Game of Thrones Actor is Aquaman

So, Aquaman is going to be in the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, and he’ll be played by Jason Momoa (known to Game of Thrones fans as Khal Drogo).

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It may surprise readers to know that Aquaman is a character near and dear to my heart, and I think this is good news.

Aquaman has always been a victim of bad press, though this is part of his charm. There are thousands of jokes about how lame Aquaman is, and there may even be a song or two out there about it.

But, for us fans of Aquaman, this only makes him more relatable. After all, how many of us would like to be taken more seriously? But hell, Aquaman just doesn’t care. He’s not like say, Submariner, who is so insecure that he needs to wear tiny speedos and throws hissy fits resulting in his invading New York once a month.

No, Aquaman just smiles at the jokes and realizes one simple fact: He is the King of The Seven seas. That pretty much makes him the most powerful political leader on the planet.

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Also he has a hot wife named Mera who looks kind of like Daenerys Stormborn. Only with redhair.

If he is lame, what does that make you?
By making Jason Momoa Aquaman, he becomes someone the naysayers would like to make fun of, but, even if you put the orange and green costume on him, he still looks better than you do in your cosplay Predator costume.

And, if you’re really nice to him, maybe he’ll give you a golden crown.

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Blood Red Moon Fever

On April 15th, the moon is going to turn red. Blood Red. For many of us, this is a cool scientific phenomenon caused by a solar eclipse and we’re going to be outside to look at it in awe. But, for others, it is evidence that the world is going to end soon… yet again.
Okay, I kind of worried about Y2K, because there was an actual physical problem we had to deal with, but, because we saw it coming, it was prevented. I almost get why people got into a tizzy over the Mayan calendar prediction that December 21st, 2012 was going to be the end of everything, based on the science they learned on the internet that the planets were going to align just as solar flares were going to hit Earth, but this proved to be pseudo science at its finest. I once talked to someone who believed the Mayan calendar prediction, and brought up that 11/11/11 was coming and there are numerologists who think this will be the end of the world. His answer to that was, “Those people are crazy.”
So, the big freak out this time is based on a passage in the Bible that says a blood red moon will mark the coming of our Lord. (For the religious, this is code for the end of everything, so you better pray to God right now if you want to go to heaven.) Now, I am not saying that the end of the world is not coming someday. That, in fact, is inevitable, and it’s possible it could happen in our lifetime. But, just consider the statement made by a little known religious philosopher you many have heard of named Jesus Christ, who said that not even the angels in heaven will know when the end of the world coming.
To be honest, what scares me more is these people don’t just think the end is coming, they WANT it to come. I once watched an episode of Doomsday Preppers, where a toothless redneck who turned his basement into a fallout shelter said, “I’m gonna have to repopulate this here planet.” That, in itself, is a real reason nobody should ever want the end of the world to come.
I get it: I waited for years for a radioactive meteorite to land near me and give me super powers so I could become a superhero. But, I didn’t wish for the death and destruction of everything I hold dear to get it. Because, I know, you seem to think when civilization falls apart, you are going to survive to become Daryl Dixon. But, isn’t it more likely that you’re going to become Gilligan?

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Battlestar Galactica Reboot Coming to Big Screen (Donkeys Spotted Over Seattle)

All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.

Well it’s happening again…we think…maybe…supposedly.

We’re learning not to get our hopes too high about these things here at RedEye Rogue, but sources confirm that a new Battlestar Galactica feature film is in the works.

Hot diggity damn!

This all new reboot is to be penned by Jack Paglen – the same guy who is giving us the upcoming Transcendence.

Now some people are saying that this is a bad idea for so many reasons. But we’re not going to retread all that felcercarb here.  Instead we’d like to bring up some reasons why this is nothing but good for Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica transcends the medium or format that it is told in.  It has become a ‘mythos’.  A grand mythos at that.  As such it can be told many ways in many different forms.

Let’s take a look at the “essentials” of Battlestar.

In a distant part of the galaxy, twelve tribes of humans are at war with the robotic cylons.  After a long and bloody struggle the war ends with the cylons retreating to their own world.  Years later the cylons come back, and with the help of a human named Baltar, wipe out the 12 colonies.  Only one millitary ship – the Battlestar Galactica – an aircraft carrier in space – survives the destruction.  The only civilians that escape are those stuck on spaceships at the time of the attack.  The Galactica rounds up the surviving civilian ships and forms a ragtag fugitive fleet.  Commander Adama unites the survivors and gives them something to live and fight for; the search for the mythical 13th tribe – a planet known to the people only through myth and religious stories.  A planet called Earth.

Does it really matter how that story is told, as long as the stories that are told are compelling, right, and dramatic?

Does it really matter if Starbuck is a man, or a woman, or Boomer is a cylon or if it’s a comic book, cartoon, tv show or pantomime theatre?

There are certain things that I think must remain consistent through any incarnation however:

Baltar can never, EVER be a cylon.

It is essential to the mythos that Baltar be a sort of “traitor” – the ultimate betrayal.  Be it willful, knowing, or unknowing, Baltar has to be the human that helped the cylons wipe out the 12 colonies.

There must always be an Adama, an Apollo, a Starbuck, and a Boomer.

The colonials should worship “The Lord’s of Kobol” and believe the “gods” will guide them to the promised land of “Earth”.

Apollo is the first born son of Adama, and his brother Zack is killed in a viper.

No word yet on who’s directing, but sources tell us that J.J. Abrams was spotted over at Universal trying to drop his resume off at the Human Resources Department.

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By Your Command.