Category: Sci – Fi


Ok I understand that is is the new, well not so new, craze as Jaws was in 3d a looong time ago. But anyway, Not all movies need to be in 3D especially Saw 6. I mean really do we need to see that in 3D, and what twisted individual wants to imagine have brain matter sprayed all over them. Not someone I want to be alone with in a dark theater, that’s for sure.
Anyway, the technology seems sound on the surface but then you get to the nuts and bolts of it and it falls short. I’ve seen a few movies that were supposed to be 3D (Avatar The Last Air Bender), and I had to wear uncomfortable glasses just to see two instances of 3D effects. That is not worth the extra 3 to 5 dollars I spent on the ticket.
Now I heard Avatar was amazing in 3D. Are you starting to pick up on the difference here? Yeah animated movies do 3D extremely well where as live action falls short. An animated movie as it is already expensive as hell to make, is easier to add 3D effects to animation where as you have to use animation to bring in 3D effects to Live action, which increases the budget.
So are the movie companies jumping on the bandwagon and just trying to add one or two effects into their movies to drive up their profit? I have been more impressed with the openning cinematic of Owl of Gaahool (spelling?) and the openning short of the dog and the sphere than I have with some of the feature length 3D films I have seen that were Live action. All of the animated movies I have seen I really enjoyed in 3D.
So I haven’t ruled 3D movies as obsolete, since they definitely have their place but I won’t be running out and buying a 3D television so I can sit at home and wear uncomfotable glasses for 2 minutes of 3D effects in a 2 hour movie. And lets face it, some of the people on the news I absolutely don’t want to see in 3D. I will save the extra money and see the regular version of live action movies and save the 3D for where I feel it belongs right now and that is with the animated movies. I have been burnt to many times with Live action movies to continue to pay the extra money for the 3D glasses. Oh which I have about 12 pairs of by now. I would recycle them but I paid for them and I kind of wanted to keep them. Maybe one day I will be able to use them at home without having to spend $200+ on glasses for the television.
Lets talk about the televisions for a minute. I brought it up a little earlier, but why can’t they play 3D movies on regular televisions? It makes no sense. They used to play 3D movies on regular CRT televisions and you just had to wear the paper glasses. But now they say you have to spend an ungodly amount of money for some flash in the pan 3D television and then buy special glasses to watch it? WHY OH WHY! It is radiculous how they try to rob you. Ok I understand getting the glasses to watch the movies, but a whole new television? I am not interested in buying another one, mine works just fine. If not having a 3D television means not watching movies in 3D then I guess I will stand my ground because I am not buying one. Today, or tomorrow. Well maybe when the price comes down a bit. Fine ok maybe I will see what the prices are like next year. Oh like you haven’t checked out the demos in the stores. I am a techie and a geek and this is new tech so it does sort of pull on the tech/geek strings a little. But still the price is holding me back. There are to many other cool practical things I want right now. And since I am already fighting the battle between Blu Ray and standard DVD, I can’t add 3D on top of that when choosing movies. It’s bad enough I look for combo packs so I have them both.
Anyway, HAPPY Halloween! to you all and go see some horror movies this weekend. “My soul to take”, “Saw 6”, “Case 39”, “Paranoraml Activity 2” are either out or coming out soon. So go get your scare on. I know I will.

When you visit a persons blog, is it proper manners to leave a comment or is the tick on the hit counter enough? Well I have visited a few blogs and read a few posts and then moved on. At first I didn’t even think about not leaving a comment. But after I started my own blog, I learned how important it is to gather that feedback from other users. Now I am not asking for english lessons on proper grammar, sentence structure etc, but a simple comment acknowledging the topic or even if the post was interesting or not.
Now whenever I visit another users blog I try to leave a comment just to let the author know that a human has read their post and not some web bot. It is that personal connection to the community that I feel links all of us bloggers together. We may not all talk about the same things or agree with each other but we are in this together. So I feel it is important for everyone to leave a comment on a post that you read. I am not trying to collect hits on my site, I am just asking that if you read someones post, that you just leave a comment.
I feel like I am preaching so I am going to wrap it up here. Please leave a comment, even if you feel like the post sucks or you feel like the topic is redundant, then post a link to another post so the author can read it and maybe edit their post to include new information. There will be some that will disagree and that is ok, just tell me why you do.

What is so difficult for these television network websites and streaming video sites to understand? Are we not knee deep in a virtual age? It makes absolutely no sense, what so ever, not to post updated shows/seasons on their websites!
If you play a show on television, then make it available online as well. Simple concept, yes? Good, we all agree that this is a simple process. So why isn’t it happening? I mean it doesn’t require some complicated mathematical equation, does it? I don’t work in that industry but it seems pretty cut and dry to me and millions of others.
So why are networks so slow with pushing their shows to the internet? Of course, how could I forget? Licenses! Really, do they really want to play that game with the fans?
I suppose I am venting my frustration merely because I can’t watch Merlin Season 2 online yet. Or at least that is what tipped the pot over. So if I can’t yell and scream at a physical person, I’ll blog about it.
I signed up for HULU thinking it would provide me with endless lunch hour entertainment. Most shows last 45 minutes so I have plenty of time to watch and the commercials aren’t irritating and are very short. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Well it was until they started posting partial seasons and not keeping up with their end of the bargain. My part was fulfilled; I logged on and watched every business day, which generated them revenue. They were supposed to provide me entertaining shows that I tirelessly searched for and added to my queue. All they had to do was keep them up to date.
So Season 2 of The Colony starts. I missed the first episode on tv. Sidenote: we switched from Comcast to Fios Tv, so the DVR wasn’t set up to record the show as it was on Comcast. Anyway, I go to Hulu the next day…. Nothing, I go to Discovery channel… Nothing. Hmmm. Frustration mounting, luckily it aired a few days later on television, so frustration level back to normal. I figure it is about a week delay. WRONG! Almost 2 weeks go by and nothing until it finally shows up. What the hell Hulu and Discovery! I can understand not posting it until it airs a second time because you want the ratings, understandable. But posting episodes 2 shows or more behind is absurd. Or even posting one season and then acting as if the second season never happened i.e. Merlin.
I am still awaiting SyFy (dumb ass name by the way), to get off their high horses and post Merlin Season 2 on the website or allow Hulu to play it. It is absolutely incomprehensible that they would ignore the fans and not stream these shows online. The season has been over for quite some time and they are ignoring us. POST the new season already!
Why is it so hard for the companies to give us what we ask for? We are the customers. We provide them the revenue to keep their companies afloat. All we want is to enjoy their shows. Throw in a couple ads, surveys etc but let us watch the show over the internet. Do you want us to go away and find a network that streams their shows in a consistent manner? It’s nothing personal, its business. Isn’t that what they would tell us if we could actually talk to someone at Hulu, NBC, CBS etc? Come on people are you with me on this? Aren’t you frustrated with the lack of updated content being streamed on the web?