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Red Dwarf Returns

Red Dwarf, the wonderfully funny British science fiction television show, is about to be resurrected for a new two-part episode by the British television channel Dave.  The digital cable channel is already home to much loved favorites like Red Dwarf, Coupling, The Catherine Tate Show, The Young Ones and many, many others.  This new episode is original programming that will air in the UK on April 10, 2009.  It will include the two-part episode as well as two other specials, including a making of video.

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No More DoFollow Comments

I’m getting way too many crap comments from people that obviously just want a followed link.  I’m not putting up with that any more.

I’ve decided to deactivate the DoFollow plugin I’ve been using.  Spam is getting out of hand and I believe the DoFollow policy has something to do with it.  I’ve seen FanaticSpace listed in posts that suggest spamming for S.E.O. purposes.

That is not why I installed that plugin and removed NoFollow. I hate returning the comments to NoFollow, because I want to encourage participation.  Participation or no, I’d hate to have a spammy site even more.

I will be looking into other changes to FanaticSpace as well.  I want this site to be the best it possibly can.  I want to make it a place that people want to visit.  Getting tough on spam is the first step.

The Eureka Soundtrack — A Review

I’ve always been fond of the music Eureka Soundtrack CDof Eureka, and was definitely ready for this cd.

Acclaimed composer Bear McCreary, of Battlestar Galactica renown, does a masterful job of musically mixing it up.  Of his own creation he says, “Whether or not you’ve seen Eureka, this CD is worth checking out.  The music is a totally unique and twisted blend of folk, blues and zydeco with 80s New Wave synths, 8-bit and 16-bit video-game-inspired FM synthesis, 70’s keyboards, accordions, dobros, didgeridoo and a little Spanish Flamenco. “

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  For one thing, I’m a sucker for accordion music, ever since my south pawed brother taught me how to play “Three Blind Mice” on my Dad’s accordion (turned upside down and backwards) when I was a sprat of six.  The zydeco takeoffs are always fun and sometimes gritty, and the subtler accordion melodies are clever. Continue reading

Dragon*Con — A Tardy Personal Perspective

Dragon*Con is an extravaganza of sci-fi fandom held annually over Labor Day Weekend in doParade Collagewntown Atlanta, Georgia.  As of 2008, it spans four hotels and boasts an attendance of more than 30,000 fans.  Rumor has it that when the numbers swell with day pass folks, the count can go as high as 50,000.  It can be a little overwhelming to attend a convention with 30-50,000 of your, er, um, closest friends.  This year, the addition of the Sheraton, and the completed Marriott renovation, made the long Labor Day weekend a much more pleasurable experience than in the recent past.

What To See…Beats Me!

With a cacophony of choices in a wide variety of fandoms, you can’t see everything.  Lines for many popular media based events are long, and give you no guarantee of entry even after you’ve waited for frakking ever.  For me, the choice is simple.  I don’t try.  That has it’s own pitfalls, though.  If I had tried to get into the Firefly panel with Nathan Fillion and supporting cast members, I would have been able to get in.  Instead I watched it on Dragon*Con TV .

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Time Travel, Temporal Anomalies, & Television Part II

Eureka and a Stark Reality

We’ve been told that someone will die in Eureka…

I Do Over

(Spoilers ahead…)

It’s about time, as they say. It’s Allison and Stark’s Wedding Day and Monkey (I mean Jack) is supposed to walk Allison down the aisle. Hello, Allison, what were you thinking? In this curiously Arthurian triangle, Lancelot, er, I mean Carter, hasn’t actually slept with Guinevere/Allison, but the analogy holds.
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Whedon’s Horrible Doctor

Look what I just found!  Here’s a link to the official site for Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  What, you might ask, is that?  Well, I’m not exactly positive.  I know this much, Joss Whedon and his brothers, Jed and Zack are involved, as is Nathan Fillion (Mal Reynolds on Firefly, and Caleb on Buffy), Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day (Vi on Buffy).  All three actors and the writers are participating in a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.  

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