There wasn’t much for Trekkies at Fan Expo this year, but there was a special Q&A with three stars of Star Trek: Voyager. Now Voyager is probably second to only Enterprise in terms of taking lumps from sci-fi fans, and being blamed in no small part for the overall decline of Trek in the late 90s. All I have to say is that if the Voyager producers let Robert Picardo, Jeri Ryan and Ethan Phillips be as funny together on the show as they were at Fan Expo, then Voyager would have been a very different experience. (more…)
Spoilers ahead….It seems like only yesterday that Arrow’s crazy season finale aired, finally giving fans of the series a chance to catch their breath after what is widely regarded as the best season of the CW/DC superhero series to date. After his knock-down battle with Ra’s al Ghul, things got even crazier once Oliver handed the supervillain’s mantle over to Malcom Merlyn, firmly placing the character back onto the side of the show’s villains, then announced he would rather be with Felicity than live as the Arrow, before heading down the coast (perhaps to Coast City?). While the fate of the beloved characters remains unknown until the series returns on October 14, it appears that the show will be introducing a few new characters, as both Jeri Ryan and JR Bourne will be joining the cast in Season 4. (more…)
Battlestar Galactica re-booter Ronald Moore‘s new SyFy virus thriller, Helix has beefed up the cast with a sc-fi fan favorite, recently announcing the addition of Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) to the cast. What role will Ryan play?
The first episode of Kevin Tancharoen’s online web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy -spawned from the 2010 viral video– premiered last week on Machinima.com . In the course of the week, that one 12 minute episode attained over 5 million YouTube hits. While 5 million people can’t be wrong (FYI 5 million is a lot for a web based series. like whole a lot). I did have my complaints. The story followed Sonja Blade (Jeri Ryan), Stryker (Tahmoh Penikett) and Jax (Michael Jai White) while they try and stop an evil crime ring run by Kano (Darren Shahlavi). At least, that’s what happens in the first 10 minutes. The episode didn’t really grab me. Too many guns for the beginning. It was a standard cop routine, impaired by pretty mediocre acting, even worse dialog. It didn’t feel like MK. I know Tancharoen’s intent is to put a real world spin on the fantastical elements and characters of the fighting based video game franchise, but the first episode was cliched; one of thousands of generic action movies we see all the time. To be fair, I paid money to watch the Mortal Kombat movies, (yes both of them) I got this for free. This is much better than those.
Now episode two is upon us. Which honestly, should be ep1 part 2. Titled Jax, Sonya and Kano (Part 2) it plays out the rest of the showdown set-up in part one. It’s only 9 minutes (while 6 if you cut out the the recap and credits), half the time as the first, yet twice as good. Huh? How does that work? Well, the direction, production, action, acting, dialogue and thematic elements and so on are simply done right this time around. Clean and concise. You’ll probably be too pissed at the mere 6 minutes of new material (which is a bit ridiculous to wait a week for) to take notice, but really, the difference is night and day. But I do agree, this is nothing they couldn’t have shoved into the 1st episode. It was kinda dumb having two episodes to tell this. Especially when there is only 9 episodes in the whole series. Regardless, Mortal Kombat: Legacy is getting better.
Watch episode 2 below, hit the jump for a newly released press release and don’t forget to share your thoughts on the series in the comments section.
Well, the first episode of the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries is here!
Almost one year ago, the “trailer” popped online showing a more gritty, down to Earth and dark world populated by serial killers, thieves and heroes with a secret. The trailer kicked so much ass that everyone I know was looking forward to it!
Now we finally have the first episode, and to be honest: Wasn’t bad!
It was not as amazing as the trailer, but that’s because an actual storyline is needed.
In this installment, it follows Sonya (Jeri Ryan) and her partner Jax (Michael Jai White) tracking down their arch-nemesis, Kano (Darren Shahlavi)with a little help from Stryker (Tahmoh Penikett).
The action happens fast, and the shoot-out in the warehouse is very well done. I just wish I could see more, as 12 minutes is NOT long enough! But, what I did like were the Easter eggs.
Did you hear about the “Cyber Initiative” and see the familiar looking masks of Cyrax and Sektor? What about the reference to a “red eye”?
You can watch the full episode embedded below. What do you think?
And to wet you appetite even more for what’s to come, here’s a newly released trailer for what you can expect NEXT!
And finally, here is the previously released press release regarding the webseries premiering on Machinima‘s YouTube channel:
It’s got violence, it’s got blood and it was the first fighting game you tried playing in real life only to get suspended from school (guilty). Now the world of kicks, punches and fatalities we know as Mortal Kombat is almost here for the world to enjoy in the live-action Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series. A gritty, real-world approach to the fun but completely preposterous, fantastical fighting game. It started out as a fan short that garnered over 10 million views worldwide and now it’s one of the most anticipated series to date.
Director Kevin Tancharoen has been doing a lot of updating of his Twitter the last few days, offering us a hand full of new photos and sneak peaks at fan favorite characters. While the first episode is only days away ( April 12th on Machinima.), we’re uncertain when the likes of Baraka, Raiden, Sub-Zero and Scorpion will make their appearances. I kinda ruined it in the title picture above, but HIT THE JUMP for a closer look at these grounded-in-reality versions.
Excited? Why, of course!
Warner Brothers has announced that Kevin Tancharoen‘s highly anticipated web series Mortal Kombat: Rebirth will launch next week! On Tuesday, April 12th Machinima will be hosting a live event where the Machinima crew and web series director Kevin Tancharoen will all be playing the new MK video game. And after that, they will debut the first episode of Mortal Kombat: Rebirth! The web series stars Jeri Ryan, Michael Jai White and Darren Shahlavi. As of now it doesn’t specify an airing time, but one would have to assume 12 pm, Pacific Time.
For those not in the know. Rebirth, which you can watch below, was a short film representative of the fighting game and its characters, but in a modernized setting. Brutal and disgusting, offering inspired suspense and horror from films like Seven and Saw. It was met with such collective jaw drop that Warner Bros. green lit a web series.
Oh man, I’m so excited.
We have not one, not two, but three pictures from two upcoming projects – The Green Lantern movie, and the upcoming Mortal Kombat webseries!
The first photo is a picture of a completely CGI character known as Kilowog from the upcoming Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds.
Kilowog is an alien whose role in the movie is that of a drill sergeant on the Green Lantern homeworld of Oa, who helps train Hal Jordan (Reynolds) after he puts on the lantern ring.
Do you remember that epic trailer for Mortal Kombat: Rebirth released online a while ago? Not only did Warner Brothers pick it up for a web mini-series (and hopefully movie), but now there have been casting announcements! And let me tell you, fan boys are going to be very, very happy.
The great Jeri Ryan announced on Twitter this morning that she is starting filming for the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth webseries as Sony Blade, the character she was in the trailer, along with Michael Jai White returning the play Jax.
If you don’t remember the trailer, or in case you want to watch it again, you can watch the amazing trailer located below:
The summer of 2010 was memorable for me for 2 reasons. 1. I learned what a great pocket vagina a KFC Double Down made. Meat. Bacon. Cheese. The combo made for some great masturbatory lovin’. There is nothing like hot cheese and warm chicken “sleucing” (you have to be a fan of our bastardcast to understand that reference) off on your genitals (please note that I am only kidding about having sex with a sandwich….or am I?) 2. “Mortal Kombat Rebirth”. It was an 8 minute video/trailer – starring Michael Jai White (Spawn) as Jax and Jeri Ryan (Startrek: Voyager) as Sonja Blade- that put a realistic take on the Mortal Kombat franchise. A huge departure from any film based adaptation we’ve seen in the past. Representational of the fighting game and it’s characters, but in a modernized setting. It was brutal and disgusting, offering inspired suspense and horror from films like Seven and Saw.The short film was directed by Kevin Tancharoen. He aimed to pitch his piece to studios in hopes of showing what could be done with property.
Well, good news and bad news. The bad news. It’s not going to be a feature-length movie (bummer). The good news. It has been green-lit for a 10-episode web series.
The series, which begins filming February in Vancouver, is written by Rebirth director Kevin Tancharoen, Todd Helbing, and Aaron Helbing. The fighters expected to appear include Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Durak, Sub Zero, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena, and Scorpion. The plot does delve into the supernatural — Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are rumored to be gods from an alternate dimension whom the Kombateers must defeat.
I would have loved to see this turn into a movie, but a ten episode series could be pretty brutal. If these webisodes are as good that trailer (below) I’ll have an erection lasting more than 4 hours. I’ve been aching for some R-rated Mortal Kombat! Hated both movies ’cause of their child friendly approach with the second one being the worst. This just proves that fan-boys know better. Of course time will tell, but at the moment consider me siked!
Source: Bloody Disgusting