Archive for April, 2009
The upcoming Star Trek did supposedly have some Klingons in it, but they got cut out. A scene of Rura Penthe, the Klingon prison planet from Star Trek VI, was filmed and included spoken Klingon, but was later cut – as well as an apparent scene of the baby Spock with his parents, played by Winona Ryder and Ben Cross.
Chicago fans of Harry Potter can rejoice: Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens tomorrow, April 30th, at the Chicago Museum Of Science and Industry, and will run until September 27th. No other venues have yet been announced, but I expect that it will travel to most of the major museums around the country.
Do books need to grab more attention nowadays? Because this is the best way I’ve seen yet to get someone interested in a novel…David J. Williams new novel The Burning Skies, a sequel to The Mirrored Heavens, comes out on May 19th (click on either title to order), but to grab a little extra attention it not only has a teaser trailer (Read More to see it), but also a breaking news site in addition to an extensive official site. The story follows after the terrorist group Autumn Rain has destroyed the Pheonix Space Elevator, it is now going after the Europa platform, an O’Neill-class dual-cylinder space habitat and the largest space station in existence.
Kenth Johansson writes “Elfwood releases all new design –
Oldtimer Elfwood.com recently released an all new design that has been well received by the websites visitors. “It was time to do something new, says founder Thomas Abrahamsson. We have been trying to keep the original Elfwood feeling in the new design, but at the same time create something more modern and up to date”
Check out the new design and the amazing artwork at www.elfwood.com“
I’ve got four brand new clips for the upcoming Star Trek film. It is certainly looking more and more interesting…Read More to see the clips.
CNN has an interesting article postulating what it might be like to fall into a black hole, which includes an animation – Read More to see it if you don’t want to go to the article.
Mike Schneider writes “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated now in post-production. New Website + New Trailer.
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated
‘Art is dead… yeah it’s all messed up.’
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated is a mass collaborative artistic re-envisioning of George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic, Night of the Living Dead.
International artists and animators were invited to select scenes from the film and reinvent them through their artwork.
Their varied works are organized and curated into an art show hung in the time line of this cult classic film.”
Read More for more details of the press release.
I will be on vacation for the next week. I will have some Internet access but not an awful lot. If my loyal yet few readers can submit stories (HTML preferable – I’m working on that) on anything earth-shattering (or anything at all) it will be a lot quicker for me to post them…when I get back I am going to get back to the new software. Yes, really. I’d still like to write my own, but I recently took a good look at WordPress and it may do everything I want it to – including having guest editors…hint, hint…
Joss Whedon recently discussed with reporters about Dollhouse and its likelihood of renewal, despite some noncommittal statements from Fox. Apparently its odds are better than its lead-in, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
OK, I missed this announcement…while watching tonight’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which they are parodying the whole Star Trek fan culture with a fictional 60s tacky SF show called “Astro Quest” (a bit of a self-parody – CSI is produced by CBS/Paramount, who owns the rights to Star Trek), there is a producer who plans to remake the show as “Astro Quest: Redux” – with a more gritty, bloody, violent version where the captain even cries (something of a parody of J.J. Abrams upcoming film). After airing a scene to the stunned silence of the convention guests, a man stands up and points to the producer yelling, “You suck!” I recognized him instantly as Ronald D. Moore – who essentially did the same thing to Battlestar Galactica!