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Another week has passed and another Scifi News Podcast has arrived. Here’s the big 3 scifi news topics:

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I came across this new piece today which seemed to me as a WTF moment. I mean, have men become so lazy that taking care of one’s business is being outsourced. Then again, just about 6 years ago, I wrote a blog entry about having sex with robots. Click here to read it. This lead me to believe that this was beginning of fulfilling the idea of having sex with robots. Granted, there are real dolls that can satisfy a certain itch but if you were able to integrate technology into a real doll, this would make it a full automaton. Think about the business opportunities for this new market and well as supply the needs of those who need this type of companionship. Sure, many would think this is wrong on so many levels but imagine those lives who are not able to have physical contact because of a physical or mental disability. Having sex is one of our primary needs next to clothing, food, and shelter.

On a fanboy side, the fantasy of being with a gynoid does have certain alluring qualities. Who has not imagine what it would be like to be with 7of9 from Star Trek: Voyage or Six from Battlestar Galactica? (notice how I left out Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons. She doesn’t do it for me as she has a little extra battery junk in her trunk.)

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Could it be possible to have our innermost wishes to be with someone who looked like one of these or create one that looked like your high school sweetheart, or the girl who got away, or even a co-worker? There will me many ethical questions down to consider but the future is coming sooner than you think and there’s no beating that.

Who is down for a robotic handy? A sex simulator has debuted in Japan that can offer just that! It appears as if you could be firing your hand in the future!

According to Buzzfeed, the device works as follows:

The device attaches a Novint Falcon—a grip-based, haptic controller—to a Tenga, a Japanese industrial masturbator. Used as intended, the user would insert his penis into the Tenga, which would be manipulated by the Falcon. All the while the user views on his Oculus some sort of visual stimulation synced to the movement of the hybrid Falcon/Tenga.

via Coming to the Future, Robot Handjobs [VIDEO].

Video may be considered NSFW.

doctor_who_s06e10_the_girl_who_waited_024Remember, the handy you get from a robot is a kindness. (please tell me you get this reference?)

 


Let me begin this entry on the right that everyone to like what they like. When you go a summer movie, you want to be entertained – point blank. Fanboys watching a movie, on the other hand, would crucify the film makers if their favorite superhero movie fails to live up to their expectations. Whereas a non fanboy, could not care about such details but like the movie anyway. Just like I’m sure some non Star Trek fan liked Nemisis because I sure didn’t. Now if you’re a fan of Battlestar Galactica, the original series, will know that BSG, the rebooted series by Ronald Moore, made a lot of fans upset by casting the roles of Starbuck and Boomer with female actors. I believe that over the time, when the series aired, we saw a much more interesting series than the original. That’s just my opinion, (I still love the old 70’s show.) I had just about enough, over the years, of reboots and re-imangings till I’m blue in the face; not like a Smurf. Now, enter The Munster, or rather Mockingbird Lane, to the growing lists of series/movies being remade.

Right from the beginning, I was not loving the series which started with a scene ripped off from the movie Prophecy, not the one with Christopher Walken but the one about a mutant bear from the 70’s. As the pack of boy scouts were being attack by an unknown creature, one camper was stuck in sleeping bag and tried to hop away. As seen in the movie Prophecy, the creature smacked the kid into a tree and all the stuffing came out. (Major facepalm).  Then we get Jerry O’Connell as Herman, who we see as a shadow of the Frankenstein’s Monster. As he moves out, he’s normal looking except for some stitch work around his neck. Sigh, creature makeup f/x on the cheap; reminds me of Smallville’s No Flight No Tights mantra. Next, this Lilly did not look at all like the pasty undead matriach and now can become a mist. So, 10 minutes in, I was really hating this series.

When I watched BSG, Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck became a non issue after I saw her in a card game. She had a stogie and almost perfect grin ala Dirk Benedict. She captured the essence of that character and then made it her own. BSG was more than just the original series. The show could stand on it’s own merits and go beyond. On Mockingbird Lane, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster was my Starbuck. He looked nothing like the original character but I was drawn to him right from the start and me continue to watch the pilot. He delivered his lines in a beautiful, dry brit wit that made relish everything he was saying. From that point on, the pilot really came together and was on its own terms.

Much like creator Bryan Fuller‘s other series, Pushing Daisies, if Mockingbird Lane were to be continued, I can’t see this going past one season. It’s not a knock against Fuller but rather, the tone and humor of the series is really darker than I expected to and I think finding an audience would be limited. And yes, those who saw this with Grimm, which I dislike, would think this would make a great Friday night pairing lineup much like the Scifi Channel had many years ago with Farscape. Hell, I would continue to watch the series even on the Syfy channel if it were to be picked up. Watch the show on my blog or on Hulu and would love to hear your thought and comments.


UPDATE: FRAK!!!!! Click here to find out more.

It LIVES!!!! The first bit of exciting scifi news I had today and this is a winner in my book. From just this preview alone, I can tell that this is not Caprica-ish in the least respect. Not that Caprica was bad but the slowness of the story telling and lack of action made this prequel unworthy to be mentioned in the same breath as BSG. They only sticking point is the SYFY logo in the trailer which kills me. The SYFY Channel is an empty husk of what I used to love about the channel. Even back in the days of SCIFI, there was the long lull between seasons and even mid seasons episodes when BSG was on the air. Farscape was this first series to have suffered this fate and thus, I have yet to see seasons three and four. Hell, MAD MEN took 17 months off between seasons. Stop the nonsense and the fans will support the show. Don’t yank the fans, SYFY!!!!

Enjoy the trailer below!!!

First Footage of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome!

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The second spin-off of Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica reboot looks to be a bit closer than we thought. Here’s the first footage:

So, ignoring the strange choice to basically make the trailer the bastard cousin of the U.S. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer, what are we seeing? Well, to start, we’re seeing little Bill Adama! In a viper! Being awesome!

In all honesty, it looks like this was the BSG prequel we’d really been waiting for. A lack of movement (and enough likeable characters) killed Caprica off pretty quickly, and Blood and Chrome is already looking a lot more like the BSG we know and love. It’s possible that this spin-off may rely more heavily on action, and CGI will clearly be a sizeable component since we’ve got lots of early cylons to contend with.

What are you hoping to see? And do you think Blood and Chrome has what it takes to be the “gamechanger” Syfy is heralding it as?

via First Footage of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome! | Tor.com.


Four days from now, all library staff will know their fate whether they will have a job or not have a job. This image from Battlestar Galactica’s fourth season series finale Daybreak. We find the crew gearing up for battle on last time. Admiral Adama, with Mose like abilities, parted the crowd down the middle. What he asked were two groups to form. One side to rescue Hera from the Cylons and the other have to continue with Galactica. Use the same metaphor on the library staff and we too will look like the picture above very soon. The difference between the two is: choice. The crew of Galactica were asked which side of line they wanted to be and the decision was their own. For the library staff, the choice was never ours but by someone’s process to decide which side to be on.

Honestly, I knew since the beginning of January when Mayor Alvarez was ousted that who ever would be coming in behind him would have to make the cuts that people wanted. I knew my place was not safe but I was of the mind that I would get recalled as time passed. However, I know now, that will not be the case. There will be no recall list for my name to be on. What I will be getting is a one way ticket out.

Yes, it is not official till some time Monday, October 3 but the line has been already drawn.

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