Archive for April 2nd, 2003
The great folks at Warner Home Video sent me a “preview” DVD of The Animatrix, the set of 9 anime-style and CGI shorts set in the world of The Matrix and act as a prelude to The Matrix Reloaded. It’s sort of an extended commercial for the true DVD, which comes out June 3rd. But all I can say is WOW! The anime segments remind me of the styles of the best anime features, and the realism of the CGI rendering – these characters look REAL. Even the case it came in is cool – the DVD pops out of the top when you pull the index card down! The DVD will also include commentary and features on the 7 directors plus more. Did I forget to say the WHV people are wonderful? (Maybe they’ll send me a full copy to review… 🙂 (P.S. I’m experimenting with including the Amazon.com images…let me know if it is too much…)
Egads. I can’t even comment on some of these shows, but the SCI FI Channel has announced some new series, a couple of miniseries, and a bunch of reality shows (apparently they forget the “FI” stands for “fiction”…) Notable is the announcement of the long rumored spinoff Stargate: Atlantis, where the ruins of Atlantis prove to have been a base for the Ancients, who built the stargates, and a new team takes off for a “distant universe”.
hossman writes “For those of you who’ve heard of the Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase, you’ll be glad to here that it’s back online in full, thanks to the fine folks at the Texas A&M Cushing Library
For those of you who have never heard of ISFDB, It’s an extremely complete database of SF&F Books and Magazines. An indespensible research tool for collectors, and a great resource for all SF readers.”