In case there was any doubt after the onslaught of rumors, J. J. Abrams has been officially announced as the director of Star Wars 7.
This is rather intriguing news for me, as I grew up in a time where obsession over Star Wars vs. Star Trek was pretty much a blood feud. You could not be a fan of both, to do so was shameful. One could say that it was our Edward vs. Jacob. And yes, we were all too young to realize that Industrial Light and Magic was producing effects for both the Star Wars and Star Trek films (and if you told us, we’d probably deny it and brand you a traitor to your space franchise of choice).
Well, now the man behind Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness is bringing us Star Wars 7. It’s pretty big news for my generation. The man who brought life back to Star Trek is bringing life back Star Wars, the blood feud is finally over. And, who knows, maybe I’ll get the crossover I’ve always wanted (please don’t tell my friends from school).
The Shadow vs. The Green Hornet (without Kato), who would win?
Hooray, he did it! The world didn’t end! The Doctor saved us!
My gaming progression: NES -> SNES -> N64 -> Wii -> Xbox 360 -> Wii U. Yeah, I think I’ll stick with Nintendo.
What if The Avengers came out in 1978? Well, now you know, thanks to this awesome fan trailer.
There are definitely some great bits here, including my favorite Hulk, and some hilarious surprises. It’s a rather humorous romp down Nostalgia Lane.
The new Death Star attack sequence from Star Wars: A New Hope has been revealed at last!
No, of course that wasn’t from the upcoming Blu-Ray release, but can you blame me? As I mentioned before, if George Lucas keeps tweaking things every few years, I’d rather see Malcolm Sutherland re-imagine the entire series.
After having so much fun at WordCamp San Francisco, my wife and I decided to head out on a road trip back up to San Francisco, California. Along the way to San Francisco, we stopped for hiking in Aptos, our main hotel in Burlingame (right across the bay from SFO for some great airplane shots), Golden Gate Park (and the Conservatory of Flowers for some great close-up shots), the Automattic office, the Palace of Fine Arts, Coit Tower, and finally Solvang to see just how easy it is to turn a historic Danish community into an outdoor shopping mall.
For some reason, the auto-focus on my old camera decided that it was done with this world after the WordCamp trip, so I made this trip with my shiny new Nikon P500 and wound up with a ton of great photos to share. Feel free to also check out my roadtrip2011 tag for some more photos via my iPhone and the WordPress app’s awesome Quick Photo feature.
There have been many adaptations of the Hulk, but only one really stands out as truly incredible, perhaps even giving the comic itself a run for its money. No, I’m not talking about the recent movie, the one before that, or even the animated series. I’m talking about The Incredible Hulk, a 5-season TV series running from 1977 to 1982, staring Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.
Back in the dark ages of the internet, space was limited, uploading large photos took hours, and gallery management was still in its infancy. Back then, I only uploaded small versions of my photos to the blog here and kept my originals on Apple’s convenient MobileMe gallery, but MobileMe is going for the long walk, space is not as limited as it was, broadband is awesome, and so are WordPress.com galleries, so I figured it was time to put everything in one place.
With that said, I have re-uploaded significantly larger photos to all of my galleries, from Alaska in 2002 to Vienna in 2011. Of course, these still aren’t the originals, that would still take countless hours, but at least you won’t have to squint to see them.
Ten years ago, I was reintroduced to the joys of first person shooter games by Halo: Combat Evolved. At the time, the game was revolutionary in its graphics, concept, and overall scope, but it sure looks rather dated compared to today’s offerings, like Halo: Reach.
Well, fans of the Halo franchise received some unexpected news today by way of the E3 expo. After ten years, Halo: Combat Evolved is being completely remastered. Though the game is receiving a complete visual refresh, the developers have promised that it will play and feel exactly the same as the original, and nostalgic gamers will be able to switch between the original and remastered graphics at the push of a button.
Oh yeah, there’s some news about Halo 4 too, but I’m obviously more excited about the remastered first game. Wouldn’t you be?