Sep 232014
 

Gotham

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I find it interesting how this is just episode one and they are already throwing out at least a half dozen names of various villains.  Are we going to see new characters being added or watch as these people that are old enough to get a little psycho on us evolve.  The way that James Gordon‘s partner is named Harvey, which catches your attention.  You are thinking, “Wait a minute, I thought Two-Face was an attorney.”  You are right his partner’s name is Harvey Bullock.  But it still leaves you wondering.

What about Jada Pinkett Smith?’s character Fish Mooney?  I get the opinion that she is going to be play a huge role in all of this.  Is she trying to be the leader of the mob and play God over Gotham?  But she does not have permission to kill policemen?  How far does Carmine Falcone go into the Police Department.  Why is that the only real nickname we have heard so far is The Penguin?

Episode 1 has definitely left us wanting more and to know the truth, but are we ready for the truth?

 

Sep 182014
 

Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer. Starring Charlton Heston. This bizarre story is about the world being out of control, overpopulated and food is coming from an unknown source which turns out to be something very bad, human that are killed for population control or wish to die are turned into pellets for human consumption. That being strange and bizzare has come to the real world.

Miriam Simun, a NYU student started a project to make cheese from hman breast milk. Yes breast milk is healthy for babies, and full of vitamins, but for adults and in cheese , I kinds get me creepy out thinking about this one.

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Granted cow’s milk isn’t the best thing for us human according to some, but would you want to have cheese from human that may be the last person you would even thing of getting within 100 feet of you, not only that how would the FDA regulate this. Sure its not from dead people or by products, but just eeeew..

This is not funny and I didn’t make it up but see for yourself the original sources are listed below:


Original post : http://gizmodo.com/5740694/would-you-eat-human-cheese-made-with-human-breast-milk

source : http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/01/would-you-eat-human-cheese.html

* geeks how would you like to work at this dairy? lol not.  <PUKE>repeat</PUKE>

Sep 182014
 

Dear diary, I met someone but he is a real blood sucker…..

The Vampire Diaries – The complete season 5
Based on book series written by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries is known for its big plot twists, turns, romantic subplots, and an abundance of largely supernatural elements including vampires, werewolves, hybrid vampire/werewolves, witches, warlocks, and  so many more. Season 5 continues the love triangle between Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and Stefan (Paul Wesley) while exploring a brand new setting in the college years, and a frightening new enemy – the doppelganger of Stefan.

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The Vampire Diaries is easily one of the most successful shows on WB’s CW network.

The best example of the series writing veering away from quality writing is found in how many times the characters on this show manage to end up dead only to come back alive in some other form. Character’s that were once human could find themselves dying only to come back to life from a magic ring or are brought back as ghosts, or die and disappear only to be brought back by a spell later on.  Meaning that you never know who you are going to see again or when. Then there’s the whole vampire and immortality thing: even there the writer’s find a way, with certain stakes that can kill vampires (but only certain ones), and stakes that can kill original vampires (but only as long as the stake is left in them for forever), so in other words a very, very long slumber from which the characters could be written back into the show at any time if the writers wanted to.  Which makes you want to watch even more, to see if your favorite character that was killed will be back and as what.

The writing does manage to keep things twisty and turny in a way that is compelling. This is a aspect of the show that keeps it easily entertaining and makes you want more. The new plot-line in Season 5 around the doppelganger of Stefan or is it the other way around?, or “shadow self” in the form of Silas certainly keeps things interesting. Silas is one of the more intense bad guys of the show and while Silas appears as if Stefan, as is performed by the same actor, the differences between characters is huge. The same can be said for the continuing story-line of the other double, the seemingly identical look-alike Katherine (who continues to look the same as Elena, but also is nothing like her). In Season 5, Katherine turns from a vampire to a human, as the sole recipient of the long-sought vampire cure, and things are complicated because of it. Seeing the way that actors Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley handle these scenes is part of the fun, and it’s an amazingly proficient example of the benefits of quality film editing to see the scenes where characters have interactions with one another as played by the same actor.

This is must add to your video collection.  The new season premiers on CW on Thursday, October 28.  Check your local listings for time and channel information.

Save some blood (money) and order this DVD or Blue-Ray set now, including watch now with Amazon prime!

 

 

Sep 132014
 

Supernatural – The complete ninth season, available now! (9-sept)

Warner Brothers does it again,  as the terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues with over 4 hours of bonus footage.

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All 23 episode from season 9, bonus features including a Gag Reel!  This is going to be spellbinding for sure.  The brothers engage in their most personal conflict yet!   Humanity may not be safe with nukes on the loose, can the brothers help restore the world that is inhabited by thousands of powerful beings?  Get this series added to your library quick so you can find out now!

The 4 Slick looking Blu-ray disk are inside this package, with your ultraviolet key so you can enjoy this series on any smart device.  Yet you really get the full experience with High definition video and audio by watching it on your home theater DTS-HD and Dolby 5.1  audio is going to rock your home video library.

 

MSRP  DVD Version $59.98   (6 disc) , Blu-Ray $69.97 (4 disc)

Save some money and order it now using Amazon,  you can even watch episodes now!  (Amazon account required)

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Live long,  and i-SCI-fi

 

Sep 132014
 

The Originals! The complete first Season :

Sept 2 2014  Brings all 22 episodes of the Originals.   This release also includes two hours of never before seen features and so much more!

Sexy Vampires on my!   High definition video and audio with included   Ultraviolet which allows you watch this amazing series anywhere!

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Warner Brothers packaging is pretty slick,  the bookshelf style with black backdrop, and having a single blu-ray color plastic disc holder makes this a nice addition to anyone’s video library.   Open the packages and you are presented with 9 DISCS , blood red in color because vampires love blood!  There are 4 discs in blu-ray format, and 4 DVDs which covers all 22 episode.  The 5th DVD  contains the special features including 2013 Comic-Con panetl, unaired scenes and so much more!  You have to crack open this release and watch it.

Blu-ray or DVD format?  lets not start a argument here but High Def 1080p  16:9 format (1.78:1 to exact) is meant for your big screen TV and audio.   I must insist in 5.1 at least and crank of the rear speakers for some amazing audio and thump and bump during those scenes that will raise the hairs up for any fan! Mr Hack and C.R.S  of iscifi.tv @iscifitv  will shake the rooms when we watch movies in high def!

These vampires do not sparkle!  Thanks to real vampire fans the undead are not super-models, however this series is sure sexy overall.     Set in french quarter of New Orleans  which was built by none other than , you guessed it!  A vampire, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is more than just your every night vampire  his half blood of vampire/werewolf make him one man you need not mess with!   Who will claim the right to the hometown  ?  You wont be spoiled here,  you will need to watch and see for yourself.

Turn off the lights, turn on the audio rack in your home, make sure the bass cranked and start with first episode the started it all :  The Originals!

PS:  This series has been renewed for another season, starting fall of 2014!

MRSP  $59.95 DVD   / $69.96 BLU-RAY Combo pack (best value!)

Most content is unrated.

Available at most retailers today!   Click to purchase this exciting combo pack now save some money and help support us as well.  The links below will take you to Amazon where you can start watching now.

 

 

Sep 132014
 

Salt Lake Comic Con, Sept 2014.   Salt Lake City Utah.

 

Let’s first say that the preparation for this convention goes beyond fans.  The event itself was in fact overwhelming and awesome.    Because of the anticipation of the size of the event, C.R.S and I applied and got accepted to be members of the press.  This just allowed us entry into any of the public panels, press conferences and we carried our gear with us like a mother bear would carry its cub.  Any of the events that we up-charged, like Stan Lee‘s event, Hulk Hogan we did not attend.  However we did attend a very exciting event Saturday night (more on that later).

 

Thursday 04-Sept:

 

Thursday’s events started at 2pm for the general public,  we however with press credentials in hand were able to make entry at 11am to have a blast recording some video shows and tons of photos!  Thank you to Dan Farr productions, Salt Lake Comic Con and SnappConner PR for the invite.

Hit the ground running, and have your camera crash!  Yes this happened not from a fall but during the 50 mins of video recording of the press conference something went down with the firmware on our main camera, which was recording video!   When 4pm rolled around and I tried to archive our footage to my laptop I noticed that all the video files were time stamped 4:11 pm.  Holy crap,  well most of the video is gone for Thursday, what we do have we will publish for the best of Comic Con videos on our youtube channel at http://youtube.com/iscifitv

 

The events during the press conference were surreal to be honest.  All these stars in one place, the energy.  The emotions were overpowering seeing children from Make a wish foundation as well as members from H.E.R.O.E.S INC (a local COS play group that does so many charity works).

 

Crowds were bad outside as lines went around the block, and for those that don’t know how huge that is.  Well its two city blocks wide!   Some very negitive and NSFW comments about this were posting everyone on SaltLakeComicCon.com site as well as Facebook and twitter.   We wont echo that garbage, but we did see there was a traffic control problem with getting people in and out of the Salt Palace.  We too got stuck in lines, and just because we had on a press pass doesn’t make us ELITE to push through the lines, but *cough there were others (non press) that sure as hell did that.

 

Okay good times!   hit the floor and WOW!  so many booths setup in Artist alley, vendors as well (by the way a toy vendor that sells knocks off its not a artist!!!).   The wrestling ring in the middle of the two sections was a dumb move,  because come Sat with a full crowd this lead to bottleneck of people and total frustration!

We meet with Ronnie Hansen from Monsterhedz.com at his booth.  Talking about a trip seeing his artwork of orc heads mounted all of which we did by hand and not copying anyone elses style.  Check his work out at his website as well.

4pm Zombie Rock Opera.  Yes!  you read that correct!!!  It was a packed room of a few hundred people, hosted by our friend and author Paul Genesse.   This was so cornball silly you couldnt help but laugh as he narrated the story will guest in room came up front to play parts in this opera.  All was well until…   yes the nuclear bomb sounds was my damn phone ringing when the hero was being attacked at the end.  It lead to a uproar of laughter and applause.  I dropped the damn phone in my attempt to press stop.  Needless to say  it made it on the audio.  You will get to listen to that too.  Just following our rants and posts for more on that topic.

 

Pictures flying (not knowing my camera was hosed, but managed to snap over 150!).

Just so cool to see so many people dressed up in costume, laughing, singing and total fun.

By 5:30pm C.R.S and Mr Hack were done.  Spent dead tired and wiped out..  Thursday was just a half day but wow!

Segments from press conference will be posted separately as well.  Thank you again for a awesome day.  Next comes friday…

 

Friday  05-Sept :

 

Not to sound like a broken record, the crowds  grew. So did the negative comments,  however by mid day the place was packed and no many people actually outside in a ‘line’.

C.R.S had it planned out,  attend some panels in the BallRoom , record video segments, hit the floor , get autographs, work our way back to the front and hit some panels.  HA. she was great, however things too a awesome twist with those plans.

We had a interview setup to meet with the cast and or crew of Evil Dead the Musical Ultimate 4D experience, whom hails from Las Vegas!  We were going to meet at 1pm, but moved it to 5pm so they could practice since this was their first time as the cast and stage to be in SLC and on the road.   SIRC MICHAELS PRODUCTIONS  is a awesome guy to bring his crazy ass crew to Salt Lake Comic Con.   Rumor has it they wanted to use 20 gallons of blood in the splatter zone.  Well bull,  its was more and C.R.S and I got soaked too when we attended satuday night and not a press as paying customers!

We circled the floor, got 100s of photos, I spent hundreds of dollars on photo ops with stars,  autographs and stuff.  It was all worth it.   This time the camera behaved!  thanks to my hacking abilities and some software tweaks on the SD cards we have over 5 hours of video from friday to get out the door.   After all the photos, chats, interviews and mileage Mr Hack goes offline around 6.  Back to hotel to decompress and get ready for satuday.

Saturday 06-Sept:

Crowds?  Oh hell yes.  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT.   With a legal (based on Salt Lake County Fire code),  the salt palace max is 80,000 people.  Salt Lake Comic con had over 90,000.  This lead to closing the doors for several mins to have a one out the door, one in the door.  Don’t blame the con, blame yourself!  This is awesome that Salt Lake sold out the entire Salt Palace convention center!    That being said C.R.S and I stayed inside, due to the risk of leaving for lunch and being barred entry and miss out of photos or video segments.

We hit artist alley hard on sat.  We bought some books, did random videos with authors and burned up most of the day walking in circles.  This was a huge day but that damn westing ring I mention because the bane of everyone.  Again I wont post the NSFW comments but let’s say they were accurate as to the traffic flow issues it caused.

Spock, Mr Spock?  4pm Leonard Nimoy himself joined the grand (south) ballroom via skype.  Live long and AWESOME!

More money spent, more stuff to hang on the wall.  More video and audio to post.  Whoo hoo we made it..

NOT SO fast.  We still had to have the blood letting at 10pm  as partons of The Evil Dead the musical which was hosted as the Fallout (dark underbody of 600 south and 600 west).  Perfect for a community theature setting.  The best part was our SPLAT tickets got us front room, and by front row I mean.  My knee touched the stage.  C.R.S  made tee shirts for us THEY GOT US, but because of SPLAT we other got white tee’s.  They were not white for long.

OMG  The chin himself  Bruce ‘ash’ Campbell  opened the show with a dialog asking for the Mormons to pray, and to make sure they have their faith tested.  Laughing our asses off and several F*Bombs dropped.  This was going to be awesome.  It sure was.  Soak with blood  (red koolaid from the likes of it) .  The con was over, the boomstick was unloaded and we had a blast.

SUMMARY:

Crowd and over booking.  Fix it.  it’s our 2nd year.  We (SLC) will get better.  The floor layout with panels needs to be more  logical (put all the simlar panels next to each other not on other sides of the convention center), no westing ring in the center where the two sections meet.   Wider isles so artist alley isn’t a shove fest.  People!  need to learn some tact.  Since we had PRESS passes and our website logo on everything I was not going to stoop to your level and push and shove.

So many people, so much talent we say in both costume and the volunteers.  SLCC  2015 is going to rock

Coming up  YOUTUBE videos of everything we saw!  not all at once as it would be an entire day of you sitting on you butt watching iscifi.tv :D

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Peace out.  live long and i-SCI-fi

 

Feb 262014
 

 

Salt lake Geex expo and Comic Con. The massive event brought in close to 80,000 people.  This record setting event was sold out each day, including the Salt Lake county Fire Marshall indicating that the Salt Palace convention center was at capacity for the event.

How?  With so many convention type of event in Utah, what made this event so huge?  Marketing!  Dan Farr and his team including Snapp Connor , Media-One (Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News) and a slew of volunteers pull off a feat not seen in Salt Lake City. We also need to remember is was you the guest that made this happen, by snatching up VIP passes, to Sat only passes (by the way the biggest turn out for the 3 days of con).

The guests were amazing.  I personally met Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca from Star Wars),  he is such a nice gent, and actually a goofball in person.  Dwight Schultz as well who played the original Mad-dog murdock in the A-Team, Lt. Barclay in Star Trek: First contact and many years on various television shows.

I even had the chance to stop by the booth for the awesome people that brought Evil Dead the musical to Las Vegas!  They had to tone it down a bit for the conservative community of Salt Lake City Utah.   It was just too fun over all.

Now there were guest that we didn’t have a chance to meet in person, including Stan Lee, William Shatner, David Prowse, Dirk Benedict , Richard Hatch, Kevin Sorbo, Lou Ferrigno , etc etc…    The main reason was the crowd!   This is the Disney world of Con’s for Utah.  You can’t see everything in a single day.

Speaking of the crowd,  the line to get in went around the entire block and was at least 2 hours long.  That being said once inside the dealer area on the main convention floor, it was wall to wall people.   I planned on chatting with more people directly but it was just too noisy.   This is not a complaint, but a fact that this large event just brought more people to one location at one time.  My feet are killing me, and the back of my feet didn’t like getting hit with all the strollers.

I wish I was able to attend all 3 days, so I could play out where I would be going and work the gauntlet known as the Salt Lake Comic Con crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 9:46 pm
Mar 202013
 

We are iscifi.tv, we answered the Call.  Will you?

We can dial 911 only in case of an emergency, however in the movie The Call its more than that!  No spoilers here but a great interview with  Academy Award nominated composer John Debney.
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John has composed for many movies and television shows including The Passion of the Christ,  The Hot Chick (wait for a smart-ass comment from Jeff on that one),  Liar Liar, IronMan 2 and so much more to list here.  John has never been type-cast to one genre of movie, or musical style yet comes up with the hair raising scores in The Call.  There are a few tracks I would say you best have the lights on when you have time to listen.

RunTime  24:34  You can follow John Here, and also Costa Communications.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for listening as well.     Onward to  iscifi.tv….

@costacomm ccc @JohnDebney tij

 

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Feb 042012
 

Ken Rand

Ken Rand, author, at CONduit 17 in Salt Lake C...

1946 – 2009

Ken’s work with over 100 books and short story from sci-fi to the weird to the politics from the mind of a great friend we lost in 2009 to cancer.  Even in death Ken was a teacher as he donated his body to science.   Our sit down is a comedy of errors for sure but Ken is such a great guy I wanted to share this with our fans as well.   Ken works live on even with the passing of his mortal body.  You can find his  published works here and many short stories. We hope you enjoy a truly down to earth man and fellow sci-fi geek as well.

More about ken can be found here:
http://www.sfwa.org/members/Rand/
original episode 322, from Nov/01/2007.

Rest in peace Ken!  http://www.kenrandmediaman.com/Pages/news.aspx

Jan 292012
 

Scott HeadScott L. Schwartz, the Ultimate Bad Guy?, Well listen and watch as Mr hnack and Scott chat about Scott’s success, his sister Beth, his Ex-Wife and how awesome Scott is.

This interview took place on Sunday , Sept 21, 2008 at Mountaincon IV in Layton Utah. Consider this a candid look at Scott, there may be a few curse words, but would you expect less from the Ultimate Bad guy!

Direct link to media (mp4 video) :

More about Scott :

http://www.ultimatebadguy.com/

In memorium of Beth (his sister).

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