Month: July 2005

James Doohan: 1920 – 2005

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It is with genuine sadness, I must report the death of James Doohan, known best for the now immortalised role of Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott (Scotty) in Star Trek: The Original Series. Scotty was perhaps, always the character I found […]

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REVIEW: Stargate SG-1 – Season 9, Episode One

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Well. This is different.

“Avalon” is interesting, let’s put it that way. There’s a lot that works, and a lot that doesn’t. It doesn’t give me the return in energy and excitement I was expecting, and feels more like another slap to the SG-1 franchise. But it gives me hope….

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Friday’s almost here

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Friday 15th is almost here, and new seasons of Stargates SG-1 and Atlantis are upon us, not to mention the eagerly anticipated Battlestar Galactica season two.

And to whet your appetite somewhat, we’ve got trailers for Atlantis and Galactica.

Battlestar GalacticaStargate Atlantis

They’re also available in the downloads page. For those of you who are interested, the music in the Galactica trailer is Hemorrhage (In My Hands) – Fuel

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Review : Star Trek Enterprise Season One DVD

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The same year Star Trek Voyager turned off the lights, and packed up the sets, a new show was being created. Rick Berman and Brannon Braga quickly knocked together the idea of having the new Trek series be a prequel – a controversial decision to say the least.

The first season opened to some spectacular ratings in the US, dipping dramatically and suddenly. This continued until this year, when the show was eventually cancelled for its lacklustre performance in the Nielsen ratings. That’s not to say the ratings fell due to show quality – UPN never did any decent advertising after the premiere. The result is a high budget Trek series that tends to twist and turn with exactly what it wants to be. Season One has a clear theme, however – exploration. Season One is the year that shows what the show would probably have been like, had the ratings not fallen. The wonder and excitement is there, there isn’t much danger – it’s all about “seeking new life, and new civilisations.”

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Lost – A New Theory

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I just finished a rewatch of the entire first season of “Lost” today, and in the closing few minutes, something struck me. As Hurley sits down in the plane at the end of the last flashback, he pulls out a […]

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Caption Contest Results

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And they’re in for Week 20. The winner is… Major Mosley! Just a little lower…Now to the left a bit…oh yeah, that feels great… And the runner up is… Steph! The worst part of Sheppard’s problem was about to come. […]

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Competition Reminder

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Just a heads up to say that currently Region 2 readers can win Star Trek Enterprise – Season 2 AND the first two seasons of the original Outer Limits in our competition page, located here

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