Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Highlights of 2011

I got this idea from a friend of mine when reading her blog.  With a slight difference is that I shall write about the highlights of my 2011.  Though, I’m not sure weather to write from present to past, or vice versa.  Or to mix it all up from what I remember most of all in my 2011 year.  I guess I could go with the most memorable, which sounds more appealing.

Me and MyleneThe first thing that comes to mind for my most memorable is when I got to meet up with Mylene Dinh-Robic from The Listener.  She was here filming a guest spot on Republic of Doyle back in August.  I wrote all about our adventure here if you want to go back and read the whole thing again.  It was a day that will never be forgotten and forever treasured.  My daughter, Denise, loves her to pieces and I think the same flows from Mylene as well.  She even used the picture of her and Mylene as part of her school project, “Favorite moment” or something like that.  I bet she’s still talking about it to whoever listens, LOL.  Mylene, you’re a one of a kind darlin’.  You have this essence that flows from you to whoever or whatever you touch and I’m honored to call you my friend.  And yes, I teared up when I typed that, 🙂

Me and David Nykl at Scifi on the RockMy other awesome thing that happened to me was back in April, when David Nykl came here for our convention, Scifi on the Rock.  He was so funny and just a joy to talk to.  But what I will remember most of all was when I asked him if he minded if I get a picture of him with my daughter.  I told him how old she was and that depending on the content, she watches Stargate Atlantis with me.  He agreed, so when my hubby came by with the kids, I took Denise inside.  I would have told them all to come in, but we were on a time limit as it was.  So holding onto Denise’s hand, we hurried to where I last seen David.  He was still there watching the costume contest.  So we grabbed a couple of chairs and put them next to each other.  She was nervous at first, wanted me in the picture.  Maybe I should have, but I wanted her to have her moment with him.  I had mine from the day before.  I got her to be a little less nervous when I told her that “this is Zelenka, from Atlantis, remember?”  Of course David smiled.  She relaxed a bit, gave a cute smile and I took the shot.  With that, I told him thank you and hope he has a safe trip home.  He’s a good hugger, 😉  Mike Savva was there to same convention, so with our chats from the weekend, I gave him a hug and told him to have a safe flight home.  Then Denise and I left to head back to the truck.

Of course now that she’s seen where I go every year, she wants to come to the next one.  Oh oh, what have I done ?! LOL.  But it’s all good, I’m on the committee now.  Which brings me to my next highlight.

Yes, after 2 years of Darren asking me, I’ve joined the Scifi on the Rock convention committee.  What an awesome bunch of people that you will ever get to meet.  And I’ve also helped with a guest who will be coming to April 2012’s convention.  So how cool is that?

The Sci-Fi ZoneThough this next one is still an on-going project but it started up back in October.  That is the new Scifi talk show created by Darren Hann, named by a friend of mine from the UK and hosted by yours truly, ME !! *Facepalm*  The name of the show is The Sci-Fi Zone and it’s filmed here in Mount Pearl at a gaming center – Midgard Gaming.  When I was asked by Darren to help get the word out for his previous production – Dracula, he told me that “I have plans for you.”  Which coming from him can be scarey.  But in a good way, it’s just that you never know what he’s got going on in his head.  He’s so creative when it comes to filming ideas, that he does make it loads of fun to work on.  When I was asked to be apart of  his Stargate – Doctor Who cross-over, that in itself was interesting, I just couldn’t pass it up.  I had that much fun filming that one, that I ended up with 2 different characters to play.  Sorry, getting off topic a bit,, back to the show, LOL.  I was so nervous when we filmed the first 6 webisodes (first 3 are on YouTube already), that now we will be filming 6 more in the first week of January.  So if you have any ideas as to what topics you would like to see us chat up about, feel free to send your comments to thescifizone@gmail.com, or you can just make a comment below this post.  But as time went on, you will see that I’m relaxing a bit more.  So hopefully where time has gone by a little, I will continue on with the fun and laughter and witty topics that it will be enjoyable to watch.

During Easter, a friend of mine from the UK came here for another visit.  Though, this time she brought her daughter with her.  Unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating at all, plus Brett ended up getting sick.  We all went to my hubby’s work, they had a Easter party for the kids, so with our guests in tow, we went to it.  The girls were having a great time, unfortunately, we ended up having to leave my friend there at the Delta, with the 2 girls so we could rush Brett to the hospital.  With that many tests they done, and ended up having to stay in the hospital for the night, I felt so bad that my friend came all this way and I was in hospital.  I know she didn’t mind, she knows I’d do the same for her, but this was her daughters first trip here and it ended up starting off crappy.  But needless to say, Brett ended up just being dehydrated so had to keep pumping in the water or some sort of juice into him.  So now, I have a glass of water on the table for him.  That way, every time he passes by, he’ll take a sip.  But it was scarey and one I won’t have being repeated ever again.

Then there’s my new twitter friends.  Three of them are in the entertainment industry.  And in three different genres.  One if i’m having a bad day will DM me, another I skype with when the timing is right, and the other listens to my rants.  Albeit, I think they each get their share in that one, LOL, sorry guys, but I love you all for caring that much about me to ask if I’m ok.  I’ll treasure each of you. XO.  Though, twitter is a place where I like to have a bit of fun, but I am professional when I need to be.  Especially when trying to line up new guests for our convention.

I think that’s the biggest things that I wanted to recap on.  I’m not going to do no New Years Resolution cause I don’t follow through with it.  Instead I’ll just say I’ll TRY to write in here as often as I can.  Until then, I’ll end this with this: I wish you all a great day, a joyous Christmas and a safe and wonder New Year.

Karen

XO


“My Thoughts On” Sanctuary: Chimera.

Click to visit Sanctuary on SPACEClick to visit SPACE channel“Just when Magnus thought Adam Worth was gone forever, she and Tesla become trapped in a virtual Sanctuary, where they are attacked by an avatar of Worth – who is determined to enter the “real” world.” Quoted from another site.

***WARNING SPOILERS***

This blog may contain spoilers, so to those of you who have not seen this episode yet, then I recommend that you stop reading and wait until you’ve seen it.  If you don’t mind the tidbits, then keep reading.  But you have been warned.

I have to say, any episode where Tesla is involved, it’s going to be fun to watch.  But add in the psycho Adam Worth, and we have trouble.  What I love about Tesla was his witty, sarcastic, innuendos and come-back remarks.  The name calling I found funny especially when he’s referring to Henry.  And the fact that he’s trying to get Magnus to bed every chance he can get was his typical nature.  And even when they were trapped in the virtual sanctuary world, he was still at it.

Adam on the other hand, being a replicated form of the human aspect, was interesting to see back.  With his scruff, which made him look even more evil and devilish, you can’t let your guard down when it came to him.  Even though he didn’t know who the human form of Adam really was, it was wiped from memory, but the thought of him reading “stories” from within the computer, was enough to keep you on edge.

If it wasn’t for Tesla messing with the Sanctuary’s security computers, none of this would have happened.  But knowing Tesla, he has to be the mischievous one.  I think he likes messing with Henry’s things to get a rise out of him.  But who knows for sure.  Nonetheless, I loved this episode.

But what I did find disconcerting was the fact that we had Adam wanting out of the virtual world and needed a new body.  And because Tesla and Helen got a message out to Henry and Will needing help, Will was chosen to be Adam’s way out.  But it wasn’t to the point of Adam transferring his consciousness into Will’s virtual body, but when Will would speak it was Adam’s voice.  That was so wrong on so many levels.

But be happy to know that it was all a trick to get Adam focused on leaving the computer world so Henry could isolate and contain the menace who was wreaking havoc on the computers.

On the topic of special effects, this just shows how talented the creators are.  When Helen and Tesla was in the virtual world, and each turn they make there was a new hallway created.  One in particular was one corridor that seemed to go on forever.  It put me in mind of the Twilight Zone (cues opening tune).

There was one part of the show where you actually seen a hallway being created.  It made me think of Stargate SG-1 with the Tok’ra  jamming a crystal into the wall to form rooms or corridors.  I guess where some of the creators of SG-1 is not apart of Sanctuary, they can over lap ideas.  Which I love.

But in any case, it was a great episode.  One that I hope you all enjoyed (or will enjoy) as well.

And thanks to the SPACE Channel, you can now go to their site and watch full episodes of Sanctuary.  Below is the link of this episode in full.  Hope you all enjoy.

Sanctuary (Episode 408) “Chimera”

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Until next time, xo.


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