Thursday, October 25, 2007

Trek Remastered -- "Catspaw" rerun for Halloween

This weekend is a rerun of the Halloween episode "Catspaw". This page has the official preview, the FX reel, and a high resolution screencap of the new CG castle background.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Trek Remastered -- "The Gamesters of Triskelion"

"Three disembodied beings wager on fights staged by prisoners abducted from around the galaxy."

This isn't one of the best episodes of the series, but it's a fun guilty pleasure. It's probably the episode most responsible for Kirk's reputation for hitting on alien space babes. Chekov and Uhura get some screen time, and there's good Spock/McCoy banter.

Check out the preview. I bet 100 quatloos that you'll enjoy it!

Environmental blog roundup

I neglected to post anything for Blog Action Day on Monday, so I'll link to this list of environmental blogs on Take a look.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Trek Remastered -- "Dagger of the Mind"

This weekend's episode is "Dagger of the Mind", the one where the Enterprise visits the Tantalus Penal Colony. Of course, trouble ensues.

There aren't many special effect shots in this episode to update, but the CBS Digital team corrected a big problem with the original. The matte painting used for the elevator entrance to the facility was reused from the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before". CBS-D has taken this opportunity to change this by creating the outstanding digital matte seen above. It's very much in the mold of the best 50s/60s sci-fi art. Excellent work!

The 30-second preview is here.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Trek Remastered -- "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"

This weekend's episode is a excellent First Season entry, the one with Dr. Roger Korby, the androids in the underground complex, and the android duplicate Kirk. It's also notable for guest-starring Ted Cassidy ("Lurch" from "The Addams Family") and Sherry Jackson.

You can watch the 30-second preview here.

Swarm of insects disrupt late innings

CLEVELAND (AP) -- This will forever be known as the Bug Game.

A swarm of insects descended on Jacobs Field in the eighth inning of the Cleveland Indians' 2-1 playoff victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night, leading to a bizarre scene featuring players waving their arms and gloves in an attempt to keep the pesky bugs away.

The teams kept playing into extra innings as millions of bugs nagged players on the field and in the dugouts.

How bizarre is that? The only thing more crazy would be giant insects.

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