The awesome arrives this December.
Fucking hell yes.
GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
Despite the fact that Reese and Finch probably should have immediately suspected Samaritan's invisible hand in the plot to dox and discredit an antivirus software genius' life and legacy, "Search and Destroy" was some damn fine POI.
Samaritan's ferocious foot soldiers came out to play toward the end, but before that, before everything spiraled into a massive shootout in the woods (complete with Root vs. Martine: Round 2!), Samaritan decided that it should be the one to take care of Khan (guest star Aasif Mandvi). By dissolving his life within a matter of hours and then cyber-routing him into Rikers Island for a quick, clean execution at the hands of a random incarcerated slimeball.
Do you wanna print some money?
Not shocking: Frozen 2 is officially in the works. Will it be theatrical or straight to video? Will it contain a hit song that becomes woven into the cultural DNA of a generation? Does it even matter, because we already know that this movie in any form will rake in eleventy billion dollars?
Tatiana Maslany has amazed audiences and critics for two seasons in Orphan Black, playing Sarah, Cosima, Alison, Helena and many more clones from Project Leda. But in Season 3, the clone world is getting even more crowded, now that we know a male strain exists, Project Castor, played by Ari Millen.
Check out the new trailer for Season 3 above, as we learn more about what's to come.
Orphan Black: Season 3 premieres Saturday, April 18, 9:00pm ET on BBC America.
Great Scott! THAT is UGLY!!
Here's a simple question. Do you know what nacho cheese is? As it turns out, whatever it is that you use to define "nacho cheese" is probably wrong.
Update: PlayStation's PSN status page has recently gone back to green, and is reporting that the PSN is back online. Meanwhile, PlayStation's official Twitter support account has posted this update:
Update: We are seeing reduced reports of network issues. We'll continue to monitor - thanks for your patience and happy holidays!
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 25, 2014
Xbox Live's service status page is also reporting that things have gone back to normal.
Paramount Pictures reportedly wants Star Trek 3 to feel more like Guardians of the Galaxy.
Roberto Orci recently departed the film as director, though he will retain a producer credit on the sequel. Trek 3 was to be his directorial debut after writing and producing the first two movies, but Badass Digest reports that his leaving the center seat may have been due to Paramount's wish to make the film resemble the Marvel blockbuster Guardians.
"They want the third film to be huge, and they want it to be huge overseas especially," says the site. "They look at Rocket and Groot and then they look at Keenser and they wonder why he doesn't have more of a role."
I kind of like this movie, but...what?
It's awards season in Hollywood and the studio behind Transformers: Age Of Extinction is actively campaigning to get the Michael Bay-directed movie an Academy Award nomination as Best Picture.
Action a Go Go points out that Paramount Pictures has created an official "For Your Consideration" page for the blockbuster, 2014's biggest hit worldwide.
The original sci-fi television series Battlestar Galactica (1978) is getting two new releases on Blu-ray.
Both releases feature both the original 24-episode 1978 television series as well as the 10-episode spinoff Galactica 1980. The Remastered Collection contains the two series remastered in the 16:9 widescreen format. The Definitive Collection, meanwhile, contains the series in both widescreen and the original 4:3 full-frame format, as well as a 125-minute theatrical edit of the premiere episode "Saga of a Star World."
RIP Glen A. Larson...
40-odd years and she STILL looks amazing in pink...
Earlier this week, Amy Jo Johnson -- better known as the original Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and my first crush) -- got back into her iconic Ranger suit, grabbed her guitar and performed on the streets of Toronto!
I know what you're thinking: How could something this awesome actually happen? Well, as it turns out, Johnson is currently crowdfunding her directorial debut, The Space Between, on Indiegogo, and the original Blue Ranger David Yost challenged her to wear her Pink Ranger outfit and sing in public if she reached her goal of $75,000. Luckily, Johnson reached her goal early and morphed into the Pink Power Ranger one last time -- and (no surprise here) she still pulls off the pink spandex!
A sad day...
Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of an era.
Tomorrow, Lucasfilm will release final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix, but the season won't include an arc centered on one of the show's main characters, Anakin Skywalker's Padawan Ahsoka Tano. That's a shame, not just because Ahsoka's growth has been one of the most compelling aspects of the series, but also because her character development has wildly improved the onscreen arm of the Star Wars franchise.
Early on in Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman gets slimed by a class five full-roaming vapor. His colleague Ray finds him lying on the ground, groaning and covered with snotty green ooze. "I'm with Venkman," Ray breathlessly natters into his walkie-talkie. "He got slimed!" "That's great, Ray," Egon responds. "Save some for me."
They sit on a throne of lies!
I don't know what young comics fan Spencer expected when he wrote in to DC Comics, his favorite publisher, to ask what DC plans to do now that "Marvel seemingly dominates the live action superhero movie industry?" (His words!) But I bet he didn't expect to get an answer that was pretty much just bullshit.
Japan — because of course, Japan, obviously has combined Cheetos the snack food with Mountain Dew the beverage to create a lemon-lime snack food that will revolutionize the way gamers will eat junk food while pretending to be a half-elf paladin.
Sure it feels nice, but it's no more effective (not at temperatures safe for humans, at least), and can actually irritate your skin. Plus, if you're washing with hot instead of cool, newly published research says you're actually contributing to global warming, too (womp womp).
Congratulations, Final Fantasy—you made it! The big 2-6. You were born on December 18, 1987, and now you're here. Good work.
Yes, really. Get in the driver’s seat of the lunar rover for some low gravity fun.
Up until now, every feature film shot in full IMAX (of which there have been only a handful – The Dark Knight, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Dark Knight Rises, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and now The Hunger Games Catching Fire) has filmed with a 65mm 2D IMAX film camera. IMAX has a 3D film camera available, but most filmmakers find it too big and loud to actually use. (Star Trek Into Darkness is the only of those films to be exhibited in IMAX 3D, but it was post-converted.) It wasn’t until recently that IMAX created a 3D digital camera, which will allow 3D capture in full IMAX. The first filmmaker to use that is Michael Bay on Transformers: Age of Extinction. That camera is much smaller and lighter than the other IMAX 3D cameras and will be used quite a bit in the future. There is no 2D digital IMAX camera, but one is being developed.
It's official: A "number of" previously missing Doctor Who episodes have been "returned to the BBC," and we'll find out how many, and which ones, later this week.
Patrick Troughton's second season starring in Doctor Who was the "base under siege" era, where relentless monsters terrorize an embattled crew of humans in story after story. But judging from the newly released "Ice Warriors," it was also an era of good idea-driven science fiction.
Watching this PlayStation ad, it really sunk in for me: it's one thing to hear about the ability to play/stream PlayStation 4 games remotely on your Vita, should you own one. It's another thing entirely to see that feature in action and realize, holy crap, it's like I have a portable PlayStation 4 in my hands.
Researchers from the University of Alberta have shown that urine is a far more complex concoction than we ever imagined. The new comprehensive study chronicles the presence of over 3,000 chemicals in human urine — which is 30 times more than previously known.
Is it Snake or Drake? GameTrailers ranks the best of the best, with a dissenting opinion or two...
Coming September 4 to iOS and Android from Konami, Star Wars: Force Collection is a free-to-play collectible card battler featuring more than 230 people, places and things drawn from episodes I through VI of the Star Wars saga. Here's hoping it isn't completely evil.
It took two separate panels to accommodate the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 20th Anniversary Reunion at Creation Entertainment’s Las Vegas convention August 11. Creation assembled a nearly complete cast of 16 DS9 main cast members for the commemorative event. And in between panels, when writer-producer Ira Steven Behr walked on stage with the cast, the scene brought hundreds of camera flashes in Rio Resort and Casino’s main theater. You don’t have to be a die-hard DS9 fan to appreciate these increasingly rare convention reunion moments. Fans, actors — even sideline observers can’t help but get a little choked up. Who knows when, where or if an ensemble like this will be on the same stage together again?
After introductions and pleasantries, Creation’s panel moderator Adam Malin immediately got to the heart of the matter, quizzing DS9 actors about their characters’ interactions and development. Parallels between the relationships of actors and characters were explored — such as the father and son relationship between Sisko and Jake. For example, in real life, Cirroc Lofton, who played Jake, said Brooks served as his mentor. He said Avery Brooks wanted to sure he knew his lines: “Every day he’d ask me: ‘Are you ready for this. ‘”
“Look at him now,” said Brooks of the 35-year-old Lofton. “He’s all grown up,” he remarked, as Lofton stood up beside him, comparing his height. “He’s taller than me now.” Armin Shimerman (DS9’s Quark) jumped off his chair to pose next to them on his knees, poking fun at his much taller fellow cast members.
In describing another kind of on-set relationship, second panel member Chase Masterson described her character’s (Leeta) romance with and eventual marriage to Rom, played by Max Grodenchik. She stressed in the late 90s, while so many TV shows were filled with dysfunctional couples, Leeta’s and Rom’s relationship was a normal and happy one.
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
One of the more complex relationships of the series was that of Major Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) and Odo (Rene Auberjonois), which developed from a connection of two co-workers to a close friendship — then from a romantic attraction to the ultimate unconditional love.
Nana Visitor (Kira) Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Michael Dorn and Terry Farrell explored the growth of their relationship as well, although Farrell wasn’t always comfortable with the sometimes mischaracterization of Jadzia Dax as a “gossipy” simbiont, exchanging trivialities with Quark. Dorn retold how his Worf character really developed with Deep Space Nine, especially as Dax’s love interest, even though he said “Worf was “still a bit of a cranky pants.”
Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax)
Ira Steven Behr greets a packed room at Star Trek Las Vegas
Star Trek convention reunion panels always draw a wide range of questions. Fans dissect characters, analyze relationships, pour over the significance of events and story lines. Yet Star Trek fans never grow tired of hearing the stories. They lean on these anecdotes, hoping that some unknown tidbit of the series might pop out, some new twist or little snippet of a set scenario may still be uncovered. They know these cast member conversations are priceless souvenirs of every convention.
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat) Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Happy to work
And although some panels may come off like the intro segments of late night talk shows, the Deep Space 9 cast acknowledged it was a serious bunch; they didn’t subscribe to many pranks on or off the set. Similarly both 20th anniversary DS9 reunion panels had a serious, subdued but sentimental tone. Each actor recollected about the development of their roles over the seven-year series run. Some said they felt just happy to be employed, adding they felt very much at ease with the group, no matter at what point they had joined the series. Others described their roles on the show as being “just like any other job,” at least at first, adding they did not expect their roles to continue past a few episodes or maybe one season. Also, at the time of filming, most agreed they did not get acquainted with each other off the set. DS9 cast members told fans, these Star Trek conventions also have been opportunities for them to get to know each other better, reconnect and catch up with each others’ career projects and personal lives. Almost every actor seemed to agree, they had no idea the show would “become this big” or “have such a major impact” on society.
Probably the least complex character was nightclub owner singer-emcee-hologram Vic Fontaine, played by James Darren, who joked his character was around in the last season to give love advice and entertain. At the end of their Deep Space Nine panel, Avery Brooks joined Darren for a reprise of Cy Coleman’s song they performed as Fontaine and Sisko in Season 7, episode 15, “Badda Bing, Badda Bang.” One can hope this song, “The Best is Yet to Come” could be a simple, but prophetic wisdom — both for the Star Trek franchise and convention reunions.
Avery Brooks and James Darren strike up a duet
Max Grodenchik (Rom), Chase Masterson (Leeta) listen to Casey Biggs (Damar)
Second DS9 panel answers fan questions
Aperture Science, man. The only abandoned, robot-infested lab I'd ever want to visit more than once.