Thursday, November 30, 2006
Try Robin Hood!
BBC is hitting us hard with awesome shows this year. First Doctor Who then Torchwood and now Robin Hood.
It has that same fun feel of Hercules and Xena to it. The main actor that plays Robin Hood isn't a huge stud or anything but he gets the job done. I like him. The main baddie, The Sheriff, is most entertaining!
You'll fall in love with the show by the episode "Who Shot The Sheriff?". It's a riot.
The website is well done and has a lot of info.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
01x01 - Pilot (3.2)This is why our favorite show is getting a second season!!! YAY!!!
01x02 - Many Happy Returns (2.1)
01x03 - Before I Forget (2.1)
01x04 - Alienated (2.0)
01x05 - Invincible (2.0)
01x06 - Dr Nobel (2.0)
01x07 - Blink (2.1)
01x08 - Right as Raynes (1.9)
01x09 - Primal (2.1)
01x10 - Purple Haze (1.4)
01x11 - H.O.U.S.E. Rules (1.8)
01x12 - Once in a Lifetime (1.9)
Average - 2.05
Now what does all this mean?
Well, take for example the Series Premiere - Pilot. The 3.2 rating represents the episodes household rating, which indicates that 3.2% of all households in the U.S. watched this broadcast.
Eureka managed to air 7 episodes before ratings dipped below 2.0. The lowest point, as you can clearly see, was Purple Haze with a 1.4 rating. An average of 2.05 makes Eureka Sci Fi's hottest property of the summer!
I can't wait.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Bloody Disgusting Web site reported a rumor that the proposed sequel film Poltergeist: Kayeri has been shelved in favor of a shot-for-shot remake of the original 1982 film. "I've just received official confirmation that the original idea for Kayeri will not be used for the remake," an anonymous source told the site. "Instead, the new film will be a straight-up remake of the first film. Pretty much frame-for-frame. Just think Hills Have Eyes."Shot-for-shot remake???? Dude!!! Why??? I guess no one learned anything from that Damien remake. I have a bad feeling about this.
According to the site, screenwriter Clint Morris, who wrote the script for Poltergeist: Kayeri, will not be involved in the new project. The source also reported that original cast members Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Zelda Rubinstein will not appear in the remake.
The original Poltergeist, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, centered on a family who move into a new housing development and discover that their home is built over an ancient burial ground inhabited by angry spirits. The film spawned two theatrical sequels and a television series, which ran from 1996 to 1999.
Hopefully they will FINALLY release seasons 2-4 of Poltergeist: The Legacy. I liked that show.
Tom Baker Blog on Blockbuster.co.uk
Seems like a weird combo at first but I guess he's selling DVD's or something. I guess if Shatner can have his own DVD club, Baker can do this.
I'm not going to bother linking to any of the stories because none of them seem to know anything for sure.
Jackson needs to get off his butt and make the damned movie. I don't want to hear any of this "NO" business. This guy is having Whedon Syndrome. NO MEANS YES!!!!
Quick copy and paste job.
from SciFi Wire:
John Barrowman, who plays Capt. Jack Harkness on the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood, confirmed to SyFy Portal that his character will return for a multi-episode arc during the upcoming third season of Doctor Who. "I will be in [season] three of Doctor Who," Barrowman said in an interview. "I will be in the last three episodes of four episodes, and the scripts are being written as we speak, because I just got a text from [Doctor Who executive producer Russell T. Davies] telling me that he's finishing the script [in which] Jack returns."
Barrowman first appeared as Capt. Jack in the Doctor Who episode "The Empty Child," and remained on the show through the end of the first season. He later reprised the role in Torchwood, which premiered in October and is currently airing in the U.K. on BBC Three.
Hopefully, we'll see some of his sassiness return. On Torchwood, he's been kinda stale and stuffy. I want to see the fun Captain Jack again!
With any luck, we'll resolve this hand-in-a-jar business.
....look at the "jeans" on that guy!!! WOOOOO!!!
Friday, November 24, 2006
We get Sulu AND a Doctor! This show just gets better and better!
George Takei (Sulu) will play time-traveler Hiro's father on NBC's hit series Heroes.
E! Online has reported that Takei will play the father of Hiro Nakamura, the young Japanese Star Trek fan who can move through time and space using only his will.
"This is absolutely brilliant," said Masi Oka, who plays the enthusiastic young time traveler bent on saving the world. "Hiro's father is this big honcho who shows up in America with his bodyguard. He has this whole elaborate scheme to...take him back to Japan."
"I just hope I get to say, 'Dad! Sulu is my hero, not you!'" added Oka. "The sci-fi fans would love it!"
Last Monday, E! Online's Kristin Veitch said that a face familiar to genre fans would be joining Heroes, where the ninth Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, will be be joining the cast as well.
The 69-year-old Takei will first appear in the January 29th cliffhanger episode.
The Trek Nation will publish an exclusive interview with Takei next week. The original news item is here.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
If you are in NYC any time soon, you HAVE to make time to see this play! It's not any option.... seriously.
If you've seen Evil Dead: 2 (and even if you haven't) this play/musical is hilarious, campy and Ryan Ward as Bruce Campbell's Ash is OUTSTANDING! There was no weak link with the other actors either. Even a bit part Deadite got his own song. There was eye candy on stage for everyone. It's a really strong show.
The stand out song for me was "What the F@ck Was That?". It's right near the beginning before they realized that there was something "just not right" with their isolated cabin in the woods. Redneck Jake had an awesome song as well. I know when I think of singing and theater I think of Mary Poppins but the songs aren't like that. The cast was a riot and the audience was fully engaged. With singing comes dancing and these guys are phenomenal. Just think of a stage full of Deadites dancing. The dance routines became stellar when they threw in some dance moves from Michael Jackson's Thriller.
They also did wonderful things like reference Army of Darkness and even came on stage with one of Bruce Campbell's books. Of course, we got all of the great Ash one- liners. They threw some in from all of the Dead movies and the audience cheered every time and sometimes even quoted them along with Ward.
The set was simple but effective. The pictures on the wall moved and twirled. There was a talking moose head. Ash's severed hand was an awesome flying prop at times. The chainsaw was the best. With chainsaws and moving props comes BLOOD. The funniest part of the show was the Splatter Zone. The chairs of the three front rows were covered with plastic and the patrons were given plastic bags to cover themselves. Boy did they need it. The actors weren't shy or conservative with the blood either. It was a blood bath. The people on the left side got it more.
Evil Dead: The Musical is showing at The New World Stages Theatre. It looks like a hole in the wall when you first approach it but it's underground and really cool and sci-fi looking on the inside. They are serving an Evil Dead drink which is cranberry juice and black vodka. It was so yummy I had two! There are souvenirs and of course I got a t-shirt and a hat! The biggest disappointment was there was on DVD or CDs of the show to buy. There should be a DVD of this play and a CD with the soundtrack. I would have bought them right then and there. Hopefully when the show ends they will do something like that.
This show is more than worth the ticket price of about $22- $63. I'm not sure if the shows stop in January but you can't buy tickets after
Cat is out of town in NY. What's Lynne to do? Call Cat on her mobile phone of course. It's the first Lipstick Aliens mobile cast!
Look how dedicated we are :)
Cat gives us a tour of her travels in NY and tells us about Evil Dead: The Musical and more.
Links- Evil Dead: The Musical
- Times Square
- New Babylon 5 Production Begins
Don't forget to leave us a question for Babylon 5 by email or voice mail for next show.
Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
NSFW - Explicit Episode
This week our guest is Mur Lafferty, we discuss her projects, girly stuff and horror! Be sure to check out the links to the pictures to get the full story. Trivia is back again thanks Jason and some chat about Carnivale.
Links Referenced in the Show
Here is the link to some of the pictures that we were talking about.
Wingin' It #75
Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
Direct download: 011_lipstick_aliens.mp3
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
That has got to be the best headline of the year. It should win some sort of award!
Another good one today was:
Freak One-Eyed Monster Spotted on Saturn
You know it's hype but it still made me click.
The best science fiction headline should really go here!
Windows Chief Suggests Vista Won't Need Antivirus
LMAO!!!! I think I almost choked to death laughing at this one. DUDE! Why challenge people like that? Now people will make viruses for this out of spite. Well... more so.
After seeing Passion of the Christ, I do not trust Mel Gibson with my attention. I think P ot C was an irresponsible movie. I was depressed for a week. I still don't know how I feel about the movie. I just filed it in one of those mental boxes of things you don't really know what to do with.
As if that wasn't enough, he's been saying weird things on TV and looking like a general crackhead. I haven't really kept up so I'm sure I don't know the whole story.
I'm not sure what this movie is really about. What I do know is that it is in a Mayan tongue so I'll have to read subtitles... again. It's probably going to be about the end of the world like a book I read (a looooong time ago) called the Mayan Prophesies???
Looks like the costumes might be cool. Other than that, I'm not sure what the hell this movie is about and why I'd want to see it.
If I reveal why I, a scifi fan, am writing about this movie, it will be a spoiler. It's not sci-fi because it has Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and David Bowie *shudders at the thought of The Labyrinth*.
This movie is beautiful. It's badass. If you don't watch it now, when you do, you'll kick yourself in the ass for not watching it sooner.
I think I will do the movie a disservice by trying to compare it to something else. If forced, I'd say Eureka meets Penn & Teller; Outer Limits definitely. But don't listen to that. Wipe that clean from your mind. Remove all expectations. In fact, I'll say that it sucks only for you to go in with a clean slate and an open mind.
I'm going give folks a chance to see the movie influence and spoiler free before I rant about why I love this movie.
SEE THIS MOVIE!
No, seriously. Get your ass off of the computer and see it now.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
This week we get hot and heavy with Paul from The Who Cast as we discuss the recent episodes of Torchwood and Doctor Who. We talk about everything from the Doctor's missing hand to rips in the space-time continuum. We also go over Lost, Sweeps Week, Universal's legal action against Serenity Fans and just a bit more on Zombies.
Paul's Old School Doctor Who Episode Recommendations
An Unearthly Child
Genesis of the Daleks
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
The 10th Planet
- The Who Cast
- Doctor Who Online
- Torchwood Online
- Universal's Legal Action Against Serenity Fans
- Sweeps Week
Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
lips *at* lipstickaliens *dot* com
Direct download: 010_lipstick_aliens.mp3
V for Vendetta
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both
victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer
of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However,
this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed
to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing
the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict
is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and
veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply
add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.
- V's introduction to Evey
Friday, November 03, 2006
SCI FI Wire | Lost Producers Explain Death
...and of course, he dies. *sigh*
What did his character do anyway but scowl? It's seems that people from the "back of the plane" didn't integrate well with the rest of the plane members. Are all of them dead now?
What's this deal with a spine tumor? I hate this storyline. Earlier this season I was still enthused with the mysterious plots of Lost, now I'm a bit exhausted by them. I need for them to explain to me why "The Others" feel the need to hold Jack, Sawyer and what'sherface.... Kate... in captivity??? No one is even asking the question.
I'm glad they brought the smoke monster back. It keeps this show on the science fiction radar.... among other things.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I take these surveys all of the time. Lately, they've been asking a lot of probing question about the SciFi Channel and SciFi Channel Originals. They may be trying some new things to get people more interested in SciFi Originals including star hosts and user comments. If you want to have your say, become a member of the NBC Viewer Panel. This is the place you can have your voice heard. Not to mention, bitch about Mansquito!
I won, I won I shot the BB gun!
Seriously, if you haven't checked out the free podiobook, you can here...
Singularity- A Podiobooks.com Presentation
You can also buy a copy on Amazon.com.
No, Bill didn't ask me to say any of this. I don't even know him but you know how I am. If I like something, I sing praises. I like this book because there is a little bit of everything in there for anyone who loves science fiction.
Keep a look out for the sequel to Singularity, Dualism.
Producer Joel Silver has enlisted his Matrix creators, Larry and Andy Wachowski, to write and direct a big-screen, live-action version of the animated TV series Speed Racer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie will be the duo's first directorial outing since completing the Silver-produced Matrix series in 2003. They are reuniting with several of the creative behind-the-scenes talents from the Matrix films, including executive producer Grant Hill and visual-effects supervisor John Gaeta, who won an Oscar for his work on The Matrix.
OH GOD NO!!! I used to be in love with Speed Racer when I was a little girl. Of course I only caught the re-runs but still. The Matrix died a dismal death. DON'T LET THOSE DAMNED WACHOSKIS GET THEIR HANDS ON SPEED RACER!!!!!!!
Second reaction: (After calming down)
While I don't quite remember Matrix 3 (and I haven't re-watched since I paid $12 for a IMAX ticket on opening day), I do remember the car chase scene in Matrix 2. It was damned good. If anything, Wachowskis know how to do action. It's the best quality action for your buck.
I also have to remember that I LOVED V for Vendetta.
I'll give the boys a chance but they still owe us a Matrix do-over or an apology or an acknowledgement that something went very wrong with that last Matrix film.