Carrie Fisher Briefly Hospitalized


Actress and sci-fi legend Carrie Fisher was briefly hospitalized after displaying erratic behaviour aboard a cruise ship.

Miss Fisher appeared as a “surprise celebrity guest” on board the Holland America Eurodam cruise ship in the Carribean last week. Reports of the incident claim Fisher began acting strange while singing (do you have any idea how hard it is to NOT make a Star Wars Holiday Special joke here?), and video shows her slurring her words and, apparently, cleaning up dog poop on stage. Many onlookers believed her to be drunk.

Carrie Fisher is a longtime sufferer of bipolar disorder, and has spoken publicly and in her writing many times about her struggles with the condition. After the incident, she checked herself into an unspecified medical facility. Her representative reported that she needed an adjustment to her medication, and that she is feeling much better now.

Our hearts go out to Miss Fisher, and, on behalf of NerdBastards, I would like to wish her good health and good fortune.

Get well soon, Carrie! Remember: You have a promise to keep 😉

Source: Blastr


OK, the title “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” sounds to me like a really bad pr0n title. Particularly the ‘Blood and Chrome’. Fetish machine pr0n and vaginal bleeding is a can of worms I’ve just unleashed upon your innocent nerd minds. Your welcome.

Anyway, BSG: Blood and Chrome has snagged its Adama. Who’s going to play young William Adama in Battlestar Galactica’s prequel? Inside TV, reports Luke Pasqualino will play the rookie Viper pilot during the first Cylon war. Ben Cotton has also been cast as Adama’s battle weary commanding officer.

Pasqualino on left; Cotton on right

Pasqualino on left; Cotton on right

Here are the official character descriptions:

Pasqualino will star as the young, talented fighter pilot William Adama, a recent Academy graduate who finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with Coker (Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 45 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.

I have no opinion on the casting. I’m still hung up on the fact that they just canceled a “Battlestar” prequel and now there already moving onto another. “Caprica” was getting good. It ended all too fast. It wasn’t given the time it needed. If SyFy is going to be as impatient as it was with the high-quality Caprica, why even bother? Regardless, I’m sure BSG: Blood and Chrome will be equally brilliant and thought provoking.

Blood & Chrome is set during the 10th year of the first Cylon war. The show will debut with a two-hour pilot on Syfy, executive produced by David Eick.