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Second episode of YOMYOMF’s original “Drone” web series, which introduces “Fringe’s” Lance Reddick as the series’ Big Bad from the looks of it. Episode 2 apparently runs parallel with the first episode, in case you were wondering. 237′s programmer Jay (Kenneth Choi) finds himself under suspicion from his boss Nissen (Lance Reddick) as he works to help 237 escape from a team of black ops soldiers. “Drone” is created and directed by Robert Glickert. First episode: Second episode:
The folks at YOMYOMF have released the first of their 4-part web series “Drone”, about a runaway combat drone that decides it’s had enough of killing in the name of its evil human bosses and goes on the run. It’s a slick looking web series, with some pretty cool action sequences in the first episode. Check it out below. “Drone” is from a story by Robert Glickert and Daniel Casey, with Glickert directing. Justin Lin of “Fast Five” fame is a producer on this. The series stars Kenneth Choi and “Fringe’s” Lance Reddick, who doesn’t make an appearance in the first episode. It’s actually a lot better than I had expected. Usually these independently produced web series look cheap, so I wonder what kind of budget they had for this and what the overall idea is. Spin it off into its own feature length film, perhaps?
Big time movie director Justin Lin is also a member of the awesomely named YOM YOMF network, aka You Offend Me You Offend My Family. I’ve seen some of their videos, and they were always comedies. I really didn’t know they were branching out into serious sci-fi action, which they seem to be doing with the new web series “Drone”. Take a gander at the teaser trailer for “Drone” below. Pretty slick, huh? DR0NE is based in the near future where war drone technology has advanced, and a new weapon has been unleashed – a humanoid drone stronger and faster than any solider. But, in the aftermath of a mysterious incident, a damaged battle drone goes on the run with its programmer to take down a corrupt commander. DR0NE is directed by Robert Glickert, and also stars Kenneth Choi (“Captain America: First Avenger”) The Sci-Fi/Action web series DR0NE is helmed by creator/director Robert Glickert, for YOMYOMF Network. DR0NE is produced… Continue Reading »
The live-action trailers for the “Halo” games are usually the best part about the game launches. The games themselves? Eh. “Halo 4″ is on the way later this year, and to get you ready for that, Microsoft has sunk plenty of bucks into a new original web series called “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dark”, which looks a bit like “Starship Troopers Jr.” Check out the trailer for yourself. “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a live-action digital series that takes fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel: the UNSC Infinity. The first episode airs on Machinama in October. The game arrives in November.
Apparently being a geek and nerd is cool nowadays. Hunh, I didn’t know that. Here’s Felicia Day and her gang from the original web series The Guild to fill you in on why you should be nice to your local high school nerds. They’re going to grow up to be cool, would seem to be the main point here. It’s really not nearly as fun as their last song, “Do You Want to Date My Avatar”, which was catchy and innocuous. I dunno, all that bullying going on in the music video makes it kind of overly serious, and that’s just not something I’ve ever attached to The Guild. Anyhoo. “I’m the One That’s Cool” is directed by Jed Whedon, with lyrics by Day and Whedon. Check it out. Here’s “Do You Want to Date My Avatar” from 2009. (Yes, it’s been 3 years ago. Wow.)
As a lifelong fan of all things “Farscape”, I consider it my duty to bring to you all things “Farscape”-related, even when they don’t necessarily, well, have anything to do with “Farscape”. But hey, you can’t get any more “Farscape”-related than the casting of the show’s male lead Ben Browder in a new “noir web series” from Paramount Digital called “Naught for Hire”. Browder will be playing a futuristic P.I. named Nick Naught, with the web series set for production sometime in early 2012. The series will be based on the character created by writer John E. Stith, who co-wrote the web series along with producer Jeffrey Berman. So what’s it all about? Imagine a future where artificial intelligence chips have been placed in everything mechanical or electronic but they have all been programmed by complete idiots. A world where answering machines talk back, digital watches lie, parking meters rip you off, bombs are bi-polar and technology in general is… Continue Reading »
I’m not a big fan of Buck Rogers or anything, or at least, I really don’t know his history. But I am a pretty big fan of the old Gil Gerard TV show “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” when it ran for a few years in the late ’70s and early ’80s. That show was pretty cool, and I loved it as a child. (Or maybe it was all about Erin Gray? Could be, could be…) But it apparently diverted quite a bit from the original source material, which isn’t a surprise. Hard to be faithful when you’ve got a lot of episodes to fill up for a given TV year. In any case, someone name James Cawley is bringing the property back to its roots with a new series of web episodes. Check out a teaser trailer for it below. Via Trek Movie: James Cawley and his Cawley Entertainment Company plan to do with Buck Rogers, what he… Continue Reading »
Who knew Dr. Horrible’s main squeeze Penny could get so sexy? If you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s impossibly cool “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog ” web series, check out Penny herself (aka Felicia Day) in a music video called “Do you Wanna Date my Avatar”. The music video is written and directed by Jed Whedon, brother of Joss, and one of the creators of “Dr. Horrible”. The video is a tie-in with Day’s web series, “The Guild”, about a bunch of gaming misfits who, you know, sit at home playing online games, or something. Anyways, did I mention she’s got a great voice? Of course if you saw “Dr. Horrible” you already knew that. I think I’m in love.
If you don’t know the name Amanda Tapping, then you’re probably reading the wrong site. That having been said, Amanda Tapping has a new sci-fi/horror series coming out called “Sanctuary”, which I didn’t know about until someone asked her about it in an interview being hosted over at The Sci Fi World. (You can download the full interview by clicking here. BTW: It does look like Amanda WILL be replacing the Weir character on “Stargate: Atlantis” after all, news I didn’t know until now.) But anyways, back to “Sanctuary”… Here is Starlog’s write-up on the show: Stage 3 Media Inc., a Vancouver-based production company, today announced the debut of a teaser for SANCTUARY, its new science fiction web-episode series. SANCTUARY’s cast is led by internationally-recognized actor Amanda Tapping (STARGATE: SG-1). Created by veteran science fiction writer/producer Damian Kindler, the series also stars Robin Dunne (DAWSON’S CREEK) and Emilie Ullerup (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA). Kindler and Tapping serve as executive producers along with… Continue Reading »