Friday, August 30, 2002

WIL WHEATON DOT NET: Where is my mind?:

I see another hurdle approaching

There was a time, long ago, when these cons existed by and for fans. They were places where fans could get together, safely dress up in costumes, debate the minutae of scripts, and generally geek out amongst friends without fear of The Jocks showing up.

Wil Wheaton needs to come to CONvergence

Really. (Except for that appearance fees thing.) And not because he played Wesley Crusher, but because he's Wil Wheaton. (I mean, can you imagine mixing Wil Wheaton in with Soylent Theater? I know I can...)

(Except for that appearance fee thing. CONvergence doesn't do that, for good reasons.)

Official Neil Gaiman Store

Nearly half of Americans think First Amendment goes too far, survey finds
This disturbs me.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

I heard about Long Bets when I was listening to Future Tense on MPR and I thought it sounded like a really interesting idea...

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Scientific American: How to Build a Time Machine
Since the CONvergence 2003 theme is about Time Travel, I'm keeping an eye out for various Time Travel related things, both fictional and factual. This article is going on my file, obviously, to be read at some point.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

History of a Victorian Era Robot
This is really, really cool...

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Wildlife park to add mammoth attraction
Welcome to Mammoth Park.

Oh happy day: the Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling soundtrack is coming out next month.


Tuesday, August 20, 2002

The X-MEN 2 site is going to be posting the clips that Bryan Singer showed at the San Diego Comic-Con a couple of weeks ago. And that footage *rocked*, and I can't wait to see it again. And again.

something positive - a webcomic with chocolate sprinkles

Friday, August 16, 2002

Fellowship of the Ring and Cat People - When great movies make lousy DVDs, and vice versa. By Bryan Curtis
I disagree with Bryan on the Fellowship DVD. He misses the point on what this first disc was for -- what he's looking for is, as he said, the package that comes out later this year. But what the package that is out contains are all of the documentaries and promotional material that was done before the movie was even out -- and I'm sure there are plenty of people that are happy to have the various documentaries and previews on DVD instead of on a poorly-labeled video tape, especially if they missed one.

I think if you look at it as a six disc set spread across two different purchase dates you find out that it's not really that bad at all -- especially since you can find the version that is out right now at a really cheap price, especially when you consider that there is a rebate if you buy both packages. (as I am)

While there aren't many movies that deserve this treatment -- and I'll admit, the thought that there will probably be something like 20 discs connected to The Lord of the Rings when the whole thing is said and done is intiminating, this isn't that bad... [and there's precident here --- have you seen the Tolkien aisle in a good-sized bookstore? I think they've printed every napkin that he ever wrote on by now, with pages of additional commentary...]

(and hey -- I'll just be happy if the recognition that we'll buy fancy sets like that will convince George Lucas to release the original versions of the classic Star Wars trilogy...)

Friday, August 09, 2002

BBC - Cult - Doctor Who - Real Time
A new online Doctor Who audio drama featuring the Cybermen. It's free!


Thursday, August 08, 2002 - The official website for Mike Mignola's Hellboy
I got the first trade paperback after hearing about the movie that is coming out in 2004, and now I'm really enjoying the book.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

DVD Views: 'Khan' returns in special edition
Star Tribune article mentions both Trek and Doctor Who....

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Monday, August 05, 2002

I saw some of -- Comic Book The Movie- shot while I was at the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend.

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