Monday, March 29, 2010

First 43 seconds of Doctor Who season 5 - Watch now!

Can't wait until Doctor Who season 5 premiers April 17th on BBC America? Check out the first 43 seconds of the show below!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine

While it might not exactly be considered a science fiction film, Hot Tub Time Machine does involve some time travel. If your looking for a guilty pleasure this weekend, check out the HTTM. It's pretty much what you would expect, it's funny and I loved the concept of re-living the 80's. While seeing the movie, there are a few scenes in the 80's that make me think to myself...."what the hell did people do before cell phones and text messaging". While I wouldn't want to give up my tech gadgets to go back to the 80's it was kind of funny to see it played out thru the characters of the Hot Tub Time Machine.

Here were some of my favorite lines
Dude is rockin a cassette player

Create Twittagra

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A third Firefly actor will guest-star on Warehouse 13! This time it's Gina Torres (Zoe)

I'm starting to think the writers and producers of Warehouse 13 have a strong liking for Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity.

In addition to Kaylee (Jewel Staite) and Sean Maher (Simon Tam), Gina Torres (Zoe) will be the third Firefly actor to guest-star on the SyFy channel original show which returns in July.

Read the full press release below:
SYFY LOADS WAREHOUSE 13 WITH EXCITING NEW GUEST STARS The Second Season of the Channel's Most Successful Series Ever Will Feature Firefly Alums Jewel Staite and Sean Maher, Gina Torres as well as Philip Winchester (Crusoe), Paula Garces (Defying Gravity)
New York, NY - March 25, 2010 - Warehouse 13, the most successful series in Syfy history, today announced that Gina Torres will join Firefly alums Jewel Staite and Sean Maher as guest stars during the second season, which kicks off in July. The series is currently in production in Toronto.
Philip Winchester (Crusoe) and Paula Garces (Defying Gravity) will also appear as guest stars this year.
Torres and Garces' roles are both love interests for Pete (Eddie McClintock)
Torres, who portrayed "Zoe Washburne" in Firefly, plays "Kate," an agent from Pete's past.
Garces, who played "Paula Morales" in Defying Gravity and "Officer Tina Hanlon" in The Shield, assumes the recurring role of "Kelly," a sexy, spunky, headstrong veterinarian in the Warehouse town of Univille who catches Pete's eye.
In the episode featuring Philip Winchester ("Jack Chase" in Alice), Pete and Myka discover an object in the Warehouse town of Univille is transmitting increasingly dangerous scenes from old Hollywood movies. Winchester plays 1950s matinee idol "Raymond St. James," the star of these movies, in roles which include a Cowboy, a Marine, a Gladiator and a Mad Scientist.
Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself.
In its first season, Warehouse 13 became the all-time Syfy leader in total viewers (4.1 million), Adults 25-54 (2.1 million) and Household ratings (2.9), as measured by 7-Day DVR data.
Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) returns as showrunner.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New teaser trailer for the new Doctor Who with Matt Smith

Doctor Who fans are anxious to see how Matt Smith will fill the shoes of David Tennant as the new Doctor, and now you all get to see the newest teaser trailer released by BBC America for the April 17th debut.

Check out the trailer and leave your thoughts in the comments section!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 2 might be a movie! according to Neil Patrick Harris

According to an interview with Neil Patrick Harris (aka Dr. Horrible):
"Apparently they're making a 'Dr. Horrible' sequel—a feature film, I hope," laughed Harris. "I hope they cast me in it—we'll see."

"That's their plan," he reiterated when asked whether a feature-film was indeed the preferred format for the sequel. "I don't know of what scale. They're talking all options, because they made the first 'Dr. Horrible' in five days on no budget at all—that was its intention."

A Dr. Horrible movie would be  EPIC! 

Here's the full interview where you can see the news for yourself!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tiniest U.S.S. Enterprise EVER! 1-billionth-scale model of the ship

This model of the U.S.S Enterprise is the smallest, ever!

Yes, it's got a couple mis-formed sections, but it's 8.8 microns! Wow!
8.8 microns is the size of a human red blood cell. That's how big, err small, this model is.

From Screenrant:
Back in 2003, Takayuki Hoshino and Shinji Matsui of the Himeji Institute of Technology in Japan created a one-of-a-kind scale model of the Star Trek Starship Enterprise NCC-1701D.
What made the model so unique? It was made of phenanthrene gas and it was exactly 8.8 microns long. For a sense of scale, one micron is 1,000th of a millimeter.
I don't think we'll be seeing another model beat this record anytime soon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ongoing Poll: Vote now: Who is the best Male Scifi Actor from the past decade? (1 day poll)

Sorry for the delay to those who follow via RSS and don't follow either the Facebook or Twitter accounts.

I started hosting random scifi polls on Twitter, and we're underway on the second poll so far.

Who is the best Male Scifi actor from the past decade?
The poll ends in under 12 hours, so don't delay in voting! Future polls will probably be for several days, and I'll be keeping track of the winners here on the blog.

Last week's poll (#1): Best female scifi actor from the last decade. Winner: Amanda Tapping

Monday, March 15, 2010

Summer Glau joins NBC's new superhero show "The Cape"

Summer Glau has been around TV a lot, going from Angel, to Firefly/Serenity, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse... and now will be making her way to NBC via a new pilot for "The Cape".

Yes, NBC is doing another superhero show.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news:
"In the pilot, directed by Simon West, a former cop (David Lyons) is set up as a criminal and becomes a masked hero, the Cape, to clear his name.
Glau will play Orwell, a cute and intrepid investigative blogger who fearlessly goes after corrupt cops and costumed bad guys."

What does this mean for Heroes? Is NBC looking for a replacement for their show that dropped dramatically in ratings this last season? I still believe NBC can capture a strong scifi/superhero audience (look at Chuck for example), but will "The Cape" be it?

Do you think NBC can recover in the scifi scene with this new pilot? Are you excited to see Summer Glau again? I am!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Battlestar Galactica Online MMO in the works!

Frakkin' awesome! Fidgit reports that Norwegian game developer Artplant is building Battlestar Galactica Online for massively multiplayer online gaming publisher Bigpoint.

"Leading [MMO publisher Bigpoint's] product slate for 2010 will be Battlestar Galactica Online, a tactical space combat and adventure MMOG based upon Syfy's Battlestar Galactica series. The game, inspired by one of the most popular science fiction series in television history, will launch worldwide exclusively this fall on for a 30 day period. The Unity co-developed MMOG will offer state of the art graphics that can be played directly in an Internet browser.

Players will be able to choose to play as cylons or humans in a constant struggle to control the universe or just survive its perils. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. The dramatic missions will define the game's overall storyline, enabling the player to delve into mysteries of the Battlestar universe. Battlestar Galactica Online will create a new standard for web games, with beautiful 3d graphics and innovative game mechanics bringing a new level of game play to browser based MMOG. Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience."

Definitely awesome! I can't wait to see how this progresses, and what it looks like. I've played some browser based games (Quake Live) and they're really good with 3D graphics and everything I'd expect from a game. Hopefully this will be the same!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Disney World turns monorails into Tron light cycles

To help promote Disney's upcoming Tron Legacy movie, they are repainting the monorails as light cycles from the movie!

From Disney: "The transformed trains will be visible on the Epcot monorail line as early as this month. And if you look close, you'll notice that the design of the futuristic motorcycle-like vehicles from the upcoming film Tron: Legacy also includes walls of trailing colored light."

So far there's no news on if Disneyland in California will receive the same Tron treatment.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Tron Legacy Teaser Trailer

A new trailer for Tron Legacy has been posted below, and it looks really awesome.

You can also watch the trailer here if you want to see a higher-res version.

Bruce Boxleitner plays Alan Bradley
Jeff Bridges plays the new Clu
Olivia Wilde plays Quorra

Tron Legacy opens on Dec. 17

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Make your own "Ice-Planet" dessert like River Tam eats on Firefly

Remember River Tam's attempt to eat the dessert on a string called an "Ice-Planet"?

Well I just came across a recipe where someone actually made one!

But wait, wouldn't it melt and be really messy? That's what I thought, but the article explains otherwise: "What’s so great about this dessert, is that is it super fun to eat. There are several methods to consumption. You can try to bite the planet from the side (never getting much); lick the planet (which yields little, but is less messy); or attack from the southern pole (which is most effective because the gravity of Earth-that-is is helping the process)."

You know you want to try it! Check it out at the link below:

Neil Patrick Harris is starting his next project...

...but it's not Dr. Horrible. :(

Taken from SciFiWire: "Because hosting the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, starring in a hit sitcom and channeling a singing supervillain apparently aren't enough for Neil Patrick Harris, the actor just signed on to star in Smurfs: The Movie, according to"

I REALLY hope that this will not prevent work from being done on the next Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.


(sorry to anyone who got really excited at the headline. I won't let you down like this again!)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Firefly's Kaylee (Jewel Staite) will (guest?) star on Warehouse 13

Do you miss seeing the adorable Jewel Staite on TV? Jewel just tweeted from her Twitter Account that she will be filling in a role on Warehouse 13!

@JewelStaite Got offered a lovely role on Warehouse 13. Wish I could tell you more. All I can say is, you Browncoats are gonna freak.

Exciting news? Definitely! It'll be exciting to see exactly what role this will be, but I see her personality fitting well with the show and current crew.

Let's hope it's not just a special guest on one episode!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Joss Whedon working with Eliza Dushku on Feature Film

From SciFiWire: Do you miss Dollhouse already? Well fans might get another combo of Whedon + Eliza Dushku soon! While attending Discovery's Life premiere in Los Angeles, Eliza confirmed that she and Joss Whedon are working on a feature film, but won't release any details.

"I would say that we would [be working on something new very soon]," Eliza told Hollywood “I think we’re going to work on a kickass feature together that we’ve been thinking about for a few years.”

Dushku also admitted she might star in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie, because she's friends with Dan Aykroyd, who has been trying to bring her on board.

More Eliza and Whedon? Sign me up!

What Will - And Won't - Be Revealed In Lost's Final Episodes

From io9: "At last night's panel, part of the 27th annual William S. Paley Television Festival in LA, the show's creators talked about what a Disney - which owns ABC, the network that Lost airs on - park Lost ride would be like (Damon Lindelof imagined "a dark room in which you spin around repeatedly before getting hit in the face"), potential spin-offs (Writer Eddy Kitsis joked about a show about a real estate broker trying to sell property on the island) and an unexpected attitude towards post-finale publicity: Co-Showrunner Carlton Cuse told the audience that they do not plan to comment on the finale once it's been broadcast."

They also teased a lot about questions we're still waiting on answers to - and what will and won't be answered in the finale.

Without spoilers, some of the questions are...
  • Will we learn why women can't have babies on the island?
  • Will we see Walt again?
  • Will we learn if Desmond was really on the plane?
  • Was Jacob telling the truth when he said someone was coming to the island?
Want to know if these questions will get answers? [obvious spoiler warning] ANSWERS + Full Article

James Cameron doesn't want next movie to be called "Avatar 2", offers different title.

via SciFiWire: "Certainly I don't want to call it Avatar 2," Cameron said at the Visual Effects Society Awards ceremony in Century City, Calif., on Sunday, where he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. "He's not an avatar anymore, is he? Maybe we'll call it Na'vi."

It makes sense to me, although from a marketing standpoint you already have everything set with Avatar already. Maybe instead they could name it "Avatar 2: Rise of the Na'vi"? Sounds similar to how Hollywood has been naming their movies as of late.

Cameron went on to talk about the angle of the new movie, putting more weight on the culture by saying, "I think we can see that there's a greater receptivity to it on the part of the audience than certainly the studio originally imagined. We pared back on it a fair bit in the first film, and I think we can go farther in that direction and not alienate people."

What do you think they should name the next Avatar?

Star Wars foosball table built ENTIRELY out of LEGO bricks!

Not to be outdone by the LEGO Stargate Panorama, flickr user -2x4- built a functional foosball table ENTIRELY out of LEGO pieces and using Star Wars figurines for the men!

This is not a normal foosball table size, but as a huge foosball fan (I could beat you, and yes I'd put money on it!) I wish I had that on my desk right now.

I don't know how long it took for him to build this, but this is on the top of my current geek wishlist!