Archive for January, 2009

Lost Jughead S05E03 (ABC)

Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Battlestar Galactica A Disquiet Follows My Soul S04E12 (Scifi)

Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy Award winning science fiction television program created by Ronald D. Moore that first aired on October 18, 2004 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky One, and January 14, 2005 in the United States on SCI FI. Repeats of episodes have been shown in the United States on SCI FI, NBC, Bravo, and in high definition on Universal HD.

Battlestar Galactica continues from the 2003 mini-series to chronicle the journey of the last surviving humans from the Twelve Colonies of Kobol after their nuclear annihilation by the Cylons. The survivors are led by President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in a ragtag fleet of ships with the Battlestar Galactica, a powerful but old warship, as its command ship. Pursued by Cylons intent on wiping out the remnants of the human race, the survivors travel across the galaxy looking for the fabled and long-lost thirteenth colony: Earth.

From the Wikipedia entry for Battlestar Galactica.

I have to say that the season premiere of this year was pretty depressing. A lot of death and despair, since the combined Fleet arrived at earth, finding it scorched. There is a surprising death amongst the crew from suicide, which isn’t surprising. Heck, a lot of people will be killing themselves because of the despondent situation. All of their hopes and dreams have turned to ash. And the president isn’t doing anything, she’s in her own personal hell, having led her people to a promiseland that just isn’t one. The cylons have some interesting revelations, especially the four of the final five.

Even though the episode was depressing, I can’t wait to see what happens next. What’s going to happen between the humans and the rebel cylons? Are they going to create a new society where cylons and humans co-exist? It’s obvious from the tone of this season that Gaeta is going to help Zarek lead a coup of some sort. Since Roslin isn’t really being presidential, can you blame them. I find that these episodes are depressing. Still, I watch them, but I wish they’d be less depressing. A little more hope would be fun.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Fallout 3 Update and Impressions

Fallout 3 cover art via Wikipedia

Fallout 3 cover art via Wikipedia

Today, a new downloadable expansion was released for Bethesda’s Fallout 3. It’s called Operation Anchorage and you will be able to experience the Chinese invasion of Alaska. Sounds pretty cool. It’s available through the Xbox 360 Marketplace for about $10.

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Mesh and Eclipse: Two New Interesting Looking New Clocks

012709_rg_mesheclipse_01.jpgWe all need clocks. It’s the only way that we know how to effectively manage time. Either we are late or we are on time, that’s what our clocks tell us. In our modern age, people are carrying watches less and less and relying on their gadgets to tell time. However, there’s nothing simpler than a good wall clock or desk clock, telling you the time with only one glance. These two new clocks are striking and unique. Read on to find out more.

Look! The Incredible Camera Lens Calendar

012709_rg_camerlenscalendar_01.jpgAfter the Zoom Lens Coffee Mug, now comes the Camera Lens Calendar. This is going to be the perfect gift for anyone who loves photography. I can already see them popping up everywhere. We love this low-tech solution to the calendar quandary, since it’s nice to have one on your desk, why not have a really distinctive one. And there’s nothing more distinctive than a calendar looking like a camera lens!

mobiBLU: The UFO Media Player That Looks Out of this World

Everyone has iPods. Even people who aren’t Apple fanboys. Why? There are multiple reasons behind getting an iPod. Nowadays, you have a choice between the gorgeous iPod Touch in small HD sizes or iPod Classics that come in sizes up to 120GB. Thankfully, I bought a 160GB iPod Classic when they came out, so I’m happy. The reasons that I had behind getting another iPod were simple. It had the largest capacity in the smallest form factor. That being settled, mobiBLU’s new player is looking pretty good.

Watch Out Marty McFly, It’s the Hover Chair!

012809_rg_hoverit_01.jpgAlmost everyone loves Back to the Future. I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen the movies, but I remember seeing the original in theaters when I was a kid. One of the best things in the movies was the hover board. I lusted after a hover board for a long time, even though I knew that it was science-fiction. There wasn’t anything cooler than that. Hovering around on your hover board, being like Marty McFly.
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Look! Nintendo Cakes!

012609_rg_nintendocake_01.jpgThere is nothing sweeter than eating cupcakes or a cake made out of love. For the geeks in all of us, there is nothing quite like having a special geeky cake made for that special occasion. Some of them are geeky others are just plain cool. I don’t know about you guys, but this Nintendo 8-bit looks pretty appetizing. I just wonder how long these cool looking cakes take to bake?

Perpetual Desk Calendar: Going Old School

012609_rg_perpetualcalendar_01.jpgWe are surrounded by gizmos that can do so many things. So much, that’s it’s quite refreshing to come upon something that is quite low-tech and old school, like this perpetual desk calendar. We know that you have calendars on your cell phones, on your iPods and on Google, but this is a nice way of keeping track of the date in an easy straightforward way.

Books in Late January

Late January reading

Final Account by Peter Robinson
The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt
Samarcande by Amin Maalouf
Devil’s Claw by J.A. Jance

Early January reading

Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

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