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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 28th 07, 03:06
Replies: 33
Views: 7,406
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Keanu barada nikto?

Oh please, somebody tell me this is a gag. (Because otherwise I'm probably going to.)

Regards,

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 10th 07, 15:03
Replies: 295
Views: 44,021
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Trek XI Set for Xmas 2008 release

Kirk is in his mid-30s in season one, say 34 or 35. Checkov is a ensign, new to the Enterprise but not necessarily just out of the Academy in season 2. (An officer in the U.S. Navy can remain an...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 4th 07, 22:12
Replies: 16
Views: 2,343
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 4th 07, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,343
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Do Red Shirts really get killed that often on "Trek"?

Well, here's the math. (http://www.clicktracks.com/insidetrack/articles/kirk_analytics.php?source=nws072007) :)

Somebody has way too much time on his hands...

Regards,

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 30th 07, 18:11
Replies: 295
Views: 44,021
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Trek XI Set for Xmas 2008 release

The Wookies were originally conceived as non-technological forest-dwellers, taller Ewoks, when Lucas wrote the first draft of Star Wars - the 700 page version that tried to squeeze the entire story...
Forum: B5.world July 29th 07, 22:01
Replies: 183
Views: 46,414
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

I think your memory is playing tricks on you. :) There was never any argument about WHV advertising TLT in obviously SF friendly venues like the ST:TOS reruns. WHV has similarly advertised previous...
Forum: B5.world July 29th 07, 19:40
Replies: 183
Views: 46,414
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

Well, the link thing was evidently news to you, so I'll let it slide. ;)

Besides, anyone who finds it "easier" to type out all that crap instead of clicking on an icon and simply pasting the URL...
Forum: B5.world July 22nd 07, 00:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Reasonable or Out of Line?

As far as I know the basic opening of the script was always the same as the final episode. Neither was changed to reflect the change in broadcast order because nobody knew that the broadcast order...
Forum: B5.world July 16th 07, 18:55
Replies: 183
Views: 46,414
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

Sure. After I explain the internet to him, and what a forum is, and what Babylon 5 is, I'm sure he'll get quite a kick out of it. :D (The man turns 81 in November, he still talks about "taping"...
Forum: B5.world July 15th 07, 15:27
Replies: 183
Views: 46,414
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

Thanks for all the kind wishes for my dad. He's doing very well, looked much better yesterday than he did a week ago, and is delighted that he at least get out of bed on his own now and use the...
Forum: B5.world July 15th 07, 01:38
Replies: 183
Views: 46,414
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: B5:TLT -- just the news. And we mean that.

And I do appreciate it. :) Sorry, have been a little distracted of late. In the past few weeks my dad has suffered:

A broken wrist and bruised leg (fall)

Another fall, two weeks later, no...
Forum: B5.world July 14th 07, 15:09
Replies: 879
Views: 144,418
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: B5:TLT Actual DISCUSSION Thread

"Monopoly supplier"? You can order The Lost Tales from dozens of on-line retailers including Walmart.com and Bestbuy.com, and directly from Warner Bros. itself. How, then, is Amazon.com a...
Forum: B5.personnel July 6th 07, 20:52
Replies: 108
Views: 40,488
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Changeling News

For those of you suffering from deja vu all over again, the information Marcelo posted is new to this thread, but actually went up on Usenet back on June 15th...
Forum: B5.world June 28th 07, 03:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: New meber says hi and needs your help

So, our new member named palmbeach lives in the U.K. :) Welcome.

Oh. And you all can call me "London" from now on. :D

Regards,

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 23rd 07, 14:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: FX Network

In crude numerical terms, if a show that costs X can't find an audience on a broadcast network that reaches 120 million households, what chance does it have of finding an audience (and a big enough...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 23rd 07, 01:29
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: FX Network

You can't just "transfer" a show from one network to another, even if they are corporate siblings. Different channels attract different audiences with different demogrphics. (That was part of the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 19th 07, 23:11
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars

The Bush-Lincoln thing had also appeared during one of the regular episodes. Aside from that, I'm pretty sure all of it was new, so I don't really get the complaints. Robot Chicken is just great...
Forum: B5.world June 15th 07, 02:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,576
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Ari Ben Zayn in "Eyes"

He spent hours studying Shatner's performance in Star Trek II. "KHHHAAaaannnnn!!!"

:)

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 6th 07, 14:50
Replies: 160
Views: 21,144
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Official HEROES Spoiler Thread

Peter only has the scar in the future that is now not going to happen - a future where he originally never had healing powers because he never met Claire.

Even after Future Hiro altered that...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 6th 07, 13:42
Replies: 34
Views: 5,708
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Shield

The 90 minute season finale was last night. You can see what I think are a couple of seams showing where they had to adjust from the series-ending arc they had originally conceived for this season...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 6th 07, 13:34
Replies: 160
Views: 21,144
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Official HEROES Spoiler Thread

Peter didn't blow up at all in any timeline, in any place whatsoever. He didn't blast himself into a million tiny, charred, irradiated pieces and then use his amazing telekinetic and healing powers...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 29th 07, 02:26
Replies: 34
Views: 5,708
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Shield

There are a couple of more episodes left in the current season. Things are getting very tense. Next year is going to be great, can't wait to see how they end it.

Regards,

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 26th 07, 13:14
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

I don't think "cheating" or the needs of mainstream TV have anything to do with it (perhaps you've heard of The X-Files, Invasion, Surface, The Invaders? :))

The producers have obviously been very...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 22nd 07, 11:20
Replies: 160
Views: 21,144
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Official HEROES Spoiler Thread

He got the telekinesis from Sylar, and Sylar took that from his first victim. (Forget the character's name. The actor was the assistant coroner from CSI: Las Vegas.) Don't forget, this wasn't...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 21st 07, 14:23
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: 'Gilmore Girls' is officially ending

Gilmore Girls was never a "high school show", and if that's how you saw it, you were missing 90 percent of what the show was about. So I can see where you would have lost interest.

For various...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 19th 07, 22:48
Replies: 160
Views: 21,144
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: U.S. Sci-Fi Channel HEROES Marathon

OK, what are they smoking over at the Sci-Fi Channel? Have you seen the schedule (http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/index.php3) for their all-day Heroes marathon? (Which I can't believe nobody posted...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 18th 07, 18:05
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

I think Harold Perinneau has a new series on another network this fall. Maybe they'll bring Michael back and off him once and for all? :D

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 18th 07, 18:01
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

1) Charlie was almost out of air when he reached the Moon Pool.

2) They did expect the entire hatch to be flooded. That's why Desmond describes the place as being flooded and said, "You throw...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 18th 07, 17:13
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

It was not Cindy in the Looking Glass hatch, according to people who have screen-grabbed and zoomed the relevant frames. (How and why would she have suddenly gone there, with only one other person,...
Forum: B5.world May 16th 07, 02:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Season 2 Episode 1 (and 2?) Title Sequence

Warner Bros. commissioned an outside company to produce new widescreen masters when the reruns were picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. They produced hi-res digital masters from the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 13th 07, 14:21
Replies: 31
Views: 6,383
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Iron Man armor revealed

Yeah. I've always thought Tony Stark makes you feel he's a cool exec with a heart of steel. ;)

Joe
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 12th 07, 19:58
Replies: 34
Views: 5,708
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Shield

Nice hat. :)

Just watched episode 4 of the current season. The Shield had a problem akin to B5's. The decision had been made some months ago that this would be the last season, and that it...
Forum: B5.world May 11th 07, 00:01
Replies: 17
Views: 5,099
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Gathering -- Original Version

The TNT special edition is JMS's preferred cut and the one he has always wanted to represent the film on home video.

When Columbia House first released the show on VHS it used the original cut. ...
Forum: B5.related May 9th 07, 15:47
Replies: 16
Views: 3,038
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lennier's Fate

I can't find my file either :)! But that is exactly the way I remember the scene. (Seeing the Minbari only from the back, of course, would allow them to use any anonymous extra with a slapdash...
Forum: B5.related May 9th 07, 13:48
Replies: 16
Views: 3,038
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lennier's Fate

Well, everybody's answered this one. :) I don't have a copy of the script myself, and have never even seen the whole thing. When the question came up 5 or 6 years ago someone I know (not Jan) who...
Forum: B5.related May 9th 07, 03:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,038
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lennier's Fate

David Sheridan gets the Keeper in 2278, the year of Sheridan's time jump in "WWE" and the framing sequence from In the Beginning. By 2281 ("SiL") he's in Ranger traiing and long-since Keeper-free. ...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 07, 19:32
Replies: 34
Views: 5,708
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Shield

Well, that's why I didn't say I was looking forward to Aceveda "going down", which is how I originally phrased that until I remembered that event. ;) But trust me. He's enough of a bastard that he...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 07, 19:21
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

Well, there will certainly be less "filler" than there would have been if they had an open ended commitment and a network pressuring them into doing 7 or 8 24 episode seasons, so I don't see the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 07, 17:44
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

There will be three more "seasons" of 16 episodes. Each will run continuously starting in January or February starting in 2008, which will give them 119 episodes. (121 for the syndication market as...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 07, 17:34
Replies: 34
Views: 5,708
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Shield

Yeah. (She was very good in a CSI guest shot a season or two back.) The fact that she's a good-looking redhead is just a bonus. :) She does get more screen time, but not as much as I'd like, and...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 07, 04:28
Replies: 34
Views: 5,708
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Shield

This show keeps getting better and better. In the U.S. we're just past the halfway mark of season 6 (which is only 10 episodes instead of the usual 13.) This was originally planned as the last...
Forum: B5.world May 7th 07, 01:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Doreena's race

I'm bad. When the e-mail announcing a reply to this thread popped up in my in-box, I misread the subject line as "Reply to post 'Doreena's rack'"

Imagine my disappointment when I clicked on the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 7th 07, 00:09
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

Right. Because it isn't like an artist might ever throw in a reference to one of his work in a completely unrelated one just for fun, or as an in-joke for fans of both. That's certainly never...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 6th 07, 19:37
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

Occam's razor, anyone? There is a perfectly plausible and extremely easy way that the "second" plane could have been faked. Why invoke interdimensional rifts? Also, while this might "explain" the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 6th 07, 17:13
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

The only "evidence" for this is Juliet's reference to almost being done collecting samples from the "Losties" and that she should have Austen's by that night. It sounds to me like she's collecting...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 6th 07, 16:33
Replies: 192
Views: 28,761
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Lost Season 3 Spoiler Thread

Actually, we didn't, that was the problem. The various estimates and reports of the ship's last known position were mostly off by varying degrees. Ballard's expedition found the ship by looking in...
Forum: B5.world May 6th 07, 16:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Doreena's race

And Dureena's make-up was altered between ACtA and the series, IIRC, so I think there is even less of a resemblance in the Crusade episodes.

Regards,

Joe
Forum: B5.world May 6th 07, 07:13
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Theory on "In the Beginning"

Of course, that isn't quite what JMS said on the commentary track:

"One of the dangers in doing a prequel is trying to make people who hadn't met before meet. And all the fans said, 'We never...
Forum: B5.world May 4th 07, 18:24
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: Theory on "In the Beginning"

General critique: You keep taking everything the characters say as literal truth. Why? People lie to others and themselves all the time. What a character believes to be the case from his own...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 4th 07, 04:17
Replies: 160
Views: 21,144
Posted By Joseph DeMartino
Re: The Official HEROES Spoiler Thread

It depends on where she is, at least until August 21st. That's when Hayden Panettiere turns 18. (And no I don't know this off the top of my head, I looked it up on the IMDB.) Until then she's...
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