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V – Anna Breeds Eats Her Mate! March 31, 2010

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After four months of waiting – we finally get V back.

And what do we get?

Anna mating.

Then eating her mate.

That was weird.

Beyond that did anything really happen in this episode? We know that Anna is building an army now – and so is the resistance. We know the R6 is looking for something within humans that the V’s need.

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V Returns! Will Dianna Come back too? March 30, 2010

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V is back TONIGHT!! 4 months later..but it’s back and we’re thrilled!

It’s crazy that ABC would shaft this show for so long – let’s hope that they give it at least 10 episodes more before the next hiatus hits.

Sides are forming, plans are shaping, and the world is coming together for tonight’s anticipated return of ABC’s V – one of the fall’s biggest new series. The Visitors arrived on Earth bearing messages of hope and healing, but some know their true face and are forming the Resistance to stop the V’s before it’s too late.

ABC has also put up a really cool 4 minute – V (re) cap of the show to date which is a great refresher to watch ahead of the 10 pm new show tonight.

FlashForward 113 – Aaron Goes Nuts As Lloyd Comes Clean March 26, 2010

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Another decent week for FlashForward with episode 113 Blowback.

Aaron goes nuts which was kinda neat to see..

Also neat to see Lloyd come into Mark’s house that was just plain weird – but now  they seem to be getting along

And what happened to Dmitri’s gun?

Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy ‘Spock’ May you – Live Long & Prosper March 26, 2010

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Today Leonard Nimoy turns 79.

Happy Birthday Mr. Spock!

It was just the other day that Captain/Admiral William ‘ Kirk’ Shatner celebrated his birthday too.

While Nimoy like Shatner has been in other TV/movies beyond Trek – including his new cameo in Fringe — Just like Shatner, for Nimoy the role of Spock is one he will never escape.

He may not be in the next Star Trek – but he’ll always be Spock.

Live Long and Prosper Leonard Nimoy!

V – recap was good fun March 24, 2010

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We really like the way that ABC does these recap shows just before the second part of the season starts.

After all – with V in particular – it has been three months since we last saw the visitors and not everyone remembers everything.

Having the recap is a great way to get caught up and to get excited for what’s coming – which is next Tuesday and big mothership invasion!

Happy 79th Birthday – William Shatner! March 22, 2010

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William Shatner turns 79 today. Happy Birthday Captain/Admiral!!

In recognition today is also talk like William Shatner day…but now we don’t joke about Shatner here..

Shatner is one of the most iconic figures in all of SciFi and he demands our respect.

Sure Kirk is now a caricature of a cartoon character but everyone knows who he is – and that’s not because of J J Abrams Frakin BS version of Star Trek either.

Kirk is Shatner and Shatner will always be Kirk.

Star Wars 501st An Imperial Commandos Novel – Has little to do with the 501st – and no it’s not a good book March 22, 2010

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We’ve reviewed previous Star Wars Republic Commando before – most recently Order 66 -so we should have known what we were getting..

The 501st is the most legendary of all Stormtrooper legions – it is Vader’s Fist – the legion that Anakin/Darth Vader used to destroy the Jedi Temple.

So you’d think that a book called ‘ 501st’ would actually be about the 501st — but no that’s not the case with Karen Traviss’ book.

We get on scene with Vader – and the only part of the 501st in this whole book are two clone that are trying to desert. No big legion activity at all.

This book is just a continuation of the clone commander saga from Order 66 – and if you take it as such it’s not that bad a story. It’s all about how former Republic commandoes try and make a life for themselves on Mandalore while somehow trying to figure out how to reverse the aging process.

Kal ‘buir’ is a great heroic figure and we like him, the various clones – Niner, Darman in particular are great fun. The influx of Jedi in this book with Bardan, Kina Ha, Atis and Scout is also kinda of interesting.

But this is a book without a real ending and without real purpose – it’s just a bunch of  ‘scenes’ stitched together – and that’s what makes this book so unsatisfying in the end. You keep reading hoping for something to happen or looking for some big action – but that isn’t what this book delivers.

FlashForward Revelation Zero – Simon is Suspect Zero March 18, 2010

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So much happened in tonight’s FlashForward episode – Revelation Zero – it’s hard to keep track.

We know now that Simon is at the heart of the whole conspiracy around the black out…

Amazing to see the whole suspect zero footage at the baseball stadium and the call from D Gibbons.

Simon’s whole family thing was neat too…and yeah this episode was all about him — wasn’t it?

So where does the show go from here?  HOw much longer can they string this out?

Stargate Universe’s Lt. Scott (Brian J. Smith) IS amazed at how Rush makes it back and angry with season 1 finale March 17, 2010

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Really solid interview with Brian J Smith the actor that plays Lt Scott in Stargate Universe.

He basically reveals that how Rush gets back to the ship will shock us and oh yeah he was angry with the season 1 finale (to come).

Check out the full interview below:

FlashForward Recap Reminds Us Why This Show is Awesome March 17, 2010

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Did you catch the FlashForward – the season so far – recap on ABC last night?

Great stuff – in one hour it captured all the major plotlines of the story so far and succinctly summarized them.

We watched the recap along with someone that hadn’t seen a single episode before – and now she can and is likely hooked too.

Probably a good idea for other shows with long breaks and deep plots to take a similiar tact.

No we don’t know who is behind the Black out – other than it’s D Gibbons.

Buck Rogers Takes on the Airlords of Han March 16, 2010

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Yeaah we’re fans of the new Dynamite Buck Rogers series.

The latest issue #9 starts off a new story arc where we get more insight into the status of Earth.

You see in this version of Buck Rogers, Earth isn’t ruled by just one unified group. There are rulers of the ground, the underground (the weirdos with Nukes that Buck destroyed last issue) and the airlords of Han.

Our sister site, ShowMeSciFiComics.com has a review of the issue #9 up now.

Caprica – Daniel Greystone finally realizes Zoe is a Cylon March 15, 2010

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Man is Caprica a slooooow show. This past week’s episode The Imperfections of Memory did however fill on some key new dramatic points.

Joseph Adama has finally made it into V-world which is great, but we suspect they’re going to stretch it out until he actually finds Tamra  – maybe 6 episodes from now at the current sloooow pacing of this show.

And finally after all this time, Daniel Greystone has finally realized that the Zoe is the cylon — but only thanks to the dog.

Lots of depth to this show, but probably a bit too much complexity to make this show have a decent pacing.

Were it not for the Battlestar Galactica connection, we’d give up on this show – at least as a weekly concern. Watching two or three episodes at a time with the fast forward button ready to go is probably the best way to watch this show now.

TR2N : Tron Legacy Kicks up the Hype with New Trailer March 9, 2010

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Yeaah we’re exciting about TR2N now renamed Tron Legacy.

In every way possible this new movie will the successor to Tron – it will followup on its story and it’s incredible graphics too.

Just watched the lastest trailer and yeah we’re more excited now than we were before — only bad thing is we all have to wait until December 2010 until this movie is out in the theater.

Caprica – Know Thy Enemy – Vergis vs. Graystone who will win? March 8, 2010

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Yeaah Caprica is still a slow and plodding show. But its depth of plot complexity is interesting.

This week’s episode – Know Thy Enemy -didn’t include anything on Tamra Adama, which we were really hoping for.

Instead we get Vergis — the Tauron businessman that is now out to destroy Greystone — need stuff and kind of fun – though in a very civilized sort of way.

Of course Greystone will sell the Bucks to Vergis – just a matter of time right? But will it ever be tied back to Joseph Adama? we’ll see.

Oh and how about that neat little side trip – with Zoe connecting with Philomon on the holobands? cutesy but fun right?

Star Wars Legacy #45 : Empires Collide and Cade heads back to the Dark Side March 2, 2010

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Sooo much going on in this one issue it’s hard to review, but also ooooooh so enjoyable.

We finally find out who is behind the Vongforms – none other than Darth Maladi who is now trying to take over the sith herself. Even more surprising is that she is trying to turn Cade back to the Dark Side – probably not a good thing for her in the end since he’s likely the most powerful Sith or Jedi in the Universe.

Will Cade save Delilah Blue? I sure hope so – i’d sure miss seeing that Zeltron hanging off Cade.

And what about the big Jedi/Roan Fel /Imperial Sith battle?

WOW – talk about action.

No surprise that the allies get together and we knew the Sith Imperials were coming but still fun to see. How Capt Yag will somehow not shoot down her own mother in the next issue  – i don’t know…

Caprica – Is Tamra Adama going to take over Vworld? March 1, 2010

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Caprica is a slow show – but the last two episodes (5&6) especially this week’s episode There Is Another Sky really are helping to pick the show up.

The Greystone’s are now finally starting to build out the Cylon race – hurrah! since we suspect that Daniel Greystone is one of the final 6 cylons.

The whole Adama plot line is a bit weak – except for the resurgence of Tamra. We did not see that coming.

She goes from being this meek teenager that can’t feel her heart – to now being an invincible weapon in the holobands. Wow.  Yes Joseph Adama will find her and it will be…’interesting’

Eventually Daniel Greystone will have to figure out that the Cylon race is being driven by Zoe’s avatar too – or will he?

And of course — we still need to find out about the soldiers of the one.

Star Wars : Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil – Is Bane Dead? March 1, 2010

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Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil is the third  – and final book in the Darth Bane Trilogy. We’ve previously reviewed Darth Bane Path of Destruction (in 2006) and Darth Bane Rule of Two.  The first two books were among the best Star Wars books ever written.

Dynasty of Evil is a good book – but it’s not as incredible as the first two. This book does tie in all the great elements of the first two books as we get a little flashback of Bane/Des as a gloomwalker and the big deep core battle with Jedi in the second book.

We already know about Bane and his apprentice – what we get in this book is the build up and the final confrontation between master and apprentice Darth Zannah. That’s what the rule of two is all about – one to have the power the other to crave it.

The plot follows a typical Star Wars mold with multiple subplots that all merge at the end for one big climax. The Bane going to get Darth Addendu holocron plotline was the weak link and was a plodding exercise to read.

In contrast the Zannah subplot was a lot more interesting as she finds a potential apprentice.

The final confrontation though is what this book is all about. Zannah vs Bane. Master vs. Apprentice.

Yes it’s an epic battle that every Star Wars fan should read.

But it leaves us with some questions doesn’t it?

Is Bane actually dead? Or did he somehow manage to transfer some part of himself to Zannah?

It’s clear that Zannah triumphed — but we think that Bane is still in there somewhere…

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