A little late in coming but,we here at SciFiPundit would like to express our deepest congratulations to the late Heath Ledger and his family on his Academy Award win of Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” His family accepted the award on behalf of their son and his daughter Matilda, making a wonderful speech in which they chose to celebrate his life and not morn his passing. As I watched the award ceremony I couldn't help but notice many a tearful eye of those actors and other Hollywood types, who either knew him or had worked with Heath. You will be missed but not forgotten.
For The Female Geek In Your Life... Who Said They Aren't Sexy?
I hope…No; I pray that Star Fleet has decided on this new uniform for their ships crews. My friend Jason Wolf found this wonderful link to a new sort of look for the female trekker in your life that has everything but this piece of clothing in her closet. Maybe this will show up at Dragon Con in Atlanta over Labor Day or here in Denver at Star Fest in April.
Joss Whedon Plays With Dollhouse
The imaginative Director Joss Whedon returns for the first time since the cancellation of his series Firefly to the Fox Network in the death slot on Friday night with his new highly- anticipated drama "Dollhouse" starring “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” recurring actress Eliza Dushku. The new series, which features "dolls" who have their memories erased in order to take on any new job, and I do mean any, has been one of the more talked about and anticipated genre series of the past year because of Whedon’s attachment to the project, but also because of rumored problems getting the story put together and the series established and past the sometimes closed minds of the network execs. Production of the show was shut down for a brief time so that Whedon and the writers of the show could go back and do some revamping, but in the meantime, Fox Network in their infinite wisdom (snide comment from writer of this blog) moved the show from what could have been a good night on television to Fridays and coupled (or as I like to say stuck it) with the struggling "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." I only hope Joss learned his lesson with the network and doesn’t have to pack up his "Dollhouse" and go home. I guess we will have to wait, and see, wont we?
Just Over Two Months And Counting Till StarFest
A quick heads up to everyone and anyone who reads the blog. StarFest is coming April 17th thru the 19th, 2009. The guest list is beginning to take shape and I would highly suggest that you get your reservations at the Marriott Tech Center soon before it fills up. Also get your ideas for the balcony contest which is always a blast to see the imagination of folks who make scifi conventions so much fun. The costume contest held on Saturday evening is always a great time as well, not to mention (ok, I will) the parties held by different scifi clubs around Colorado. Connected to the StarFest are other gatherings such as HorrorFest, ComicFest, And GameFest that bring in their own list of guests and pumped up fans to this weekend long party. All for a great price for all that you get and the old friends you get to see again, or the new ones you are bound to make.
Nathan Fillion Storms the Castle
For those who are Firefly fans (like me) or know the other works of Nathan Fillion will be happy to hear that there is life after scifi. Nathan has a new show, preparing to air in March. Castle is a 1 hour witty drama based on a famous crime and horror novelist who helps the NYPD homicide department solve crimes. Richard Castle [Nathan Fillion], a star of the literary world, is struggling from a case of writers block after knocking off the main character in his novels and is battling to come up with a substitution for the character when he is approached by beautiful Detective Kate Beckett [Stana Katic] of the NYPD to help catch the copy-cat killer staging murders based on scenes from his very own novels.Castle is not a traditional investigator and his approach to unravel the crimes conflicts with Beckett’s traditionalist approach leading to much tension and a suggestion of romance. Keeping Castle grounded are his mother [Susan Sullivan], teenage daughter Alexis [Molly C. Quinn], poker playing friends James Patterson, Sue Grafton, and Stephen King and his ex wife Gina [Monet Mazur] who just so happens to be his editor. Actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson will play the Police Chief. Castle is lighthearted with romantic tension and tempts the viewer to invest in the relationship of two people having fun together and engaging in amusing repartee (cool word) The new series Castle is being directed by Rob Bowman whose other shows include Night Stalker and X-Files. The new show will air on 3/9/9 thanks to my dearest friend Katherine for the heads up. Any questions or comments please let us know here at SciFiPundit.