"I can tell you some stuff, I mean, what are they going to do, fire us?"
Colin Ferguson, who stars as Sheriff Carter on the penultimate season finale of Syfy's original series, "Eureka" tonight, has known for a while that the end was coming for his show.
Back in early August, he read reports online that "Eureka" had been canceled.
It started with a tweet: "This is gonna be a great ending to a show that changed my life. I'm grateful, humbled and appreciative and will never forget it. Luv u guys," Ferguson tweeted on August 4.
Then he took it back, sort of: "Apparently the news story I read isn't necessarily true.... We live in a weird digital age... Checking with Syfy as we speak." FULL POST
Collecting anime figures is like a disease.
One look at the bedroom of a proper otaku will show the proof: In a classic Japanese television drama called “Densha Otoko,” the show’s central character has a bedroom crammed floor to ceiling with tiny replicas of Gundams. We already know that the word otaku can sometimes mean a person with passionate interests about manga, anime, and other hobbies. But what is it about collectibles of this type that make a person hungry to collect as many as possible?
In the collectibles world, figures are not considered “toys” as much as they are a further extension of the art they were inspired by. There’s a creative expression to translating a character from an artbook or an anime into a memorable collectible, and companies such as Alter, and Good Smile Company take the challenge to heart by producing top notch figures with great attention to detail and design. One of the most well-known figurine makers in Japan is Kotobukiya, who have been in the business of making high quality model kits and figurines for more than 60 years. FULL POST
Why "Jedi Kittens?"
The better question, for Portland, Oregon resident Zach King, is "why not?"
“A buddy of mine had recently adopted these two new kittens, and we were talking about how sweet it would be if they could duel with lightsabers," King said. "So we shot the video that night. We knew there was nothing on YouTube like that, and we uploaded it that morning. Within a week and a half we had over a million hits, we were shocked. We knew we had the audience to make a second one."
The 16 second video – which has made enough "Star Wars" fans (and cat lovers) squee since it was posted on August 25 to get over a million page views – has indeed spawned a sequel, "Jedi Kittens Strike Back." FULL POST