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.