Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek’

Meet our April Gamette, Lily

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Meet our April Gamette, Lily!

We’re not the type of guys to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. We might make some recommendations about what games to play or what movies you might want to watch but we’d certainly never tell you specifically to do something.

We’re changing that policy right now.

We’re going to say that if you run across a woman who loves to WoW, dress up as a rogue in tight leathers,  has a healthy appetite for “teh sex???, watches sci-fi, and digs you, you latch on like a mynock on a high voltage power cable and you hold on tight. Seriously. If we find out you had a shot at a girl like that and you blew it, we’ll make a special trip to visit you and Crutchboy will punch you in the throat while you sleep.

Fortunately for you, we happen to know such a woman exists. We’ve talked to her and everything. Unfortunately, she’s taken which means her husband won’t be getting throat punched in his sleep by the Reckon Crew. See, he has the girl and he can sleep soundly at night. Take notes.

This is Lily, our April Gamette. Check out her videos on YouTube when you’re done partaking of her awesome pictorial and interview.

Let’s just go ahead and get this one out of the way… We noticed that you called some of your photos “Nelf” shots. We’re certain that was a typo so we went ahead corrected it to “Belf”. You’re okay with that, right? RIGHT?!
Lol. Well, it does seem that the majority of WoW entertainers are Horde. There seems to be very little representation for us Allies. I started out Alliance, and the majority of my toons are Allies, but I wanted to see what Hordies were like and have been playing a Troll Shaman lately. When I pvp on my Ally toons, I hate Hordies, but I assure you that when I am on my troll, I am hating those damn Allies.

Okay, so maybe you’re not okay with that. So why would you break our heart and play Alliance?
I had been going through a really hard time in my life. I was working way too hard, grumpy, and basically kinda hating life when one day “imma Be” came on the radio and I thought of “Imma Tree” for a wow parody. I decided I needed more fun in my life and I wanted to do something crazy and silly. So I decided, “What the Hell, I’m gonna do it”. I had so much fun making that video I just kept on going. I am still learning how to do all the things I want, but it has been one fun trip, lol.

Read the full interview & see the complete pictorial with Lily here!

Wizard World Austin this weekend, check out this lineup!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

(Press Release) – Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Austin Convention Center at Austin Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Austin Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Texas’ best new Comic Con! Austin Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!

2:00-2:45 P.M.
Superstar Marvel and DC artist Greg Horn (Blackest Night covers) leads a discussion on digital art and takes you through his creative process.

3:00-3:45 P.M.
The original Hulk, Ferrigno sits down for an exclusive Q&A about the classic show and his status as a pop culture icon.

3:00-3:45 P.M.
Indy art sensations, Rob Guillory (Chew) and Kody Chamberlain (Sweets) join the Wizard World Tour and discuss their breakout Image hits.

4:00-4:45 P.M.
Join Torrie Wilson, Amy Dumas, Lisa Marie Varon, Christy Hemme and Jackie Haas as they talk about the ups and downs of being a woman in professional wrestling.

Fan-favorite artist Alé Garza (Superman/Batman) takes fans on an artistic tour of his style and storytelling.

5:00-5:45 P.M.
The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner, and co-star Richard Anderson discuss the pop culture hit and its continued popularity with fans across the world.

5-5:45 P.M.
The fan-favorite sculptors take fans and aspiring toy and statue makers through their creative process.

6-6:45 P.M.
The Crow creator talks about his dark creation and the plans for a new Crow franchise in the movies.

7:30-10:00 P.M.
Relive the movie phenomenon that changed filmmaking for a generation! Starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, this visual feast is NOT to be missed.

8:00-10:00 P.M.
Join Uncle Staple of STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, and some of comics’ top artists and newcomers, as they join forces to raise cash and art for charity. (Club Deville, 900 Red River St.)


Roddenberry would love this..

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

( – NASA has created the clever Space Rock program that lets the public vote on what song shuttle astronauts flying on mission STS-133 will wake up to.

As they put it, “The wakeup song has been a part of the space program since the days of the Apollo missions, and now NASA is giving you two chances to be a part of this history! We need your help selecting wakeup songs to be played during the final missions of the Space Shuttle Program!”

To what should be exactly no one’s surprise, the Star Trek theme song by Alexander Courage is leading the pack with nearly 400,000 votes. What’s actually somewhat surprising though is that lagging behind in a distant sixth place is the theme from Star Wars, written by John Williams, which had an insignificant 12,661 votes the last time we checked.

Our guess is that this all stems from George Lucas’ egregious misuse of the term “parsecs” in the original Star Wars film, which we’re sure many NASA lovers will never forgive. And, oh yeah, NASA did name a shuttle “Enterprise” and not “Ackbarprise,” so Star Trek does have the home-field advantage.

If you’re interested in voting, you can find the vote page here

New Trekkie Techie offer may not be such a good deal

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Hard Drives now loaded with flicks?

Need a new hard drive? Been looking to expand your movie collection? Want to kill two birds with one stone? Paramount is teaming up with Seagate Technology with a new offer in the hopes that you answered yes to all of the above questions.

The two companies will be offering a one month special where 500 GB hard drives will be offered with copies of the latest Star Trek offering as well as 20 other films from Paramount’s recent release list. And they’re offering the drive for $100.

Considering Seagate’s 500GB drives typically sell for $140 or higher (I personally have two in the BG Reckon Rig, they’re great drives), this may seem like a deal when taking the movies into consideration. Hell, without the movies, it’s a deal. But, there’s a slight “gotcha??? in regards to the movies.

All of the movies that are loaded on the hard drive will require a digital “key??? that can be purchased and downloaded to unlock them. Each movie will cost between $10 to $15 to unlock and the drive is preloaded with Digital Rights Management software in order to prevent file sharing. No word yet on whether the DRM software would prevent copying the movies to a DVD on a one time basis in order to be able to watch them on your home theatre system.

This is obviously an attempt by Hollywood to overcome failing DVD sales, the most recent attempt being deals made with companies like Netflix and Redbox that, while increasing their catalogues from each production company, prevents the companies from renting newly released titles for 28 days after their launch.

My problem with deals like the Paramount/Seagate team up is this: Why would I pay $10-$15 per movie when I’m not getting a DVD? I understand pricing on movies sold on DVD. There’s the box art, the DVDs themselves to be emblazoned with the title of the movie, and the price of producing the DVDs for each region. However, if I am to be presented with a digital copy, preloaded on a hard drive, why would I pay nearly the same price as I would for a copy I could hold in my hands.

While I appreciate the attempt on Paramount’s part, it is my belief that the studios need to take a long hard look at the current pricing structure in place for newly released movies. Release several movies on flash drives or even set up in house websites allowing consumers to download movies to their hard drives. Place the DVD production costs in the hands of the consumers in order to lower overhead.

I’m not nay-saying the offering. It’s an exceptional price for a 500GB hard drive. But if I were to purchase one, I may just end up wiping the movies off of it in order to have a cheap new drive.

Gritskrieg – End of Line

Congrats… You Really Like Star Wars.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

That's my phaser, AND I'm glad to see you

Thats my phaser, AND I'm glad to see you

In Nerd Land, there are basically two types of nerd. You got the “smart” nerds. These we will call Star Trek Fans… Then you have the “action” nerds. These we call Star Wars fans.

The two factions have never really gotten along. I mean sure, as a self proclaimed Star Wars fan, I have personally seen every Star Trek Movie and most of the episodes of any given Trek series. This is because I am a fan of Sci Fi in general and want to see the genre survive. But… if you were to ask me the age old question of which was better, I would have to side with Vader, the Jedis, and that hokey religion known as the Force…

So how does Director and all around badass J.J. Abrams make Star Trek, (which has historically failed to really produce in the past on the big screen as well as it’s competitor) cool? Why he uses Star Wars themes of course…

Don’t believe me?

Exhibit A:
Main Character James T. Kirk is shown as a farmboy who is feels he was destined to do something bigger than what he is doing now.. (stop me if you heard this one… answer LUKE SKYWALKER)

Exhibit B:
Kirk also displays characteristics of a rebellious scamp who just can’t follow rules (Answer: Wolverine!!! Uhhh. I mean HAN SOLO)

Exhibit C:
When we meet Scotty he has a sidekick… He is alien, we dont really understand him…. (answer: CHEWBACCA!)

Exhibit D:
Said Alien is also small and green (YODA your answer is!)

Exhibit E:
Main villain badass is alien with facial tattoos (Answer: I smell a little DARTH MAUL there)

Exhibit F:
Super Hottie Uhura doesn’t fall for the main character you think she will, but his later best friend (You don’t sense the Luke, Han, Leia triangle there?)

Exhibit G:
How about those best friends? Don’t Kirk and Spock share a little of that Han and Luke rivalry hmmmm? Never seen that before in a Trek Movie.

Exhibit H:
Iowa apparently is just like Mos Eisley. The drinks suck, there’s barfights, and random aliens all over the place.

I could go on, but you get my point. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is a lot of fun. It’s fun to watch, fun to hear these young actors repeat classic lines (“I’m giving her all she’s got Captain!”) But the next time you try defending the Trek in your next cafeteria debate over the holy Trilogy and Trek… remember J.J. did you guys a favor….

Congrats you really like Star Wars.

-T. Danger