Long story short, they maintained the integrity of the original series while enhancing the space scenes through CGI and other special effects. The result its, in a word, breathtaking. It is the anti-Lucas, who remastered his original trilogy and IMHO, fucked it up royally. The first DVD release was good, but when you see it side by side with the remastered version, the colors pop, the contrast and clarity are more striking, and the ship...My GOD, the ship....My glorious Enterprise...(no bloody A, B, C, or D!)...
I could go on ad nauseum about the effects but well, I thought you all would rather see for yourself.
I'm sorry; maybe I'm just a huge sap...but I can't see that ship or hear that music without getting teary-eyed.
Oh, penumbren , dear friend. We are so so terribly doomed. *multiple headdesks*
No, I'm not drunk, under the influence, or anything. I just went outside tonight, played with the barn cats, had a fantastic conversation with my dear friend, Chris, then looked up at the stars, saw my first bat or two of the season, and thought of how damn thankful I am to have you all in my life.
Thank you so much, all of you, for being so wonderful. I'm so blessed to call you 'Friend'.
Secondly, this is a powerful video from Postsecret. Definitely worth the watch for this weeks secrets.
Thirdly, I still love Transformers. May find a way to see it this coming weekend at the cheapseats.
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Trust me on this one. Special appearances by Sargeant Schultz, Hitler, a flaming chair, and a whole bunch of Slim Jims. Yeah, its genius, especially since Hogan and Roddy do their own voices.
Oh, and this icon rules all.
In more sobering news, my beloved "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. I'm really upset by this news, but if anyone can kick cancers ass, it's Roddy. He's been nothing but a fighter his whole life so I'm praying for strength for him. I wanna see him on the pipes again in the ring, kicking people's butts in Piper's Pit...*sniff* So, Roddy, I guess the above video just makes me smile; just when cancer gives the answers, Roddy changes the questions.
Anyway, I decided that this video was appropriate for today, the anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob! Absolute hilarity.
Edit: I just saw the Spiderman 3 Trailer.
Two words: HOLY SHIT!!!!
I seriously have chills going up and down my spine. Holy shit, this could potentially beat the excellence of Spidey 2. Don't even get me started on the symbiont...
Ok, so this video made me die laughing.
First of all, I want to know what the hell Trips used on his hair. Seriously, he was a friggen Pantene ProV model.
Secondly, while I am SO glad that Shawn feels more fulfilled, saved his own life, soul, marriage, whatever...DAMN I miss the days when he could act like this.
Thirdly, hearing him say "F*ck Me" made me happy in lots of ways. Also, hearing him call it the 'Oral" office.
*sigh* I hate to say it, but Creative needs to wake up. As acebarettasaid, the DX of today is "not DX; it's DX Lite! Just one calorie!"
I hate to admit it, but when I watch this stuff again, and then I see what's on RAW, no matter how much I love my boyz, I've got to agree. Cmon, Creative! Don't let us down!
Ummm, I had other things to say, but I'm sure I'll update more later. Just wanted to give everyone a few laughs.
Ok, update. I'm sitting here watching Judgement Day 2000, just for shits and giggles, and I have to say, that Shawn is wearing THE tiniest shorts I have ever seen in my life.
And my night has been made.
Also, I'm about to watch Team ECK give a 5 second pose. GOD I miss the days of Edge and Christian, before Edge became the worlds biggest douchebag. Sorry, all you Edge-heads out there, but I'm a proud MFer, and I don't think I'll be able to forgive him and Lita for ruining part of my fandom forever.
Update #2: Ok, incredibly adorable Trips/HBK moment. For those of you who haven't seen Judgment Day 2000, Shawn returns as the Special Guest Ref for Trips' and The Rock's Iron Man match. As I said before, he's wearing THE tiniest shorts ever. I mean, BEYOND Daisy Dukes. At one point, Trips says, "I gotta ask you something, Shawn....You're not going to wear those shorts are you?" Shawn replies, "Of course I'm going to wear these shorts! I LOVE these shorts!" Trips: "I HATE those shorts, Shawn! It looks like like you're smuggling bananas in those things!" All the while Trips is inching closer and closer...smacking Shawn's highly exposed legs....
LMAO I love these guys.
Seriously, I just about friggen died. The fact that they all star the guy who played Satan in Constantine only increases the awesomeness level. I also own a VW Bug, so I'm seriously representin'.
Check them out here, here, and here.
Oh Snap! Ve just dropped it like its hot! Representing Deutchland!
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Chris Daniels and AJ Styles (TNA Wrestling Gods) in a dance-off.
Lord Almighty this is amazing.
In other news, UVA SPANKED Duke today 52-0!! They managed -21 yards rushing. Yes, you heard me...that's no typo. That's a NEGATIVE sign, beeotch!! That's called being sacked, pushed back, slammed, and OWNED!! HOOWahh!
Ummm, what else. OH yes, I am in love with Paul London.
Alright, that's enough fangirling for me right now! More later, I promise. =^)
Sweet. Now my life is complete.
Jeff Hardy also won his bout to be the number one contender for Intercontinental Title against Randy Orton, which is hot.
I also had a really great long family dinner with my aunt's best friend from Cali and her daughter. Good times.
So...I saw a commmercial for the new John Heder movie and I must say, it looks awesome! I'd definitely like to see him branch out into more serious roles, because I think he has a lot of talent.
And the geek-lover in me is just dying to see him in a romantic lead...because...well....I love geeks.
And he's the sweetest of them all.
I mean seriously. LOOK at him during the tennis scene in this trailer. I just about peed myself.
Ok, so I saw POTC2 yesterday with a bunch of friends.
In short, I absolutely loved it. I have not had that much fun at a movie in a longass time. What a heck of an enjoyable experience! Not to mention that my crew and I snuck in some Pirate Water (a.k.a. Capn Morgan rum!) into the theatre disguised as a 20 ounce Dasani! Like real pirates, we just kept passing the bottle down the aisle and back. I'm sure that sounds gross, but whatever; it wasn't going to happen any other way. Needless to say, we had polished that shiznit off thirty minutes into the movie! You ain't really seen "Pirates" for real until you've flasked the theatre with 8 of your best friends from high school. Rock rock on!
I've got some work-related stuff to do on the comp today so my full review of POTC will probably have to wait a day or so. Either way, it gets a solid A. I'd give it an A+ but I have some issues with what they did to the character of Norrington that sadly forces me to remove the hallowed '+' from my grade.
I now need to find some hot POTC icons. Any ideas? Until then, here's Stephen Colbert...as a pirate.
Yes, it's every bit as awesome as it sounds.
In other news, I have to go out and buy a watergun for my buddy Josh's 25th Bday party today! Beer and waterfighting; truly the nectar of the gods.
Ok, so once again, I get to witness the incredible merging of two of my fandoms.
Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera? Here is your twisted love-child: Vader of the Opera.
Watch it. Now. Or I'll Force choke you through the intarwebs!!
**Update** I love Journey. So should you. The excellence of this song is only matched by the weirdness of its video.
OK, I'll stop now.
Game 6 is on tonight. Part of me needs to watch it; part of me worries that I'm going to make myself sick if I do watch it. Right now, its up in the air. Even so, I believe in Dirk Nowitzki (Ich glaube an Dirk Nowitzki). I''m thrilled we're back in Dallas. Lets go boys; lets make it happen!!
No matter what happens, I'm so damn proud of my German boys!
So, to get pumped for tonight, here are some sexay videos!!
Kobe Bryant gets PWNED by Nowitzki!! (Gee, Kobe...did that floor taste good, huh? Hope it did 'cause you got SERVED!!)
Dirk pwns Manu! (Short and sweet. Sorry, Manu...Dirk stole me away from you...)
Dirk pwns...a bug?!?! Trust me; this one is seriously giggleworthy.
Dirk wins the All Star Three Point Shoot out!! (Seriously, this is is a sexy video (the accompanying music track is easily modified for the occasion: "Shake that ass for me. Come on, Dirk, shake that ass for me..." (hey, girl sounds like Dirk! Sorta...). Man, this boy can SHOOT!)
I know that there are many of you out there who love Stephen Colbert. I recently found this video on YouTube and its been cracking me up ever since.
Excerpt: "This isn't Chris Matthews or "Meet the Press"; I bring it."
Watch it now, my lieblings.
**Update** Oh sweet Jesus, you all have GOT to see this one!! It involves Jon Stewart, homosexual scandal with Prince Charles, and bananas.
Needless to say, Colbert friggen loses it!
You, dear friend, who read this right now are now solemnly commanded to go to this link right now. Make sure the sound is turned up; trust me, it will be the funniest 1:30 of your day. Perhaps even your week. Or month. Whatever, just trust me on this one; you will end up mimicking my icon at the end of it.
Charleton Heston, Yul Brynner, and...Samuel L. Jackson as 'Principal Firebush'?!?!?!