Skarka Geeks Out Mightily, Film at 11

Director Robert Rodriguez is going to be filming A Princess of Mars. According to ICV2, he’s doing it after he does a film version of Frank Miller’s Sin City, which is also cool geek news, but not as much as hearing that the John Carter books are going to be on the big screen, budgeted, according to Variety at “over $100 million due to extensive CGI with the goal of matching the scale and scope of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.”

Mix Rodriguez’ action sensibilities (as displayed in his El Mariachi films) with his special effects chops (as displayed in the Spy Kids films), plus his “do-it-all-yourself” nature (watch the “making of” documentaries on the Once Upon A Time In Mexico DVD, and be amazed), and we could be looking at this hemisphere’s version of Peter Jackson.

Regardless…allow me to paraphrase Homer J. Simpson: “MMMmmmm…..Pulp Science Fantasy….”


Bring It On.

…and so it begins.

You’ll notice that I’ve got a couple of new graphic links taking up real estate over there on the left.

This election is something that I’m very passionate about…for the first time in my adult life, I’ve been motivated to volunteer with a campaign. For those of you out there who are rolling your eyes at the thought of more political commentary appearing on this site over the next 8 months or so: Oh well. I guess you can come back in December.

I’ll still talk about games and SF and Fantasy and history and music and geek-stuff and my life…but I will, from time to time, be talking a bit more about politics. Consider this a fair warning.