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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Captain..... EUReKA ?
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: TV Shows

 

Captain..... 

 "EUReKA" 

 

Since we watched the premiere of the 'Fringe' TV Show on this past Tuesday night, we had to tape this week's episode of 'EUReKA' that was scheduled at the same time!

So last night Tina and I watched this episode together...

When the guy in the cape and the costume showed up early in the episode, Tina turned to me and said "you're blogging this one!".

Suffice to say the guy in the cape and costume soon earned the name "Captain EUReKA" by Lexxie Carter, who the "superhero" kept showing up to save!

Sheriff Carter figured out the connection between Lexxie and the troublesome superhero when he verbalized that Superman would save Lois Lane, and that Spider-Man would save... well he had a problem on Spidey's girlfriend's name, but leave it Fargo to correct the Sheriff by saying 'Mary Jane'!

This episode was well written IMHO, tied together several of the episode's subplots, and ended nicely with the beginning scene for the next episode, where we start to see why Eva Thorne has been searching for whatever she was searching for!

If you aren't watching this show yet, and like our reviews of this and other shows that we watch and blog about, then I would suggest renting the first 2 Seasons of this show on DVD first. 

Then you could get caught up online for Season 3 on the SciFi Channel dot com, as we are halfway through this Season now!

- Michael

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Colin Ferguson explaining how as Sheriff Carter that he missed catching "Captain EUReKA" on this week's episode by that much!

Wellllll.... not really but it makes a great caption for the photo above, doesn't it??

 

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:09 PM PDT
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
There's a Bigger Pattern to "Fringe"
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: TV Shows

 

There's a Bigger Pattern to

 "Fringe" 

 

A mega-hyped tv show created by JJ Abrams opens with a shot of an airplane in a storm -- hmmm -- there's severe turbulence -- hmmm -- passengers are getting nervous -- hmmm.


A key character with links to the story's mythology is in a mental hospital -- hmmm.

Sound like Abrams' LOST?

Well, not exactly.  Actually it "sounds" like X-Files - especially the opening theme music.  "Fringe" referes to "fringe science" the study of the paranormal -- X-Files again.

Did I mention the two main characters you meet in the opening are a male-female FBI team?

In fairness, unlike X-Files, Fringe introduces the concept of a wider conspiracy (via Blair Brown's character) early on in the pilot episode.  The Executive Director (Brown) of Massive Dynamics (think Microsoft meets Halliburton and plays around in genetic research) warns Olivia (the female half of the FBI team) to be very careful.  You can almost hear the X-Files spine-tingling theme playing in the background.

Despite some silly plot holes, Fringe does through us some awesome curves - courtesy of Mark Valley's FBI agent character. It's nice to see the typical "all American" play a heavy for once.

I got a kick out of the crazy location "signage" -- it puts the use of these elements in shows like "24" and "Law and Order" to shame.

My verdict is "Fringe" is on my must-watch list for this tv season.  Like LOST, I love a show that surprises me.  They threw me some great curves in the pilot so I'm signing on for more.  Michael, I'm not so sure about - he'll tell you later.  He doesn't react as well to "surprise twists" as I do- he tends to call them the result of "poor writing"!!!  I reserve that comment for Bobby in Dallas coming out of the shower saying it was all a dream!

If you missed Fringe you can catch the premiere episode again on Sunday.  And, if you want to check out some X-Files and other "fringe-like" comic books, click here.

- Tina

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The Premiere Episode, (September 9th), of the Fringe TV Series was shown twice at the San Diego Comic Con International in July. However due to programming conflicts neither Michael or Tina were able to preview it. Thus last night's premiere show was also new to them....

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The Premiere Episode of the Fringe TV Series  included scenes with Anna Torv, Christopher Britton, Joshua Jackson, Charlotte Rampling, Kirk Acevedo, Lance Reddick, Mark Valley, John Noble, Blair Brown, and Jasika Nicole. 

 

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 7:48 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:08 AM PDT
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Laura Vandervoort On New DVD - Season 7 Of...
Mood:  d'oh
Topic: TV Shows

 

Laura Vandervoort

 

On New DVD

Season 7 Of Smallville!

 

Released 

September 9th!

 

Yesterday I saw a significant increase in viewership of our archived blog posts on Laura Vandervoort...

Which isn't such a big deal for us, as she is usually in the Top 20 of archived blog posts!

However today, our archived blog post on her are seeing even heavier activity, which reminds me that I haven't blogged about "her" new DVD that was released today!

Well actually, it's the Season 7 DVD of the TV Series 'Smallville', which IMHO the producers should have never let her go for Season 8!

At least evidenced by Laura's ongoing Top 20 archived blog posts with our small niche blog!

So congrats to Laura for making a lasting impression on her Smallville Fans!

BTW, the MSRP on the DVD is $59.98, but you can definitely get it for less!

Have Sum Fun locating a copy for yourself!

BTW, we don't have a TV Station here, but we do have an ongoing Comic Con  and Pop Culture convention here at Make It So Marketing, what with our daily blog posts and listings of items for sale!

Thanks for reading this post today and please join us again!

- Michael

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Our archived blog posts on Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl on Smallville, are 'HOT' today as so many bloggers are looking where to pick up the new Season 7 DVD of Smallville!!

 

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 4:09 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 4:20 PM PDT
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Kamandi, One Of Jack Kirby's Great Ideas!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book History

 

Kamandi...

One Of Jack Kirby's Great Ideas!

 

We recently picked up more Jack Kirby comics including his 1970's series of Kamandi for DC Comics and The Eternals for Marvel Comics. After reading and then grading them I've listed them for sale.

For those that don't about Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth, it was published from 1972 to 1978 by DC Comics.

Kamandi himself was portayed as a young 'hero' in a Post-Apocalyptic future, which was set in a parallel Earth of the DC Universe's future.

It was set in a period after an event called "The Great Disaster". In that period humans are a persecuted minority in a world ruled by intelligent, highly evolved animals.

If that sounds familiar to you, then remember that an earlier 1968 movie 'Planet of the Apes'  also portrayed an animal-ruled world!

Indeed, the cover of Kamandi #1, showing a demolished Statue of Liberty, was posibly inspired by a similar scene in the 'Planet of the Apes' movie just before it ended!

However, if you were to think that Jack Kirby was 'aping' the movie, he actually had drawn a similiar theme in a comic book story in 'Alarming Tales' #1 back in September 1957.

In that comic book Jack drew a story entitled "The Last Enemy."

In that story, he has a man traveling in time to the year 2514, where he finds that humans are extinct! That time traveler finds that the world is ruled by tribes of intelligent tigers, dogs, and rats!

Jack's drawings of these intelligent animals are very much similar to his later drawings in Kamandi 15 years later!

This series was one of the last that Jack Kirby wrote and drew for DC Comics before returning to Marvel Comics. Some of my favorite artists of the Silver Age took over the book after Jack left to go back to Marvel Comics. Those included Chic Stone and Dick Ayers!

We have an ongoing Comic Con  and pop culture convention here at Make It So Marketing, what with our daily blog posts and listings of items for sale! Just click on the cover at the top right to see our current listings!

Thanks for reading this post today and please join us again!

Michael

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Busts of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon are featured on the exciting comic book cover show above from the Kamandi series by Jack Kirby!

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We currently have two CGC Graded Kamandi Comics available for sale...  Just click the above pic to see them and our other CGC Graded Comics listed for sale!

 

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Each comic / comics book. Graphic Novels or magazine in our eBay Featured Store is individually graded, inventoried, priced, bagged and boarded, before being listed for sale!    
We attend several  Pop Culture conventions and Comic Cons during the year to replenish our comic books and other pop culture inventory for resale!  
If you don't see what you are looking for, feel free to email us a 'want list' and if in stock, we'll place it in our eBay Featured Store just for you!
Comics Graded And Then Listed Here!
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 1:31 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 1:40 PM PDT
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Journeyman TV Show.... DVD?
Mood:  sad
Topic: TV Shows

 

Journeyman TV Show....

 The DVD?

 

For the Cancelled Show That Was On The NBC Channel!

 

 

Readers of our blog will know that 'Journeyman' was one of my favorite shows of the last TV Season.

Due to many factors, including a WGA Strike, the show was not continued after the Strike was settled.

Afterward hearing that the show was not coming back, some 'Journeyman' fans initiated an attempt to revive production of this series by sending boxes of Rice a Roni, which is a product associated with San Francisco where the show took place, to NBC executives!

As we learned at last year's San Diego Comic Con, another show's fans had done this successfully by sending "Nuts" to CBS executives.

That 'Nuts Campaign' led to a second season of the CBS series Jericho!

However this proved not to work in this show's revival, and even a petition drive was started that didn't get the results the fans wanted...

So now there has been a drive on to get the 13 episodes on a DVD for 'Journeyman'.

As of today, that DVD is not available, although you can put your name on a list when it is made available at "The River".

Since this blog post is first published in our eBay Blog, you can figure out what web site I am referring to...

Also, "the River" would have it on video on demand, however due to their licensing agreements, they cannot currently provide the video streaming online.

Sheesh!!

Well, when either is available, I'll probably hear about it and blog about it here! 

BTW, we don't have a TV Station or a Video Streaming Server here, but we do have an ongoing Comic Con  and Pop Culture convention here at Make It So Marketing, what with our daily blog posts and listings of items for sale!

Thanks for reading this post today and please join us again!

- Michael

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The show starred Moon Bloodgood, Kevin McKidd and Gretchen Egolf among others!
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Olivia 'Livia' Beale in the series was played by Moon Bloodgood. Moon has gone on to star in the upcoming Terminator: Salvation Film.

 

Welcome To Our Pop Culture & Comics World! No... We don't get all dressed up to hand deliver your package, we just use the USPS!   

Note From Make It So Marketing:

Each comic / comics book. Graphic Novels or magazine in our eBay Featured Store is individually graded, inventoried, priced, bagged and boarded, before being listed for sale!    
We attend several  Pop Culture conventions and Comic Cons during the year to replenish our comic books and other pop culture inventory for resale!  
If you don't see what you are looking for, feel free to email us a 'want list' and if in stock, we'll place it in our eBay Featured Store just for you!
Comics Graded And Then Listed Here!
NOTE:  This Blog Post May Not Be Viewed Properly On YOUR Screen Due To the Changes eBay is Making on the Blog Format At this time OR in the Future!  Additionally, this blog post is written for IE Browsers. Netscape, Firefox and the others serve the page up differently. The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768.

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:32 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 12:46 PM PDT
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