Monthly Archives: March 2012
Over at Three if by Space, the best place to read just about anything concerning Falling Skies there is a brand new article that explains the complex process that goes into creating a character for the show. In Falling Skies Script to Screen – Understanding the Character, author Robert Prentice (who also happens to be the founder and managing editor of Three if by Space) explains how everyone involved in the creative process contributes to the fleshed-out character you see on the screen. Read the rest of this entry
A little while back I had the honor of reviewing a wonderful scifi short film from an up-and-coming young filmmaker by the name of Jason Huls and production company Ten Wing Films. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you can read my review and watch the trailer here: The Drone – Intriguiging Scifi Short Film. Jason is a very busy young man and I’ve been remiss in bringing to your attention another scifi short he’s working on called Citizen in the Temple. I aim to remedy that omission immediately.
Great news for fans of “L5.” Here are a few goodies the fine folks at Hemogoblin have presented to us. First we have a video “shout out” from Stanley Von Medvey & Chad Burns where they express their gratitude towards all you fans who’ve helped make the show such a success. Click through for the video and some more surprises. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re a fan of the show or at least read my previous post, you know by now that filming for “Falling Skies” season 2 is done and the premiere date has been set. What you may not know is that back in late January, TNT invited a small group of bloggers and a few lucky fans from around the globe to visit the sets and locations in and around Vancouver where the show is filmed.
Turner Broadcasting (TNT) teamed up with MAP Marketing & Incentives to create what can best be described as the trip of a lifetime. No expense was spared and we were quite literally treated like royalty the entire time. Click through to read more.
Good news for “Falling Skies” fans! TNT recently announced the premiere date for season 2. We finally get to watch the 2nd Mass continue their fight for survival and planet Earth with a 2-hour season premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9/8C. While that’s still a bit of a wait, having a set date is comforting.
For a small taste of what’s to come in the exciting second season of “Falling Skies” click through to check out the teaser trailer.
“Androids are not supposed to dream.”
This is the tagline of a soon to be released sci-fi short film from Ten Wing Films and the mind of Jason Huls. The Drone is a very interesting take on the concept of androids in a futuristic society and what it means to be a “person.”
At 0832 CST Monday March 5th, L5 passed one million downloads.
For all of you who’ve downloaded L5 and enjoyed it, but have yet to donate anything, please allow me to explain how giving just a dollar would be the best investment you could ever make. One damned dollar people. You spend five times that each morning at Starbucks and all you get is 5-10 minutes of coffee you could’ve made for pennies at home. With a single dollar from each downloader we could have already cemented a couple of 13 episode seasons each with budgets of over twice what this one cost. Imagine how much more awesome it would be with more budgetary freedom. (Maths: $1,000,000 / 26 episodes over 2 seasons = $38,461.54 per episode. That’s 2.54 times the pilot’s budget…for a buck!)
I hope you’re sitting down because I’m about to make you feel old. It’s been 23 since “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” first hit the screens (And 21 since “Bogus Journey”). That’s right, nearly a quarter century has passed since Wyld Stallyns was greeted by a time-traveling man in a phone booth (No, not that one!) and told they were destined to write the song that would save the world.
The latest effort from Disney, John Carter, debuts Friday, March 9 and despite the lackluster marketing campaign I am very excited to see this film. The story centers around the titular character, a Civil War veteran from Virginia who ends up transported to Barsoom (Mars) through mysterious means while in a cave in the American west. Once on Barsoom he discovers that the lesser gravity allows him greater strength and agility. In fact, he’s quite superhuman in his abilities on this new planet. Ironically he gets caught up in yet another civil war, only this one is between warring factions on Barsoom.