October 2004 Archives
October 29, 2004
Big traffic despite needing the evil Real PLayer.
October 28, 2004
Reading this about a new film called Ultraviolet made me wonder if it has anything to do with the TV series of the same name. I don't think so, which is a shame. Ultraviolet was a great show, a modern vampire mythology, but with the same sort of style as Spooks and Hustle. That's what me need more of, modern, stylish SF.
October 26, 2004
Drokk! Why haven't I seen this before? BBC Cult presents: 2000AD and British Comics. Including online Judge Dredd strips and audio comics including the mighty talent that is Simon Pegg as Johnny Alpha. (The only downside is that you need Real player but it must be worth it for that?)
Despite not being able to watch it myself (see my comment on SFSignal) the new series of Battlestar Galactica is airing on Sky One. The BBC have an interview with James Callis, the new Gaius Balthar.
So why couldn't the BBC have bought the series with my license fee money?
October 25, 2004
I went into my local library this weekend and two new graphic novels were on the shelf, facing out, screaming READ ME! They were Star Wars Infinities : Return of the Jedi and The Amazing Spiderman : The Life and Death of Spiders.
A match made in heaven, Star Wars and Macs...
Macs do Star Wars dirty work. The brains of the facility are 600 Apple G5s, each a dual processor 2GHz machine.
Here's the servers...
Looks a bit like a Death Star corridor.
October 22, 2004
October 21, 2004
Reagan's presidency put the grit in my dystopia. His presidency was the fresh kitty litter I spread for utterly crucial traction on the icey driveway of uncharted futurity. His smile was the nightmare in my back pocket.
What did I tell you? Episode III Teaser Trailer Preview for Hyperspace Members
November 4th for Hyperspace members, November 8th for the rest of us. Unless it happens to leak out onto a torrent somewhere....(please)
October 20, 2004
Here's the second part of the super detailed analysis of Star Wars DVD changes. DVDAnswers.com - Star Wars: The Changes - Part Two
While waiting for the doors to open, I struck up a conversation with another attendee. We discussed where we had come from to see it. I was proud I'd just driven 150 miles to attend. He had flown in from Denver. For the day. To see this musical. Sometimes, we think we have achieved the pinnacle, and then, slowly, we glance upward and see we have even farther to climb.
TheForce.Net reports that the Star Wars Episode 3 teaser trailer (Revenge of the Sith) will be attached to The Incredibles. The downside? The UK release of The Incredibles is 3rd December 2004.
So I guess I'll be watching it on the net days after all those Hyperspace users?
October 19, 2004
October 18, 2004
I loved The Last Starfighter. I always wished I could get really good at an arcade game and get picked up by aliens. And the CGI was, for the time, revolutionary.
October 15, 2004
October 14, 2004
Flickr's tags are very cool. Here are some photos tagged with sciencefiction.
October 12, 2004
October 11, 2004
October 7, 2004
October 6, 2004
October 4, 2004
There has been a debate about whether the new look Interzone should have a letters page or whether TTA's Interzone message board is enough. Personally I think that a hand picked selection of interesting letters is a good idea and the message board would complement this nicely. The message board BTW is worth reading, a few posts a day, some good threads, great interaction with Andy Cox and the new IZ crew.
And while we're on the topic of Interzone... I've read all but two of the stories now and all the non-fiction and I'm really enjoying it. It will be interesting to see if over the next few issues a style of IZ stories develops. The first issue feels pretty fresh.