Great Sci-Fi Escapes

Smutty NapSmutty found some great Sci-Fi to veg out on.  When you need a stay-cation for the weekend or just need to spend quality time with your pet, try out some of these.  If you haven’t seen them from the beginning, use a streaming service or the network web site to go back and catch up on episodes.

Star Wars Clone Wars *FAMILY FRIENDLY*
The very notion of Sci-Fi comes from both Star Trek and Star Wars. These two franchises set the gold standard for the type. Clone Wars has stunning visuals and is set between the second and third Star Wars movies .  It follows Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in their roles as generals of the Clone Wars. Shared adventures take them across worlds both familiar and not, fighting with the clone army in battles against the Separatists, and other foes old and new.

The show provides a glimpse into never-before-seen parts of the Star Wars universe, and like the movies is a great family shared adventure.

Currently airing on SyFy, Alphas is about a group of seemingly normal people who have superpowers, called Alpha abilities, like heightened senses, strength and the ability to see communications signals as streams of data.

Along with their psychologist, Dr. Rosen, they’re employed by the government as part of a secret program to track down criminal Alphas. It starts out as a by-the-books superhero tale and quickly becomes an intriguing mix of secret agendas, questionable loyalties, and surprising twists that’ll have you wondering who the bad guys are.

Falling Skies
A tale of invasion set after alien overlords have decimated most of the human race, leaving only a few pockets of resistance struggling to fight back. The series focuses on one group in particular, a mixture of civilians and military from Massachusetts.

The greatness of the show plays off of the human drama that unfolds among the survivors rather than massive special effects battle sequences.

Futurama – *NOT FOR KIDS*
A hilarious series following the misadventures of an intergalactic delivery company called Planet Express. The central character, Philip J. Fry, is a regular pizza-eating, beer-drinking everyman from the 20th century who gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the 31st century.

He find himself in one crazy situation after another, along with his very decrepit great nephew Professor Farnsworth, a headstrong cyclops named Leela, an alcoholic robot named Bender, and a whole host of other oddballs. While not for the whole family, this is great fun for not sensitive adults.

Smutty is Eastwooding

Smutty EastwoodingYes, Smutty has been #Eastwooding.  Smutty is ashamed to admit it, but after reading the Huffington Post, he had to jump into the #Eastwooding fray.

Eastwooding is not just a momentary fad, Smutty declares that Eastwooding will become a lifestyle choice.  Seniors of the world rejoice, your moment to shine has been delivered by Dirty Harry himself.

The sheer volume of Facebook and Twitter communications ensures that this trend will be with us for a long time to come.  Every time you see an empty chair, you will smile fondly in remembrance of this shared American experience.

In case you have been in a Tibet monastery for the past few days, Smutty is graciously posting the video of the speech heard around the world which birthed “Eastwooding”.

Teaser Look at Smuttageddon

Smutty’s human has been busy working on his debut video, Smuttageddon.

Smuttageddon chronicles Smutty’s path to world domination.  Unfortunately, Smutty has a powerful
nemesis who continues to get in the way.  Please let us know in the comments if you like the trailer.

Play the New Transformers Game Free

For a short time, the new installment demo of Transformers game play is free.  Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is available to play free on XBOX and Playstation.  To whet your appetite, Smutty has provided some clips from the game below.  Great graphics, an established franchise and robots beating up robots.  What more could any game ask for?

Not for kiddies, rated T for teen with animated blood and violence.  The same thing they see on Saturday morning cartoons.

Excellent Fun with Electric City

image courtesy of Yahoo! Screen

Smutty notes the large amount of successful animated films (Madagascar, Brave, Ice Age), and predicts this trend will continue as entertainment merges more into everyday life.  Now Smutty has discovered a great new animated series on Yahoo, Electric City created by Tom Hanks (yes, that Tom Hanks).

The concept falls into dark, film noir, post-apocalyptic category with very mature themes, action and speech.  Do not let the kiddies see this.  Do not let the teenagers see this.  But as adult entertainment, this is superior work and the twists and turns keep you guessing who is on the side of good.

Smutty has posted the first three episodes below to get you hooked into the fun.  Have a great weekend!


More Robot Fun

Smutty has been keeping a close eye on robots.  They may interfere with his plans to take over the world.  Smutty recently discovered that robots can now walk up stairs.  And now, Willow Garage has created a great personal use robot and the software to run it.  This robot combines great dexterity and mobility with advanced customization ability.

Smutty smells threat.  If humans get their needs met by robots, they won’t be hypotnized by their cats’ purring into following Smutty.

Fortunately for Smutty, the robot has one huge drawback; it costs $400,000.

Super Saturday Fun

Welcome to Smutty’s new home.  The whacky fun and antics will continue here starting now.  Let’s look at some videos.  First Arnold gets inducted into the Comic-Con hall of fame, then a quick look at the hero All-Star movie Expendables2.  This may not be the best scripting in the world, but Smutty gives it 2 paws up for pure adrenaline-fueled action.

Let’s face it, no one watches Sylvester, Arnold, Bruce and company for intellectual stimulation.  We see their movies to watch stuff blow up and bad guys get their butts kicked.  And we don’t get disappointed.

Arnold get his due at Comic-Con 2012.

A look at Expendables2

Whacky Wednesday

Wake up to some great funny for Wednesday.  These should get even Mr. Grumpus through the week.  Disclaimer;  Smutty will not pay for dry cleaning if you spit out your coffee or Coke when reading these.

Monday Time Outs

Smutty found the greatest cat pics ever on Facebook over the weekend and wanted to share.  Don’t view these while you’re drinking your coffee or it may come out your nose while you’re laughing.

Never Mind the Election, Watch Out For the Robots!

With the last major hurdle overcome, robots can now begin their planned takeover.  Some idiot has taught them to climb stairs.  Now there’s nowhere to run.

At least we felines can still climb trees.  So, don’t go teaching them that!  Smutty already has his post picked out.  Good luck.

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