Monthly Archives: April 2012
There have been several videos released over the past few months surrounding the highly-anticipated release of the movie Prometheus, the long-awaited return to the universe that first brought us the fantastically creepy Alien and its sequels. While it’s been quiet lately, something huge has just appeared online that you’ll want to see if you’re even slightly interested in this movie.
Over at Three If By Space I’ve just posted an article that features the brand-new international trailer for Prometheus. In it, there’s tons of new footage, plenty of Charlize Theron’s character, some hints at the plot and oodles of new alien lifeforms!
If that’s not enough for you, I’ve also included a featurette called Prometheus – 30 Years In The Making, the original full trailer, the TED 2023 speech by Peter Weyland, and my personal favorite, the uber-creepy advertisement entitled Introducing the David 8 – The Next Generation Weyland Robot.
Hurry on over to read New Prometheus International Trailer Reveals Much More only at ThreeIfBySpace.net!
It was looking like this would be the last season for one of the best scifi dramas ever to air on television, but Fox executive Kevin Reilly also kept hinting there was still hope. Well, now we know he was sincere in those hints as Fox has renewed Fringe for a 5th season.
It will be a shortened season, consisting of only 13 episodes, but at least we get more Fringe and should get proper closure for the show and its wonderful characters. The consistently supportive fan-base and their huge online presence played at leas some part in this decision, I’m sure.
No matter how it came to be, I’m just happy we’re getting more Fringe and more of Walter Bishop’s craziness.
If you’ve read many of my posts here at SciFi Singularity you’ll know that I often link to articles over at Three If By Space. Not only is it the web’s premiere site for Falling Skies information, but it’s a rising star in the world of overall science fiction/fantasy news and recently began moving into the science/technology arena as well.
What you might not know is this isn’t a site run by people who get paid for their efforts. As one of the newest contributors to the site I can attest to the fact that it’s a site run by fans, for fans and we all volunteer our time and efforts toward sharing our love for the genre with the world. We live all around the US and most of us have never met in person, but we share this common passion that brings us together in this effort.
Please consider pledging something to the TiBS Kickstarter Project or donate directly through PayPal here. This year we will be going to Comic Con for the first time and we want to do a promotional event at SDCC to hand out shirts for our site to people spreading the word about online media, and our site. The money raised will be used to pay the artists donating their time to our shirt designs, hosting costs to continue running the site and for the cost of printing up the shirts we will be giving away at SDCC.
I’m a little late with this as I mentioned in Falling Skies Set Visit Part 3 – Meet The Cast! that I’d have some interviews in “about a week.” Well, it’s been almost 2 weeks, but as promised some short, but sweet, interviews with some of the great cast of Falling Skies.
As I mentioned in my previous article, when we first arrived on set shooting was going on so we were escorted to a large room while the real work was being done. That was where we were surprised by Colin Cunningham (Pope), Peter Shinkoda (Dai), Drew Roy (Hal), and Sarah Carter (Maggie) who joined the already present Connor Jessup (Ben) to patiently and graciously answer all our burning questions.
Let’s start with the shortest video in the bunch. It’s only 15 seconds long, but it
answers the question, “Who’s the funniest person on set?” One actor gives a very definitive answer, and after meeting this person I’m not surprised one bit.
As we enter part 3 of our grand set visit we get to meet the rest of the cast. Peter Shinkoda was a pleasant surprise showing up on the first day, then Connor Jessup surprises us by being our “tour guide” on day 2 for our visit to the skitter unit. I will never stop thanking Turner Broadcasting (TNT) and MAP Marketing & Incentives for creating the most incredible experience I’ve ever had.
Few names fill me with as much joy as does Aardman. Sure, there are others like Pixar, which is incredibly consistent with their offerings and Disney, which used to be king of family entertainment, but is somewhat hit or miss lately. The thing about Aardman is they have this wonderfully wicked sense of whimsy that has always resonated perfectly with my sense of humor. Read the rest of this entry
The title of this post is the beginning of an actual classified ad that was taken out in a magazine called Backwoods Home. The ad was placed sometime in the mid-90s, became an internet meme and is now a feature-length motion picture.
The full ad, minus the P.O. Box goes like this:
“WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. I have only done this once before.”
If you’re intrigued, head on over to the full article on Three if by Space and read Safety Not Guaranteed – Time Travel Via Classified Ads?
Felicia Day has long been a favorite of geeks everywhere and has proven time and again that she’s truly “one of us” as well. As if we needed more proof that Ms. Day is the unrivaled Queen of All Things Great and Geeky she recently presented to the world a music video that’s taking the internet by storm.
Continuing our incredible trip through the inner workings of one of the most compelling science fiction series ever to grace our television screens, we bring you to the actual set visits. Thanks again to Turner Broadcasting (TNT) and MAP Marketing & Incentives who created a truly unbelievable experience for us.
I simply cannot say enough about how well we were treated and how much TNT really cares about their fans. They pay more attention to online chatter than you would ever imagine and are extremely grateful to all of you for your support. So please remember that when you have something to say they’re actually listening to you!
Our first stop on our set visit was what is called the 2nd unit. This is where scenes involving the skitters and green screen work was being done for season 2. The man in the skitter suit is widely regarded as the hardest working man on the Falling Skies set. He wears this suit for hours on set and wore it the entire time we were there, all the while smiling and taking pictures with us. Above, he explains how the fine movements of the animatronic head are controlled via an RC remote control not unlike the kind used for model planes.