Earth Station One Episode 70: Kicking Hydra’s butt across Europe, Here comes Captain America

Earth Station One Episode 70, It's time for Captain AmericaHowdy and welcome to an extra large episode of the Earth Station One Podcast. It’s time to travel back to World War II and help fight the evil forces of Hydra, and also for truth, justice and all thing American, when we review the new movie Captain America, the first Avenger, but wait that’s not all we also take a peek at the 3rd episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day. And after that will be chatting with Mike about his adventures at San Diego Comic Con, and the folks he met out there, and Bobby will talk about Fandom Fest in Louisville, KY

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Lucas loses Supreme Court case (and his stormtrooper copyright)

George Lucas Looses One ... awwww
By Scott Edelman, source Blastr.com

Back in 2009, George Lucas saw his lawsuit against prop designer Andrew Ainsworth, who manufactured replica stormtrooper helmets, squashed by the U.K.’s High Court, and so he appealed to a higher authority. (No, not Yoda.) But now the U.K. Supreme Court has delivered its own decision, which is: “Sorry, George!”

Andrew Ainsworth, the prop designer who made the original stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars (he was paid £20 per helmet and £385 per suit of armor back then), has been manufacturing replicas for the past eight years. Lucasfilm didn’t like that, and has been trying to shut him down every since. Continue reading

‘WALKING DEAD’ SHOCKER: Frank Darabont Steps Down As Showrunner

Frank is stepping down as showrunnerBy NELLIE ANDREEVA, Source: Deadline.com

EXCLUSIVE: This is a quite a bombshell — I hear that Frank Darabont, the creator, executive producer and director of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, is stepping down as showrunner of the series, which is now in production on its upcoming second season. The news is even more surprising given the fact that Darabont was on hand for Walking Dead’s Comic-Con panel just this past Friday alongside fellow executive producers Robert Kirkman, on whose graphic novel the series is based, and Gale Anne Hurd and appeared excited about Season 2. There is speculation that Darabont might be off the show completely, but I hear talks are still ongoing about him possibly staying on in some capacity. Darabont, who spent five years trying to get a TV version of the zombie saga off the ground and wrote and directed the AMC pilot, hails from the feature world, and I hear that he never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series. Continue reading