Well, it looks like the Myst series may be coming to an end. According to Ubisoft, Myst V: End of Ages will be the final chapter for the “Myst franchise”. The good news is that Myst V will be developed by both Ubisoft and Cyan Worlds. One thing that is not made entirely clear is whether Myst V will be the end of the Myst+Uru universe, or just the Myst universe. Here’s the press release.
My Personal Library has been slightly updated. This catalogue of my library is not complete by any means, but it’s a start. If you want to trade or purchase, contact me via email and we’ll work something out. Current library stats:
Books: 157 (Graphic Novels, complete; Normal Books and Novels, minimal)
Movies 123 (complete)
Music (coming soon)
Games: 7 (minimal)
If you can handle musicals and haven’t seen The Phantom of the Opera (the movie) yet, then I highly suggest that you do. The only reason for its low ratings on IMDB is because most fans of the original Broadway production don’t feel that the actors are faithful to the original cast. When, in fact, they are. Gerard Butler’s performance as the Phantom was very faithful to Michael Crawford’s original performance. Remember, the Phantom was not an operatic vocalist, he was an emotional wreck. And, Gerard Butler excelled at bringing out the Phantom’s emotion. Also, consider the fact that Andrew Lloyd Webber (the creator of the original Phantom of the Opera musical) was involved in producing the film, casting the actors, and was on set every day. Nothing transpired that he didn’t approve of. In fact, he has been quoted saying that this film is the way he wanted to present the story, because there were so many limitations presented by the stage. This film is his “definitive vision”. The Phantom of the Opera truly is a work of art, and not one to be taken lightly just for a few childish disagreements. If you haven’t had time to see this film, make time. It’s worth it.
Soon, the New Year will be upon us. Yes, it is a time for celebrating what good has come and what good will come, bit it is also time to celebrate The Lord of the Rings. Yes, it appears that the trilogy has finally come to an end this month, with the released of The Return of the King: Special Extended Edition, but you can still relive the adventure by reading The Lord of the Rings (the 50th Anniversary Edition). This striking edition comes stylishly bound into one novel, as it was meant to be read, and has been corrected under the supervision of the author’s son. If both of those are too much for you, then “ring” in the New Year with your very own copy of The One Ring. This well-crafted tutorial comes straight from the astonishing Rick Yaeger of MacMerc, and promises to be a staple in pop-culture history. Either way you go, enjoy your New Year.
Does anyone have a DVD-R or VHS copy of Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt that they would be willing to duplicate or loan out for a few days? This only aired on TV once, but I made the stupid mistake of loaning my copy out to someone who recorded over it with ice skating. I don’t think I’m doing anything illegal by asking this, as there are no commercially available tapes or disks. I’m willing to pay $10US plus shipping, though other prices are negotiable. All transactions will take place after delivery.
Update: The DVD is now available for purchase through Amazon.com. I have placed my order.