Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Now then..

Now that I'm unemployed until January, posting on the blog will be limited. I'm trying to get the blog back on track so this will be the last post about my ever so fun life. Expect more posts about tv shows, comic books, movies, etc.

I hope to post more later this week.

Why aren't you watching Leverage?

Wikipedia's description:

The series follows a group of criminals led by a former insurance investigator. It stars:

* Timothy Hutton as Nate Ford, the team leader.
* Aldis Hodge as Alec Hardison, a computer/internet specialist and hacker.
* Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer, a thief and highly skilled martial artist.
* Beth Riesgraf as Parker, a thief, cat-burglar, and explosives expert.
* Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux, an accomplished con-woman.

The team focuses on targets that have wronged innocents, providing a means of payback. At the end of the first episode it is revealed that by short-selling stock in the target company each team member made $32,761,349.05. Rather than retire, they decide to keep working for the thrill each gets doing the work they are best at.

Its kind of a mix between Sneakers (a great movie) and Robin Hood. First episode re-airs tonight at 9 pm on TNT. A new episode airs at its regular time at 10 pm on TNT.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What have we learned Charlie Brown?

Well today I made either the smartest decision or the dumbest. In January I'm returning to my old job. The new job just wasn't working out. It will be nice to get back to a job that I am comfortable with. The old job isn't without its issues but its better than this one.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Where in the World is Almond Sandiego?

Sorry for the complete lack of posts over the last week. Life keeps getting in the way. Stupid Life. Big changes are coming in Al Land. Stuff I can't talk about just yet. I'll keep you posted.

Also I haven't forgotten about Brothers Gotta Blog. Its still on the way as well.

BSG Spinoff a GO!

The Sci Fi Channel has finally given word about the Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica - Variety reports that the series has been greenlit for an early 2010 debut on the network.

Set 50 years prior to the Cyclon attack which kicked off the current BSG series, Caprica will focus on the earthlike Caprica, one of the 12 colonies of the world of BSG, telling the story of two rival families as their world rushes headlong into the artificial intelligence program.

Caprica is executive produced by BSG’s Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, and will star Eric Stolz, Polly Walker, Esai Morales, and Paula Malcomson. Production is due to start in mid 2009. A two-hour backdoor pilot for Caprica has already been produced.

“Battlestar Galactica was absolutely our flagship show. It put us on the map and helped transform the perception of the network," Sci Fi president Dave Howe told Variety. Howe added that he hopes Caprica will draw a broader audience than BSG did.

"We want people to come to this who have never heard of Battlestar Galactica, " Howe continued. "I think, because (Galactica’s) backdrop was space and spaceships, there was a barrier to entry for some viewers. Caprica has none of that. It's an intense family drama set on an Earthlike planet, in the near future, speaking to a lot of the ethical dilemmas that we as a human race are going to have to face very shortly."

The final ten episodes of Battlestar Galactica are slated to begin their run on Sci Fi on January 16th, while the two-hour Battlestar Galactica: The Plan movie (set prior to the events of the final season and directed by Edward James Olmos) is slated to air on the network in early summer, 2009.

Sci Fi’s Mark Stern told Variety that waiting until 2010 for Caprica’s debut will allow the production to pull the core of Galactica’s writing staff back together, as they have moved on to other shows.