Preliminary ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Report

Preliminary ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Report

I’ll be writing my review later, but being the nerd that I am, I wanted to give a quick report on the new Star Trek film that we’ve all been so eagerly anticipating.

I purchased my IMAX 3D tickets a couple months ago as soon as they became available. I got what I consider to be one of the best seats in the house — about 3 rows up from the back in the dead center. I was not thrilled with the idea of seeing this film first in 3D, but at the time I believed that it would be the only way to see the film last night. As it turns out, I was mistaken as the general release was moved up to today…

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Star Trek Into Darkness Prologue

Star Trek Into Darkness Prologue

One of the fun things we got with the IMAX showings of The Hobbit this past weekend was the first 9 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness. This 9 minutes will not be made available online, or even in standard theater screenings of The Hobbit, it is exclusive to IMAX.

You should be aware that if you have not seen it, there will be spoilers.

Familiar Then Different

The prologue kicks off with the familiar sounds at the beginning of Star Trek (2009) which are very reminiscent of the original series’ bridge sounds. But instead of resolving into a Starship bridge as with the previous film,…

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Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2 Theater Event

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2 Theater Event

Nothing has warmed this nerd’s heart in the last couple of months quite as much as the Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2 Theater Event. It was with much glee and enjoyment that I sat in the theater this past Thursday night and watched the Enterprise D and her crew soar around the cosmos in HD.

Behind the Scenes

First up was a behind the scenes look at the remastering process. To sum up, it’s a long and tedious process. This is not quite the same as remastering Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) in HD. It’s sort of funny how things work out, but even though the technology used…

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‘Revolution’ Midseason Finale

‘Revolution’ Midseason Finale

Well, that’s it. Ten episodes of Revolution are in the history books. Now we wait four months to find out if our brave protagonists survive.

If you have not yet seen Monday night’s episode ten, Nobody’s Fault but Mine, then you may want to come back to this article later. There will be spoilers ahead.

[WARNING: SPOILERS]

Reunited

This mid-season finale found what’s left of the Matheson family reunited, if briefly. The reunion of Charlie and her mother Rachel came fairly early after everyone but Miles was captured by the militia. The uniting of the entire family came toward the…

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‘Revolution’ Partial Reveal

‘Revolution’ Partial Reveal

So Revolution’s mystery of the power blackout across the world is starting to unravel. This past Monday, Monroe got pretty serious about getting intel on where the pendants might be. Rachel has already revealed to him that the key to turning the power back on lies in these strange looking devices. No we are finding out that [SPOILER] Rachel and Ben were, at least in part, responsible for the blackout in the first place.

Flashbacks

Flashing back to when Rachel was pregnant with a baby boy (presumably Danny), she and Ben, along with co-worker Grace were attempting to come up with a method…

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‘Revolution’ Thus Far - Quick Review

‘Revolution’ Thus Far - Quick Review

What would happen if electricity suddenly stopped working? I don’t mean what if it went out, I mean, what if electricity simply didn’t work anymore? Think of how many things that would affect. That would be almost everything in our world. Almost everything uses electricity is some way or another.

Take just one example that you might not necessarily think of: cars. Yes, you think of your cars running off of fossil fuel, but they generate electricity to the spark plug, which ignites the fuel. No spark, no ignition, no power. And that’s just one example.

Overview

In Revolution, in…

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‘Fringe’ Season 5 Premiere

‘Fringe’ Season 5 Premiere

Few television shows have captured and excited my imagination the way that Fringe has. Which is why I have really been looking forward to the premiere of this final season.

Recap

This season’s plot line actually began in the 19th episode of season 4 titled Letters of Transit. We were taken completely out of the story line going on in season 4 to get a glimpse of the future. It was kind of brilliant actually. I don’t know much about the politics of running a TV show, but this seems like the sort of thing that can keep your numbers up and get you renewed, or at the very least, as in the…

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Samuel Jackson Summer Flop Loses $12 Million

Samuel Jackson Summer Flop Loses $12 Million

Samuel Jackson and Tom Wilkinson should make for an entertaining movie, wouldn’t you agree? I thought so when I saw that Redbox has a new DVD release starring these two in a crime/action film.

The description of The Samaritan from Rotten Tomatoes:

After twenty‚Äźfive years in prison, Foley (Samuel L. Jackson) is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris (Ruth Negga), the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Luke Kirby), the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants…

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‘Bones’ Season 8 Premiere Recap and Mini Review

‘Bones’ Season 8 Premiere Recap and Mini Review

Bones returned Monday night with the premiere of season 8. As a cable cutter, I could not have watched it until Tuesday via Hulu (or any other non-broadcast means). As it was, I was unable to watch it on Tuesday, catching it on Hulu via my Apple TV last night instead.

The season 8 premiere picks up three months after Brennan (Bones) took off with her dad and daughter Christine because she was suspected of murder due to implanted evidence by serial killer and super computer wizard genius — who can do things with computers not even possible in the real world - Christopher Pelant.

Being on…

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