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Archive for August 17th, 2010

The B5 jumpgate pin returns, with an appeal

by on Aug.17, 2010, under Television

For the old-time Babylon 5 fans on the Internet (especially UseNet), you may remember Elena, who made the “jumpgate” pins based on the ASCII “jumpgate” symbol (<*>) prevalent in the UseNet signatures of fans at the time. They were high quality handmade pins (I still have two of the original black pins, although I managed to break the pin back off on one). I just found out via JMS that she recently found some “missing inventory” after having moved several times, and has all sorts of them for sale again on her home page…and she sure could use your help, as she fights breast cancer…as a happy past (and soon to be again) customer, I wish her strength.

Update: Alas, Elana passed beyond the veil, October 30th, 2013. She will be missed.

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Eureka renewed for fifth season

by on Aug.17, 2010, under Television

Eureka, SyFy’s hit “dramedy” currently airing it’s fourth season, has already been picked up for a fifth. The press release didn’t say for how many episodes – the first three seasons were 12, 13 and 18 episodes respectively, with the current season being part of a 20-episode order – but here’s hoping it’s another full order. Anyone have any comments regarding the current season? Was the addition of James Callis good or bad? I admit it took a few seconds to recognize him. How about the alternate timeline arc?

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Star Wars fan film George Lucas Selects winner announced

by on Aug.17, 2010, under Fun Stuff, Video/DVD

The winner of the 2010 Star Wars Fan Film Movie Challenge’s “George Lucas Selects” award has been announced by Lucas himself – this year, it is “The Unconscious Sith”. In addition all the other winners have been announced, all of them quite good. The Audience Choice award went to “Renaissance (Redux)”. Follow the link to see all the winners.

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