Archive for July, 2009
Video of SyFy panels at Comic-Con
by Doc on Jul.29, 2009, under Television
SyFy has made videos of the Eureka, Stargate Universe and Warehouse 13 panels from Comic-Con. Read More to view them.
Fifty Years After Twilight Zone, New Series, New Host Carry Its Storytelling Torch
by Doc on Jul.29, 2009, under Video/DVD
Allie Valentine writes “Fifty Years After Twilight Zone, New Series, New Host Carry Its Storytelling Torch;DARK MATTER DVDs recapture the golden era of TV with fresh voices, ideas and fans can try them free.
HOLLYWOOD – For many, Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone represents television’s watershed moment and that all TV that followed was a slow devolution leading to today’s reality show carnival. For generations of Americans, a certain nostalgia for the kind of stories Serling dished up remains to this day. Morality tales, twist endings and irony were all part of the mix that equaled one shining slogan to count on: Expect the unexpected.”
Read More for more details. It sounds interesting – although the more recent The Outer Limits ran for many years, I’ve felt that anthology series can be tough to produce as viewers don’t have anything to get attached to other than the storytelling itself, and that needs to be exceptional to bring them back over and over. Perhaps this is another medium for which these tales can now be told…
Torchwood: Children Of Earth DVD review…
by Doc on Jul.27, 2009, under Television, Video/DVD
Torchwood: Children of Earth, which aired last week on BBC America is out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, but I’ve had the opportunity to view the DVD today. I do not believe the Blu-ray differs in content, other than it has an HD audio track compared to the DVD’s standard Dolby 5.1 track (and of course, an HD transfer).
Question about Tron Legacy trailer
by Doc on Jul.27, 2009, under Movies
Disney released a trailer for the upcoming Tron Legacy at Comic-Con…but it looked awfully familiar – for anyone who was at SDCC last year, isn’t this just the same trailer that they showed last year?
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: A Retrospective
by Doc on Jul.27, 2009, under Television
The Thunder Child writes “If you’ve never heard of the iconic 1960s submarine adventure series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, starring Richard Basehart and David Hedison, now’s the time to rectify that error. Linda Delaney tells everything you need to now abut VTTBOTS, as its fans call it, and there are a few Youtube videos as well, including one with a couple of bloopers that show the camraderie that Basehart and Hedison had together. Check it out at http://thethunderchild.com/Television/1960s/VoyageBottomSea/VTTBOTS.html“
Star Wars tidbits from Comic-Con
by Doc on Jul.26, 2009, under Audio, Games, Movies
Some interesting tidbits were released yesterday at Comic-Con…Star Wars In Concert will begin touring October 1st (tickets on sale August 1st) and will be narrated in person by Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), although it looks like dates only through Oct. 21st are known so far, on the west coast and OK; lots of info at the Lucasfilm booth about the upcoming games Star Wars: The Old Republic (a new MMO where you can be on the Republic or Sith Empire sides), The Cone Wars: Republic Heroes, available for PC and all consoles on either September 15th or October 6th (information conflicts right now); and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition out in time for the holidays. Also, Novermber 3rd should see the release of the Season 1 Box Set of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Doctor Who: Planet Of The Dead in U.S. today, and repeat of Torchwood: Children Of Earth
by Doc on Jul.26, 2009, under Television
Just a head’s up – BBC America, starting at 1:00pm ET, will be repeating Torchwood: Children Of Earth, starting with the “Inside The Hub” preview but without the “Inside Look” shorts. After that, at 8:00pm, the U.S. premiere of Doctor Who: Planet Of The Dead. I’m puzzled that SyFy has passed or at least is delaying the maxi-episodes, letting BBC America air them first, along with the DVD/Blu-ray release a couple of days later. If you don’t have BBC America, you can get Children of Earth on DVD/Blu-ray as well Tuesday.
Amazon having a huge Sci-Fi Extravaganza sale
by Doc on Jul.26, 2009, under Gear, Video/DVD
Waiting for a good time to buy that classic show on DVD, or just some excuse? Perhaps the time is now. Through July 31st Amazon is currently having a Sci Fi Extravaganza, with prices up to 56% off! I’m already picking up a few items missing from my collections…
Torchwood: Children of Earth comments…
by Doc on Jul.24, 2009, under Television
I expect to have a full review of the show once the DVD shows up, but I’m halfway through watching the final part, and I’m still trying to pick my jaw off the floor. Can you imagine something so evil? And I’m not talking about the aliens. And will anyone survive? I mean, other than the guy who can’t die but would rather do so…
Battlestar tidbits from Comic-Con
by Doc on Jul.24, 2009, under Television
I’m hearing some Battlestar Galactica buzz from a panel at Comic-Con…while Edward James Olmos touted is directorial effort for The Plan (and urged fans to buy the Blu-ray on October 27th), he said, “I can guarantee you this will not be the last movie on Battlestar Galactica.” Apparently he has written a script about what happens to Adama after we last saw him. In addition, Caprica will finally hit the air on January 22nd, 2010. Until then, there is only the DVD.