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Maybe I should have called this series of posts "Force Fed". While that's not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how IStar Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection

(Originally posted Aug 06, 2005 on my older blog) Sci-fi western with an attitude, and a healthy dose of mystery and character building. I am catching Firefly on DVD. I didn't watchReview: Firefly

In the last month or so, it seems like Murphy is camped on my front step. Computer - dead. Motherboard, presumably, is fried, based on research. Car inspection - over $500 moreUnexpected costs, things that have broken lately, and lessons learned

Well, here we are with more sci-fi news. This time it'll be a mix of things old and new. Strap on your propeller hat and hang on, 'cause here weSci-fi rumors and news catch up

Back in January I wrote a bit about Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture": Everything about this recording is interesting to me: From a technology standpoint, what he has achieved and set in motion FromRandy Pausch passes on

Cerado's Web 2.0 or Star Wars Quiz Sadly, I got a 38.Web 2.0 or Star Wars?

Best silent movie EVER!

Andre Agassi survived his battle with 8th seed Marcos Baghdatis tonight to move into the third round of play. I only saw about half of the final set of this match,Agassi: Still alive

I've got a swirl of thoughts going on in my head at the moment. This one's gonna ramble. Hopefully it comes out making some kind of sense. I want to endI want to end my life, but I'm too lazy

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Paraglider Sucked Into Killer Storm Wow. This definitely qualifies as the craziest story I've heard about paraglidingFlying woman freezes, falls, and survives

There's really nothing I can add to this, so without further ado... Star Wars on BanjoStar Wars Bluegrass

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Share a photo I took this week and tell you about it. This is actually getting out of hand. It's a little embarrassing. [caption id="attachment_1463"What I see every day - 7 day challenge

I absolutely LOVE this story. On Monday night, a fan at a Phillies game ran onto the field during the game. Not an unheard of event. This is the first timePhiladelphia: City of Brotherly Tasering

I heard about a Tron sequel a long time ago, but haven't heard much about it since and forgot that it was in the works. I'm not sure how ITron: Legacy trailer from Comic-Con - Tuesday TubeWatch

... and then nothing but disappointment. That pretty much describes this podcast. Really there is some interesting stuff discussed somewhere in there, but to get to it, you have toGrand opening...

Spider-Man 3 Teaser Trailer (w/Superman Returns)

Apple – Trailers – Spider-Man 3

Oh, man. I can’t wait for this. I’m impressed by how many effects shots they already have done, and it’s still a year before it comes out.

Word is that this trailer will be playing with Superman Returns, so I should be seeing it on the big screen within the week!

Review: The Island

Michael Bay takes his crash, slam, bang frenzied filmmaking and applies it to Logan’s Run.

Okay, it’s not quite that useless, but if I’m falling asleep during action sequences you know there are too many action sequences. Seriously. I didn’t think I’d ever say that, but he drove me to it.

And what the heck was with that big “R” logo scene. That was the breaking point for me. If they come out of that . . . → Read More: Review: The Island

Traffic jams

People need to learn how to drive.

I was in a traffic jam this morning in the right lane of the highway. Dead stop. I was not happy.

Meanwhile, in the left lane, people were moving at about 20-30mph. This confused me. After a few minutes I found a break in the left lane traffic and I managed to move over and get going. Then I finally reached a sign that described the problem: “Left . . . → Read More: Traffic jams

CNN Pipeline: A learning perspective, & Blogs in learning

Learning 2006-2005 Information – Free PodCasts Video – CNN Pipeline

I don’t have a subscription to CNN Pipeline, but from what I’m seeing here it appears to be really interesting technology with superb flexibility and most importantly, a user-based focus. Elliot’s challenge to incorporate this kind of interface into corporate intranets for knowledge sharing is a bit unrealistic at this point, but may be something some companies can shoot for (others will find it to . . . → Read More: CNN Pipeline: A learning perspective, & Blogs in learning

Star Trek, Babylon 5 style: Concept pitch revealed

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH | Bryce Zabel: Spaced Out: Hawking Colonies & Re-Booting Star Trek

Bryce Zabel (Dark Skies, Lois & Clark) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Crusade, Jeremiah) were sitting around in 2004 talking about the poor turnout in the Star Trek franchise and came up with an idea to reinvigorate it. And they wrote it down. And now, with J.J. Abrams named as the head of the next proposed Star Trek offering, . . . → Read More: Star Trek, Babylon 5 style: Concept pitch revealed

Review: Beyond the Sea

I learned at least two things from this movie:

Bobby Darin sang a much wider range of songs than I thought Kevin Spacey can sing

Actually, despite the unapologetic fictionalization of Darin’s life, I feel like I learned a lot about Bobby Darin. When I first started watching the movie, and it became obvious that an autobiographical movie within the biographical movie was going to be the narrative theme, I was really worried that it . . . → Read More: Review: Beyond the Sea

Heroes preview

NBC.com > Heroes “They thought they were like everyone else… until they woke with incredible abilities.”

When I first heard of this show, I figured it would be an X-Men rip-off, similar to Mutant X. After having watched the preview, though, I really think this has the potential to be a good series. It seems to lean more toward the take of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, though not with his trademark quiet mysteriousness.

From . . . → Read More: Heroes preview

The Dead Zone: Back from the dead

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » “The Dead Zone” Breaking News

According to the shows creator/producer, Shawn Piller, the season starting next Sunday will not be the final season, as previously stated. Plans have already been made for two more seasons.

This is welcome news. I really like the show and they are taking it in an interesting direction. I’d hate to see them cut short the . . . → Read More: The Dead Zone: Back from the dead

Review: The Legend of Zorro

This wasn’t nearly as bad as the box office, and critics, led me to believe.

Was it as good as “The Mask of Zorro”? No. Not really. But it was a pretty good popcorn action flick.

The story just took too long to develop, and the business with the Pinkertons was a bit stupid, in my opinion, but the fight scenes were fun, as were one or two of the one-liners. Nice, non-threatening, escapism entertainment. . . . → Read More: Review: The Legend of Zorro