Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check Us Out On MyLot

Okay guys, so we have set up a new account over on myLot.com 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 myLot.com)


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 Squidoo.com

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 Squidoo.com 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