Jul. 22nd, 2008 04:30 pm
amezri: (spaced ;; tim/daisy ;; goof)
Today is Spaced DVD release day for us Region 1 people.

Unfortunately, my plans to pick up a copy are washed out. Literally.

It's POURING here and I think it'll be tough driving home, never mind
driving to Best Buy to pick it up. Argh.

amezri: (spaced ;; tim/daisy ;; goof)
Instead of a report on yesterday's Browncoat Shindig... A dump of links from the Google Reader...

Quantum Mechanix has set up Firefly Ship Works so fans can watch the progress of the large scale Serenity replica. The replica will be 1/180 scale (about 18").

Joss Whedon staged a career intervention for Eliza Dushku? Joss, I love you, really. Helping along Eliza's career is totally awesome, but to ignore all of SMG's bad, bad, bad (did I mention bad?) films. She cannot redeem herself with Southland Tales! And okay, maybe Wrong Turn wasn't the greatest choice for Eliza, but Soul Survivor was actually pretty good, I thought. Meh.

Everyone's probably already seen the Dollhouse trailer, but here's a clip with Eliza and Tahmoh Penikett (heart!). Additional Dollhouse article here.

Buffy Tarot Cards are up for pre-order. I kinda want a set...

Make Magazine is sponsoring a Make a Cylon contest. Tricia Helfer and Grace Park will be judging.

I'm sure by now, most of you have heard about JJ Abrams' new show, Fringe. I kinda don't know what to think because as much as I love JJ, it sounds a bit like The X-Files meets Special Unit 2. Meh.

Erin McBlog posted some redesigned covers of classic books as part of her thesis. Very cool. I especially love the cover for The Giver and The Handmaid's Tale.

Late again to the party, but I'm playing catch up! Spaced will finally have a Region 1 DVD release on July 22! It's said to be filled with new commentaries and things, so I will of course be buying a copy of this one as well!

Meh. I have things to do and I don't wanna do 'em.
amezri: (simon&nick ;; ohnoes!)

Someone told me the US Life on Mars remake was on hold. Not so! ABC has added it to their Fall line-up, announced at the Upfronts. GLARGH!

There's a FRAKING TRAILER. I mean, okay, Colm Meaney playing Hunt, but... but.. NO. Why don't you just show the original BBC series and leave it alone?!

On the plus side, McSpaced has been dumped. HOORAY!
amezri: (hot fuzz ;; nick ;; wtf)
[ profile] gypsyjr alerted me to the fact that there's a US remake of Spaced in the work. No. Just... NO.

Edgar Wright mentions in his blog that neither he nor Simon has been contacted about the thing, not that he will be making any money from it anyway. And I quote the same entry [ profile] gypsyjr did:

I'm calling for everyone to refer to the U.S. version of Spaced as "McSpaced" from now on.

I can't think of a better distillation of the whole idea

Edgar, I love you.

There's a really great story at basically ripping the remake apart. Normally I'm not one to just jump all over something before I hear about it, but really. Fox + McG - Pegg&Wright = DISASTER. It's simple maths, people!

Twitchfilm mentions the fact that Adam Barr from Will & Grace has been contacted. Uhm. Even more no.

In other crappy remake news, CBS has pulled Viva Laughlin. THANK GOD. Look, I love Hugh Jackman, I do. But I watched 10 minutes of that show and the acting, singing, and dancing of everyone except Hugh Jackman was awful. Abysmal. Tragic. Unwatchable. Seriously. I wanted to like it... I did. Blackpool was awesome, and not just because of David Tennant. Everyone on that cast really threw themselves into their roles. Everyone on Viva Laughlin just fell flat.

The really extra funny thing is that not only did they pull Viva Laughlin off the schedule, they pulled everything related to the show off the website. XD

Anyone... to see what I mean, go to IGN's Laughlin video page. Watch the "Whatcha Got?" clip (this is actually the Viva Las Vegas opening) (youtube alternate). Contrast that with the original Blackpool Viva Las Vegas opening. One is fun and exciting and the other is... phoned in.

Why, America? WHY?! Why can't you stop snurching other people's ideas and just come up with your own?!


May. 8th, 2007 12:25 am
amezri: (amezri in rotorua)
Had an impromptu night at [ profile] pgnblade and [ profile] thebigfatman's where they fed me pasta and we watched Spaced Series 1. I'd forgotten how short it was -- finished everything and the extras in about 3 hours.

If anyone's looking to buy Spaced, HMV has it for the lowest price at £13.99, which is about $28. Shipping from the UK is like $8. Not too terrible, really.

I did find a torrent for the Spaced soundtrack, which will have to do because I sure as hell am not paying $70 for a used copy.

Spaced-Out has the A-Team Rave remix posted.

No icons tonight, and probably not tomorrow since I'm going to an essential oil class, but Wednesday I hope to have some time to do some Spaced, "Hot Fuzz" and Doctor Who icons.

Right now, it is time for bed.

Brian: That's chaos theory. The belief that the future is in fact a mathematically predictable preordained system.
Daisy: So somewhere out there in the vastness of the unknown there's an... equation for predicting the future?
Brian: An equation so complex as to utterly defy possibility of comprehension by even the most brilliant human mind, but an equation nonetheless.
Tim: [in dawning realization] Oh my god...
Brian: What?
Daisy: What?
Tim: I've got some fucking Jaffa Cakes in my coat pocket.

Mmm.. Jaffa cakes....

And something shiny from series 2...

Tim: She's shallow, Brian. She's like Cordelia out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and latterly Angel, the spin off series which is set in LA.
Brian: Don't know what you're talking about.
Tim: Brian, you're such a square!
amezri: (amezri in rotorua)
Right, so I'm now up to 30 images for the Fan-o-vision thingo, which is about 2.3MB of images. The Art-o-matic has 20 images at about 336kb. Fan-o-vision could take up less, but I really like the animated part of it; look more interesting.

I'm also giving the Semagic client a try. The last time I used it was on Win98 and it didn't really perform that well, but that was like 3 years ago. It seems to leave a pretty small footprint and I like some of the features that the plain Win32 client I've been using didn't have.

Anyway, I've added images from Spaced, "Shaun of the Dead," and "Nothing."

Watched Spaced series 2 today with the commentary. Their commentaries are totally fun, but really chaotic; everyone tends to talk over each other. Well, okay, not everyone -- generally just Simon & Jess. Watched some of the outtakes -- there's a scene in an ep where Tim is flipping out and is throwing stuff around in the corner of the kitchen. Apparently Simon Pegg stuck his hand in the toaster to pull out a piece of bread and no one had told him the toaster was actually plugged in. So he electricuted himself :x But as was pretty common on the set, he finished the scene before saying, "Sorry, sorry. I just got fucking electricuted." Awww, Si.

Time for bed. Tomorrow I shall perhaps make some Pegg/Wright/Frost related icons. Hm. Yes.


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