Surprising Facts about “Einstein” from the Back to the Future Series

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If you ask a dog lover about Back to the Future, they’re sure to mention Doc Brown’s loveable dog, Einstein. Einstein actually plays a significant role in the Back to the Future films, since he was technically the first known time traveler in the world—it is Einstein who Marty and Doc Brown watch go back in time and return, unharmed, prompting Doc Brown to believe that sending people back in time was now safe as well. If you’re a fan of Back to the Future, movie dogs, or even just movie trivia, read on for some interesting and surprising facts about “Einstein” from the Back to the Future series.

Einstein was played by two different dogs

In the first Back to the Future film, Einstein was played by a dog named Tiger, who had been trained by Hollywood animal trainer Richard Calkins. However, when it came time for the character to appear in Back to the Future 2 and back to the Future 3, Calkins found that Einstein had simply grown too old to handle the rigors of filming a movie. He brought in younger dog that resembled Einstein called Freddie, to play the role instead. Freddie played Einstein for both Back to the Future 2 and 3.

Nobody knows what breed Einstein is

The exact breed of Einstein is unknown, and trainer Richard Calkins has never revealed Freddie or Tiger’s exact breed. Some fans think that he may be a Berger Picard, or a Briard with uncropped ears; other suggestions include some type of sheepdog or even simply a mixed-breed dog.

Einstein becomes a major character in the cartoon

In the animated series based on Back to the Future, Einstein goes from helpful sidekick to a major character. However, the animated version of Einstein doesn’t resemble his film counterpart. In addition to the aesthetic change, Einstein is noticeably smart in the animated series, and even helps out Doc Brown with his many inventions. However, Einstein doesn’t actually talk in the cartoon.

Einstein was voiced by Danny Mann in the animated series

In the animated series, actor Danny Mann provided the vocal performance for Einstein. Mann is well known for his voice acting work, which has included other animal characters such as Percy the dog in Disney’s Pocahontas, two roles in the Land Before Time film series, and Strongheart in Lady Lovely Locks.

 

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What The Tomorrow People Should Fix For Season 2

The CW has not yet released information about the potential for a second season (or beyond) renewal of The Tomorrow People  The show is typically considered to be on the fence—namely due to the fact that its ratings have dipped since its outstanding series premiere, and it has also received mixed reviews from critics although generally positive reviews from audiences/viewers. However, nothing is set in stone; even if the show does not see a significant increase in ratings, the CW may decide to invest another season in the show, especially if the show’s fan base continues to grow as it has been since the series began airing.

 

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If The Tomorrow People does make it to a second season, there are some things that should—and can—be changed in order to make the show better. “Better” is subjective, of course, but in this case “better” means something that audiences and critics alike will enjoy watching and become invested in.

 

Too Many Flashbacks

 

The show unfortunately suffers from a serious case of flashback-itis. There are simply too many flashbacks for too many characters and too many subplots. Just when you think you’re finally going to stick in the present for a while—there’s another flashback! Flashbacks are not necessarily a bad device; they can give viewers more insight into the characters and the situation. But flashbacks should be used sparingly to enhance a situation—not constantly or for half an episode. If the show does want to do longer flashbacks, it might serve the writing (and the audience) better to dedicate an entire episode to backstory rather than continue with flashbacks that outstay their welcome.

 

Make the Stakes Higher

 

The show has plenty of action, but sometimes it feels like the show has more bark than bite. Part of the success of shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones is the fact that main characters are not immune from death or injury or other serious incidents that could impact their character. In The Tomorrow People, the main cast is virtually untouchable—there is never a moment where the audience feels like the main character might really die or suffer, because it seems obvious that if someone is going to die, it will only happen in a “pivotal” episode like a season finale. The show might want to take a page from The Walking Dead and treat its characters realistically—sometimes, characters, even main characters, have to suffer for the story to move forward.

 

More Character Development

 

Speaking of suffering characters—the show definitely needs to let its characters engage in more human drama. As it stands, the audience does not know or care enough about the characters to make their stories or potential deaths interesting or significant. Allowing the characters to express their humanity, without forcing in a subplot about Stephen’s double spying, would give the audience a chance to connect with the characters. And when the audience connects with the characters? They care about them, too. Jump over here to sign up for Comcast and see all the future episodes of the TV series.

The Big Bang Theory’s Professor Proton

The Big Bang Theory  as certainly created a ‘big bang’ of comedic television moments. With an excellent cast and unique ‘nerd’ humor, the show is thoroughly enjoyable episode after episode. Who ever thought a show about the everyday lives of a bunch of genius, kinda-awkward friends would be so amusing? Maybe it’s the way everything goes over Sheldon’s head or how Penny maintains her preppy personality among the group in this episode that had us hooked. Or, maybe, it’s the amazing guest stars that helped out in this episode!

TheBigBangTheroryThe latest episode of The Big Bang Theory featured Bob Newhart as Professor Proton and Bill Nye the Science Guy as himself! Fans of Bill Nye will enjoy seeing him again, bow-tie and all, though his appearance on the show is extremely short. The actual plot of the episode is terrific and sets the groundwork for the onslaught of comedic hijinks. The episode begins at a drugstore where Sheldon, Leonard, and Amy are shopping. They spot Professor Proton in the line and Sheldon just has to go talk to his favorite childhood idol. He’s thoroughly annoying, and this becomes a running joke throughout the episode. Sheldon keeps asking people, including his girlfriend, Amy, and Professor Proton if he is indeed ‘annoying’. Hilarity ensues.

Things heat up when Leonard and Professor Proton decide to work on a project together. In his jealousy, Sheldon contacts Bill Nye and spends time with him in an attempt to ruin their fun. Eventually, things work out as Bill Nye ditches Sheldon and Professor Proton stops by to say he values Sheldon’s opinion after all. Aww! Here’s to childhood heroes! We have to say, Sheldon’s love of Professor Proton despite him finding Sheldon ‘annoying’ is truly enjoyable. Considering Sheldon isn’t one to frequently display emotion toward other people, this is a rare view that shows he does indeed care about others and has feelings. But yes, plenty of the norms of society and jokes offered go right over his head as usual.

The episode also featured other classic moments when Raj attends a ‘girls night’ with the girls who are making jewelry. Howard crashes the party, making Raj feel jealous. Eventually, Raj confronts Howard, saying he feels sad when he makes jokes at his expense and that he enjoys opening up to the girls who are ‘easier to talk to’. They bond and repair their friendship, so no worries for fans of their crazy relationship! We also enjoyed Penny’s adorable frustration over her inability to craft jewelry and the witty comments offered by Professor Proton toward his rival, Bill Nye.

Professor Proton’s infatuation with Penny and him asking her if she has any “sexy grandmothers” made for great moments as well. Unfortunately, it seems Professor Proton will remain single, as Penny’s grandmothers are both taken.

The season doesn’t seem to cooling off anytime soon. While it will be hard to beat a dynamic duo of favorite guest stars, there is plenty to look forward to. This includes a Thanksgiving special that is sure to be a hoot! Nobody ever knows what the gang will get into, but we’ll be tuning in for this universe of humor!

Person of Interest TV Series

personofinterestMost of the viewing public can understand the appeal of a police procedural show.  The drama with fighting crime, the action/adventure involved with the profession, the touching human side to both crime and law enforcement; I don’t think there is any wonder why we keep seeing so many of these shows on the air year after year.

Does it get stale?  I suppose it does sometimes, unless the makers of the show can find some way to inject something new and fresh into it, something we as an audience have seldom seen.  I’m happy to say I have found a great new show that does just that, it’s called Person of Interest, kind of a police/action/thriller hybrid and what I like to call 24 meets NYPD.

I have always been a big fan of Jim Caviezel, as his work in film and his acting ability is top notch all the way around.  Added with Michael Emerson from Lost, you’ve got a powerhouse duo as the series’ two leads.  With a supporting cast that only adds to the great acting week after week, this is a show that separates itself from the normal pack of police type shows.

Emerson stars as a reclusive billionaire Harold Finch, who has invented a machine capable of predicting when crimes are about to happen.  Using surveillance data to determine if someone is either going to commit murder or be the victim of murder, this machine enables him to try to step in and stop the crime.  He uses Caviezel’s character John Reese to go in and take care of business and kick some you know what.

As a former special operative and master of both hand to hand combat and weapons, Reese can handle anything on the physical side while Finch keeps tabs on the equipment and information gathering.  They are a good team and it this yin and yang and teamwork that adds to the appeal of this well made show.

You never know what exactly each episode will be about, who will be the killer since the machine doesn’t work that way and this surprise is what keeps you watching.  The excitement makes this great TV entertainment. This show is one of my favorite television programs.

No Vogue Cover For Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Vogue Cover Axed

Miley Cyrus Vogue Cover Axed

According to the gossip mill, Miley Cyrus was scheduled for a December 2013 cover of Vogue but that was nixed, supposedly because of her now-infamous performance on the VMAs. According to daily gossip columns, it was said that Anna Wintour was so shocked by the performance that she actually killed the idea while destroying the photos that had been prepared for the December edition. While critics of the performance have gleefully touted this as a consequence of against Cyrus for her audacity on stage, it would appear that the story is more fabrication than truth.

After some fact-checking, it has been discovered that there was never a solid decision made for who would appear on Vogue’s December 2013 cover. And, while it does appear that Vogue will not feature Miley Cyrus as its cover for that month, no one from the magazine has stated definitively that it will not carry her in months prior to or after December. It has also not been stated that the decision against the Cyrus cover was based on the VMA performance.

Even if she doesn’t grace the cover of Vogue, Miley Cyrus has already been featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar so she probably isn’t even missing it. Harper’s Bizarre has already featured the notoriously diverse fashionista in complete couture, rubbing against the grain of her normally white-trash (Miley’s words) persona. With the infamous VMA performance disappearing into the background, there are sure to be other covers offered to Miley in her future. With so many options, Vogue may be hard to miss.

So, for whatever reason the cover was scrapped for December, 2013, Miley isnít hurting. With her media-friendly attitude, Cyrus won’t be disappearing into oblivion anytime soon. With all the attention this last report has garnered, Miley is still getting the attention any young performer wants.

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Dish TV offers more than two hundred English-based channels along with sports and movie premiums, additional highlights such as Pay Per View, and On Demand. Dish presents instant viewing from over 15,000 available titles via the On Demand menu. Alternatively, you may watch exciting UFC fights from all over the world. Plan a cozy family night at home while watching Blockbuster@Home. They readily offer shows, movies, or even deliver games and DVDs right to your doorstep.

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The Hopper will change the way you watch TV

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The Hopper’s capacity for storage goes way beyond what any one person in the home will ever need in order to record and conveniently store their programs. Other benefits of the Hopper include relaxing in your living room while monitoring what programs your children are watching on their TVs and having sports scores presented to you without having to channel surf.

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Google Reader Is Dead

Google Reader, the internet-based reader that thousands have come to rely on, is now officially dead. The reader went off line on July 15th. With its death, there are scores of other readers stepping up to take its place. However, it is proving to be difficult to replace the Google Reader in the areas of synchronization between different devices and cross-platform compatibility. Find out more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/google-reader-shut-down_n_3518733.html.

If you just access your news from one device, a single app could be sufficient but there is a chance that you will run into limitations. It has to do with the way the RSS feeds load. With RSS feeds, the app only loads the last few articles in the queue, not the most recent news so it can result in readers missing out on important stories.

If you are a student, researcher, programmer or journalist and still need a good RSS feed, you can try one of these readers.

Feedly is probably the best Google Reader alternative and its free. It has had years of service for perfection and adjustment. It has also added several features since Google shut its Reader down. It has added a sync server with a one-click migration feature and an open API for third party apps.  Feedly is available for iOS and Android.

The Digg Reader has not been around as long as the Feedly. It is still being developed in some areas but the development team is going at it full steam ahead. So far, The Digg is offering a sleek and user-friendly interface. It provides keyboard shortcuts and “read later” options that allows stories to be posted and shared on social media sites.

These readers are just two of many and there are other good ones out there. For those that have to have the news, these readers are a good place to start. Find out more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/google-reader-shut-down_n_3518733.html.

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The internet has gotten better and better since it was born in the 1960s.  With more information, technology, and programs available than ever before, the internet lets you do anything while surfing.  For example, there are websites that are dedicated to finding lost relatives and family members, finding love by matching various personality traits in a person’s profile, and even listening to music that matches the mood you are in.  With fast online surfing you also have access to more information about current events, politics, and global issues than ever before.  Stay informed with different perspectives and viewpoints in a wholesome fashion that is often unavailable with the news on Television.

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