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.



Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVD set only $20 at Amazon!

A great gift idea for all: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVDs in either Widescreen or Fullscreen. These are the original theatrical movies, not the extended editions, but for the price of $20 for three movies on six DVDs, nicely packaged is too good to pass up! For hardcore fans the extended editions are a must as well, but for collectors or "completists" who like to get all releases, this is a great price to stock up. Keep in mind that with the new DVDs that contain both the theatrical and extended versions you have to flip the DVD to watch the whole movie because they put half of each movie per side. Very annoying! So it is a better idea to buy each set separately. The price just dropped on Amazon (regularly $30), and this is a limited time offer, and it may go up by the time you are reading this!

  • Theatrical Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVD set - Widescreen

  • Theatrical Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVD set - Fullscreen



  • Thursday, December 07, 2006

    Battlestar Galactica mid season finale FREE screening at select movie theatres!

    Great news for Battlestar Galactica fans in select cities. TV Guide is sponsoring a co-promotion in six cities (Atlanta, St Louis, Chicago, Dallas, LA, and NYC) to put episode #310 of Battlestar Galactica, "The Eye of Jupiter" at select local Landmark Theatres - for FREE!, for you and one guest. This will happen before (!) the episode airs for the first time on the SciFi channel.

    Check the link below for all the details, and how to sign up but beware of spoilers in the Episode Description in the link below!

    Episode #9, "The Passage" will air tomorrow Friday December 8, 2006 on the SciFi Channel, while Episode #10, "The Eye of Jupiter" will air on Friday December 15, 2006 on the SciFi Chanel

    Monday, December 04, 2006

    How to reboot Star Trek while preserving canon!

    As most Star Trek fans will tell you, preserving canon is very important to the core of the Star Trek fans. But there have also been many voices calling for a partial or a full reboot of the Star Trek franchise, partially because of some of the choices that were made by B&B and some indiscretions of the last Enterprise tv series. One such was the reboot in which JMS (of Babylon 5 fame) was involved. AJ Abrams may also be doing a partial reboot for the upcoming movie.

    But regardless of what happens to Star Trek in the future, if there is going to be a reboot, I think there is a simple way to do so while preserving canon: We have already established in past Star Trek work things like parallel and alternate universes, temporal and spatial anomalies. To do a clean reboot, the new Star Trek handlers will have to simply pick a spot in Star Trek history and create the split on-screen: Make it clear that the new thread is in a different reality/universe than what has already transpired. This will allow the rebooters to pick and chose on what they preserve from the existing Star Trek and what they can change to their liking. This will also allow the existing Star Trek universe to continue as it is as well.

    Having said all that, I am not necessarily advocating a reboot of Star Trek, I am simply providing an idea on how to do the reboot in case a decision is/has/will-be made to do so... What do you all think? :-)

    Bargain: LOTR Two Towers $6 at Amazon

    The second Lord of the Rings movie, the Two Towers, widescreen, the theatrical version, just $6 on Amazon.


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