Create an Account
username: password:
  MemeStreams Logo

Elonka's Memestreams Page - Subcultures R Us


Picture of Elonka
Elonka's Pics
My Blog
My Profile
My Audience
My Sources
Send Me a Message

sponsored links

Elonka's topics
  Sci-Fi/Fantasy Literature
   Movie Genres
    (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films)
  TV Game Shows
  SciFi TV
  Role Playing Games
  Trading Card Games
  Video Games
   PC Video Games
   Console Video Games
   Multiplayer Online Games
Health and Wellness
Home and Garden
   Using MemeStreams
Current Events
  War on Terrorism
   Asian Travel
   North American Travel
Local Information
   St. Louis
    St. Louis Events
  Politics and Law
   Civil Liberties
    Internet Civil Liberties
   Computer Security
   Human Computer Interaction
   Web Design
  High Tech Developments

support us

Get MemeStreams Stuff!

Current Topic: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films

UK Guardian: In a packed high court, a new twist in The Da Vinci Code begins to unfold
Topic: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films 2:18 pm EST, Feb 28, 2006

Regarding Baigent/Leigh's 1982 Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and Brown's 2003 The Da Vinci Code:

The respective figures for the two books are around 2m copies and 36m - still rising and set to rise even more sharply with the imminent release of the film version.

The claim by Mr Baigent and Mr Leigh is that "the central theme" of their book has been borrowed for the novel. The two men were noticeably not flanked by minders from their publishers: they are suing not Dan Brown but his publishers, for breach of UK copyright in the UK editions of the book. In a coincidence almost worthy of a conspiracy theorist, because of a string of takeovers in the industry, the books share the same publisher, Random House.

I'd noticed that traffic to my Kryptos site had doubled, with this time a sizeable percentage coming from a Guardian article that was published several months ago. Looks like this story is the reason: Brown is currently getting sued in the UK, and the Guardian article about it has a "see also" section referring to the Kryptos story.

There's speculation that the trial may delay the release of the movie. I wonder if that'll change the release date of my book! It's a strange feeling, seeing my own fortunes tied so closely to far away headlines...


UK Guardian: In a packed high court, a new twist in The Da Vinci Code begins to unfold

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - 133t trailer
Topic: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films 5:51 pm EST, Mar 18, 2005

] Greetings! You have found the home of the 133t version of
] the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith trailer. Only 15 hours
] after I put this file online, it has already sucked up over 23 GB
] of bandwidth. At this rate I'll be in the poorhouse before
] nightfall.

Heh. Watch it once just to see the trailer. Then watch it again and laugh at the 133t subtitles. ;)

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - 133t trailer

LotR DVD Easter Eggs
Topic: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films 12:31 pm EST, Jan 11, 2003

] "If having two discs filled with amazing special features
] wasn't enough, the four-disc Extended Edition of The
] Fellowship of the Ring features two very cool Easter Eggs
] that just add to the awesomeness of the set."

On Disk 1 of the 4-disc set, go to "Scene Selection", then "Council of Elrond," then press the down arrow to get to a special "ring" icon at the bottom of the screen. Select it to get a very funny spoof of the Council scene. :)

LotR DVD Easter Eggs

JoBlo's movie review of LOTR: The Two Towers
Topic: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films 3:58 pm EST, Dec 23, 2002

] "A mediocre follow-up to the impressive opening picture,
] THE TWO TOWERS is too long, spends too much time with
] bits that don't bring much to the story, too little time
] with the characters that we got to know in the first
] installment and other than an all-out war between good
] and bad to end things off on a high note, not much that's
] particularly memorable."

This is from one of the very few reviewers who didn't like "The Two Towers". I don't agree with his "5 out of 10" score, but other than that I think he did an excellent job of pointing out some of the movie's flaws.

Also, for entertainment value, he has included a link at the bottom of his page, which points to many of the Emails that he's received about his review. Many of them are evidently from people who are hating him for hating the movie! (chuckle) It's a fun read.

Elonka :)

JoBlo's movie review of LOTR: The Two Towers

Powered By Industrial Memetics