Thursday, January 22, 2009

Big Stargate Universe DVD sale at Buy.com

Buy.com is having a big sale of Stargate DVDs, including both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. The prices are quite awesome, you can get SG-1 DVD sets for as low as $17 per season, and also for as low as $17 for Atlantis seasons. This is great if you are filling up your collection with seasons you don't already own.

But that's not all, they have plenty of other DVD and TV-on-DVD sales, including movies as low as $6 and things like that. Check out their TV on DVD sale!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crusade series on DVD for just $13 at Amazon (Babylon 5 fans wake up!)


Wake up Babylon 5 fans! The Crusade DVD set at Amazon is now on sale for $13. Yes, the whole Crusade - the one that was filmed and aired, can be yours for a mere $13. The regular price is usually over $40. Shipping on this is $3, but if your total order is $25 or more, then it is free super-save shipping. The price is such, that if you buy two, eg one as a gift for someone else, or perhaps as a personal backup or collector's backup, then you get free shipping also!

If only TNT hadn't screwed up, we would have had a full five-season DVD set of Crusade :-( Instead we have just 2/3rds of a full season.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Hot SciFi DVD sale at Amazon's Cosmotopia

Scifi geeks unite and grab your wallets! Amazon's Cosmotopedia, the scifi genre segment of their website is having a big SciFi DVD sale! Yeehaa! :)

There are some different ways to look at the cameras with the great specials starting with the top selling scifi DVDs.

You can also check the top sellers by price range, starting with the ones under $6, and also the ones under $8 and under $10.

Some of the great deals include Stargate:Ark of Truth for $11, SciFi's Dune mini-series for $6 (two disc set), the "V" TV series and "V the final battle" at under $25 together, and lots more.

"V" of course is following the path of Battlestar Galactica, with both the original people and new people working on a new version and a re-imagination. It will be interesting to see if "V" rematerializes. And it will be interesting to see how it is re-done. We've already seen a couple of "similar" shows fail during the same season, ABC's "Invasion" and CBS's "Threshold".

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pre-order the Battlestar Galactica Season 4.0 right now!

Amazon has just listed season 4.0 of Battlestar Galactica on their website for pre-orders, for the price of $32 with free shipping.

Even better, Amazon has a pre-order price-guarantee so if the price drops before the DVD set ships, then you will get the lower price of the two.

This is a set of four DVDs, with a total run time of 755 minutes. But you have to be patient, they will be released on January 6, 2009.

This is the first half of season four, featuring the first ten episodes that have already aired.

The second half of Season 4, and the end of the Battlestar Galactica story will begin airing on the SciFi Channel in mid-January 2009!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Torchwood exceeded (my) expectations!

I was pleasantly surprised when I watched Torchwood's first episode for the first time ever on BBC America. While the storyline was a bit predictable (it screamed that the police offer would become the next member of the Torchwood team), it also served as a good way to give us a grand tour of the Torchwood facility.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised and I'm looking forward to the next episode!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Firefly fans this is for you: Complete Season 1 DVD set for $20 @ Amazon

This offer is only good today, Friday September 7 as it is their deal of the day. You can get free shipping if your total order is $25 or more. If you don't need anything expensive, you can easily find filler material to get you over the $25 hump. And if you jump to the Amazon website you can listen to an exclusive interview with show runner Joss Whedon talking about the future, yes future, along with Serenity (the movie) and Firefly (the TV series). The dvd set consists of 4 dvds with a total run time of just over 11 hours. Check the many user reviews at Amazon if you are not familiar with the show or want 2nd opinions (this obviously not for the fans of the show, but those who might be on the fence or just now starting to get to know the Whedon universe.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Prophetic post from 2006? (rebooting Star Trek)

In 2006 I wrote the first post in this blog discussing how to cleanly reboot Star Trek. Well guess what, if you have read some of the JJ Abrams Star Trek spoilers (regarding Spock), it looks like I got it right! Check my December 2006 post on how to reboot Trek.

JJ, I expect my check in the mail, and please keep the royalty checks coming in 2009 and beyond :)

Doctor Who takes a mini-break between seasons

According to Syfyportal.com, Doctor Who will take the 2009 season off, sort of. They will still produce a Xmas special and 2-3 other specials throughout the year. But not a complete season. But fear not, they will return in 2010 with Season 5. Season 4 will begin airing on BBC UK in early 2008, while SciFi is showing Season 3 in the USA. BBC America will air Season 2 in parallel with the USA debut of the more adult Torchwood. And some PBS stations are showing Season 1 or episodes from the previous Doctor Who series. Interesting developments given the rumors that Tennant and Russell T. Davis were either burnt out or wanted to move on.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Dune may find itself on the big screen again!

Great news for Dune fans from the SyFyPortal. Dune, the classic Frank Herbert book series, may get its 3rd TV adaptation, this time as a big screen movie according to CHUD. Check SyFyPortal and CHUD for more details.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Exclusive Heroes and Outer Limits DVD offers at Borders Bookstores!

Exclusive Heroes and Outer Limits DVD offers at Borders Bookstores!
  • Heroes: Get an exclusive sticker with the show's logo when you purchase the Heroes Season 1 DVD set
  • Outer Limits: Get all three volumes on DVD from Borders before you can get them elsewhere (according to the Borders email ad)
  • Sunday, August 26, 2007

    Stargate Atlantis pilot DVD just $5 at Fry's

    The pilot dvd of Stargate Atlantis is on sale right now at Fry's Electronics for just $5! Get yours now or buy it for a friend. Also never too early to start buying stocking stuffers for the upcoming holiday shopping season. And why fight the crowds on Labor Day when you can get it now for just $5? :)

    Stargate Atlantics pilot DVD just $5 at Fry's

    Friday, August 17, 2007

    Babylon 5 Season 1 through 5 dvd sets $19 each at Fry's Electronics!

    Babylon 5 Season 1 through 5 dvd sets $19 each at Fry's Electronics! This was advertised in the Fry's ad in the Friday newspaper! This sale presumably in support of the brand new Babylon 5 Lost Tales DVD that was released on July 31, 2007.

    Thursday, July 26, 2007

    Stargate DVDs Season 1 through 9 just $165 today only!

    This is for you Stargate fans! Amazon's daily deal of the day features seasons 1 through 9 of Stargate SG-1 as a single nine-season pack for $165 and free shipping. The price is only good for today. This has jumped into the Amazon Top 25 best DVD sellers. Bonus: watch online a trailer of Ang Lee's new movie "Lust, Caution".

    Monday, January 01, 2007

    Thursday, December 21, 2006

    The Prisoner gets a remake!

    AMC will be taking a shot at a remake of the 1960s cult series "The Prisoner". AMC has also acquired the airing rights for the 1960s series to air in anticipation of their own series.

    The current estimate for the debut of the new series is January 2008, with a minimum of 6 or 8 episodes.

    Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    String theory, multiple dimensions, the Elegant Universe!

    More science than fiction, although some would argue the opposite, this 464 page book deals with the universe, string theory, multiple dimensions, general relativity vs quantum mechanics, and a lot more. Written by Brian Greene whom you may be familiar from the accompanying documentary that aired on PBS TV stations around the country. The documentary is available in DVD format as well. If you want more scientific bang for your buck (no pun intended), you can the repackaged edition that contains "Einstein's Big Idea" and "Einstein Revealed" in addition to "The Elegant Universe" for around $25 on Amazon.