Bear McCreary Proudly Displays His Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 CD
The first print run of Bear McCreary’s Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack have sold out – two weeks prior to its release. La La Land Records are now rushing to print more to keep up with demand.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 has been the top selling TV soundtrack for over a month on Amazon and is currently in the Top 100 Music CD’s on Amazon (ranked #53).
In additional news, Bear McCreary will be in attendence over multiple days at the San Diego Comic-Con. On Thursday July 23 he’ll take part in Richard Hatch’s panel with other members of the Battlestar Galactica cast and crew. On Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday he will appear at multiple signings and presentations including one at Capcom’s booth for Dark Void.
Fans will also be excited to learn that a new television project that McCreary is scoring will be premiered at Comic Con. It will be the first time his score is heard for the project, which has been kept secret.
“It’s been killing me keeping it secret,” McCreary said, “because I know when you guys hear this soundtrack… you’re gonna explode. It’s like Battlestar / Sarah Connor / Dark Void on steroids!”
Finally, those wanting to catch a live performance of the music from the Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack should get ready to attend the San Diego House of Blues on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of July (during Comic-Con). The performances will be hosted by Battlestar alums Edward James Olmos (Thursday), Grace Park (Saturday), and both Olmos and Park on the Friday. Visit the new BSG Orchestra website to learn more.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 will officially be released July 28.
Source: Bears Battlestar Galactica Blog
'Wake Up...Time To Die' Movie Inspired T-Shirts. Examples shown inspired by (left) The Last Starfighter, (middle) Blade Runner, (right) Tron - click to enlarge image
One of the ways in which Sci Fi Scoop continues to be able to bring you news day in and day out is through the support of sponsors.
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The image above contains three examples of their designs inspired by The Last Starfighter, Blade Runner and TRON.
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Star Trek Scene It? DVD Board Game Demo
Screenlife games recently released the Star Trek Scene it? DVD Board Game, an interactive board game that features trivia questions, on-screen puzzlers and video clips that span across the different Star Trek series and movies.
They’ve also made a demo of the game available to be played online which gives you an idea of how the game is played. The major difference between the demo and the real thing is that you play against a ticking clock in the demo as opposed to playing against your friends.
Click here to play the demo
Watch a commercial for the game below:
The game is available through Amazon now:
Star Trek Scene It? Deluxe Ship Edition
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced details of their Legend of the Seeker Season One DVD release.
The complete first season will be available as a 5-disc set with an SRP of $45.99 and is scheduled for release on October 13.
The set will include bonus featurettes including “Forging the Sword: Crafting a Legend” and “Words of Truth: A Conversation with Terry Goodkind”.
Some low quality images of the DVD front and back cover have also become available.
Front and back cover art below.
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Sideshow Collectibles have launched an exclusive version of the Terminator Salvation T-600 Weathered Rubber Skin Collectible 12 inch Figure (with the plate it actually stands 14 inches).
This exclusive version has the ability to remove the rubber skin mask and looks super cool when you do, as in the image above.
Check out more images of it here.
Batman Begins Limited Edition Blu-Ray Giftset
Thanks to a heads up from Slashfilm I’ve become aware that Amazon have reduced their Limited Edition Batman Begins Blu-Ray Giftset from $49.99 to $14.49 (those are US prices). That’s only 6 cents more expensive than the current second hand price and is actually cheaper than the Blu-Ray on its own.
The Limited Edition Batman Begins Blu-Ray Giftset includes the original Batman Begins Blu-Ray, a 32-page exclusive Dark Knight Prologue book, 16-page comic book of the first 6 minutes of The Dark Knight, a Batman Begins lenticular and five collectible post cards. You also get a discount ticket to see The Dark Knight in theaters which should be fun to try and use now that it’s no longer in theaters.
That’s a great deal for this collection.
Click here to visit Amazon to check it out.
Torchwood: Children of Earth OST Cover
Just one day after Torchwood: Children of Earth premieres in the UK Silva Screen Records will release music composer Ben Foster’s soundtrack to the story – but only in the UK.
If you’re fast, you could be listening to the score for the whole five part story arc before the story arc has completed its consecutive night run.
US residents will have to wait over a month until after it airs there, though I don’t really understand the logic behind that.
Find it in the US on Amazon here (will be released August 11).
Find it in the UK on Amazon here (will be released July 7).
Read a complete episode by episode story summary and watch the latest trailer here.
Torchwood: Children of Earth will air in the UK on BBC1 over consecutive nights from 9:00pm – 10:00pm commencing July 6.
Torchwood: Children of Earth will air in the US on BBC America at 9/8c commencing July 20.
Through their licensing relationship with SEGA leading game soundtrack distributor Sumthing Else are about to release the score to the PC RTS game Empire: Total War.
The Empire: Total War soundtrack features an epic orchestral score composed primarily by lead composer Richard Beddow (Viking: Battle For Asgard), orchestrated and conducted by Nic Raine (Viking: Battle For Asgard) and performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra at the Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava.
“Undertaking the challenge of the music production for Empire: Total War was no simple task,” said composer Richard Beddow. “The game needed music to convey its size and breadth, covering the various countries at war, delicately accompanying campaign gameplay and underpinning the various cinematics and events in the game.”
You can get a feel for the cinematic feel he is referring to in the following main theme:
Empire: Total War is set in the 18th century and includes gameplay themes such as the Industrial Revolution, America’s struggle for independence, the race to control Eastern trade routes and the globalization of war on land and sea. The game is widely considered to be one of the richest and most dynamic PC RTS game experiences of all time.
The Empire: Total War soundtrack will be released on June 30th.
Click here to check it out on Amazon.
Also visit: www.sumthing.com / www.sumthingdigital.com / www.totalwar.com.
The latest issue of ‘Star Trek Magazine’ features an interview with Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Here’s a short excerpt from that interview in which they talk about why they revived Star Trek with a genesis story.
Where did you come up with the idea of making this film a genesis story for the original crew, or was that a no-brainer as far as you were concerned?
Alex Kurtzman: When we were first asked in the broadest sense if we would ever consider doing Star Trek, it was like someone had just punched us in the solar plexus just the idea that we would be able to inherit something like that. Before we even had any specific conversations, the idea of joining the legacy was so intense and frightening, frankly, because it meant so much to us as kids. The fear of messing it up was the first feeling that we had. But talking about it, that’s when we realized that’s exactly why we had to do it. When something is that important to you, you have to protect it. The immediate answer for all of us was that the only way we were interested in this was to do Kirk and Spock, going back to the genesis of the ship. We weren’t interested in The Next Generation. This is where we wanted to live in it. But we faced an immediate problem: we knew the fate of all the characters.
Roberto Orci: It occurred to us very early on that the show began on the five-year mission, and we realized that we hadn’t actually seen all these characters meet and go on their first adventure. That became an obvious place to explore because the goal was to make sure that we had a Star Trek that made new audiences learn why fans like Star Trek. It couldn’t rely on a previous knowledge of Star Trek. The fact that the origin story had not been covered, and that’s what you’d naturally want to do to get new fans, just made it seem like a perfect thing to do.
US Issue #19, on sale now
UK Issue #146, on sale 9 July
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Warner Bros. is releasing Zack Snyder’s directors cut of Watchmen at theaters one week before Comic-Con International in San Diego. Unfortunately the release will be a very limited run with screenings to be held only in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis and Dallas.
Zack Snyder’s directors cut includes 25 minutes of additional footage and the death of a supporting character.
The limited theatrical run will begin on July 17th and will end with a special screening on July 25 at Comic-Con.
The Comic-Con event will be a BD-Live and Blu-ray event enabling any viewer in North America to watch the movie simultaneously as the audience at Comic-Con. The viewing will include the ability to see and hear Zack Snyder comment on the movie and even allow interaction to ask questions. The director’s cut will then become available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD from July 21 and will include the Comic-Con event as a special feature via digital download from Amazon (click the image below to check it out).
Given the limited release it is suggested if you’re close enough to a theater to be able to see the film, book your tickets in advance.