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Monthly Archives: June 2012

I’ve met plenty of celebrities before. Football players, politicians, movie stars – it doesn’t really matter much to me. I have to admit – I totally geeked out when meeting the drop dead gorgeous Alex Kingston.

Rita and I got an opportunity to meet Alex at a Hurrican Who Summer Nights event in Orlando. She had a photo and autograph sessions with fans and then a lengthy Q&A (some of which we’ll bring to you in Episode 5 of TFA).

She was beautiful, friendly and extremely funny. During our photo session, Alex noticed Rita’s BFG and said, “Oh my God, look at that gun – that is FANTASTIC.”

She then followed it up in true River naughty fashion, “Is that a big gun in your pocket…”

We unfortunately didn’t get any one-on-one time with Alex (that’s an entirely different fantasy, but I digress) but she patiently went through a grilling on the hour long Q&A session.

The length was especially surprising considering she had just stepped off a plane and it was really just a one evening stopover before she made her way to Miami for SuperCon.

For the record, She didn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know (River will be back)…other then this interesting clue. “Trenchcoat…and a sandwich”.

Thank you to Alex for a wonderfully entertaining night and dealing with a grown man squealing like a 10 year old girl. I don’t know who that was – but it was sad, really sad.

Thanks to the folks at Hurricane Who for the awesome opportunity.

Fresh off destroying any hopes for a Green Lantern franchise, Ryan Reynolds has signed on to become ConnER MacLeod in the remake of Highlander, according to ComicBookMovie.com.

All I have to say is –

Nothing against Reynolds, who I like as an actor – but there are so many things wrong with this – as we discussed in Episode 2 of TFA a couple weeks back.

1) Why are they remaking the original Highlander? Who can be a better Kurgan than Clancy Brown? Who can best Sir Sean Connery as Ramirez? How can we watch this movie without a Queen soundtrack?

2) Reynolds has already shown that while he’s a great supporting actor, he can’t carry a movie on his own (okay, maybe Romantic Comedies but who among us who love Highlander actually watch that crap – unless forced to by their significant other?). While many of the faults of Green Lantern were hardly his – he couldn’t save it.  Even though Will Smith mailed it in, he still was able to carry MIB III. Shia LeBeouf carried at least two of the Transformers sequels. Reynolds can’t do it.

3) He’s not even Scottish – he’s Canadian, for crying out loud. Okay, so maybe that’s not a big deal but after hearing Adrian Paul butcher a Scottish accent for seven years and Christopher Lambert not even try that hard – it would have been nice to have someone who sounded Scottish or was Scottish to actually be the Highlander from Glenfinnan.

4) It’s ConnOR MacLeod, not ConnER MacLeod…come on man!

If they want to re-start the Highlander Franchise – pick up where Endgame left off (ignore The Source – FOR THE LOVE OF GOT IGNORE HIGHLANDER THE SOURCE), let Reynolds take the mantle of Duncan MacLeod – or make a new Highlander – call him Colin MacLeod or it doesn’t even have to be a MacLeod – there were other clans in the Scottish Highlands, I’m sure the MacLeods weren’t the only ones….even though, you know, there can be…ahh shut it!

No – Lionsgate  – DO NOT DO THIS! This franchise is dead, let it  remain in Holy Ground…or bring us a new Highlander but don’t dig up the one thing that brought us all to the world of immortals in the first place.

It’s borderline necrophilia. No matter what you do – it won’t be big enough, the acting won’t be strong enough and they’ll always be compared to the original.

I guess it could be worse. They could have cast Colin Farrell.

 

As we were discussing on Episode Four of Transmissions From Atlantis, here is the picture of the San Diego Vampire attacker.

Fresh off our invasion of Earth Station One – we’re back on the underwater continent with prisoners! Mike Faber, creator of Earth Station One, joins us for an interview during our Transmissions Received segment. We also review Disney/Pixar’s new hit animated movie, Brave.

Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan has reached 30 years. We talk about our favorite moments in Khan and discuss the original crew movie franchise in general.

We do an autopsy on Sanctuary, we put Eureka in hospice and we lament the decline of Sci-Fi Channel since it became SYFY.

We asked the questions – Why did John Carter fail and Why do you hate Walking Dead’s little Huck Finn, Carl?

News of the weird gives us another example of the oncoming Zombie Apocalypse while letting you know that we may also have an Alien and Vampire Apocalypses as well!

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