Is 24 SciFi?

From SCI FI Wire:

Eight reasons why Fox’s 24 is really science fiction. Really!: Like you, we have long thought of Fox’s hit action show 24 as something outside our wheelhouse: Jack Bauer chases terrorists in real time, hour by hour, in the real world. No spaceships, no ghosts, no Hobbits, no magic.

After six seasons though, we are starting to change our minds. After careful consideration, we have come to a stark realization: 24 is SCIENCE FICTION!

The best reason?

3. Teleportation. Anyone who lives in Los Angeles knows Jack Bauer breaks several laws of physics to get from point A to point B in the time it takes for a commercial break.

You want proof? Here’s an [awesome map]( that shows Jack’s movements around the LA area, and how he’d have to travel at amazing / impossible speeds for it to happen. I can’t believe someone took the time to put this together.

I can’t wait for the **24** season premiere. After reading that article… maybe it is SciFi, and maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much… nah… it’s just a whole lotta fun.

McKellan talks The Hobbit

From SCI FI Wire:

McKellan talks The Hobbit: Ian McKellan told reporters that he was to dine with The Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro on Thursday to discuss reprising his Lord of the Rings role of Gandalf the wizard in the prequel, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book.

“I’m having supper with Guillermo del Toro this evening,” McKellan said in a group interview on Jan. 8 in Universal City, Calif. “You’re asking me about 12 hours too early.”

Preproduction on The Hobbit is underway. “I’ve been promised I am [going to be involved],” McKellan said while promoting his upcoming AMC miniseries The Prisoner. “And as Guillermo del Toro’s directing it, I should be so lucky. And in New Zealand, a place I love, so it’s almost an ideal job for me.”

Are you getting excited yet? I know it’s still 3 years until the first film is to be released, but I’m already very excited. With McKellan back as Gandalf (can there ever be any other choice?), Jackson executive producing and writing, and del Toro directing, can it get any better?

I’m right where I was back in [[Let’s Party|1999]]… excited and a little nervous.