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Battlestar PREQUEL Series On It’s Way

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I’m a recent convert to Battlestar Galactica, and it seems I’m just in time.

Season 3 hit DVD this week, the 4th and final season hits SciFi Channel next month, and they’ve announced that a 2-hour pilot for a prequel series, entitled Caprica is on it’s way.

Caprica, a two-hour pilot that takes place 50 years before BSG, has been given the green light. As the Galactica stars were gearing up to come on stage, (executive producer David) Eick was setting up meetings to start casting and continue planning. The show will begin production this spring and will air in the fall.

There’s much more, including details on Season 4 at the heavily-spoiler filled Wired article here.

In case you haven’t jumped on the Galactica party bus yet, I do recommend it.  As someone who has avoided similar sci-fi TV series such as Stargate and Babylon 5 due to their rather hokey and at times off-putting presentation, it’s a breath of fresh air to see a series that takes what could be a really cheesy concept with the utmost seriousness, adding an air of 24-style political drama and paranoia to the settings.  Check out the DVDs, totally worth it.

Zoom Zoom Zoom!

The more and more I see of Speed Racer, the more excited I get.

It appears The Wachowski’s have created pure cinematic candy, and while I have no doubt I’ll have to check my brain at the door, I have a feeling my eyeballs will be bouncing with glee (especially if the flick gets Digital Projection).

Yahoo Movies! just released the latest posters for the flick, one-sheets featuring Matthew Fox as a bad-ass Racer X, Emile Hersh looking appropriately enough like Speed, and Christina Ricci looking appropriately bizarre for once as Trixie.

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If that wasn’t enough, I’ve also embeded the latest trailer below for your enjoyment. Here’s hoping this lives to the hype when it drops in May.

Scott Pilgrim’s Odd Crush On His Cousin

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Nope, it’s not the name of the 5th Pilgrim book…

It’s a rather appropriate title with today’s announcement from the Hollywood Reporter as to who’s in talks to play the titular character in the much-anticipated (here, at least) film adaptation of Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life.

Currently in talks with Edgar Wright and co? One of my favorite young actors, the absolutely astounding Michael Cera.

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As a hardcore Arrested Development fan, enjoyer of Juno, and constant rewatcher of Superbad, plus a gigantic nerd for the films of Edgar Wright AND worshiper at the Altar of Pilgrim, this could not be a better combination.  Given Wright’s appearance in the extras for the Superbad DVD as a faux-interviewer, causing Cera and Jonah Hill to flip out, I had a feeling we’d see the two working together, but I could not have anticipated anything like this.

You know how Nick (my cohort at Dead of Summer) breathlessly anticipates all things Hellboy? If this pans out, I will put him to shame. Movie of the year, whenever it hits.

How Cheap Are Flights To Texas These Days?

As I was just complaining about to my friends in Karmella’s Game (watch out, don’t trip on the name I just dropped), I really wish they were playing SXSW, so I had an excuse to go.

I mean, an entire week devoted to awesome music shows and movies, in one of the coolest cities in the US…who could say no?

Now I have even more of a reason to head to Austin, TX…to check out The Alamo Drafthouse.

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This amazing post over at /film explains it far better than I could in this space.  I mean…movies…food..booze…who the hell could say no to that?

It’s A Him! Creepy Ass Mario!

Constantly trying to ruin your Monday mornings, I’ve decided the best way to get a reaction out of you, dear reader, is by frightening you.

Behold…REAL LIFE MARIO.

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All credit goes to digital artist Pixeloo.  What a disturbed person.