Archive for September 9th, 2011
Why Star Wars stands the test of time
by Doc on Sep.09, 2011, under Movies
Available as a 9 disc set on Blu-ray September 16th
Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars™ with your whole family – when [sfs=1098]STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA[/sfs] comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be released beginning on September 12 internationally and on September 16th in North America, the nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.
Why Star Wars Stands the Test of Time
It’s been in our lives for nearly 35 years, and yet Star Wars is as great now as it was in 1977, and with the new prequels to boot, still popular with audiences everywhere! This feature looks as why Lucas’ space saga is still on the “most loved” list.
Want more Captain Jack in Doctor Who – tell the BBC, says Barrowman
by Doc on Sep.09, 2011, under Television
In case you haven’t heard (because you are somewhere stuck outside the space-time continuum), the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is just two years away (sad that nowadays that seems to close, at least in the entertainment industry), and actor John Barrowman would LOVE to appears as Captain Jack Harkness on the show again, and appear with 11th Doctor Matt Smith (which would be his third Doctor, which I think elevates his multi-Doctor companion status to levels only exceeded by Elisabeth Sladen and Brigadier Nicholas Courtney, both of who sadly passed away this year).
But if you want to see them together, you need to ask the BBC, according to Barrowman. “I don’t think it’s a question of whether I would like to come back as Captain Jack, I’d be very happy to do that any time. I know the fans would really like that. But it’s a decision left up to the BBC and the drama department.” Captain Jack currently belongs with the Torchwood gang, which is still run by Russell T. Davies, whereas Doctor Who is now run by Steven Moffat. So it would really likely be up to Moffat to bring Jack back, and he isn’t talking about the anniversary much yet.
But it seems if you want to see it happen, it can’t hurt to start letting the BBC know…
The complete Star Trek timeline, up to now
by Doc on Sep.09, 2011, under Fun Stuff, Movies, Television
In honor of the 45th anniversary of Star Trek (it was yesterday, but I was pretty busy), here is a neat infographic that puts the franchise into a timeline with a few other events…