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I just had a nerdgasm

January 19th, 2008 3 comments

I’m just going to get this out into the open, OK. I just saw the teaser trailer for Star Trek 2008 and it’s making me really really want to go see it – like opening night. It’s going to star Zachary Quinto as Spock (and also guest Star Nimoy as well) and it features young versions of the entire primary crew, including Kirk, McCoy, Sulu, Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov. It’s being Directed by JJ Abrams (Lost, Alias…) and looks to be a very promising film.

What’s exciting about this film is that the cast and stories we all love about Star Trek actually have a chance at being resurrected once again. The original cast are either fat, obese, super pudgy, or dead. The original series had an incredible amount of charisma that has not really been recaptured in any of the subsequent iterations of the franchise. Don’t get me wrong, I love what they did with the other series, but there’s something special about Kirk, Spock and McCoy and to be able to experience that again is going to be fun. Read more…

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Joe Consumer Doesn’t Need HDTV

December 31st, 2007 12 comments

Boy, did I get some eye openers this Christmas. Talking to my family, I decided to ask some probing questions and just take in the perspective that non-enthusiasts had regarding high definition, flat panels and the world of home theater in general. What I found was a mix between disturbing and humorous.

People are being forced into HD. They could just about care less… Read more…

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I’m Betting My Parents Don’t Have HD – VOTE!

December 23rd, 2007 22 comments

Me, my wife and kids are heading out to Pennsylvania (“PA”) today for Christmas to visit my parents and the rest of my side of the family. My parents bought an HDTV earlier this year and my father told me he didn’t see much difference between the HD channels and the regular stations. I went through all the things I normally do when someone says something utterly astonishing to me like this, however he insists that he has everything configured correctly… Read more…

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Knight Rider… Sponsored by Ford

December 15th, 2007 6 comments

Knight Rider 2008There are some things you don’t want to mess with. And if you do, you better do them right. You don’t, for example, take a childhood icon like Knight Rider and repackage the show as a big sponsorship with Ford Motor Company. You don’t debut said Knight Rider without its trademark modulating red light, and you DON’T deck it out to look like a muscle car with no brains. KITT was sophisticated, not some chunky mass of steel. NBC almost seems like it is going out of its way to tank this movie-trying-become-a-series in every way imaginable. We were fortunate to overhear a conversation between KITT and Michael Knight to get a feel for exactly what was going on behind the scenes…
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News Media is Ticking Me Off

December 5th, 2007 2 comments

OK, this isn’t about audio or video but it’s really getting to me how nobody seems to be able to use plain English anymore. Take this quote (in writing) from the local Omaha news station where 9 people were just killed in a mall shooting:

“Omaha police Sgt. Teresa Negron said there are nine fatalities. She said officers found the suspected shooter dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

OK, I think you can go ahead and just leave off the “suspected” part when you call the dead person with a gun in his hand who just killed 9 people in front of witnesses before shooting himself a shooter. Political correctness and the inability of people to communicate without fear of being sued is changing the sensibility of our culture, language and common sense. What a tragedy – I don’t think we need to be sensitive about the dead shooter’s rights.

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