Friday, September 30, 2011
I'm not the biggest player of first person shooters, but a video game sequel to the sci-fi/action cult classic that looks to totally re-immerse you in that world created by James Cameron and Stan Winston, that sounds like fricking tailor made heaven to me. This will have to hold me over for killing Xenomorphs 'till we develop Holodeck technology.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Next Generation Blu-rays Launch in 2012
"You've heard the rumors, and now StarTrek.com can officially confirm it: Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released in high-definition Blu-ray, starting in January with a sampler of several popular episodes, followed by a season-one set to be released later on in 2012, and subsequent seasons beaming down after that. Each of the 178 episodes spanning The Next Generation's seven seasons will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release in the Blu-ray format and, eventually, for runs on television and digital platforms in the U.S. and across the world. Star Trek: The Next Generation will, as fans know, be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012.
“Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of Star Trek: The Next Generation," Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can’t wait to show fans how pristine the series looks and sounds with our upcoming Blu-ray releases.”
CBS is, in fact, returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. And all of the work is being done in conjunction with respected, longtime Star Trek figures Denise and Michael Okuda, who are on board as consultants.
As for that sampler, it will be called Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Next Level. CBS Home Entertainment has set a January 31, 2012, release date for the single disc, which will include the feature-length version of the series pilot, "Encounter at Farpoint," as well the fan-favorite episodes "Sins of the Father" and "The Inner Light," the former from season three and the latter from season five. The Next Level will sell for the suggested retail price of $21.99."
This, ladies and gentlemen is THE highlight of my day. I love Star Trek, I love Star Trek on Blu-ray, this is awesome news. I already currently own 2 out of 3 seasons of The Original Series, and I knew Next Gen would be remastered in Hi-Definition and released on Blu-Ray any day now, and Paramount has finally "Made it so". It's just a few episodes on one Blu-ray but I can't wait to watch it and see the new rendered ships and special effects, and then start getting the season sets.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
So I have bought more Marvel Universe figures, yes more figures in a scale I don't fully endorse. Why?, well I have come to the conclusion that I love buying, playing with and collecting action figures, and besides the current Transformers Generations and DC Universe Classics I don't actively search for any other toy series, so I decided it was time to look at Marvel Universe since I highly enjoy their renditions of Cable and Apocalypse and as a life long Marvel fan I can't completely ignore the line's existence. Now In my defense I had full right to hate the Marvel Universe line at first because 1.) To me it was a new smaller, less detailed and articulated line that was replacing my beloved and long collected Marvel Legends, and 2.) Come on, you have to agree some of the first figures were fugly, and looked like Hasbro wasn't putting their full effort in to recreating character likeness and going for something cartoony.
|I will never own any of these.|
|Now these guys I can't wait to get|
The Mighty God of Thunder Thor, was on my short list of possible MU wants not only because I'm a huge fan of he's modern costume, but also because I want to assemble the core trinity of The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor all in their modern costumes. The Odinson has some wonderful detail, my two favorites are the sculpted squares on he's arms and leg, and that he's cape is actually hanging from the buttons on he's chest.
|The Heroic Age Avengers|
Now you may notice in pics two other figures I haven't posted about before, they are Heroic Age "Bucky" Captain America and U.S. Agent from the Captain America movie line I got a couple of weeks ago cause I really like Bucky-Cap's metallic paint and to start on the path of beginning the Avengers Trinity. U.S. Agent I've always been a fan for being a more brutal Captain America, my only real complaint on him is he could of use better designed arms with proper elbow and wrist articulation, and I really wish he came with he's round black and red shield instead of the eagle shaped one. So that brings me to a total of nine figures in the 3 3/4in. scale, good toy-god what have I gotten myself in to, once you start down the dark path...
A piece of advice: Don't become a toy collector, it's an extremely demanding, unforgiven, and expensive hobby.
Friday, September 23, 2011
HOLY SHIT! I thought Batman fricking killed that guy, greatest video game trailer ever. Ah man October 18th is just 4 weeks away. Whoever wrote the script for the game perfectly understands Joker and know how he talks, and of course Mark Hamill as he's voice is just the plop of ice cream on top of the cake.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve.........|
|Oh yeah, they start to explode as I step on to the field|
|I'll get that Unicorn next time he comes around|
|Death by Freedom Gundam is the right of all cannon fodder|
|Heavyarms says: Missiles to the face!|
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Found a box of series 2, and thanks to a certain beneficial advantage I got the complete series series including the ultra rare figure. The advantage, knowing to look at the imprinted code on the back of the package on the right hand border. It's might be hard to see for some but it'll keep you from getting repeats.
For those looking to get the whole series or just a couple favorites here's the codes, remember the code is not printed on the package but pressed into the package on the right of the back of the package:
Captain America: A11071MM (Common)
Ground Assault Drone: A08071MM (Common)
Iron Man Mk.V: A09071MM (Common)
Loki: A05071MM (Rare)
Red Skull: A02071MM (Common)
Thor: A06071MM (Rare)
Whiplash: A07071MM (Common)
Wolverine: A04071MM (Ultra Rare)
This series blows the previous series out of the water, these figures are way more detailed each with their own unique sculpts and accessories. To me Cap and Red Skull are the best two in the series, Cap is just dead-on on every detail, and I love Red Skull's evil smirk. I can't wait to see who is in the next series, bring on Cable, Deadpool, and Punisher Mega Bloks.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
|You can get the complete series for $20 people, buy it!|
Have it that before he died Wash created a A.I. auto-pilot with he's memories and personality for the ship and it's now activated and can talk to the crew and be seen on monitors through out the ship. I think it would bring a great new dynamic interacting with Wash's widow Zoe, and Tudyk would just revel in the new kind of extension of he's character. If you come across this Josh Whedon please thinking about applying this, and thnak you for Firefly and Serenity.
|Hope to see you again in some way shape or form Wash|