Archive for the sci-fi Category

This show sucks [drama]

Posted in drama, news, North Americana, sci-fi on February 8, 2009 by jetsamjr

Vampire cat

I hated Twilight (the book) but kinda dug Twilight (the movie), so I’m not sure how I feel about The CW’s latest pilot, Vampire Diaries:

Originally published in 1993 – which, as the CW took pains to note, was years before Stephenie Meyer launched her Twilight book franchise – Vampire Diaries revolves around a young woman who’s torn between two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – who are battling for her soul, and the souls of her pals, family and the small town where they live.

On the one hand, it’s being produced by the same company who does Gossip Girl and showrun by Dawson’s Creek‘s Kevin Williamson. Both potentially awesome. On the other hand, vampires are sooooo 2008.

[Via io9]


Interesting fact of the day [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]

Posted in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, neat!, North Americana, video on February 1, 2009 by jetsamjr

Did you know that the guy who wrote the 2008 Youtube hit (in my mind, anyway) ‘Spaghetti Cat (I Weep For You)’, Parry Gripp, also co-wrote the theme tune to Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The more you know!

Videos for both songs, after the jump. Continue reading

Sawyer traumatised, naked [Lost]

Posted in hotness, Lost, North Americana on January 14, 2009 by jetsamjr

LostLost‘s Josh Holloway revealed that he and his wife Yessica were victims of a “brutal” home invasion in 2005:

“Having a gun held to our heads when we’re naked in our bedroom at four in the morning is never going to happen to my wife and me again… I took the FBI training course. I have home protection.”

That… sounds kind of hot, actually.

11th Doctor = this guy [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, news on January 4, 2009 by jetsamjr

So I arise this morning to discover that this fellow will be the 11th Doctor:

Doctor Who

His name is Matt Smith, and he’s 26. (26!!! That’s nearly my age several years older than I am!) I love that he’s so young – won’t that be interesting? He is also good-looking, which helps. But I’m no fan of his unruly Robert-Pattinson-in-Twilight-hair, or his strange are-those-prosthetics-or-what pointy elf ears.

Anyway, Matt won’t appear as the Doctor until, like, 2023 (actually it’s 2010), so don’t get too excited about seeing him just yet.

PS, during my summer staycation I watched the utterly enjoyable The Next Doctor. I am really really going to miss David Tennant when he leaves. Matt Smith, big shoes, etc.

Sawyer’s been doin’ it [Lost]

Posted in Lost, news, North Americana on December 9, 2008 by jetsamjr

LostSawyer is expecting:

Josh Holloway, best known for his role as Sawyer on ABC’s Lost, is expecting his first child with wife Yessica, a rep for the actor confirms to

His wife’s name is Yessica? Yessica?!

I mean, um, congratulations!

Go Team Darlton! [Lost]

Posted in Lost, North Americana, spoilerama on December 8, 2008 by jetsamjr

Intriguing roundtable discussion with Lost‘s Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

Any show that features a creepy bald guy in the background of every episode is okay by me [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, neat!, North Americana, video on December 7, 2008 by jetsamjr

I reeeeally like Fringe. I like that it’s kind of trippy but also kind of goofy – like Lost, with jokes. I also like that two of its lead stars are Australian… just like me! Plus, the most recent episode finally started to tie all the weird strange bizarre plotlines together, and it was awesome.

Anyway, the show is on a break till after Christmas, but in the meantime you can keep yourself busy by watching this hilariously spooky clip that reveals every appearance of the mysterious (and bald) Observer:

I missed all of these except the one from ‘Power Hungry’.