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Pirated Stargate Atlantis Season 4 Episodes – Have No Special Effect Sounds October 5, 2007

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First off – piracy is bad. No one should pirate or illegally download or distribute pirate versions of TV shows and ShowMeSciFi certainly doesn’t support or encourage the practice.

That said – it happens, it’s out there now and that’s reality.

It has come to our attention through anonymous sources (privacy of the press and all that) that there are pirate version of Stargate Atlantis Season 4 available for download before they air.

So far it has just been 4×1 Adrift and 4×2 Lifeline. Apparently they’re pre-broadcast copies (not iTunes) and..get this…they’re missing all the sound effects for the special effects.

So no sounds for things like drone fire from a jumper, background theme and even stuff like announcements over the Atlantis comm system.

You know it’s only $1.99 an episode to buy from iTunes of Amazon Unbox but hey a buck is a buck. Personally speaking, I like sound effects.

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Stargate Atlantis 4×1 : Adrift September 28, 2007

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In its fourth season …Stargate Atlantis has now got to be the finest SciFi show on TV.

The season 4 premiere titled ‘Adrift’ was really solid..with all the elements that make Atlantis great..namely continuous failures that the crew someone don’t quite get out off..and interesting twists that really make you go ..HUH.

For example..they finally clear the asteroids..but DANG one got through and took out the hyperdrive.

They finally fix the hyperdrive and..DANG..too late they don’t have enough ZPM power.

And the twist?

The whole point of why Atlantis left the Atlantis world was to escape the replicators…so what do these braniacs do? They come up with a plan to go to the replicator homeworld to steal their ZPMs.

BRILLIANT.

Oh and great to see Jewel Staite really take over the Doctors role (which she’s had since 3×20) and AWESOME to see Col.Carter too.

SciFi Takes Over Fall TV Schedules September 24, 2007

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“Geeks are the new cool,” said Teri Weinberg, NBC Entertainment’s executive vice president. “We are all gravitating towards the underdog.”

According to a story over on Wired, so called ‘Geek’ shows make up roughly 20 percent of the major networks’ new prime-time programming for the 2007-08 season .

Among the big shows are:The Big Bang Theory, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and a retooled Bionic Woman. Then of course there is ‘Heroes’ (premiering tonight), Journeyman (also on tonight) and all shlock on SciFi channel including Battlestar Galactica, Flash Gordon, Stargate Atlantis and others..

The Wired article calls it a coming of age for Geek culture – I disagree.

First of all Geek doesn’t necessarily equal SciFi (though it often does) and if the big tired brains at Wired think that every show that has a computer in it is a ‘Geek’ show then woohoo welcome to the new millennium.

The failure of Battlestar Galactica (arguably the best SciFi show out there today) to get a proper timeslot is proof positive that the major networks especially NBC Universal really haven’t got a clue at all.

If ‘Geek’ SciFi culture were truly to take over we should see BSG in the prime time NBC lineup, we’d see Stargate Atlantis there too and Stargate SG-1 would never have been cancelled (though we are looking forward to the movies and Amanda Tapping in season 4 of Atlantis).

‘Geek’ SciFi culture hasn’t truly commanded mainstream TV since the glory days when Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space 9 were both on at the same time.

Where is FOX now? Sure they’ve got Sarah Conner Chronicles coming – and we all have high hopes for that – but let’s now forget that FOX is the network that killed Firefly.

(check out the full wire article on Wired.com)

Star Trek Remastered Season 1 DVD Teaser Trailer September 2, 2007

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CBS is going all out with its high quality remastered version of Star Trek season one. We’ve already seen the awesome special effects that have been layered in – but what the DVD promises is oohhh so much more.

Inline commentary, scene by scene comparisons and a degree of interactivity that i don’t think i’ve ever seen on any SciFi DVD – EVER.

Star Trek remastered is set to come out in November and it looks like
Amazon is already doing pre-orders at 30 percent of MSRP. Check it out for yourself . The only issue is that its HD-DVD (which adds to the cost) though its a dual format release meaning it will run on regular DVD players as well.

Star Trek.com just put out an 8 minute teaser trailer that lays it all out – in all of its glory.

Star Trek Remastered – On CBS Now – On DVD in November August 24, 2007

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The wait is almost over for those of us that haven’t Tivo’ed all the CBS broadcasts of the remastered classic Trek.

Remastered classic Star Trek is the original show, with better special effects, sound and overall image quality.

CBS has been airing the first season across its network in 2007 and will be continuing the effort through at least 2008. A DVD and HD-DVD combo set is set for a November 20th, 2007 release – but sadly no Amazon pre-order on this yet.

Though i’ve seen a few of the remastered episodes (and yes they’re OUT OF THIS WORLD AWESOME)…the price for the season one remastered DVD set is also out of this world at of $217.99. The regular non-remastered Star Trek in comparison retails for around $70.

CBS is also forcing HD users to use HD-DVD as opposed to having a Blu-Ray formatted DVD which also really sucks.

Flash Gordon Set To Air This Friday! But is SciFi ready?? August 6, 2007

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After many many months of talking about it here on ShowMeSciFi – Flash Gordon is ALMOST finally here – but is SciFi ready ?

The show is set to air this friday on SciFi channel and they’ve finally got a show portal up on the SciFi.com site for Flash Gordon. Unfortunately there is no episode listing (like stargate and other shows) so we don’t even know the name of the first episode officially yet.

We know that 22 episode were ordered but the portal gives no indication of anything other than the fact of who the cast members are and what the basic premise of the show is.

Overall it makes me wonder whether this show was rushed and if SciFi is actually ready for its launch. The promo’s and early teaser are o.k but there is only one of them. How can you expect a show to be succesful when you don’t promote it or properly support it ?

Katee Sackhoff in New Bionic Woman Trailer (she’s a fembot!) July 28, 2007

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More Bionic Woman teaser have emerged from NBC this weekend. The last ones we saw clearly showed us Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) as a cylon ..err i mean fembot.

In this new teaser put out by the network we see just how evil the Starbuck fembot may be….Former East-Ender Michelle Ryan is the good Bionic Woman but Sackhoff is sure gonna give her a good scare.

Check out the new teaser below…neat huh? Now i wonder who will play Steve Austin (The Bionic Man that was played by Lee Majors in the 70’s show…)

Battlestar Galactica Razor : 8 webisodes on the way! July 16, 2007

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Remember last year’s Battlestar Galactica Resistance Webisodes?

They’re BAAAAACCK.

In advance of the two-hour movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor on Nov. 24, SCI FI will air an eight-week series of exclusive mini-sodes, between two and three minutes in length, beginning in October. The promotional shorts will provide a backdrop to events that will take place in the rest of the fourth season of Battlestar. Written by Michael Taylor and directed by Wayne Rose and Felix Alcala, the shorts will take place during the original Cylon War and center on a young William Adama (played by Nico Cortez), who discovers a dangerous Cylon weapon that will come to haunt him and his crew 40 years later. The mini-sodes will be available on SCIFI.COM after they debut on the network.

Neat. Though at 3 minutes each they will be painful to watch one at a time.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Razor yet check it out, it’s frakkin cool.

Farscape RETURNS! July 16, 2007

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Farscape is coming Back!!

No it’s not going to be a sequel to The PeaceKeeper Wars – how would you do a sequel to that anyways?

Apparently the new Farscape series will be an online only thing with a series of web based short episodes that will appear on SCIFI.COM’s SCI FI Pulse broadband network.

So far SCI FI has ordered 10 webisodes of Farscape, to be produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi Jr. and produced by The Jim Henson Co., in association with RHI Entertainment.

The only details on the show available so far are that it will somehow ‘expand the Farscape universe’. Beyond that no word on when the show will appear or who will appear in it.

Considering that both Ben Browder and Claudia Black are now available again since SG-1 is mostly done and neither of them will be full time regulars on Stargate Atlantis..we might see them again too..

NBC’s Journeyman set to travel through time May 15, 2007

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Remember Quantum Leap? Looks like NBC has a weird take on it coming up soon in a new show called Journeyman.

According to NBC’s description it's a drama about a dude who finds himself with the uncontrollable power to travel through time. It stars Kevin McKidd, (who played Lucius Vorenus on HBO’s Rome), and it is somewhat difficult to describe.

I loved Quantum Leap and was sad to see it go (but it was time in the end)..it’ll be interesting to see how NBC shapes this Journeyman show together.

So let’s look at a clip shall we??

The Bionic Woman – An East-Ender? May 14, 2007

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I guess Lindsay Wagner is too old…

Former Eastenders actress Michelle Ryan is set to become the Bionic Woman (Jamie Sommers) in the upcoming series.

This is the same Bionic Woman show in which

Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) will play Sarah, an evil bionic woman and nemesis to Sommers (The Bionic Woman).

Still no word yet on if the Bionic Man – The 6 Million Dollar Man (Steve Austin) will also be remade.