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Announcing … The BSG Frakkin’ Finale Party


Calling all BSG fans in and around Toronto! Join and for the BSG Frakkin’ Finale Party! Join your fellow BSG fans for food, fun, and of course, the best frakkin’ series finale of the decade!

For more details, and to RSVP, please visit the Facebook Event Page.

Special thanks to Daniel “The TV Addict” for designing the fantastic poster!

Hope to see you there!

Please note – this event is 100% not for profit, and is in no way affiliated with SciFi Network or Space

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What Cons Are You Hitting This Year?

gdl-polaris1Last summer, I went to my first sci-fi/fantasy cons, and what an experience they were for this TV fan!

At Polaris 22 in July, I got the chance to see Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd, Moonlight/Veronica Mars star Jason Dohring, and Dead Like Me’s Ellen Muth. In August, it was FanExpo 2008, where I attended a fantastic BSG panel with Edward James Olmos and Aaron Douglas, and discovered the world of Smallville after checking out a session with Michael Rosenbaum and Laura Vandervoort.

There are so many cons and TV festivals being announced; most recently, PaleyFest 09, which I want to check out some day.  I’m hoping to return to both Polaris and Fan Expo this year, but my ultimate goal – San Diego Comicon!

So, any other TV lovers out there planning to hit the con circuit in 2009? And which ones would you recommend?

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Triffids Miniseries Coming to BBC


John Wyndham’s classic sci-fi novel Day of the Triffids will be hitting the tube this year as a BBC miniseries.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the astounding cast includes Dougray Scott, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley.

If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a taste of what’s in store:

(Dougray) Scott will play Bill Maysen, a doctor who has to lead a band of humans in an epic battle with the Triffids, a flesh-eating vegetable originally used as an energy source. When spectators gather worldwide for a much-anticipated solar storm, billions are left blinded and the few sighted survivors watch as society collapses into chaos.

Now, I remember reading this book in high school, along with Wyndham’s The Chrysalids, and didn’t really enjoy either at the time, but re-read the latter in my early 20s and loved it. So I think it’s time to revisit Triffids before this airs.

I haven’t seen a really good miniseries in a while, and with this cast, I think this could be one to watch. As a Nip/Tuck fan, I’m happy that mother/daughter Redgrave and Richardson will be together on screen again. And I’ve really missed Eddie Izzard on TV since The Riches was canceled.

An air date has not been announced yet, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

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Watching “We Are One”

There is no doubt that this is a very important week, not only for the US as they welcome their 44th President, Barack Obama, but also for what it means to the whole world. What better way to celebrate this historic occasion than a concert, with musical superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and U2, with the Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop?

I’m not an American, but I’m very happy right now for my neighbours to the south. Watching this concert, seeing the smiles on the faces of the crowd, and feeling the ever growing sense of hope – what an exciting time to be alive!

Most moving performances? I thought Mary J. Blige’s rendition of “Lean on Me” was stellar. And of course, my favourite band on the planet, U2, performing “Pride (In the Name of Love” and “City of Blinding Lights”, choked me up a bit. Here’s their entire performance:

What was your favourite moment in today’s Inaugural Celebration?

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