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Prometheus TrailerA team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Cast / Characters: Noomi Rapace / Elizabeth Shaw Logan Marshall-Green / Charlie Holloway Michael Fassbender / David Charlize Theron / Meredith Vickers
Rated: R
Release Date: Fri 08 Jun 2012 UTC
Directors: Ridley Scott
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Plot: Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant planet containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.
Poster: Prometheus
Rating (Rating from 1 to 10): 7.0
Runtime (in minutes): 124
Tagline (slogan): The search for our beginning could lead to our end
Votes (votes from imdb members): 450,131
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof

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Plot Summary:

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

The screenplay for Cowboys & Aliens is by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, from a screen story by Fergus & Ostby and Steve Oedekerk. It is based on Platinum Studios’ “Cowboys & Aliens” by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Grazer, Howard, Kurtzman, Orci and Rosenberg produce. Spielberg, Favreau, Denis L. Stewart, Bobby Cohen and Ryan Kavanaugh executive produce.

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time travel

Here is a translation of the statement: “The time-travel drama is becoming a hot theme for TV and films. But its content and the exaggerated performance style are questionable. Many stories are totally made-up and are made to strain for an effect of novelty. The producers and writers are treating the serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore.”

In a nut shell it sounds like the problem isn’t necessarily with time-travel, but with movies that place modern characters together with historical figures, China finds the whole thing offensive. The result of time-travel is usually comical and at times makes some awesome science fiction movies, time-travel it is also widely used by most SciFi TV series at some point or another. This doesn’t mean that movies about historical figures can’t be made, they just can’t be inaccurate or represent China’s heroes poorly.


Logans Run

The project is based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan that was adapted into the 1976 film starring Michael York. The base of the story for those of you that have no clue is a future society where people are executed upon reaching a certain age and those that seek to avoid their fate are deemed “Runners.” There was also a short lived TV series also named Logan’s Run (1977-1978) which picks up where the original movie left off.

The character of Logan is one of those executioners, known as the Sandmen, who ends up on the run after he becomes sympathetic with members of an underground railroad of Runners.

Beall will be picking up writing duties after Alex Garland (Never Let Me Go, 28 Days Later), who was previously attached to the project.




Plot: The series follows Beck (Elijah Wood), a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler.

Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.




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Firefly is set five hundred years from today in a new planetary system after humanity abandons “Earth That Was”. Under the leadership of Malcolm Reynolds, a renegade who fought against the new unified central government (the “Alliance”), the crew of the Firefly-class vessel Serenity struggles to survive any way they can. They fly between the border planets to keep away from the Alliance and below its radar.

The theme lyrics to Firefly gives a good insite into the show. Check it out below.

“Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care I’m still free, you can’t take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain’t coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea, you can’t take the sky from me……There’s no place I can be since I found Serenity, you… can’t take the sky from me.”

Each of the crew members has a special role: Malcolm Reynolds holds the duty of Captain – he is a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the Alliance to no avail. He strives to keep all his crew members on task and Serenity flying safely, while trying to make a living and do the right thing…in his rather flexible moral framework. Zoe (aka The Soldier) is extremely loyal to Reynolds as she served with him during the war and owes her life to him. Zoe has the strength and experience to take command of the ship, if necessary. Wash is Serenity’s pilot (and Zoe’s husband) – unassuming, self-deprecating, and calm with a sense of humor. Kaylee is the ship’s mechanic – an experienced engineer who keeps Serenity flying. Inara is a ‘Registered Companion,’ most easily described as a high-priced courtesan or geisha. She is also the person with the highest social standing on the ship and acts as the crew’s Ambassador. Jayne is the muscle of the crew. A tough, uncultured Mercenary, unpleasant and offensively direct, but loyal to those on his crew…usually. The newcomers are: Simon Tam is the Doctor on Serenity and comes from a wealthy family and has a privileged upbringing. He has spent his life savings and future to save his sister, River. River (aka The Fugitive) was experimented on by the government. Her psychic visions (a result of the experiments) are taken at first as babble by the crew but they slowly come to realize that there’s more going on than what shows on the surface. Book or “The Shepherd,” is a wise minister who knows far more about military matters and battle tactics than a man of the cloth should, and his past is shrouded in mystery.

This series was described as a “science fiction western” but is different from other space-based shows as it features no aliens. Despite receiving critical acclaim and a very positive reaction from Whedon fans, FOX had trouble with Firefly from the start. The network didn’t like the western concept of the show, and asked Whedon to write a new pilot episode that featured more action (The Train Job). The order in which the episodes were meant to air was changed. The show was put on hiatus at mid-season and cancelled shortly thereafter. Only thirteen episodes were filmed, of which just ten made it on the air, the last shown being the original two-hour pilot. (For stations and individuals seeking the intended air order of the series as specified by creator Joss Whedon, as opposed to the order Fox originally aired them, see here )

Luckily, Firefly has found a permanent afterlife in an amazing DVD box set featuring the complete series plus several commentaries and special features. Firefly has also since aired in many countries around the world, contributing to its still-growing fanbase. Most exciting of all, Firefly went on to the big screen in a movie called Serenity!


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