Why Ron Howard can’t stop thinking about Stephen King’s Dark Tower

It isn't if Dark Tower is coming to screen it's now when

The Dark Tower TV series hasn’t yet been green-lit by Universal Pictures, the intended director—Ron Howard—has already immersed himself in Stephen King’s fantasy western world.

Howard, who spoke at length with the LA Times, said, “I’ve been reading and researching and just kind of living with it. I’ve been constantly going through stuff and I’ve just been re-listening to it [on audio books] on my iPod.”

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TRON’s Past is Our Present: From Film to Real-World Tech

Tron is here.. or is he?

It’s been twenty-eight years since the original TRON showed moviegoers “a world inside the computer where man has never been.” Although the film’s visual effects, once so cutting edge that they were said to have been cheating, now look dated, the ideas and computing concepts shared with a mass audience for the first time have fermented in the brains of a generation and can now been seen in the world around us.

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Earth Station One Episode 38: What is it Doctor? Why, it’s our some of our favorite Doctor Who stories

Earth Station One Episode 38 - What is it Doctor? Why, it’s our some of our favorite Doctor Who stories

Doctor Who artwork by Jon Pinto

With the excitement building and less then two weeks to go till the Doctor Who Christmas Special airs we thought it would be fun this week to get some of our friends on the show and do a round table discussion about some of our favorite Doctor Who stories. Sitting in with us from the US Whocast we have Matt Murdick from the Hoo on Who Podcast we welcome David Hooie and from The Happiness Patrol Podcast we welcome back Lewis Bailey.

Join us for another fun filled podcast that we like to call 38 – What is it Doctor? Why, it’s our some of our favorite Doctor Who stories

Table of Contents

0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:08:17 ESO Rants and Raves – Spooks / Reopening the X-Files Podcast / San Diego Comic Con
0:21:44 The Geek Seat w/ David Hooie
0:31:47 Our Favorite Doctor Who Stories
2:09:58 Show Close

Links
US Whocast
Hoo on Who
The Happiness Patrol
Reopening the X-Files

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UK Trailer for Greg Mottola’s PAUL Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Simon meet Paul, Paul meet Simon

If you like your first-contact movies with extra-terrestrial stoners, bad reggae dancing and a metric ton of jokes about “spaceman balls,” then this Simon Pegg-Nick Frost road comedy is for you.

This UK trailer gives us the first real look at this comedy, and three things are abundantly clear: 1) Seth Rogen is now the definitive stoner actor and can make anything seem half-baked, even little green men built like porn stars; 2) Kristen Wiig looks kinda hot with one eye; and 3) aliens like their food so rare it’s still kicking.

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13 sci-fi luxury gifts for the rich, super rich and ultra rich

Start Saving Your Pennies for these gifts

You know how they say the best gifts are the ones given from the heart or hand-made with love? To hell with that. We want over-the-top, excessive and downright filthy-rich presents, and we want them right now.

Check out 13 sci-fi luxury gifts for the rich, super-rich and ultra-rich that we probably won’t be getting this holiday season. But we can dream, can’t we?

See the list here