SadCAST: News & Reviews: S01E11
Quality Warning: This show was produced in 2006 when YouTube didn’t allow video uploads that lasted more than 10 minutes – and of course computer screens were much lower resolution.
In this weeks show, Battlestar Galactica webisodes, Lost secrets revealed, Dragon Con report and Heroes. Also discussed was Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Lost Secrets Revealed Online Source: http://scifi.about.com/b/a/257424.htm Fans of ABC’s hit SF series Lost who played this summer’s alternate-reality game The Lost Experience got a big payoff if they stuck with it: the secret to Hurley’s numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42) and revelations about the Dharma Initiative and the Hanso Foundation. The answers, which were reported by TV Guide, can be found in a video detailing the elaborate backstory to the show, which has been posted in its entirety on YouTube.com. The numbers represent the Valenzetti Equation, a mathematical formula having to do with the timetable for humanity’s extinction. The show’s sinister Dharma Initiative was an effort by the mysterious Hanso Foundation to ward off that inevitability.
When Dharma failed, Hanso’s nefarious acting leader, Thomas Mittelwerk, set in motion a plan to release a virus that would kill 30 percent of the world’s population
SCIFI.COM’s Big Resistance Source: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&i… The first two webisodes of Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, SCIFI.COM’s 10-part, five-week online prequel series, broke traffic records for SCI FI Pulse, the site’s broadband channel. The first two installments generated 1.2 million streams in one week, achieving in seven days more than half the total number of streams SCI FI Pulse delivered in the previous month. “The phenomenal success of The Resistance proves that there is a definite audience for webisodes that can have an impact on TV viewing,” Craig Engler, senior vice president of SCIFI.COM and SCI FI Magazine, said in a statement. “Response on our online message boards indicates that not only are our existing fans excited about season three of Battlestar Galactica, the webisodes are creating new fans. People who have never watched the show before are very excited to become new viewers.” The show is not available outside the US – coz Sci Fi channel are a bunch o’gits.
Ryan’s Dragon Con Report Ryans report on Dragon Con
Mr. Peabody Heads For Film DreamWorks Animation is developing a computer-animated film based on Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the classic animated TV shorts about a time-traveling dog and his boy, Variety reported. Rob Minkoff (The Haunted Mansion) will direct the film, based on the shorts that were introduced in 1959 as part of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Sod that: What about Mr Ben?
Heroes Also Has Villains Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of NBC’s upcoming superhero drama Heroes, told SCI FI Wire that the show will have a season-long arc involving the hunt for a super-powered serial killer. “We are bringing in other people with super powers, and they are not necessarily heroes,” Kring said in a conference-call interview on Sept. 14. “The show does introduce the concept of a major villain in the second episode, and that villain becomes a sort of a linchpin, [a] central character for most of the first season.”