I just finished up watching the CBS TV show Jericho and all I have to say is that, yet again the TV executives made a bad choice on cancelling this show back in 2008. Jericho first season was in 2006 and was cancelled after the first season because of low ratings. But a out cry of public support brought the show back in 2008 which was a short season two, but the 8 episodes wrapped up the show for the most part. But it did leave it open for more in my opinion. Only bad thing is that it has been almost four years since Jericho was cancelled and the odds of getting a full cast back together would be difficult. But there is some home, writers and producers are kicking around a movie sequel to Jericho based on the comic book ‘season three’ if the comic sells well they will know there is some interest and we just might see it some day.

So what is Jericho about? I will try not to give too much away but the United States is hit by several nuclear terrorist attacks and the story unfolds on how the town of Jericho copes with this as food shortages, no power, rival towns and inner turmoil takes hold. The story is a good one because it tries to show how decent people would probably slowly evolve or act in this type of stressful environment and I think they did a decent job in bringing it to the screen. There is a nice underlying conspiracy story to Jericho and I will not go into that because that is the good stuff.

Currently if you have Netflix streaming you can watch all of the episodes and I highly recommend that you do. I didn’t know about Jericho until someone mentioned it in the forums so I gave it a watch and was glad I did. Only bad thing is that I want more and I hope one day we will see Jericho again.

Now I have to go find this Season 3 – Civil War Comic series and read it. If you have seen Jericho and or just started watching would like to know what you thought of the show?

Star Trek Aurora

I recently came across this Star Trek themed CGI short film created by Tim Vining. I have enjoyed every minute of these videos and cannot wait for the final episode, hopefully due out this summer. I won’t give away to much of the film but you will like the story, these 4 short clips are about 10mins each and move the story along nicely without rushing it.

Here is a basic run description on what the short film is about:

Star Trek: Aurora follows the exploits of captain Kara Carpenter and her new (and only) Vulcan first mate T’Ling on their tiny merchant cargo ship Aurora. This fully CG-animated movie is set just after the original Star Trek series in a lawless sector of space, where Kara and T’Ling engage in their marginal venture while trying to both turn a profit and stay out of trouble, but even in the vastness of space, trouble is never far away…and sometimes the past is never far enough behind.

Read more about Star Trek Aurora and the production process on the website:

Tim if you read this you did a great job on the story/plot and especially the character models, and then using the whole 60’s uniforms and ship styles. I had my headphones on, and the background sound effects and the occasional music tracks were well done as well. I cannot wait for the conclusion of this story and hope you continue these short films and stay in the scifi arena.

Well enough waiting check out the entire film below:

Lost: Black Earth

I just came across this movie and not sure exactly if it has actually been released or not? The movie was made a few years back in 2004 for about 10,000 AU by James Cole. The movie has a website located here:

Here is the basic story around the movie:

Escaping a devastating attack on her space station, the N.O.H.A.Gen. scientist Myola Jackson (Marianthe Esse) finds herself uncontrollably heading toward Earth in her damaged capsule.

Crashing on a coastline off Austrasia, she awakens to find herself lost on a hostile continent. Washed ashore, she is rescued by a Romid Warrior, Wez DeMillen (Jamie Wilson) and his son Gart (Dale DeSilva), who quickly find themselves pursued by the Kryslum aliens intent on her destruction. To reach the safety of the coastal town of Dignity Bay, they embark on an epic journey through the treacherous and unpredictable environment. Constantly pursued by the evil Kryslums, they are joined by an eccentric hermit scientist known only as Fergus (Peter Davies), who helps them rescue a Kryslum slave soldier they call José (Cameron Plant). Together this band of misfits defeat the odds only to discover that the people of Dignity Bay are being held captive by the Kryslums. As it appears all hope is lost and chaos rules, they must fight in the last days of the black earth to bring forth a new dawn.

I have checked Netflix and my local video store and I cannot seem to fin Lost: Black Earth anywhere? I know I read somewhere that James Cole was thinking about releasing this movie for free download did this ever happen? I will try to contact James and see if there is any status on it going free or not.

Watch the movie for free and tell us what you think:

Anyone seen Hunter Prey?

The other day I was on Netflix streaming browsing through the SciFi section looking for new releases and saw Hunter Prey. This was a movie that came out in 2010 and I don’t ever remember it seeing advertisements for it. So first thing I thought was a low budget B rated movie. Boy was I wrong, the movie may have been low budget because of location (the desert) and special effects. But this wasn’t really needed, because the storyline and the acting was pretty darn good in this movie. The end is left open for a sequel which I hope does happen because it would be great to see.

As far as I know this is Sandy Collora’s first full length movie he has directed. In the past he has made a few short films, see his youtube channel:

So checkout the Hunter Prey trailer and if you have Netflix you can stream, you can go out and rent it or buy it from Amazon. Let us know what you think of the movie.