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Uhura Cast for Star Trek XI..And She’s a Fan!! September 18, 2007

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Zoe Saldana has been picked to be the new Uhura for the new Star Trek movie.

Saldana who has previously been in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and The Terminal (with Tom Hanks) already knows a thing or two about Vulcans.

Uhura’s casting follows casting for Scotty (with a scotsman), Chekov (with a real Russian), Spock (with a guy that has pointy ears). The secret script has apparently been completed and Star Trek XI should be in theatres for X-mas 2008.

Now if they could only cast Kirk…

But without any futher do..here is the future Uhura showing us what she knows about vulcans. Live Long and Prosper Zoe Saldana!

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The Death of Superman – Out Tomorrow on DVD! September 17, 2007

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The last Superman movie – Superman Returns – was a farce. Comic books fans deserved better and now we’re finally getting it – albeit in the animated straight to DVD format.

Technically this is called Superman Doomsday – but it’s based on the Death of Superman series which is near impossible to find on the comic book store shelves now.

As an Amazon pre-order the price is pretty fair and apparently it’s already in the top 10 selling DVD’s at Amazon too. The DVD officially comes out on Tuesday September 18th.

Check out the Warner Bros trailer for this and then decide for yourself whether this is the ultimate Superman movie …or not.

Highlander The Source – Who wants this series to live forever? September 15, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in adrian paul, Amanda Tapping, astronomy, christopher lambert, fantasy, Graham Crackers Comics, highlander, highlander the source, lightsabers, Rachel Luttrell, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, star trek tng, starwars, teyla, YouTube.
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The first Highlander movie is an epic cult classic.

Ever since there have been far too many attempts to re-create that magic on the big screen and the small…the latest attempt is on SciFi tonight called Highlander the Source.

After X movies and shows, we’re finally going to figure out how the immortals became immortal.

Trailer is pretty slick..and the show…well..it follow the standard Highlander model..(namely weak’ish ploting, mediocre acting, excellent action and sound and excellent pacing to an ultimate finale where someone loses their head and a Quickening occurs).

My main problem with this show is – what the frak is considered canon for Highlander? I had thought Highlander : Endgame was it…but now? i don’t know.

Isn’t Christopher Lambert supposed tobe the REAL DEAL Highlander?! Sure Adrian Paul is good but??

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet…

It’s A Google Universe – And We Just Live In It August 23, 2007

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If you ever had a doubt that we’re all just playing in the Google Universe – doubt no more.

Google Earth has gone Universal. That is Google Earth which up until this week was limited only to our little blue planet now has a ‘sky’ portion that shows you the stars from your location.

This is perhaps the greatest thing to happen to astronomy thus far in the young history of the Internet.

How many times have I struggled – traveling as much as I do – trying to figure out the sky from wherever my travels take me? – Sure the charts help but Google Earth Sky mode is…

AWESOME.

It is the most fluid, dynamic and visually accurate astronomy program i have ever seen and i strongly encourage anyone with an interest in the skies to check it out.

Logans Run – REMAKE! August 21, 2007

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from the ‘let’s remake every film every made files..’

Logan’s Run the classic 1976 movie where everyone over a certain age is eliminated to keep the population under control..is being remade. Multiple news sources (with Reuters being the key) are reporting that the remake is now in full swing.Commercials veteran Joseph Kosinski will make his directorial debut on the sci-fi thriller, which has been in the works at the studio since the mid-’90s.

Sure the pacing of the 1976 movie may be a bit slow by today’s standards but Logan’s Run is a concept film and it still holds up well to the test of time.

Well the movie does…70’s trailer…not so much..but check it out for yourself below:

Bring Back Mara Jade Skywalker – (cheezy vid) But You Can Do Better! July 26, 2007

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A Friend of ShowMeSciFi sent in a little vid, a song and an idea – bring the fight to Bring Back Mara Jade to a wider audience.

We need more people to sign the Bring Back Mara Jade Petition

 So with the one video to start – ShowMeSciFi is pleased to announce the formation of the Bring Back Mara Jade group on YouTube.

 Here’s the idea: The first video SUX. You can do better. I know you can. Mara deserves Better.

So get your videos submitted and Let’s Fight to Bring Back Mara Jade.

Flash Gordon Teaser Trailer July 12, 2007

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flashgordon.jpg SciFi Channel is finally starting to get a little serious about the new Flash Gordon show which is set to premiere in August.

They’ve now revealed the show’s logo (left), have FINALLY put up a page on their own site with some pics and..

wait for it..

Put up a teaser trailer too!

Yes it has the Queen music and Yes Ming is MERCILESS.

Battlestar Galactica Razor Preview July 11, 2007

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SciFi showed a 30 second preview of the upcoming movie Battlestar Galactica Razor – set to air in November.

AWESOME.

War Is Our Imperative. So We Will Fight – Admiral Cain in Razor.

I see this movie based on the trailer – as a copycat approach of the Babylon 5 movie ‘In the Beginning’ (which was awesome too). Originally we thought that this movie would be all about Battlestar Pegasus, but it looks like its really about the origin of the war itself – which got an ok treatment in the mini-series- but will get a different viewpoint in the Razor movie.

Without any further ado..here’s the trailer that aired last night on Scifi. Enjoy.

Star Wars Show Us Your Lightsaber contest – A TOTAL DUD July 10, 2007

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Back in February Hasbro announced the Show Us Your Lightsaber contest on YouTube..i have to admit that I totally forgot about it ..until i came across the group today.

I didn’t miss much.

The group only netted 42 videos most of them unwatchable including the winner which is so pathetic that I will not link to it on this blog. None of the vids went viral and none (expect for hasbro’s only trailer) had more than 2,000 views with the majority (including the pathetic winner) at well under 1,000.

The only one that I like was the Saber of Ra – linked below – it’s well done and it sure is unique.

New Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron Headed for the PSP July 9, 2007

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I’ve played Star Wars Battlefront I and II mostly on the PS2 and enjoyed them both immensely.

It looks like i’ll be playing the third iteration of this series on the PSP with Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron. The trailer looks awesome..check it out below..

Flash Gordon To Keep Queen Theme Song June 29, 2007

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Flash -AH ah!

GREAT NEWS! The upcoming SciFi Flash Gordon series will be keeping the Queen theme music from the 1980’s Flash Gordon film.

Kind of.

“[We’re] looking at updating the Queen song just a bit,” Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming for SCI FI Channel, told reporters. “So it’s definitely the Queen song we all know and love, with a little something extra. Because it is about communicating the fact that it’s not the ’70s Sam Jones movie with people in spandex and everything we love about that movie. The show is not that campy. But how do you not use that music? It’s so wonderful. So we’re trying to have a little of both, to have our cake and eat it, in that regard. But I don’t believe the music is actually going to be in the series itself.”

Stern also revealed that Ming The Merciless won’t be called the Merciless in the show – THAT SUCKS! –

There will also be a new character – new character called Baylin (Karen Cliché), a bounty hunter from the planet Mongo. Baylin will join Flash (Johnson); his former girlfriend, Dale Arden (Gina Holden); and scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov (Jody Rasciot).

The show is set to debut on SciFi this August and has already been booked for 22 Episodes.

And for good measure…here’s the Queen version of the Flash Gordon theme

Babylon 5 Lost Tales – Trailer! June 11, 2007

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July 31st can’t come soon enough.

Babylon 5: Lost Tales is just under 6 weeks away from release and i’m already stoked.

We already know the basic outlines of the story..but i’ve finally now seen the DVD trailer and it’s AWESOME.

Sheridan doesn’t look any older – than again they aged him at times in the original run of the series.

We can only hope that the success of Lost Tales leads to another DVD, or maybe a whole straight to DVD series.

Here’s the trailer to get you going..

WestWorld remake in the works June 7, 2007

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From the another classic film about to ruined dept..

1973 Classic.  Westworld directed and written by Michael Crichton and staring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin is on the remake block.

The futuristic drama cast Benjamin and Brolin as visitors to an amusement park where visitors can play out entertainment fantasies with the help of virtual reality and robots. The trouble starts when the robots begin to fight back.

No word yet on when it will hit the theaters. How can anyone replace Yul Brynner though?

Westworld actually also spawned a very short lived spinoff TV series in the early 80s..it only lived for five episodes.

Thundercats are on the move, Thundercasts are loose! June 6, 2007

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Thunder

THUNDER. THUNDERCATS HO!!!

Yup that much love 80’s cartoon is transitioning to the big screen.
The core Thundercats story is basic enough..here’s what Wikipedia lists:

The story begins with the destruction of the ThunderCats original home, the distant planet of Thundera. Forced to flee from the dying world, The ThunderCats and their fellow Thunderians board a fleet of starships to escape just as the planet blew itself apart.

Aboard the fleet’s flagship, a team of several ThunderCat nobles are gathered to escort and protect the sole heir to the ThunderCats’ leadership: the young Lion-O, a boy of twelve years. They also hope to safeguard the Eye of Thundera, the source of the ThunderCats’ power, embedded in the hilt of the mystic Sword of Omens.

No word yet on when Thundercats the movie will be in theatres but here’s hoping they keep the original theme song.

Battlestar Galactica – Beyond The Red Line Video Game June 5, 2007

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What’s a FRAKKING BSG fan to do?

The show is ending next year and even worse there are no new episodes to be had for months yet…what to do what to do.

PLAY THE FRAKKING VIDEO GAME of course.

Battlestar Galactica – Beyond The Red Line (BTRL) is a FREE game that is now available as a Demo for PC/MAC/LINUX users. It’s a fan effort and is not officially endorsed by BSG’s copyright owners.

In an interview with the BTRL developers one of them admits that they have not made any attempt to contact Ron Moore or NBC Universal directly regarding the project.

In choosing to develop a game based on “Battlestar Galactica” we are making use of the intellectual property of NBC Universal. We walk a very thin legal line by using this material as inspiration for our work, which is why our project is free to the public. The team has no desire to profit from this labor of love, but rather to bring a new and enjoyable “Galactica” experience to fans of the television series and video games alike.

If that is not proof positive that SciFi and Ron Moore are a bit out too lunch I don’t know what is. There is so much demand/interest in BSG, they could easily make good money with a solid game like BTRL, but they are too busy deciding on when to cancel the series instead of giving fans more of what they want.

ShowMeSciFi will have more on BTRL soon..but for now check out this trailer…oh and don’t forget to download and try out the came yourself! ()

Stargate The Alliance video game cancelled but is it truly dead? June 4, 2007

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Two years ago there was alot of hype around a new Stargate video game called Stargate The Alliance.

It never saw the light of day because MGM saw to it that it  never would.

But fans being fans – there is a petition online calling for its return..but in a new twist in this conspiracy the petition itself is now closed, even though there are over 26,000 people that ‘signed’ the petition.

With Stargate Worlds apparently still in production..who is to say that MGM won’t find a way to kill that game too..

That being the case..the code for Stargate The Alliance is out there and just like the fans that are working on restoring the KOTOR the Sith Lords..hey you never know the game might well yet emerge..

More Star Wars Toys on the Way – May 30, 2007

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30 years worth of toys isn’t enough – when it comes to Star Wars that is.

Hasbro has got a few more goodies coming out this year, so time to expand your collection.

Among the highlights is a Gold Squadron Y-Wing from Episode IV. Obi-Wan Starfighter with Hyperspace ring (EP I and II), ARC-170 (special Clone wars animated series version), Quinlan Vos and Villie Comic pack (from the Dark Horse series) andthat’s just what the highlights are IMHO.

check out this Hasbro panel from Celebration IV for more details

Star Wars The Force Unleashed – more details emerge May 30, 2007

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At last weekends’ Celebration Event in LA new details emerged about the highly anticipated next gen Lucas Arts Game The Force Unleashed. The game is set for a November release and falls in between Episodes III and IV with the player being Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice hunting down Jedi.

Lucas has put up a new documentary that goes above and beyond what was detailed at Celebration – check it out below…No its not KOTOR – but it could be something even better.

Star Wars Clone Wars – The NEW Animated Series Trailer!! May 28, 2007

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The first animated clone wars series was ‘cartoony’ to say the least..though i don’t know anyone that didn’t like the stylized Yoda.

Lucas is kicking it up a notch with a full 3D NEW animated Clone Wars series. The trailer is now up and it looks freakin AWESOME.

How much this show will diverge from the first animated series is unknown and it’s story arc is also unknown at this time.

Sarah Conner Chronicles – CLIPS posted! May 21, 2007

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WELL we might have to wait until 2008 for the Sarah Connor Chronicles – but FOX is being good and has put some clips online to whet our collective apetities.

I don’t know – but Sarah Conner is Linda Hamilton and it’s not going to be easy for anyone no matter how good to replace her.
Then again Summer Glau rocks…in this clip she does her version of Arnie’s T2 – ‘Come With Me If You Want To Live..’