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Tube Bits for 08/25/2008

  • From our Geek Toys division, we have the following:
    • An RC Enterprise, whose controller is a vintage communicator. Awesome!
    • And this really cool blue LED lightsabre flashlight, complete with ‘real life’ whooshing noise! Sometimes it’s hard to be a SF geek.
  • Show Me SciFi asks: Joseph Mallozzi, why did you kill Stargate Atlantis? Basically taking Joe to task for not ‘fighting for the fans’ of the show. Here’s a tip: Atlantis was on Sci Fi, which is going to do what it wants, regardless of anything else.
  • Dollhouse isn’t the only show that will be changing its pilot episode. Eleventh Hour will be doing the same thing, although, in this case, it’s probably not a sign of studio meddling.
  • Dave Itzkoff takes a look at J.J. Abrams’ new series, Fringe and contrasts it with Abrams’ previous series Alias and LOST. (Warning, registration required. You may want to visit BugMeNot.) I’m looking forward to this, despite the serial elements. And despite what Itzkoff may say, Abrams did not ‘pioneer’ the serial storytelling style. All you have to do is look back to a certain little show called Babylon 5, written by J. Michael Straczynski for that. Minus geek points for you Dave.
  • Kevin Smith gives a psuedo-review of the new Trek movie, which he isn’t supposed to talk about. Funny stuff, but I’m still not convinced.
  • For those of you dying to know what the K.I.T.T. Cave will look like in the new Knight Rider show, Sci Fi Wire has you covered.
  • We’ve mentioned the Heroes parody, Zeroes before. It appears they are still going strong, with this, their third video:
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