POLL: Summer Movies 2013 Results

This month’s poll asked the KT community which summer movie they were most anticipating.  The summer looks like a clear two-horse race between Star Trek and Superman.  Star Trek dominated the voting early, but Man of Steel came roaring back and nearly overtook the Enterprise.  Look for another poll next week and thanks for voting!

Watch All Six Star Wars Films At Once!

From the dark recesses of things we nerds do with technology and way too much time, comes this from Michael McNulty.  Have you ever wanted to watch the entire Star Wars saga but thought, “Hey, what if I could watch all six of them simultaneously?”  Your multi-tasking geekery now has an outlet.  Enjoy.  May the Force be INTENSELY with you as you try to take all this in, and Happy Easter!

 

My Favorite Scene: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

There are seven Saturdays between now and the opening of Star Trek: Into Darkness (Star Trek XII for those of you scoring at home).  The next seven MFS will highlight the best of the series while allowing me to skip over some of the more craptacular entries (you’ll note we’re starting with the second film, for example).

Since it’s been 31 years, I think we can confidently reveal that Spock sacrifices his life at the end of Star Trek II.  I wish I could have found a longer cut of it, but this picks up after Spock has stabilized the engine core and exposed himself to lethal amounts of radiation.  This picks up just after Kirk arrives down in the engine room to find his best friend fading.  It’s one of the greatest screen deaths of all-time (somewhat mitigated by the fact that it didn’t stick) and when you take away all the science fiction trappings and settings, it’s really just two best friends saying goodbye.  It’s noble and poignant and, no, I’m not watching it because it still makes me misty.

Trailer Time: Metal Gear Solid V and Details

Fans of Solid Snake, rejoice!  Five minutes of trailery goodness and details on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain straight from the GDC.

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Konami’s Hideo Kojima showed the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which you can now watch below!

Last August, Kojima announced an open-world game titled “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” and then in December, at the Spike Video Game Awards, a trailer for a game called “The Phantom Pain” was revealed. As it turns out, both were promos for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

“‘The Phantom Pain’ and ‘Ground Zeroes’ put together is ‘Metal Gear Solid V,’” Kojima said today. The game will run on Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine. Here’s the official announcement:

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the next chapter in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. To reinforce the announcement and address all the questions fans have been asking all year, Kojima Productions unveiled a brand new trailer for the new title at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

“Following the success of METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, we have extremely high expectations for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We hope to expand and revolutionize the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise utilizing the FOX Engine, while providing fans the high-quality and immersive experience they have come to expect from Kojima Productions.”

First unveiled in METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER, the new METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer shows the fall of Mother Base and provides visual hints that unveil the connection between METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES and METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The trailer also showcases the FOX Engine’s exceptional level of visual quality with seamless integration of gameplay and cut scenes.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

CBS Announces Renewals for the 2013 – 2014 TV Season

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CBS announced 18 returning series have been renewed for the 2013-2014 broadcast season.  The only shows I watch on CBS are The Big Bang Theory and The Amazing Race, so this all means little to me but somehow they are the most-viewed network.  Here are all 18 of the little devils:
* NCIS
* The Big Bang Theory
* Elementary
* 60 Minutes
* How I Met Your Mother (9th and final season wherein the kids will finally be
   told their mother is a robot and the whole thing’s been a lie)
* 2 Broke Girls
* Mike & Molly
* CSI
* NCIS: Los Angeles
* Person of Interest
* Blue Bloods
* Hawaii Five-O
* The Mentalist
* The Amazing Race
* Survivor
* Undercover Boss
* 48 Hours

If you’re wondering why Two and Half Men isn’t on that list….get off my page.  No, seriously, get out.  Shoo!