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In Search of Babylon 5 : The Lost Tales – Why Isn’t it being more widely promoted? August 13, 2007

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Babylon 5 Fans!! Be afraid. If my recent attempts at trying to see who is selling the new direct to DVD movie – Babylon 5 The Lost Tales is any indication , we’ve got trouble.

The DVD has been out for over a week and in that time i’ve tried to locate it at stores in Toronto, Buffalo and San Francisco with little luck (yes i travel alot).

Best Buy stores in Toronto did not have any kind of special display and didn’t even have it on their new releases shelf. In fact i went to three different Best Buys and all of them said they never even got the movie.

Target in Buffalo didn’t have Lost Tales either.

In San Francisco, I went to the Virgin Megastore off 4th and could not find the DVD. After going to the counter to ask, they said they had 50 copies. None of which were on the shelf. Again the DVD was not on the new releases shelf and was not being promoted.

If Babylon 5 The Lost Tales is not adequately promoted at retail how does Warner Bros or JMS expect for it to be successful?

Is Amazon enough?

Currently Amazon.com has Lost Tales listed as #12 on its Top DVD listing. Personally i think that Amazon is a great outlet but its not enough. And if JMS is wondering why Lost Tales isn’t selling more all he needs to do is walk into his local DVD retailer to try and find the movie.

Babylon 5 Lost Tales – Out TODAY!!! July 31, 2007

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It’s out – the much anticipated new Babylon 5 movie – Babylon 5 The Lost Tales – and man does it look AWESOME.

I have yet to watch the whole thing (yet). In this slow scifi season truth is i’m starved for SciFi so i’m going to savor this masterpiece on Friday then again on Saturday.

The real test for this movie is not how awesome it is – but rather how well it does in sales.

I believe that the straight to DVD model works and is the salvation for great SciFi. No network wanted to back JMS and no studio would finance a wide theatre release – but who need that?

We’ve all got good screens and what would we rather have – great SciFi  or shlock on a big screen?

Here’s hoping this is a massive success and spawns a whole series of straight to DVD Babylon 5 movies.

Daleks the Scariest Doctor Who villian? April 20, 2007

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Apparently so.

In a survey of 21,000 fans conducted by the BBC, the Daleks were voted the scariest Doctor Who villain.

Now sure Davros is one ugly looking dude, but the Daleks, though sinister aren’t really scary are they? Not to say i’d like to face one down in an dark alley but still.

Maybe i’d fight ’em in a stare case.

They now have some kind of hovering ability, but they don’t climb stairs all that well and don’t do well over rough terrain either. Personally i’d be more worried about the CyberMen.

AND ACTUALLY…i’d say that in my view THE MASTER was the most sinister of all Doctor Who villains.

OOHh..right the Cybermen did fight the Daleks too didn’t they..and here for your viewing pleasure…Cybermen vs. Daleks..

According to the BBC poll.. top ten are:



1. The Daleks

2. The Empty Child Zombies

3. The Beast

4. The Cybermen

5. The Clockwork Droids

6. The Ood

7. The Empress of Racnoss

8. The Werewolf

9. The Autons/Nestenes

10. Chloe’s Dad

Is Doctor Who the most popular SciFi show today? April 4, 2007

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Though Doctor Who gets short shaft in North America, if recent numbers are accurate –

Doctor Who isn’t just popular, it could well be THE MOST POPULAR SCIFI SHOW on Earth currently airing.

BBC is reporting that 8.2 million viewers watched the season three (or 30 ) premiere.It marked the premiere of a new assistant for the Doctor with the debut of Freema Agyeman.

At 8.2 million viewers Doctor Who is likely more popular than any recent episode of BSG or Stargate SG-1 or even Stargate Atlantis.

Apparently SciFi channel will be picking up the new season later this year but why should American wait? Why can’t the US get Doctor Who at the same time (or maybe a one day delay so BBC has bragging rights?).

Real die-hards are unlikely to wait till later this year and will find other means/methods to get the episodes they want to see. The BBC and SciFi would be well served to provide the content that viewers want quickly or risk missing out.