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Universal Building Series of Monster Movies


Universal has announced the release date of April 21, 2017 for a second reboot in a new series of films based on its classic monster franchises,Variety is reporting.  Universal announced plans in July to reboot its classic monster movie franchise in a shared cinematic universe a-la-Marvel.  The universe will include the Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Invisible Man, the Wolfman, and the Creature From the Black Lagoon.  The series is planned to be produced and overseen by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious).
The film announced today will follow the already announced reboot of The Mummy that Kurtzman is producing with Sean Daniel and Roberto Orci, scheduled for June 24, 2016 release.

Summer Flicks

Last night Geoff and I went to see the Wolverine movie.  This was a good flick, humor, action, cameos up the Wahoo.

I have been buying and reading comics since I was about 14, loved the Uncanny X-men and yes Wolverine was the one that I was usually pulling for. (it was a toss between wolverine and colossus sometimes)

I remember reading somewhere that a Marvel executive said that from Iron Man and going forward, that the movie will be more of the “Ultimate” time-line that the classic as there was many liberties taken in the “origin”.  (from what I remember anyways)

Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but would this movie be the movie that makes me run out and get a Blu Ray player?  I think the 2009 block buster is going to be Star Trek and yes, this movie would be the one that gets me to buy a Blu Ray player.

Star Trek 2009

After five years of no new Trek, J.J has created a seriously enjoyable film for us all to enjoy.  They do exactly what you want: pay respect to Shatner and Nimoy, but make the characters their own.  Fans of Kirk and Spock will have a lot to think about as these two handsome men get face to face quite a bit.

Eric Bana is great as Nero, but I am afraid he is given a little bit of the short end of the stick. I urge everyone to read the 4-issue comic "Countdown," the official sanctioned prequel to Star Trek. It will give you much greater insight into why Nero behaves the way he does, the origin of "Original" Spock’s crazy fish-lookin’ ship and the curious substance "red matter."

If you don’t read it, though, I guess it’s not so bad. For most people, this is a popcorn flick and, as such, everything just sings.

Now – bring on the Star Trek MMO!!

Sci-Fi Ship comparison

Have you ever wonders how the Galatica compared to the Galaxy class starship from Star Trek?

Now you can , lots of other ships in the above image too.

RIP: Ricardo Montalban

I will seldom do any R.I.P’s as they bum me out, but Star Trek has been one of my favorite genres.  Seeing Ricardo Montalban reprise his role from The Original Series was about the best move in the trek movies ever!

Hands down, I think that if it wasn’t for this movie, Star Trek might have died out.