June 2009

Trivia about Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 was one of the best science fiction series of the past few years. Alright, so we had BSG but I was more of a hardcore gater fan myself. SG-1 was a series that did a great job of portraying scientific concepts and issues. Plus, like all self-respecting proper sci-fi series, they covered a lot of ethical issues. Of course, there was also a lot of space battles and pending apocalypse type of disasters. Well, I wanted to mention a few trivia facts about the main characters from the show. This week I will cover Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks. Next week, it will be Don S. Davis, Beau Bridges, Ben Browder and Claudia Black.

Deep Throat

Depending on your view of history, Deep Throat is a culturally iconic phrase from politics or from porn. Released in 1972 and starring such classic porn personas as Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems, Deep Throat was the first porn film to achieve national notoriety, reportedly making millions of dollars after being made for a mere $25,000. A little outside of the normal Movie Trivia topics, but too good to pass up.

The FBI released documents under the Freedom of Information Act this week revealing a nationwide FBI investigation into Deep Throat and an active campaign involving high level FBI administrators, including Mark Felt, later known as the Deep Throat informant in the Watergate scandal that brought down President Nixon.

Bond Trivia: On her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service has never been a top favorite for most Bond fans. Well, perhaps this does not apply to the die-hard fans. But you have to admit, this particular movie and actor has received more than its share of bad press. At the very least, it is one of the underrated Bond movies. By the way, if you want to watch a 007 movie that deviates from Bond lore, check out some of most recent Bond adaptations. Now, to dispel or confirm some of the rumors, urban legends and misconceptions about this movie, let's check out some trivia. 

Was George Lazenby just a really bad Bond? I mean, he was Bond only once!


Hellboy Bloopers

A big fan of Guillermo del Toro, I am wholly in love with the Hellboy films. They are stunning in visual effects, packed with action, and Pearlman and Blair are a treat to watch. If you’re looking for creature-packed fantasy-action movies to just get sucked into, this is the series. But like any other movie, the Hellboy series has its bloopers, blunders and mistakes! A product of del Toro, it naturally doesn’t have all that many—but they’re still there. Here are some of the most noticeable ones:

In the first Hellboy film, we learn that Red’s weapon of choice is a revolver he calls “Samaritan.” It’s show to be able to only hold four rounds—but he’s able to fire off at least six without reloading during his first fight of the movie with the creature Sammael in the museum.

Die Hard... Laughing

When my husband and I were watching Live Free or Die Hard (again) over the weekend, he suddenly shouted, “Look! Look!” I jumped, figuring there was a big spider next to me, but he was pointing at a bloody Bruce Willis careening an 18-wheeler down the streets of Washington, D.C. In one scene, Bruce—or “John McClane”—is smashing into a car, causing damage to his vehicle; in the next, the big rig is unscathed. Bloo-per!