- Hey there who ever may be reading this, welcome to my first blog on Blogger. As the title suggests this is a blog about randomly nerdy stuff that I see and deal with in life. Since this is blog #1 why not start out with a little paragraph that may help you, the reader, get to know me a little, the writer. Being a bit of a geek some of my heroes growing up were the following: Gene Roddenberry (creator of "Star Trek") and George Lucas (creator of "Star Wars", Princess Leia's Gold Bikini and "Indiana Jones"). I admired these guys because they obviously had great imaginations and their creations were legendary and inspiring. Now there is a new guy who fits right in with the likes of Roddenberry and Lucas and his name is JJ Abrams. Abrams helped to co-create one of my favorite shows "Lost", which was truly one of the most unique shows in television history. And he also co-created a great show which I also watch called "Fringe" and which he also created the theme music for as well as directing and writing the newest "Star Trek" movie this year, and the sequel to it to be released in a year or two. He co-created another show called "Alias" starring Jennifer Garner which I have just got the DVD's and I recently watched. This guy is a genius and a God to all geeks, he's also a funny guy and I've heard him interviewed on the "Howard Stern Show". JJ you are awesome.
- Just re-watched the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie and it was good. It wasn't as good as the other X-Men films in my opinion but it was good. My only criticism is that it was too short. The movie is only 1 hour and 40 minutes long which is quite short considering it is supposed to be a movie that chronicles the life of Wolverine before losing his memory and joining the X-Men. Also the final showdown between Wolverine and 'Deadpool' was awesome but too short. It's a great comic book movie but should have been better. Apparently they are making a 'X-Men Origins: Magneto' movie which could be cool if done right and they are also doing a second Wolverine movie. I also loved 'X-Men First Class' but I still wish they would do a sequel X-Men movie that would see the return of Professor X and Cyclops and maybe introduce some cool X-Men comic bad guys to the movies like the 'Sentinels' (giant telephone pole tall robots that hunt mutants) or 'Apocalypse' (an ancient egyptian mutant who wants to rule the world). Overall the X-Men movie universe is great and it's a great time to be a nerd!
- The great space debate: A lot of people think it is a waste of time and money exploring space. It is true when there are billion dollar launches that burn up in space or space telescopes that don't work it can be very costly and seem to be a waste, but we need to keep reaching for the stars. The main reason being that our planets non-renewable resources are already running low and maybe, just maybe theres alternatives out there to help us. Not to mention the fact that our planet is already becoming over crowded with people, 7 billion now...and we might just need a second home, especially in another solar system. You know the phrase: Don't put all your eggs in one basket, well our race is in a fragile position right now. If our sun were to go super nova (explode) or simply were to burn out we would die. Our entire race would be wiped out and there would be nothing left of us, except for maybe a few man made satellites that have left our solar system. The space program is an investment in our future and every little step we take is a big step for future generations.
- Smoking policies: As a non-smoker I'm loving our Government changing the rules for smokers so we do not have to put up with cigarette smoke in our restaurants, bars and work places. I'm not against smokers and if people choose to light up that's their business, but I don't think I or my family should have to be subjected to a cancer causing smoke just cause I want to take my family out to a restaurant. Some argue that booze is worse than smoking and why doesn't the government ban that from restaurants and bars. If the Government did away with booze altogether I would be fine with that too. Booze and smoking have destroyed many lives and torn apart families and if the Government did away with them that would be fine by me. But the good ol' government that is looking out for our best interests would never ban smokes or booze cause they bring billions into our economy...
- May 2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released. At that time George Lucas stated that in 2008 or 2009 there would be a live action Star Wars television series. The series was supposed to take place between movies III and IV and would not feature any main characters from the movies. The series would most likely feature 'other' Jedi that escaped the Jedi holocaust at the hands of the Empire and Darth Vader. Well it is 2011 and I have yet to see anything about a live action Star Wars TV series. Apparently scripts have been written but they are waiting for more technology to be developed before proceeding... And no offense but the animated 'Clone Wars' cartoon show but it is not the same. C'mon George you told us we were getting more Star Wars so where is it???
- CBC sometimes comes out with a great series and among them is the 80's TV shows about the Degrassi. First there was "Kids of Degrassi Street" then there was "Degrassi Junior High" and finally "Degrassi High". I loved watching this show as a kid and never missed an episode. My parents were cool with allowing us to watch the shows because they really did cover some controversial topics such as: drug use, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, homosexuality, racism, and divorce. Some kids I know were never allowed to watch that show. The Degrassi series really paved the way for shows like "Beverly Hills 90210" since it was also broadcast in the states and around the world. When I was Germany in 2001 I saw an episode of "Degrassi Junior High" on German TV dubbed in German. Pretty good for a little Canadian show on the CBC.
Anywho that is that for Blog#1. See you next time, same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!