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The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey – One Word Review: AWESOME December 25, 2012

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Got the chance to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the other day and it was awesome.

Don’t listen to the naysayers that say this movie starts off slow – it doesn’t

Don’t listen to the naysayers that say the 78 fps video will make you sick – it won’t

From the first frame to the last, this movie fully engage the entire ShowMeScifi team ranging in ages from 8 to 84. The visuals are amazing, the acting is superb, the score is mesmerizing and the story is..well we already knew the story was second to none.

Yeaah we were also concerned that breaking the Hobbit up into three movies would make each individual segment drag on…but that’s not the case.

This movie has a logical beginning, middle and end.

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FRINGE: Nina Sharp is DEAD. December 21, 2012

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Instead of running Nina Sharp stays put and holds here ground. We never really thought all that much of Nina either way but after tonight’s episode, we have a different view.

and now we know that ‘Michael’ was just an anomaly .. a boy that went missing.

‘Why are you not frightened?’ Windmark

In reality you’re the animal – nina sharp.

Wow – what an amazing last stand for a core character… seems a whole lot more heroic than poor Etta

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Star Wars Riptide – REVIEW – this isn’t a full story and it sucks. December 21, 2012

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We finally got the chance to catch up on some reading recently and completed Paul Kemp’s Riptide.

 

the Tl;dr version is don’t bother – this book sucks.

We were really looking forward to this book, especially after the first one in this story arc : Crosscurrent which we reviewed back in May of 2010.

This book plods along as we kinda see what happens to Jedi Jaden and the escaped clones…we get a very brief glimpse of the One Sith too.

But overall the book lacks content and true drama. The final chapter makes little sense and leaves us hanging. We kept reading, hoping this book would get better but it never does.

FRINGE: The Password is Black Umbrella December 14, 2012

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That was one crazy – TRIPPY – episode.

Yes we know that Walter dropped acid, but what a crazy trip,

and who is Donald? we still don’t know. Why did the radio just started working now? If they activate every 5 days why didn’t they hear it before..

And what about the boy? he is the key but how?

Only a few more episodes and we’ll finally find out

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MAN OF STEEL 2013 : Will Superman Kneel Before ZOD?! December 13, 2012

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Superman Returns SUCKED. we all know that. We all also know it sucked even though the initial trailer was pretty solid.

The problem with Superman Returns is that it was about Superman/Lois/his son triangle and that just didn’t work.

Man of Steel – set for release in 2013 now has an awesome trailer out. While trailers are usually good – this one give us lots of hope that the movie will be awesome too. This is more aligned with the current Action Comics/Superman approach where Superman is not univerally welcomed to Earth, there is fear about him (he’s an alien after all).

That makes a lot of sense and it sure has worked really well in the comics.

Then of course, while Lex Luthor is always good for a laugh, no Superman villian is better than Zod for movie lovers. Superman II was one of the best superhero movies of all time because of the bad guys – Zod and his cohorts from the phantom zone.

In Man of Steel – ZOD returns.

The other thing that is different is instead of simply paying homage to the original Superman movies – Marlon Brandon will not be back from the dead to play Jor-EL. Instead Russel Crowe will play Jor-EL (and Kevin Costner as Clark’s Earth dad). What an awesome combo.

No this doesn’t look like Smallville either – this is Superman and finally the Man of Steel has returned.

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome – Series REview – Tricia Helfer lends her voice to the finale December 8, 2012

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We’ve now (hopefully) all see the final episode of Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome.

WHAT A FRAKKING AWESOME SHOW.

From beginning to end we had action, drama and were completely engaged. No we did not see the double cross coming with Bekka – that was a neat thing.

We also didn’t think Cocker would live. We were sure he was dead – so seeing him at the very end was really cool thing and gave this show a really nice happy ending.

It was also cool to hear the voice of Number six herself – Tricia Helfner – as the cylon hybrid snapping Bekka’s neck.

And oh yeah Husker’s got his own viper!!

So will this show – get picked up? WE SURE HOPE SO. No doubt this Machinima Prime thing was a test case..no idea if NBC Universal made the money they need…we sure hope they did and will continue to watch this show.

SO SAY WE ALL!!

FRINGE – The Invaders are Just Better at Math Than We Are December 7, 2012

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The Invaders are just better at Math than we are – Olivia – what a great line…from a Tier 1 fugitive on RewardWire no less.

What is a Truth Church?
Shifting futures with Windmark is amazingly complex, though the pacing of this episode was also painfully slow unitl of course – the awesome ending.

at 5:14 Windmark will draw his last breath.. or will he?

We didnt think we’d see Peter actually cut the tech out his neck, but he did it.

ONLY 5 episodes left…..

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Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome ENDS Here with Episodes 9 and 10 – What’s Next? December 7, 2012

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Wow that seems to have gone faster than we would have liked. After what seems like an eternity of expectations, we’re not at the end, the finale of Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome with the final two episodes.

YES this has been an awesome ride.

YES we want more.

Episode 9:

In the aftermath of the deadly Cylon ambush, Coker threatens Becca, forcing Adama to a heated standoff.

 

Episode 10:

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.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer!!! No Khan!!! No KLINGONS either!! December 6, 2012

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It’s here!
The first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness is out and it is a battle for Earth..ok we knew that was coming..
we’ve got a Kirk nemesis – ok we know it’s not Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!

But our teaser shows lots of Earth – little of space and our beloved NCC1701. We also only see HUMANS!! Where are the aliens!!

WHERE ARE THE FRAKING KLINGONS JJ!!

Star Wars Purge: The Tyrant’s Fist – Is this the next great Star Wars comic series? December 5, 2012

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Star Wars Purge: Tyrant's Fist #1 Star Wars Purge: Tyrant’s Fist #1 Looks like a lot of fun. It’s  a series that since that beginning has been about Darth Vader being..

BAD.

Yeaah it’s not about redemption, It’s about Purging Jedi scum from the new Imperial Order.

The first Star Wars Purge came out two and half years ago as a one shot issue and it was awesome – because Vader failed.

It was a ‘human’ failing for a dude that at this point is more evil than anything else.

While the cover art and the story for this new series looks cool, the interior pages remind us of the crap that we used to see from Dark Horse and not the more modern glorious artwork that we crave.

Star Trek Into Darkness – first poster revealed…looks like something from an Enterprise Episode…:( December 3, 2012

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The first Star Trek Into Darkness poster is here and we’re already worried.

Sure this is just a teaser..but the post apocalyptic vision of the Federation has been done – remember that Enterprise episode where Archer is taken into the far future where Earth is destroyed? yeaah that’s what we thought too.

Still it’s early.

There is still hope

KLINGONS!!! WE WANT KLINGONS.