The ninth episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and Andy reviews the trailer for Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Guy Pearce. For our music selection this week, Greg takes you on a rock and roll history lesson with Australian band The Easybeats and their timeless classic song, “Friday On My Mind.”
Later, we evaluate the merits of H.R. 4204 aka The Violence in Video Games Labeling Act proposed by Congressmen Joe Baca (D-Cal) and Frank Wolf (R-VA). And in the lead-up to another TARDISblend episode, we look at the recent news of Jenna-Louise Coleman being cast as the new companion in Doctor Who.
After an ocean of angry protest, massive websites taking drastic measures, and even the artists they weren’t meant to protect standing against them, Congress has been forced to put an end to the proposed SOPA (Stop Online Piract Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP) acts.
Both the Senate, who was getting ready to hold a procedural vote on PIPA next week, and the House of Representatives have taken notice to the extremely negative response to their plans, and have decided to put it all on hold until something a little bit more agreeable can be put together.
Many of us won’t remember this, but back in the ’80s, Ted Turner purchased the rights to libraries of old classic movies with intent to add color to the black and white films and re–release them to the masses.
This was considered an outrage by many, including some of the still–living directors of the films, but nothing could be done about it. So a group of spokesmen for Hollywood including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Stewart, Woody Allen, and John Huston took it to Congress in hopes on instilling laws against the alteration of films in order to preserve their heritage.
But it was Lucas who took the floor and made the speech that’s more relevant today than anyone would have thought it would be. A speech in 1988 that stood strong for the preservation of original films that he himself has broken many times over since that time by changing numerous parts of his classic Star Wars trilogy, including most recently on the Blu–ray release.