Assuming I can get the weekend off, I’ll be at Archon 25 in a couple of weeks. They’ve got a list of Guests of Honor longer than I am tall, gaming, and fun for everyone. Vote for this site if you feel kind and generous; you don’t even have to attend the con (though anyone who’s even close to Saint Louis better be there).
Now that 2001 is officially on its way out, Warner Brothers is finally getting around to re-releasing a “digitally enhanced” version of the Kubrick classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” According to the press release, though, it looks like it’ll only be released in a few cities, and I’m not near any of ’em.
The final boxed set of Robotech – The Macross Saga
hit store shelves yesterday. Although the official site
makes no mention of it, AICN’s latest Anime report
says the Robotech Masters saga will be released by
the end of the year, with Box Set 4 coming out on
October 30 and Box Set 5 coming out on December 11.
Amazon is already taking pre-orders on box set 4.
I’ll review the first three box sets (first 36
episodes) when my copy arrives and I have time to
watch it. (Expect the review in early October.)
Samuel Z. Arkoff, a maverick Hollywood producer who churned out more than
500 low-budget — and often hugely profitable — cult movies, died of
natural causes Sunday, his son Louis said. He was 83.
LeVar Burton and Roxann Dawson are directing episodes of “Enterprise,” and they’ve already made at least one glaring continuity error. Oops. That and more in this story.
Most of us remember the first generation of Transformers, having grown up with the toys and toons. Then came the Beast Wars era… Now, they’re returning to their cel-animated roots in “Robots In Disguise.” How does this compare to the other incarnations of the series? Read the review at IGN.
Every online news source I check is being pounded into submission. If you’ve managed not to hear the news, both towers have collapsed after being hit by hijacked aircraft. (They were 767’s, in the latest report I heard.) A helicopter has hit the Pentagon. Government buildings all over the U.S. are being evacuated. (There may be similar evacuations in Canada; that’s unconfirmed.) I’ve heard that a plane has crashed outside Pittsburgh. There are reports of other hijackings still happening.
The world’s about to become a very ugly place.
It seems Dave hadn’t realized there might be a need for a “terrorist attack” category (who would?), I’ll leave this as “Ask The Bureau” and request that anyone with additional information or comments post them below.
Slashdot seems to be holding up well. The comments there are loaded with various links, mirrors, and updates. We can’t keep up with them, so you might as well go there for updates.
Anonymous Coward writes, Three episodes of Doctor Who are coming out on DVD in the US Today! The episodes are the Spearhead From Space, the Five Doctors, and the Robots of Death. They all turn up on this Amazon page. Yes, that link will act as a referral from us. It’s good to see some good news this hour. If you live in New York, STOP USING WATER NOW. If you don’t know why, turn on the news.
This one caught me by complete surprise. Well I guess not complete since we’re bound to be drowned in all things Tolkienesqe with LOTR due out this December.
Fans of the Ralph Bakshi version shouldn’t feel put off. It’s coming out tomorrow as well.
If you already have these on video, save your money…there doesn’t appear to be any bonus materials on any of these discs.
Seems more and more people are sick of how Paramount’s handling the Star Trek franchise… We’ve mentioned Voyager Virtual Season Eight here before, and now another group of people are putting together Star Trek: Renaissance. They say they’re striving for scripts of higher quality than Paramount’s; the press kit (available now in our downloads section) looks promising, as does the first script.
Hey, at least it’s not this stunning concept…