harkness, has broken ratings records on BBC Three.
All in all, the first season isn't a bad season. There were a few noticeable holes here in there but I'm really happy that this show didn't get canned. It will have room to grow and that always gets a "yay".

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Flanvention Planners Scam Browncoats? WTF?

I just heard about the mishap with Booster Entertainment and Flanvention. Flanvention was supposed to be a big Browncoat event. It got cancelled, the website is down and no one has recieved a refund. People have lost money on tickets and hotel. This sucks ass. I hope the is turns out ok for those people.

On a brighter note Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Mark Sheppard showed up just to make things better for the fans.

More info on Whedonesque

Open Letter to the SciFi Channel

I was forwarded this. It's hilarious.

Click the picture to read the comic strip and letter. In case you are reading this late, it's the strip for 12/12/06.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #15 Scott Sigler

Direct download: 015_lipstick_aliens.mp3

This week Lynne and Cat interview Scott Sigler! Before they get to the interview they have comments, e-mail and voice mail galore! Thanks everyone!!! A listener brings up a valid point about us being a spoiler cast. Cat "flys" to Canada to watch newly released episodes of Stargate: Atlantis. Someone wants to shack up with Lynne. :)

This is the BEST interview with Scott Sigler EVER! We ask him about the science behind his stories, the Ancestor/ Sci-Fi Channel non-deal, the voices of his characters in his podcast, inspiration from Stephen King, world building in his stories, football, Infection vs. Infestation, future work, The Rookie Second Life Press Release Party, the JC Hutchins love spat and more.


-Scott Sigler's Official Website

-Scott Sigler on Podiobooks

-Earthcore on Amazon

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Friday, December 08, 2006

DUDE!!! Mel Gibson is Australian???

Oh, I'm going to have to give Lynne from Sci-Fi News some sh*t about this!

Apocalypto: Mel's Bloody New Beginning?
Los Angeles (E! Online) - Hey, whatever happened to that Australian hottie, the one who starred in the Lethal Weapon franchise, was People's inaugural Sexiest Man Alive in 1985 and then won two Oscars for that Scottish movie 10 years later?

Well, we hear he has since moved behind the camera, a better place to helm blood-drenched epics such as Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto, which opens Friday and has been deemed the bloodiest of them all.

After Passion of the Christ and all of these strange comments, I don't trust Mel Gibson anymore. Apocalypto is a movie about the end of the Mayan civilization. I kinda don't care. I'm more worried about the end of this civilization.
I'm still bitter about The Fountain so I'm feeling a bit more cautious about my movie dollars.

I won't be seeing this in theatres. Maybe one day when I'm bored and curious I'll watch it but I'm not making plans.

My, someone is in a cranky mood. Read: me.

The Fountain: I Want a Refund!

The Fountain was a beautiful movie but it was not enough science fiction to warrant my eyes. All of the metaphysical, tree of life jujumagumbo was tired. I felt like I was in a Tool video. I wasn't drunk enough or high enough to enjoy this movie. I think my expectations were way too high.

...No... I got the gist of everything but ultimately this movie was visually stunning chic flick with poofy shirts to boot.
...Yes... I like that a guy would do anything to save his love.
...Yes... I managed to even drop a tear.

Why were there Conquistadors? What does a cross-legged Buddhist type figure have to do with Mayan mythology? Those were rhetorical questions.*sigh* I don't think I was in the mood for this movie.

I should have spent my money on the new Bond flick. I'll be bitter about this for days.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Librarian is Back!

If you caught Noah Wyle in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear back in 2004 and loved it like I did, guess what??? He's back with another one called The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines. I just found this out from the Slice of SciFi website.

I LOVED The Librarian the first time around. I have my SnapStream set up to record this new one. You can find out more information from The Librarian Website on TNT.

Kinda odd that I find this story today. The guys at Two Geeks, a Mic and a Podcast mentioned that they'd like to see Noah Wyle as an older Peter Parker/Spiderman in the new movies.

Lipstick Aliens 14 Aussie SciFi, Robin Hood, Dr. Beckett, Touchwood

Direct download: 014_lipstick_aliens.mp3

This week's show is jammed packed with all sorts of sci-fi goodness. First, Lynne tells us about how it feels to finally have the SciFi Channel in Australia. We talk about all of the goodies; Sliders, Quantum Leap, Buffy, X-Files, Medium, Dead Zone, Star Trek, Stargate, Tripping the Rift, Farscape, Babylon 5, Lexx, Cleopatra 2525, The Others and more. She even discovers shows Cat hasn't heard of called Sea of Souls and Mysterious Ways. We talk about actors being recycled in science fiction shows. We discuss our "Paying for Autographs" poll. We also get into "Touchwood", BBC's Robin Hood, Hobbit rumors and more of Cat's Second Life antics.

We talk with Dr. Carson Beckett to talk about his feelings.
-Special guest voice of Russel from The Ramble With Russel Podcast.

Also, we check in with our friend Cale from Plot Pulse. We also get a thoughtful message from Doug with Geek Acres and a wacky message from Swedish Sci-Fi writer A.R. Yngve.

Next week: Scott Sigler.


-Australian SciFi Channel

-BBC's Robin Hood

-Saving Carson Beckett

-Hobbits To Isengard Video

Lynne, Russel and Cat on the Enterprise Bridge in Second LifeLynne, Russel and Cat on the Enterprise Bridge in Second Life

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Moment of Silence for James Kim

I didn't know the guy...

...but when I first heard this story, it bothered me greatly. If it weren't for email and the internet, I would have never heard of this story.
James Kim, his wife and two children were stranded in the Oregon wilderness. James was a gadget guy that worked for CNet and they put out a massive call to everyone via their website to help with the search. Days had went by and no one heard from the ENTIRE family. People got worried. Eventually the wife and kids were found but James had perished in the wilderness when he went out to seek help for his family.

This sucks.

My thoughts go to his family and I wish them the best.

Click here for more information from CNet.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sigler in Second Life

Scott Sigler will be having a press release in Second Life this Thursday, December 7th @ 7pm PST. I can't wait! I'll have to get my avatar a new outfit and go to the virtual salon.

The press release is for his latest podcast novel The Rookie. The main character, Quentin Barnes will be chatting with us online.

I've been listening to The Rookie and I have to say that I love it. It was hard for me at first because of all of the football but somewhere after the 5th episode it didn't matter anymore. The football quit being the main focus and I became impressed with this massive world that Scott built. It's extensive. He made all of these alien races, different planets and a back-story like you wouldn't believe. I would love to hear more non-football stories in this world too.

I must admit that even after all of the explaining, I still don't get football. Every time in life when some guy has tried to explain football to me, my mind shuts down and my eyes glaze over. The only way to snap me out of it is a trip to the mall. Understanding football is not really necessary to enjoy this story though.

Apparently, Scott and JC are having some sort of "measuring" contest. It's cute and hilarious to see them at it. I hope it's all still fake because I CAN NOT and WILL NOT choose between the two. Anyway, if you want hear some of Scott's "jib-jab" about it listen to Bonus Episode #8.5. His "high-road" bit at the end is brilliant.

The coordinates for the transport are Podcast Island 83, 53, 25.
Click here to visit the Touchback in Second Life.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Lost Room Hype

I'll watch the show but I can't figure out all of the hype about it. The marketing campaign seems like it's bigger than the show itself.

You can check it out for yourself. If you "get" the hype be sure to let me know what it's all about.

SCI FI Channel Sets Huge Bounty for The Lost Room

Interactive, Multi-platform Promotional Campaign Invites Participants to Join the Supernatural Search for Clues, Objects and Prize Money

New York, NY -- In The Lost Room, doors lead to unexpected places, a clock tells more than time, a bus ticket offers a truly transporting experience and a deck of cards provides the ultimate in sleight of hand. SCI FI Channel will promote the December 11th premiere of The Lost Room, a sleek new miniseries, with an interactive multimedia bounty hunt for objects and clues associated with the program and a chance to win $5,000,000.

The integrated campaign drives awareness and interest by providing a multi-platform media experience that is as intriguing, mysterious and entertaining as the show itself, which airs December 11, 12 and 13th at 9 pm ET/PT. The Lost Room continues SCI FI’s successful tradition of record-breaking blockbuster television events such as Battlestar Galactica, Steven Spielberg Presents: TAKEN and The Triangle.

SCI FI’s viral campaign exposes consumers to the mysteries of The Lost Room using an innovative mix of interactive media and coded messaging. With a unique blend of on and off-air messages, an imaginative use of multi-media platforms, and other guerilla marketing tactics, the campaign enhances traditional awareness and tune-in efforts by reinforcing the uniqueness of this SCI FI thriller.

“We wanted to convey a sense of mystery and excitement around amassing seemingly unrelated clues found throughout a broad range of media to literally preview The Lost Room experience for viewers,“ said Adam Stotsky, Senior Vice President, Marketing, SCI FI. “By enticing consumers to join the hunt for clues and objects we enable audiences to interact with The Lost Room directly.”

The Fugitive meets The Twilight Zone in this contemporary sci-fi thriller. When homicide detective Joe Miller, portrayed by Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), stumbles upon a seemingly innocuous motel room key, he unlocks the door to a world of unimaginable power and becomes the target of those who will stop at nothing to claim it. The motel room is a treasure trove of seemingly mundane objects, each of which actually possesses a unique power. And as Joe soon discovers, the motel room key is the most potent and coveted object of all.

Zombies Get Uppity

'Zombies' file lawsuit against city of Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of zombies have risen up to claim the city of Minneapolis and Hennepin County violated their free rights and discriminated against them.

The six adults and one juvenile who were arrested while impersonating the undead in July filed their lawsuit Thursday.

The ragged group were arrested for "simulating weapons of mass destruction" during a dance party near the Minneapolis entertainment district.

Police alleged that wires protruding from the zombie's backpacks could have been bombs or were meant to imitate bombs. It was later learned the wires were actually radios.

The adult zombies were jailed for two days before police and city attorneys said there was not enough evidence to charge them.

The lawsuit claims the zombie event was intended to "satirize contemporary commercial culture" and the arrests violated the partygoers rights to free speech.

City officials did not return a call to the St. Paul Pioneer Press seeking comment on Wednesday. City offices were closed on Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I'm pissed with the cops or the zombies. The cops were being a bit harsh and ridiculous but I guess I can understand their perspective. The zombies claim they intended to "satirize contemporary commercial culture". WELL BITE ME AND SUCK ON MY BRAINS! You are not Tyler Durder, go to jail and do not collect $200.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christopher Eccleston is the Invisible Man

TV Guide has a magazine and in this issue they had a 2007 SciFi Preview. I was excited about all sorts of things and these next couple of posts will be about that.


I learned that Christopher Eccleston will be playing a guy named Claude that has the power of invisibility.... not time travel... but.... ok never mind on that.

Chris will become a mentor to Peter and help him learn to control his powers.

I think C.E. is the guy that could turn me into a frozen doe in headlights.

Also, Heroes will be going head to head with Fox's 24 in the coming season. I'll be watching Heroes. I may DVR 24 but the last few seasons have been mediocre.

See Battlestar Galactica in Theaters FREE!

TV Guide presents the Battlestar Galactica mid-season finale in a theatre near you before it airs on SciFi. Unfortunately, they are only doing this in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, Los Angeles and New York City. If you are lucky enough to live in or near one of those cities there's a sign up page here.

TV Guide Sign Up Page

Kristanna Loken is Painkiller Jane

SCI FI's New Superhero Series To Premiere Spring 2007

New York, N.Y. (October 20, 2006) — SCI FI Channel has cast Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3) in the title role of its new superhero actioner Painkiller Jane. Production on 22 one-hour episodes of the series, produced by Insight Film Studios, in association with Starz Media and Kickstart Comic Arts Studio, will begin in Vancouver next month.

Not a bad choice. She's pretty damned awesome in her own right.

I wonder what happened with Emmanuelle Vaugier and the SciFi Original Painkiller Jane that aired back in 2005? It wasn't bad for a SciFi Original, it even had Richard Roundtree

Cheech is Hurley's Dad

How awesome is that!!! That's almost as good as Sulu being Hiro's dad.

In fact, it explains a lot. :) Cheech will be appearing in a flashback episode that will air on Feb. 28, 2007.

That god I don't have to watch re-runs of Chasing Amy anymore.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Starship Troopers 3?

I didn't know there was a second Starship Troopers.
I totally don't get straight to DVD films. I never get to hear about them until years after they've been released. There has to be a better way to promote them.
Writer/director Ed Neumeier that Sony is close to giving a green light to a third Starship Troopers film. "Looks like—fingers crossed—Sony is moving forward," Neumeier told the site. "Plans are afoot to shoot next year. Casper Van Dien will be back as Col. John Rico. There'll be a new bug or two. Also draft riots. Religion makes a comeback. And the Federation has a new weapon."

Starship Troopers 3 would be the latest sequel in the franchise that began with director Paul Verhoeven's 1997 hit SF movie, about a war between humanity and giant alien bugs in the future. Neumeier wrote the screenplay for that film, which was loosely based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic SF novel.

Neumeier also wrote and co-produced the second installment, the straight-to-video Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, which was directed by Phil Tippett. It's expected Starship Troopers 3 will similarly go straight to DVD.

Cute Hail Santa Shirts

I saw some cute shirts on eBay. No, I don't make them or anything, just thought I'd share. I thought it was clever take on the Santa/Satan jokes that go around during the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

"Due to popular demand, the Hail Santa! shirts are available again. Illuminati Books is defunct, but you can get them on eBay for $17.50 or best offer. Supplies are limited, sizes available are Large, Extra Large, and XXL.

Large, 7 available
Extra Large, 28 available
XXL, 15 available"