Tag Archive: Science Fiction


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.

Matthew Dunn’s custom figure “The Unfortunate Man” created by kidAkira was stolen from an exhibit this week. If anyone has any information on this figure or see this figure on ebay, collector forums or anywhere else, they can contact him on his website or on his twitter. This news came to me from Pituvision‘s Pitufo alert.
Have you seen this figure?

A Game of Thrones

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I just started the book A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. So far it is an interesting book and is book 1 of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” Series. There are a ton of characters which is one of my only complaints. It is sometimes hard to remember who is who doing what. I am only about 4 chapters in so I am sure it will get less complicated so far. I’ve sat on this book for awhile but then I saw a commercial for the show they are doing on HBO based on the book. After seeing that I decided that as soon as I was done reading The Calling by David Gaider that I would start it. So far I am glad that I did start this and a little disapponted I didn’t start sooner since the summer is almost over. The books story is compelling and I am eager to see if the charcters storylines begin to merge into one. As I continue reading I will post updates but so far this is a must read for sci-fi fantasy readers.