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All Things Sci-Fi...
« on: September 06, 2011, 11:16:10 am »
First, homey don't play that SyFy ****. Asshats.

So Riddick is just going jump start this thread for me.

The 3rd installment is coming to reality. Pre-production is at least rolling and that's what is happening now with the Vin Diesel and creator/director David Twohy behind the lens.

Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking

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Riddick franchise star Vin Diesel is back once again with more from the pre-production world of The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, which is to once again be helmed by David Twohy. While also adding the following storyboard image (and confirming an R-rating), he also writes:

"While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We all know how much I enjoy concept art and storyboards, haha, I am like a kid in a candy shop.

Seeing the early stage of CGI is always fascinating to me, it is a element that usually comes together long after the filming process, so you look forward to seeing it fully realized.

First stop for the Riddick production is Canada, which is where we shot a large part of Chronicles...

P.s. I am grateful to have Universal in such support of this complex character's journey... not many studios would back an "R" rating. Very cool."

Casting is underway although no shoot day is set in stone.

I'm excited. Hope this fully comes about. I didn't care too much for the direction Chronicles of Riddick took after the fresh vision of Pitch Black. But from early discussions, it looks like they learned from their mistakes and will get back to the core thinking like in Pitch Black.

Check out David Twohy's website.
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Re: All Things Sci-Fi...
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 11:46:45 am »
I've only seen the first movie which was pretty good. Never got around to seeing the second film due to poor word of mouth. But now that the Library is my friend, I may give it a shot regardless. I will weigh in on what I think about the news of the third film after watching the second one.

That is all, folks.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 12:41:42 pm »
I've only seen the first movie which was pretty good. Never got around to seeing the second film due to poor word of mouth. But now that the Library is my friend, I may give it a shot regardless. I will weigh in on what I think about the news of the third film after watching the second one.

That is all, folks.

Naturally I'm going to recommend it. It's not bad... it's just nothing like Pitch Black.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 09:56:09 am »
Build Your Own Terminator With Free A.I. Course From Stanford

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James Cameron might've told us that Judgement Day was on August 29, 1997 in Terminator 2, but since Stanford University's School Of Engineering is offering Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (CS221) as a free online course for everyone this semester, it could be any day now.

Starting October 10th, the class spans 10 weeks and includes two video lectures per week on topics like machine learning, Markov models, robotics and robot motion planning, decision processes and adversarial planning.

Unless you're enrolled as a student at Stanford, you won't get college credit but you will get a statement of accomplishment signed by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig - the two professors - upon completion. For those who aren't looking for something too strenuous (well, I should say MORE strenuous), there's a basic track with includes the lectures and basic quizzes. If you're looking to really get into it and work on a collegiate level, try the advance track which includes homework assignments, tests and deadlines (blah).

Sebastian Thrun is a Research Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, a Google Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the German Academy of Sciences. He's best known for his research in robotics and machine learning, including his self-driving car which was named one of the 50 best inventions of 2010 by Time Magazine.

Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google Inc. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery, and co-authored Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, which is the world's most popular text book on Artificial Intelligence. He also used to be the head of the Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, making him NASA's senior computer scientist.

There's already over 50,000 people signed up for this course, which means one of us is destined to create Skynet.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 03:16:02 am »
Extraterrestrial

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 08:05:43 am »
Pacific Rim - July 12, 2013

Dir: Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo del Toro’s monster movie Pacific Rim has quietly booked itself into Pinewood Toronto Studios with the working title Still Seas for a six month shoot through April 2012, writes THR.

Del Toro's monsters vs mechas action movie from Legendary Pictures, which is executive produced by Callum Greene, will start shooting in Toronto on the Pinewood soundstages from October 31, 2011.

Pacific Rim, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and Idris Elba, is slated for a July 21, 2013 release date by Warner Bros.

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Fantastic. I mean so far, knock on wood, it’s the greatest experience of my life. I’m having a blast, designing like crazy. I’m now hiring actors, which is always a good sign, always a great sign when you’re casting. We’re announcing a release date… The other thing that we’re heading towards is an impeding start date the first week in November, so we have 20 weeks to start shooting the biggest giant monster movie ever made.

Del Toro was earlier set to shoot At the Mountains of Madness in Toronto, but that project has been delayed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8akj5gTOpk



Leaked story... maybe spoiler

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 08:25:13 am »
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 07:06:09 pm »
Chronicle - Feb 2, 2012

This looks interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdn2uP_BNwM
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 09:54:35 am »
Journey 2: Mysterious Island

Let's get this straight... this is nothing like one of my all time favorite classics Mysterious Island with Michael Craig and Capt Nemo. This is disneyfied sequel to capitalize on 3D. I'm really on the border with this one. It looks just too kiddie for me. I'll check it out one day when it comes on DVD, because it does look like some fun moments. But yea, not plopping down bucks for this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1aNIOIAiUk
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 10:02:29 am »
Corman's World

Though it's a documentary, it is about Roger Corman. I love B-movies, especially with sci-fi and Roger is the king. I'm sure this will be very entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsD17ZAglE
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 08:45:21 am »
I don't have a clue where to properly put this, but since it involves sci-fi, well, it does, it should go here.

Codependent Lesbian Alien Seeks Same

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Three lesbian aliens are sent to Earth. Their mission? To have their hearts broken by earthlings so their overactive emotions won't destroy the ozone of their planet. As the fetching extraterrestrials search for romance on the New York lesbian dating scene, one finds love with Jane, an eager stationery store clerk who is oblivious to the fact that she's dating an alien. The other two, discovering the neediness of earthling women, connect with each other as they reflect on the beauty of a cheesecake in a revolving dessert case.

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 08:51:12 am »
I don't have a clue where to properly put this, but since it involves sci-fi, well, it does, it should go here.


After reading the quote, I'd go with the "What The F*ck Thread".
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 10:10:29 am »
Thunderstruck (AMC)

I'm going to keep on eye on this one. Hopefully AMC is in a groove with good television

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AMC is the home to two of the greatest shows on television, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad". It's also home to "The Walking Dead". And on all three counts, their new penny pinching paradigm has caused various issues with talent and staff.

Now they've got "Thunderstruck" from the guys who brought you The Excorcism Of Emily Rose along with a former EP of "Battlestar Galactica".

Per Deadline "Thunderstruck" is " an hourlong UFO project from feature writing/directing duo Paul Boardman and Scott Derrickson and former Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick. Boardman and Derrickson will write the drama, about powerful and enigmatic entities that begin appearing all over the world. After one shows up in the town of Great Falls, Montana, the local citizens must grapple with the dramatic effects and growing mystery of repeated visitations. Boardman and Derrickson will executive produce Thunderstruck with Eick. Derrickson is set to direct."

Here's hoping they can keep the lights on at all of their shows.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 10:15:29 am »
Thunderstruck (AMC)

I'm going to keep on eye on this one. Hopefully AMC is in a groove with good television

That track record came to an end with Hell On Wheels.

As for Thunderstruck, my interest is piqued.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2011, 10:21:33 am »
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That track record came to an end with Hell On Wheels.

??? does it blow?

I'm on the border. I haven't seen it yet, but since it does follow Walking Dead, I was looking to give it a chance despite it being a Western. Hell, I even actually liked Deadwood.
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