Lee posted his “Nerd badge” score recently. He failed to get it, and rightly so. Not because of any lack of nerd-dom on his part, but because of the idiocy of the test. Some guy posted a list of Twenty Things Every Sci-Fi Nerd Should Own Physically and Emotionally and it’s been making the rounds in the blogosphere recently. If you have or love 12 of the 20 things he listed, you “pass” and can . . . → Read More: The Nerd Badge is invalidly valid, therefore I get one
If you thought he was gone, you weren’t paying attention.
He’s back! He’s opinionated! He’s Australian! He’s spent more time thinking about pop culture than is probably healthy!
And that last bit actually pays off in this, the second half of our conversation, as Lee Sargent and I concentrate on pop culture and movie/TV news and rumors, including a run down of why Wonder Woman’s shorts are annoying, which Pixar films shouldn’t get sequels (but . . . → Read More: TIDBABSH 2: Part 2: Return of The Australian
… 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 to listen to me talking. Sorry about that, but it is the way of things.
On the upside, you do get to hear my wife talking about this stuff as well, so you got that going for you. Which is nice.
Of course throughout the entire . . . → Read More: Grand opening…
First, two rumors I hope are false…
This first one I’m pretty positive is false, but here it is: apparently some bookies in the UK are looking for something to bet on (World Cup and Wimbledon not enough for them?), so they’re saying that since the current season of Doctor Who didn’t pull in the same level of ratings as David Tennant’s seasons, the BBC is considering replacing Matt Smith. They’ve provided a list of . . . → Read More: Doctor Who rumors
I was giving Heroes the benefit of the doubt. Sure, they’d stumbled. The brother/sister Mexican road trip last season was a big mistake. This season was an improvement for a while (well, it had promise, anyway), but there have been noticeable issues. But I was willing to gloss over them because I like the characters, and I still think the story has potential.
This week, they lost me. And Hiro is the most obvious example . . . → Read More: “Heroes” hits bottom and grabs for the shovel
Warner will follow Marvel model to develop new superhero films : Slice of SciFi
Superman Returns darker
Ever since Superman Returns was released, rumors were flying about the sequel. Would it happen? Would Bryan Singer return to helm it? Would anybody watch it?
Not long ago (May 7th, in fact), we were hearing that Bryan Singer would be getting Superman: The Man of Steel to theaters in 2009 with wall-to-wall action in a sequel . . . → Read More: Superman Returns, but not as expected
SciFi opens a new Stargate : Slice of SciFi
As I mentioned in my last post, Stargate: Atlantis has been cancelled and will be wrapped up in a 2-hour movie. I also referred to a third potential Stargate series. That’s now been confirmed, and the title is Stargate: Universe.
“Universe” introduces a team of explorers who find an ancient unmanned ship called the Destiny. Unable to return to Earth, the crew must fend . . . → Read More: New series – Stargate: Voyager… uh, I mean Universe
Doctor Who — Theories, Facts, Speculations – Slice of SciFi
Over at Slice Of Scifi, they’ve got a post (linked above) that lays out a lot of evidence gathered throughout the last 3+ seasons of the show, and comes up with this hypothesis:
Overall for the Season we will witness the return, in some form or other, of Gallifrey and learn of how the Time War really ended.
I gotta admit, that’s a real possibility, . . . → Read More: Doctor Who – The return of Gallifrey?