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The Firefly Battlestar Galactica Link March 31, 2008

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Huh.

While Firefly and Battlestar Galactica seem to me to be two different — though both gritty Sci-Fi – shows, there actually is a more tangible link between the two.

Writer Jane Espenson actually wrote episodes for both shows (browncoats and toasters).  In a really interesting interview she spill the beans on the difference between the two shows and how much influence Firefly had on BSG.

What was it like being the only Firefly writer to come over to BSG? Did you get a sense that BSG was trying to imitate some of Firefly’s more revolutionary elements, like the grittier, less heroic tone?

I don’t think Firefly influenced BSG. BSG was being developed shortly after Firefly was, and I’m under the impression that Ron would’ve been too busy coming up with Battlestar to be watching Firefly.

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #26 Vector Part 2 March 31, 2008

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We’ve been excited about Vector since it was first announced.

Unfortunately there is very little to be excited about in Vector Part 2.

The art in this book is the worst yet in Knights of the Old Republic with a very cartoon’ish look that just doesn’t work (it might work for Tag and Bink but not KOTOR).

Sure we understand that there needs to be setup issues for plot, but this is a little ridiculous. Is Vector just about some time plague with the Rakghoul?

And sure the Mandies are cool and all, but where are the Sith?

We really hope that the action, plot and art pick up in this series. A massive crossover like Vector is a great thing for the Star Wars Universe — but when it is so poorly executed it is a pointless exercise in futility.

Battlestar Galactica Season Zero issue #5 March 29, 2008

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Sure all the hype this week is about the new Season 4 of Battlestar Galactica..

I’m still pretty excited about Season Zero though.

Issue #5 is FRAKING awesome…solid art, neat plot with the ship overrun by what seem like proper Colonials…but aren’t.

Who need the cylons when you’ve got a rebel insurgency within the colonies and a potential civil war?

I guess the colonies were pretty messed up even without the Cylon’s nuking them into non-existence.

Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) Doesn’t Frak Entertainment Weekly March 28, 2008

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starbuckpicsmall.jpgWOW.

This month’s Entertainment Weekly has an awesome spread with Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica)…

and yes she looks fine.

Even more interesting though to SciFi fans is her revelations about the show, what she likes (the cast), dislikes (her Viper) and the word she never uses (Frak).

 Check out the awesome video interview:

What the Frak is Going On? More Battlestar Galactica Hype March 27, 2008

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bsglastsupper.jpg SciFi Channel has a neat little microsite up now with the awesome title of:

What the Frak is Going On?

The general idea is that they’ll get you caught up and give you a few tidbits about what will be revealed in Season 4. Nothing too crazy but still kinda frakking cool.

Star Wars Legacy Miniatures – They don’t look right March 26, 2008

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When we first saw the ads in Dark Horse’s Star Wars Legacy for the new miniature figures…we were krifing stoked.

Then we went over to the vendors site to actually see what the figures look like…

ummm.. i dunno about you but that doesn’t look like Cade Skywalker. Since when does Cade have straight hair?

The Delilah Blue figure is even worse.

It (cause i refuse to call this trash a woman) looks like some kind of weird tranny..

I don’t know who approved this trash..but I really hope Lucas Licensing (and Dark Horse) put a stop to this travesty.

Final Cylon Will Be Revealed Before Final Episode March 25, 2008

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In a great little clip from TV guide Battlestar Galactica producer Ron Moore reveals that we will not have to wait until the final episode to meet the final cylon.

GREAT FRAKIN news!

Make a Cylon Contest March 25, 2008

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Add one more item to the pre-season 4 Battlestar Galactica hype toaster..

With toaster being the operative word ..as in build your own Toaster and take over the…er..gain the respect and admiration of your friends and family…yeahh that’s it.

HOW TO ENTER
“Make” a Cylon: Use whatever you like: blinking lights for eyes, metal armor as a costume, toasters… anything to show the world that you’re a Cylon maker. The only caveat is that it has to be something physical (no Photoshop/art entries). Your Cylon can be of the humanoid or robotic variety, real or abstract, or anything else you can think of.

All you need to enter is post the image up in the http://www.flickr.com/groups/make/pool/ group and tag it “dvicemakecylon” . Sounds neat and we’ll let you know when we’ve got a few from ShowMeSciFi.com up in the mix.

George Lucas : There is no Star Wars Beyond Episode IV (Return of the Jedi) March 25, 2008

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The expanded Star Wars universe – all the great stuff in Star Wars Legacy of the Force books and the Star Wars Legacy series….ISN’T Star Wars to George Lucas.

In an interview over on StarWars.com Lucas admits that for him it ends with Episode IV (Return of the Jedi)

Do you think you’d have other people continue the Star Wars saga past Episode VI or turn some of the other material into films?

But there’s no story past Episode VI, there’s just no story. It’s a certain story about Anakin Skywalker and once Anakin Skywalker dies, that’s kind of the end of the story. There is no story about Luke Skywalker, I mean apart from the books. But there’s three worlds: There’s my world that I made up, there’s the licensing world that’s the books, the comics, all that kind of stuff, the games, which is their world, and then there’s the fans’ world, which is also very rich in imagination, but they don’t always mesh. All I’m in charge of is my world. I can’t be in charge of those other people’s world, because I can’t keep up with it.

V: The Second Generation – Coming Soon ? March 24, 2008

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v.jpgRemember V?

V – is for Victory? The classic 80’s SciFi series?

It could be coming back to a screen near you soon…though in the new series based on the new bestseller from the original creator of V – the Vistors have never left …they’ve held control of the planet for over 25 years.

Guess V ..really stood for Vanquished.

Arthur C. Clarke – One Last Time March 24, 2008

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The grandmaster was layed to rest this past weekend in his home of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan TV had some great footage (unfortunately not in English) – so we’ve taken their footage and mashed it up with some audio from 1968’s 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

Star Wars Legacy #21 – Return of the GA? March 23, 2008

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I like this Admiral Stazi and its too bad this is only a two issue story arc.

SOLID STUFF..good characters, good dialogue, good action.
The fact that Stazi has no Jedi with him is surprising..not sure why the Jedi and the GA wouldn’t be more closely aligned.

Then again perhaps we’ll see that in a future arc..when Cade joins the GA..wouldn’t that be sweet?

Anyways a solid mini-story within the awesome Legacy universe, it’s now time to see what else is going on…like where is Roan Fel???

Jericho Sucks and now its Cancelled Too – Good Riddance March 22, 2008

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I never cared for peanuts or Jericho.

Sure lots of ppl do and that’s great ..but apparently not enough for a network TV show..and so it’s dead — again.

“The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale,” CBS said in a statement. “Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We’re proud of everyone’s efforts.”

Bottom line here is network TV is no longer for niche show that are mostly sucky like Jericho.

Star Wars Rebellion #12 Small Victories – Fun Reading March 22, 2008

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Star Wars Rebellion is not brilliant comic book writing — but it sure is decent fun.

Sure you can predict/guess what the next page will bring but it’s still fun getting there. Rebellion #12 is a case in point. We know that the rebels will get caught ..but it’s still neat to see how and where…(and then eventually how they’ll escape).

Will Deena escape?? That we don’t know for sure do we? She’s a minor character so Dark Horse could easily kill her off..or…?

Will Rebel One come back for their pals? I dunno..but i bet they will. Overall an interesting (though predictable) issue in a series that we’re really starting to like (even though it’s pulp!)

Chekov is John Connor’s Father in Terminator 4 March 22, 2008

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NUTS.

No it’s not the Walter Koenig (nuclear wessels) Chekov but the new one Anton Yelchin from Star Trek XI coming in 2009.

Yelchin is apparently in discussions to play Kyle Reese, father of John in Terminator 4 which also should be out in 2009.  Michael Biehn was the original Kyle Reese in the first Terminator.

So if thing work out Yelchin will be in two major scifi films in 2009.  I wonder who’ll they’ll cast as Kyle Reese’ brother – derek now played by   Brian Austin Green in Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Stephen King – Dark Tower The Long Road Home #1 March 20, 2008

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Wow.

What an awesome first issue.

Roland is already messed up from seeing poor Susan Delgado and then he gets sucked into …what was that thing?

Awesome art as always and what a great opening issue for what looks to be another great Dark Tower series.

The only drawback is that with the comics we wait month to month to read more — and i don’t want to wait!

Top 10 Reasons To Watch New Season of Battlestar Galactica March 20, 2008

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Generally speaking I like David Letterman.

I also like Battlestar Galactica – so you would think that having all the stars for BSG on the Late Show would be a winning combination right?

IT WASNT’.

IT WAS LAME. The actors (all dress in their BSG costumes) looked totally fake and the only one that was even close to being real was Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff.

The rest were bad and looked like crap.

The top 10 list was also lame (though the Starbuck line – we get chased by killing machines in the new season..same sh*t as last year ..was funny..). And of course who doesn’t want to see Caprica Six naked?

If you missed it CBS has posted the full bit online …here ya go..

Another DUNE Movie Adaptation set for 2009 March 19, 2008

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We love Dune. Frank Herbert’s Dune and even the prequel/sequel books done by his son and Kevin Anderson.

The David Lynch movie…aaah not too bad.

The SciFi Channel made for TV version …ok

But now another one is in the works set for 2009 release. We first heard about this back in August of 2007..but now it looks like it’s definately for real.

WHY????

Why not do the Butlerian Jihad? or one of the other prequel ideas? too long??

Arthur C. Clark – His Odyssey is now over March 18, 2008

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It was barely three months ago that we celebrated the 90th birthday of Arthur C. Clarke.

The grandmaster died this morning.

To say that he will be missed is an understatement.

To say that he will never be forgotten is one too.

For as long as his books and the ideas behind them remain alive so too will with spirit of the Grandmaster.

Save Sarah Connor Chronicles March 17, 2008

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It’s Monday and for the first time in weeks – we don’t have a Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles episode.

We don’t know if Sarah is coming back after the ‘season finale’. We don’t know if there will be a Season 2.

We the fans cannot allow FOX to kill yet another fine SciFi show (they killed Firefly and should never be allowed to kill another).

It’s time to let FOX know how you feel. Write them at askfox@fox.com

Subject: Save Sarah Connor Chronicles !

The fight to save the future has just begun – we want Season 2!