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  1. January is going to be a nice steady month for Sci-Fi home video releases. Two more classic Doctor Who releases {The Dominators and Meglos} as well at Criterion's Blu-Ray release of Robinson Crusoe on Mars await us. And on the "superhero" front pulp heros are well represented, the long awaited home video release for New World's Zorro series (ran in the early 90s) is finally here, seasons will be available seperately or get all 4 in one set. VCI Entertainment is re-releasing the two Green Hornet movie serials in a combo set for the character's 75th anniversary as well as the movie version of the first serial. If you're interested in the Green Hornet movie serials, VCI's releases are the way to go -- not only are they licensed but VCI tracked down the negatives at Universal (makers of the serial) and made all new masters for their releases. And lest I forget, Marvel Knights: Black Panther is on the way as well -- some reviews suggest spacing the mini-series chapters out when watching for better viewing suggest.


    I try to list all of a given month's (five week period really) sci-fi home video releases, though sometimes release schedules get tweaked at the last minute and things get moved around or a release may make it on the release lists late. If you know of a release I missed please share it with us, and the release date if possible, as it's certainly possible for me to miss a title for some reason or another. While the primary reason for the Sci-Fi DVD Watch is to list science-fiction DVD, and now Blu-Ray, releases I make an exception for comic book/superhero releases. Partly because comic book/superhero releases are often easy to miss amidst everything else hitting stores on a given day and partly because the stories often cross into the realm of science-fiction. You'll notice this "month" I've also included a couple 'fantasy' releases that I spotted on the release lists.






    -The Adventures of Sinbad: The Complete 2nd Season (Canada Only)

    -Andromeda Season 5 (Canada)

    -The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Complete 3rd Season

    -Sci-Fi High: The Movie Musical (sounds like it's on the silly side going by the Amazon product description)




    JANUARY 11


    -Ben 10: Ultimate Alien - Volume 1: Escape from Aggregor

    -Doctor Who -- Story #044 - The Dominators

    -Doctor Who -- Story #111 - Meglos

    -Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season 4 Vol. 3

    -The Green Hornet - 75th Anniversary Original Serials Collector's Set

    -The Green Hornet: Movie Edition (1940)




    JANUARY 18


    -Merlin: The Complete 2 Season

    -Dark Skies: The Declassified Complete Series

    -Marvel Knights: Black Panther


    -Roger Corman's Sci-Fi Classics {Includes Attack of the Crab Monsters, War of the Satellites, and Not of this Earth on 2 discs}




    JANUARY 25


    -She-Ra: Princess of Power - The Complete Series (new release from Classic Media)


    {This is the 90s T.V. series that starred Duncan Regher Wiki article }

    -Zorro: The Complete Season 1

    -Zorro: The Complete Season 2

    -Zorro: The Complete Season 3

    -Zorro: The Complete Season 4

    -Zorro: The Complete Series


    -Dead Space: Aftermath

    -The Flash: The Complete Series {appears to be a re-release of the series by WB Home Video}






    -Airwolf: Season 4

    -Quantum Apocalypse







    Jan 4 -- Battlestar Galactica Season 4

    Jan 4 -- Blade Runner: The Final Cut



    Jan 11 -- Robinson Crusoe on Mars {Criterion Collection Release!}


    Jan 18 -- Mutants


    Jan 25 -- Dead Space 2: Aftermath

  2. Stargate SG-1


    'Nuff said.


    Yeah, the movie Stargate the SG-1 by extension, are all that immediately spring to mind. Although there could easily be science-fiction stories from the pulp era use the concept of aliens colonizing planets/moons with our solar system.


    There's plenty of science-fiction stories with alien civilations that "grew up" along side humanity (or started a bit earlier) -- Edgar Rice Burroughs used this concept in his Barsoom (Mars) stories, not to mention the Moon Maid Trilogy and Venus (Carson Napier) stories. Several other writers have used the concept too, such as Robert A. Heinlein in Red Planet (which was adapted as an animated mini-series in the early 90s).

  3. I spotted Io9's entry with the latest on the upcoming Doublas Adams adaptation: http://io9.com/5709322/first-trailer-from-dirk-gentlys-holistic-detective-agency-series


    BBC4 have released their first teaser for the T.V. adaptation of Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. And it looks promising to me, hopefully a North American broadcast will come shortly after the UK broadcast either through BBC America or another network.





    There's no full blown mini-site yet, but the BBC has put together a small coming soon page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/dirk-gently/


    Not much there yet, but there is a paragraph or two about the show that should prove interesting.


    Stephen Mangan will play Douglas Adams' eccentric detective Dirk Gently in a new BBC Four drama based on the author's cult novel, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.


    He is joined by Darren Boyd as his unwitting sidekick Richard Macduff and Helen Baxendale as Richard's girlfriend Susan in the adaptation by Bafta-winning Howard Overman.


    Anti-hero Dirk Gently operates his eponymous detective agency based on the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. Perpetually broke, hopelessly chaotic and utterly infuriating, most people suspect Dirk is nothing more than a cheap conman. And they might be right – but nevertheless his methods, though unusual, do often produce surprising results.


    When Dirk sets out to solve an apparently simple and harmless disappearance of a cat from an old lady's house, he unwittingly uncovers a double murder which, in turn, leads to a host of even more extraordinary events.

  4. Warehouse 13 Christmas episode is finally here tonight, be sure to tune at 10/9C or 12/11C to watch "Secret Santa"


    Just like with Eureka's Christmas episode, the scheduling departing at SyFy has made sure to run the Warehouse 13[/] Christmas episode throughout the months so there are plenty of opportunities to watch. (including a Christmas Eve airing). Here's the air dates and times, all times are Eastern:


    • Dec 8 02:00 PM
    • Dec 10 04:00 PM
    • Dec 10 11:00 PM
    • Dec 12 01:30 AM
    • Dec 16 08:00 AM
    • Dec 18 09:30 AM
    • Dec 20 01:00 AM
    • Dec 21 08:00 AM
    • Dec 23 04:30 AM
    • Dec 24 07:00 PM


    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/warehouse13/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/warehouse-13



    "Secret Santa"


    Deck the halls of America's attic as the holidays hit Warehouse 13



  5. It's been a long wait since September, and tonight we finally get to watche the Eureka Christmas Episode "O Little Town". The first airing tonight will be at 9/8C and an encore airing at 11/10C.


    Better still, someone at SyFy's scheduling department has made sure to have the Christmas episode airing throughout the month. Here are the the additional airrings {all times Eastern}:


    • Dec 8 at 1:00 PM
    • Dec 10 at 3:00 PM
    • Dec 10 at 1:00 AM
    • Dec 12 at 2:30 AM
    • Dec 13 at 4:00 PM
    • Dec 15 at 8:00 AM
    • Dec 21 at 1:00 AM
    • Dec 23 at 8:00 AM
    • Dec 24 at 6:00 PM




    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/eureka/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/eureka


    "O Little Town" --


    This season the holidays just got a little more interesting.



  6. Sci-Fi Japan has a review of Space Battleship Yamoto up -- fair warning though, it's full of spoilers. Also, the movie had it's world premiere screening on November 6th at the American Film Market Tradeshow in Santa Monica CA for prosective buyers.


    Sadly, Yoshinobu Nishizaki, co-creator ot SBY and producer on the live action movie, died around the same time (Nov. 7th Japan time) of heart failure while boating off the Ogasawara Islands


    You can read movre about the screening, the review, and a short biography piece on Yoshinobu Nishizaki on the following Sci-Fi Japan article. The headings for each section are in green so it'll be easy to skip over the review if you prefer to avoid spoilers -- the paragraph on the AFM screening is first, followed by the review, and the Nishizaki biography at the end.





    Also, Sci-Fi Japan has a great picture up (in the above article) of the Space Battleship Yamoto movie display in Akasaka, Tokyo at the TBS Broadcasting Center. The photo is courtesy of Daisuke Ishizuka and © the Space Battleship Yamato Production Committee.


  7. I couldn't care less about the TNG films. I wish there was a chance for a DS9 film, but that's impossible.


    Most unfortunatel really -- I think a DS9 movie would have done well (better than the TNG movies). At the very least Rick Berman and Brannon Braga should never have let Section 13 languish like they did. If they hadn't wasted 3+ seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise we could have had some great counter-intelligence/espionage/etc. episodes (but that was the least of ENT's problems).



    There's plenty of interesting things about ST IV -- but I never really understood the humpback whale angle. Sure I get it as far as the story goes; but why humpback whales in particular? Or any animal at all for that matter, perhaps the probe could search for a recording device it left behind?


    In some ways ST: IV seems more about sticking the Enterprise crew a series of situations with the humpback whale plot to loosely tie it all together. You've got "Transparent Aluminum", "Nuclear Wessels", "Spock on the Bus", etc.

  8. Seems like Fringe's regular broadcasts have met regular disruptions this year; the show is back tonight at 9/8C with "Entrada" and the mid season finale will be next week.


    And a bit of disappointing news, in case you haven't heard already, for some reason the suits at Fox have decided to movie Fringe from Thursday night to Friday night when the show returns next January (January 28th) . I don't know the whys for the change -- just that it puzzles me as the show seems to have a good regular following.



    Official Page: http://www.fox.com/fringe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/fringe




    Peter grapples with the aftermath of recent events as Olivia desperately searches for an ally. Meanwhile, the Fringe Team discovers a critical device that communicates between universes.




  9. Hopefully, last week's episode "Visitation" bodes well for future episodes of SGU. Up tonight is the first entry of a two parter, "Resurgence" tune in at SyFy's usual times of 9/8C and 11/10C. The Destiny is really in for it on tonight's episide, the crew's new found freedom has dropped them right into the fire...


    Tonight is the mid-season finale for SGU, so you'll have to sit tight until SyFy airs the rest of the season. It appears that future airdates are still unknown, perhaps late January to start up again -- I'll be sure to post the upcoming start date as soon as it's known.


    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/universe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/stargate-universe





    The crew's new-found control over Destiny's flight path introduces new risks when they find themselves in the middle of a war between two species.




  10. I enjoy the special edition cut of ST:TMP more than the theatrical cut, I think it strengthened the film. The slower pacing has hindered the movie in the long run (as mentioned earlier, likely a 2001 influence) -- but to be fair, it wasn't the only sci-fi movie with slower pacing compared to many of today's movies. The Black Hole and Tron are both slower paced than modern movies, the trend even holds with television as classic Doctor Who has slower placing than the current "new" series. (Some people familiar only with typical present day story telling technique, probably think some of the 1st and 2nd Doctor serials go by at a snails pace)

  11. Tonight on Stargate Universe is "Visitation", tune in at SyFy's regular times of 9/8C and 11/10C.


    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/universe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/stargate-universe


    "Visitation" --


    Members of the crew left behind in another galaxy make a shocking return to Destiny, while Chloe's transformation reaches a new stage.





    Next week is "Resurgence", the first half of a two parter which conlcudes with "Deliverance". "Deliverance" doesn't have an airdate yet unfortunately -- I guess SyFy wants to wait until 2011 to run them instead running the next 10 episodes without a break.

  12. BBC America now has their air date and time for the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "Christmas Time Lord", and it's great news for Doctor Who fans in North America.


    BBC America will run the special on December 25th at 9/8C; which means North American fans will get to watch the special with in hours of the initial BBC broadcast. The BBCA page for the series also notes that they'll be running a Doctor Who marathon starting December 24th at midnight.



    Here's the BBCA web page for the show: http://bbcamerica.com/shows/doctor-who/episodes/2010-special-a-christmas-carol.jsp



    Children In Need premiered a preview for the Christmas special, if you are in the UK and would like to see the preview head over to the BBC's Doctor Who site to watch.


    Official Page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw


    Direct Link to the preview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/news/bulletin_101119_01

  13. Sorry about missing last week's episode of Sanctuary, "Hero II: Broken Arrow", had a sick cat the end of last week and completely forgot to post the info.


    "Hero II: Broken Arrow" summary:



    While evacuating some Abnormals, a group of mercenaries attempt to steal the same insects that made up Walter's super suit. During the struggle, the insects attach themselves to Kate, giving her super powers. However, the insects alter her personality and runs away when her team arrive to help her. Magnus learns that Walter inadverdantly leaked the information on the insect suit to Virgil StPeter, the grandson of one of Magnus' friends who took control of his security company, Inverset after he died; Virgil claims to have in fact built the suit for the government. Magnus attempts to lure Kate and then the insects would take Walter host. However, the insects discover Walter is producing a film based on his experiences, and returns to Kate. Later, Walter overhears that Virgil actually tired to sell the suit to the Russian Mafia and is planning to destroy it, which would kill Kate as well. Walter blocks the shot, but is dying. By that time, Magnus convinces Kate to transfer the suit to Walter, saving his life; Walter then stops Virgil and his men.




    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/sanctuary/


    Podcast Commentary: (provided unedited and uncensored, may contain adult language) http://www.syfy.com/sanctuary/podcasts.php


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/sanctuary



    Tonight's episode is "Animus" -- check it out at SyFy's regular times of 10/9C and 12/11C. (Somehow I can't help thinking that more people would watch the series if SyFy wasn't running 2 hours of wrestling right before it).


    "Animus" -- Henry is eager to learn more about his past and kind after hearing of a Werewolf sighting in England. Will and Henry travel to the UK to follow up.





    If you're watching the show, don't forget about the Podcast Commentary by Amanda Tapping, it's a neat extra that SyFy is also doing on Eureka and Warehouse 13.

  14. Tonight on Fringe is "The Abducted" -- things are heating up for Olivia as she seeks a way back to her own universe. Tune into your local Fox affiliate at the show's usual time of 9/8C. Next Thursday is Thanksgiving so there won't be a new episode airing, Fringe resumes its regular schedual the following Tuesday, December 2nd.


    Official Site: http://www.fox.com/fringe/


    Hulu Site: http://www.hulu.com/fringe


    "The Abducted" -- In the alternate universe, a serial kidnapper strikes again, the emotional and familiar case hits home for Colonel Broyles, sending a determined Olivia to uncover additional details about the abductions. In the meantime, Olivia fights on and reunites with taxi driver Henry (Andre Royo) to enlist his services on an intense and covert mission to return home.



  15. It's Tuesday evening again, time for another episode of Stargate Universe, running at SyFy's regular times of 9/8C and 11/10C tonight is "Malice".


    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/universe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/stargate-universe



    "Malice" -- Simeon makes his escape from Destiny after killing Ginn/Amanda Perry, sending Nicholas Rush on a vengeful mission. But Young and Greer attempt to retrieve Simeon unharmed.


    According to actress Julia Benson; "there are high stakes and lots of good action. There is also some great stuff between Rush and Simeon.







    There are going to be twenty episodes total in the second season of SGU -- the Wikipedia episode list has dates available for the next two episodes (November 23 & 30). I don't know for certain yet, but if SyFy is going their usual route then episodes 31-40 will probably run after the first of the year.

  16. A fan of Ender's Game going by the monicker of Stevendavishoops613, uploaded created a teaser trailer to show what an Ender's Game movie might look like (if it ever gets around to being made).


    It's a pretty good effort, especially considering the several movies, and trailers, used to craft this What If? teaser.





    If you're interested in the sources for the clips check out the Stevendavishoops613's short explanation which he included with his fan made teaser. (I'll put the movies themselves in spoiler tags just in case anyone wants to try and identify the movies themselves first)


    ***THIS IS A FAN MADE TRAILER*** For fans of the epic book to see what a live action "Ender's Game" movie could look like.


    Program used: imovie hd.


    Video and audio clips taken from

    Star Trek, Star Wars episodes I and II, Starship Troopers, Serenity, Soldier, Tron: Legacy, Trailers for Halo: Reach, Trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Live Free or Die Hard, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.



    Music: "5th Wheel Music - A Hero Emerges".


    This is an independent, non-profit, artistic expression created purely for fun and is in no way connected to, or endorsed by the author Orson Scott Card, the publisher Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC, or Universal Studios




  17. http://io9.com/5685909/british-couple-receive-325000-for-defending-the-honor-of-doctor-who-star-sylvester-mccoy



    Sylvester McCoy didn't just wear the most question marks of any Doctor — he also played the role the longest. A British game show incorrectly claimed that David Tennant played the role for longer than McCoy, leading to a recount.


    According to the Daily Mail, the game show Million Pound Drop asked contestants which actor had played the Doctor for longest: McCoy, Tennant, Paul McGann, or Christopher Eccleston:



    A husband and wife team, Johnny and Dee, decided to split their £650,000 between McCoy and McGann, but the host told them they were wrong — David Tennant played the Doctor for longer than either of those two. The two were disqualified and lost all their money — but afterwards, fans called the program to complain. McCoy played the role from 1987 to 1989, and then reprised the role in 1996 — making him technically the longest-serving Doctor. McGann, meanwhile, was the Doctor from 1996 to 2005, if you count all the audio plays he recorded during the time the show was off the air. (And the question says nothing about playing the Doctor on television, just playing the Doctor.) Tennant, meanwhile, only played the Doctor from 2005 to early 2010.


    So actually I think Johnny and Dee should have gotten to keep all £650,000, since McCoy and McGann played the role for about nine years each. The duo returns to the program, with their money reinstated, this weekend. [Daily Mail]



    Really funny to see the Doctor Who fans trump the game show on this one. The show probably should have swapped Sylvester McCy and Paul McGann for Patrick Troughton and Sylvestor McCoy, then their "correct" answer probably wouldn't have been contested.

  18. Sorry about being late with the update for tonights episode of Fringe. On tonight is "6955 kHz", the team of Earth One are picking up strange transmissions and are investigating, but will they find more than they bargain for?



    Official Page: http://www.fox.com/fringe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/fringe



    "6955 kHz" --


    In the prime universe, the Fringe Division investigates a bizarre phenomenon when fifteen people suffer retrograde amnesia from listening to their shortwave radios on the same frequency. Much to Walter’s dismay, Peter presses on with piecing together the mass destruction device. Just as alternate Olivia and Peter’s chemistry deepens, the anticipation of Olivia’s return escalates.




  19. I was only able to catch part of the premiere of the restored Metropolis, but what I was able to see was very impressive. The scenes taken directly from the 16 millimeter Argentinian print even surprising in their quality.


    Did anyone else catch the Metropolis Refound documentary that followed the movie? It was very interesting listening to the people invovled in tracking down the Argentine print and the history behind it. One of the most interesting details was that besides the Argentinian print having the lost scenes it also had several scenes that were shot in different takes or with different cameras due to how movies were made in the silent era.

  20. The Destiny's 3 hour tour continues tonight with "The Greater Good" so head over to SyFy at 9/8C and 11/10C if you're planning to watch.


    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/universe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/stargate-universe



    "The Greater Good"


    Rush and Young investigate an abandoned alien craft which is just outside the Destiny. While they do this, the crew on board the Destiny find the bridge and discover that Rush is responsible for the countdown clock not activating when the ship emerges from FTL.






    Out of curiousity, especially given the show's premise, does Dr. Nicholas Rush remind anyone else of Dr. Zachary Smith?


    My apologies for letting the season premiere of SyFy's Sanctuary slip by without notice. Though I don't think there are all that many regular watchers here at Nightly for the show. Season 3 started on October 15, and is currently scheduled up to December 17.


    Official Page: http://www.syfy.com/sanctuary/


    COMMENTARY: http://www.syfy.com/sanctuary/podcasts.php


    And as on Eureka and Warehouse 13 there are Podcast Commentaries for each episode -- in this case provided by Amanda Tapping. SyFy notes that they provide the commentaries unedited and uncensored, so there could be adult language (though I would think most won't).


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/sanctuary


    Six episodes are currently online, the final 3 episodes of Season 2 ("Haunted". "Kali Part 1" and "Kali Part 2") and the first three episodes of season 3 ("Kali Part 3", "Firewall" and "Bank Job")



    Main Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_(TV_series)



    ABOUT THE SHOW: From the Main Wikipedia article


    ’’Sanctuary’’ follows the exploits of Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her quest to protect various cryptids, legends, and normal animals/people with certain extraordinary powers and abilities – what most people would consider monsters. “The Sanctuary” serves as a safe haven for these “Abnormals”. She is initially aided in her quest by her reluctant protégé Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne); her intrepid, if somewhat reckless, daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup); the talkative lycanthrope geek Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins), a computer and security expert; and her taciturn, Neanderthal-like assistant (unnamed, known as Bigfoot in the show’s lineup), sometimes called “Big Guy” (Christopher Heyerdahl).




    Some Central Characters


    • Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping, Season 1–), an English medical and scientific researcher who has devoted her life to both hunting and protecting so-called ‘monsters’. She runs a ‘Sanctuary for All’ in the fictional Old City, where they may find refuge while she studies them and attempts to help them. Magnus is 158 years old.
    • Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne, Season 1–), a brilliant forensic psychiatrist who is recruited by Dr. Magnus to help her treat people—specifically those who are difficult to reach emotionally, and need to be convinced to trust her.
    • Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins, Season 1–), a self-proclaimed geek. He is both a weapons designer and a brilliant computer scientist. He keeps the Sanctuary’s defenses working as well. It is revealed that he himself is a werewolf-like Abnormal (classified as a class nine hyper-accelerated protean life form).
    • Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi, Season 2–), a con-artist with Cabal connection and has a vast knowledge of their tactics and movements. After she is hunted by the Cabal, she reluctantly switches sides to the Sanctuary, staying on as a member of the team.
    • Bigfoot (Christopher Heyerdahl, Season 1–),[10] a former patient of Dr. Magnus, she removed "more than a few bullets" from him, and after he recovered, he would not leave so Dr. Magnus gave him a position on her staff, as a butler, chauffeur, and body guard. He appears to be an intelligent Neanderthal and before meeting Dr. Magnus he liked to scare children for fun.
    • John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl, Recurring, all seasons), Dr. Magnus’s former lover, he has the ability to teleport across great distances. The power he received from the vampire blood however changed him and his teleportation powers caused him to become a twisted killer. His insanity appears to be cured after he is tortured by Tesla, but he still exhibits homicidal tendencies. In the “Haunted”, it is revealed that a malicious energy-based electric Abnormal has been controlling Druitt for quite some time.
    • Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullerup, Seasons 1–2), Dr. Magnus’s daughter with John Druitt. Ashley was an expert monster hunter, and provided a counterbalance to Dr. Magnus’s desire to protect creatures. She was apparently killed off early in season two after being genetically manipulated and having her mind controlled by the Cabal, who turned her into a super-assassin with multiple powers in an attempt to destroy the Sanctuary network.




    The season three opener was "Kali Part 3" which was followed by "Firewall" and "Bank Job" (all three can be seen on Hulu along with the last 3 episodes of season 2 right now). Here are episode summaries for the first three episodes courtesty of Wikipedia's episode article for the series.


    "Kali Part 3"



    The tsunami hits the coast of Mumbai, but Kate Freelander is able to help evacuate most of the area before the first wave hits. Big Bertha launches an electromagnetic pulse, incapacitating Wexford's ship. Magnus approaches Forsythe for help. It is revealed the Macri died and Forsythe is fatally ill. Will learns that in order to speak to Kali, he has to die. In the afterlife, Will talks with Kali and other beings to stop the waves. Kali prevents the second wave from reaching the coast. To save Big Bertha, Magnus takes out Wexford's tactical communications tower, though he still fires blind and injures Bertha before she could stop the final wave. Will appeals to the beings to save Kali and his world. They grant his request and cause a series of earthquakes on land to cancel out the effects of the final wave, though Magnus is confused as to who or what is responsible. Will is later brought back to life with no memory of what happened. Magnus boards Wexford's ship and forcefully relieves him of command, placing her back in position as head of the Sanctuary Network.






    Weeks since the events of the last episode, Will experiences recurring nightmares that strange beings are trying to get to his memories as well as flashes of what he experience during his death. At first believing he is delusional, the rest of the team believe him when they see two strange abnormals Magnus has never seen before, who are capable of cloaking at will. The team are able to stun and capture them. When they awaken, in order to not divulge any information, they kill themselves through pyrokinesis. Regardless, Magnus using the device used by them to allow Will to see what happened during his death. There, he recalls that Gregory Magnus was there, and gave Will a cryptic clue, containing the numbers 24 and 36 with a symbol in between it. Magnus realises they are connected to gifts Gregory gave Magnus on her 24th and 36th birthdays. Together, the gifts create a realistic hologram of a city, though Magnus has no idea what she is to solve.



    "Bank Job"



    The team enter a bank in order to retrieve an egg of a red-listed Abnormal housed inside a safe deposit box. However, Magnus finds it has already hatched and taken someone host. To prevent anybody from leaving, they are forced to stage a bank robbery. As Kate stalls the local police and finds a secret way out of the bank, Henry clears five of the seven hostages before Police surround his van, and is forced to flee. The two remaining hostages is a teller (Gary Jones), who is the host, and a bounty hunter who also intends to find the Abnormal. The team are able to trick him by letting the teller and the team alone in the vault, so Henry can break them free and save the teller's life. The bounty hunter, realising the trap, tries to escape, but is arrested while in possession of stolen cash, and hence takes the heat for the robbery.



    Tonight's episode is "Trial of Blood" and SyFy's regular time slots are 10/9C with a repeat at 12/11C.


    Fortunately there seems to still be someone at SyFy writing episode teaser lines for upcoming episodes.


    The team gets a cryptic distress call that could only come from one person...Nikola Tesla
  22. Sorry about putting up tonight's episode info late -- I was out and just got back later than I expected.


    After the baseball interruptions Fringe is back and running regularly Thursdays at 9/8C-- up tonight is "Amber 31422"


    Official Page: http://www.fox.com/fringe/


    Hulu Page: http://www.hulu.com/fringe


    If you've not been by Fox's mini-site for the show, they have plenty of interesting watching & reading. Besides information on upcoming episode, there is "video extras" [such as short videos with the actors talking about the show, characters, etc.] the usual wallpapers, icons, & photos, and tons of clips.



    "Amber 31422"


    In the alternate universe, the Fringe Department investigates a shocking breach of security when a twin frees his brother (guest stars Shawn and Aaron Ashmore) from an area quarantined in amber. As the team sets out to crack this sophisticated case, Walternate experiments more with Olivia as she reenters the tank. Meanwhile, visions of Peter continue to haunt Olivia about returning to the prime universe.



  23. Depending on just when from the 80s the VHS hails from, there could be quite a bit you haven't seen yet - there were a couple big restoration efforts.


    The Wikipedia article talks about a some of the restoration efforts over the years.




    And of course, Kino's website for this virtually complete restoration has some stills, video clips, and short write-ups of the restoration.





    TCM is running the restored Metropolis at 8:00 PM Eastern on Sunday November 7.


    And if you're interested in reading up more on the film itself, besides the Wikipedia article, TCM has an article that oculd be of interest.





    And don't forget, KINO's home video release for the Compete Metropolis will be out this month: November 16 for the DVD and November 23 for the Blu-Ray.

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