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