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Doctor Who Fights Stone Statues (Weeping Angels) in Flesh and Stone May 30, 2010

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We’re a little behind on our Doctor Who viewing – but we just got the chance to watch episodes 4 and5 which is really just one story (we got them both on Amazon -> The Time Of Angels and Flesh and Stone).

At first this seemed like a dumb idea – the most dangerous entity in the universe is a stone statue?

But as we watched the two part episode – the whole concept really grew on us. Stone angels are everywhere — and when you look at them nothing happens, look away and hey…

This is a unique kind of concept and once that Matt Smith as Doctor Who made very real, believable and incredibly entertaining.  The stone statues ‘wheeping angels’ is a basic enough idea, but one that was well executed, we’ll likely never look at a Stone Angel the same again.

And what’s the deal with Doctor Sung? Is she the Doctor’s wife? Does she kill the Doctor in the future/past?

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FlashForward Series Ends with a FlashForward May 28, 2010

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The Series Finale of FlashForward was one amazing show.

The FlashForward’s that began the series – mostly – came true didn’t they? The show -mostly- came full circle.

And the biggest surprise is that the show ends on another blackout – with another set of FlashForwards.

The whole thing with Mark Benford fighting like a madman with the terrorists in the FBI building was amazing – esp with Asst. Director Witteck in the washroom with his shotgun – (whereas in his original flash forward he was just in the washroom taking a dump).

What were these new FlashForward’s? Charlie saying – ‘They Found him!’ – was she talking about her dad — who jumped out of  a window as the building blew up.

What was the deal with the kangaroo during the blackout again?

We’ll likely never know now as the series as far as we know hasn’t been picked up by ABC for a second season.

No this isn’t the ending that the show should have had – there are still a tonne of unanswered questions. But make no mistake about it – the series went out with a bang.

Chad Vader S3 Ep4 “Nothing Happens” – Literally May 27, 2010

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Best line – Hello Lloyd, stealing coffee I see. are you stealing anything else?

Lloyd – no Just coffee (the name of the coffee brand is Just Coffee).

And we thought that episode three was pointless…but hey this was still kinda fun in a quirky way…and next episode Clint returns!

Chad Vader Season 3 Ep 3 – That’s a wrap May 26, 2010

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Lloyd is officially the worst day shift manager ever??

Really?

Is it just us or is Chad Vader now totally bereft of any entertainment value?

Firefly: Still Flying – Brings Us 4 new Tales From the Verse May 26, 2010

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Firefly has been off the air and movie screens for years, but the fans keep asking for more.

A new book that just came out yesterday Firefly: Still Flying: A Celebration of Joss Whedon’s Acclaimed TV Series <– cheaper at Amazon than anywhere else we’ve seen)
give us some new insights into the show from the shows writers.

But the real bonus here is four new stories from the Firefly verse.

FUN WITH DICK AND JAYNE written and drawn by Ben Edlund

WHAT HOLDS US DOWN by Jane Espenson

CRYSTAL by Brett Matthews

TAKE THE SKY by Jose Molina

Anyone of these could have been episodes – as they were written by the same writers who wrote the show. Yeaah, we’re excited too.

Star Wars Crosscurrent – Sith/Jedi Hybrid clones? Darth Krayt in a book?? May 26, 2010

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Star Wars Crosscurrent Star Wars Crosscurrent by Paul Kemp – the short review is that this is an awesome book.

We get multiple timelines 5,000 years ago with Jedi and Exar Kun era Sith, colliding with the post Darth Caedus era.

We also get the first mention of Darth Krayt outside of the Star Wars Legacy comics that we know and love.

The structure of having multiple plots come together is the Star Wars formula and Kemp follows it well. The Jedi Jaden is a decent but troubled Jedi and it’s easy to see his parallels with the ancient Jedi.

The ancient Sith Saes is another cool character, though it’s a shame we won’t get to see more of him. The Anzat ‘soup drinker’ character was a bit weird and didn’t quite fit in, but still that didn’t detract from a great story.

And oh yeah, Jedi/Sith hybrid clones are on the rampage. Great stuff.

From beginning to end, this book held our interest with a combination of great plot and interesting new characters.

Firefly Returns in Browncoats Redemption May 24, 2010

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FOX killed Firefly before it’s time …that’s a well known fact.

The Serenity movie was ok, but we want more, so we go some decent comics, but we still want more.

So the fans have stepped in and there is a fan flick currently under production that really has got our attention. NO this isn’t some low grade fan flick – this is slick stuff.

Stargate Universe – Telford is a Traitor – as SG-1’s Jackson and O’Neil cameo May 24, 2010

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With Stargate Universe being a very different type of show than typical Stargates – it’s great to have an episode like —Subversion that brings us right back into the world of SG-1 and the genesis of this series.

The whole leutian alliance thing – seems so far away – cause it is after all 18 episodes and 17 hours + of this show ago right?

That said, is it any surprise that there was a traitor?

Now we don’t really know Col. Telford all the much so we don’t care, but still neat to make that whole connection.

Also great to see General O’Neil get on board Destiny for the first time.

Stargate Universe is its own show, but we should never forget that is it (thanks to the stones) tightly linked with the whole Stargate universe of shows.  Wonder when the Stargate Atlantis team will show up…

FlashForward – Jericho Caused the Blackout?? May 21, 2010

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So we finally reach D Day that day that the FlashForward are supposed to have occurred and (some) things are as they should be.

The biggest surprise for us though – is the chase to try and figure out who triggered the blackout.

No where did we have a previous hint that it was Jericho – but it kinda/sorta makes sense in the end esp wit the whole President getting killed thing – or does it?

And was Jericho paying Simon and Lloyd?

Guess we’ll have to wait until season two to find out!

Fringe – Season Finale Olivia Lost on the Wrong side May 20, 2010

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“You have to come back because you belong with me,” Olivia Dunham.

Wow – the good Olivia finally admits her feelings for Peter — and then she gets trapped on the wrong side.

What’s an amazing twist.

Also amazing to see dr. bell and Walter together – and the final revelation that it was Walter himself that asked for parts of his brain to be cut out.

V – V is For Victory! Finally the show comes full circle the sky turns Red and Anna goes nuts May 19, 2010

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Red Sky is a turning point episode for the new version of V.

Chad Decker finally sees the truth, Anna finally pulls the trigger on Earth and we get the line we’ve been waiting for since the show began.

V isn’t for visitor. V is for VICTORY! (remember that from the original series?)

So what is Red Sky? it’s gotta be the V’s poisoning the Earth somehow isn’t it? So that way their slimy Lizard tails and come out…

And speaking of Lizard tails, why didn’t we get to see the Baby’s face?

Stargate Universe – Pain – Lt. James is a Nympho Nutbag May 17, 2010

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Stargate Universe –Pain – started off in a way that made us second guess if we were watching the right channel.

Lt. James (that’s her breasts on the left) semi-naked rolling around with Lt. Scott.  If we wanted to watch porn, we wouldn’t watch Syfy. But hey that’s Lt. James role in this show. She’s the disturbed nympho that craves getting Lt Scott back and would kill him if she could.

Why every shot of her focuses on her breasts is all about her role in the show. It’ll be interesting to see if she ever moves beyond the sex to be a real character or if the camera is just stuck on her for one reason alone.

Fringe – Over There – is one freaky place with Fringe division of Department of Defence May 14, 2010

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Over There – a parallel Earth where Olivia Dunham is an auburn haired vixen, broils is a colonel and fringe division is part of the Department of Defence is one weird place.

And oh yeah, Walter Bishop is not a nutcase, he’s the Secretary of Defence.

Talk about a freakshow mirror universe.

What I want to know though, is how do they plan on getting back to the other side? Will Dr. Bell help? and why isn’t the fabric of Crazy Walter’s Earth ripped too? Or is that all part of the Pattern that we were supposed to be following in the first place?

FlashForward Flashes Back with Roger Ramjet May 14, 2010

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This week’s episode of FlashForward had a cool flash back with Gabriel (Dr. Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) – watching retro cartoon:
Roger Ramjet – Hero of Our Nation

That sure was a blast from the past wasn’t it? It’s been a VERY long time since we’ve seen or heard Roger Ramjet anywhere – so I nice tip of the hat from the FlashForward ppl to SciFi geeks.

While you can now buy the an entire deluxe DVD with all the Roger Ramjets episodes at Amazon (Roger Ramjet – Hero of Our Nation (Deluxe Collector’s Edition) .. it’s the intro music that we remember most…

FlashForward – D-Day May 13, 2010

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So we finally get caught up to the the flash forward date…has it really been that long?

Amazing how Benford got Janice Hawk to spill the beans on her CIA involvement…how she didn’t end up dead at the end of the show…we don’t know, but she’s got to have a target painted on her head now.

So what’s next? Another blackout??

War of the Supermen DESTROYS NEW KRYPTON!! May 13, 2010

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Really?? NO WAAAAY.

This comic book is all about one thing – the destruction of New Krypton.

No we didn’t see this coming. After two years of following the New Krypton saga, we’ve grown fond of the place.

New Krypton/Kandor has been part of the Superman universe for what 40 years or more at this point? and now it’s GONE.

Unbelievable.

And all destroyed by Luthor/Lane via Reactron — killer of Supergirl’s dad too – now killer of her mom and Kandor itself.

We’re still in shock.

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Buck Rogers #11 Fighting the Man in the Moon May 12, 2010

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We like Buck Rogers — it just keeps on getting weirder as we learn more about Buck’s future Earth.

Some weird moon robots/colony have now destroyed the Han — good riddance – but now it’s time for the United Orgs to go to the moon.

It’s just one thing after another in this comic, with little time for actual character development — it’s all one crazy situation morphing into the next at a rapid pace.

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V – Fruition. Hobbes is a Traitor May 12, 2010

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Fruition was another interesting episode of V — with a twist that we weren’t expecting.

Yeaah we knew that Hobbes was a scumbag mercenary — but no we didn’t think he’d sell out his new pals.

No doubt he’s got a backup of the data from Porter (better known to us as the scottish Doctor Carson Beckett from Stargate Atlantis), and no doubt the V’s will double cross him too.

Speaking of double cross, Joshua and Lisa will both turn against Anna at some point won’t they? It’s just a matter of time — and destroying all the soldiers would be a great first place to start.

Stargate Universe – Lt. James Sabotage – and how did Chloe, Scott and Eli get back so fast? May 9, 2010

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Sabotage was an interesting episode on many levels.

How the heck did Scott, Eli and Chloe get back so fast? you mean they just stayed on that planet hoping that the remote would activate?? really?

AND finally loads of screen time for Lt. James – though kind of lame that we didn’t see her actually sabotage the systems…that might have been good to see.

The big mystery now is what happened to Dr. Franklin? Has he somehow become ‘one’ with Destiny such that he has ascended to become part of the shiP?

JibJab Star Wars eCards are Awesome May 7, 2010

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JibJab.com has been in the biz of letting users insert their own hedshots to make funny ecards for awhile.

Now they’ve moved into star war cards – and yes they’re awesome.

Only problem is the free eCard is only for Empire Strikes Back, if you want to put yourself in ANH or ROJ, it’ll cost you – but not much and they’ve got a trial now too (Funny eCards at JibJab. Risk FREE Trial!)