Henri is a Kickstarter-funded sci-fi short film starring Kier Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Margot Kidder (Superman) and written and directed by Eli Sasich (Lifeless), about a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.
Although it has a 2001 feel about it (I couldn’t help but think that it could be HAL after the events of 2001, left alone…), it definitely looks cool.
The movie itself is available now online at www.henrithefilm.com to stream for $1.99 ($2.99 with a making-of feature), or for purchase on Blu-ray/DVD (from the website) or digital download on iTunes and [asin=B007R9L7DQ]Amazon[/asin].
Amazon struck a deal with CBS to allow online streaming of the upcoming summer series Under The Dome, from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, just 4 days after the initial airing on CBS. Amazon Prime members exclusively will be able to stream the show an unlimited number of times.
Why four days? Because currently networks sell commercial slots to advertisers based on the “C3” rating – which counts the number of viewers who watch the commercials played during the broadcast, both live and time-shifted up to three days. After the third day it doesn’t matter much to the network, so this is likely the soonest you’ll see digital distribution done by anyone other than the broadcast network for a show.
The final two episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome are now online, and you can watch them right here!
First, in the aftermath of the deadly Cylon ambush, Coker threatens Becca, forcing Adama to a heated standoff…then Becca discovers a startling new development that will affect the future of the human race. Meanwhile, Coker’s life hangs in the balance as the team holds out hope for a rescue, and Adama has a disheartening realization about the war effort and his place in it.
Enjoy…and the final episodes are just a week away!
In episode 7, waylaid by a ferocious storm, Adama, Coker and Becca reluctantly follow their eccentric savior, marine recon sergeant Xander Toth (John Pyper Ferguson), to shelter in an abandoned ski lodge. Adama and Coker finally find some common ground and secrets about Becca’s mysterious mission are revealed.
In episode 8, the tentative safety of the ski lodge is abruptly shattered as Cylons breach Toth’s defenses. With Becca and Toth nowhere to be found, Adama and Coker face off against their deadly robotic pursuers. Becca makes a horrifying discovery about the Cylons’ agenda on Djerba.
Episodes 1 and 2 are now online of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome thanks to MachinimaPrime – but you can watch them right here!
Syfy will air the uncut two-hour version in February 2013, along with a [asin=B00A3718IS]Blu-ray[/asin] and [asin=B00A3717C0]DVD[/asin] release on February 19th, 2013 which will include deleted scenes and a visual effects featurette! (pre-order now and help us pay the bills…)
I started hearing rumors over the weekend, but they appear to be true: The pilot of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a prequel to Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica which did not get picked up as a series, will be released online as 10 “webisodes” to 7-12 minutes each via Machinima’s MachinimaPrime YouTube channel. The first episode will be released this Friday, with the remaining episodes following over the next 4 weeks.
Syfy still plans to air the entire two-hour pilot sometime in early 2013.
Check out the trailer below, along with the press release!
I missed the original announcement in my email during my 36 hour work day, but the CW announced that Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the 2008 musical created for the World Wide Web by Joss Whedon with the help of his brothers Zack and Jed and Jed’s wife, Maurissa Tancharoen, will finally see a television broadcast on October 9th at 9/8c.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was created during the writer’s strike that prevented any television writers from working on programs for the networks, so Joss Whedon enlisted his family to pull together something completely different to be shown online. It starred Neil Patrick Harris as the title character, an aspiring supervillain who is looking for love from Penny (Felicia Day), but is is constantly thwarted in both his villain and love activities by Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion).
It was originally reported at Comic-Con that the CW would be airing Dr. Horrible, but weren’t ready to announce a date.
I haven’t covered The Guild before – mainly because it’s not really science fiction. But it does relate to similar genres like fantasy role playing – and of course it features Felicia Day (always a good thing), who also the creator and writer. I also only began watching it recently myself, but I’m hooked. And it’s laugh-out-loud funny! It’s a good thing I’m often alone on my side of the office building on Fridays…
It revolves around Cyb Sherman (Day), who plays as the priestess Codex in the guild. In real life she’s pretty shy, and is trying to cut down on her game time. Also in the guild is Zaboo (Sandeep Parikh), who has an obsession for Codex; Vork (Jeff Lewis), who attempts to live a lifestyle that involves spending absolutely as little as possible, including stealing his neighbor’s wifi to play, and has a very Spock-like quality; Bladezz (Vincent Caso), a rude teenager who basically plays whenever he’s not it school; Clara (Robin Thorsen), a stay-at-home mother who’d would rather play online or party than be with her family; and Tinkerballa (Amy Okuda), a pre-med student with a gaming addiction who tries to hide her real life from the guild.
The first episode of Season 5 went online on Xbox Live and Zune Tuesday, and is now available on MSN starting today – so if you’ve been watching, it’s time to start watching again! And if you are new, it’s time to get caught up!!!
After the success of Riese: Kingdom Falling (which reached 2 million streams), Syfy is going to introduce another web series through its Syfy.com web site with The Mercury Men, a 10 part series, starting on Monday, July 25th, with a new episode each weekday for two weeks.
Created by acclaimed director Christopher Preksta (Captain Blasto), The Mercury Men draws on the same retro serials that inspired films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
The Mercury Men is set in Pittsburgh in 1975. Edward Borman (Mark Tierno/The Road, Day of the Dead), a lowly government office drone, finds himself trapped when the deadly Men of Mercury seize the building as a staging ground for their nefarious plot.
Aided by Jack Yaeger (Curt Wootton/Captain Blasto, The Hidden Blade), a daring aerospace engineer from a mysterious organization known as “The League,” Edward must stop the invaders and their Doomsday Device, the Gravity Engine.
The Mercury Men is written and directed by Christopher Preksta, best known as the writer/director of Captain Blasto, for which he was nominated for two Streamy Awards. His work has been showcased at prestigious events including the Tribeca Film Festival and Comic-Con. Producer is Kati Lightholder.
Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse alum Tahmoh Penikett was announced today to be joining the cast of the online series Mortal Kombat, which we announced Monday. Reportedly he will take on the role of Kurtis Stryker, a NYC cop who uses his police equipment when he fights.
Update: I completely missed the fact that Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) is also in the cast, reportedly as every gamer’s favorite Thunder god, Raiden…