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Rick McCallum spills title and details of live-action Star Wars series

by on Jan.10, 2012, under Television

Not a lot of this is new compared to last June, but Rick McCallum, promoting the upcoming Red Tails movie, spoke with Scott Callura about the (legendary?) live-action Star Wars series that might be the most advanced pre-production ever for an unsold series. Some new things are the working title – Star Wars: Underworld, and the theme. Set between Episodes 3 and 4, while the Empire is taking over the Republic, rather than focus on the big picture it will be focusing on what is happening underneath – the world of criminals and gangs, “that are running…Wall Street…basically running the Unites States,” he joked. We think. Anyways, it has a more adult theme, which could put it in an interesting position where the franchise is currently popular among a younger set thanks to Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

They have 50 “unbelievable” scripts (apparently no additional scripts have been written), with each one-hour script being ‘bigger than any of the prequels were”. I dunno Rick, I’m not sure if that is setting us up for disappointment – or is more telling about the quality of the prequels…

Things are still on hold over the costs of each episode to produce. They are aiming for a $5 million/episode mark as the maximum, but they can’t do it for that now.
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Neat science lesson site: Scale of the Universe

by on Jan.10, 2012, under Science

Just found out about this – it as a site that helps visualize the scale of the Universe from the smallest (quantum foam and strings) to the largest (the entire universe), with a slider you can move to change the scale of what you are looking at.

I don’t know why, but suddenly I think molecules are positively huge…

Scale of the Universe

Mind blown.

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Merlin preview: “The Darkest Hour Part 2”

by on Jan.10, 2012, under Television

In “The Darkest Hour Part II” sneak peek, we see Arthur speaking with his men and making plans to retreat back to Gaius to treat a dying Merlin, though his men urge him that if he does not get to the Isle of the Blessed then many more with die. Lancelot volunteers to take him alone and Arthur has a discerning look once he mentions he’ll make his was to Camelot through the Valley of the Fallen Kings but reluctantly agrees. Tune in to an all-new episode of Merlin Friday, January 13th, at 10/9c to witness Merlin’s journey back to Camelot and Arthur’s quest to defeat the Dorocha.
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