Category Archives: Video

15th Anniversary “Firefly” Video

I came across this short (3:57) tribute to the Firefly series and movie done by FX studio Zoic who did some of the special effects for the series in 2002. Shiny!

Sadly I don’t think we will see any more of the Firefly universe on either the big or small screen.

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Trailer for “Occupation”

Trailers – I just saw this trailer today and it looks like the movie may be good. Hard to tell what the actual movie will be like from this short trailer though. The synopsis (from IMDB):

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

The movie is being released this July. I look forward to seeing it sometime.

Japan, Tokyo – Sony Archives

When looking for someplace within walking distance of my hotel I came across the Sony Archives. The small museum is located at 6-6-39 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. The archive collection is managed by Sony, is free and is open to the public, but it does require a reservation ( +81 (0) 3-5448-4455 ).

Sony was founded in the wake of world War II in the fall of 1946. The Sony Archives is not large. You can easily browse through it in about an hour. Many products are on display, including the prototype electric rice cooker that was their first product.

If you are interested in more history of Sony, the Podcast Tech Stuff had a series of three episodes (November 2, 9, & 16 of 2017) that give a good background story. You can find them on the iTunes site.

I would not recommend going out of your way to visit the Archives, but if you are in the area and have a little free time it is an interesting walk through elecronics history.


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Henderson and the Valley

Most who visit Las Vegas just see the lights of the city. Las Vegas and neighboring Henderson are part of a desert valley. While the area is very developed with the 600 square mile basin now home to more than 2 million, it is a very arid desert.

This is a look around part of Henderson and down into the valley where the skyline of Las Vegas can be seen.


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Trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Trailers – The trailer for the Han Solo stand-alone movie due in theaters this May is out. This looks like it will be another great story. The synopsis per IMDB:

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

I’m looking forward to this next installment to the Star Wars universe.

Trailer for “Impulse”

Trailers – This is the trailer for the 10 episode series “Impulse” that will premier on Youtube Red this summer. The synopsis per IMDB:

A young woman discovers she has the extraordinary power of teleportation.

This series is a spin-off of the movie Jumper. It looks like it might be a good series. It is a little dark and is obviously aimed at the teen market.

Trailer for “Deadpool 2”

Trailers – The trailer for the second Deadpool film has been released. The synopsis per IMDB:

Deadpool forms a new team, the X-Force to protect a kid from Cable who has come from a possible future timeline to kill the boy.

Probably another hit in the Marvel Universe, but not a movie I am excited over. I am not a fan of movies that have this kind of humor. Obviously, I am in the minority as the first film did well.

New Trailer for “Cloak & Dagger”

Trailers – A new trailer for the soon to be released “Cloak and Dagger” has been released. The synopsis for the series from IMDB:

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love.

This trailer gives a slightly different view of the series that will premier this June on the ABC Family network. It looks like it could be a good series.