My good friend Nigel does some hilarious LOST photoshopping. They're quite brilliant. Here are some of my favorites...click to enlarge.
April 15, 2009
April 03, 2009
With Lost all but wrapped up, what can we expect from the wunderkind dynamic at Bad Robot productions? Well...In may we have the much anticipated Star Trek franchise reboot. A new Kirk, a new Uhura, a new Sulu, a new...no...wait...same Spock but new Spock and a whole truckload of awesome actors heading to the screen to bring the most beloved of science fiction of franchises into the limelight and out of the darkness of obscure geekdom in which it has (painfully, to me I might add) wallowed ever since the well intended but ill conceived Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.. Those of you who don’t know what the new film is about, won’t know that the plot centers around the same kind of premise that Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered country did.
Romulus (see cousins to Vulcans) is facing a disaster that threatens to destroy the entire empire, and must rely on the federation, or more accurately Vulcan to save them in an hour of darkness. Vulcan refuses to give up the top secret technology that could save many, many people, and sends the unfortunate Nero (Eric Bana) quite insane, prompts him to get some downright awesome facial tats, and go on a voyage of mirth and destruction as he attempts to destroy the federation by changing the past and thus avenging the death of his wife and unborn child.
Yeah. Me too. Absolutely no sense, and I’m a Trekkie. I’m told that’s the outline though, and I have every confidence that as long as it doesn’t have Cloverfield-esque shakeycam, I won’t suffer from motion sickness too much. Which is what made Cloverfield suck the big one for me. Even more than a giant Pokemon bat thing.
Speaking of which, Cloverfield II is in full swing. "How?" I hear you ask. Well, you’ve probably heard all the stuff by now where at the end of the film you can clearly hear some of the principle cast saying it’s still alive. Well, like a bad drug habit and in the tradition of Godzilla, it apparently very much is and far too profitable for the men in suits to let go, so the skinny is ideas are being tossed around for the sequel. I’m just hoping this time they take a leaf out of the book of Peter Jackson and Lord of the Rings, and not so much Blair Witch.
On top of all this, the guys are going to be getting around the table while they’re preparing Lost season 6 (*sniff*...People keep screwing with me. You wouldn’t believe how much I cried during the BSG finale, and I’m literally one of the butch-est men you’ll ever meet), and writing the sequel for Star Trek. Incredible. Not even handed over to the theaters yet, and based purely on the fan reactions, Paramount has commissioned another.
And then of course, from the 7th the double whammy picks up for a while as FRINGE returns to our screens after a hiatus that was way, way too long for it not to be considered torture by the UN. Will Olivia figure out what the devil is going on? Will Walter Bishop find his marbles? Will we discover that Phillip Broyles is in fact Matthew Abbadon, and Will Admiral Adama turn up to tell people to stop hitting themselves? All these answers and more will probably never be answered as JJ continues to confuse the living hell out of us in another installment in the world of “what the hell just happened?” And then you have LOST. Oh yes. We’re going to find out what Kate did with Aaron*.
*It had better not be as astoundingly weak as what Kate did to begin her quest to become an international jewel thief and criminal extraordinaire.
- The Limey