Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's In The Name

With the fourth installment of the Terminator franchise, Salvation, yet to hit theaters (May 22, 2009) you wouldn't think Sony and Warner Brothers would already be discussing plans for a fifth, let alone sixth movie, but you'd be wrong.

In fact these entertainment giants have already green lighted the fifth film and even signed Christian Bale (John Connor) for all three films.

There's just one really big problem with a new set of films, and that is a little show currently running on FOX called The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Rumor has it that Salvation picks up after the events of the third film, Rise Of The Machines, but this ends up conflicting with The Sarah Connor Chronicles which takes place prior to Rise Of The Machines. See everything done in the past ultimately changes the future, so this little TV show, is going to complicate matters more than some may realize.

Another problem that will arise, is that when you go to the movies to see a Terminator flick, you expect to see the original terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger. There's a smaller budget when producing a TV series so people understand that the big name actor will end up being a no show.

Something else to consider for Christian Bale is that he may have to give up the role of Batman due to the filming schedules. Though after that last performance, that would be okay too.

There is always the possibility that these new movies will be a huge success, but we wouldn't want to bet our money on that. -GJ

Monday, December 15, 2008

One Trailer, Several Complaints

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you've heard about the new Star Trek movie, and recently have probably seen the first trailers.

If you're a normal movie goer who enjoys the occasional Sci-Fi flick you didn't see anything wrong with this movie, but true Trek fans have already begun pointing out mistakes.

The biggest mistake/complaint is the relationship between Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto). The problem is Spock appears to work under Capt. Kirk to start his career, however this is incorrect because Spock was under Capt. Chris Pike prior to Kirk. For those of you that missed it though, Capt. Pike does actually appear in this film, in what capacity is yet to be seen.

This other complaint is a little ridiculous even for us. People are actually complaining about the insignias on the shirts. For some it's the wrong insignia (a complaint we've read on several forums), and for others it's the fact that the insignia appears on the wrong side of the shirt in a couple of quick shots.

Others spend good amounts of time making sure that everyone knows the new actors look nothing like the originals and they're not happy about it.

A two minute trailer gives us all this; can't wait until the actual movie. - GJ

*View The Trailer Below*

Friday, December 12, 2008

Money Waster

So for those that haven't heard, or haven't been to this week, FOX has announced that they will be beaming their new movie "The Day The Earth Stood Still" into space on opening day, 12/12/08.

The transmission is set to be aimed towards Alpha Centauri. There's just one little problem with their aim; the time it takes to reach Alpha Centauri will actually put Alpha Centauri out of the transmissions range.

Everything in space is in constant motion, and since we're talking about FOX, we all know that they have not considered this.

And for those of you that are panicking that we are showing possible ways for an alien race to attack the Earth, take a deep breath, and remember, if they have the ability to space travel, they don't need our help in planning our destruction.

Read's article Here.

Editor's Note

FOX can afford to beam a brand new movie into space, but claimed that it was just too expensive to produce an episode of FIREFLY, am I the only one who has a problem with this? - GJ

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

To 'B' Or Not To 'B'

In the film industry there are two types of movies; the standard theater blockbuster and the straight to DVD or TV movie. It's the latter that we focus on here.

These straight to DVD or TV movies are normally referred to as 'B' movies. These are movies that were made on a low budget, usually with actors just beginning or ending their careers, and involve a theme or story that nine out of ten times is mediocre at best.

The Science Fiction genre makes a very good living on these types of movies. In fact three to four of these such films can be seen on the Sci-Fi channel on any given day. These movies have ranged from good to bad, to what where they smoking when this seemed like a good idea.

Here is a very tiny list of some of our most memorable 'B' movies.

Equilibrium - released shorty after The Matrix, Equilibrium was one of the better films to start using the same type of choreography.

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder - Did somebody say "Franchise Savior." Casper Van Dien returns with Paul Verhoeven to save a stumbling franchise. Read our full review HERE

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation - Minus everyone from the original movie, add a decent storyline with some terrible acting and what we have here is a disappointment.

Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident - remember this list is memorable movies, memorable does not mean good, or in this case, anywhere even close to decent. Full review available HERE

There are hundreds of others and we want to hear some of your most memorable, so drop us a comment and express yourself. - GJ

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Worst Movie EVER!!

RECON 2022: The Mezzo Incident

First let's begin by saying "DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THIS MOVIE." This movie will take away 96 minutes, that's its run time, of your life that you could have wasted playing Gears Of War and eating Cheetos.

The story, set not too far into the future, puts mankind at war with an alien race known as the Ma'har, whom man has never laid eyes on; apparently all of our fighting has been against cyborgs. A team of soldiers is sent to an ice planet called Mezzo, where they are to locate and destroy a facility that is believed to be run by the Ma'har, but turns out to be an underground cyborg facility.

This movie offers nothing but terrible acting by a bunch of no names, who will remain that way doing crap like this, hundreds of bad sex jokes, and a soft porn soundtrack that simply doesn't belong.

For a group of so called top notch marines, you wonder how they ever survived basic training.


1. They fire at an aircraft for about ten minutes using their standard automatic weapons when they have a rocket launcher.
2. When they prepare to snipe three cyborgs they don't just shoot them but decide to have two of the four remaining team members run in the open to draw their fire. WHY?
3. They pretty much repeat number two here except they use a different weapon to take out the cyborgs. (Side Note: They also used the exact same scene of the two marines running in the open.)
4. When there is cover, they never use it. In fact most gun fights involve everyone standing in the open shooting and shooting and shooting, and no results. Two minutes later a cyborg will fall.

Here's the really bad news. This is movie number two of at least three. Someone has way too much money and free time on their hands if they actually think people want three of these terrible movies.

We have no true rating system here at junkyard, but let us just say this;

No stars, 0 / 5, and we couldn't even bring ourselves to give this to our worst enemy. - GJ

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Name, Same Ship


This was actually the name that was chosen prior to the opening of the site, but due to staff conflicts the name was changed. Sad to say there is only one way to deal with this type of conflict. (The name was not what called for the change.)

On a positive note the concept and theme of this site will not change, in fact the only item that is set to change is the frequency of posts. However this may not occur until after the start of 2009.

As we reestablish ourselves we ask that if you come across any errors with our links or have any topic suggestions to please contact us HERE

We look forward to bringing you your Science Fiction and Anime needs and thank you for your continuing support. - GJ

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Big Disappointment

Space Balls The Animated Series. Oh how we long awaited your arrival. But the wait is over, and so disappointed we are. Mel we’re sorry, but this is not the caliber of work we expected from you.

This show is like any other American cartoon; poor animation and poop jokes. Unfortunately this is what Americans have come to enjoy, but frankly, we are tired of it.

The one positive thing we found is that the spoof concept is still in place. The Lord of the Rings and Grand Theft Auto spoofs were not too terrible, in fact, these are the only two episodes we managed to watch all the way through.

So to end the misery let’s say that for another immature cartoon it’s great, but for a Sci-Fi enthusiast this falls short of decent.

Choose Your Weapon

The Science Fiction genre has offered us some of the greatest weaponry known to man and alien; everything from phasers to lightsabers, rail-guns to Death Stars.

But the time is now to choose your favorite. Any weapon of your choice; be it from a movie, TV show, anime, or video game, the choice is now yours.

Our Winner:


Gears of War

Not only does this weapon offer us that big bad@$$ gun feel, but it’s got a chainsaw on the front of it that opens up a whole new gory world. Plain old melee attacks will just never be the same.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Teaser Trailer - Terminator Salvation

Well folks here it is our first glimpse into the upcoming fourth installment of the Terminator franchise, SALVATION. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Movie Review: Starship Troopers 3 - Marauder

Franchise savior. This third installment not only brings back beloved trooper Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien), but director Paul Verhoeven as well. With the return of Paul Verhoeven we get a movie that has more blood, gore, and even better nudity.

The story is on the same track as previous installments; new bug super weapon, troopers stranded fighting for their lives, and a hero looking to save the day. Our hero, Johnny Rico, must use the new Marauder advanced weapons to save Sky Marshall Anoke (Stephen Hogan) and Capt. Lola Beck (Jolene Blalock) who were stranded on the planet OM-1.

For positives we like the controversy with the faith and religion side story; It's about time the Mobile Infantry had some sort of vehicle, seriously this is suppose to be a future war; And finally, we get Johnny Rico back, what more could you ask for?

Well there's Ace (Jake Busy) and Carmen (Denise Richards) but hey maybe they were waiting to see how things went so they could rejoin the fight in the fourth film.

The biggest complaint we've seen circling the Internet was how bad the computer graphics were. Really they weren't that bad and were even better than expected when you remember that this film is a B film, which means low budget.

Greatest thing about this film, if you haven't seen the second film, well that's okay because you don't have to for this installment to make sense. So our advice, if your not a hardcore science fiction fan, you may want to bypass film two and go straight for three.

Well see you on the battlefield trooper, and remember it's a good day to die!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fringe - Reviewed

By now just about everyone has seen or heard something about the new FOX hit Fringe. Oh yea, we're calling it a hit here at the post.

A lot of people like to compare this show to the X-Files, and while that is a decent comparison, we ask that you keep an open mind and remember this is in no way an exact copy of the X-Files.

Yes there is the whole FBI, unexplained phenomenas similarities, but Fringe appears to be going a little bit more hard core science fiction. Fringe isn't just a show about alien abductions, and other creatures of the night, but offers concepts like reanimation, invisibility, and teleportation.

The biggest complaint circling the Internet about Fringe is that it's not scary enough. If you haven't actually seen the show then again keep in mind that this complaint is from those wanting this to be an exact copy of the X-Files.

As far as cast and characters, there weren't too many complaints. Some people were a little concerned about Joshua Jackson, which was a surprise to us, but most felt as the show progressed that this was a casting decision that could be lived with.

So for a final score we here at IMPERIAL POST give Fringe a 5 out of 5. Fringe airs on FOX on Tuesday Night at 9pm.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sci-Fi Wire's Star Wars Spoof List - Reviewed

As much as the folks here at Imperial Post love Star Wars, we have to say we were quite disappointed with Sci-Fi Wire's Nine Best Star Wars Spoofs. (Their article can be read HERE). Let's break it down.

First and foremost, why in the world do you place Clerks at number 1? Yes, it was a good movie, but are you really going to place this over Spaceballs? We don't think so.

Spaceballs belongs at number 1 on everyone's list of best Star Wars Spoofs, there just can be no arguing this fact. Oh and Mr. Brook's, G4, we're still waiting for the release of Spaceballs The Animated Series.

Since we enjoy Family Guy and love Star Wars we feel that Family Guy Blue Harvest should so be near the top of this list. The only real complaint we had was one of our favorite scenes from the celebration trailer was left on the cutting room floor. We do however look forward to the parody of The Empire Strikes Back.

Robot Chicken was also placed on the Sci-Fi Wire list and given the number 9 position. If you haven't read their article yet, then you don't understand what an injustice this is. Robot Chicken was not great, especially since it spans through the entire saga and was hyped up so, but it in no way deserves to be number 9.

Two fan films also made the list; Troops, which will always be a classic, and The Original Gangsta Rap. These actually deserve to be on the list even thou there are now probably over some several thousand fan films, some even better than these; however if not for these two setting the standards for quality, we would have to endure a lot more junk films.

Chappelle's Show, The Colbert Report, and SNL were funny, however they don't really belong on this list. If you feel that they do then we'd like to argue that shows like the Simpons, South Park, and most certainly Futurama belong here as well.

So now go back and reread Sci-Fi Wire's post HERE. Then tell us what you think, because here at Imperial Post we love to hear your Science Fiction Opinions, especially when it involves Star Wars.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Col. O'Neil vs. Col. O'Neil

In the blue corner we have Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil from the original Stargate Movie (Kurt Russell).

And in the red corner his opponent for the evening Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil from the SG-1 Series (Richard Dean Anderson).

Everyone does realize that the Col. O'Neil from the movie is suppose to be the exact same person in the SG-1 series, right? Yet have you noticed that their characteristics are somewhat different from one another.

The Jack O'Neil portrayed by Russell in the movie is a serious, take charge, do it by the books kinda guy. He needed what we'll call "dummy speak*" on rare occasions.

Jack O'Neil of SG-1 however spent most of his time attempting to find humor in every situation possible, and was constantly spoken too using "dummy speak."

There are still some similarities between the Jack O'Neils. One being that no matter what happens during the mission, your top priority is bringing all your team members home, even if that means sacrificing yourself. The second and the one we enjoy most, is that they both love to take cheap shots at Dr. Daniel Jackson.

As far as the actors portraying Col. O'Neil, we'd like to give a pat on the back to both casting directors for the fine decisions that they made. For each Col. O'Neil the appropriate actor was hired, and we have no complaints here in this department.

If we really had to pick a Col. O'Neil, well we just couldn't do it. We liked both characters and actors. Our guess is that if you get down to the nuts and bolts of each man, you would have a hard time picking just one too.

Keep in mind that you have to base one Col. O'Neil from a single movie, and the other from several television seasons.

*Dummy Speak - To have something explained using small, simple, everyday words.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's In The Details

We here at the post are avid collectors of action figures and we pride ourselves on creating the best collections possible. However it has come to our attention that some toy companies are not taking pride in their work. Minor details have been overlooked and we understand this can happen on occasion but when it's done for one character in back to back releases, well we can't hold our tongues any longer.

Hasbro has released two action figures for Luke Skywalker in his Tatooine garbs in Return of the Jedi. The figure released in 2007 was one created for Luke's battle with the Rancor. However if you look at his right hand you can see that the blaster damage is already there and he didn't obtain this injury until after this fight and on Jabba's sail barge.

The Skywalker figure released in 2008 is described as Luke making his way through a sandstorm while heading back towards the Millennium Falcon. But again looking at his right hand he is already wearing the black glove to cover his injury, but keep in mind he didn't but the glove on until he left Tatooine.

This is not an attack on Hasbro, and we understand there can't be a figure for every single scene, so you have to use that one figure if reenacting a series of scenes. All we're asking is that if a company is going to take the time to create a figure for a particular scene and release other figures for later scenes then careful attention to detail should be taken.

There are thousands of action figures already on store shelves with more to be produced. Some are perfect down to the tiniest detail, some not even close to resembling the character they were created for. It's these problem figures or any other toy, that we want to hear about. Granted we really can't do anything to help you, but doesn't it feel better to get it off your chest?

Interesting Movie Fact #0003

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi when Boba Fett plunges into the Sarlacc pit, George Lucas had no intentions of having the bounty hunter reemerge.

However when learning of the character's popularity and receiving multiple requests from authors to allow them to continue Boba Fett's story, George Lucas went ahead and gave the green light to do so.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gundam 00 To Air In US

The next great installment of the gundam universe, GUNDAM 00, is coming to the Sci-Fi channel in mid November.

View The Trailer Now

Monday, June 30, 2008

Interesting Sci-Fi Movie Fact #0002

Stan Lee has had involvement with every Marvel film that has hit the big screen. He's either been a writer, producer or both for every film. Mr. Lee has also had a cameo appearance in almost every film, with the exception of Elektra.

Some people find Marvel films to be like Where's Waldo books, just instead of Waldo we're looking for Stan Lee. With more Marvel films to come, we hope the game of finding Stan continues.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reviewed: The Middleman

Corny, cheesy, and low budget, are just some of the words we'd use to describe the new ABC Family show "THE MIDDLEMAN." Yet for some reason we here at the post find ourselves hoping that this show catches on and remains on the air for some time to come.

The story for the Middleman is one right out of the pages of a comic book; in fact a comic produced by Viper. To keep it simple, the Middleman (Matt Keeslar) is out to protect the world from different exotics (aliens, robots, monsters, etc.), while Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales) is just out to find her place in the world.

To really get a feel for this show, you have to watch it. We've only seen two episodes, one involving a mob killing gorilla and another involving a Chinese Warrior who is an Earth elemental, and we hear the next episode involves a gang of masked wrestlers. This doesn't sound or make your average show, but the stories have been attention grabbing and quite unique in their own rights.

If your looking for a sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, drama, and action show, then the Middleman is right up your alley. Next episode airs on Monday June 30 at 10pm.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Best Star Trek Series Is...

Your guess is a good as ours. Every person has their own opinion about which Trek series they feel is the best. For those of us stationed here at the post, we're kinda leaning towards the Next Generation series.

Don't get us wrong, we do enjoy several episodes from the different Trek series; well we have yet to find a single episode that we care for from the Enterprise series.

It just seems that the Next Generation series has better storylines and characters that we seem to be able to relate to. Plus Data keeps us laughing and we enjoy that.

So lets here your arguments for the best Trek series.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sci-Fi Video Games + Big Screen = ?

For the most part video games that have been made into movies have done quite well. However it should be pointed out that though they have done well making money, hardly any of them have been worth the ticket price.

What makes a title a great video game is usually the player's interaction when helping to move the story along, but in a movie, we have no control over what takes place, everything is already 100% predetermined.

Sometimes a studio makes a game based movie well. Some examples of this are Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat 1, Super Mario Brothers, Resident Evil 1, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Other times we wonder what the heck were they thinking. Movies that fall into this category include Mortal Kombat 2, Resident Evil 2 and 3, Hitman, and DOOM.

Feel free to disagree with the categories these movies were placed in, it's your right.

In the end, to the studios it doesn't matter if a movie is terrible or not, as long as it brings in money. So the trend of video games to the big screen is probably not going to see an end anytime soon, in fact there are several games either already in production, or being discussed as a possibility to be made.

Some of the bigger titles being discussed are Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Zelda, Max Payne, Prince of Persia, and Tekken. Hopefully one or more of these turn out to be worth the ticket.

Also we want to hear from you about what video games you want to see on the big screen. Personally us here at the post would love to see Star Ocean or another Final Fantasy film.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Interesting Sci-Fi Movie Fact #0001

Sticking with the Firefly / Serenity theme, here is the first of many interesting Sci-Fi movie facts that will be posted from time to time.

In the movie Serenity, during the Reaver chase scene, the stunt coordinator wanted to make the shot of Jayne having a harpoon shot through his leg look as realistic as possible. Well as luck would have it, Jayne's stunt double actually had a prosthetic leg, therefore they went ahead and shot the harpoon through the leg.

This has been an interesting Sci-Fi Movie fact.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wash Reads His OWN Eulogy

This is one of the best interview sessions at a convention. Alan Tudyk, who played Wash in Firefly and Serenity, along with Summer Glau, River in Firefly and Serenity, are at DragonCon 2006 where a contest for who could write the best eulogy for Tudyk's character Wash was held. This is a video taken during that interview session.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Favorite Firefly / Serenity Character

If you've ever seen the television series Firefly or the hit movie Serenity then you know you have a tough choice to make.

If you're a shallow person where appearance is the only thing you worry about then your choice is almost impossible. I mean who can really make a choice between Kaylee, River, and Inara. Having all three is not an option, a great fantasy, but not an option.

Each character also renders an equal amount of humor, courage, and craziness throughout the series, so even trying to choose by personality is a tough situation.

But eventually everyone makes some kind of choice. My choice in this case is the one and only Jayne Cobb.

Jayne is the crew’s hired gun. He does everything for money, and when the price is right he may even turn against Mal and the rest of the crew. Jayne is not the brightest person in the universe, but he is one of the funniest. Most of the series memorable moments were provided by Jayne. He even has a song "Hero of Canton" which was wrote after a heist went sour. See even in failure he touches people's lives, which makes him great.


Everyone should make a choice, so which character will you choose?

***Firefly can be seen on the Sci-Fi channel, check your local listings for dates and times***

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Superman or Batman

This is an argument that will never see a conclusion; Superman or Batman, who is the better superhero.

SUPERMAN - an alien sent to Earth during the destruction of his home planet Krypton. He has some of the most wanted powers; speed, strength, laser eyes, the ability to see through anything, and oh yea, the ability to fly. As great as he sounds, his weakness is a little green rock known as Kryptonite, which will bring him to his knees and make him very vulnerable.

When he's not being Superman, he's Clark Kent, reporter for the Daily Planet. Just your average dork, who is in love with fellow reporter Lois Lane, who ironically just happens to be madly in love with Superman.

BATMAN - a boy who had both parents murdered while he was still very young. Batman has no special powers, and all of his abilities have human limitations. What makes him great is that he has all of these gadgets and top of the line technology that no one can compete with.

Batman's real identity is Bruce Wayne; self made millionaire. He lives alone in Gotham city, with the exception of his butler Alfred and a side kick from time to time, in an enormous mansion, which has a secret lair underneath. Wayne is the Donald Trump of the comic book universe.

My Conclusion - Superman may have all the natural powers, but Batman has worked hard to move up the chain, and that to me makes him a better superhero.

But you most likely have your own opinion of this topic, so lets here them, leave your comments, because we look forward to hearing what you think.

READ ME Another great article on this topic can be found HERE

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Marvel Studios To Take '09 Off

This may come as a surprise to many considering the success the studio has already accomplished so far this year. Iron Man will be a top ten film and the new Incredible Hulk movie is guaranteed to bury the last one forever.

SPOILER: For those that may not have heard or seen the new Hulk trailer, you can expect to see Tony Stark (Iron Man) make an appearance. You should also expect to see Nick Fury after the credits have rolled.

Though there are no movie releases for '09, Marvel will be hard at work all year long moving several movies into production. The studio will be working on producing a second Iron Man, separate movies for Thor, Wolverine, and Captain America, and then topping the run off with an Avengers movie; Which will bring all fore mentioned characters along with a few others, like Spider-Man and Storm (rumored).

Prior to all these movies hitting the big screen, there is a good chance that even more movies could already be slated to begin production. Another Spider-Man would be okay, but a fourth installment for X-Men would be even better.

Though some will be disappointed with Marvel's lack of releases in '09, we can still count on other studios filling in the gap. Remember we are expected to see a second Transformers movie and that long awaited Star Trek movie. So even minus Marvel, 2009 should still be a good year for the Science Fiction Genre.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cleopatra 2525

This was a show that may not have been Oscar worthy, but it was an hour well spent. Cleopatra 2525 was a well written unique story presented by talented (and beautiful) actresses.

However, like most Science Fiction shows produced by FOX, it bit the dust before it could acquire the following to support its production. FOX has had this problem of constantly moving shows to different time slots and not allowing people to find the shows they want. Look at other would be greats, Dark Angel and Firefly.

If there was a possibility to see Cleopatra 2525 on TV again that would be phenomenal, but I wouldn't count on this. However, there is always YouTube.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

50000th Person To Sign Up FREE Wins $500

This is easy money folks. Several thousand people have already signed up and we can be hitting the magic number anytime in the next couple of days.

All you have to do is click on the link below and sign up for your free information.

The 50,000th person that signs up wins $500. This is simple so please don't miss out.

*Only one entry per person.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Random Black Hole Theories

Everyone has seen a television show or movie that involves a black hole at some point in their life. Though most times the black hole is portrayed as the ultimate destructive device; meaning anything sucked in is broken down to the littlest atom possible. But believe it or not there are other theories.

One theory that I enjoy and one that you would think to be more popular, but not, is that black holes are actually gateways. Be that a gateway to another time, or another dimension.

Another theory is that black holes are actually an interstellar transit system. Enter one at this end of the universe, exit from one on the other side of the universe. This way we don't need starships with light or warp speed. Makes things a little cheaper don't you think?

What if black holes were nothing more than planetary shields? Ever think about that. Everyone avoids black holes, so what better way to keep your planet from an invasion than to hide it behind a black hole. Seems like a smart idea to me. Just something else for your brain to chew on.

All in all, it ultimately doesn't matter what a black hole is. It's just too dangerous for us to explore them. Though, maybe we could talk some of the people that are tying up our court systems with frugal lawsuits that this would be a good money making opportunity. It's not like they'll be able to sue us. Just a thought.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

It's been a while, but I think I now have the motivation that I need to start posting again. Just spent some time at the big MegaCon Convention in Orlando, FL. and I'm excited to start posting again.

I've had a few personal matters to see to but now that they're out of the way, there will be no stopping me. Look for the first of many posts to come online in the next couple of days.

I'll keep on flying, will you?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Disney's The Black Hole

In 1979 Disney went out on a limb and jumped head first into the Sci-Fi phenomenon that had occurred in the late '70s. Disney had seen the success of such films as "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Star Wars" and felt it was time for them to cash in. But to obtain their cash, Disney had to spend quite a bit in the process.

As a story goes the plot wasn't all that bad, graphics were pretty impressive for their time, and the scientific facts were almost spot on. As far as a downfall, the movie does start out kind of slow, but about a half hour in everything picks up.

This movie not only tells a decent story, but gets your creative juices flowing. You start to spend time wondering what would really happen if you were to travel into a black hole. Would something extraordinary happen or would your life just simply be forfeited. No one may ever know.

If you have the chance to see Disney's The Black Hole, it's strongly recommended that you do so.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

UFO Hunters

"I don't believe in UFOs" - Dennis Anderson, NY SPI from Sci-Fi Channels new show UFO Hunters. Understand that this show is to follow the folks at NY SPI, who are skeptics, as they look to find evidence to disprove UFO sightings and alien abductions, but for the scholar of the group to make that statement is just baffling.

A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object. If a blimp flies over a playground of children who have never seen one, is that not a UFO to them?

It's practical to assume that ninety-five percent of the world's population who hear the word UFO, will receive the image of silver circular metallic shapes floating in the sky long before anything else comes to mind.

Thousands of people a year claim to see some sort of UFO in the sky, most assuming it to have been a starship, and for those thousands, there are hundreds out there to prove or disprove their claims. These hunters, researchers, or the average joe looking to find something unique in this crazy world of ours, all have their own theories, thoughts and opinions on the subject, and nobody is afraid to express themselves.

The most important thing to remember is that everyone should keep their eyes to the sky, because you never know what you'll find, anything is possible.

*Special Note*
There are currently two unique shows on television running under the name UFO Hunters. One on the Sci-Fi channel, the other on the History channel. Check your local listings for showings.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

This entry in the Star Wars saga casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice", unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny. As its name implies, The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies that will be seen and experienced for the first time anywhere in video gaming.

Game Trailer

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Science Fiction @ The Movies

Here are some trailers for movies that will be hitting the big screen in the next couple of months. These films seem to have some big potential, but without support they could just as well be failures.




(I Know Have Spoke Negatively About This Film, But Remember, These Are Films That Have The Potential To Be Blockbusters. No Matter What I Think.)



Monday, January 21, 2008


The world of everything Gundam began over in Japan in 1979, but didn't make its debut in North America until 1998 with the run of Gundam Wing on Cartoon Network's Toonami. Since then countless other series in the Gundam universe have aired, including the original series Mobile Suit Gundam.

If you're going to call yourself a true science fiction fan, then this epic saga is a can't miss. Some of the series may seem a little childish at first but you must look into the underlying themes and concepts being portrayed.

Gundams are futuristic war machines. Each series portrays a different war, in a different century, with different Gundams and pilots. The only constant is the involvement of the Earth.

For more information on everything Gundam please visit the official website at Gundam Official. There you can find plot summaries of the different series, character profiles, gundam schematics, and answers to your frequently asked questions.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What Emperor Palpatine Should've Done

Thousands have witnessed the incredible world of the original Star Wars trilogy and more than seventy-five percent of those people each have their own ideas and opinions of what Emperor Palpatine should have done to accomplish victory over the Rebel Alliance. Here are just some of my thoughts about what should've happened.

Emperor Palpatine was to be someone of great knowledge and power, but yet most look at him as nothing but an arrogant fool. I would surely agree with the latter. Palpatine's arrogance doesn't really come to the forefront until Return of the Jedi when he makes many costly mistakes.

The first and most crucial mistake Palpatine made was with the use, or in this case lack thereof, of the Star Destroyers in system near the second Death Star. It would have been an extremely quick space battle if the destroyers were involved, but they were given orders to hold position but make sure no one attempts to escape. The Rebel fleet was easily able to maintain the upper-hand while dealing with the imperial fighter craft, so much that they were able to break off several fighters of their own to make attack runs on the second Death Star. The fire power packed on one Star Destroyer would have been enough trouble for the desolate Rebel fleet but the hundreds in system would have blown the Rebel fleet to bits quickly.

The next mistake made was on the moon of Endor. We all saw that Luke Skywalker was taken to Darth Vader by an AT-AT walker, so the question became why not use that AT-AT while battling the ewoks and Rebel landing party. I understand that an AT-AT is a large transport vehicle that would not be the most mobile thing to be taken into the forest, but it would have several advantages.

One advantage of using the AT-AT would be that the ewoks battle techniques would not have the same effect as they had on the AT-ST walkers. First the AT-AT armor is thicker; second the AT-AT is four legged not two like the AT-ST. These two things alone eliminate all the log warfare.

Second even though it would be too big to walk straight into the forest, an AT-AT has the fire power to blow away the forest. It's also easier to step on groups of ewoks with feet like an AT-ATs.

The last and most costly to Emperor Palpatine was the fact that he put to much trust in Darth Vader. Palpatine should have been able to feel Vader reaching out for Skywalker in the force, especially when they were reaching to one another near the second Death Star. Palpatine should have known that Vader was up to no good. But yet he still trusted Vader and even turning his back to him when trying to kill young skywalker. Palpatine knew Vader was not a complete machine and still had human parts, one being his heart.

Too many mistakes allowed the Rebels to destroy the second Death Star, scatter the remaining Imperial forces, and end the Emperor's life.

So now that you've had a chance to hear some of my thoughts, feel free to express yours.