Here is my first video to share with the new dashpunk. The Buffy Fly Away video was started five years ago right after the death of someone close to me died. I have tried to work on this video numerous times but never good really give it all my effort because my thought would return to that bad time in my life. This the third and final cut of this video. Remember, there is no shame in grief.
Indiana Jones Wanted Dead Or Alive
I’ve been thinking about doing a Indiana Jones video for a while and came across this vid by Jesuit.
A video in tribute to the latest Indy adventure concerning a Crystal Skull. Footage from all the first three movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade) set to Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive. Because Jonesy is a cowboy with his steel horses and whatnot. Inspiration came from an Adam Monroe video I saw set to Behind Blue Eyes, a splitscreen masterpiece which I've recreated best to my ability before slapping some Olde film grain effects on top. As usual with film grain effects though, Youtube butchered it into undetailed blurriness.
It is a perfect example of how to cut clips to the beat of the song. I would love to see a follow up video to Bon Jovi’s ”Blaze Of Glory”.
Doctor Who David Tennant Tribute Vid
I've been trying to find a way to honor Ten and his years after "The End of Time", and this felt like a nice way of doing it. Hopefully, I've made him justice.
This vid is a fun nostalgic return to the adventures of the 10th Doctor Who. The use of Come Sail Away was a good touch to help set the mood. The vid features many of the Doctors companions: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Sarah Jones, Captain Jack, Jenny and even River Song.
He had such favorable reactions (MUCH love for everyone who commented! Seriously, I can't thank you enough) and I just loved him so much in it that I couldn't just cut him. And, in fact, this turned out to be a very good decision once I managed to figure out an ending for his "B plot", which made a pretty good ending for the vid itself… when the Doc regenerates, his older self isn't gone, he just stays home and watches his current self on the TV. ;)
di0br uses Christopher Eccleston the 9th doctor to knit together all of the other parts of the video. Setting him as someone watching the other vids on a TV flipping channels as a transition between songs. I would have loved to see a moment when Eccleston changed the channel and had Tennant telling him not to blink.
At 7 minutes long it seems long at first but worth watching. The length works as a tribute vid. I would like to see some of the parts made into individual vids themselves.
- “It's the end of the world as we know it” would make a fun vid there are so many scenes to pull from in addition to the ones feature here.
- "Bohemian rhapsody" the use of it with clips from Human Nature was brilliant. I would love to see it expanded to a full vid in itself adding clips from Utopia as well. The anguish of the Master before he is let go would add an interesting element and pull the two events together through the watches.
- A Jack Tubthumping vid just writes it’s self
- "Sympathy for the devil" I wished this song started with Mr Saxon and want a vid of that featuring Mr Saxon and the Master
- Last but not least "I think I'm a clone now" would make a hilarious vid not only looking at the multiple doctors but also the master when he reproduced himself in The End of Time and also use Jenny the Doctors daughter.
FULL TRACK LIST: "Come sail away" by Styx "Kung Fu fighting" by Carl Douglas "Girls just wanna have fun" by Cyndi Lauper "My humps" by the Black Eyed Peas "It's the end of the world as we know it" by R.E.M. "All by myself" by Air Supply [*ahem* OOPS evidently, this song is by Eric Carmen, not Air Supply. HUGE thanks to newwen07 for pointing that out to me ;)] "Bohemian rhapsody" by Queen "F**k you" by Lily Allen "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba "Sympathy for the devil" by the Rolling Stones "Lady in red" by Chris DeBurgh "No rain" by Blind Melon "Time after time" by Cyndi Lauper "I think I'm a clone now" by Weird Al Yankovic "Without me" by Eminem "How far we've come" by Matchbox 20 "Changes" by Butterfly Boucher feat. David Bowie PLUS "Vogue" by Madonna and "Never gonna give you up" by Rick Astley
Joss Whedon Directing An Episode of Glee
Joss Whedon has agreed to direct one of the back nine episodes that Fox just ordered. -EW
This comes as bitter-sweet news since Fox will be canceling Dollhouse.
Joss is a big fan of Glee which comes as no big surprise for several reasons.
- The show rocks!
- The music is great
- The messages behind the story is both challenging and edifying
I’m stoked to find Joss is directing an episode. He is brilliant director who also shares in a passion for music. His episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog are testaments to his acumen in that field. Personally I hope the episode he directs is the one where Will and Finn find out that they have been lied to about their fatherhood.
The bitter part of this news is that it comes out on the back of Fox’s announcement of canceling Dollhouse. I have been silent so far on this subject because I feel a long string of expletives wont solve any thing.
If Fox thinks this move will appease the fans for all of the BS over Dollhouse then they are more foolish then originally believed. There is a coming storm but Fox will find it a quiet one. Fox doesn’t respect Joss, they don’t respect the fans and so I will not support them. They are lucky that Glee is over there it’s the last Fox show I watch. They should thanks their lucky stars that they didn’t cancel Glee like they originally wanted to before it got a chance to air.
On the plus side Joss is free of them once again and I hope that he goes independent with Dollhouse or at least with his next project. I can’t wait for Doctor Horrible 2 and other projects out of Joss Whedon Digital Studio.
My Top 10 Favorite Television Series, I Didn’t Watch On The TV Box.
You know how it is. You see the ads for a new TV show and then never catch it. Or the network pulls it before you can really get a grip on the characters. Or they keep changing times and you can never figure out when it’s on. Or you like it, watch the first or even second episodes, and then one night you miss it and bam… you’re out of the loop. Now with places like Hulu.com and Netflix streaming online, you can catch a lot of your favorites online. Here are my top ten favorite television shows I didn’t watch on the TV box, in alphabetical order:
- Cleopatra 2525 - Complete Series, 2000 Ok, so I know this is a little corny, but I love it. An exotic dancer in for plastic surgery in 2001, wakes up in the year 2525 to find the world has been taken over by evil robots. This show brings you scantily clad beauties with arm bands that shoot lasers and help them repel down giant elevator shafts and a freaky bad guy in clown makeup and extensions. It doesn’t get better than that. Watch it streaming online on Hulu
- Dead Like Me, 2003 A college dropout is killed by a toilet seat that falls from a space station on her first day at a temp agency. Upon death, she finds out she is has been chosen to be a grim reaper and take people's souls just before they die. The bad news? She still has to work for a living! Some of these scenes are so close to real office life, it's scary. Can anyone say collate?
- Eureka, 2006 The best minds in the US are tucked away in a remote town where they build futuristic inventions for the government's benefit. A US Marshal gets stranded there and decides to becomes the next Sheriff after the old one is injured from a science project gone wrong. Quirky, fun. Watch it streaming online on Hulu.
- Firefly, 2002 In the distant future, Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds a former soldier for the independents, is now a smuggler and commander of a small spacecraft with a loyal hand-picked crew. They travel the far reaches of space in search of food, money, and anything to live on. Along the way, they encounter life-threatening missions and a cast of interesting characters. Must see. Watch it streaming online on Hulu.
- Jericho, 2006 When bad boy Jake returns to his Kansas small-town home, Jericho, everyone is preoccupied with petty private business and family matters, but that changes drastically after an unexpected explosion hits. It soon becomes clear there has been a nuclear attack, but no one knows by whom or to what scale. Jericho inhabitants gradually discover the USA is disintegrating. Life becomes complicated for these small town folk when needs such as food, fuel, and self-defense against invaders become the main task. Jake proves extremely resourceful and a smart hero saving the town many times and changing the resident views of him. Watch it streaming online on CBS.
- Kindred the Embraced, 1996 Julian Luna, prince of the kindred (vampire), clans in San Francisco, has his job cut out for him as he must try to keep peace among them while not being afraid to apply ruthless justice against those who would break kindred rules. Infractions that merit "final death" include the taking of human life and changing humans into vampires who have not volunteered for the transformation. This show was an exciting and perplexing moment for all of us hard core vampire LARP'ers. We were thrilled at the fact that mainstream took notice of something we enjoyed, puzzled the changes they made, and disappointed when it was cancelled just as the series started heating up! I remember being upset that my favorite clan, Tremere, was not represented and hoped that season 2 might have brought them out of the woodwork. The tragic death of Mark Frankel (Julian) after Season one, caused all of us Masquerade RPG'ers to lose faith in another season.
- Moonlight, 2007 A vampire is a private investigator and falls for mortal woman who he saved from dying as a child. This show has been ridiculed by fans of the 1980's series Forever Knight. It does seem like some of the shots used in Moonlight are very familiar to us Forever Knight fans and even some of the themes they use are very close to the other show. However, I feel that Moonlight brings a sexier, up-to-date feel to our favorite "do-good" vampire role. I'm not saying it's better, it's just more vampire fun.
- My Own Worst Enemy, 2008 As an agent for a top-secret government agency, Edward agrees to let the government insert a chip in his brain that can be turned on and off. When he is turned off, he is Henry, an efficiency expert, who lives a typical suburban life right down to the wife, two kids, dog, and minivan. In contrast, Edward is a lethal, multilingual operative. Somehow the chip breaks, making it impossible for the government to control when Henry is "on" or Edward is "on". I caught this on Hulu.com and loved it so much, I bought the DVD. This is sort of a 24 meets Alias meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. TV aficionados will recognize many members of the cast and Christian Slater does a brilliant job of playing the innocent family man who could never harm a soul trying to come to grips with the fact his life is a sham and the lethal killer who will do anything to stay alive. Watch it streaming online on Hulu.
- Red Dwarf, 1988 Three million years ago, a radiation leak killed the crew of the mining ship, Red Dwarf. The only survivor was Dave Lister, the chicken soup machine repairman. He spends his time on the ship with a holographic projection of Arnold Rimmer (his dead bunk mate), Cat (a life-form that evolved from Dave's cat), Holly (the ship's senile computer), and Kryten (a service mechanoid). BBC comedy good for hours of fun. If you haven't heard of this one, you've been under a smegging rock.
- Sanctuary, 2007 Amanda Tapping stars as a unique woman (possibly immortal?) who runs a Sanctuary for all kinds of creatures and monsters. This show follows her and her team as they find new species and try to help them. They also have their enemies. I'm anxious to see what this show becomes... if it's renewed. Watch it streaming online on Hulu.
You can check out a lot of these gems at Hulu.com. If you'd like to purchase them, you can do as I do and shop Amazon.com.
So, now that I've given you some to catch up on, what are your favorites?
DVD Releases: February 24th, 2009
Out this week February 24th, 2009 we have 5 DVD releases and 1 Album to feature: Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, Cyclops, Haunting of Molly Hartley, The Lair : Season 2, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, and Earth's Blood
- Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder: ahhh yea chumps and chumpets the next in the Futurama movie series is out! I have really enjoyed the others in the series so I’m really looking forward to this one as well. This is an owner! While humanity awaits the magnificent new Green Age, ancient forces return to screw up everything, leaving Fry as the best hope for the universe. Meanwhile, Fry also falls for a married fembot, and Leela goes on the run from Zapp Brannigan.
- For more on Futurama read here!
- Cyclops: OMG this is here because I can’t resist the temptation to rent it: A cyclops and bad roman references, and look at the cover image, what more do you need! Read the description and tell me can you resist the temptation to watch this flick. When a cyclops terrorizes the ancient Roman countryside, treacherous emperor Tiberius sends his best general, Marcus, to capture the creature and bring it back to Rome to appear in the gladiatorial games. But when Tiberius also banishes Marcus to the games, the soldier teams up with the cylcops to overthrow the wretched ruler. It may be bad, It may be good, It could even be craptastic! I will have to find out.
- Haunting of Molly Hartley: This thriller failed to interest me when out in the theaters and did not even make it to my rental list I put out the challenge to debate me on the good qualities of this movie and I received silence. Last chance: if you have seen this and it is good let me know why I should watch it?
- For more on the Haunting of Molly Hartley and my full position on the movie read: In Theater: The Haunting of Molly Hartley
- The Lair : Season 2: A spin off of the smash hit Dante’s Cove, the Lair is a secret club for the vampire’s of the cove where they can explore their darkest and most erotic desires. Season two picks up where one left off with many unanswered questions about the secret club, the future of its members, a mysterious plant and a deadly werewolf terrorizing local residents. This series is a steamy gay-themed vampire series.
- The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice: I’m curious about this series. I haven’t seen any of the movies yet but this is a renter mainly because it has vampires, what can I say I’m a sucker for vampire flicks. If you have seen this let me know what you thought. Librarian Flynn Carsen must rescue a kidnapped scholar and track down the legendary Judas Chalice to save the world from a dangerous vampire, in the third installment of this popular adventure film series. Carsen teams up with a mysterious woman and sets out for New Orleans, hoping to find the powerful chalice before it falls into the hands of a cult that believes it can revive the infamous Vlad Dracul.
- Earth's Blood: A new album from the band God Forbid. Track Listing: The Discovery, The Rain, Empire Of The Gun, War Of Attrition, The New Clear, shallow, Walk Alone, Bat The Angels, Earth’s blood, Gaia (The Vultures).
- Hear more about Earth’s blood on the Project: Shadow Informant podcast P:SI #265 “Fire, Retire, Do’s and Do’hs”
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