Archive for July, 2009

21
Jul
09

introducing: 3d Trek

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They say that the secret to success is to simply please yourself.  Since it’s impossible to predict what people are going to love or hate, people are often told “make the movie you want to see, or invent the thing you want to buy.”  Recently, I was approached to come up with an idea for a new Star Trek product; as part of the process, I found myself wondering, “what would I be interested in?”  Sadly, the programmable Orion Slave Girl Clone  didn’t quite pan out, but I came up with something else that I think is even sexier…

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17
Jul
09

cheap 3D glasses at Blockbuster Video!

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Right now, if you walk into any Blockbuster Video, you can pick yourself up a pair of 3D glasses for only fifteen cents.  Talk about a bargain!  There have been several DVD and Blu-Ray releases of late that use an updated version of the old red & blue anaglyph 3D, only this time the opposing colors are green and magenta.  They’re supposed to make flesh tones look more accurate and I must say the color rendition is a touch more realistic.  In any case, even if you have no plans to watch a 3D movie at home anytime soon, you never know when you’ll find some cool 3D images on the web and wish you had a pair of these at the ready.  So what are you waiting for?  Go out this weekend and pick some up!

17
Jul
09

the final frontease

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Ladies and gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, here is the third and final “teaser image” of the new whatchamacallit I’ll be announcing on Monday.   Yes, that means this weekend I’ll be slaving long and hard at putting together a post with all sorts of juicy details and cool stuff to look at.   I wish I could tell you more, but I have to get busy with another post that is totally unrelated to this, I swear.  It will be just above this one…

14
Jul
09

another hint

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Last week I posted a small snippet of an image (just a few posts down) and said it had something to do with a cool new project I’m working on.   There were a lot of great guesses, but no one quite hit the nail on the head (and, no, as far as I am aware no one is redoing the visual effects from “First Contact”).  In about a week I’ll blow the lid off, but in the meantime I thought I’d be a cruel, cruel man and post another hint.  See what you can make of it!

10
Jul
09

open call for robot vocals (music post)

Robot-pinkI guess it should come as no surprise that a sci-fi nerd has a secret fetish for pop songs with robot vocals.  From ELO to Daft Punk, I’m a sucker for music that features a Cylon-esque crooner!  Heavy vocoder and other vocal processing fell out of favor for quite a while, but Cher (with “Life After Love”) and the aforementioned cyberpunk techno duo Daft Punk paved the way for a new generation of post-modern lead singers on a microchip tip.   The only trouble is finding them!  That’s where all of you can help…

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08
Jul
09

stay tuned!

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Hey gang!  You may have noticed  a distinct lack of postings lately… no, I haven’t been kidnapped by Borellian Noman or “silenced” by JJ Abrams, but I have  been hard at work on a very cool new project that is slated to premiere in a few short weeks at San Diego Comic Con.  At the moment, mum’s the word, but I promise to fill all of you in on the details shortly before the rest of the world finds out.  Suffice it to say that I’m giddy with excitement and can promise you that what we’re about to unleash boldly goes where no one has gone before.  The image above is a tiny hint of what we’ve got in store, so stay tuned!

03
Jul
09

marching orders: go see “moon”

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Eventually I’ll find the time to write a full review of the recently released “Moon,” but I wanted to at least get a post up telling all of you to go see it immediately.  This $5 million dollar wonder is easily the best sci-fi movie of the summer, and I guarantee it will earn a place in history right next to 2001, Alien and Blade Runner.  It’s not often we get a genre film that’s entertaining, thought-provoking and will have you and your friends in heated, philisophical debate the moment the lights come up.   “Moon” has a terrific story, lots of sci-ficandy and a tour-de-force performance by Sam Rockwell that should make the Oscar folks take notice of one of our own.  Go see it.  Now.  [please, no spoilers in the comments section – I’ll write a review soon and we can have a free for all then].  Trust me, this is the one everyone’s going to be talking about for years to come.




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