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NEWS:Ridley and Tony Scott to make 'Blade Runner' Prequel Webseries

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Tony, Ridley and Luke Scott announced that a new division of Ridley's RSA films would be producing a prequel webseries to the cult fave Blade Runner.

That alone would be remarkable news and worth the 'Bot's notice... however, it gets more interesting.

They will be writing the series by culling input from Friendfeed and releasing it under a Creative Commons license.

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RANDOM GEEKERY: So who’d win in a fair fight? Starfleet or Earthforce?

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Ok, this is cool: a couple years ago there was a very high-quality fan film called “Star Wreck: In the Pirkenning” which eventually pitted the Star Trek universe (Or at least a parody thereof) against the B5 universe (Or at least a parody thereof). Despite my raving about this for several years now, no one seems to want to watch it, much to my annoyance. (Like lots fan films, it’s pretty funny, but unlike some of them, this is intentionally funny, as it’s a parody).

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CALLING ALL HANDS! I need some NUMBERS!

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Okay. Here's the deal.
As you know, we are very interested in the Fan Film phenomenon. As you also know, Genre Wunderkind Joss Whedon produced an indy web series named "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog". He made a point of doing it on the cheap, and getting talent and technical personnel to take back-end profit in lieu of (or mostly in lieu of) front end money.

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INTERVIEW: Charlie Starr discusses his Fan Film "Sacrifices," and the Fan Film industry in general

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Fan Films have become a huge cottage industry in the past few years. With hundreds produced in the US and abroad, the quality ranges from cinematic on down to embarrassing, and the writing runs the gamut from hokey-jokey to breathtaking. The rising tide of these, and the emergence of venues like “Youtube,” have produced a flood of amateur production that quickly evolved from illegal copyright-infringing pastiches to semi-officially tolerated large-budget productions cranking out series of episodes.

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Phase II Crew takes on Buck Rogers

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According to a story on TrekMovie.com (beware, minor Phase II spoilers...), James Cawley of Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II and his production company has acquired the rights to do a web series based on "Buck Rogers". This iteration of the venerable hero is to be set in it's original mileu and concept: Buck Rogers is (again!) a WWI pilot who awakes from suspended animation in the 25th Century.

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FanFilm Review: Star Trek: Phase II "Blood and Fire, Part 1"

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I saw 'Blood and Fire' the day after it hit the 'nets. If the goal was to inspire thought... well, it succeeded. In fact, I'm going to hold a bit of my reactions back, because when looking at a two-part story, it's only fair to review it as a whole. So consider this a mostly spoiler-free mini review of what we have so far.

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