Back when The Sci-fi Channel was still showing the mainstays of its content of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, before the ECW and reality shows kicked in, we were treated to all kinds of great mini-series, and if you missed this one in 2007, go pick it up now! This is a twist on a classic, but also a kind of sequel to Frank L. Baum tales of Oz. To all those kids growing up during the 60s and 70s, you most likely felt pretty special when you got to see the annual viewing of the 1937 classic, The Wizard of Oz, when it aired on CBS. There was even an alternate version featuring an all-African-American cast, including a teen Micheal Jackson, The Wiz. These might have prepared you for the new sexy musical about the witches of Oz, Wicked, if you have been lucky enough to see this stage production, but Tin Man just about blows these away. Read more...(801 words, 203 images, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
In 2005 we found a world that could sustain life. In 2006 we tried to contact them. In 2012 they came to visit us. That is the basic setup for this film that is based off an old classic game called BATTLESHIP. In the game you are not able to see the opponents board but you both have the same number of assets in play. Each turn the player will select a point on a grid to see if they hit a ship or not. If they do hit they insert a red peg into that point to signify a hit. It takes several pegs to totally sink a battle ship. The movie, while a science fiction film, does follow that premise in how the battles are fought. The big difference is that when a ship is sunk you get to see spectacular explosions that send bits and pieces of ships all over the ocean. They are massive explosions and actually proportional to the rounds and charges that are being used. We even get to see a real battleship from times gone past enter the fight to save the day. Read more...(1143 words, 179 images, estimated 4:34 mins reading time)
Einstoned (ien’stoned) (v.tr.) Imbibing to the point where one thinks they have figured out the theory of relativity.
Bravado is a trait that tends to be acquired when imbibing in libations, but some people get really cocky and downright annoying when attempting to prove their alcohol-enhanced intelligence. Parties are usually not the time to do this, but for some reasoned the Einstoned can’t seem to figure out that no one they are drinking and dancing with really cares about how smart they think they are. Eistoned people are usually not found at beach clubs other than during Spring Break. They are common at Sci-fi and anime conventions, though, and then you will never see such a horde of einstoned people in one place in your life. If you are sober enough to get away from the Einstoned, do so while you can, because the speech might be slurred, but the dialogue coming from him or her will be overly technical, somewhat dramatic, and full of horse hockey. So, you can escaped from the Einstoned, or maybe become one yourself, but no matter how you deal with one, don’t indulge to quickly, or you will never reach that destination. Too much too fast in about as stupid as it gets.