Having followed all the various incarnations of the 'Stargate' franchise on TV I was intrigued to learn more about the new series coming out this fall starring Robert Carlyle and Lou Diamond Phillips. I have to admit that as it gets closer I am getting more exited. I always felt that the best 'concept twist' on 'Star Trek' was when 'Voyager' was stranded 70,000 light years from home. Having each episode revolve around survival while trying to make an impossible journey home is a strong background for any space centered series. 'Stargate Universe' takes that same thread and adds to it an ancient derelict alien ship and a crew who were never intended to travel in space at all. Victim of circumstance have to come together, battle the unknown and each other while trying to get home. This is what great science fiction television in made of. And like 'Voyager' its never really about the destination. Its all about the journey. This trailer looks and feels just right. I plan to give this series wide latitude and am happy to see that the Stargate franchise is still strong. Now lets hope every planet they land on DOESN'T look like British Columbia.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.