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Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Gag Reel Bloopers January 31, 2007

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WOW great stuff. And SPOILER ALERT – Starbuck is a FRAKKING cylon she says so and apparently she dies this season too.

Back to the gag real lots of fart jokes and various other frak ups. It’s hilarious and a must see for any/all Battlestar Galactica fans.

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Dark Horse Comics : No Longer a ‘Dark Horse’ January 31, 2007

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Dark Horse Rising: It’s No Longer Just A DC And Marvel Universe

The Golden Age of comics was dominated by DC Comics, home to Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The Silver Age belonged to Marvel with Spiderman, the Hulk, Fantastic 4 and Captain America.

Does the third age of comics belong to Dark Horse?

Regular readers of ShowMeSciFi know all about Dark Horse Comics. They are after all the publisher of all Star Wars Comics including of course the ‘new stuff’ like Legacy, KOTOR and Dark Times.

Recently TwitchGuru.com took a look inside the world of Star Wars Comics. This week they take a look inside Dark Horse Comics itself.

Read the full article here.

Star Wars: Dark Times issues 1 and 2 (review) January 29, 2007

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“For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.”
–Ben Kenobi

I just picked up both issues #1 and 2 of Star Wars : Dark Times.

Apparently issue #2 was DELAYED. Issue #1 came out in early november while Issue #2 came out late last week (Jan 24). Starting a new series with such a gap is hardly a way to start a series.

But for me it’s not too bad since i got both issues a the same time and didn’t have to wait two months for an issue.

Now on to the good stuff and make no mistake about it, Dark Times is good stuff.

Plot is a bit predictable given the time period – which sometime close after the end of Episode III with jedi on the run and vader trying to figure out wtf is going on and what he’s supposed to be doing.

The artwork is spectacular with a photorealistic airbrush kind of approach that give this title a very sleek and somewhat unique look in the modern Star Wars pantheon of KOTOR and Legacy.

I am looking forward to issue #3 but i’m putting Dark Horse on notice – if it’s two months late I’m not likely to buy it.

Battlestar Galactica – Taking a Break From All Your Worries – lame’o’ January 29, 2007

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Not sure if i’m the only one that noticed but..someone forgot to edit the sound properly on this episode. Some actors were inaudible while others were fine..clearly editting q/a is lacking on this shot.

Then again alot was lacking in this episode.

Kind of a bridging episode i guess some plot development but little action – this isn’t one i’m likely to watch again.

Is Kara going to hook up with Apollo? Who the FRACK cares anyway?! She’s a cylon!

Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic #12 January 29, 2007

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This issue is the second (and final) in a mini-story arc that began in Knights of the Old Republic #11. Basically Zayne’s dad gets kidnapped by pair of Hammerheads in the last issue and in this issue Zayne rescues him.

It’s really that simple (and relatively lame).

I suppose it does help for basic character and overall plot development to know that Zayne :
a: Has a father
b: his father is sympathetic to him
c: The Jedi know both a and b.

Beyond that this issue doesn’t offer much, but for regular readers of KOTOR (like myself) it’s all part of the master plan i guess – and like every other issue – a Must Read.

I’m looking forward to issue #13 already though just to see what the next story arc will bring. We haven’t seen the Sith yet, maybe they’ll finally make their intro.

Star Wars : Legacy issue #7 (review) January 28, 2007

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Lightsaber crashes against lightsaber in a battle between Jedi and Sith that marks a crucial turning point in the fate of the galaxy! The life of a central figure hangs in the balance, triggering Cade Skywalker to make a shocking choice that will challenge everything he’s fought so hard to protect, and start him down a path from which he can never return. The stakes are higher than ever before in the Star Wars universe-be there as the future of this epic saga is revealed!

I’ve been a loyal reader of Legacy since issue O. By far and away this is the best issue of Legacy yet – and that is saying alot.

Action, plot, fantastic art – this issue has got it all.

As the end of the first major story arc in Star Wars Legacy it is a fitting conclusion and a natural end. Cade makes his choice and as the cover of the issue implies he follows his destiny. I’m a little surprised he left his pirate buddies behind on Bastion but no doubt Ostrander will find a way in his brilliant script to reconnect them and i suspect that the next time they’ll be an opposing end of a blaster and/or lightsaber.

Back to the Old Republic: Inside the World of “Star Wars” Comic Books January 27, 2007

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Getting an inside look at Star Wars Legacy and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic comic books is a real treat. And that’s exactly what a recent article is – a real treat. The article includes comments from both J Miller author of KOTOR and John Ostrander author of LEGACY.

It wasn’t that long ago that Star Wars comic books were considered a dying breed, until Dark Horse helped resurrect the franchise in the early 1990s with its “Dark Empire” series. If you walk into almost any comic book store in America today, you’ll find new Star Wars titles from Dark Horse, such as the popular titles “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” (KOTOR) and “Star Wars: Legacy.” The two series have breathed new life into the Star Wars canon, but can they help revive Star Wars comics? TwitchGuru spoke with the writers of the two titles to find out.

Read the whole story at TwitchGuru.com

Battlestar Galactica : Sagittarius is Bleeding (review) January 27, 2007

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The new Battlestar Galactica diverges from the original in a very long list of ways. Among them is the fact that the original included the boy Boxey and his robot dog the Dagit. The original pilot of the new Battlestar Galactica actually had Boxey in it ..but we have seen him since.

Thank the Lords of Cobol for books.

In Sagittarius is bleeding Boxey is back.

The book in an excellent read and actually a MUST READ for all Battlestar Galactica fans. The show rocks, and so does this book. It expands an area of the show that wasn’t done on the TV show and it adds an incredible chapter to the BG saga.

Beyond just Boxey, President Roslyn actaully can see Baltar’s hallucination of Six in this book..which is really cool. I mean what the frak is up with those hallucinations anyways? is she real? a chip?

Oh and Boxey – bad news he may be a cylon. Too bad we’ll likely never see him again on the TV show itself but for now the book is a solid subsititue.

Lucasfilm Ltd. Wins Case Against Illegal Lightsabers™ January 25, 2007

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Lucasfilm Ltd. Wins Case Against Illegal Lightsabers

Barred From Using Star Wars Trademarks, Maryland Company Agrees to $250,000 Judgment for Infringements

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a court-approved settlement, William Osburn and his Maryland-based company, High-Tech Magic, have agreed to a $250,000 judgment in Lucasfilm Ltd.s favor for illegally using Star Wars trademarks to manufacture and sell lightsaber replicas.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, permanently barred Osburn and High-Tech Magic from using the trademarks and required that the company not sell any facsimile of a lighted or glowing sword … and/or parts designed to enable others to build the infringing lightsabers.

Lucasfilm is very serious about protecting its intellectual property rights, said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing. We will diligently pursue companies like High-Tech Magic that try to make a profit by infringing our rights.

Roffman said Lucasfilm will continue to monitor the activities of High-Tech Magic, and that it is investigating other prop-replica companies that are infringing on Lucasfilms trademarks and copyrights. The company will file additional legal actions against infringers as necessary.

As in previous cases, Roffman emphasized that fans who are simply showcasing their enthusiasm for Star Wars are not at risk. Our goal is to go after and shut down businesses that are trying to make a profit off of creations and properties that do not belong to them, he said.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS, lightsaber and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

# ed note – The lesson here my friends? DON’T MESS WITH LUCAS!!!

Darth Solo – New Sith Lord’s name is now up for vote January 25, 2007

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Regular readers of ShowMeSciFi have (hopefully) read my reviews of Star Wars Legacy of the Force books in which Jacen Solo (son of Han and Leia) is turning to the dark side.

Lucasfilm has been running a contest to help them decide what Jacen’s Sith name will be and they’ve now revealed their short list of names.

The finalist names are:

Darth Acheron (a river in Hell for those who deny justice),

Darth Caedus (a battle of darkness),

Darth Judicar (the final judge),

Darth Paxis (bringer of peace)

and Darth Taral (ancient Sith for “he who protects”).

Personally i’m voting for Darth Taral. Cast your vote at starwars.com

South Park’s Buck Rogers (aka: Cartman) January 23, 2007

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One of the great SciFi shows of the 80’s (or not so great from today’s perspective) had to be Buck Rogers with Gil Gerard. Evidently South Park’s creators felt the same way and created an ‘homage’ to Buck Rogers in a recent two part episode where Cartman gets frozen and thenrescued 500 years into the future.

What I didn’t realize until I saw the video linked below was just how closely South Park matched up to the original Buck Rogers intro. The vid shows the two intros side by side, starting with the Buck Rogers audio, it then repeats with the South Park audio. You gotta see this…awwwweesome!

Battlestar Galactica : Starbuck is a Cylon! January 22, 2007

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NO I’M not 100% sure..but i just watched the first episode of the second half of season 3 (episode title “Rapture”)…which was a fine episode btw…and now Lucy Lawless’ cylon (D’eanna) has seen the final five cylons (before she gets whacked).

She nods and apologizes to one of them as though she has done them wrong – at first i though it must have been president roslyn but after seeing the last 5 minutes when Kara Thrace (Starbuck) apparently had visions of the eye of jupiter her whole life…well…nuff said she’s a cylon.

Doesn’t anyone wonder why she’s the ONLY ONE who can fly the cylon raider?

Doesn’t it seem like she can kick a litle more ass than she should be able to?

She’s the best pilot AND sniper,

Cylons seem to know an awful lot about her, almost as if maybe they actually made up all her memories and know about it.

Why was she seperated from the other baby machines in the farm episode?

Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic #11 January 19, 2007

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #11


A new two-part story begins as fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick and the crew of the Last Resort devise a plan to nab some much needed cash. On the banking world of Telerath they set their plot into motion unaware the bounty on their heads is about to catch up to them. Yet there’s more going on than the schemers or their hunters realize, and when it all blows sky-high an unexpected reunion will throw Zayne’s life on the run into question.

SPOILER ALERT BELOW:

Alright the first story arcs were pretty cool and now we’re setup for 2 issue story arc which is coool since it’s not too stretch out.

Wanna take a guess at what the ‘unexpected’ reunion is? Come on..take a guess….

Alright i’ll just come out and tell ya. It’s Zayne’s dad, but we don’t get to that until the last page.

A bit of a waste but hey it kind of does leave you wanting for more…I for one can hardly wait to read issue #12!

Klingons in the White House January 18, 2007

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This is a hilarious bit that was on the Daily Show the other day. Clearly it was scripted with Takei and Nimoy but still very very funny.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum Announced! January 17, 2007

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Movies Coming Soon!

Studio Continues Record Breaking Franchise by Releasing Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) announced today the extension of the hit Stargate SG-1 franchise with two movies based on the popular series. Titled Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, the movies will both be made available to the television universe and home entertainment marketplace by MGM. The announcement was made by Charles Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President, MGM.

“`Stargate SG-1′ is to MGM Television what the James Bond, Pink Panther and the Rocky franchises are to our feature film unit,” said Cohen. “We are committed to continuing to release new SG-1 content and its `Stargate Atlantis’ spin-off, and we’re also steadfast in our dedication to extending the franchise. Stargate is an indelible brand for MGM and we will support it well into the future.”

With its high quality production values, long-term stability in the show’s leadership and strong chemistry between the lead actors in the series, all of whom have big audience appeal, Stargate SG-1 is the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. TV history. The series has a strong worldwide fan base and can be seen in over 120 countries. Stargate SG-1 cast members Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black and Michael Shanks are confirmed to star in both movies. Written and produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the new movies will feature the latest visual and sound effects, providing viewers with a theatrical movie-going experience.

In the first movie, Stargate: The Ark of Truth will bring a conclusion to the primary storyline of the past two seasons of the SG-1 television series. More thrills and action-packed scenes are planned for this special event movie, which will be directed by Cooper. The suspense will end as fans will see the conclusion of the epic Ori saga.

In the second movie, Stargate: Continuum the SG-1 team is now free to embark on new and exciting adventures throughout the endless Stargate universe.

Below are the synopses for the new Stargate movies:

“Stargate: The Ark of Truth”

As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.

“Stargate: Continuum”

While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba’al, the last of the goa’uld system lords, Teal’c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what’s happened, a fleet of goa’uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba’al, his queen, Katesh, (Vala) and his first prime, Teal’c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the goa’uld.

What the Hell is an Aluminum Falcon? January 17, 2007

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One of the funniest Star Wars YouTube vids i’ve ever seen.

Star Wars Legacy of the Force : Exile – I can hardly wait January 17, 2007

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The Star Wars Legacy of the Force series is shaping up to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) Star Wars series ever.
So far there have been three previous Star Wars Legacy of the Force books (Betrayal , Bloodlines and Tempest), which i’ve enjoyed enormously (and as my blog reviews will attest).

Exile is written by Aaron Allston who is the same author that wrote the first Star Wars Legacy of the Force book, Betrayal. What a wild ride it’s been since that first book.

At the end of Tempest Han and Leia Solo were on the run from ..of all people..their son Jacen Solo who is the second coming of Darth Vader, flying his own Galactic Alliance Star Destroyer named the Anakin Solo (who was a son of Han and Leia but now deceased).

The cover of Star War Legacy of the Force : Exile kinda gives it away, Han and Leia are on the run…the book isn’t out on the shelves (or by pre-order from amazon) until February 28th. I can hardly wait!! (but once i get it and finish it, check back here for my review).

Battlestar Galactica Fan Fiction Contest January 16, 2007

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With Battlestar Galactica on hiatus for another week, I felt the urgent need to get a fix and found… A Fan Fiction Contest.

Guess what? It’s not too late to enter yet either. The deadline is Feb 28 @ midnight.

The contest? Lee Adama Is A Cylon. (as if..since that would mean that the ‘old man’ is a cylon too..or maybe somehow the Cylon cloned the real Apollo….).

Full contest rules can be found here.

I plan on writing a brief piece i’ll be sure to post it here when I do.

Stargate Atlantis Losing Dr. Beckett January 15, 2007

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StarGate SG:1 lost its first doctor and apparently Stargate Atlantis is set to loose its first Doctor too.

And just like Stargate SG1 that replaced their Doctor with a fan favorite from another sci fi show (Andromeda). Atlantis is getting one too, but this time actress Jewel Staite from Firefly

Paul McGillion will no longer be a regular cast member, with his character Dr. Carson Beckett departing in the second half of Season Three. If you want to try and save him check out SaveCarsonBeckett.com .

Eclipse Magazine has the full interview with Paul McGillion.

Star Trek XI : The Return of Kirk. January 15, 2007

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William Shatner revealed to SCI FI Wire that the upcoming 11th Star Trek movie will indeed, as rumored, deal with the early years of Capt. James T. Kirk and Spock—and that he will definitely appear in the movie if director J.J. Abrams can find a place to use him. Shatner, who originated the role of Kirk in the original Trek series and several subsequent films, said in an interview that he was invited to meet with Abrams (Mission: Impossible III), who is also co-writing the movie.

“I met with J.J., and they told me they would like me to be part of their film, but they have to write the role,” Shatner said in an interview.

Read the full interview here

Hey why not. Star Wars did prequels why not Trek?