Archive for August, 2010

Nichelle Nichols Article

Monday, August 30, 2010 6:28

This is an interesting article in Salt Lake City’s Deseret News about Nichelle Nichols. It’s pretty good until it starts bickering about whether she’s fourth in command or not and misspells Roddenberry’s name. (It’s like the last part was written by a disgruntled message board poster.) Here’s the text of the article:

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More on Sylvester McCoy

Sunday, August 29, 2010 17:05 is reporting:

British telly mainstay and one-time Doctor Who, Sylvester McCoy, has just quashed rumours of his casting as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: Part I. So what is his real relationship with the film? Who will he really be playing?

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McCoy Confirms He Might Be in The Hobbit

Saturday, August 28, 2010 16:51

A little over ten years ago, Sylvester McCoy auditioned for the part of Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings. He was nearly cast, but was edged out by Ian Holm. However, with Holm declining the part in the upcoming prequel films based on The Hobbit, rumors surfaced a while back that McCoy step in to fill the void. According to today’s edition of the Dunoon Observer/Argyllshire Standard (which I read everyday of course). Sylvester McCoy has confirmed he is in contention for a part in the upcoming prequels. However, he says he is being considered not for Bilbo but one of the Wizard parts in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films.

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BWCA Photos Part 2

Saturday, August 28, 2010 9:00

Here’s Part 2 of my BWCA photo collection.

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Dom Weighs in on The Hobbit

Friday, August 27, 2010 16:40

Dominic Monaghan (Merry) has weighed in on (perpetually) upcoming Hobbit films. He told MTV News, “”I can’t really imagine anyone other than Pete directing The Hobbit,”, adding that the filmmaker’s extensive work in creating the world of Middle-earth would make it virtually impossible for another director to step into Jackson’s shoes.

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Rolling Stone Ranks Beatles’ Songs

Friday, August 27, 2010 15:00

Rolling Stone magazine has for the first time rated the greatest 100 Beatles’ songs, The list was released as part of a special collector’s edition issue titled “The Beatles: 100 Greatest Songs” to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four’s 12th and final studio album, “Let It Be,” released in 1970. Here’s a sneak peak at their top ten at long with their comments:

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BWCA Photos Part 1

Friday, August 27, 2010 9:00

These are photos I took in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.

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Packers and Colts

Friday, August 27, 2010 7:02


Well, it’s only the preseason in the NFL, but in the most important preseason game of the year (and a possible Super Bowl preview), the Green Bay Packers just whipped the Indianapolis Colts 59 to 24 at Lambeau Field.

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LA Times Talks With Cameron

Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:08

There’s an interesting article about James Cameron in the LA Times here that mentions Tolkien, Roddenberry, and Lucas. (That was enough to get my attention!) In short, James Cameron doesn’t want his Avatar world to be “one and done” and wants it to live on like Middle-earth and the Star Trek and Star Wars universes. Of note, he says:

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The Dark Trek

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:00

Damon Lindelof is working with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman on the screenplay for the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. He recently talked a little about the upcoming film to E!.

“We’re looking at a movie like The Dark Knight, which went one step beyond Batman Begins. It was really about something, and at the same time it was a superhero movie. We don’t want to abandon all the things that made the first movie work and have it be fun and emotional, but we also really want the movie to thematically resonate.”

Sounds like they want to widen the fan base and not just please the sci fi fans. That’s probably a good idea.

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