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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #50 The Series Finale February 25, 2010

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After 50 issues it’s over.

None of us will be getting Dark Horse Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic new issues ever again.

It’s kind of sad – and it marks the end of an era.

KOTOR never did truly live up to the fantastic plot of the video games and nearly every issue had a letter in it when some reader or the other wondered when the plots would overlap. Sure we saw Malak and Revan, but never for much more than a few cells in an issue.

This final issue kinda/sorta ends off some loose ends.

At long last Zayne and Jarael get a little friendly which is sooo very long overdue.

Will we miss KOTOR – maybe – but reality is this series could have been better, though it did have its highlights. The arc when Zayne confronts the Adascas was awesome as was the final confrontation with Hazen in issue #33- that was the best wasn’t it?

Now the word is that series author John Jackson Miller will be back later this year with Star Wars Jedi another old republic title – and that’s a good thing.  The era of the Old Republic is on that demands at least one ongoing Star Wars title at all times.

So long and fair well Zayne Carrick – it was a fun ride while it lasted.

Star Trek Mirror Universe : The Sorrows of Empire – This is the REAL sequel to Mirror Mirror and yes its Awesome! February 17, 2010

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Our favorite Star Trek TOS episode has always been Mirror Mirror – where the Federation doesn’t exist and instead the Terran Empire reigns supreme and humans act more like the Klingons.

At the end of that greatest of all Star Trek episodes (Frak you Tribbles!!!) the Kirk from the ‘regular’ universe’ tell the Spock from the Mirror universe that he can make a difference.

Over the last 40 years we’ve seen small glimpses of that difference that Mirror Spock made — but we never got the full novel length story — until now.

The Sorrows of Empire is a the TRUE sequel to Mirror Mirror (Star Trek: The Original Series – Season Two [Blu-ray]) and it is the story that many of us have been waiting 40 years to read. Author David Mack is brilliant and continues on from that classic episode. Spock’s motivation and action are well scripted as is the dialogue and the drama.

The end – well we all knew how it would end – with the end of the Terran Empire – but how it got there and what Emperor Spock did – well that’s what this MOST AWESOME book is all about.

The end is a little shorter than i might have liked, but it works with the Klingon/Cardassian alliance smashing Terra and killing Spock and his poor wife — who get a lot of time in this book usually about her angst about not having a baby with Spock.

The weaving of Dr. Carol Marcus and David Marcus as well as Curzon Dax and Saavik is also brilliant. The Mirror Universe version of the Kobyashi Maru training simulation — another brilliant scene.

Did we like this book? HELL YES. And if you’re a fan classic Trek (and Mirror Mirror) so will you.

Terminator 5 and 6 Taking Shape Withouth McG February 11, 2010

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Skynet and its army of Terminator WILL BE BACK! But not by way of the moron that put out Terminator 4 (aka Terminator Salvation).

According to a report on Deadline Hollywood, there is now a 24-page treatment for Terminator 5, and a 4-page concept outline for Terminator 6.

The 2-picture construct takes place in a post-apocalyptic battleground, and factors in an element of time travel that allows for Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese to interact beyond their single fateful meeting when he traveled back in time to protect her in the original film. Wisher has created a role for Arnold Schwarzenegger that is as surprising as his shift from villain in the first film, to John Connor’s bodyguard in the second. Schwarzenegger wouldn’t be needed until the final film, which wouldn’t shoot until after he ends his term as California Governor. And who wouldn’t want to see Linda Hamilton back in aerobic top fitness form as Sarah Connor?

Fringe’s Olivia Dunham – Anna Torv- like you’ve never seen before (topless wearing mens thermal underwear) February 10, 2010

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I don’t know what’s up with this trend for having women from SciFi shows posing in risque positions for men’s magazines.

The latest actress is Fringe’s Agent Olivia Dunham – played by actress Anna Torv.

In this month’s esquire she got a whole spread of topless pics – while wearing mens thermal underwear.

Why? is it really that cold on the set of Fringe?

We don’t know – but if you’re interested –

Here’s the link at Esquire to see the whole thing.

Chad Vader Season 3 Kicks Off with the Death Star Cam February 9, 2010

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Chad Vader is Back for Season 3!!

The first episode is ok – funny but not ROFL funny. Chad needs to pick a day shift manager for the day and can’t decide.

So he installs a surveillance cam – that looks like a Death Star with a feed that goes directly to his helmet – good fun.

Star Trek: The Sexed Generation – Funny Mashup of TNG February 9, 2010

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We really miss Star Trek The Next Generation – there really isn’t a SciFi show on TV now that even comes close.

Today one of the top stories on Digg was a mashup video of some TNG goodness.

Yes the ‘words’ are taken out of context – but not always.

And oh yeah there is a full 2 minutes of nothing but Star Trek TNG explosions, from Borg to Klingons to Federation and everything in between that got blown up in that show.

It’s a real ‘blast’ to say the least.

Caprica’s Zoe Greystone aka Alessandra Torresani Gets (near) Naked for Maxim – but lots of airbrush support February 8, 2010

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We’re still figuring out Caprica – and Zoe Greystone played by actress Alexxandra Torresani.

Torresani managed to find the time to pose for Maxim – in some of the most airbrushed pics we’ve ever seen. It’s not clear how much is actually the actress and how much is just photoshop.

Still – they’re great pics – though Zoe thinks she looks fine as a cylon – and if these pics are any clue she sure is one hot cylon.

Check out all the pics – NSFW – over at Maxim.com

Caprica : Who is Alpha? Soliders of the One February 7, 2010

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Third episode of Caprica – gives us more insight into the mysterious Soliders of the One (STO) – and their leader.


Is Alpha a Cylon? of course he is, because Daniel Greystone is a cylon one of the final 5 or final 7 – the missing link that Battlestar Galactica never showed us — though we know that there was a human-looking cylon called Daniel.

Overall a decent episode, lots of depth to it, Adama and his brother are interesting , but it’s the soliders of the one that are the key here..

Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) is Hawkman ! Absolute Justice! What a great performance!! February 5, 2010

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We normally don’t watch Smallville
– actually we never do and this is the first time in five years of this site that we’ve ever written about the show.

But tonight’s episode was a little different.

Michael Shanks – best known as Dr. Daniel Jackson on Stargate – joined the Smallville cast as Hawkman!

To say he was an awesome would be an understatement.

Shanks played a dark troubled character with a degree of gravitas and intensity that was worthy of an Academy Award (if this were a movie). He was great as Dr. Jackson, but as Hawkman he is MAGNIFICENT.

The whole episode – titled Absolute Justice – was incredible and better than any other scifi show we’ve seen this year.

Stargate Universe : What Will Happen to Doctor Rush? Write your own Comic! February 5, 2010

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Last we saw Doctor Rush he was abandoned by the Destiny – left for dead.

Sure we know he’s coming back — there was that alien ship there after all – but how? (and yes we know that Eli knows the truth too or does he?)

Now the people at MGM have put together a FANTASTIC idea for a content – a Write your own comic contest – of what will happen to Dr. Rush.

So far there are a few interesting entries – and yeah we’re going to give it a shot too.

After all like the people at Dark Horse say – “We Love Comics!!”

Caprica episode 3 Preview: Reins of A Waterfall February 4, 2010

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New episode of Caprica is on Friday night and SyFy now has a sneak peak video up.

ummmmmmmmmmmm dumb question but aren’t trailers supposed to be exciting?

Caprica has potential, but unless this show kicks up the intensity a few notches it won’t live as long as its successor Battlestar Galactica

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Fringe – Olivia Knows Peter is from the OTHER side February 4, 2010

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So at long last Olivia know has the power to see things from the other side…

and months after the rest of us…

She finally knows that Peter doesn’t belong.

Big question of course now is what will she do about it?

I suspect that at some point SOON Peter will find out.

The thing that bothers me the most about Peter being from another universe is the fact that there is also another Walter Bishop – didn’t that Walter Bishop then loose his son too?

Star Trek Online Now Online – but it’ll cost you $150 a year to play! February 3, 2010

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Star Trek Online is now out but it’s not all that cheap to play— though the gameplay is sweet.

Amazon has the game for just under $50 -which is not bad BUT be warned fellow MMORG newbies – you need to pay a monthly fee too.

In all that monthly fee – even at the best current rate will still cost you over $150 a year – which means if you want to play Star Trek Online for the next twelve months it will actually cost you at least $200 ($50 for the game and $150 for the online subscription).

We’re not fans of monthly subscriptions. We are fans of star trek. Atari must be run by the Ferengi or something.

Gameplay though looks awesome – and Zachary Quinto (aka New Spock) is in the game too – though watch the video below where he explains his role -and how he’s not really a gamer himself since he has a life.

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Caprica Rebirth – Zoey Graystone is a Terrorist February 1, 2010

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Finally!! the first ‘real’ episode of Caprica – after the pilot movie. Rebirth was an interesting episode on many different levels — though it lacked the intensity of the pilot.

How could Daniel Greystone not put 1+1 together to see that the prototype cylon had the Zoey Avatar in it?

That aside it was cool to have the cylon/Zoe mix how she sees herself and how the world does.

The whole thing with Adama’s uncle – the Tauron crook was kinda neat too. The elder Adama had only a bit part in this episode though.

and of course the finale was solid – i wonder how Greystone’s stock will do now?