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Christmas: ‘Star Trek XI’ Original Release Date
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As I gear up for a bumper-to-bumper 2-hour or so ride to my family’s house for Christmas, I’m reminded of how instead of sitting in holiday traffic, I should be at the movies seeing the eleventh Star Trek movie right about now.

See, Christmas Day was the original release date scheduled for Paramount’s Star Trek (then dubbed Star Trek XI) from director JJ Abrams, which was recently moved to May 8, 2009 as the studio now views the highly anticipated film as a summer tentpole.

That’s real great and all, but I had been planning for months to see the movie on Christmas — actually at the Christmas Eve midnight showing to be exact. I had already prepared all familial quadrants for this event. As soon as I said that the new Star Trek movie was to be released on Christmas Day, nearly everyone knew what I was going to say next anyway, since my love of Trek is quite well know. So, Christmas Eve midnight showing (in lieu of church, sorry Grandma), then if the movie was totally awesome, another showing with the nieces and nephews some time on Christmas Day. It wasn’t easy, but I got everyone to except my decision.

Do you know what I had to do to get that happen? This is CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Video: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Season 4 Webisode 1
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The SCI FI Channel has premiered the first webisode of Season 4 of their series Battlestar Galatica.

This webisode, “The Face of the Enemy,” begins nine days after the discovery of a devastated Earth, then flashes back three days as the recovering Lt. Felix Gaeta tries to get some rest off the Galactica, but hits an unexpected detour. We also learn something new apparently about the lieutenant in a split-second scene, so don’t blink or you’ll miss it (no seriously, I know people who did).

The debut webisode is the first of a planned 10 webisodes that will bridge the gap between Season 4’s episode 12 and upcoming episode 13. Episode 12 aired seven months ago, then the series went on hiatus; Episode 13 continues the season on January 16, 2009.

Watch the webisode here below.

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