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Tube Bits for 04/17/2008

  • Ah yes, LOST, everyone’s favorite convoluted SF TV show. Do you think you know what’s going on? Then prove it. USA Today is running a contest for LOST fans whereby you can send in your hypothesis (200 or words or less) for any, or all, of the island mysteries and win a chance to have your hypothesis ‘graded’ by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse who will tell you if you’re supposition is right, wrong, or terribly wrong. The best will be printed in the paper and online, while the best of the best will get the Darlton treatment. I don’t think it’s possible to sum up the overall mystery in 200 words…
  • Amazon’s Screening Room continues their celebrity blog postage, this time with an entry by Tim’s favorite Galactica character, Boomer. Sorry, I mean Grace Park. You can follow the link above to hear the complete audio interview with Grace. Something I’m sure Tim will do. Repeatedly.
  • This past April 2nd part of the creative team behind Eureka attended a chat session at Missouri State University (whether in person or online I can’t determine). They cover quite a bit of stuff and not all of it pertaining to Eureka.
  • Warbirds is another Sci Fi Original movie debuting this Saturday. This part of the description I like, “the film is set during World War II and blends action and SF”. But it quickly devolves into yet another monster movie (YAMM, mmm, yams), “an Air Force colonel being ferried on a secret mission across the Pacific when a pterdodactyl [sic] attack forces his bomber and its all-female crew to land on a remote island”. Sigh. So much could be done SF-wise with a WWII movie, and we get pterodactyls. Well, actually, we get ‘pterdodactyls’ which sound like a cross between dodos and pterodactyls. Not something that sounds menacing.
  • The Nickelodean anime show, Avatar: The Last Airbender, seems to be quite popular. So much so that M. Night Shyamalan(a-ding-dong) is adapting it into a live-action movie. Yet another animated show turned into a live-action movie. Supposedly, the TV show was heavily influenced by the creator’s love for Hayao Miyazaki. Of course, I don’t hold out hope that the movie adaption will be anywhere close to Miyazaki’s level.
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2 Comments on Tube Bits for 04/17/2008

  1. Warbirds: I think I like the zombies on the WWII bomber bit from the original “Heavy Metal” movie better!


  2. General X // April 18, 2008 at 1:39 am //

    I am actually surprised at how good Avatar: The Last Airbender is. The writing is extremely (and I do not say this lightly) well done with a fine blend of comedy and action. The world is entertaining and the animation is endearing. I recommend it to all, though I am afraid that the movie might ruin the impression.

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