Smutty 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.
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.
Yes, 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”.
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.
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!
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.
Scrat and friends are back with more cool fun for families. Smutty admires Scrat’s ability to avoid death with all the accidents he has and causes. But the ice and water settings will cool you off even more than the theatre air-conditioning.
So grab the family (don’t forget the dog and cat), and head for the nearest movie theatre on July 13. Smutty can smell the popcorn now.