Ender’s Bowling Game

Sometimes, it’s fun to pretend to be awesome fictional characters in amusing and ironic situations. It’s always wonderful when someone gives the name Hermione at Starbucks or the hostess at a restaurant calls out “Peeta, party of 2!”

Well, I had some irresistible fun with the name Ender Wiggin last night:

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As you can see, Ender’s not a bad bowler, but he’s a whole lot better at battle school. If Earth depended on me (as Ender Wiggin) to bowl, we’d be in big trouble. Still, relish and enjoy Ender’s game! (at bowling)

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Ender’s Game Movie First Look At Battle School!

Yesterday, fansites got the chance to reveal their army logos given to them during their set visit last may. Today more exciting news because we get to reveal a second official Ender’s Game movie still that includes Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld) and Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) in the mess hall of Battle School.

ENDER'S GAMEThe fansites that visited the set last May got the green light to spill their adventure on set. Who they saw and talked to, what they saw and what they were allowed to touch! Here are the links to the posts of their experience Ender News, Ender’s Ansible, Ender Wiggin.

You can look forward to another movie still analysis sometime today or tomorrow.

What do you guys think of the still? Anyone recognize any of the other soldiers at the table? Who’s currently battling in this still? Let us know in the comments what your reactions were.

Orson Scott Card Talks About Ender Wiggin and Earth Unaware

Find out how Ender came about, Battle School, Bean, and the Ender saga as well as Earth Unaware.

Here’s was Publishers Weekly said:

To celebrate the release this month of the audiobook version of Earth Unaware let’s take a look at the following video of Orson Scott Card holding court on all things Ender’s Game.

The audio edition of Earth Unaware is available from Macmillan Audio and read by Stefan Rudnicki and a full cast.

You can check out Publishers Weekly here.

New photo straight from Battle School!

Ender’s Game Blog:

You think your school was clique-ish?  In Battle School, you are part of an army, each represented by its own iconic symbol.  Lately, Dragon Army has come to be known as a repository of misfits and failures.  As a member of this unit, you’re supposed to live, breathe (fire?) and fight as one cohesive and selfless unit.  Success as one.  Defeat as one.  Unfortunately for Dragon Army, their reputation is the latter.

Ender will be tasked with restoring this tarnished symbol.  Will they follow him?

Excuse me, but I’m going crazy! I’m actually kind of getting chills just thinking about the movie! Ah! I haven’t really given it much thought, but now that I am….I’ve realized something. This film is going to be so INTENSE!

GO DRAGON ARMY!

Ender’s Monitor Up Close

If you’ve read the book, you’ll know this monitor comes into play at the beginning but is a memorable part.  What’s interesting to me is that when I read the book, I immediately thought of the movie, The Matrix and how the free humans “jack in” to the realm of make-believe.  It made me wonder if the Wachowskis were inspired by the book at all, whether intentional or unintentional.

Here’s what the folks at EnderWiggin.Net had to say about it:

This week’s production entry over at Ender’s Game Blog gives us a better look at Ender himself… sort of. This photo is an image of Ender’s monitor, which we learn at the start of the book is how the military monitors the children they’re screening for Battle School. Both Peter and Valentine had their monitors removed and were allowed to remain on Earth to grow up with their parents, but then they were given permission to have a third child.

You can read more about it here.

Two Photos From Ender’s Game Production Blog

Things are starting to move in the Ender’s Game movie world as the production blog has posted two more photos from their Tumblr account.

Here’s just a hint of how Battle School will look like.

If you think regular school is tough, try it in a rotating space station.  And by the way, do you have a hall pass for hall number 0058?  Because if you don’t, you could end up scrubbing the showers.  When you first arrive at Battle School, all you perceive is its utility, its functionality… that is until you enter the BATTLE ROOM, where there is no up, no down, and ZERO G’s.  Movie making can become overly reliant on digital worlds, and nothing can replace a well-built set that you can see and touch and stand in the middle of, fooling you into thinking you are really there. Enjoy this small taste of Ender’s big world. We’ll see a lot more in the weeks to come.
The next photo shows them in a simulator at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

“Houston, we have a problem.  We don’t know how to land the Shuttle.” Good thing it’s just a simulator safely on the ground at SPACE CAMP in Huntsville, Alabama.  Aramis, Moises, Asa & Suraj (pictured above from a monitor in the MISSION CONTROL ROOM ) and the rest of our cast agreed that to do Ender’s Game right, they had to train as though they were really headed into ZERO G.  And this wasn’t just an afternoon spent taking a vanity tour. From the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), which simulates extra-vehicular shuttle ­missions in Earth’s orbit, to the microgravity training chair that prepared astronauts for moonwalks during the Apollo program, the week at Space Camp was genuine prep for the feeling of reality that this movie deserves. And after all, the army that trains together stays together.

I gotta say, I’m extremely envious that these child actors got to go to Space Camp and do simulation missions and training!

Source:  Ender’s Game Blog

Great Orson Scott Card Interview

Ho, friends!

If you haven’t seen this interview yet, I’d really recommend it! Card is such an amazing man! As some would say, “a master of science fiction”. In this interview he talks about Ender’s character development, Battle School, how the ideas started, and much more. Just watching this interview really makes me realize how much I appreciate Orson Scott Card.

It’s wonderful to find a story with so much meaning behind it, written by such an intelligent human being. (Might I say that Card’s voice is just perfect? So easy to listen to. Does that sound weird? Na.)