Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Former Battlestar Galactica editors Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy have made an exciting documentary film that they are turning to Kickstarter and you to help them fund the final post production work.
Among the premiums you can receive for various levels of financial support, there are a number of items that will be of interest to Battlestar Galactica fans including a limited reproduction of the Cylon War painting from Adama's quarters, to dining with the Admiral himself, Edward James Olmos.
So check out the video below, and read their press release and visit the Kickstarter page and pledge whatever amount you can to bring this fantastic project to completion.
Andrew Seklir Producer/Director, MAN VS SNAKE: The Long and Twisted tale of Nibbler
Direct link to press release on our official website.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28, 2013 - In 1984, with a single quarter, a case of Mountain Dew and over 44 hours of continuous play, 16 year-old Timothy McVey (the gamer, not the bomber) recorded the highest score in video game history. 25 years later, inspired by rumors of a higher score, McVey embarks on an epic quest to regain his title by setting a new world record. Filmmakers Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy (former "Battlestar Galactica" editors) have chronicled this madcap odyssey in a new feature-length documentary MAN VS SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler. They are now seeking to raise post-production funds through Kickstarter and currently 44% funded.
A window into the enduring subculture of competitive classic video gaming, MAN VS SNAKE is a funny and compelling tale that tells the story of “Nibbler” -- a little known but notorious classic arcade game unique for its ability to register a billion points -- and McVey, the first person in history to reach this remarkable milestone. In January 1984, with enough caffeine to drop a cow and a few friends to cheer him on, McVey fought fatigue, faulty joysticks, and "Nibbler" itself for over two days to register, finally, the world's first billion-point score. The film details McVey's historic achievement and follows his very personal, and at times poignant, present-day journey as he seeks to reclaim his record. Tim faces fierce competition from around the world and must fight to overcome his own demons (and the trials of middle age) or risk losing his legacy forever. The film reunites audiences with some of their favorite characters from KING OF KONG: Billy Mitchell (the renowned "Donkey Kong" champion who was a witness to McVey's first billion-point game) and Walter Day (who owned the arcade where it happened). With a quirky cast of international characters, a generous helping of profanity, unexpected twists and turns, the film has humor and edge. It not only succeeds in documenting one of the more interesting events from the classic era, but proves to be a powerful tale of the triumph of the human spirit as well.
Five years in the making, the film wrapped principal photography this summer and is currently in post-production. The film is seeking finishing funds on Kickstarter and is offering some unique "Battlestar Galactica" related rewards as well as an original poster and signed concept artwork by Don Bluth, the legendary animator (SECRET OF NIHM, XANADU, ROBIN HOOD) famous for design the video games DRAGON'S LAIR and SPACE ACE.
Official Kickstarter Page.
And check out this interview with the film makers by Patrick Scott Patterson on YouTube:
Posted by Logan Gawain at 6:25 PM
Friday, May 03, 2013
The reviews are coming in for JJ Drek 2: Into Crapness. Mr. Beaks at Ain't It Cool News, and Silas Lesnick at Coming Soon.Net reveal the ugly truth about how the Jar Jar Abrams brain trust of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (a mentally disturbed conspiracy theorist and "truther") and Damon Lindelof, the guy who screwed up the ending to Lost and inflicted Prometheus upon us, all gathered together in their dark lair, and set out to rape Gene Roddenberry's legacy. For full spoilers on this atrocity of a "movie" made for suckers willing to be mulct and mouth breathers who like explosions and illogic all on display in glittering 3D read a detailed synopsis here. The fact that this film may make any money at all only speaks to the decay of society, and the failure of the culture to uphold any standards of aesthetics. Don't waste your hard earned money on this crap, don't surrender your money to pick pockets and thieves who are parasites on the Roddenberry legacy. Little JJ has made the moral equivalent of a snuff film. Theatre goers should shun and actively protest this so called "movie" made by mental midgets and deranged Hollywood monsters. On the Franklin Scale of 1-10, 10 being best, Star Drek: Into Crapness gets a Negative -17.
Posted by Logan Gawain at 6:32 PM
Friday, April 12, 2013
Bear McCreary not too long ago detailed the process of scoring Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome on his blog. A limited edition CD of the score is available from LA LA Land Records. Bear also recently announced he's launching his own record label.
Posted by Logan Gawain at 9:58 PM
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By Jo-Ann Rogan
You all thought Ambrosia was all that was served at Joe’s Bar aboard the Galactica. But that’s not the case. While on a top-secret mission, Lee Adama stumbled across a martini type drink that sparkled when held up to the light. He brought his old friend Joe a few cases of the drink onto the Battlestar to help his friend vary the selections at Lee’s favorite bar. We cannot tell you exactly where these libations came from, but it was Joe’s idea to mix them in these proportions over ice. The folks aboard the Battlestar flocked to the bar until the stockpile was gone. The taste and the sparkles in the glass mesmerized the crew, and became quite the hit. For at least an evening, they paid the Cylon no mind.
I am now able to share this recipe with you, and it can be duplicated very closely with spirits found on Earth.
Take a martini or cocktail glass and either chill it in the freezer for 15 minutes or fill the glass with ice and water as you make the drink.
In a tumbler full of ice pour:
2 ½ oz of vanilla flavored vodka
1oz Goldschlager schnapps
Shake vigorously till mixture is icy.
Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy.
Sit back and watch the sparkles before you drink. Joe thought the sparkles were a little of the view out his window of the ship captured in a glass.
As you sip ponder what you would do about the Cylon.
This cocktail recipe was diligently researched and concocted by Jo-Ann Rogan, the in-house bartender of Dish Network Deals. To receive all the best shows on television, contact Dish for more information on Dish Hopper DVR and Dish Bundles. And stay tuned for the next recipe in Jo-Ann’s series of television-themed cocktail specialties.