Thursday, November 4, 2010

Return of the Fanboy

Greetings awesome followers! It's been quite some time since my last post. I had just started a week-long segment regarding music in movies and television, when I suddenly dropped off the end of the earth. Hopefully, I left many of you shocked, disappointed and wanting more. Emphasis on 'hopefully'.

I suppose I should explain myself. Well, to put things in layman's terms. Life took over. A mixture of school, family, and a new job took precedence. I'll most likely revisit, the Music in the Media Week segment sometime soon.

Obviously, a lot of news has been coming out in the weeks since I've stopped posting. I've tried to keep track of all the cool happenings, rumors and news, but alas, by the time that I've gotten around to writing this post, I've most likely forgotten about a good deal of quality news.

Well, here's my best attempt at compiling everything that I thought was interesting. That I can remember...

Star Trek 2 Villains: Okay, so first off, and I think this is the coolest news/rumor; someone supposedly close to the production of the next Star Trek movie, the sequel to 2009's Star Trek, has revealed five different villains from the original Star Trek series, and left it up to us fans to guess who the villain will be. The choices are;

                                              The Talosians 

                                              Gary Mitchell

                                               The Horta


                                                 Harry Mudd

For those of you unfamiliar with these classic villains, descriptions for each can be found here. Personally, I'd LOVE to see Gary Mitchell take the lead as the next villain, the only thing I could see complicating things is that in this alternate timeline, McCoy seems to have taken the role of Kirk's best friend. As for the rest of them, I think that J.J. Abrams could easily adapt any of them into a great villain.

But who's to say that McCoy can't take the role of Gary in the next movie. Now THAT would be interesting.

Star Wars Sequels: The Internet has been abuzz lately with the rumor that George Lucas will be creating another Star Wars trilogy, taking place after the events of Return of the Jedi.

This supposed sequel trilogy will (according to rumor) follow the exploits of characters other than the Skywalkers. The trilogy is rumored to be released after the final movie of the saga, Return of the Jedi, will be shown in 3D in 2016 or 2017.

Now, I would normally shoot this rumor down right off the bat, and wouldn't even bother posting about it; but I must say, this actually does have a certain amount of credibility to it. The original website that posted this news, IESB, has broken some of the most important Star Wars related news in the past with their 'inside source' in Lucasfilm such as Revenge of the Sith being the first PG-13 Star Wars movie.

For now, I'll contain myself and my thoughts on yet another trilogy, but I'll also be keeping a look out for any and every bit of news regarding this in the future.

Quinlan Vos in The Clone Wars: After coming off it's incredible second season, The Clone Wars' third season seems dull in comparison. Littered with stories that are bogged down by politics, uninteresting characters, and poor character development, The Clone Wars' third season has gotten off to a rough start. However, in it's defense, there are always bright spots. The first two episodes of the new season, 'Clone Cadets' and 'Arc Troopers' were breakout episodes, as was the most recent installment, 'Assassin'.

Now, The Clone Wars promises something to fans of the Star Wars Expanded Universe (novels, video games, comics). Quinlan Vos, a prominent character in tie-in novels that accompanied the prequel trilogy will be making his Clone Wars debut in one of the series' upcoming episodes. Personally, I couldn't be more excited. The only thing that could quell that excitement would be if the show's creators changed the character drastically from his portrayal in all his previous work. (That of a rouge triple-agent Jedi Master whose continuous struggle with the Dark Side puts him over the edge time and time again.)

Does he look like a triple-agent? I didn't think so! However, this could easily be explained away that this is one of the rare times when he's not deep undercover behind Separatist lines. Also, if you recognize the name, congrats. George Lucas liked the character so much that he put a mention to Quinlan in Revenge of the Sith. He even went so far as to put Quinlan's apprentice, Aayla Secura, (the scantily clad blue-skinned Jedi) in the latter two of his prequels. Okay, enough Fanboyish ranting.
Movie Titles Revealed: The titles for Transformers 3 has been revealed, The Darkness of the Moon, as has Batman 3, The Dark Knight Rises. Is it just me, or do both of those sound awefully familiar? The Darkness of the Moon sounds like a Pink Floyd song, (you know which one), and the Dark Knight Rises? Seriously?!? That's all they could come up with? Wow...

Lastly and on a completely different note. Who would like to see the pumpkin I carved for Halloween this year? Well here it is anyway. Creative no?

Aaaaaahhhhhhhh, it's good to be back!

Alright. That's enough. This post is already long and disorderly enough. Thanks to everyone who still kept up with me while I was inactive.

Who do you want to see in the Star Trek sequel? What are your thoughts on another Star Wars trilogy? Can you contain yourself now that I'm back?!?


  1. I actually WAS disappointed when there was no more music posts! I liked the first one and was really looking forward to more... I vote for a revisit soon!

    I would be so psyched about a new star wars trilogy- so long as it was more "Revenge of the Sith" and much less "Phantom Menace" eesh. I have heard this rumor before, though. I don't know if that makes it more or less credible, but I thought I'd throw that out there.

    Welcome back! I hope the "life" stuff that got in the way was good stuff :)

  2. Alex. Is. Back.!

    The low-down:

    Star Trek: Gah
    New Trilogy: Boo(unless you want to see LFL mowing down the EU. :( )
    Alex is back: Yes! :D

    Yes, life does trump the internet. (sigh)
    Welcome back to the blogging world!


  3. I don't think the rumors are true, and I believe they were confirmed not true. Read it on a week ago or so.

    I am SO looking forward to this week's Clone Wars! I hope it's a good one!

  4. Hi Alex,

    Can't believe that there's talk of another Star Wars Trilogy! I'm so excited. My husband will be even more excited when I break the news to him. First, he will say I'm just kidding and I can just whip out your page, lol!

    Umm your pumpkin looks like he belongs in a horror flick seeing how he just got gutted!

    Happy Friday!

  5. Bout time. And I thought this was your life. Guess you need a break every now and then.


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