Friday, February 05, 2010
Friends of the Cow: Milo Ventimiglia's Ultradome
Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia along with Russ Cundiff, the producer of his production company Divide Pictures, have put together a special web series called Ultradome! The series is about geeks debating over which comic themed character could take another down in combat. Eventually though, the debates get so intense that the geeks shift their verbal battle to the Ultradome: an arena where the fighters take on the personas of their defended characters and fight to the death!
Two episodes have premiered already, the second of which was filmed on location at my comic shop Collector’s Paradise here in Los Angeles. This episode features two girlfriends arguing over which is the best all time Harrison Ford character: Indiana Jones or Han Solo. Look closely and you’ll notice one of the ladies is played by actress Jaimie Alexander (the brunette) who will be playing Sif in the 2011 Thor movie. Check out the Ultradome episode below:
“My whole life has been spent engaged with friends in intellectual debate … like whether Captain Kirk is tougher than Spock or if Middle Earth is a more difficult place to live than Tatooine,” Milo Ventimiglia told the Hollywood Reporter. “With Ultradome, we can bring these debates to the public and settle them in the most logical way possible: through armed combat.”
Said Collector’s Paradise owner (and my boss) Edward Greenberg about Ultradome, “A few weeks ago, on an early Saturday morning (5am) I was at the store waiting for Milo Ventimiglia and crew to show up to shoot something cool and secret for MSN’s Parallel Universe site. I did not know exactly what it was, but I knew with Milo it would be cool and interesting and Russ (Milo’s partner in Divide Pictures) promised to promote the shop in it, so why not.”
Why not indeed! So whom do you think would win this epic battle: Han or Dr. Jones?