Sunday, December 6, 2009

Great Code Geass AMV

Here is a fan made video for Code Geass featuring the song Europa by Globus.

Watch full episodes for season 1 of Code Geass on Bandai Entertainment's YouTube Channel

*You can also see season 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Kurokami*

**Get the lyrics to "Europa" by Globus Here**


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Family Guy Meets Star Wars Take 2

The long anticipated sequel to Family Guy's "Blue Harvest" is set to arrive on DVD and Blue-Ray December 22, 2009.

"Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" is the Family Guy version of "The Empire Strikes Back." Check out the new trailer below.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Avatar Trailer

Here is the new extended trailer for James Cameron's upcoming Avatar movie.

Avatar hits theaters December 18, 2009.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check Us Out On MyLot

Okay guys, so we have set up a new account over on and although there isn't much there yet, we hope that you come over, create an account, and become one of our friends so we can keep you in the loop.

myLot User Profile

(Editor's Note - This post was created to claim The Galaxy Junkyard over on


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sci-Fi + FOX = Inevitable

Though not officially cancelled...yet, fans of the FOX series Dollhouse can pretty much expect not to see a third season.

After Dollhouse airs on Oct. 23, 2009 it will not air again until December, with back to back episodes. Although it must be noted that FOX has pulled the rest of the Friday night lineup, "Til Death" and "Brothers" for the month of November as well.

Many argue that Dollhouse should be put on another night, as should the network's other hit Sci-Fi series Fringe. There just seems to be a little problem, these shows would be unable to compete with what is currently running on CBS or NBC.

One reason Fringe was moved from Tuesday to Thursday was because it was unable to compete with NCIS. The move to Thursday was the best option due to the fact that CSI has lost many viewers with the departure of William Peterson (Gil Grissom) and Friday nights would have been a red flag to fans that they could soon kiss the show goodbye, so why bother watching.

So here's an interesting challange to all, can someone tell us what was the name of the last Sci-Fi series to go more than two seasons on FOX? - GJ

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Book Review - Star Wars: Death Troopers

Finished reading the new Star Wars novel "Death Troopers" by Joe Schreiber and absolutely enjoyed it.

Death Troopers is the first Star Wars novel to cross over into the Horror genre, and provided a more adult theme. Joe Schreiber paints a very desolate scene aboard the prison barge Purge and creates an unforgettable cast of humans, creatures, and the living dead.

The story also contains two of the saga's greatest icons. We won't ruin the surprise by telling you who, but if you've seen screen shots for the upcoming Death Troopers expansion pack for the Star Wars Galaxies game, then you pretty much know already.

Inside Book Flap

When the Imperial prison barge Purge - temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves - breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back - bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.
And death is only the beginning.

The Purge's half-dozen survivors - two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rouge smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board - will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroy amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn't really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

Visit The Official Death Troopers Site To Learn More


Thursday, October 15, 2009

From Newsies To Batman

With the lead roles of Bruce Wayne in Batman, John Connor in Terminator Salvation, his arrest for domestic violence and the recording of his berating of a crew member during filming of Salvation, Christian Bale has made quite a name for himself.

But did you know that Christian Bale's big break in film came in a Disney musical called Newsies?

That's right Christian was Jack "Cowboy" Kelly, an orphan boy that danced and sang as he delivered his newspapers. Oh and he wore a handkerchief around his neck, adorable right?

Seeing Christian in Newsies makes it easier to understand why he makes sure to get the tough guy persona now.

Of course this post would not be complete without actually seeing and hearing Christian's performance from Newsies.

Click here to learn more about Newsies


YouTube Videos Pulled

That's just great, 20th Century Fox put copyright infringement claims against two of our Firefly videos on YouTube.

It's not like we uploaded the entire episode or anything. One video which has been on YouTube for over a year was nothing but four or five ten second clips strung together for a quick video of some funny scenes. The other video was River saying "two by two, hands of blue." Wow what a big deal these are.

This just means that when you decide to read our post "Two By Two, Hands Of Blue" the video will not run but instead inform you of the copyright claim.

We don't really have a leg to stand on about the whole situation, but this isn't our first time being hit with the claim, and after almost a year the video just appeared back under our uploads and was available to the public again. Hopefully this situation turns out similar. -GJ

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Boba Fett Lens On

Back in 2007 we ran an article titled The Greatest Star Wars Character Ever, which was our tribute to Boba Fett.

Two years later we have taken our tribute a step further and have created a lens on dedicated to Boba Fett.

Check It Out Here


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FOX Asked For WHAT?!?!

Recently FOX put out notice that they are looking for writers, or anyone for that matter, that would be interested in coming up with a new series in the style of a Sci-Fi Western. Apparently FOX forgot about a little show that ran around seven years ago on their network called FIREFLY.

This news may not have angered the beloved Joss Whedon (actually no one really knows his reaction to this news), but for the rest of us, we're in more of a state of shock. If this is what FOX wants then why not bring back Firefly; you already know it has a fan base. A new show would have to start from scratch and after the way FOX treated Firefly, most won't even give a new series the opportunity to get off of the launch pad.

Maybe FOX thinks that enough time has passed and that we would all have forgotten about Firefly, or maybe they just wanted to be reminded by fans that they already blew a great opportunity with Firefly. Either way, we may or may not review a new Sci-Fi Western from FOX, it just depends on if they catch us on a good day. -GJ

Two By Two, Hands Of Blue

There was an argument several years ago about the men with hands of blue from the TV series Firefly and their fate in the Verse. What was argued was the fact that there just wasn't much explained about them and that it was a disappointment to many that they failed to appear in the movie Serenity.

Although many die hard fans do remember that prior to the release of Serenity, Dark Horse Comics had released a three comic series titled "Those Left Behind" that did feature the men with blue hands. In the third installment it is assumed that the two crisped bodies seen in one of the final panels are them, however, that is only an assumption that readers were able to make, there isn't anything set in stone that says that was them.

Many also point out that there have to be more than just two men in the entire Verse that have hands of blue, there has to be some sort of origin, and may be we would have been entitled to all of this if Joss Wheadon was allowed to finish his vision. -GJ

Monday, September 14, 2009

Will They Come???

With almost everyone writing a blog these days, a new trend of websites that offer readers a prompt or question to help get their creative juices flowing have emerged.

After visiting many of these, including the Blogger promoted, we have noticed that there is a common prompt / question on just about every site;

"Do you believe contact with aliens will be made in your lifetime?"

Interestingly enough the common answer to this question is an astounding no. So many people believe that we are completely alone in the universe and that those who believe in aliens are out of their minds or immature and need to grow up.

The following is not to offend but merely point out the fact to those of you who throw out Bible facts and arguments when discussing alien contact, just keep in mind that no one has actually proven any of that information either, but you still believe in it.

Here at the Galaxy Junkyard we of course believe in such things as aliens and have good faith that someday we may even have an opportunity to have contact with them. To be completely honest, the following examples are a couple of entertainment theories that we believe could actually be revealed to be true.

* Men In Black (MIB) - This scenario just makes the most sense to us. With the way people act and just seem to have no common sense about them, we could definitely believe these are aliens from another planet disguising themselves as humans. The whole movie in itself is just practical.

* South Park - This is a little less practical but one that should not be ruled out as a possibility. In the episode "Cancelled" (Season 7, Episode 1) the boys learn that are lives here on Earth are nothing more than a reality TV show for the rest of the Universe to enjoy. Every creature on Earth was collected from other planets across the Universe and left on Earth for the mere enjoyment of others.

Although everything here could be wrong and our opinions absurd, because in the end life could simply be revealed as the Matrix. - GJ

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Remember This Video?

The following video is probably one of the best sci-fi music videos made, and the movie itself wasn't half bad either. Enjoy.


R2-D2 WTF??

This pic came up on Sci-Fi Wire over the weekend of 9/12/09 and I came to agree with them that this is a must see pic. Sci-Fi Wire found the pic over on Geekologie

No one is exactly sure where it originated from, but many assume somewhere out of Japan.

Oh and please feel free to insert your jokes in the comment section on this one. -GJ

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sci-Fi Now SyFy

On July 9, 2009 the Sci-Fi Channel changed its name to the SyFy Channel. What does this mean to the network's loyal viewers, well absolutely nothing. The change was made because the network wanted a more hip and up to date image. So they said.

What it really does is allow the network to justify its lack of true Science Fiction. Lets face it, over the last several years there has been a decline in the number of true Sci-Fi shows. Yes there are still some on, or soon to premiere, but if you break it down the network should have changed to the Horror Channel.

Granted Horror is a sub-genre to Sci-Fi, but it still should not completely dominate the schedule. The network also runs on a pinch of Fantasy with a dash of true Sci-Fi.

But with the name change they can now tell people "hey we're more than just starships and space aliens, we offer more to fans of the genre." In our opinion we need more starships and space aliens to restore the genre to its glory and to make the Sci-Fi, sorry, SyFy Channel a respectable network again. - GJ

Friday, June 26, 2009

Virtuality - Reviewed

Virtuality is FOX's new Sci-Fi drama that's a TV show within a TV show. The best way to describe it is MTV's Real World meets outer space.

Just look at the crew and compare them to a Real World cast. There is an interracial couple, a gay couple, a couple in a solid relationship that now faces the challenge of one member cheating, and two semi hot chicks that have a love/hate relationship.

There is also the video confessionals, which was the Real World's trademark.

Now there were a couple of moments where potential was shown. Okay so really just the beginning and end, with maybe one or two moments in the middle.

The only member of the crew that was tolerable throughout the entire show was Capt. Frank Pike, and he unfortunately didn't survive. Well at least not in reality.

The worst part was FOX's cheap plug of their network throughout the entire episode. It actually got quite annoying.

Being a Sci-Fi series on FOX, we don't count on Virtuality being around very long. Hopefully we can get a little more of the story before the inevitable happens. - GJ

Thursday, June 18, 2009

GUNDAM 00 Season 2 - To Air

Gundam 00 Season 2 will begin airing on the Sci-Fi Channel starting on June 29, 2009

View the shows opening below.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Live Action Akira Is No Go

Akira has joined a growing list of manga/anime that will not be adapted to live action.

For many this is actually great news; the manga was a great success, and there were fears that this would just turn into another Hollywood flop. -GJ

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Futurama - It's Back Baby...Again!

After the "success" of four straight to DVD movies, Comedy Central has renewed the show by ordering twenty-six (26) episodes.

There are doubts about this being a successful move, but if the writers go back to their original style, and leave the Family Guy poop jokes alone (unlike the movies), everything should be OK. If not well at least we got something. - GJ

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our Smallville Ideas

Eight seasons, several sexy heroines and countless villains later, what more could Smallville offer viewers to keep them coming back. Well we have some suggestions.

1. A Darker Story Arc
The last time we saw Clark Kent he showed us that he has become angry with himself, and maybe ready to finally admit that not everyone contains good or caring qualities and he may in fact have to sacrifice one in order to save hundreds.

2. Darkseid
The conclusion of season eight ended with the arrival of a mysterious figure, our hopes is this figure will be revealed as the villain Darkseid. To learn more about Darkseid you can read his Wikipedia page.

3. The Caped Crusader Himself - BATMAN
Do we really need to say more. This show will go at least nine seasons, and with the way the economy is there is no guarantee for more, so why not give fans what they really want, the two biggest DC heros Batman and Superman together in one place.
We could honestly settle for Bruce Wayne simply making a business trip to Metropolis; maybe to discuss possibly purchasing Luthor Corp from Oliver. Just a suggestion.

Have a suggestion of what you'd like to see, well leave us a comment. - GJ

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Star Wars - Old Republic E3 Trailer

A lot of great looking games have been seen at E3 2009, but Star Wars Old Republic left us breathless.

This game, along with the upcoming novel "Death Troopers" (Oct. '09), could be taking the Star Wars universe down a more darker, adult themed path; and we can't wait.

Enjoy the trailer and let us know what you think. - GJ

Monday, March 9, 2009

Family Guy - Blue Harvest - Extended Scene

UPDATED 4/22/09 - YouTube deleted the original video source, so post has been resubmitted with a new video source.

The following video is the extended scene for the conversation amongst the Rebel Troopers aboard the Tantive IV while they wait for the upcoming battle. This clip was in the initial trailer seen at the Celebration event, then cut down for the TV airing and reinserted back to its original format for the DVD. Probably one of the best scenes because most Star Wars fans have also asked the same question, what would have happened if the Imperials had used another door?

Interesting Movie Fact #005

If you call yourself a Star Wars fan, and we know there are thousands of you, then you have seen every film about a hundred times. You watch these films so many times because you've seen what's going on in the foreground, but now it's time to check out what's happening in the background.

For Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, many people have noticed something interesting about the Rebel Troopers involved in the battle aboard the Blockade runner during the opening sequence.

We all know that most of those brave troopers in the image above will not survive the upcoming onslaught from the Imperial Stormtroopers.

However, even though they have met their fates, these same Rebel Troopers can be seen walking amongst the living on Yavin IV in the Rebel Alliance's base.

Of course we all figured that George Lucas reused Stormtroopers, and maybe even used actors to portray both Rebel and Imperial troops.

Secondary movie fact; Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), also appeared in The Empire Strikes Back as an Imperial officer on Bespin. -GJ

Monday, March 2, 2009

Remake, Remake...STOP Already!

Okay Hollywood, it's time that you start earning your money. No more going out and remaking films for profit. Come up with an original idea of your own, stop remaking what others have done.

We will allow for sequels, and we mean sequels, NO MORE PREQUELS!!!

Just so you know this article was sparked because it has been announced that there are plans for a "TOTAL RECALL" remake.

First of all the movie isn't that old, it had a great director in Paul Verhoeven, and some of the top actors at that time (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside).

We love the line "Get Your @$$ To Mars" but we don't love it enough to have it ruined in a remake.

If we could prevent Hollywood from making this remake, along with the hundreds of others that are planned, we would. - GJ

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Engine Repaired

So last week somebody on the staff managed to pick up a virus and pass it on to everyone else. Damage was kept to a minimum, we think. However, if anyone comes across any missing images or videos please let us know so we can correct it.

Bad news is we lost articles we were working on because stupid us, we hadn't wrote them on but in Microsoft Word instead. So give us sometime and we'll get you some new content.

Back To Space We Go, Hope To See You There!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Check Out Our Squidoo Lenses

Howdy patrons, just wanted to let y'all know that we here at the Galaxy Junkyard haven't forgotten about you, we've just been a little busy working on our Squidoo lenses.

And since we've done all this hard work, we would appreciate it if you checked some of them out. Just click on the titles below to check them out.


The Greatest Sci-Fi Show Ever

The Best Weapon In Science Fiction

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Economy May Hurt Sci-Fi Entertainment

Okay so let's cut the scope of this article down to futuristic space operas/dramas are in trouble. (Science Fiction as a whole will be fine, mostly because of the sub-genres Horror and Fantasy.)

We all know it is very expensive to produce a TV show; sets have to be built, writers and actors to be paid, and advertising to be performed to draw a crowd. Unfortunately it costs a lot more to do a Science Fiction show based in outer space or in the future, because besides the normal sets (which are more extensive in themselves), a lot of computer graphics also come into play and that's where a lot of money ends up being spent.

Even before the economy down slide studios were cutting these shows because of cost. Some prime examples are Dark Angel, Space Above And Beyond, Futurama, and our favorite show all time FIREFLY.

Now unfortunately even shows that have made it two, three, even five years are looking at an end. Battlestar Galactica is in its final season, there are currently no new Star Trek TV series, and though FOX hasn't admitted it just yet, we are probably seeing the final season of The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

The only gleam of hope at the moment for this brand of entertainment is the upcoming Stargate Universe series that will be airing on the SciFi Channel.

The effects of the economy are not only affecting the small screen, but the silver screen as well. As studios look into what should be cut back it's almost a guarantee that space operas are to be dropped, just for the simple fact that they do not produce the same results stupid fart joke movies do.

The much anticipated Halo movie has already become one such casualty in this time of economic crisis, and thus lays the foundation of many other movies to be shelved.

But we can always hope for a huge economic surge towards the better, one that will allow studios to go ahead with plans to make those shelved movies, someday we may yet get our Halo, along with others like Gears of War, Robotech, or any other space opera our minds can imagine.

And here's hoping. -GJ

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Foundation - The Movie

If you call yourself a fan of science fiction than Isaac Asimov's book "FOUNDATION" is a must read. Although if you're lazy and rather watch a movie based on a book then you just have to wait a couple more years.

Sony has announced that they have bought the rights to produce the movie and will turn the reigns over to director Roland Emmerich (2012).

Foundation, an excellent book, is probably one that shouldn't be made into a movie. For one thing, time moves very rapidly and each time time moves forward we get a whole new cast of characters, with the exception of Hari Seldon who appears in videos after the first act in the book.

The plus is if the conversion from print to film is a success, there is another six books to convert, but we won't hold our breath. - GJ

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Star Wars Finally For Adults

The Star Wars universe makes the jump into the horror genre this October with the release of "DEATHTROOPERS" by Joe Schreiber. The only other known detail at this time is that the book will be released in paperback.

Cover art alone makes us want it, but what about you?

Graphic Novels To Big Screen

So are you tired of seeing graphic novels on the big screen? We sure as heck are. Over the past few years studios have been pumping them out as fast as they could, and there just doesn't seem to be an end in sight.

Films like 300, Sin City, The Spirit, and soon to be released Watchmen are just a few that have been released. The problem here is all the movies are almost identical to one another. They're all filmed with a generic style, and in most cases are shot in a grey scale. There is nothing pleasant about watching these movies.

Yes we know the graphic novels were superb, in fact we enjoyed the novels for 300 and the Watchmen, but as movies they are not the same.

Because everyone has to be so P.C. in today's world the novels have been greatly edited for content. If they were to be filmed as they were wrote they would be given an NC17 rating, which would cause the studios producing them to lose money because there audience was limited.

Though in retrospect children should not be going to see R rated movies, especially those of 300 and Sin City. But that's a parental issue we will keep out of.

Even with numerous complaints being sent to the studios to stop making these movies it doesn't appear that there will be an end to this trend any time soon.

We however will be saving our money and avoiding anymore of these films. - GJ

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cowboy Bebop Live Action Movie

It has been announced that a Cowboy Bebop movie will soon see the light of day. As fans of the anime series, this is exciting news and we can't wait. However the announcement came with what may become a downside to the film.

Fox the studio with the rights to the film announced that they are pursuing Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) to play lead bounty hunter Spike Speigel. Don't get us wrong, we've enjoyed a lot of Reeves' work, but as far as him making the perfect Spike, we just don't see it. Though we could be wrong and this may turn out to be the perfect fit.

Our only suggestion is that either Vin Diesel (Riddick) or Ron Perlman (Hellboy) should be cast as Spike's partner Jet Black. Both just appear to fit Jet's persona so well.

Unfortunately we'll have to wait until 2011 to see how this turns out. - GJ

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Live Action Anime

We as fans of science fiction are all guilty of watching and enjoying anime, and nobody should feel ashamed by that fact. In fact because anime has become so popular around the world many movie studios are starting to transform them to appear on the big screen.

But is this a good idea?

Our response is a yes and no. As fans of giant robots and anime involving said robots, we start to foam at the mouth just thinking about seeing are favorite titans on the big screen. But as visually spectacular as they can be the no comes into play when you stop and think about what kind of story you'll end up with.

Anime series for the most part run approximately 26 episodes, unless its a Gundam series which most run about 45-52 episodes, or Dragonball and Naruto both well over two hundred episodes and several animated movies. Our fear is that these stories would just not have enough substance that we are accustomed too.

Already released are the Gundam movie G-Savior (2000) and Death Note 1 and 2 (2008).

In the next few years however we will see several live action anime movies; the first being Dragonball, while another, Cowboy Bebop, has already begun production.

If either of these movies happen to be a success, you can guarantee more live action anime will be on the way to the big screen, and if that happens well we have a wish list.

  • Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Outlaw Star
  • Tenchi
  • Code Geass
  • Robotech
  • Gundam (Yes we want another one)

Unfortunately with a downed economy a lot of movies may not see the figures the studios expect, so there is always a chance that live action anime movies may get scratched altogether; only time will tell. - GJ