If you missed Comicon …

Blogger Wil Wheaton has posted an mp3 of his performance at Phoenix Cactus Comicon last weekend at the Mesa Convention Center. The former Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stand By Me star says of the experience: “I performed to a fantastic audience who filled up the room and made me feel cooler than I […]

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New on TV 1/30/08: ‘UFO Hunters’

Whether you’re a UFO believer (a “Mulder”) or a total skeptic (a “Scully”), one thing is for sure: compelling new TV is hard to come by these days. Reality and documentary television has traditionally been a refuge from crises like the current writers strike. The History Channel is continuing that tradition tonight with its new […]

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Happy 50th birthday, LEGO!

LEGO transcends generations, backgrounds and time itself. (And nothing makes a better minefield for unwary parents early in the morning than a bunch of plastic bricks with 2×4 studs.) In recognition of this building block of our culture, Gizmodo presents an illustrated timeline tracing the path of the yellow (and red and blue and green […]

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Comicon!

Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008 is just about to get under way at the Mesa Convention Center. Superstar guest Wil Wheaton talks a bit about that in his latest blog entry. Welcome to the Valley, Wil! Other guests include Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in Star Wars), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return […]

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This viral marketing thing is catchy

True to form, J.J. Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield) has launched a viral marketing Web site for his upcoming Star Trek movie. It shows “live” camera footage of construction work on old NCC-1701, also known as the USS Enterprise (which we first glimpsed last week in a teaser trailer attached to Cloverfield). Speaking of Abrams, Lost returns […]

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Heath Ledger’s untimely end

I had to read the headline twice for it to sink in. Heath Ledger‘s death today at the age of 28 is shocking, made only more so by the fact that excitement was still building for his appearance as the Joker in The Dark Knight, a sequel to Christopher Nolan’s excellent Batman Begins. Actually, it’s […]

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Meet the new Enterprise …

… same as the old Enterprise? Image courtesy of Moviephone Moviephone has posted the first official image of the Starship Enterprise from J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek reboot, due out at Christmas. (For more sneak peeks, you’ll want to check out the teaser trailer attached to Abrams’ latest release, the monster mash Cloverfield, this weekend.)

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Romero rises again!

Lock your doors and board up your windows, horror film writer-director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow) returns to the genre he pioneered with his latest zombie movie, Diary of the Dead. There’s a trailer here for the film, which opens February 15. I know where I’m taking my sweetie for Valentine’s […]

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MacWorld: I need some Air

If you have $1,800 to burn, you can push the envelope – around the new MacBook Air, that is. It’s an ultra-thin, mostly wireless powerhouse with an optional flash-drive upgrade. Now, I’m not at MacWorld, and I’m still absorbing how cool this is, so you can read more about it here or on just about […]

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