Archive for October, 2004
Stargate SG-1 Season 7 Gift Box DVD and clips
by Doc on Oct.28, 2004, under General News
The Seventh Season of Stargate SG-1 was released a week ago, but I forgot to mention it. Thankfully a rep sent me some links to some clips of some of the interviews found on the DVD set, listed below – only Windows Media right now, but I may have more later.
Michael Shanks: 300k
Christopher Judge: 300k
Lack of updates
by Doc on Oct.26, 2004, under General News
Just letting everyone know why there haven’t been too many updates – and don’t expect too many either. I’ve got another kid on the way, and other family emergencies all happening at the same time, so I’m stretched thinner than usual. And all those late nights watching the Red Sox…if I hear anything major I’ll post – and any contributions will make it easier on me. I hope to take some of my downtime if I end up with any to work on some new software (I’ve got bigger ideas than time allows alas) and get off the overly-bloated and complex (for this purpose) Slashcode and on to software of my own design. I wish I could decide on a light-on-dark vs. dark-on-light scheme – the latter makes certain image issues easier…Update: Little Elizabeth arrived at 8:25am 10/27, almost exactly 12 hours before the first pitch of Game 4 of the World Series, where the Red Sox won their first in 86 years!
PRIMER sci-fi movie
by Doc on Oct.24, 2004, under Movies
Robin Rowe writes “I saw this movie screened by IFP at the L.A. Film School last week and was impressed. It’s a great “heavy thinking” sci-fi film about a startup that unintentionally invents time travel. Well produced and shot with film despite small budget. http://primermovie.com/ In limited distribution through Landmark. http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Films/films_frames et.asp?id=39929“ Primer won the Dramatic Grand Jury prize at this years Sundance Film Festival.
Detailed changes of The Empire Strikes Back
by Doc on Oct.19, 2004, under General News
Part two of Chris Gould’s extensive comparison of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD release is up, this time for The Empire Strikes Back. Covered are things like the change in the Emperor, Han’s phantom jacket, and Boba Fett’s voice change. Updated: this time the link is visible… 🙁
Shatner relases new album
by Doc on Oct.18, 2004, under General News
I read about this before, but forgot to post: William Shatner, currently starring as the perfectly-cast, over-the-top Denny Crane on Boston Legal, is releasing a new album, titled “Has Been” – and he actually sings, as opposed to his previous spoken-word (and often ridiculed) treatment, “The Transformed Man”. Still, Nimoy singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” is my all-time most disturbing musical experience (available on “Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner”. This Google Search should net you some copies of the video if you still don’t believe in it…
Extended Return of the King due December 14th
by Doc on Oct.17, 2004, under General News
The eagerly awaited Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King, with 50 extra minutes of footage, will be out on December 14th, and as usual is available as a 4 disc edition and a 5 discs gift set with model of Minas Tirith. Also, the Complete Extended Edition Trilogy is out that day. Wonder what is expected to be on the Extended Edition? Check out this German site (translated into English).
Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars starts Sunday
by Doc on Oct.16, 2004, under Television
Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars picks up where Farscape left off – John Chricton (Ben Browder) and Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) are expecting parents – but they are caught in an all-out war between the Scarrans and the Peacekeepers. Part One airs Sunday night (10/17) at 9PM ET on the SCI FI Channel (repeats at 11pm and 1am). Part Two airs the following night, with another repeat of Part One before it at 7PM. Both will air back to back on Sunday afternoon 10/24 starting at 3PM.
Detailed Star Wars DVD changes
by Doc on Oct.14, 2004, under General News
We’ve seen some details on the major changes Lucas has made yet again on the Star Wars Trilogy DVD release – Here is a detailed list of changes, both major and minor. Quite a good reference.
Mormon Battlestar Galactica?
by Doc on Oct.13, 2004, under General News
dugh writes “I had no idea that Glen Larson based Battlestar Galactica on the Book of Mormon. Oh, and the rest of the article is decent, too…” Updated 10/18: Sorry, it appears that after a few days you have to pay to read the article…
Star Wars TV Series and Movie Trailer
by Doc on Oct.12, 2004, under General News
tchansen writes “According to TheForce.Net, LucasFilm is planning a live action TV series set in the Star Wars universe.
Also, sometime in November the first Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith movie trailer hits the theaters. According to an article (here and here) on the above site the trailer includes some juicy bits about the upcoming movie. Methinks that Mr. Lucas realizes that almost everyone knows what has to happen so he’s showing a bit to get us into the theater to see it. As if I need a reason to go to the movie – I’ve seen Episode I and II so much I’ve ’bout got them memorized.”