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I have mixed feelings about this photo. I despise Obama and everything he stands for. However, one needs to ask if the photo should have been taken in the first place. I say 'yes'. The big question is should it have been released as a photo of the day by the White House? I say 'no'. They should have held onto it until after the 2012 election was over, and perhaps even after his presidency is over (hopefully the same date). It is an interesting photo from a historic perspective. Using it to gain re-election on the backs of dead soildiers is absolutely disgusting. Obama and the White House staff who released this photo should be ashamed.
Just found this: http://SaveEureka.com/ Welcome everyone, The reason you are here and reading this is, of course, a sad one. After the confirmation of a short sixth season last week, we recently learned that SyFy decided to cancel Eureka all together. The fans will not stand for it and we will rise up in protest. So join the forum, give us your suggestions and hopefully we will be able to make a difference. Keep an eye on the website as we will gradually be adding pages. What you can do for now, besides registering at the forum, is: Follow SaveEureka on Twitter or Facebook. If you have twitter, then please, sign this Twitition Also if people are willing and able to help out with moderating the forum and website, let me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know. Thank you, Kris, your friendly neighborhoud webmaster
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2011 on Saying goodbye to Eureka at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil: My email to Syfy: (feedback@syfy.com) I have been watching Eureka since the first episode of Season 4, and have since gone back and watched the entire run from Season 1, episode 1. Eureka is a great show! What in hell were you thinking when you cancelled it? Not only that, you cancelled the final 6 episodes that would have allowed the cast and crew a proper wrap up of the show. Please, do Eureka’s fans a favor – give them back the 6 episodes! Better yet, keep the show on the air for several more seasons! I await your reasons for ending this intelligent and entertaining show. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2011 on Saying goodbye to Eureka at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil: Thanks for the behind the scenes info - I always enjoy getting a peek at the things we don't get to see when watching the show on TV. Welcome back to Canada - sorry about the rain. [For you Californians, that's water drops that fall from the sky.] ps: Rented a copy of Toy Soldiers the other day - Great movie, I' surprized that I haven't seen it before as it is the kind of movie I enjoy. Except maybe for all that hanging around in your underwear. ;-)
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OK, Wheaton. A couple of thoughts on this one... One, you were IN this movie, and you don't own a DVD copy of it? Dude, it's like $8.99 on Amazon! Second, and you do address this in your writing. What is it like to suddenly discover that something you were in is playing on late night TV? Do you HAVE to watch it, just because, you know, you were in it? Or do you pass in the hope that something else, anything else is on? Does the fact that you were in the movie spoil it for you in the fact that it's hard to watch for the story as you are too busy critiquing your acting? A third item that you brought up here is editing for TV. I personally can't stand it. I will turn off movies that I love to watch if they are 'edited for TV'. Since the age of VCR's, Cable TV, and DVD's, why would I subject myself to an inferior product? It just ruins a movie for me. I mean, really, can you imagine watching Pulp Fiction on TV? I haven't seen Toy Soldiers, but I will now make a point of getting a copy on DVD.
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Wil: Thanks for your kind words about Vancouver, the city I grew up in. Glad to see that you enjoy your time here. Good to hear that you have another guest shot on The Big Bang Theory. I'm also looking forward to seeing Eureka back on the air. Can't wait till December/January for that. And don't stop making the stupid cellphone videos - they are great fun.
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I got my first computer, an Apple //e when they first came out - 1983, I think. The big game for me was Wizardry by SirTech. It was a wireframe dungeon for you to explore. I set it up on my dining room table and spent every waking hour for the next two weeks playing that game. Then we got into the Zork trilogy - with no graphics at all - straight text. Fun times building maps from that! Anyone know if these games are still available in a format that will play on a PC with WinXP? Seriously...
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Wil: Thanks for this. There is something really kind of neat about reading about you doing laundry in a public laundromat. Especially when it is in a city where I used to live and still visit frequently. While reading this, I pictured walking in to do my own laundry and finding Wil Wheaton there doing the same thing. Why does it look like the laundry room from TBBT? I started following you here and on Twitter becuase of your Star Trek work, but I continue to follow becuase of who you have grown into. It is so nice to see a "child celebrity" grow up into a good, kind and responsible adult who can still entertain us in new and different ways. You should be proud of what you have done and who you have become. I look forward to one day meeting you in person at a con or at a Wootstock or something. Maybe you'll let me buy you a Guiness or something. ...and don't stop writing!
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Wil: Sounds like another great Wootstock. Congrats on the show to all involved. I have not yet been to a Wootstock, so I am hoping that you will keep them going, and perhaps bring the show to Vancouver, BC so I can get to it. Maybe you can combine with a trip to work on Eureka, (another great performance, btw.) I find it interesting that your TBBT, Eureka, and The Guild charactors, who could so easily be the same person, are actually individuals in their own right. I can only attribute that to your acting skills. Can't wait to see you on TBBT again!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2010 on memories of w00tstock 2.4 at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil: That is so many kinds of awesome! One word: "T-Shirts" !!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2010 on "as his kilt rises..." at WWdN: In Exile
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Two questions - somewhat related: 1- I know the show is done before a live studio audience. That's fine for scens in Lenord and Sheldon's apartment. How do they deal with scenes at the university lunchroom/labs, Howard's house/room, Penny's apartment, and street scenes, etc.? Are they filmed beforehand and inserted so the live audience can see them? 2- Are there any plans to do episodes "on the road"? I would love to see them do a road trip across country to some far off SF con or science destination such as an observatory or the Smithsonian museum. (memories of a very geeky roadtrip from Vancouver Canada to Denver, CO for Denvention Worldcon in 1980 or '81 with 6 people in one car! and only 3 were invited.) Bonus question: Where is my "Happy Birthday" tweet? Love the show!
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It's not a laugh track. It is the live audience.
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There's always BitTorrent... http://eztv.it/shows/23/big-bang-theory-the/ I hope this is OK, Wil - if not, feel free to delete.
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Wil: Great looking shirt. Artwork looks great. Special thanks for making it available in larger sizes, (I buy 3XL and pray that they are long enough as 4XL hangs like a Ringling Bros. tent). [Note to T-Shirt manufacturers: Add 2" to the length of all your XL & larger shirts!] I look forward to seeing the rest of your designs! ps: When you coming back to Vancouver?
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Yes, we do get CBS up here, and all the other US networks. However, TBBT is shown on CTV in Canada. Which means that the cable company substitutes the CTV feed for the CBS feed when a show plays at the same time, as TBBT does. That way, you get all the Canadian ads when you watch on either channel. And after all, money is what it is all about. What really sucks though is not being able to watch the CBS internet feeds from Canada. They also recently blocked their CBS Radio feeds as well. Which makes it difficult to listen to US Talk Radio online.
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This has got to be the most anticipated episode of TBBT in a long time. Must have something to do with that Wheaton guy. Oooo, just a few more hours....
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Wil: Thanks for posting the video preview. It looks great, and I can hardly wait for the show to air on Monday night. This news article got posted today: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/793198--the-big-bang-theory-gets-bigger-in-canada?bn=1 I hope that when you get time, you will write a blog posting about your time in Vancouver describing what you did both for Eureka and while you played tourist around town. I grew up in Vancouver, but it is always interesting to find out what visitors find interesting or not about my city. Feeling a million miles away in Tahsis, BC
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I almost forgot - there is a regular fanish gathering in Vancouver called F.R.E.D. - the polite name is Forget Reallity, Enjoy Drinking. It is a casual get together at a local pub. Used to be every week, but I hear they are every other week now. Here is the latest from their facebook page: "So. A new and promising locale has crossed my desk: The Academic Public House. http://dinehere.ca/vancouver/academic-public-house-the The online reviews have trended towards the promising, and the name seems inviting for us. So, I figure it's worth a shot. Friday, April 9, starting at 8 PM Fannish Standard Time once again. Hope to see you there (there being 1619 West Broadway, at Fir Street)." Feel free to drop in and have a pint of beer and/or a bite to eat. I'm sure the fans would love it. It's all very casual. http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#!/group.php?gid=2351668529
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2010 on Eureka: all the rage - day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil: Lots of good suggestions here already. Japanese garden at UBC is great. I would also recommend the HR MacMillian Planetarium. http://www.spacecentre.ca/ You can generally see it in this webcam: http://www.katkam.ca/ The Vancouver Aquarium is one of the best: http://www.vanaqua.org/ Someone already mentioned Science World and the Vancouver Police Museum - both great spots. There should be some good Salmon fishing in Vancouver about now if you are into that: http://www.bites-on.com/ They operate out of the Bayshore Inn next to Stanley Park. The Granville Island Public Market is a fun place to wander around for an hour or so and you can take one of the little ferrys there from downtown - you can also use it to go over to Science World from there, too. If you want to kill a day, Run down to Tswassen Ferry Terminal and take the ferry over to Victoria. You can either spend a day or two there and come back or you can leave the car and just take the ferry there and back for a nice little cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands. http://www.bcferries.com/ http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/tssw-current.html I wish I was there to meet you in person and show you around, but I'm on Vancouver Island right now in Tahsis. http://www.jimsfishing.com/index.html http://www.tahsisbc.com/ A great place if you ever really want to get away from a hectic life - we don't even have cel phones here. Have fun, you are in one of the great cities of the world.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2010 on Eureka: all the rage - day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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