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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

The time is shortly upon us. The wait is nearly over. Let the glorious holiday IMAX season BEGIN!!! Wait... let me get my oxygen... Okay. I feel better now. Got a little giddy thereHoliday trailers - Tron: Legacy, Narnia 3, and HP:TDH

Gizmo's - Drag, Click & Snap Windows and Taskbar Buttons into Position | Gizmo's Tech Support Alert I have been looking for a utility that will let me rearrange those stupidRearrange your Taskbar buttons, and more!

Yes, I know stupider isn't a word. It applies to Netflix nonetheless. I'll start this off by admitting that I don't have Netflix. I have used it at other people's housesNetflix becomes stupider, Warehouse 13 returns

I joined Facebook almost a year ago, if I remember correctly. I joined as an exercise for work. I was hearing a lot about how Facebook and similar social networkingI have a problem with Facebook, and it's Walt's fault

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

[caption id="attachment_941" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="The Enterprise leaving the station"][/caption] Reviewing Star Trek (2009) is a bit of a difficult task. There is so much that has gone before, both good andReview: Star Trek

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 SundayThe Dead Zone: Back from the dead

March was a weird month. I actually got outside and did exercise. That's how weird it was. Doesn't sound weird to you? Talk to my doctor. (Actually, if you do talkMarch out

Okay, I get distracted for a little while and suddenly there's new stuff in the Star Wars universe. I can feel the geek in me slipping away... But at least IStar Wars trailers

Look, let's just get right to it. If the movie is nearly as good as this trailer makes it out to be, it's going to be awesome... I was let downDeathly Hallows trailer released

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel The Dark Is Rising is my favorite young adult fantasy series. Susan Cooper wrote the series and it reallyThe Dark Is Rising comes to film

This is probably my favorite short film to date. I'm sure that says something about me. This really is an amazing job. My favorite is the Tetris demolition. Frogger was a niceNew York destroyed by Pixels!

I came across a post tonight by a professor at the University of Georgia. He uses his response to a recent post on the NPR blog All Songs Considered asChanging morality to fit the technology

Internet Time Blog » Blog Archive » Jaron Lanier When Jaron was speaking at the dedication of the Gates Computer Center at Stanford, he said "Naming a computer science building afterInternet Time Blog » Blog Archive » Jaron Lanier

Dark Knight takes it slow, plus Robot Chicken and Terminator

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, has stated that he’s in no hurry to make the second sequel to Batman Begins. He has reason to be cautious. Historically speaking, the third installment in a franchise has been, shall we say, lacking. Superman III, Spiderman 3, Terminator 3, Batman Forever, Rocky III, Police Academy 3… need I go on? Nolan’s got the right idea:

“I don’t know why they’re hard to do,” Nolan said. “Maybe there’s so much expectation to them. But I wouldn’t want to do one if it weren’t going to be as good as the first or second. That’s not respectful to the fans… The worst thing you could do now that you’ve gotten the plane back in the air is mess up the landing.”

Thankfully, Nolan is pushing back on Warner Bros., who want to jump ahead, to hold off until he has something worth making.

Interestingly, he also noted that the recently released DVD will not have any deleted scenes including Heath Ledger’s wonderful performance, nor will it have any outtakes. He said he’s not holding back, he just doesn’t have any deleted Joker scenes. He also feels that including outtakes is disrespectful to the actors, who work hard and trust the director to include their best work.

Finally, come January we may get the chance to see The Dark Knight on the big screen one more time. It appears that it’s being re-released to help generate Oscar-buzz and DVD sales.


Speaking of sci-fi action franchises starring Christian Bale… the first full trailer for Terminator: Salvation has been released. Go see it!

"You and me... we've been at war since before either of us even existed."

"You and me... we've been at war since before either of us even existed."

It’s interesting to note that at some point John Conner says that “this is not the future my mother warned me about. Something has changed.” Maybe it’s that better Terminators have been invented than the ones that were sent into the past to kill her or him.  That would explain some of the stuff I’ve been hearing about the Terminator TV series (which I haven’t gotten around to watching yet, unfortunately).

This looks like it will be the darkest entry in the series, which makes sense given that this is the post-apocalyptic time period. All out war with the machines. It will be a special effects extravaganza. Hopefully the story holds up as well.


If you know who Ron Moore (creator of the new Battlestar Galactica), Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog), and Seth McFarland (creator of Family Guy) are, you’ll love this Robot Chicken clip.

Oh, yeah… you also have to realize this is meant for adults, and that it’s way more offensive than most stuff I post here.

And you have to be in the US (sorry… nothing I can do about that. I don’t own Cartoon Network.).

So… if you meet all those criteria, enjoy this!

Robot Chicken pushes the envelope farther than even Family Guy. But I can’t deny it’s funny…

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