Turns out the Star Trek Enterprise is running "Windows Vista."
[Pic of the week from starwrecked.com]
This week's geek news features the beginning and end of 3-D, the end of the dreadful Spider-Man musical and more...
- The Last Airbender and Green Hornet are the latest films to convert their films into inferior post-production 3-D. The critics panned the technique in Clash of the Titans, but the movie made so much money no one cares. If the studios don't take it more seriously they'll kill the format.
- The Broadway musical based on the Marvel superhero Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has lost another major actor. First, Rachel Evan Wood (Peter's love interest Mary Jane Watson) left, and now Alan Cummings (the villain "The Green Goblin") has dropped out of the role because of scheduling conflicts. We can only hope they at least make a straight-to-DVD movie we can laugh at. [SciFi Wire]
TOSS-UP Which is a worse idea for a Broadway musical: Green Arrow or The Flash?
- Blockbuster's celebrated the DVD release of Avatar with a Na'vi look-a-like contest. I hoped to for pictures of corpulent losers with blue grease paint, but instead found a picture of a winner in full prosthetics. Nice, but unfair to the rest of the contestants. [SliceofSciFi]
- Happy Anniversary - This week, on April 29, 1953, the first experimental 3-D television show was broadcast. A 30-minute episode of Space Patrol was shown in Los Angeles on ABC affiliate KECA-TV. Over 50 years later Avatar becomes the biggest three dimensional movie ever released in theaters and we still don't have widespread 3-D television in the home.
What are the odds we'll see 3-D television in every home by 2020?