MMO Gaming: Star Trek Online Update.
A new Star Trek: Online series and episode will debut this week featuring a new race of hostile beings who threaten both Starfleet personnel and Klingon warriors. Series 2: The Devidians, will debut on October 16 with the first episode in this latest series, Skirmish.
According to Star Trek Online, “Thousands of Starfleet officers and KDF warriors have died in battle in the Neutral Zone. The destruction has drawn the attention of the Devidians, unseen predators who use chaos as a cover for their kills. This time, however, their plans involve more than simple survival. You must stop them before they can change the face of the Alpha Quadrant forever!” TrekToday.com.
Movies: Box Office Wrapup. Jackass 3 sets October box office record.
This weekend proved once again that film audiences enjoy the lowest common denominator, as Jackass 3D destroyed the rest of the box office this weekend, setting a new record for the month of October, while fellow newcomer Red also posted a positive result.
Four years after the last installment of the men behaving badly series, Jackass 3D used the awesome power of 3D (and 3D ticket prices) to jump start the box office with a massive $50M debut, according to estimates. If these estimates hold, the film will be the new king of October opening weekends, dethroning the reigning champ of the last seven years, fellow threequel Scary Movie 3 which opened in October of 2003 with $48.1M. The movie opened with $22M on Friday (setting the single-day October record), fell 23% to $16.9M on Saturday and dropped 34% to $11M on Sunday. Apparently the quick death of 3D has been postponed as audiences filled the theaters and had no problem paying the extra surcharges to watch the demented Johnny Knoxville and company reach deep into their bag of tricks. In one weekend Jackass 3D is near the totals of the past two films, which made $64.3M and $72.8M in 2002 and 2006. Rotten Tomatoes.
Creators: J.T. Krul signed exclusive deal with DC Comics. DC comics says, we’re excited and honored to break the news today that ongoing GREEN ARROW and TEEN TITANS writer J.T. Krul has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics. The move probably strikes some as a no-brainer. J.T.’s solid run of work on GREEN ARROW with artist Diogenes Neves, his upcoming tenure on TEEN TITANS with superstar Nicola Scott and his writing on titles like BLACKEST NIGHT: TEEN TITANS has cemented his reputation as a guy that knows the DCU and its characters – and can write their stories with flair and consistency. Not an easy feat. I look forward to reading GREEN ARROW every time it’s in my weekly stack of books.