Archive for November, 2008
Doctor Who – The Complete Fourth Series DVD review
by Doc on Nov.30, 2008, under Video/DVD
This review is a bit late – Doctor Who – The Complete Fourth Series came out on DVD two weeks ago, but I just got my copy two days ago, and immediately jammed it into the player and started watching. Read More for the details, but as a whole the Fourth Series has thus far I believe produced the most interesting (quantity-wise) episodes to date, and with a running thread through several stories that lead up to the ultimate problem – the destruction of the universe!
New classic SF figurines available
by Doc on Nov.30, 2008, under Gear
Steve Forde writes “Go Hero is making high-end figures, collectibles, and more based on the iconic classics like Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, Ray Harryhausen heroes and monsters, and the original comic strip Buck Rogers!
Check out http://www.gohero.com“
Slightly different Star Trek trailer available
by Doc on Nov.26, 2008, under Movies
An alternate trailer for Star Trek has gone online at Crave Online that adds a bit of a (perhaps not so big) surprise at the end – a classic character…now, if it was the Shat, THAT would be a surprise…Read More to see the video.
Twilight tops box office with $70.6M
by Doc on Nov.25, 2008, under Movies
Sorry for the late news on this one…Twilight, for which I have not seen so much buzz for a new film in a long time, got results from the buzz with a heavy take at the box office this weekend, at an estimated $70.6M, followed by Quantum Of Solace at $27.4M and Disney’s Bolt at $27.0M.
Galactica preview now live
by Doc on Nov.25, 2008, under Television
A teaser for the fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica is now live at scifi.com. I don’t seem to be getting the preview videos directly any more…at least not yet. Galactica returns January 16th.
“I Want To Eat Your Face”
by Doc on Nov.23, 2008, under Fun Stuff
The Thunder Child writes “The Thunder Child inaugerates a new section: Good scenes from bad movies, starting with two scenes from The Creature Wasn’t Nice (aka Spaceship and Naked Space) starring Leslie Nielsen and Patrick Macnee. In the first, an alien is interrogated as to what he wants to do on board the ship, in the second, Patrick Macnee as Doctor Stark attempts to explain that if they show they are not afraid of the creature, he won’t harm them. http://thethunderchild.com/Movies/MovieScenes/Want ToEatYourFace.html. The movie was written by Bruce Kimmel, author of the 2006 SF musical spoof The Brain From Planet X, and we provide a clip of the 50s SF movie title-rich theme song from one of its productions. Lots of fun, so check it out!”
ABC goes to Mars, but pushes Daisies
by Doc on Nov.21, 2008, under Television
ABC is deciding on back-half orders for its series, and Life On Mars will get more episodes, although it will be put on hiatus in order to catch up on production. But in the meantime Pushing Daisies, along with Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money, were told that no additional episodes would be ordered, “for now” (and likely won’t, but networks seem to hate the word, “canceled”…)
“The Genesis of Doctor Who” notes available at the BBC
by Doc on Nov.19, 2008, under Television
The BBC have dug into their archives and pulled up some typewritten documents with some written notes on them regarding the creation of a Science Fiction serial which eventually became Doctor Who, and given them the title “The Genesis of Doctor Who”. See the original character descriptions, why he is male, and what his secret was meant to be…
Robotech feature gets new writers, rewrite
by Doc on Nov.17, 2008, under Movies
Scribes Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Spider-Man 2, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) have been brought in to rewrite Warner Brothers big-screen Robotech adaptation. Lawrence Kasdan apparently wrote a previous draft, and no mention of it being live action or animated this time, although various reports are still calling it live-action – Tobey Maguire is only listed as a producer at this time.
Star Trek trailers now live
by Doc on Nov.17, 2008, under Movies
The teaser and the first full trailer for the upcoming Star Trek are now live at the Apple web site at a variety of resolutions, including some HD levels. Note that Quicktime 7 is required. Other issues aside, it LOOKS good. And apparently (from the teaser), the original Enterprise was a turboprop (look at the left nacelle towards the end)…