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Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Episode 7 and 8 – What is Becca’s Mission? November 30, 2012

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Ok nuggets, Episodes 7 and 8 of Battlestar Galactica are now LIVE!!

What the frak is Becca’s mission? we’ll finally find out ….or will we?

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.

 

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.

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Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets – PURE AWESOMENESS November 29, 2012

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Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets #2

Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets #2

We really enjoyed the first Agent of the Empire series – Iron Eclipse. What was not to like?

A new super agent that has awesome skills like a James Bond, he’s ‘friends’ with Han Solo and he is loyal to the Empire kinda/sorta…

Now Jahan Cross is back and this time he starts off by killing the Count of Serreno (yeaah the same place Count Dooku is from). Then he goes to help those poor SOBS find a new count…great Imperial duplicity.

AND oh yeah.

We meet Jahan’s dad too – who apparently is a legitimate good guy.

So far we’re two issues into this story and it has been one of the most enjoyable Star Wars titles we’ve read all year.

Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi RETURNS with the Prisoner of Bogan November 28, 2012

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Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi

Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi

Oh man are we excited to this series come back!

Dark Horse now has this FRAKKED idea that every series should be a mini-series of 5 or 6 issues after which they take a few months off.

So instead of month after month of Dawn of the Jedi goodness..we’ve had to wait…

We finished the first five issues of Dawn of the Jedi back in September. At the end of that story arc – Xesh – the ‘Force Hound’ was send to Bogan with other miscreants to re-learn the ways of the force.

Now we’re finally going to see what this Bogan is all about and it sure looks/sounds impressive to us.

Banished to the dark moon Bogan, the Force Hound Xesh has been living in contemplation; the memory of who he was before his ship crashed on Tython still escapes him. A rival from his past is on his trail, and the Je’daii are doing all they can to discover his origin. And now, Xesh is about to meet someone who will change his life forever, a former great Je’daii . . . the prisoner of Bogan!

Xesh!!

Star Trek Into Darkness – the first plot synopsis is here! November 28, 2012

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The new crew of Star Trek XI

Ok we know that Star Trek (Reboot) II will not be called the Wrath of Khan and instead will be called Into Darkness. What we didn’t know though was what the movie was about.

Now we kinda/sorta do.

Star Trek Producer JJ Abrams has released a preliminary synopsis of the new movie.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Umm ok.

So will there be any Klingons?

Seriously people. Klingons.

By the Betleth of K’ahless WE WANT KLINGONS.

 

Star Trek Electronic Door Chime now on Black Friday Cyber Monday sale! November 23, 2012

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Star Trek Electronic Door Chime

Star Trek Electronic Door Chime
is on a Black Friday Cyber Monday sale over at Think Geek.

Yeaah we’ve lusted after this fine piece of technology for years too. But now it’s cheaper than we’ve ever seen it before and the ShowMeScifi.com offices could sure use some new toys…

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Episodes 5 and 6 – Blast that Basestar NUGGETS!! November 23, 2012

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Happy ThnXGiving!

Though it’s a holiday in the U.S. we still get another pair of new Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome today (hazah!!!).

At the end of episode 4 we were looking straight down the mouth of an angry Cylon Basestar –

REVOLUTION : Has the Music of Led Zeppelin but We Still Won’t Watch It November 19, 2012

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Why is Revolution still on TV? It’s a show that barely makes sense.

Tonight’s show has the music of our fav 70’s mega band Led Zeppelin. When the power is out and we’re living in a post-apocalyptic version of the U.S., Zeppelin is what i want to hear…

BUT even with that REVOLUTION is a show that has no future and unlike Zeppelin not a classic that will last the test of time.

Fringe: nina sharp returns as Peter tells Olivia the Truth. November 16, 2012

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Fringe: nina sharp returns as Peter tells Olivia the Truth.

So we finally see Nina Sharp in the future, we were wondering when that would happen.

Lots of good lines from Walter this time. And it was neat to see her picture in William Bell’s safe (nice hand!)

Cool to see the new observer matter sublimation device too – converting solid matter into gas..we’ll likely see that again.

Then of course there was Peter. dude finally admitted to Olivia what is going on and yeah he’s losing his hair too.

Amazing to see how the JJ Abrams is also pulling back up stuff from the first year of Fringe to this final season

“our first fringe experience was their last.”

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Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Episode 3 and 4 NOW LIVE!! November 16, 2012

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It’s Friday and the latest two Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome episodes are now out!!

 

Episode 3:

Reeling from the discovery of the ruins of Battlestar Archeron, Adama and Coker’s small Raptor is nearly outmatched when they engage with three enemy Raiders. More secrets are revealed when the crew makes a shocking discovery deep in Cylon space.

Episode 4:

Adama and Coker prepare for a dangerous mission above the Cylon occupied planet Djerba. Coker reunites with an old friend (Sebastian Spence) and reveals startling news.

Star Wars: Darth Maul Death Sentence #4 – WOW. Maul is Evil. November 12, 2012

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ok so for a minute there we thought Maul might shift and help the poor sods on that planet – but no such luck.

though hey he does go back for his brother so he must have some empathy, though Maul himself just says ‘he has his uses’ (about his brother).

Overall this has been a fantastic series with lots of action and brilliant artwork.

Nice to see that the ‘demon in the light’ wasn’t Maul too and the Jedi, selflessly sacrifices himself.

Thankfully, Maul will live on and that means more action. This time he cut off some arms and unfroze his bros from carbonite.

wonder what he’ll do next time..

The Hobbit: Song of the Lonely Mountain – to be the tune for the film’s end credits November 12, 2012

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Ever since we saw the first Hobbit trailer we have been haunted the fantastic song that Thorin and the company sing it’s called the Song of the Lonely Mountain.

It’s also now set to be the tune that the final credits roll too.

We’ve just heard the song (It’s available by clicking here: ) though to be honest we like the trailer version better.

Here are the lyrics:

Far over the Misty Mountains cold

 To dungeons deep and caverns old,

The pines were roaring on the height,

The winds were moaning in the night,

The fire was red, its flames spread,

The trees like torches blazed with light


Free song download with The Hobbit tickets

Fringe: The Pocket Universe at 167 Cedar Street. November 9, 2012

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it’s 2036 ..
The pocket universe was kinda interesting and will be neat to find out where the child/observer went.

As a subtle touch was cool to see the markings on the doors in the pocket universe, the hand, the seahorse…etc many of the same signs that we see whenever Fringe goes to commercial.

Peter has now become closer to observer than human and no doubt this will not end well for him – but it could well be the key to saving humanity.

Considering how few episodes are left, this episode was a bit slower than it should have been. We’d like to see a little more development, a little less of the long pauses and more action.

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David Eick Talks about Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome. It’s all about what makes Adama Tick. #bloodandchrome November 9, 2012

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This afternoon, on this great occasion of the premiere of the latest chapter in Battlestar Galactica storied history, David Eick got on the phone with reporters (including ShowMeSciFi.com) to talk about Blood and Chrome

It truly was an eye opener for us.

For one, Eick rejected claims that SyFy cancelled the show or gave up on it. Instead he argued that the entire 10 episode arc was always intended to be some kind of web serial.

Going a step further he said that the show looks as good – or better – than shows with 10x the budget. That’s all because the show is doing its own effects in house and not sending them to a third party.

“If you can build an army that is accountable to production – with no overhead or amortization other than your show, so a rag tag  fleet of experts –  if you have the  time to put together thatt kind of squad you can do amazing things.”

Fundamentally the show is about what  makes Adama tick – and how betrayal and importance of a male figure to depend on are critical.

Overall the goal is to deliver hard hitting mission oriented accessible stories that enable new fans to enjoy the show as well as delivering to the die-hard fans as well. It’s about going into darker and more human places than other scifi shows.

We pulled one of the most interesting bits from the conf in the video below. Long story short, SyFy did no reject Blood and Chrome:

Watch Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome Episodes 1 and 2 November 9, 2012

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It’s finally here.

SO SAY WE ALL.

This highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset. Lili Bordán (Silent Witness) also stars.

First episode is now up on Machinima:

Second Episode:

 

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Premieres on November 9th on Machinima November 5, 2012

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In March of this year, SyFy (you know that network that used to be SciFi Channel and now doesn’t support any real SciFi) CANCELLED the Battlestar Galactica spinoff – Blood and Chrome.
Turns out though that a full pilot has already been produced and we can all see it on Friday November 9th — or at least start to see it.
You see the plan from the braniacs at Syfy is to have Blood and Chrome show up as a webisode series. Remember, that back in February of 2011, SyFy green lit the two hour pilot. At the time SyFy wrote:

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.

Joining Pasqualino and Cotton in the cast is Lili Bordan, who will play Dr. Beka Kelly, a Ph.D. who worked for Graystone Industries that created the Cylon robots. Currently assigned to a secret military mission, Beka and Adama quickly establish a rapport.

Battlestar Galactica also has a history with Webisodes. Back in 2008, when the show was in one of its lost intra-season hiatuses, we got an aweome webisode series called ‘Face of the Enemy‘. Even earlier, back in 2007 we had the Razor Flashback webisodes, including one that serves as the touchstone for what Blood and Chrome is all about. Adama fighting in the first Cylon war.

We can hardly wait to see Blood and Chrome – and it’s hard to believe that SyFy did not go ahead and produce a full series.

Lucas Originally Planned for 12 Star Wars Movies November 2, 2012

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Really interesting blog up on Star Wars.com the other day – the short version is that Lucas as early as 1976 planned on doing at least 12 Star Wars movies.

He even asked Mark Hamill (aka Luke Skywalker) about having a role in Episode 9.

You know, when I first did this, it was four trilogies,” Mark Hamill recalled in 2004, speaking of their conversation in 1976. “Twelve movies! Out on the desert, any time between setups… lots of free time. And George was talking about this whole thing… ‘Um, how’d you like to be in Episode IX?’ ‘When is that going to be?’ ‘2011.’ […] I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do?’ He said, ‘You’ll just be like a cameo. You’ll be like Obi-Wan handing the lightsaber down to the next new hope.’”

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Star Trek Typhon Pact Brinkmanship – REVIEW – the Tzenkethi are rat bastards November 2, 2012

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The Typhon Pact series of Star Trek books have been all about the political machinations for the Alpha Quandrant powers and this book is no different. Brinkmanship though, unlike all the other Typhon Pact books is only about one power, the Tzenkethi. That’s right almost no romulans, tholians or gorn in this book.

and that’s fine.

We learn a lot about the Tzenkethi, a race we barely know.

The best part of this book though is the pacing. From beginning to the end, this book has a flow that is driven by the approaching ships coming to the Venetan base. It’s a simple literary trick, but it works.

the only part that really didn’t quite up for us, was how the Federation was able to convince the Venetans that the Tzenkethi shouldn’t bring the ships in. It’s the point at which the plot pivots and it’s a bit weak. But we’ll forgive the author..becuase it almost doesn’t matter. This book is about characters and setting the actual final resolution is almost incidental.

Overall, a great read for fans of Typhon Pact series.

FRINGE: Peter now has the Observer Tech. RESIST!! November 2, 2012

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The observer ‘tell’ was he lying? was it just a fly? who knows….but wtf did happen with the box and didn’t it collapse into a Black Hole?

and Yeah it was cool to see the picture of Etta on the RESIST!! poster, but we knew that this would be a sad episode after the last one…

but i don’t think we could have expected peter doing surgery on himself to put the observer tech in his own body – that was just crazy.

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