1/20/2012

We can't cover everything going on in the blogosphere. So, on Friday's, I share links and news and fun things I think you'd enjoy.

Trivia
Over 30 years ago this week (January 18, 1974), the first episode of Six Million Dollar Man aired. What was the name of the episode?
*Answer at the end of the post.

Links
The Force.net Look Like Darth Maul
Thanks to LucasFilm's promotion of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D (February 10, 2012) there's a mobile app for the iPhone that uses the built-in camera to turn you into Darth Maul. Or you can do it online. There's a bunch of other Darth Maul stuff including soundboards and comics.

M.Pax: StarGate Inspired Plantgirl
A joke on StarGate SG-1 about "Mr. Plantboy" inspired Mary Pax to write a cool little eBook called Plantgirl.
I said, “It sounds like a super hero.” Which spawned a slew of messages about what Plant Boy’s powers would be. It was the kernel of the idea which launched Plantgirl. Granted, the story I wrote took a different bent than the conversation, but it stands to show you, you just never know where inspiration will come from.

Galaxy Junkyard: Battle Los Angeles Gets a B
Short review. More than I gave it credit for.

SuperPunch: The Worst Wonder Woman Action Figure Ever

Star Trek - SciFi: Classic Spock Tribble Moment
After Spock said he was immune to the Tribble's effect. Spacerguy asks "How did Uhura react to Mr Spocks total exaggeration?" Head over for the answer to the question.

MTV Movies: Chronicle Takes Found Footage To Superheroes
A movie opening next month follows the classic "found footage" format, but takes it to superpowers. Three high-school boys realize they can move things with their minds. Unfortunately, they slowly change from heroes to villains with their powers. The buzz sounds pretty good on this one.


io9: The 10 Most Regrettable 80s Science Fiction and Fantasy Villains on Film
io9 counts down the ten most ill-conceived and imcompentent villains from the 80's.

Huffington Post: George Lucas Calls Out Hollywood On Racial Bias

Empire: Behold The Prometheus Space Jockeys!
A still from the "maybe" Aliens prequel Prometheus shows aliens in a dark corridor that look like the so-called "Space Jockeys" from the alien ship. You'll have to zoom in for a good look.

Blastr: Why (and how) is NASA censoring an 8-minute sci-fi horror movie?
When a space tourist made short horror film on-board the space station, NASA said no to a distribution of the film.

All-Things-X: X-Men Anime Wallpapers & Background Art!

Cruising Altitude: The ORIGINS Blogfest Starts Feb 13th
Tell your own superhero origin on Februrary 13th in D.L.'s blogfest.

Blastr: What Will The Star Wars Live-Action Show Be Called?
The long promised live action Star Wars series is coming and it's called Star Wars: Underworld. It follows criminals of the Empire and Rick McCullum says, "They take place between Episode III and Episode IV, that 20-year period when Luke is growing up. It's not about Luke, but it's about that period when the Empire is trying to take things [over]."  Watch the interview below.

Blastr: Best (or is it worst?) Iron Man cosplayer EVER
It's easy to call this construction paper and tape costume horrible, but you have to admire his guts for going to a comic-con with it on.

 
Fantasy and Sci-Fi Lovin': Review of the Darth Plagueis Novel
SQT has a review of the Star Wars II I prequel novel Darth Plagueis. You can read a sample here and a 50-page excerpt here.
 
Trivia Answer: The first episode of Six Million Dollar Man was called "Population: Zero". Steve Austin is sent in to investigate the deaths of an entire small town. He discovers a rogue government scientist is threatening to strike again unless he's paid $10 million.

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