Video release – The Originals The complete first season

The Originals! The complete first Season :

Sept 2 2014  Brings all 22 episodes of the Originals.   This release also includes two hours of never before seen features and so much more!

Sexy Vampires on my!   High definition video and audio with included   Ultraviolet which allows you watch this amazing series anywhere!

The Originals

Warner Brothers packaging is pretty slick,  the bookshelf style with black backdrop, and having a single blu-ray color plastic disc holder makes this a nice addition to anyone’s video library.   Open the packages and you are presented with 9 DISCS , blood red in color because vampires love blood!  There are 4 discs in blu-ray format, and 4 DVDs which covers all 22 episode.  The 5th DVD  contains the special features including 2013 Comic-Con panetl, unaired scenes and so much more!  You have to crack open this release and watch it.

Blu-ray or DVD format?  lets not start a argument here but High Def 1080p  16:9 format (1.78:1 to exact) is meant for your big screen TV and audio.   I must insist in 5.1 at least and crank of the rear speakers for some amazing audio and thump and bump during those scenes that will raise the hairs up for any fan! Mr Hack and C.R.S  of iscifi.tv @iscifitv  will shake the rooms when we watch movies in high def!

These vampires do not sparkle!  Thanks to real vampire fans the undead are not super-models, however this series is sure sexy overall.     Set in french quarter of New Orleans  which was built by none other than , you guessed it!  A vampire, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is more than just your every night vampire  his half blood of vampire/werewolf make him one man you need not mess with!   Who will claim the right to the hometown  ?  You wont be spoiled here,  you will need to watch and see for yourself.

Turn off the lights, turn on the audio rack in your home, make sure the bass cranked and start with first episode the started it all :  The Originals!

PS:  This series has been renewed for another season, starting fall of 2014!

MRSP  $59.95 DVD   / $69.96 BLU-RAY Combo pack (best value!)

Most content is unrated.

Available at most retailers today!   Click to purchase this exciting combo pack now save some money and help support us as well.  The links below will take you to Amazon where you can start watching now.

 

Salt Lake Comic Con Sept 2014 – The Good, the awesome the crowds

Salt Lake Comic Con, Sept 2014.   Salt Lake City Utah.

 

Let’s first say that the preparation for this convention goes beyond fans.  The event itself was in fact overwhelming and awesome.    Because of the anticipation of the size of the event, C.R.S and I applied and got accepted to be members of the press.  This just allowed us entry into any of the public panels, press conferences and we carried our gear with us like a mother bear would carry its cub.  Any of the events that we up-charged, like Stan Lee‘s event, Hulk Hogan we did not attend.  However we did attend a very exciting event Saturday night (more on that later).

 

Thursday 04-Sept:

 

Thursday’s events started at 2pm for the general public,  we however with press credentials in hand were able to make entry at 11am to have a blast recording some video shows and tons of photos!  Thank you to Dan Farr productions, Salt Lake Comic Con and SnappConner PR for the invite.

Hit the ground running, and have your camera crash!  Yes this happened not from a fall but during the 50 mins of video recording of the press conference something went down with the firmware on our main camera, which was recording video!   When 4pm rolled around and I tried to archive our footage to my laptop I noticed that all the video files were time stamped 4:11 pm.  Holy crap,  well most of the video is gone for Thursday, what we do have we will publish for the best of Comic Con videos on our youtube channel at http://youtube.com/iscifitv

 

The events during the press conference were surreal to be honest.  All these stars in one place, the energy.  The emotions were overpowering seeing children from Make a wish foundation as well as members from H.E.R.O.E.S INC (a local COS play group that does so many charity works).

 

Crowds were bad outside as lines went around the block, and for those that don’t know how huge that is.  Well its two city blocks wide!   Some very negitive and NSFW comments about this were posting everyone on SaltLakeComicCon.com site as well as Facebook and twitter.   We wont echo that garbage, but we did see there was a traffic control problem with getting people in and out of the Salt Palace.  We too got stuck in lines, and just because we had on a press pass doesn’t make us ELITE to push through the lines, but *cough there were others (non press) that sure as hell did that.

 

Okay good times!   hit the floor and WOW!  so many booths setup in Artist alley, vendors as well (by the way a toy vendor that sells knocks off its not a artist!!!).   The wrestling ring in the middle of the two sections was a dumb move,  because come Sat with a full crowd this lead to bottleneck of people and total frustration!

We meet with Ronnie Hansen from Monsterhedz.com at his booth.  Talking about a trip seeing his artwork of orc heads mounted all of which we did by hand and not copying anyone elses style.  Check his work out at his website as well.

4pm Zombie Rock Opera.  Yes!  you read that correct!!!  It was a packed room of a few hundred people, hosted by our friend and author Paul Genesse.   This was so cornball silly you couldnt help but laugh as he narrated the story will guest in room came up front to play parts in this opera.  All was well until…   yes the nuclear bomb sounds was my damn phone ringing when the hero was being attacked at the end.  It lead to a uproar of laughter and applause.  I dropped the damn phone in my attempt to press stop.  Needless to say  it made it on the audio.  You will get to listen to that too.  Just following our rants and posts for more on that topic.

 

Pictures flying (not knowing my camera was hosed, but managed to snap over 150!).

Just so cool to see so many people dressed up in costume, laughing, singing and total fun.

By 5:30pm C.R.S and Mr Hack were done.  Spent dead tired and wiped out..  Thursday was just a half day but wow!

Segments from press conference will be posted separately as well.  Thank you again for a awesome day.  Next comes friday…

 

Friday  05-Sept :

 

Not to sound like a broken record, the crowds  grew. So did the negative comments,  however by mid day the place was packed and no many people actually outside in a ‘line’.

C.R.S had it planned out,  attend some panels in the BallRoom , record video segments, hit the floor , get autographs, work our way back to the front and hit some panels.  HA. she was great, however things too a awesome twist with those plans.

We had a interview setup to meet with the cast and or crew of Evil Dead the Musical Ultimate 4D experience, whom hails from Las Vegas!  We were going to meet at 1pm, but moved it to 5pm so they could practice since this was their first time as the cast and stage to be in SLC and on the road.   SIRC MICHAELS PRODUCTIONS  is a awesome guy to bring his crazy ass crew to Salt Lake Comic Con.   Rumor has it they wanted to use 20 gallons of blood in the splatter zone.  Well bull,  its was more and C.R.S and I got soaked too when we attended satuday night and not a press as paying customers!

We circled the floor, got 100s of photos, I spent hundreds of dollars on photo ops with stars,  autographs and stuff.  It was all worth it.   This time the camera behaved!  thanks to my hacking abilities and some software tweaks on the SD cards we have over 5 hours of video from friday to get out the door.   After all the photos, chats, interviews and mileage Mr Hack goes offline around 6.  Back to hotel to decompress and get ready for satuday.

Saturday 06-Sept:

Crowds?  Oh hell yes.  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT.   With a legal (based on Salt Lake County Fire code),  the salt palace max is 80,000 people.  Salt Lake Comic con had over 90,000.  This lead to closing the doors for several mins to have a one out the door, one in the door.  Don’t blame the con, blame yourself!  This is awesome that Salt Lake sold out the entire Salt Palace convention center!    That being said C.R.S and I stayed inside, due to the risk of leaving for lunch and being barred entry and miss out of photos or video segments.

We hit artist alley hard on sat.  We bought some books, did random videos with authors and burned up most of the day walking in circles.  This was a huge day but that damn westing ring I mention because the bane of everyone.  Again I wont post the NSFW comments but let’s say they were accurate as to the traffic flow issues it caused.

Spock, Mr Spock?  4pm Leonard Nimoy himself joined the grand (south) ballroom via skype.  Live long and AWESOME!

More money spent, more stuff to hang on the wall.  More video and audio to post.  Whoo hoo we made it..

NOT SO fast.  We still had to have the blood letting at 10pm  as partons of The Evil Dead the musical which was hosted as the Fallout (dark underbody of 600 south and 600 west).  Perfect for a community theature setting.  The best part was our SPLAT tickets got us front room, and by front row I mean.  My knee touched the stage.  C.R.S  made tee shirts for us THEY GOT US, but because of SPLAT we other got white tee’s.  They were not white for long.

OMG  The chin himself  Bruce ‘ash’ Campbell  opened the show with a dialog asking for the Mormons to pray, and to make sure they have their faith tested.  Laughing our asses off and several F*Bombs dropped.  This was going to be awesome.  It sure was.  Soak with blood  (red koolaid from the likes of it) .  The con was over, the boomstick was unloaded and we had a blast.

SUMMARY:

Crowd and over booking.  Fix it.  it’s our 2nd year.  We (SLC) will get better.  The floor layout with panels needs to be more  logical (put all the simlar panels next to each other not on other sides of the convention center), no westing ring in the center where the two sections meet.   Wider isles so artist alley isn’t a shove fest.  People!  need to learn some tact.  Since we had PRESS passes and our website logo on everything I was not going to stoop to your level and push and shove.

So many people, so much talent we say in both costume and the volunteers.  SLCC  2015 is going to rock

Coming up  YOUTUBE videos of everything we saw!  not all at once as it would be an entire day of you sitting on you butt watching iscifi.tv :D

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Peace out.  live long and i-SCI-fi

 

Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 – The Good, The Guests, The Crowd

 

Salt lake Geex expo and Comic Con. The massive event brought in close to 80,000 people.  This record setting event was sold out each day, including the Salt Lake county Fire Marshall indicating that the Salt Palace convention center was at capacity for the event.

How?  With so many convention type of event in Utah, what made this event so huge?  Marketing!  Dan Farr and his team including Snapp Connor , Media-One (Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News) and a slew of volunteers pull off a feat not seen in Salt Lake City. We also need to remember is was you the guest that made this happen, by snatching up VIP passes, to Sat only passes (by the way the biggest turn out for the 3 days of con).

The guests were amazing.  I personally met Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca from Star Wars),  he is such a nice gent, and actually a goofball in person.  Dwight Schultz as well who played the original Mad-dog murdock in the A-Team, Lt. Barclay in Star Trek: First contact and many years on various television shows.

I even had the chance to stop by the booth for the awesome people that brought Evil Dead the musical to Las Vegas!  They had to tone it down a bit for the conservative community of Salt Lake City Utah.   It was just too fun over all.

Now there were guest that we didn’t have a chance to meet in person, including Stan Lee, William Shatner, David Prowse, Dirk Benedict , Richard Hatch, Kevin Sorbo, Lou Ferrigno , etc etc…    The main reason was the crowd!   This is the Disney world of Con’s for Utah.  You can’t see everything in a single day.

Speaking of the crowd,  the line to get in went around the entire block and was at least 2 hours long.  That being said once inside the dealer area on the main convention floor, it was wall to wall people.   I planned on chatting with more people directly but it was just too noisy.   This is not a complaint, but a fact that this large event just brought more people to one location at one time.  My feet are killing me, and the back of my feet didn’t like getting hit with all the strollers.

I wish I was able to attend all 3 days, so I could play out where I would be going and work the gauntlet known as the Salt Lake Comic Con crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

Answer the call – Composer John Debney

We are iscifi.tv, we answered the Call.  Will you?

We can dial 911 only in case of an emergency, however in the movie The Call its more than that!  No spoilers here but a great interview with  Academy Award nominated composer John Debney.
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John has composed for many movies and television shows including The Passion of the Christ,  The Hot Chick (wait for a smart-ass comment from Jeff on that one),  Liar Liar, IronMan 2 and so much more to list here.  John has never been type-cast to one genre of movie, or musical style yet comes up with the hair raising scores in The Call.  There are a few tracks I would say you best have the lights on when you have time to listen.

RunTime  24:34  You can follow John Here, and also Costa Communications.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for listening as well.     Onward to  iscifi.tv….

@costacomm ccc @JohnDebney tij

 

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Legacy Episode 2007-Nov-01 – Author Ken Rand

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Ken’s work with over 100 books and short story from sci-fi to the weird to the politics from the mind of a great friend we lost in 2009 to cancer.  Even in death Ken was a teacher as he donated his body to science.   Our sit down is a comedy of errors for sure but Ken is such a great guy I wanted to share this with our fans as well.   Ken works live on even with the passing of his mortal body.  You can find his  published works here and many short stories. We hope you enjoy a truly down to earth man and fellow sci-fi geek as well.

More about ken can be found here:
http://www.sfwa.org/members/Rand/
original episode 322, from Nov/01/2007.

Rest in peace Ken!  http://www.kenrandmediaman.com/Pages/news.aspx

Legacy Episode 2008-09-28 ~ Scott L. Schwartz ~ UltimateBadGuy

Scott HeadScott L. Schwartz, the Ultimate Bad Guy?, Well listen and watch as Mr hnack and Scott chat about Scott’s success, his sister Beth, his Ex-Wife and how awesome Scott is.

This interview took place on Sunday , Sept 21, 2008 at Mountaincon IV in Layton Utah. Consider this a candid look at Scott, there may be a few curse words, but would you expect less from the Ultimate Bad guy!

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Direct link to media (mp4 video) :

More about Scott :

http://www.ultimatebadguy.com/

In memorium of Beth (his sister).

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Sony PSN Epic fail awards

Sony PSN (PlayStation network) and media network known as Qriocity is down, hacked, broken none the less the PSN fanboys don’t seem to be bitching much.

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Image via CrunchBase

 

However the fanboys of the biggest competitor to PSN are laughing all the way to their XBL gold card. Yes PSN is free if you own a PS3 and have multi player games, however without the PSN you are forced to be in single player mode. LMAO! Mr Rodgers Land of Make Believe or PSN?

If Sony charged for PSN I think they would have fixed the issue by now, but as of April 25th they have been down hard for five days. *snicker. I’m not trying to sound fanboyish, but I have to snicker that this makes world wide news considering its is a free service. Yes you can get game add-on, music downloads and other bits from the PSN Qriocity side but its not required to play a game, again unless you want to play online.

No hacker group has come forward with bragging about the hack

To quote Sony:

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain
PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was
 compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion
 into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
  1. Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
  2. Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
  3. Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

Wait Sony!, you were hacked, and you know it then you should be able to provide the data that traces where it came from. Any guesses that this is from RIPE.net IP addresses. Even worse, personal information, email address, username, passwords, credit card info may have been compromised! Holy Epic Fail!

I am a tech enthusiast, a geek, a network admin and much more. I enjoy computer games and grew up (or did I) living in Arcades. This isn’t the first time a game network went down, but sure as shit is pretty bad when the billing information should be on a separate system that is linked to a user account. No duh Sony if you store information in the datawarehouse that is in the same database tables as the customer’s login instead of pointed to the data outside the PSN system you would have less of a risk of confidential user-data from being stolen.

Sorry sony, you do make great products for the consumer but with PSN you fail big time.

Sony’s response to the outage.

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John Debney Composer ~ Iron Man 2 ~ Predators

John Debney head shotJohn Debney deserves an Academy award as he is one busy composer working on 4~5 projects at once!   With work completed on Predators, Iron Man 2, and working again with Robert Rodriguez scoring the upcoming movie Machete.  You can see that John is working on several projects in 2010 and that has always been the case.  You can see his work in action on YouTube, also samples of John work if featured on his website.  John did a live Q and A on Justin.TV June 30 2010, which you can watch here.

Because of John’s crazy scheduled and the amount of coffee (he needs to get stock in StarBucks) , we were able ask a few questions via his PR firm instead of a live on mic conversation.

Here’s what we came up with including an obscure questions about his involving in Disney’s The Strongest Man in The World (1975).

Predators soundtrack cover1. What is your inspiration to your compositions in big budget movies like Iron Man 2, Predators? The film and images within inspire my work. I’m very visually oriented so I usually draw my inspiration from the visuals and the actors and storyline.

2. When working on a project do you use traditional gear (piano, guitar, strings, etc), or all virtual instruments? I usually mock-up every piece of music virtually, then I add “live” instruments on top. I’ve played a lot of guitar on the last few projects and I really enjoy the performance aspect of working on these scores.

3. Looking at your resume on IMDB we notice that you worked on animated, children’s programs sci-fi, action, adventure. Is there such a thing as a favorite genre? I really don’t have a favorite genre. Working on a variety of different projects helps me stay fresh and clears my head. I really enjoy wearing different hats and creating different types of scores.

4. We have listened to your Iron man 2 scores and we love the heard edge you gave the movie and drove the story with your score. How were you able to accomplish such seamless music to on screen synergy? Thank you very much for the compliment! A score in a film especially an action film should propel the story. Iron Man is this really amazing cutting edge, playboy, inventor, super hip guy. In addition to the classical music elements that play throughout the score, I also incorporated al ot of guitar. I played some of the guitar and then Tom Morello who also performed on the first Iron Man score came in and added his playing to the score to further give it an edge.

5. When working in the studio with a live orchestra what does it feel like to hear your music come to life? It is the most exciting part of what I do. Hearing the music played for the first time is still one of the single most fulfilling moments on a film. Crafting a performance is wonderful, especially if you’re given the chance to work with such brilliant musicians as those in L.A. and London for example.

6. You acted in the 1975 Disney movie: The Strongest Man in the World , Would you like to be on screen again? How funny! Well yes I did a number of commercials and such in my younger days. It very well might be fun to say a few lines on camera again!

7. Can you share how all the pieces come together, electronic, live, to final cut? I usually start by viewing the film once or twice. Then, themes start to come into my head and I start to write at the keyboard. It’s really trial and error for me. Sometimes it takes a number of attempts before I discover the tone and direction to take with a score.

8. What has been the largest Orchestra you have worked with live? I believe that the largest orchestra I’ve worked with to date has been about 110 players.

9. Predators is just around the corner.  How has that been to develop another awesome score (from the previews thus far we have seen)? I loved the Predator movies and I wanted to create an original score but at the same time pay homage to Alan Silvestri’s brilliant original Predator score. It was a great experience and the first time I got to work with Nimrod Antal who is a brilliant director. The producer Robert Rodriguez and I had worked together in the past and he was the one who referred me to Nimrod. I am also currently working on music for Robert’s newest film Machete.

10. Any upcoming projects that you can talk about? (Sin City 2, Sin City 3, the double)?? I’m helping my friend Robert Rodriguez on “Machete” right now. The film is just so much fun! Robert has a way of getting all the best actors in Hollywood to work with him. This film is a throw back to some of Robert’s earlier films and it is quite the fun ride. After that is a wonderful thriller called “The Double.” It’s one of the better scripts I’ve read in a long time and I’m looking forward to getting started on it.

Conduit XX – Ghostbusting a Jedi

Ghostbusters of Salt Lake took on a Jedi master, ok some coold guys from the Ghostbuster and a Jedi costumer at Conduit XX.  This was filmed on Sat May 29 2010 in Salt Lake City.

Run time about 5 mins. its just a short and fun video of the GB and Jedi hamming it up.

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Conduit XX – Wasatch Paranormal

Conduit XX – Wasatch Paranormal segment with Tom Carr and the folks that like to bring you into the realm of the haunted, the unknown and the history of some of Utah’s oldest building as well.  Not only is there history to be learned but keep an open mind and you may see or hear things that indicate something from the other side may lurk the halls and rooms of these building.

I think I frightened Russell Cook as he was being sarcastic until the camera went on.  LOL

For more information visit Wasatch Paranormal

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