Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Star Trek Poster!

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!

Benedict Cumberbatch. That's what I'm talking about! Here's a Wiki article on the new movie.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sufjan Stevens's Christmas Infomercials

So that's how you say his name...

Sufjan Stevens and Rosie Thomas are pretty good actors! Paste has all of the informercials compiled here.
Listen to the album:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I.E. and Blogspot are not cooperating

I haven't checked how this blog looks in I.E. in awhile. It's not loading. I limited the number of posts on a page to three; it's still not loading. I'll wait and see if it sorts its problem out. Found the problem. It wasn't liking the podcast player code, apparently.


Larry Hagman died. I'm glad he got to play J.R. Ewing one more time, though.

I loved Major Nelson the most, though :)

Space Janitors Episode 2

Sunday, November 11, 2012

World War Z

I'm not sure about this. It could be an awesome, thrilling movie, but I'm not sure it will resemble the book its named after. I read the book last year and I remember thinking that it was really a dozen or so disparate stories of survival, with no constant thread except the zombie apocalypse. Even the one continuous character, the narrator, was largely unknown and unheard. He was just there to introduce the survivors. The character didn't have much of his own personality, I thought.

When I first heard there was going to be a movie based on it, I remember thinking "How?" How are they going to wrangle all of these uncommon components? But maybe they have. They probably did have to change the structure of the story and develop the narrator's character. Here's hoping they did a good job.

Oh, and The Killing Lady! Mireille Enos. It's nice to see her! Thank you to io9 for the link.

Killing Me Softly With His Teeth...

This looks like it could be really good! It seems more of a Frankenstein-type story.
Also, if you ever watched About a Boy, I would like for you to keep in mind that this is the kid from that movie. Yes, this is the kid that brazenly, badly cracked out "Killing Me Softly" on stage with Hugh Grant.
Heh. It would have been cute if they'd named the movie "Killing Me Softly".
Thank you to io9 for the video.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I Miss Firefly

The Firefly cast talks about the episodes they would have liked to have seen. Also, The Science Channel is airing their special, Firefly: Browncoats Unite, Sunday. I wish I had the Science channel. Maybe I'll be able to see it on On Demand anyway.

BSG Blood and Chrome Web Series

New BSG!!! I don't care if it's Captain Elmo; it's new BSG!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gleegham Style

I might check back into Glee for this one. I still prefer "Klingon Style," though.

Business cards for your favorite TV characters

    UPrinting has made these nifty business cards for your favorite TV characters. has more.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Episode 18, First First Class, Second First Class, Third Third Third

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"Live News Feed" by Black Forest Fire
Album: Transit Of Venus
Release date: November 13, 2012
Label: Sedimental Records
Thanks to Team Clermont for the link.

The Mary Sue interviewed one of the writers for the TV show Game of Thrones, Bryan Cogman, about his book Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones.

This can go under TV and movies. Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in Games of Thrones, talks about working with Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder and he talks about Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which just hit theatres.

Community has an interactive Halloween game. It’s shameful that this show is not back on TV yet.

Showtime has renewed Homeland for a third season!

Laurie Metcalfe, Roseanne’s TV sister and Sheldon’s TV mom, is going to be on a new TV show.

Ryan Cartwright is coming to The Big Bang Theory

Seth Green is gonna be on How I Met Your Mother! Willow and Oz! Willow and Oz!

The Los Angeles Times didn’t take too well to Mockingbird Lane.

Entertainment Weekly had a nice article on Arrested Development in their reunions issue. This is the picture they took for it.

I read this article on ABC Family’s new show Continuing Fred.

The Following, the Kevin Bacon thriller, starts mid-season.

A book of maps for Westeros is coming out! That’s Game of Thrones, if you’re not cool enough to know.

Good and bad news. Matthew Vaughn, the director of X-Men: First Class, will not be directing the second First Class movie. That sounds very confusing. Guess who might be, though? Brett Ratner, who did the first two wonderful X-Men movies. Yay!

This could go under books and movies. Also sadness. Apparently Isaac Asimov was so mad at being held up in traffic due to Ghostbusters filming, he yelled at Dan Aykroyd. That’s just mean.

Revolution SF has an article on SHIELD and a character headlining it. Hint: It’s one we didn’t think was gonna headlines anything anymore. RevSF also gives us reasons why the show may not be awesome.

More SHIELD news: Ming-Na, no stranger to science fiction TV, is going to be on SHIELD, too. She was previously on Stargate Universe and Eureka. I didn’t make this connection, but according to her Wikipedia article, her character in Eureka had the same last name as her - Wen.

Also apparently Gary Mitchel has never seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I do not understand this. This is stranger than anything in scifi.

The Mary Sue has an article about a worldwide internet downfall yesterday.

A 14-year old girl is rebuilding a car for her 16th birthday.

This goes under both science and technology. The Royal Society called for a mass edit of Wikipedia to add and flesh out entries relating to women scientists. This was in honor of Ada Lovelace day. They evencreated a Wikipedia entry for the edit-a-thon. Now that’s being thorough.

The Young Ones

The Young Ones S1E1 - Demolition by Headinajar I loved this show when I was a kid. I can't believe it only had twelve episodes! It felt like more.

Will Arnett lets it drop who ELSE is gonna be on Arrested Development!

Trailer for the new Evil Dead movie

Would it be treachery if I said this looks scarier than the original?

Tom Hanks recites slam poem about...Full House

This is one of the strangest things I've seen this year.

Jonathan Coulton plays "Portal" on CBS


Jaime Murray and Julie Benz. That makes me want to give it a shot. The website gives the date April 2013. That's not too far away. With Syfy, I'm used to waiting a year or more for shows! (Yes, I'm talking about Battlestar Galactica.) Game site Show site In this video, they say they're working with a lot of people from BSG. Nice!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Episode 17, In Which Lola Misstates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Name

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Mike Doughty, “Strike the Motion” (Live from KUT). The link to the video and .mp3 download are here.


The London Underground is getting strange signs. Pranksters are posting fake signs.
The Daily Mail article
BBCAmerica article
There’s a Facebook page. Stickers on the Central Line Facebook


Blastr has a list of Fifteen stories you should read after you’re read all of Lovecraft and want something similar.

Technology and culture

Stan Lee media sues Disney for 5.5 million.
Kickstarter U.K. is a thing now. A little plug here--the Beer show and magazine I contribute to, Southern Beer Review, is on Kickstarter. They want to raise money to buy good equipment.

Television and Movies

Psych has a start date. It’s not until February 27th. That makes me sad.
Ridley Scott talks about Blade Runner 2. I put the video on my blog. He seems to let slip the answer to a very important question from the first movie. Don’t watch if you don’t want to know! has a list of web series they recommend. I’ve been a fan of The Guild for years, and I’m so happy it’s back for a sixth season.
Blastr has an article about John Barrowman from Torchwood joining Arrow.
Watch the first five minutes of American Horror Story, Asylum. It premieres Wednesday the 17th.
Mockingbird Lane, the proposed remake of The Munsters, is going to be a special instead of a full series.
Blastr wrote an article on a Kickstarter project to complete the film Science Fiction Land.

Ridley Scott talks about Blade Runner 2

He seems to let slip the answer to a very important question from the first movie. Don’t watch if you don’t want to know!

Southern Beer Review Kickstarter Project

Zombies Care

Zombies get people's attention. This is a pretty good video. The graphics are nice. Some people knock using zombies in public service messages, but I understand that people (especially younger people) don't pay attention unless they want to. This might make them want to. The CDC has done something similar.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We Have S.H.I.E.L.D. Characters!

TVLine has a list of characters for Joss Whedon's new show S.H.I.E.D. If you have to ask what that is, then go Google and then come back. The article also states that Joss Whedon will be co-writing the series with his brother Jed and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen. I didn't remember this, but Maurissa Tancharoen was Groupie No. 1 in Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog! Okay, you can go back to protecting the world, now.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 16

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 16, In which I create the word "utteration" and say "alternate history" when I mean "alternate future".

Note: The last segment of the podcast is of significantly lower volume than the rest. I recorded it in a different room on a different surface.

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This is what I discuss:

Last Resort
A spoilery review of Last Resort (also from Io9)
Nice review for Looper.
Annalee Newitz from IO9 loves Person of Interest! It is worth loving. has compiled a list of season premieres
The World's End
Jason Katims to direct half-hour comedy based on the movie About a Boy  (I think my discussion of this got lost in the editing fiasco.)
The Next Generation is 25 years old.
25 little known Next Generation facts
New Scifi bookstore in Brooklyn. No, I'm nowhere near Brooklyn. I think this also got lost in the editing terror of 2012.

I don't think I talked about this, but this is one odd story. The doctors who did this are amazing.

Tyler Butler, "Morana"
Download the song at his label's Soundcloud page

New Trailor for Cloud Atlas

I'm not sure about this. It might be Vanilla Sky weird, instead of life-altering weird.

Ben Affleck Talks About Argo

I am so excited for this movie.

Klingon Style

I've been trying to avoid getting in on the gangham thing, but this is in real Klingon! It's The Next Generation's 25th anniversary! I post this because I love life, I love Star Trek, and I love Klingons!!!!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 15

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In this episode I talk about my first short story podcast.

I talk about my novel and the Southern Beer Review show.

We plan to go to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights and the Harry Potter world. Any other suggestions?

Halfway through my boyfriend woke up, and apparently sounds from the kitchen carry very well.

The new fall season has started. I thought Revolution was meh. Ben and Kate was trying a little too hard, but I love Lucy Punch. I want to like The Mindy Project because I'm fond of Mindy Kaling and some of the other actors on the show.

How I Met Your Mother cheat sheet.

Big Bang Theory trailer.

Creative Emmy winners

Arrested Development casting news.

I put the video for the Psych Comic-Con panel on the blog.

The music I use in this episode is Benjamin Francis Leftwich, "Swim Until You Can't See Land" (Frightened Rabbit cover). You may listen to it here or download his EP at his site.

Psych Comic-Con Panel

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gillian Anderson Celebrates 40 Years of FBI Female Special Agents

I love you Scully!

First Story Podcast!

My first short story podcast is up! The blog post is here.

The direct link to the audio is here.

This is the RSS. It's supposed to be on iTunes, but I haven't found it.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Podcast Promo

I recorded a promo for my podcasts. I'm working on the first episode of my writing podcast. I've got a host for it, but I'll post more when it's ready.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ayy Ayy Ayy!

You said that William Shatner is making a documentary about my show? Yippee!!!

TrekWeb quotes William Shatner as saying: "[A Xena convention] is a love fest. It is an embracing of like-minded people. That’s what I discovered. I am editing it right now and it is a fascinating documentary."

Sneak Peek, The Walking Dead

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, "The Killing Type"

I usually don't post videos with a commercial in front, but I'm making an exception for this video. I do love Amanda Palmer. She's so intense—I'm exhausted after watching this video.

If anyone has a problem with mild gore, I would suggest not watching this video!

I wonder if she and Neil Gaiman had a conversation after he heard this song. This is my imagining of that conversation:

Neil: song...

Amanda: Oh, don't get all 'Delirium' on me. It's a fictional song about a fictional person.

Neil (backing away): Uh...okay...just checking...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Episode 14

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The Podcast track had a panel called Podcasting Authors Roundtable with T. Morris Scott Sigler, Gail Z. Martin, Phillipa Ballantine and Christiana Ellis. I mispronounced Phillipa's name.

I have post-Dragon*Con fatigue and confusion, by the way.

The Sword and Laser podcast and videocast recorded as part of the Podcast track with Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt and their guest R.A. Salvatore. Website

RevCast also recorded as part of the Podcast track. Revcast is a part of the Revolution SF website, based out of Atlanta. It was with Gary Mitchel, Michael Faulkner, James Palmer. I've been going to that site for years. Website (Also related: Chronic Rift and James Palmer)

The Vaginal Fantasy Goodreads group and videocast had a panel with Veronica Belmont, Felicia Day, and Kiala Kazabee. Yes, this too was part of the Podcasting track. Hey give me a break. One day I want to get good at podcasting! Website Hangout

TWIT Tech News Today had a panel with Tom Merritt, guest Veronica Belmont, Randal Schwartz, Jonathan Strickland and Brian Brushwood (Podcast track). Website

The X-Track panel for Warehouse 13 had show writer Deric A. Hughes. He co-wrote the webisodes and cowrote some of the episodes.Leigh Bennett-Conner is the track director.

The Space track had the panel To Boldly go where? On the panel were A.C. Charania, Kim Steadman (JPL), Mika McKinnon and Stephen Fleming.

Hobbit Secrets Revealed from . did a better job than me of documenting the panel.

I attended the Magnificient Men of Science Fiction panel with Gary Kim Hayes, Timothy Zahn, A. J. Hartley.

The Horror and Dark fantasy track had a True Blood panel with Joe Mangiello, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and Carrie Preston.

The American Scifi Classics track had Stump the Geek. I won a t-shirt, and I didn't get Hulked! Joe Crowe hosted.

The American Scifi and Fantasy Media track had a Game of thrones discussion.

I Watched part of the simulcast of the Hugo awards.

Short film "Loom" by Luke Scott. Watch it here.

Walking Dead spoilers

Watch the pilot episode of Revolution

Music: Riot Act Media sent me the mp3 for "Descent" from The Album Leaf's new EP FORWARD/RETURN.

Michael Clarke Duncan has passed on. I really liked The Finder. I'm sad that he's gone, but he left on a fine note.

BAMF Girls Club

This is quite good! There's a tiny spoiler regarding Michonne. If you're read her story in the comics, then it won't surprise you.

Play Dead, a zombie short from the viewpoint of the dogs who survived

Sigh...I wasn't happy about some of the things that happened toward the end, but it was still a very good short. I love the profile descriptions of the dogs.

Short Film "Loom", by Luke Scott

Are you lonely?

 from Red Digital Cinema

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 13

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I talk about:
My Writing
TV and movies
Beautiful portraits of a Game of Thrones cast members
(Note: I talked about the first episode of Warehouse 13, but I realized afterward that it's kind of spoilery if you haven't seen that episode).
Richard Dean Anderson, Macguyver, new Mercedes Benz spokesperson.
Music: Little Dragon, "Ritual Union" mp3 courtesy of KEXP
Peter Wolf Crier "Settling It Off" mp3 courtesy of his label

TV and Film News

Blastr posted the new trailer for American Horror Story. It's only 19 seconds long. Hopefully they'll be a fuller trailer soon.

David Duchovny explains why he thinks the most recent X-Files movie didn't do well, and states he'd be game for a third.

Man, I loved The Dark Knight Rises. Joseph Gordon Levitt talks with Jimmy Kimmel about his role in the movie, and also about guesting on Sesame Street.

Pictures from Season 2 Fringe. Also, John Noble is back to work!

Star Trek TNG Sings That Song

I've only heard the song once. It's way too catchy. I prefer The Next Generation's version - it's much edgier. It must have taken days to isolate these clips!

Monday, August 6, 2012

George R. R. Martin on The Sword and Laser

I'm so behind...I just found out that The Sword and Laser went video. Go Veronica and Tom!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

George R.R. Martin Reads from The Winds of Winter

Also via The Mary Sue:

Inspector Spacetime Movie Poster

Don't get too excited! The fake show within a real show Inspector Spacetime is still a fake show. However, The Mary Sue posted this mock-up that a Community fan created. Nice, huh?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Io9 Spoilers

Io9 has some spoilers, including a paragraph on The Walking Dead that seems very telling...I don't think the person would be speaking so freely if the person had a future on the show...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Learn how to hunt aliens! has posted an article on a free class that will be offered through the University of Edinburgh. The class will teach you astrobiology and how to track alien life forms. It starts in January. I like the idea of taking it, but I'm not sure if I have the time to spare to take it! If anyone signs up, please let me know how it goes.

Ruin (short)

It's cool looking. Maybe when Fox makes a full version of it, they'll explain who the person is and what happened to the planet.

Elijah Wood in Westeros (King's Landing, to be Specific)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Podcast Episode 12

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I talk about:
My writing
My new phone
TV shows I like
Movies I've seen
I feature two songs:
Tiny Victories, "Lost Weekend" (Thanks to AOL Spinner)
The Dandy Warhol, "Well They're Gone" (Thanks to KEXP)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

My Writing Website

I know I've been MIA lately, but the reason is a very good one. I've written a novel, and am in the process of marketing myself to agents, and then publishers.

I created a website, purchased the domain name and enabled email services. I did this all on my own, with help from Squarespace. I'm not a coder, but I can implement code tags and I can WYSIWYG with the best of them.

Lola's Writing Website
Lola's Writing Website Email Address

The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society posts science videos on Youtube, and they have my favorite science TV host, Bill Nye (the science guy! Not the British actor—though I like Bill Nighy very much, too). I haven't seen him since his great guest spots on Ed Begley Jr.'s show Living With Ed.

Bill Nye's Website

(Thank you to The Mary Sue for posting one of these videos)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

R-Rated Scenes Drawn as Illustrations for Children

The Mary Sue has become one of my favorite sites lately. I get their items through the Pulse app on my Kindle. I have the urge to re-post almost every article I see on the site. I'll try not to do that, because then my blog would just be an aggregate site. But it's Sunday afternoon, and I'm still swaying from side-to-side from the cruise on which I just went, so I'm going to refer to another article from them.

The site posted illustrations from Pixar illustrator Josh Cooley depicting well-known scenes from R-rated movies as children's pictures. It is wonderful.

Robots Aid in the Search for Amelia Earhart

The website The Mary Sue reports that robots are being deployed to assist in the search for clues regarding the fate of Amelia Earhart. According to the article, researchers will be aided by sonar mapping and a "high-definition video camera and manipulator arms of a TRV 005 robot."

The renewed search for artifacts pertaining to what happened to Amelia Earhart inspired part of the book I wrote. It doesn't have to do with Amelia Earhart specifically, but I incorporate aircraft salvage as a plot point. I don't try to make the section about anything as specific as a historically relevant wreckage. Instead, it's about a research team that finds something very different.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Episodes, Season 2 Episode 1

Showtime released this for us to enjoy. Thank you Showtime! Still bummed that I don't have Showtime so that I can watch the whole season in real time. Hey—we got HBO. That's gonna be $20/month right there!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Daenerys' Lost and Found Flyer

This is hilarious. Someone very clever made a poster for Daenerys' (Game of Thrones) lost dragons. My favorite part is the pre-cut bits at the bottom with "Call Jorah".

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ooh - Fall TV Previews, Already

An ex-FBI agent (Kevin Bacon)with a history with the victims, the killer *and* the killer's family. Oh, snap. The Killing better watch out! (I just channeled Holder from The Killing) Not sure about The Mindy Project. I love the actress/writer, but I worry that this show might get too cloying. New Girl balances on the line, I think, but I'm worried this may tip over into obnoxious territory. We'll see! Oh my...oh my. I have the vapers. J.J. Abrams! Eric Kripke! Alcatraz, who? Hopefully, this'll be more Batman Begins than Smallville. Hey - Dresden's in it! We'll see. I miss Numb3rs so much. I'll put more videos in another post. Thank you, Eonline, for gathering these.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lola sucks this weekend

Hello! I was supposed to do a podcast this weekend, but I spent this morning sleeping, and in the afternoon I edited my book  (and watched some TV). The bad news is the novel is still roughly 68,500 words, but the good news is they're more precisely chosen words.

I'll try to work on my blog some during the week. I did post a song on my music blog.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Oh, the loveliness

Thank you, Blastr for posting this! Daenerys teaches Conan the Barbarian what's really important in life. I think they should have used the more recent Conan, though.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Art of the Title

Watch, discuss and learn about your favorite TV title sequences on Art of the Title. In some cases, they have interviews with the creators of the title sequences (for instance Game of Thrones). Thank you to Tekzilla for letting me know about this.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 11

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In this episode, I talk about:

The progress of my novel (67,788 words so far!)
Big Bang Theory (sorry for the static)
The Avengers
Free Comic Book Day
Gumbo Ya Ya's cajun food
Magic Hat's seasonal beer Elderberry
Daily's frozen mojitos and margaritas, and Mike's hard margaritas

I play these songs:

North Highlands, "Steady Steady" (Available for download from their Bandcamp site) Steel Phantoms, "Floodlight" (Downloadable from AOL Spinner)

Supermoon photos

Not my photos! I wish. I just have my phone camera. The Huffington Post has a collection of 56 photos from last night.

Note: My plan is to work on my podcast tonight. I'm going to a crawfish boil today, so I won't have time until later. Then there's Game of Thrones. Priorities! If I don't do it this weekend, I'll record next weekend. I'm also almost at 70,000 words on my book. That's what I've mostly done this weekend (though I did see The Avengers yesterday. Fantastic!)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Podcast Episode! Finally!

Yes! Hopefully my lame streak has ended. At least for the time-being. Until I decide to pick it up again.

I recorded a podcast episode tonight. You may download it, get it as a podcast using the RSS feed, or stream it using the player below.

I didn't give this episode a number because my boyfriend, Clint, who's been my co-host recently, was asleep. I wanted to jump on my sudden desire to podcast, so I recorded this. I don't know why I've faded recently. I really love podcasting. It makes me feel connected to the world. I'm going to try to be better.

In this episode I talk about my writing (I'm writing a novel!). TV and technology.
I feature two songs:
Black Whales, "Rattle Your Bones"
Lightouts, "The Eloise Suite"
Thanks folks! I hope y'all stick with me!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Twitter feed on toilet paper

I think this might be real. I thought it was an April Fool's joke, but almost three weeks later, and the site's still up. Maybe someone I know will order it and tell me if it's for real.

Twitter tweets on toilet paper.
CNET article
Huffington Post article

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Lemony Snicket Book Series

If you don't believe me (and why would you? I'm just an old fool) you may ask CBS, or for a longer account, you may inquire of the Christian Science Monitor. If you would like humorous and accurate observations of people and their favorite subject: wealth, you may read Lemony Snicket's thoughts he thought during the Occupy movement.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hey Girl Interactive Video

Choose your own direction for Hey Girl's video over at Fox .  Of course I made her fall. It's funnier that way!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ferris Bueller 2012, Superbowl ad

This may be the coolest thing to happen for the whole year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Walking Dead Episode That Should Have Been

Frank Darabont, the original show runner for AMC's The Walking Dead, writes about what his Season 2 opener would have looked like. It sounds like it would have been really cool.  The zombie tank dweller, AKA Sam Witmer (AKA Crashdown in the recent Battlestar Galactica series) comments on this would-be episode in the video at the end of this article.