John Barrowman (Captain Jack in Doctor Who and Torchwood) recently said – while promoting his new book in a Welsh Waterstones – “I will be back in Cardiff in about a week and a half… but I’m not telling you what for!”.
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Tony Dyson is well known for creating the original Star Wars robot R2D2. Professor Dyson was been found dead in his house in Munxar, Gozo, the Maltese island, after a call by a neighbour (his door was left open).
An autopsy will determine the cause of death, though it is believed to be natural.
Last year he participated in Malta Comic Con 2015.
A GoFundMe page has been launched by his friends in the UK. It explains
“Sadly, as wonderfully savvy he was with creating, money wasn’t one of his strong suits. As the people who love him dearly, we are trying to make his arrangements. His wish was to be donated to science, because he wanted those to look into his brilliant brain. Sadly, due to the circumstances surrounding his death (he died alone in his apartment of natural causes), he wasn’t found quickly enough to have this happen. We believe his next wish was to be cremated. We have gotten an invoice for this to happen, and the cost in US Dollars is close to $8000. Needless to say, this is more money than most of his friends have on hand.
Malta does not do cremation, so his body has to be shipped to his home country, England. This is the major expense and why it is so costly. “
Perhaps Disney could intervene and help out?
I want character sequences.. actual story. There’s not much of this for me in the trailer and it certainly doesn’t make me want to watch it at the cinema. I know they try to make it seem high octane in the trailers but the last one was so bad I think I am strongly tempted to avoid this one now.
The popular 80’s movie Back To The Future II depicted a very different – yet similar – future of the year 2015. In the movie, Marty McFly and Doc Brown went to the future and emerged on 21st October 2015 – just a couple of days ago.
Imagine if they came to OUR 2015 instead:
Things they got ALMOST right: the Cubs winning the World Series (they ended up in the final).
The famous Hoverboard scene:
Things they got right or almost: Compost fuel (biogas) exists, though it’s not too popular ; flying cars like the Terrafugia but nobody uses them; the Hoverboard (it’s called a hoverboard but has two wheels and is more like a segway); Tablets; Wearable EyeGlass devices (think Google Glass); Self-tying shoes (Nike actually invented them); 3d Movies (not Jaws 19 but there are so many sequels) ; Holograms (the Michael Jackson hologram exists); Flat-Screen tv’s; Skype; Automated waiters (just think of iPlace in Malta).
There’s an amazing Parody version of a trailer of an imagined new BTTF movie:
Michael J Fox trying on the self-lacing shoes FOR REAL:
Toyota did a video reuniting the two stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Teens react to BTTF:
A video showing Marty McFly and Doc Brown ending up in OUR 2015 instead:
This video shows how Back to the Future predicted 9/11. Hmm, interesting coincidences.
Universal Pictures created a fake Jaws 19 trailer in time for Back to the Future Day too!
Reunion of Marty and Doc Brown for BTTF Day:
Thoughts of Doc on the Future on BTTF Day:
Davidekyo created this Italian video with footage from some us program:
In Legends of Tomorrow by DC, Doctor Who’s Arthur Darville (known as Rory by us fans) is going to play time traveller Rip Hunter (a Time Master) and lead a group of heroes and villains..
Looking forward to this, with Black Canary, The Atom, The Flash, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold, Firestorm,… They are going to fight the immortal Vandal Savage.
Rest In Peace, Leonard Nimoy, ambassador of pop culture and sci-fi. You did turn Star Trek into an ageless icon.
Rest in Peace, Mr Harve Bennett, ambassador of heroic fiction on tv and the movies.
This is a really cool interview with David Duchovny on “THE TALK” which really made my day. The original post by CBS isn’t visible outside of the USA, but this YouTube version is. We can also see Sliders’ star Jerry O’Connell. David discussed the return (reboot?) of X-Files and his return to primetime in the upcoming drama “Aquarius”.
A new Stargate SG-1 Unleashed Episode, “Sekhmet”, has been created, not by MGM but by a fan who has taken game engine footage from a Stargate SG-1 game and edited together an exciting new episode.
And if you haven’t signed the Save SGU petition to have more Stargate made, this is a link: http://bit.ly/savesguniverse
I was rereading the Star Trek Legion of Super-heroes crossover and was impressed on how well written and drawn it was.
Released by IDW and DC comics starting in October 2011, it features a six issue crossover between the original Enterprise team (TOS) and DC’s Legion of Super-heroes of the time.
Writer: Chris Roberson
Pencils: Jeffrey Moy
Inks: Philip Moy
Colours: Romulo Fajardo JR
Letters: Chris Mowry, Shawn Lee, Robbie Robbins
Series edits: Chris Ryall
There is a reference to Darkseid placing this after the Great Darkness Saga for LOSH, which is still in “New 52” continuity, thus it seems this story has still happened in the “New 52” continuity.
And there is the TARDIS too, together with the Back to the Future Delorean and a host of other time machines…
(Image VIA majingojira’s PhotoBucket)
Besides that, I noticed a reference to Chekov’s “Russian Misconceptions”, when he makes the LSH people think that in his universe Russia invented Scotch Whiskey, when in fact it didn’t!
This video has some nice “Russian Misconceptions” by Chekov.