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Skynet Symphonic

Posted in movies & series, music, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by ph1at1ine

Comprising nothing but small sounds recorded from the James Cameron masterpiece ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘Skynet Symphonic’ is my tribute to one of the greatest action features of all time!

Each section is composed entirely of sounds from a major scene in the film. For example, the Terminator pounding on the fire escape door is used as a kick drum. Bones breaking play the role of a snare. Electrical disturbance acts as a crash cymbal.

Turn up your cones and enjoy!

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Sarah Connor premiere party pics @ Scifirama.com

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2008 by ph1at1ine

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Sarah Connor chronicles goes overseas

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2008 by ph1at1ine

SF Universe – Fox is working hard to make sure that everyone gets to see their new series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (my kingdom for a shorter title!).  First they premiered the pilot online for 24 hours, next there will be a fabulous premiere and party at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Jan. 9 and then the show will have a two night premiere on Fox.

Now the series is reaching out far and wide to connect with even more fans!

In an unprecedented move, Fox and Warner Bros have joined with the American Forces Network to bring Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to the troops! Normally, our American fighting forces have to wait months to see the latest in US TV, but not this time.  The pilot episode of the series will air on AFNprime, Monday, January 14, just hours after the US network premiere of the series.  To make this event a real party, AFN will also air all three Terminator movies on either side of the show’s premiere.  (The TV series takes place between movies 2 and 3.)

Stateside, Fox and Verizon invite you to Get Terminated!  The Chronicles bus will be touring the US from January 9 to January 30 making stops in dozens of cities including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Washington D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, San Diego and Charlotte. Terminator street teams will distribute branded premium items and invite fans aboard the bus to Get Terminated by filming an action scene opposite a Terminator in front of a green screen. The completed video clip will be sent to the fans email and/or Verizon Wireless phone, where it will then be available to share with friends and family, and to post on social-networking sites like MySpace.

Verizon V CAST subscribers will also have access to specially-produced Chronicles videos, wallpapers and ringtones which can be unlocked using a code word delivered each week on the TV series.

Interview with Sarah Connor ;)

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2008 by ph1at1ine

io9 – io9 talks to the producer James Middleton and star of the show Terminator: Sarah Connor chronicles, Lena Headey

io9 spoke with star Lena Headey and producer James Middleton of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles today to try and torture secrets out of them, Skynet-style. Luckily, we also sent robot duplicates of ourselves back in time to infiltrate the set while they were filming, and to take out the future leader of the human resistance. Check out what we learned after the jump, and tune in when this show gets started on Sunday night.

  • The show ignores everything laid down by Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, especially since Sarah Connor is dead in that movie. Ouch. Although she wasn’t originally supposed to be. According to James Middleton, “Early drafts of T3 had Sarah in it, and while that was eventually unable to happen, I think that was a good thing for us because it has allowed Lena Headey to come in and do such a good job as Sarah in this show.”
  • So during what time period is this new series set? Is it pre-internet? Middleton: “No, it’s not pre-internet. Through the pilot, we deposit our heroes in the present day.”
  • If you’re wondering how the T4 film will affect this new television series, Middleton said “I think they will naturally cross promote each other. In terms of the timelines, we’ve created an entirely new one for the show. We’ll be following Sarah’s journey through this new timeline, and we’ll be staying with her on that journey. Sarah is always concerned about her mortality, if she dies, will her work be done? In terms of our show, the pilot establishes that we move away from T3 entirely. The plot is informed much more by Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • He’s also working on a new animated Terminator project, which will be a series of short animated pieces done by different animation directors, just like The Animatrix. “I’m working on a production called Termination that would use animation directors from all over. It will be like The Animatrix, but will be much more worldwide in flair. We’ll have European animators along with Japanese anime auteurs.
  • Since production was shut down after only 9 episodes were completed, is there any hope for more episodes this season? Middleton: “I don’t know, I have a feeling that the nine shows we have will be our first season. It takes a show about nine weeks to get back up and running. Our show is very involved in terms of CGI, costumes, and sets so that preparation time is crucial. It would really be up to Fox.
  • Does that mean episode nine serves as a season finale? “Actually, yes. It turns out that episode has a very big cliffhanger ending.”
  • Given the shortened season, where does that leave Sarah emotionally at the end of these episodes? Headey: “I think it’s such a kind of ongoing evolution. Her relationship with John is reaching new depths. There’s a lot of things going on with Sarah, she’s learning to be a mother, she’s learning what it is to live like this. It’s a complete realization of what’s going on.”
  • Are you sick or being compared or contrasted to Linda Hamilton at this point? “Yes, I’m a little tired of that comparison. Linda Hamilton will always be the original Sarah Connor, but I’m hoping to bring fresh eyes to it. It’s a new era and I’m approaching it in a new way.
  • Did you get banged and bruised up during the filming? Do you have any stunt injuries? “Just a lot of hand injuries, because it seems like every “breakable surface” never breaks. So you have experts telling you to ‘Just hit it’ and it doesn’t break!”
  • Given that the show is called Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, it’s obvious that there is going to be a lot of interaction between Sarah and Cameron. Can you talk about that at all? “It’s very complicated because Sarah has a well-earned fear of machines, yet she must keep this machine close to her in order to protect her own son. But, as the series goes on, it’s impossible for Sarah and John to not become attached to Cameron as a being. We’re watching Sarah deal with what is her biggest nightmare and have her embrace it each day.”
  • You had to re-shoot some of the scenes in the pilot because of the shootings at Virginia Tech. Would the network still make you re-shoot it today?? Were you upset about it? Middleton: “No, we actually found very clear headed people at the network, and we were all horrified by the Virginia Tech shootings. One must remember that the premise of our show is that Terminators and others are coming from the future to kill a child, and that might happen in public places. One thing we do in the show is that we really value human life. Sarah is really conscious of this as the show goes on and in thinking about who must die in the fight against Skynet.
  • If you had the power to go back in time and change anything, what would you change now to make a better future? Lena: “I can’t choose an answer to this one! I guess mine would involve world politics, but I won’t go into that right now. Or…give me a time machine so I can erase wrinkles but not my wisdom.”James: “I think I’d go back and change a certain election in 2000.”Lena: “Uh, I think that’s what I was trying to say, James.”

Summer Glau Takes on a Mammoth. . . Mammoth!

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2008 by ph1at1ine

SF Universe – Though it sounds like some wacked out Discovery Channel version of Celebrity Deathmatch, it’s actually a SCI FI Channel original movie that hits DVD this week.

Mammoth (bet they stayed up all night thinking of that title) stars Firefly’s Summer Glau as “Jack” (yes really) the fiesty daughter of the only man alive who can save the world from this reanimated beast.

You know how it goes, meteor smashes into a Pleistocene museum, giving life to a frozen, 40,000-year-old mammoth who is pissed as hell and not going to take it anymore. Said mammoth goes on rampage and who will stop it?

Special Agents Powers (Leila Arcieri) and Whitaker (Marcus Lyle Brown) are given 17 hours to kill the mammoth (17? You couldn’t make that a full 24?) or else the entire town will be decimated.

The agents recruit local paleontologist Dr. Frank Abernathy (Vincent Ventresca) to help them hunt down the creature with the aid of his daughter and his (get this) “B-movie-fanatic father”, Simon (Tom Skerritt).

There’s a whole lot of stomping going on as the digital beast wrecks havoc and that’s not to mention what he does to the town!

Let the rampage begin!

“You can’t release this movie! I have a career now! I’m starring in the new Terminator TV Show! I’ll get you for this SCI Fi!!!”

Watch Sarah Connor chronicles pilot a week early

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2008 by ph1at1ine

Yahoo TV – If you just can’t wait for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles to begin, there is a way to see pilot a week early. Yahoo TV is going to show first episode of SCC on Friday, Jan. 4 at 9:00 PM PT/Midnight ET. The one time showing will be available as a free streaming video exclusively on Yahoo! and only for 24 hours.

Terminator 4 – secrets revealed

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2008 by ph1at1ine

SF Universe“I can tell you this much — this is the story everybody has been waiting for.” – Moritz Borman (T4 producer)

That’s T-4 producer, Moritz Borman talking to Empire Magazine (via The Sun) for a tell-all article that hit’s stands this week. But does he tell all?

“We’re keeping the script under very tight security,” Borman told Empire magazine. “And one of the reasons is that we have a huge twist at the end, which we’re being careful not to reveal.”

Though Borman did confirm the fact that McG will be directing the movie, he spent the rest of his time denying rumors and discussing the lack of Arnold in the movie. So are there any secrets revealed in the Empire Magazine interview? Guess I’ll have to run out and get a copy of the February 2008 edition in order to find out.

In the mean time, you can read a portion of Borman’s interview at The Sun.