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Needs More Cowbell | J@N | 211

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Chris stops by with a quick note about the future plans for Jupiter@Nite and why you won’t be seeing any regular episode starting this week.

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September 8th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

PAX 2011 Wrap-Up | J@N | 210

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The guys wrap up their trip to PAX PRIME 2011, and share their biggest surprises from PAX and their biggest disappointments. Plus why the platformer is stronger than ever!

OUR DRINK:

Honest Tea Certified Organic

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COMICS:

The Flagship of DC’s relaunch – “Justice League” – hit stores yesterday. Anyone read it?

GAMES:

PAX! Let’s talk indie and retro gaming…

HAPPY FUN MUTUAL MOVING PICTURE TIME THING:

Hackers!

NEXT WEEK

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September 1st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Mercury Men Review | J@N | 209

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It’s the team of two tonight as the guys dig through the week’s news, is Babylon 5 making a return? And find out the big Blade Runner related news, plus how Jodie Foster is helping the search for aliens!

GEEK GAB:

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MOVING PICTURE HAPPY FUN MUTUAL TIME:

The Mercury Men

Next Week:
+ Hackers at Amazon
+ Hackers at Netflix

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August 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Killer Rubber | J@N | 208

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The guys rip through some geek news you can use, then kick around a Bewitched remake, Eureka’s unfortunate state, Catwoman’s crazy new costume and the secret Marvel movies for the next few years!

Then its our complete review of the movie made for no reason, Rubber! Find out how this homicidal tire will change a small town forever.

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GEEK GAB:

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MOVING PICTURE HAPPY FUN MUTUAL TIME:

The weirdest goddam movie ever: RUBBER

Ok, it’s about a sentient tire with psychic powers. But it’s also not about him. It’s also about film in general. And about the concept of spectating films. Very meta.

This movie was made by the same asshole, who is now a DJ, that made this song (which was, apparently a huge hit in Europe):

* Next Week *
The Mercury Men

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August 12th, 2011 at 12:20 am

Horrible’s Sing-Along | J@N | 207

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We kick around the latest movie rumors, the good news from SyFy & and the very bad, plus a full retrospective review of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!

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Captain America | J@N | 206

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It’s our complete review of Captain America: The First Avengers and why it’s an absolute success that locks in the Avenger series!

Plus: The full cast is back and we dive into the very best of Comic Con, and also the very worst. Then we update you on some important movie updates, and perhaps what’s Nintendo biggest failure yet!

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Comic-Con So Hard:

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MOVING PICTURE HAPPY FUN MUTUAL TIME:

NEXT WEEK:

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!by popular request!

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July 29th, 2011 at 12:27 am

Summer Movie Kick Offs | J@N | 205

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We start with video games and a very strong Dr. Who game rumor. Then we’ll tell you a bit about Marvel’s plans for “Season One” comics, and then dig into the big movies left in 2011!

Plus we’ve just watched Blade Runner: The Final Cut and the panel is ready to give you our complete thoughts and review!

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Blade Runner loosely based on the novel : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
+ A science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick first published in 1968. The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter of androids, while the secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who befriends some of the androids.
* The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where the Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by Nuclear War during World War Terminus. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. To own an animal is a sign of status, but what is emphasized more is the empathic emotions humans experience towards an animal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner

From the Wikipedia Article
The Final Cut contains the following differences (in order of appearance) from the 1992 Director’s Cut:
  • The fireballs in the opening refinery shot are correctly synchronized with the associated light play on the smokestacks. Some of these had been off-sync in earlier versions.
  • The close-up of an eye overlooking the Hades landscape is no longer the static image seen in previous versions. The eye’s pupil now reacts to the fireball and the eyelids move realistically. Also, the reflection of the cityscape below appears to move ever so slightly.
  • The shot of Deckard waiting to eat at the White Dragon has been shortened, its editing reminiscent of the workprint version of the shot. This was done due to the removal of the voiceover.
  • The cables lifting Gaff’s police spinner are no longer plainly visible. Cables were also removed from another shot of a spinner late in the film, just before Deckard enters Sebastian’s apartment building.
  • In addition to English the voices on police radio during Gaff’s and Deckard’s flight to the police headquarters can be heard speaking German, Japanese and Swedish.
  • A repeated visual effects shot showing the city outside Gaff’s Spinner has been adjusted very slightly: The once-obvious radar dish has been removed in the second use of the shot.
  • As Deckard enters Bryant’s office, Bryant’s statement “I’ve got four skinjobs walking the streets” is no longer obviously a spliced-in re-recording.
  • Bryant’s line “One of them got fried running through an electrical field” is changed to “Two of them…” to remove the numerical inconsistency later on.
  • Bryant adds a new line about Leon being able to “lift 400 pound atomic loads all day and night.” This is from the workprint.
  • A new cityscape horizon has been added to the shot of Gaff’s Spinner coming in for a landing at the Tyrell Corporation.
  • Additional Spinner air traffic has been added in the distance outside the large window of Tyrell’s conference room.
  • When Gaff and Deckard first appear at Leon’s apartment, the landlord now says “Kowalski,” another small bit originally from the workprint.
  • A background behind Batty when he is first introduced speaking to Leon has been changed and the thumb on his shoulder has been removed. As the shot was taken from a later scene, this has now been corrected to appear as if Batty is actually in the phone booth as Leon finds him.
  • The matte painting establishing the cityscape down the street from the Bradbury Building has been adjusted for improved realism, including fixing the perspective of the Pan-Am logo on one animated billboard.
  • The original full-length version of the unicorn dream has been restored. This is a much different version than the one that appeared in the Director’s Cut, and has never been in any version seen by the public prior to this one. Deckard is shown to be awake; previously he was asleep or nearly asleep.
  • The Unicorn’s horn has been digitally stabilized to minimize the unrealistic wobble of the horn appliance seen previously.
  • The sequence at the fish booth now shows Deckard leaving.
  • Deckard’s conversation with the snake merchant Abdul Ben Hassan has been altered so that the dialogue is no longer out of sync; Ford’s son, Ben, lip-synched the spoken dialog and his mouth was digitally placed over his father’s.
  • A shot of the busy crowds in the streets was restored. Immediately after that, a shot of two strippers wearing hockey goalie masks was restored. Finally, there’s a shot of Deckard talking to another police officer just prior to Deckard entering the Snake Pit. These three shots had previously appeared in slightly different form in the workprint version.
  • During Deckard’s pursuit of Zhora, Joanna Cassidy’s face has been digitally superimposed over that of the stunt double, Lee Pulford. This scene was re-filmed specifically for the Final Cut. Although great effort had been undertaken to replace the stunt double face with Cassidy’s, the tan-colored protective suit Pulford wore to protect against glass cuts is still visible.
  • A scar on Deckard’s face after his “retirement” of Zhora has been removed. Originally, the scene in which Deckard meets Bryant after retiring Zhora was to take place after his encounter with Leon, explaining the scar. This was done prior to the removal of the “sixth replicant,” creating a continuity error. Due to the re-ordering, the scar was always present before Deckard had actually received it.
  • When Batty confronts Tyrell, he says, “I want more life, father”; this is from the workprint version, an alternate take intended for—but never used—in television broadcasts of the film, as opposed to the original line, “I want more life, fucker.” The line also has a noticeably deeper tonal quality than the previous versions.
  • After killing Tyrell, Batty says “I’m sorry Sebastian. Come. Come.” In the original he merely approached the frightened Sebastian. This is also from the workprint.
  • As Deckard moves through Sebastian’s apartment, the once-obvious shadows of the camera crew have been digitally removed from the back wall.
  • The fight between Pris and Deckard is partly altered in the Final Cut; some small part fell away. The inserted part is from the international release from 1982.
  • After Deckard has shot Pris the first time, a second shot is inserted prior to the second one from the DC (which is now the third); all three shots were also originally part of the international release from 1982.
  • When Batty puts the nail into his hand after Batty and Deckard had fought in the bathroom, he pushes it through and the nail is coming out of his hand on the top.
  • As Deckard climbs up the roof, Batty was digitally placed into the open window, because he was missing there between two scenes.
  • Deckard does not wander around the roof as long as in the DC.
  • As Deckard flees Batty, the matte painting with a TDK neon sign has been cleaned-up a bit to look more realistic, and the TDK sign itself has been added to a subsequent shot for better continuity.
  • All the violent scenes in the International Cut that were deleted in the U.S. theatrical release and in the Director’s Cut—including Tyrell’s death, the confrontation between Deckard and Pris, and the nail through Batty’s bleeding hand—are restored to the Final Cut.
  • After Batty releases the dove, it now flies up into a dark rainy sky instead of a clear blue sky. Also, the original building (the undressed side of a soundstage) has been replaced with a more appropriate retrofit apartment building. The background has also been enhanced with a cluster of circa 2019 buildings more in keeping with the film’s dark futuristic setting.

BSG Retrospective | J@N | 203

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July 14th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Sherlock Holmes | J@N | 202

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The guys are back in full force this week with a run down of TV news you’re going to want to hear, a top 10 Sci-Fi movie list count-down, and a FULL review of the BBC Sherlock series!

Plus the guys share their thoughts on the state of retro gaming, and why old-school games might be a better entertainment than most current game releases!

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Show Notes:

TV:

Stargate’ TV films ‘scrapped for finance reasons’ – TV News – Digital Spy
What the Creators of Torchwood: Miracle Day Promise You’ll See
Hasselhoff turns porn star for “Sons of Anarchy”
Fall Dates for Chuck, Playboy Club, Parks
Netflix recently added X-men, X-men Evolution and Spider-Man (both 60s and 90s versions) to Instant watch

BOOKS:
George RR Martin’s “A Dance With Dragons” releases next Tuesday (Fifth book in “Game of Thrones” series)

MOVIES:
Blade Runner beats Star Wars to top sci-fi film poll
Marvel is making short films about their C-list superheroes
A couple superVILLAIN movies that could rival the Avengers’ team-up
New trailer for Mamoa’s Conan
Thor 2 in 2013… withough Branagh

Google+:
FaceBook like accurate ads, but everywhere.

GAMES:
Star Trek: New Video Game Has Ties to New Movie
GOG.com is awesome, older games are better.

WTF:
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Goes Digital, Searchable, and Free
Critical question: Should I start my kids on the original Star Trek series, or should I start them on TNG and let them go back to see the original when they get older? : scifi

MOVING PICTURE HAPPY FUN MUTUAL TIME:

Sherlock – a modern adaptation

  • Created by : Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss [both Dr Who writers]
    • Both Moffat & Gatiss are big Sherlock Holmes fans
  • Spoke to The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
  • Matt Smith was the first person to unsuccessfully audition for the role of Watson but was too “barmy”, and the producers required someone “straighter” for Watson. Shortly after, Moffat cast Smith as the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who.
  • Series 2 confirmed : based on the stories “A Scandal in Bohemia”, The Hound of the Baskervilles and “The Final Problem”


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July 7th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Torchwood & Transformers 3 | J@N | 201

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The guys have a big show this week, with some video game news, tons of movie stuff, including some rumor busting and a Transformers 3 roundup.

Then in our Watch-a-Long segment, we review the hell out of Torchwood’s mini-series, Children of Men and drop a few sage bombs of TV viewing wisdom on your ears!

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DRINKING:
Johnnie Walker Green Label
Wikipedia
Get some STONES!

Games:
A bunch of Starfox 64 3D screenshots (and the box art)
LA Noire coming to PC this fall!

Movies:
GREEN LANTERN II GETS GREEN LIGHT
INSTANT AMAZING FOLLOW UP OF POWERED BY ANTI-PROTONS UPDATE:
“Green Lantern” Sequel May Not Happen
Don Cheadle talks THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN 3 and WAR MACHINE spinoff
Netflix for Theaters: MoviePass Lets You Watch Unlimited Movies in Theaters
Lost Co-Creator Doing His Best To Destroy The Aliens Movies
Star of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Twilight Zone, The Great Muppet Caper, The Princess Bride, The Larry Sanders Show and Corky Romano passes away.
Heroes are made… IN AMERICA.
Ford Calls Out LeBeouf

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – is OUT!
*Transformers 3 to have the most amazing 3D ever?
*Trailers
*‘Transformers’ sets BO’s best 2011 debut $37.3B opening night!
*‘Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’ Easter Eggs
*Quint thinks Michael Bay minimized the stupid shit and maximized the cool

TV:
Warehouse 13 season preview: “A New Face”
Falling Skies rockets off to best-of-year start

CHILDREN OF EARTH – Rewatch
Trailer
Buy it from Amazon (free stream for Prime Members)
Torchwood web series will actually be interactive “games”

NEXT WEEK’S WATCH-A-LONG:
Sherlock – Season 1 of the BBC Series


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