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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 5th 06, 18:33
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Star Wars: ORIGINAL DVDs TO BE RELEASED!!!!

*Maybe*? There's a buck to be made, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet. :D

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 5th 06, 01:01
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Star Wars: ORIGINAL DVDs TO BE RELEASED!!!!

There's also the fact that the Prequels sucked on a *quantum* level. So bad they went back in time and made the originals worse.

;)

But, in the same way that I choose not to buy Nestle...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 4th 06, 15:14
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Star Wars: ORIGINAL DVDs TO BE RELEASED!!!!

Ya know, I think I might give this a miss. Despite the fact I've wanted the OT on DVD for some time, the whole cynical marketing thing really sickens me.

No, we'll never release the originals....
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 29th 06, 17:17
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: BattleStar Galactica Prequel Spinoff

It sounds to me more like the OC in Space:
"It will tell the story of the creation of the Cylons by following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas - the latter being the family...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 23rd 06, 02:03
Replies: 52
Views: 1,832
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: doctor who on sci fi

Second Episode of thr Second Season ran on BBC tonight...deeply cool. My favourite of the new-Era who, so far.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 1st 06, 22:52
Replies: 52
Views: 1,832
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: doctor who on sci fi

Are our American chums still enjoying DW? We got the trailer for Season Two today, looking good....

:)

VB
Forum: B5.personnel February 15th 06, 00:56
Replies: 79
Views: 4,584
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Andreas Katsulas Dies

That's bad news. RIP.

:(

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 9th 06, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: 24/Jack Bauer Humor

Nice. I favour:

"If everyone on "24" followed Jack Bauer's instructions, it would be called "12"."
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 1st 06, 18:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Yet another quiz, Serenity style!

You scored as The Operative.
You are dedicated to your job and very good at what you do. You've done some very bad things, but they had to be done. You don't expect to go to heaven, but that is a...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films January 30th 06, 18:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Firefly Season 2 possibility?

Thing is...this guy's apprently on the level. So it's not a hoax as such. And he does, apparently, have some relevant business connections (producing things) albeit nothing on this kind of scale....
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films January 19th 06, 07:54
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: BSG Season 2 (UK)

See...I like BSG, but I don't love it...definitely think it's overrated (purely my subjective opinion, mind).

I think I've figured out why. There's not enough humour. Now, I don't think that the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 29th 05, 22:00
Replies: 267
Views: 8,993
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Missing Dr Who?

I loved it. What's more, I got a sonic screwdriver for Xmas!!! :)

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films December 6th 05, 08:42
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity 2 Rumor (grain of salt required)

Interesting.

I think there's a lot of mileage in the mini-series format for SF stories, as opposed to Telemovies as such.

While "Dune" and "Children of Dune" had their flaws, I quite enjoyed...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 25th 05, 11:40
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Top 20 Geek Books...

Me too! :D I used the name of a certain Grey/White wizard as the password on a document at work, and was asked by a colleague if I was "in to" Lord of the Rings. "I'm king of the Geeks!" I replied,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 25th 05, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Top 20 Geek Books...

Hmmm, I've read 14 of them. I guess the problem is that what makes a "geek" is open to some pretty broad interpretation...

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 22nd 05, 08:33
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Dr. Who Christmas special

UK is Christmas Day...

Hope that helps some.

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 19th 05, 18:08
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Online Doctor Who Episode

Yep, he's pretty good in that too, although he's not in it for long.

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 19th 05, 10:40
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Online Doctor Who Episode

I thought it was great.

But to pre-empt any disappopinted criticisim, it is emphatically *not* an episode, it is a scene, just 7 minutes long (and that includes some clips from The Parting of the...
Forum: B5.related November 17th 05, 22:56
Replies: 49
Views: 2,547
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: WHV (UK) have done something right ... at last

I'm working through my S5 box, also got from the Choices sale....

Will check disks 4 and 5 over the next week - did you have any problems with the 3rd disk? The one with the great Telepath bonfire...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 14th 05, 23:22
Replies: 35
Views: 1,719
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Braga quits Trek...

Minor aside - possibly apocryphal, but I have it on (reasonably) good authority that Kirk's last line "we did make a difference, didn't we?" (or something like that) was originally going to be...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 11th 05, 13:14
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Terminator News

Well, actually a woman and teenager show, since it's after the end of T2, not Terminator... :p

But I agree...this doesn't excite me at all, and seems indicative of the current trend of returning...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 2nd 05, 18:52
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Star Wars, the greatest postmodern art film ev

That is pretty fuuny. Even funnier, I saw someone today on the UK Browncoat's forum said Lucas' dialogue was like Bertholt Brecht's!

Nope, it's just pi$h. ;)

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 1st 05, 08:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: New Blakes 7?

I'm more worried by the fact they have a time machine; that press release was issued...TOMORROW!

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 24th 05, 23:59
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity DVDs

I believe it's confirmed - certainly it's being spoken about on the UK Browncoat forums as if it has.

And yeah, I'm not surprised the DVD's ready so soon - as Recoil noted, the film's been ready...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 18th 05, 00:14
Replies: 40
Views: 2,021
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: \'Time\'s\' 100 Greatest Novels

I've read 12 completely, and am "culturally aware" of about half of the others.

Thing is, what were their criteria? Lists like these are so subjective.

And can you explain to me how the 100...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 18th 05, 00:06
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Dr Who Spin-off??

I guess it would be similar to stuff that's shown on cable channels (like HBO I think?). Stuff like Jeremiah or Odyssey 5, which had lots of gratuitous swearing and topless ladies.

:)

Not...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 17th 05, 20:18
Replies: 108
Views: 4,163
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

I thought it was a firework, rather than just a model rocket, and that maybe it was some kind of Chinese custom?

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 17th 05, 09:51
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Dr Who Spin-off??

Sounds excellent, looking forwards to that!

Not sure about UNIT though - I thought all the top brass was wiped out in the last series?
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 11th 05, 18:07
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Region 2 release?

Nope. Season 1's out on Region 1, Season 2's not been released on DVD at all.

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 11th 05, 16:47
Replies: 108
Views: 4,163
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

I'm going to see it for a...4th time this week.

So far I've seen it once in the Film Festival in August, once on Thursday (my Birthday) with wife, and then again on Friday with a mate who'd loved...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 9th 05, 10:14
Replies: 108
Views: 4,163
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

Absolutely - also as Mal sits down he looks at them for just a moment, before starting on the controls.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 6th 05, 22:44
Replies: 108
Views: 4,163
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

I just watched it a 2nd time tonight (some... 5 or 6 weeks after the first time)...Joss Whedon's a very clever man.

Because Wash's death wasn't a surprise this time around, there were some very...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 3rd 05, 23:59
Replies: 169
Views: 5,588
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: The kinda-strong Darth Librarian sees Serenity

Yeah - there's a feature in SFX, about the fact that they deliberately mutilate themselveds, including carving bones to look like fangs etc and attaching them to their faces.

So there's more to...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 3rd 05, 09:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: New Serenity Trailer...

No worries dude! :)

As I said though, it was good to know that the movie appeals to those who haven't fallen under the Cult Of Whedon, as well as Fanboi's like me. :)

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 2nd 05, 18:02
Replies: 108
Views: 4,163
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

I think Wash's death was handled well - as mentioned above, it showed that death isn't always nice and heroic/dramatic. Sometimes it is stupid and abrupt. Plus it conveyed the sense of danger. If all...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 1st 05, 17:28
Replies: 108
Views: 4,163
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Serenity - SPOILERS! Consider yourself warned!

Yep, she's definitely less damaged than she was. Not 100% "normal" but not as crazy as she was.

Regarding allusions etc, on the UK Browncoats forum we had a wee conflab about similarities to The...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 30th 05, 19:38
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: New Serenity Trailer...

Good review Darth, glad you liked it as a sceptic. :)

Just three incredibly minor things though:

1) It's "Whedon" not "Whelon" or "Wheldon"
2) It's "Reavers" not "Reapers"
3) Shepherd is his...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 27th 05, 09:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Worst series finales?

Well I didn't watch Enterprise after Season 1, but from what I've heard it's finale takes the Golden Raspberry, hands down.

I loved the end of Angel - I thought it perfectly summed up the season,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 13th 05, 08:52
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Masters of the Universe!

I had a similar experience with a Cyberpunk movie called "Nemesis". I watched this on video with my mates when I was about 16, and we swore it was the coolest d*mn movie we'd ever seen.

Fast...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 2nd 05, 12:33
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Oatley sees Rick Wakeman live

Those in the UK may also know Rick Wakeman as the garishly jacketed presenter of "Live at Jongleurs".

Glad you enjoyed it. I had the opperchancity to see the Pixies live on Sunday, and it too was...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 31st 05, 09:30
Replies: 89
Views: 4,486
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: HBO\'s Rome

SIR Derek Jacobi, luvvie! ;)

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 31st 05, 09:29
Replies: 169
Views: 5,588
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: The mighty GKarsEye watches Firefly

No spoilers here...but Serenity focusses on River's story...which is predominantly wrapped up in the movie (no surprise there; movies tend to need a certain degree of closure, after all).

Yet...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 31st 05, 09:27
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Finally Got My Hands On It

Really? I much prefered Season 2... I think I liked the whole Simms / Jeremiah / Marcus thang...plus Mister Smith... too funny.

Although the Libby angle was a little rushed, IMO...

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 30th 05, 13:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 30th 05, 12:59
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: New Prequel Trek Movie idea has been submitted

I think that Trek should be looking forward, not grubbing about in Prequels. Just MHO, natch. :D

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 29th 05, 00:37
Replies: 239
Views: 16,598
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: What books are we reading now?

I'm reading Canterbury Tales and Robinson Crusoe at the minute...

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 26th 05, 11:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: New Serenity Trailer...

It explains some of the questions, yes. I'm sure I wont be spoiling it if I tell you it focuses on River this time (i.e. her secrets. Click here to see some awesome viral marketing videos......
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 25th 05, 09:31
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Finally Got My Hands On It

The second season really is good, isn't it? :)

IT's a shame they didn't do more, but at least it ended at a thematically appropriate juncture, I suppose, no real cliff hangers...

VB
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 25th 05, 01:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: New Serenity Trailer...

I've just seen Serenity - short version...it rocked.

Longer version... it had everything I wanted/expected - the humour, drama, characters...and the big "plot" wasn't a random sci-fi macguffin,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 18th 05, 00:12
Replies: 48
Views: 1,823
Posted By Vonbloodbath
Re: Lost (no spoilers please)

Just watched episodes 3 and 4...wow. :) It just gets better and better...Ep 3 was good. Ep 4 (the Locke-centric one) was fan-bloody-tastic.

:D

VB
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