Friday, November 27, 2009

New Addition to the Theatre

My home theater is an ever evolving process. Each new step and addition to the overall room adds more levels of awesomeness to my entertainment space. The latest addition is not so much to enhance films but to enhance the room when in between, before and after them. When we don't want to bring up the full house lights, but want to be able to see more than the low level theater light.

I give you, the new light.

This is mounted on the west wall of the theatre between the slider and window.

Here are a couple of close ups of the cool light patterns.

And here is what it looks like in regular light.

This is only v 1.0 of this light. I plan on tweaking it up a bit for better light direction. But overall a success!

Technical specs:
3/4" re-claimed cedar siding cut to 4" x 32" that is french cleated to the wall
Lights: 50 strand blue LED xmas lights mounted on pegs at each end
Cover: 1/8" frosted plastic sheet

Friday, November 20, 2009

Geish eating candy/taking pill on Video Billboard: "Meeeeeeeeeeei koto kyuuuuuuuuuuuuunn*"


Well, really I have no idea what it truly says. But my awesome friend Billy and I would always joke around that what she is really saying is "taaaaaaaaaaake ouuuur druuuuuuuuuuuuugs!"
"Is this to be an empathy test?"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Death; ah..well that's a little out of my jurisdiction."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

To celebrate Blade Runner I am offering a daily quote and screen shot of one of my favorite films of all time.*

Here is yesterdays and todays.

"Have you ever retired a Human by mistake?"

"Lo fa, ne-ko shi-ma, de va-ja Blade... Blade Runner."

*I do prefer the original theatrical cut over any other version, but all have their merits.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

Last night across the pond our lovely friends at the BBC released the 3rd to last David Tennant episode of Doctor Who (supposedly at xmas we are getting a 2 parter) and I must say that we are once again watching greatness. While I have my issues with RTD and many of his dues ex like endings he pulls out of no where sometimes these last episodes of the Doctor in action have been amazing. I really can't talk about much of the plot or ongoing story without spoiling it at all so I am gonna just say, watch it and you will not be disappointed. David pulls out some of his best work in an amazing script. It is hard hitting and ends up being one of the darkest episodes that is leads us right into the end.

I will add that this latest episode also adds more fuel to the fire of my theory of the future of Doctor Who. More on my theory here. I will add this additional evidence to this theory in this original post at the bottom so don't look if you dont want to be spoiled.

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Got a chance to visit (of what I imagine to be the last time) the Battlestar Galactica universe this weekend with a viewing of the new film "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan"

Viewers who have not finished the original series should not watch this movie until they have. While all events in this film take place very early in the series, it reveals all of the Cylon Models and takes away that suprise if you haven't experienced them yet. Also, with out background of much of the Cylon reasoning for their actions, most of the film will be lost.

What we were given was a wonderful Appendix to the Galactica story and one that focuses primarily on the Cylons and their actions. We see more of the attack on the colonies. More of survivors on Caprica and many questions that were left somewhat unanswered are dealt with in acceptable manners. Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama) went behind the camera again and directed a tight piece that at times felt disjointed but at the end it all came together perfectly.

Some fans might consider this appendix to be a retconn or just made up to fill holes that the story was too weak to earlier explain. To them I say hogwash, you guys are just bitter that the ending of Galactica wasn't what you wanted it to be. Me, I felt it was perfect.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

mini movie review:

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Well I will say this for sure, it did not fail at being GI Joe.

The military tech was cool. The story was...well, it was. But its GI freaking Joe.