Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at the age of 83.

Growing up as a skinny kid who wore glasses, read comic books and did well in school, it is safe to say that Mr. Spock was my hero.

Thank you for all you gave us Mr. Nimoy, not only in your acting, directing and photography, but in your basic humanity and decency.

Live Long and Prosper.





Screencap from Trekcore.com.  Image copyright 2015 by CBS Studios, Inc.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's Gun Fu Time - Equilibrium's Gun Kata Fight Scenes

The movie: Equilibrium.

The stuff: the Gun Kata fights. (You know you love 'em.)


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gary Owens, Voice of Space Ghost, Passes

"Spaaaace Ghooost!"

If you were a kid who watched Saturday morning cartoons in the late 60s and 70s, you recall the battle cry of the intergalactic superhero, Space Ghost.

The voice of Space Ghost, the great Gary Owens, who also found fame as the announcer on the classic Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In passed away on February 12 at the age of 80. 

Mr Owens had a long career as a disc jockey and voice over actor, lending his distinct smooth baritone to hundreds of commercials and TV series such as Roger Ramjet, Dynomutt and Ren and Stimpy's Powdered Toast Man.

More at Variety.com.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day, Humans


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Earth Star Voyager - Cheesy 1980s TV Sci-Fi

Hey, Internet.

Here's Earth Star Voyager, the failed TV movie pilot from The Wonderful World of Disney that aired in 1986.  (I dare you to say Earth Star Voyager six times fast.)

I recall it had a very "Teen Star Trek" feel to it, with young cadet types who range in age from 16 to 24 holding down the usual Enterprise bridge crew positions of captain, science officer, navigator, communications officer, and engineer.  They are the crew of the titular spaceship Earth Star Voyager on one of those standard "Earth is falling apart, so we're looking for another planet to colonize" scifi stories.

The movie opens in outer space on a field of stars, so naturally the on-screen card reads "Outer Space 2082."  Disney wanted to make certain you knew where this was taking place.

Despite being directed by James Goldstone, who directed for the actual Star Trek, and featuring Duncan Regehr, this thing is terrible: poorly acted by the child stars, plastic-looking production design (seems to be a lot of off the shelf furniture and whatnot), and sub-par visual effects (that two foot long model spaceship at the beginning looks like a two foot long model spaceship).

Oh, and this cult gem has about the LONGEST plot write up I have ever seen on Wikipedia.