Archive for the ‘Stargate’ category

Possible Return for SGU/Firefly through Netflix?

March 27, 2012

I am a subscriber of Giant Freaking Robot, and thought I’d like to share this link with you. I would have preferred to post an original source, but they referenced none, so here is the GFR blog post.

Netflix Will Not Save Terra Nova | Giant Freakin Robot.

I  really, REALLY hope that last line comes true. I was downright crushed when SG-U was cancelled just as it was catching its stride, no need to mention Firefly being cut down in its prime with so much set up for later episodes to explore (Book’s past!). Also, it was just plain awesome.

Keep up the tweet storm! Get Netflix to bring back these beloved shows!

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Casting Call for SG: Universe

September 17, 2008

There are rumors going around for the casting information for the series regulars of Stargate Universe.  Some of the seem okay, but I fear the kind of character development that would revolve around such characters.

In interviews TPTB said they were looking to fill the void left behind by BSG.  I didn’t like BSG that much, so hopefully Universe is more like stargate than bsg.

Go to Gateworld for the full story.

The BunnyGate

September 12, 2008

So I watched “The House Bunny” a couple hours ago.  I liked it.  Some of the characters are painfully dorky/irritating (the President of the Zeta House, for instance).  But overall it was a good, funny movie.  I recommend it.  Fun fact: Real Playboy Bunnies were used in the movie.  Some that I noticed were Hiromi Oshima and Sarah Jean Underwood.  Both uber-hotties.  I actually have the issue with Hiromi in it, I got it because Denise Richards was in it… or was it Charisma Carpenter?  Hmm…  Anyway, Mrs. Oshima was a bonus.

You may have noticed I recommend damn near every movie I see, thats because I don’t watch shitty movies.  Just so you don’t think I lack discerning tastes.

You may have noticed the “Gate” in the title.  Yes, I have some Stargate news.  First, if you don’t know already, Atlantis will be canceled.  Thats right, Season Five will be the last.  However, TV movies/DVDs are planned and the first has already been greenlit.  Also, Stargate Universe will begin filming in February of 09 for a planned premiere that summer.  Thirdly, there is some photography on the new villains being introduced in the episode “First Contact” that airs Sept 29th.

You can find more information on all three of these at GateWorld.net.

Hellboy, Atlantis, Superman, and Batman

July 14, 2008

Some more reviews for you guys (and gals).

Hellboy II: The Golden Army:

I liked this one.  Lots of action, alittle bit of drama (the good kind), and plenty of humor to break it up.  Some of the events in the plot are predictable, but it isn’t to bad.  I don’t know who played the elf princess, whose name I cannot spell, but I get the sneaking suspicion that there is a hottie underneath the make-up and prosthetics.  Selma Blair wasn’t to bad herself.  Somehow Pyrokinetic chicks with a temper seem sexy to me…  It definetly makes up for that terrible haircut.  Anywho, if you liked the first one go see it, because this one is better.

Stargate Atlantis: Episode 5:01: “Search and Rescue”

The Season 5 premier of Stargate Atlantis was last Friday, and was entitled “Search and Rescue.”  Not the most creative of titles, but it fits the bill.  It was a good start for the season, and its Nielson rating (number of people who tuned in) was higher than Season 4’s premier, according to GateWorld.  Hopefully Atlantis continues to get higher ratings, if they start dropping again it may be the beginning of the end for the Stargate Franchise.  It was a good episode, one event was slightly predictable, but over all it was quite exciting.

I’ve come to believe that giving the Tau’ri such a technological superiority over the Wraith will prove to bothersome as the seasons roll on.  In this episode they had to make some excuses to make the battle with a measely Cruiser seem epic and dangerous.  It reminds me of Star Trek: TNG, where their communicators and transporters were constantly befuddled by atmospheric anomalies on almost barren planets.  Hopefully Brad [Wright] and friends can come up with more than one excuse for our technology not being good enough (in SG’s case, ship damage).

Superman Doomsday:

I found two major flaws in this movie: 1) The animations were different from those seen in “The Animated Series” (the same artistic style was used in Batman TAS, and in Justice League).  2) The voice actors were different from TAS/Justice League.  I mean, they gave Superman a freaking butt-chin!  He looked like the damn Crimson Chin.  Oh yeah, and Lex Luthor has some very homosexual tendencies.  Not the stereotypical kind, but the subtle creepy kind.  He said some weird things, he called Superman “beautifull”… thats weird.  Basically, if you can get past the unfamiliar animations/voice acting, and the break from continuity regarding Doomsday himself (he is a crazy mutant clone of Superman with a bad attitude in Justice League, and he is a mindless genetically engineered alien super soldier in this movie), you’ll like this movie.

Batman: Subzero

I picked this up in a two-pack with the next movie, Mask of the Phantasm.  This one was alittle weird, in that Mr. Fries is the villain, but he isn’t really doing anything villainous.  I mean, he isn’t a truly bad guy, he is just desperate to save his wife after a bunch of dumb-ass submariners nearly kill her (and Fries, and his two polar bear buddies, and an Inuit child he takes care of).  Its good, but it pales in comparison to the epic awesomeness that is…

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Words fail to describe this work of art.  The Phantom is easily one of the most badass villains in the DC arsenal.  Who else has the balls to walk up to someone as bat-shit crazy as the Joker (who killed a troup of boy-scouts with poisoned cotton-candy in one issue, THATS CRAZY!) and say “Joker, Your Angel of Death Awaits.”  The costume, the voice, the badassery, its poetry in action my friends.  Seriously, I almost wet myself watching this.  The movie includes crap-loads of back-story on the “birth” of Batman himself, and even alittle bit of backstory for the Joker.  Its filled with action, an incredible sound track, especially the opening scene with the title of the movie and everything, its definetely worth watching.  It came out on television like, 8 years ago and I bought it at Wal*Mart in a two pack with Sub-Zero for like $12, totally worth it.

Continuum Trailer Soon

April 19, 2008

Gateworld will be releasing a trailer for Stargate: Continuum on Monday, April 21!

Here is the article: article.

From what the guys at Gateworld said in this article Continuum is going to be a must-see for any Stargate fan, whether they like season’s 9 and 10 or they completely hated them.

I know, short post, but its all I’ve got for now.

SG-Universe Plot Details – Official ones this time

April 11, 2008

Okay, finally an actual release of plot details on Stargate: Universe from Gateworld.  The link is below.

Gateworld Article

My thoughts are the about the same as the last time, but for some reason it feels alittle bleaker.  I don’t know what it is, but this new series doesn’t feel right.  I think it may take the franchise in the wrong direction, like DS9 did with StarTrek.  I suggest, however, that you all reserve your judgement until you read it for yourselves.  As before, I will be waiting with cautious anticipation.

Ark of Truth Reviewed

March 12, 2008

Well my friends, I have seen Ark of Truth, and I am pleased 🙂

It felt entirely Stargate, and I have no substantial complaints.  The visual effects were spectacular, the storyline felt great, it made sense, and I felt satisfied with the whole thing at the end.  Except for wanting more Stargate, which is my default mode by the way, I thought it was a great movie over all.

I mentioned above that I had no substantial complaints, but I do have two small ones.  BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!

During the course of the movie it is revealed that the IOA has decided to release replicators into the Ori galaxy.  I find this to be completely insane, even for the IOA, NID maybe, but not the IOA.  Its alittle hard for me to believe they would do this, yet it is never revealed, or even hinted, that it was a rogue decision, NID or otherwise.

 Second, during the course of the Deadalus’ crew trying to stop the Rep infestation caused by the IOA agent that built it (using the Asgard Core onboard), the IOA agent has his body taken over by a single Rep spider.  When his body is destroyed in an explosion a replicator block skeleton picks itself up out of the ashes.  It kinda looked like a Terminator :p  This only bothers me because the Terminator resemblance seemed cheap and kinda hoaky.  Also, there is no precedence for a Rep taking over a human body, although we are given a bit of explanation for that.  What is the explanation?  Watch the movie and find out!

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Normally I wouldn’t tell someone to go to Wal*Mart, because the last thing that place needs is more money.  However, they sell it for $19.97, almost ten bucks cheaper than anywhere else.  I, like some of you I am sure, am a poor and hungry college student who needs gas money.  So the extra $8 dollars in my gas tank will help soothe the pain of aiding an evil mercantile empire, not unlike the Dominion of Korx.