Saturday, March 26, 2005

Sin City beats out ILM to be first all-digital film with full color resolution

Some of the technical/computing details behind Robert Rodriguez's upcoming film version of Sin City. They're using a lot of Linux, and this is the first film to use a full 4:4:4: Y'CbCr color space (beating out a small company called Industrial Light and Magic).

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ship of Fools

Ship of fools
Dedaimia 2
Raja 3
Jim 6
TC 5,
Dru 5
Jeff 2
John 5
Judy 7
Alek 4
Chris 4
Ignacio 7
Jeny 4

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Battlestar Galactica Podcast

Ron Moore is also posting audio commentary on Battlestar Galactica episodes in MP3 format. As of this writing, the commentary for episode 9, "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down", is up, along with instructions on how to play it along with the episode. I haven't listened to this commentary yet since we haven't gotten to Episode 9.

(If you aren't familiar with the term, the Wikipedia says,
"'Podcasting' is making audio files (most commonly in MP3 format) available online in a way that allows software to automatically download the files for listening at the user's convenience." In this case, you can also download the file a la carte.)

I'm very impressed with the way Ron Moore is embracing the Web to improve fans' enjoyment of the show.

Battlestar Galactica Blog

Ron Moore, creator of the new Battlestar Galactica TV series, is keeping a blog. I think it's real cool; like JMS during Babylon 5, Moore is answering some questions, and refusing to answer some others (e.g., "Why 33?"). He also has some nice comments on written SF (including a big thank-you to Harlan Ellison for a comment Ellison made during a Convention panel); why it's not the end of the world that Star Trek is currently off the air (like me, he grew up during the era when Trek belonged only to the fans); and even a note admitting to spot of bad writing in the Miniseries:

Good catch by an attentive member of the audience.

Damn you.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Vinge Signs New Book Deal

You have to scroll down for the article.

Monday, March 07, 2005

TrekUnited.com � Latest News � Investors in space flight industry contribute $3,000,000 to TrekUnited

"Money pledged to fund a fifth season of Star Trek: Enterprise"