Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Today Show Ruins Star Wars

Stardate 02-26-2009

I have hated the Today Show for years now. I just can't stand how annoying and fake they all are. Here they are ruining Star Wars.

I must say that this group of people look awesome. I love that character development is part of the work out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Stardate 02-25-2009

Joss Whedon, the man behind of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Serenity, etc. has a new show on Fox called Dollhouse. Its about a secret organization which has the ability to program their agents to fulfill any task you need them to accomplish. This aspect of the show is sort of like that part of The Matrix where they program Neo to learn Kung Fu, except on Dollhouse, after the agent accomplishes their task, their memory and abilities that they received for that particular mission, are completely wiped out. So far, for me, the most interesting thing about this procedure is that the abilities that they give their agents are abilities that they have somehow been taken from someone else. I'm very curious to learn more about the history of this company and also to explore the ethical aspects of this.

The first episode was so so, but I kept with it and I'm glad that I did. The second episode was awesome and I can't wait for this week's episode.

Everyone should give this show a chance. There are some pretty interesting characters so far and the story that they are setting up seems like it will be awesome.

Go watch the first two episodes on HULU and then start watching Dollhouse, Friday nights on Fox.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Bodly Going Nowhere

Stardate 02-09-2009

I've got some excellent news about a new show that I hope will get picked up this fall. The creators and writers of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton, have developed a science fiction comedy for Fox called Boldly Going Nowhere. Here is the tag line for the show:

"Centering on the crew of a spaceship, which is led by a rogue captain. The stories explore what happens between the adventures and how the crew members take care of daily routine things on the spaceship. Single Cam."

I was most excited to see that Tony Hale, who played Buster on Arrested Development, is attached to the project. He will play the ships Android. There are also a couple of familiar faces from Sunny who will start in Boldly Going Nowhere. David Hornsby, who plays Rickety Cricket, will be one of the main officers and Atremis Pebdani, who plays Artemis on Sunny will play a character named Startemis.

(Those of you who don't watch It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia need to start. You can catch almost all the episodes on Hulu or you can buy the DVDs. I noticed that the full seasons are on sale at Costco for only $19.99)

Here is a YouTube clip from last summer's ComicCon of the guys from Sunny talking about the new show.

I also read that Ben Stiller is developing a comedy for Fox called, The Station. The show will take place in South America and is about a covert CIA group who is secretly working to bring a new dictator into power. I can't wait.