Comic Con 2007

July 27, 2007 at 4:47 pm (Rock)

Check me out over on SCIFI.COM

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Mondo Gen.

July 26, 2007 at 6:21 am (Rock)

Mondo

Greetings from ComicCon 2007 in San Diego…

Remember that album by the Ramones called “Mondo Bizaro”????? It was a great overlooked piece of art.

A few bites of rock news, Lonn Friend is teaming up with Evan and Tera. We had lunch with him on Monday and he filled us in on all the details. More info on the podcast regarding this but I can tell you it is going to be a love story.

I spoke with Nick O. on the phone yesterday and he confirmed that Mondo Generator does have to leave Ozzfest… He enjoyed the few shows that he did on the tour but right now his attention is needed elsewhere. He’ll see us back on the road this fall, in what promises to be an awesome double package tour with everyone’s favorite Scandinavian maniacs.

If you are at ComicCon, stop by the Sci Fi Channel table and say, “hello.”

Here is a list of all the actors we will on hand this year:

Amanda Tapping (Stargate)
David Hewlett (Stargate)
Jewel Staite (Stargate/Firefly)
Joe Flanigan (Stargate)
Colin Ferguson (Eureka)
Salli Richardson (Eureka)
Ed Quinn (Eureka)
Joe Morton (Eureka)
Jordan Hinson (Eureka)
Feedback (Superhero)
Mary McDonnell (BSG)
Katee Sackoff (BSG)
Tricia Helfer (BSG)
Kathleen Robertson (Tin Man)
Eric Johnson (Flash)
Gina Holden (Flash)

We will also have some of the writers and producers from our shows joining us…. (Stan Lee, Ron Moore, Andy Sheer and more.)

Watch Stan Lee’s Who Wants To Be A Superhero on Sci Fi tomorrow night. This premiere episode of season 2 has a brief appearance of the great CC Banana. I hooked it up for him.

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Bionic

July 20, 2007 at 3:23 pm (Rock)

Bionic Starbuck – Katee Sackoff on Bionic Woman.

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The new Nick Oliveri Mondo Generator CD “Dead Planet” is kicking my ass.  All fans of QOTSA and Kyuss and good music need to check this out….  download “I Never Sleep” and “Paper Thin” off iTunes for a sample of this great new release.

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The next Live Talking Metal show goes out over Bionic Radio on 8/7 at 7pm ET.

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Battlestar Galactica

July 19, 2007 at 9:56 pm (Rock)

Battlestar Galactica, one of television’s most raved about series, garnered recognition in four categories, including firsts for Writing and Directing:

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Battlestar Galactica • Occupation/Precipice • SCI FI Channel • R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio

Ronald D. Moore, Written by

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Battlestar Galactica • Exodus, Part 2 • SCI FI Channel • R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio

Felix Alcala, Director

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Battlestar Galactica • Exodus, Part 2 • SCI FI Channel • R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio

Jack Levy, Supervising Sound Editor

Daniel Colman, Sound Editor

Vince Balunas, Sound Editor

Michael Baber, Music Editor

Doug Madick, Foley Artist

Rick Partlow, Foley Artist

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series

Battlestar Galactica • Exodus, Part 2 • SCI FI Channel • R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio

Gary Hutzel, Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Gibson, Senior VFX Coordinator

Doug Drexler, CG Supervisor

Adam “Mojo” Lebowitz, CGI Sequence Designer

Jeremy Hoey, Lead Matte Painter

Tom Archer, Lead Compositor

Andrew Karr, CGI Supervisor

Alec McClymont, Lead CGI Artist/ Animator

Brenda Campbell, Lead Compositor

The Lost Room, the star-studded three-part thriller, was honored with multiple nominations:

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

The Lost Room • The Key And The Clock (Night 1) • SCI FI Channel • Lions Gate Entertainment

Bayard Carey, Production Mixer

Rick Alexander, Re-Recording Mixer

Rich Rogers, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Main Title Design

The Lost Room • SCI FI Channel • Lions Gate Entertainment

Thomas Cobb, Title Designer

Robert Bradley, Title Designer

Patrick Loungway, Director of Photography

Eureka, the freshman hit series that continues to be the Channel’s highest-rated original show, scored its first Emmy nomination for its outstanding special visual effects.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series

Eureka • Pilot • SCI FI Channel • NBC Universal Television Studio

Robert Habros, Visual Effects Supervisor

Matthew S. Gore, Visual Effects Producer

Darren Marcox, Special Effects Supervisor

Elizabeth Alvarez, Visual Effects Coordinator

Lane Jolly, Lead Visual Effects Compositor

Ben Funk, Lead Matte Artist

Tom Tennisco, Lead Model Maker

Jarrod Davis, CGI Supervisor

Jamie Clark, Lead CGI Artist/ Animator

A perennial contender, SCI FI has been nominated for 39 Emmys over the years, winning four, including Outstanding Miniseries for Steven Spielberg Presents: TAKEN in 2003.

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Maidenless Bruce on your iPod – Top Ten tracks

July 16, 2007 at 9:43 pm (Rock)

I think Bruce’s solo stuff is insanely good and very over-looked.

I guarantee that everyone of these songs rock.

10 Non-Maiden Bruce Dickinson tracks to add to your MP3 player:

1. “Vice Versa” – Samson

2. “Tattooed Millionaire” – Bruce Dickinson

3. “Laughing In The Hiding Bush” – Bruce Dickinson

4. “Tears Of The Dragon” – Bruce Dickinson

5. “Son Of Gun” – Bruce Dickinson

6. “Abduction” – Bruce Dickinson

7. “The Tower” – Bruce Dickinson

8. “Accident Of Birth” – Bruce Dickinson

9. “Chemical Wedding” – Bruce Dickinson

10. “Back From The Edge” – Bruce Dickinson

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Pre-Maiden “Bruce Bruce” with Samson 1980:

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Next Talking Metal Live – Aug 7th.

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Must see TV

July 16, 2007 at 9:20 pm (Rock)

I don’t care what you think…. tonight I am watching Posh.

NBC – 8pm.

Victoria Beckham: Coming To America

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Casey Chaos brought the house down on Henry Rollins’ IFC show. Casey is one of Rock’s greatest preformers.

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Nick Oliveri’s new Mondo Generator album come out tomorrow. I heard one got and it sound awesome – nice and think.

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July 21st – 20 years of AFD!!!!! Where the hell is Chinese D?

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Former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona was held hostage at her home by armer robbers.

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Guns N Roses

July 13, 2007 at 8:07 pm (Rock)

almost 20 year since AFD!!! Crazy how time goes by…

We will be posting a new GnR article on talkingmetal.com in the net day or 2. Also on John 5 album review. Stayed tuned.

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more GNR updates coming soon…

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No Roger

July 13, 2007 at 5:43 pm (Rock)

10 David Gilmour without Roger Waters tracks you should have on your iPod.

1. “Give Blood” by Pete Townshend (David on gtr)

2. “Castellorizon” by David Gilmour

3. “Learning To Fly” by Pink Floyd

4. “Love and Anger” by Kate Bush
(David on gtr)

5. “High Hopes” by Pink Floyd

6. “Until We Sleep” by David Gilmour

7. “What Do You Want From Me” by Pink Floyd

8. “Brother Where You Bound” by Supertramp
(David on gtr)

9. “There No Way Out of Here” by David Gilmour

10. “One Slip” by Pink Floyd
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Live show tomorrow

July 9, 2007 at 8:50 pm (Rock)

Guests: Piggy D from Rob Zombie, Me Talk Pretty and Severedhand.

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