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SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2008
METROPOLIS SCENES FOUND
The German Murnau Foundation,
dedicated to film preservation, reported a remarkable discovery. Long-lost portions
of Fritz Lang's seminal silent SF movie METROPOLIS have been discovered in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Staff members of the Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken in the Argentine
capital found the missing scenes--about 25 minutes' worth, or 25 percent of the original
film--in a 16mm negative. The footage had been cut after the film's original release and
was thought lost forever. The Wiesbaden-based Murnau Foundation, which holds rights to
METROPOLIS, plans to incorporate the scenes--which reportedly enhance narrative logic
and clarify the film's story--into a new restored version of the movie, in cooperation
with the Argentine film museum. The newly discovered scenes include the character of
Georgy in his "reduced" state, a character named Slim and his transformation into an
apocalypse-preaching monk and a car journey through the city of METROPOLIS.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Dark Horse Entertainment, David Fincher and
animation house Blur Studios are teaming up to bring the cult comic THE GOON to the
movies as a computer-animated film. Created by Eric Powell in 1999, the comic follows
the adventures of a muscle-bound brawler who claims to be the primary enforcer for a
feared mobster. The stories have a paranormal and comedic edge to them and concern
ghosts, zombies, mad scientists and "skunk apes." Dark Horse has been publishing the
comic since 2003. Powell would write the screenplay for Goon, and Fincher would produce.
No studio is yet attached, and deals are being negotiated. Dark Horse, which has
a first-look deal with Universal, is aiming to develop the project in-house before
setting it up. Blur is best known for its shorts, including the Academy Award-
nominated "Gopher Broke," as well as its work in commercials and special effects.
GOON will be the company's first feature.
HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE
Over the holiday, HANCOCK hit for $41.3 in boxoffice loot. The Will Smith starrer
grossed an estimated $17.1 million Thursday, following hauls of $17.4 million on
its first official day in release in 3,965 locations Wednesday and $6.8 million
from 3,680 "preview" playdates on Tuesday night. Inspired by a graphic-novel series,
the action pic seems well on track to cross $100 million domestically through Sunday.
Picturehouse expanded its kids pic KIT KITTDREDGE: AMERICAN GIRL into wide release
Wednesday after two weekends of limited runs. The Abigail Breslin starrer grossed
$900,000 on Thursday and now has a $2.5 million cume. Something in the low double-
digit millions looks possible through Sunday.
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
New images have been released by Warner Bros. for the upcoming film HARRY POTTER AND
THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE.
Story line: (SPOILER WARNING) Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle
and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry
suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent
upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together
they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore
recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant
Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile,
the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones
rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so
is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she
hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simpering
with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one
student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love
is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again."
If you have a couple of minutes, jump over to
http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=videoBC&bcpid=714034225 and watch some of the
movie trailers at Variety. There is QUANTUM OF SOLACE, EAGLE EYE, VALKYRIE, THE DAY THE
EARTH STOOD STILL, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON and more. The remake of THE DAY THE
EARTH STOOD STILL is interesting -- with Keanu Reeves!
TOP SCIENCE FICTION NEWS STORIES:
To catch up on the latest news from around the world of science fiction, go to
News Page. You'll find
the highlights this week and this month here.
5:00pm on ABC Family
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The young wizard and his best friends investigate a dark force that is terrorizing
their school, Hogwarts. Based on a book by J.K. Rowling.
7:30pm on FX
An FBI agent becomes a gun-toting vigilante after a crooked businessman orders hit
men to murder his family. Based on the comic book.
8:00pm on CBS
The Unit - Two Coins
Grey's relationship with an Israeli soldier turns dangerous when a hostile militia
surrounds them as they study advanced desert warfare in Israel.
9:00pm on ABC Family
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The young wizard and his friends confront Sirius Black, a fugitive with ties to
Harry's past. Based on a book by J.K. Rowling.
9:00pm on SciFi
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
Sisters in 19th-century Canada take refuge at a remote outpost that is besieged
by werewolves. Credits: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Nathaniel Arcand,
David MacInnis, JR Bourne
10:00pm on ABC
Eli Stone - Heal the Pain
Eli adjusts to his new position at the law firm; Maggie becomes lead counsel on a
case with Eli, and the role reversal brings them closer together; Taylor tries to
reunite with Eli through a live performance by George Michael.
If you had to describe Babylon 5 in a sentence or two, what would you
say? There have many descriptions written, but what would make a new
science fiction fan want to pick up the DVDs or VHS copies and watch –
and then read all the books that are canon?
Send in your thoughts and comments to
email@example.com. I will post them on the
Discussion Page for everyone to share and enjoy. There are some good ones so
far. Add yours! If you see an old topic you want to respond to, go right ahead.
We enjoy hearing from you.
G'KAR MASK GIVEN TO MUSEUM
Ranger Amy sent along this link to make sure that all Babylon 5 fans know that the
prosthetic mask worn by Andreas Katsulas as G'Kar is now on display at the Museum of
the Moving Image. The mask is mounted on a life mask of Andreas Katsulas. You have
to read the wonderful story of Babylon 5 fans who banned together to purchase the mask
so that it could be shared by fans and the general public. Go to
to read how this piece of Babylon 5 history was preserved. The Museum of the Moving
Image is located at 35 Avenue at 36 Street, Astoria, New York 11106. There website
can be viewed at http://www.movingimage.us/site/site.php.
OTHER VOICES - VOLUME 2
Babylon 5 Scripts: Other Voices
Featuring these 6 scripts
• "By Any Means Necessary" by Kathryn M. Drennan
• "TKO" by Larry DiTillio
• "Eyes" by Larry DiTillio
• "Legacies" by D.C. Fontana
• "A Distant Star" by D.C. Fontana
• "Spider in the Web" by Larry DiTillio
All scripts include an introduction/commentary by the writers, written exclusively
for these volumes.
PLUS A SPECIAL BONUS:
Just like previous volumes, the scripts included in Volume 2 are early drafts that
include never-before-seen dialogue and action that were later cut from the episodes.
Because there are so many differences, you also get the Script/DVD Variations inventory,
which catalogues all the changes, deletions, additions and extras that were in the script
but you never actually got to see in a handy, easy-to-reference grid.
Volume 2 has a total of 140 entries detailing these B5 Script/DVD variations you
probably never knew.
Volume 2 is part of a 3-volume limited edition release that will only be available
through September 30, 2008.
BABYLON PODCAST #118
Welcome to Show #118!
Tim, Summer and Jeffrey welcome Brad on the line, and Kris in studio. The puns
are out of control.
Interview: We are pleased this week to talk with The great Luke Ski, creator of
the new FuMP hit, “No Sleep ’til Babylon”.
Luke tells us about his being a B5 fan, of creating this song and many many others.
Luke also tells us about the fundraising drive to help out Tom Smith.
We try to put Luke to the test and come up with potential songs on the spot… will
he get back to us later with some gems? We’ll have to wait and see.
Voicemail: Gary from Jacksonville needs clarification on whether the caves where
Sheridan met Lorien were real, or metaphorical, being a construct where Lorien
“caught” him; Gary needs clarification on when the 20-year deadline was set on
the remainder of Sheridan’s life; Arkle gives us his thoughts on why B5 isn’t as
high in the public consciousness as Buffy and other shows (and battles his cat in
the process), and thinks the teaser ads on PTEN may have been the problem.
Second Life Info: FarPoint Media’s Second Life space is now the penthouse suite
of Third Life Books, the place for SL versions of Michael A. Stackpole’s writings,
and many other goodies, including a Wednesday night writing workshop. You can find
the castle at http://slurl.com/secondlife/beraudes/203/151/49. Come see the castle
Ranger Glenda from Bill's fan club dropped by this latest information:
Bill Mumy's new CD "Circular" will be released in July.
Bill will be performing July 12, at 9pm at the Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.
There will be no charge for this gig.
IN MEMORY OF:
While Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Rick (Biggs) and Tim (Choate) are no longer with us,
we will not forget their wonderful personalities and talent. Be sure to visit
In Memory Of for more information
about memorial efforts. Until we met again, in a place where no shadows fall.
BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS
Jerry Doyle - July 16
J. Michael Straczynski - July 17
David Warner - July 29
Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5,
pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.
JEREMIAH ON SCIFI
Attention JEREMIAH fans!!!! The SciFi Channel will begin running this JMS series on
July 10 at 7:00pm -- running four episodes in a row: The Long Road, part 1 and 2;
Man of Iron, Woman Under Glass and ...And the Ground, Sown with Salt.
Many of you will remember this exceptional series from Showtime a few years back.
Luke Perry and Malcolm Jamal Warner starred in this drama that followed survivors
of a virus that kills everyone over 13. Season One is out on DVD. Season Two has
not yet been released.
The Emmy-winning animated series The Batman is an action-packed animation adventure
that currently airs on Saturdays on the Kids WB. In the fifth season, the Caped
Crusader works side by side with the likes of Superman, The Flash, Robin, Batgirl
and Green Arrow to protect the streets of Gotham City as they are infiltrated by
cunning criminal masterminds. The Joker, Lex Luthor, and Firefly are just a few
of the evil foes who give the heroes a run for their money with each one bringing
their own brand of chaos to the city. The Batman: The Complete Fifth Season 2-disc
collection contains 13 action-packed episodes and amazing bonus features including:
The Batman's Legendary Team-Ups - The producers and writers from the show have
taken a page from classic DC Comics titles to present a series of team-up tales.
Throughout the season, the Dark Knight joins forces with individual heroes from
the DC Universe to fend off a whole new batch of super villains.
The Batman: Justice League Profiles - This featurette covers the design and level
of authentic detail, stemming from the comics to the screen in an installment of
WHV will also release Teen Titans: The Complete Fifth Season which currently airs
on the Cartoon Network. Robin, Starfire and Raven square off with Brain, and his
ultimate team of villains in The Brotherhood of Evil. Some Titans will be lost
along the way as the vendetta escalates into a global war, and the teen phenoms
must rely on Beast Boy to bring them to victory as he performs his most amazing
transformation yet. This action packed 2-disc collection contains thirteen episodes
and special features highlighting a motley crew of scoundrels and crooks including:
Teen Titans: Friend and Foes - The fifth season of Teen Titans finds our heroes
in a worldwide membership drive recruiting new allies to combat the growing Brotherhood
of Evil. In order to prepare for the final battle, all new character files for the
Titans database have been created. The vignettes include:
1.) Control Freak
2.) Bob & The Source
3.) Billy Numerous
4.) Mother Mae-Eye
Van Ray and Deaq Hayes are cops, but they don't carry badges. They're more likely to carry
a case full of Benjamins. Everything they need to fight high-end criminals, they get from
the Candy Store - the armory of toys and bling confiscated from busted crimelords and
used to help the cops pass as legit criminals. From creators McG (the Charlie's Angels
movies) and John McNamara (TV's The Fugitive) comes the undercover overdrive of Fastlane.
Tiffani Thiessen plays the hip Candy Store overseer. Peter Facinelli and Bill Bellamy
are Van and Deaq, who may have different 'tudes about movies, tunes and hotties but who
agree that what's good is taking down the bad. Buckle up for their fast, 6-disc, 22-episode
Witchblade: The Complete Series
In this adaptation of the Top Cow comic book, Witchblade is the story of a New York
detective, Sara "Pez" Pezzini, whose search for justice brings her into contact with
the Witchblade, an ancient, intelligent, living weapon so powerful it can battle
Earth's darkest evil forces. Week in and week out, "Pez" employs her skills as a
police detective to fight crime. She finds she must employ the Witchblade to combat
a much greater and frighteningly organized conspiracy of evil that threatens the
very soul of humanity. As Sara tries to keep the secret of the Witchblade, do her
job and have a personal life, she finds that her most formidable adversary may be
the Witchblade itself.
Batman Begins: Limited Edition Gift Set
Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's
emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder,
disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale)travels the world
seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on
the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked
crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions
to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman,
Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman, Mark
Boone, Jr., Gus Lewis, Linus Roache, Rade Serbedzija
Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Limited Edition Gift Set extras include The Dark Knight Prologue,
a 32-Page Booklet featuring an exclusive comic adaptation of The Dark Knight Prologue,
a BATMAN BEGINS Motion Art Lenticular, 5 Collectible Batman Begins Postcards and
$7.50 "Movie Cash" to see The Dark Knight in theaters.
BIRDS OF PREY: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Release Date: July 15, 2008
Birds of Prey: The Complete Series
Who will stand up to villains now that a heartbroken Dark Knight has mysteriously
vanished? Never fear, New Gothamites, a trio of champions is ready to take wing -
and Helena, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, is among them. She calls herself
Huntress and crime is her prey. Teenaged Dinah is the youngest of the group, learning
as she goes and gifted in clairvoyance. And overseeing the awesome threesome's high-
tech nerve center is Batgirl. Left wheelchair-bound by The Joker, she has reinvented
herself as Oracle, the team's cyber expert. Huntress, Dinah, Oracle: They are the
Birds of Prey. Fighting together. Living together. And soaring into adventure together
in 13 breathtaking live-action episodes.
THE CLOSER: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Release Date: July 1, 2008
Official website: www.thecloserdvd.com
The Closer: The Complete Third Season
Golden Globe Award-winner and Emmy Award nominee, Kyra Sedgwick portrays the role
of Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a CIA-trained detective who has been
brought from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up the Priority Murder Squad, a special
unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Despite her
offbeat personality and tendency to step on people's toes, Brenda's tough-as-nails
approach and track record prove her to be one of the country's leading investigators.
Brenda is tapped to lead the team because she is a world-class interrogator, and
when it comes to obtaining confessions, she is a closer. But her quirky attitude
and hard-nosed approach to her job sometimes rub her colleagues the wrong way, as
does the fact that she is a tough-minded Southern woman in a department dominated
During season three, Brenda faces several challenges both personal and professional,
as she is assigned to some very complex cases. She investigates a retirement facility
where a man confesses to seven murders but refuses to give his name. She is put on
a case that involves the slaughter of an entire family in an upscale Los Angeles
neighborhood and has to deal with becoming the most downloaded video on YouTube
after she's assaulted by a bride whose wedding she stopped. Half-way through the
season, Brenda begins to feel ill until test results from the doctor reveal what's
going on. The series also stars J.K. Simmons (Juno), Corey Reynolds (The Guardian),
Robert Gossett (Passions), G.W. Bailey (The Jeff Foxworthy Show), Tony Denison
(Prison Break) and Jon Tenney (The Division).
Arresting Bonus Features on the DVD set include:
- The Art of Interrogation - A featurette that depicts law enforcement professionals
and criminal psychologists explaining the real-world art of interrogation and the
skills necessary to be a "closer." The show's producers, writers and creators discuss
the techniques used on the show and the advantages of using a female Deputy Police
Chief as the show's main character.
- Gag Reel
- Unaired Scened
Be sure to visit the official website at
www.batmangothamknight.com to see the new teaser for this video. It arrives in
stores July 8. Go to
Batman-Gotham for an interview with writer Alan Barnett. More information about
the video can be found below in the DVD section.
BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT is a fresh and exciting new entry into the Batman mythos,
spinning out of a 40-year history in animation including the Emmy®-winning "Batman:
The Animated Series," widely considered a pivotal moment in American animation. A
cross section of distinguished creators, award winning producers, and acclaimed
writers weave six interlocking stories that reveal Bruce Wayne's journey to The Dark
Knight, each with stylish art from some of the world's most revered animation visionaries.
BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT will arrive July 8, 2008 on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, and
will also be available On Demand via digital cable and for download through broadband sites.
Below is the official trailer from Warner Bros:
Warner Bros. is pushing the limits on this one. The graphics and music are wonderful.
The Batman story is one I have enjoyed for years -- along with others in my family. I can't
wait to see this video. Go to
Gotham-Knight for more information.
RAILS & TIES
Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden give soaring performances in Rails & Ties,
director Alison Eastwood's moving tale of people in crisis and emotions at the
brink. Bacon plays Tom Stark, a train engineer unable to face his wife's (Harden)
illness. Then a terrifying railway collision leaves a little boy orphaned. Tom
takes the boy into his home and - step by step, strength by strength - learns
how to bond with the wife he adores by opening his heart to a boy who needs the
security of a devoted family.
Director: Alison Eastwood
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Miles Heizer, Marcia Gay Harden, Eugene Byrd
WB PHOTO COLLECTION
Official site: http://www.wbphotocollection.com/
The magic of Warner Bros. can now be yours. Introducing the Warner Bros. Photo Collection.
Fine art prints from Warner Bros. Entertainment?s, extensive archive available for sale
online direct from, the Warner Bros. Studios Photo Lab at www.WBPhotoCollection.com
For more information on other DVDs that have just been released and reviewed, go to
The Works A21: Prison Break: As a representative of The Company, the
mysterious Susan caused a lot of trouble for banged-up Michael Scofield in the third
season. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe talks waterboarding, severed heads and more. Oscar-winning
star of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Javier Bardem and co-star Josh Brolin take a thoughtful
look at their roles as killer Anton Chigurh and opportunistic hunter Llewelyn Moss
respectively. CLOVERFIELD: He might have spent most of the film behind a camera,
but actor TJ Miller was vital to the movie's success as Hud, the man who documents
a shocking monster attack on New York. NATIONAL TREASURE's Diane Kruger relates the
horrors she was put through as Abigail Chase, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer on
producing high-octane successes.
Cult Times Issue #153: HEROES: Kristen Bell joins the cast as the electrically
charged Elle. But whose side is she on? SMALLVILLE's Aaron Ashmore relates some of the
latest adventures of his character, ace Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen.
REAPER - Genre veteran and all-round smoothie Ray Wise sits down for a chat about
how he landed the plum role of The Devil in the hip comedy-drama. MEDIUM's David
Cubitt takes a look at what the fourth season has brought for him in his guise of
Detective Lee Scanlon, and how the character's attitude to Allison Dubois' psychic
abilities has changed.
Starburst Issue #363: PRINCE CASPIAN: Director and co-writer Andrew Adamson
discusses the second, and darker, CHRONICLES OF NARNIA installment to be adapted for
the big screen. IRON MAN - Director Jon Favreau, and actor Jeff Bridges who plays
the villainous Iron Monger are interviewed. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2000s) Michael Hogan
and Donnelly Rhodes (aka Colonel Saul Tigh and Doctor Cottle) reflect on their roles
in the final season of the Sci-Fi drama. SMALLVILLE's Laura Vandervoort swoops in
to chat to us about playing Clark Kent’s super-powered cousin Kara, who some may
know as Supergirl...
TV Zone #229: STARGATE ATLANTIS: Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo as
pen-pusher Richard Woolsey and producer N John Smith gives us a preview of the other
surprises to come in the imminent Season Five, including Teyla's undercover mission
among the Wraith.… DOCTOR WHO: League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton guests as the
owner of the greatest library of the universe, leading an expedition to discover why
everyone within has disappeared… REAPER: Bret Harrison reflects on how his slacker
character Sam is, ironically, becoming a better man thanks to Satan's influence in the
hellishly funny comic Fantasy. CSI: Miami's Rex Linn reveals why he's astonished to
find himself becoming a regular on the show, as the financier-turned-actor thought
they'd 'never have that bald guy back' after the way he treated star David Caruso
on his first appearance as Detective Frank Tripp.
Be sure to drop over to Titan Magazine's
website for updates on magazines associated with specific shows like 24, ALIAS, ANGEL,
BUFFY, CHARMED, LOST, PRISON BREAK, SMALLVILLE and STARGATE SG-1.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Olivier Coipel.
As the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the
ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now for the first time since
their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods are venturing forth from the Shining
City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon...and within their
walls... 32 pages, $2.99.
INDIANA JONES AND THE TOMB OF THE GODS #1
Dark Horse Comics
Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on another globe-hopping adventure in Indiana Jones
and the Tomb of the Gods, the all-new mini-series filled with ancient treasures,
Nazis, and a spectacular cover by Tony Harris (Ex Machina)!
CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #12
Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ron Garney and
Ramon Bachs, cover by Steve McNiven.
Experience Civil War and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In Captain
America #25, find out what happens next in the life of the Sentinel of Liberty!
The biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell, "Death
of a Dream" will stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe
for the next year and it begins here! And in Civil War: The Confession, the team that
brought you the start of Civil War with the New Avengers: Illuminati special presents
a heart-wrenching finale. Two of the Marvel heroes most affected by the shocking
conclusion of the war get together one last time. What is said between them will
set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come.
THE TWELVE #6
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Chris Weston, cover by Paolo Rivera.
The Laughing Mask--behind bars! Secrets of the Black Widow--revealed! Dynamic Man
kicks ass! The Blue Blade bombs out! And the truth behind the origin of underground
secret agent Rockman!
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #1
by Pat Mills, Wagner & Gibbons
IDW Publishing is proud to kick off its Doctor Who line with monthly re-presentations
of classic Doctor Who comics, featuring some of the best talents in the business! Up
first, adventures featuring the fourth doctor courtesy of Pat Mills, John Wagner, and
Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Each issue will feature all-new state-of-the-art coloring by
color artist Charlie Kirchoff, as well as an all-new cover by Joe Corroney (Star Trek).
Here's how IDW describes the issue:
"The legendary Doctor Who is back, with the first-ever stories created exclusively for
the U.S. market. The Doctor is the last of the Time Lords, survivors of a Great Time War
and, along with his loyal friend and companion Martha Jones from London, they stop
oppression, darkness and evil spreading throughout the galaxies. They're also on the
hunt for the best chocolate milkshakes in the cosmosŠ and while they track that down,
someone else has the Doctor in their sights. As the very last Time Lord out there, he's
highly collectable, to the right people..."
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #17
Marvel Adventures The Avengers #17 will arrive in stores on Oct. 17 from Marvel
Comics. The issue is written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by Joe
Quesada. Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"Ok, you're a super hero. And you've got to fight a robot. But while the robot can
punch and blast you with lasers, you can't touch him. That's a problem, right? That's
what the Avengers are up against when they encounter The Vision!"
Marvel Adventures The Avengers #17 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.
SILVERS SURFER: REQUIEM #4
Silver Surfer: Reqiuem #4 will arrive in stores on August 29 from Marvel Comics.
The issue is written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by Esad Ribic.
Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"For untold years, Norrin Radd surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars,
witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride comes to an end. Zenn-La,
the planet of his birth, the planet he saved through his own sacrifice -- the Silver Surfer
crossed the galaxy to draw his last breath here. He¹s home. What waits for him?"
Silver Surfer: Reqiuem #4 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.
THE SITE IS NOW COMPLETE! If you are a fan of old series, you just have to visit
www.hulu.com". While BABYLON 5 is not listed,
there are a lot of my old favorites, including IT TAKES A THIEF, IRONSIDE, AIRWOLF,
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (all of them), THE PRETENDER, REMINGTON STEELE, HART TO HART,
ROSWELL, MIAMI VICE, BIONIC WOMAN, THE SIXTH SENSE, JOHN DOE, 24 -- and many, many more.
The list of movies available is pretty good as well, including ALIEN (4 of them),
PLANET OF THE APES, X-FILES, X-MEN (2) and more. I can see that I'll be spending
a lot more time on-line in the very near future. Now that the first season of
BABYLON 5 has been made available, we can only wait to see what other favorites will
There are some great series for the kids, including FLIPPER and ASTRO BOY.
The best part -- IT IS FREE!
BABYLON 5/CRUSADE PHOTOSHOP PHOTOS
You do NOT have to pay the prices asked for over at e-bay! Here are photos of B5 and
Crusade cast members at fantastic prices. Check out
Photo Shop. Ordering is easy -- and you can't beat the prices! Just let me know
which photos you want and I'll check to make sure they are still in stock.
July 4-6, 2008 JUMPCON
B5 Guests: Jason Carter
Other Guests: Tons of people from Star Trek, Andromeda and others
For more information, go to
July 11-13, 2008 SHORE LEAVE
Place: Marriot's Hunt Valley Inn
City: Baltimore, MD
B5 Guest: W. Morgan Sheppard (Soul Hunter)
Guests: David Hewlett, George Takei, Malcolm McDowell, Jewel Staite, Kate Hewlett,
Mark Sheppard, Leah Cairns
July 19-20, 2008 WONDERFEST 2008
Place: Executive West Hotel
City: Louisville, TN
Guests include Dirk Benedict, the original Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica
For more information, go to www.wonderfest.com
July 23-27, 2008 SAN DIEGO COMICON
City: San Diego, California
Place: San Diego Convention Center
B5 Guest: J. Michael Straczynski
Guests: Tons of people from the comic book realm
For more information, go to
July 26-27, 2008 STEEL CITY CON
Place: Monroeville, PA (near Pittsburgh)
Guests: Anthony Forrest, Star Wars, Vanessa Branch and Lauren Maher, Pirates of
the Caribbean, THE BATMOBILE - 1966 model
For more information, go to
Creation Entertainment has a large number of
conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from STARGATE,
ENTERPRISE, FARSCAPE, XENA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, etc. Check out their calendar to
see if one will be in your neighborhood soon. Don't miss their
Videos page as well. It is
full of some priceless video from a number of conventions.
Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in
dates/guests attending. Visit our Convention Calendar
for a full listing of upcoming conventions.
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