Saturday, November 14, 2009

Smallville: Great Lois and Clark video

This was posted by cntrygrl85.

Posted some time ago on youtube, over a month I think, but it fits in well with last night's episode.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cyclical Evolution

The image below I got from a Cosmic Variance post by Sean Carroll. The man on the nuclear missile is a reference to the ending of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove".

Thursday, November 12, 2009

26 years old

Wow, that's one third of a typical lifetime for western men. I feel really old. It's kind of scary.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

George Bernard Shaw introduces Albert Einstein

Ah, the charm of the old era, they have such a different accent, ways of dress and manner of speech :-)

DVD Sales Charts, November 1st

I guess that link will become outdated eventually, it's the data for the week ending in November 1st.

I'm dissapointed to see Galactica: The Plan grossed only ~$3 million. Unless it has long staying power somehow, or the numbers are somehow wrong or it does very well overseas, this will not produce much profit for the studio and thus we can't expect many additional direct to DVD TV movies in the BSG universe. Perhaps that is for the best however as there is a risk of tarnishing the series.

I'm amazed by Transformers, 155 million cumulative for the second movie and 280 million for the first movie. This says a few things, one of them is that science fiction is not necessarily a money loser (each successful example counts!) the other is that movies still dominate over tv shows in DVD sales. The first 6 spots are all theatrical movies, and the top thing with the word "season" in it is the last season of the L word, which is in 30th place with a weekly gross of 1.3 million.

Even Twilight has fewer receipts than Transformers, 168 million or so from Twilight.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jon Stewart spoofs Glenn Beck

Obtained from the Credit Writedown Blog

And I've got to say - absolutely hilarious. I particularly like the Hitler comment at the ~3:30 mark or so.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Caprica Preview, with James Marsters

This is a preview of Caprica I found on the Caprica TV blog , it includes snippets of the James Marsters characters. He looks like he will rock, as always.