Dear David Tenant, et al: STOP BEING SO ADORABLE.
Star Wars: Uncut Trailer
Fans from around the world are joining forces to recreate the classic, Star Wars: A New Hope.
The entire movie is split up into 15 second scenes. Claim a scene, film it, and upload it! When it’s all done, it’ll be stitched together so we can watch the magic happen.”
Imperial Fleet Week San Francisco
Stephenson’s Work On The Small Screen? Hooray! Diamond Age! Eh. George Clooney! …Wha?
Glenn Reynolds pointed out the following highly interesting story over at SciFi.com today:
Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.
When a prominent member of society concludes that the futuristic civilization in which he lives is stifling creativity, he commissions an interactive book for his daughter that serves as a guide through a surreal alternate world. Stephenson will adapt his novel for the miniseries, the first time the Hugo and Nebula award winner has written for TV.
My heart simultaneously leaped and sunk as I read those words in roughly the following order of rationales:
- A Neal Stephenson mini-series? Awesome!
- It’s not Snow Crash? D’oh!
- Oh, it’s The Diamond Age. I guess that’s okay.
- George Clooney is producing it? Crap.
- Well, at least Stephenson is being tasked with writing the screen adaptation.
So, I guess we’ll see what comes of it. If it completely rocks, maybe SciFi and Stephenson can work on Snow Crash as a follow-up. I so want to see The Deliverator and “Reason” brought to the screen, silver or small, it matters not which.
There’s Regular Cool, And Then There’s “Cylon Jack-O-Lantern” Cool
Okay, that’s just way off the “Flippin’ Sweet Meter”. Learn how to make your own personal Autumnal Ode to a Toaster here, complete with working “eye scanner”.
For Those Of You That Can’t Wait Until October For New BSG Episodes
The SciFi channel has your back: new webisodes of Battlestar Galactica will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday between now and the debut of Season 3 in early October.
News You Can Use: How To Totally Fake Being A Geek
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Strangeness. Meter. Off The. Scale.
William Shatner, channeling Frank Sinatra in a tribute to George Lucas. It just don’t get no stranger, folks.
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Two quick video links:
Flippin’ Sci-Fi Sweet!
Truly these are amazing times, when one can get virtual laser keyboards that project themselves onto flat surfaces for a mere $180!
That’s awesome, if I may be so bold…