Category Archives: science fiction
The original Lost in Space series ran for three seasons, beginning in 1965, with a total of 83 episodes (which is kind of mind-blowing considering that current prestige TV shows average about 6 to 13 episodes each). As a result, millions of Gen X kids grew up with the phrase “Danger Will Robinson!” as part of their lexicon.
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This press release went seriously under the radar yesterday, so I thought it would be worthwhile sharing for all the V fans out there. This has been a long time coming.
Desilu Studios to Bring “V The Movie” to the Big Screen
Los Angeles, February 6, 2018:
Desilu Studios, Inc announced today that it will bring the long-awaited
sci-fi feature film “V The Movie”, a big-budget treatment of the highly
successful, critically-acclaimed 80’s miniseries to movie screens worldwide.
The film will be written and directed by the original’s creator, Kenneth
Johnson and produced by John Hermansen, Barry Opper and Johnson.
“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless — and
timely — story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century,”
Johnson said. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell
the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”
“Desilu was revolutionary in its time and as the saying goes, everything
old is new again” said maverick businessman Charles B. Hensley who
acquired the Desilu brand with a vision of reimagining Desilu into a global
entertainment and commercial empire. Hensley continued,”Coming
from the consumer products space, it makes sense for the company’s
trajectory and shareholders to focus on film and television properties with
high merchandising and licensing potential such as
V The Movie Franchise.”
“Identifying and driving valuable allied profit centers, maximizing
income potential for each property is our ideal content model,” added
Michael Mann, Exec VP Business Development.
The highly sought-after project was brought to Desilu by development
executive Sean Stone. “V is a multi-billion dollar film franchise and
merchandising juggernaut” said Desilu Exec VP Steven Posen, adding,
“we couldn’t be more excited and honored to bring this film to the millions
of devoted fans worldwide.”
“It’s no small irony that the new Desilu will be building on the sci-fi
tradition with ‘V’, considering Desilu was the original studio
responsible for ‘Star Trek!’” added Stone.
Andy Burns’ winter reading list: Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar’s Widow’s Point, and Michael Moreci’s Black Star Renegades
Over the holidays, I had a chance to sit back with a few solid novels, which also happened to be written by colleagues who I have a lot of respect for. Thankfully, I liked both books! It makes it a lot easier to not have to skirt around titles, or outright ignore them, when the books in question deliver the goods.
The first full-length trailer for Netflix’s Altered Carbon is here. The series, based on the cyberpunk novel from Richard K. Morgan, will be available on February 2.
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Created by much loved old school comic book talent.
That’s the kind of stuff many old school comic book fans love to read.
So, who are these old school folks?
Well, they’re people like me, and they’re people who write for this site, and many, many others that stop by this site to read articles, reviews, and editorials highlighting the stuff they enjoy. Don’t get me wrong. We all love new, modern storytelling takes in our comic book reading. But who doesn’t love those genre throw-back tales of high adventure, or fantasy or pulp fiction or sci-fi?
Nobody, that’s who!
And that’s why the much loved old-school writer/artist, George Perez and his new hardcover comic book compilation, Sirens, is the focus of this column, today!
What a sight that was! The Magic Castle, the rides, the fireworks and the cartoons, walking alongside, in real life! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – especially Goofy!
Of all the rides I liked, I remember Pirates of the Caribbean as a top favourite. But there was another attraction that took hold of my young imagination, and now, nearly forty years later, still hasn’t let it go.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
Inspired by the serialized novel of famed science fiction author Jules Verne 1869, I was taken with the design and functionality of the Nautilus ride at Disney, the fictional Captain Nemo’s famous sea monster-inspired submarine.
Today, imaginations around the world are fired up with the release of a new hardcover graphic novel, dedicated to the old Captain – and his awesome sub!
Today, Nemo hits the shelves!
“I come back to you now at the turn of the tide.”
—Sir Ian McAwesome
Maybe not quite the turn. But there’s glimmers out there, amongst the horrible. Steel yourselves. 2017 topped 2016, and as for 2018, well, the Big History™ is gonna go down in 2018.
What a gorgeous Christmas Eve! Watching the snow fall in an enveloping blanket of white, it’s tempting to think this awful year (in a series of) is being wiped away. In last year’s gift guide I called 2017 for the shitshow it turned out to be. But one hardly needed to be Nostradamus to see that coming. As your holiday festivities unfold, here’s another list of warnings, inspirations and panaceas. Spread ‘em around or take ‘em to heart as you see fit. Make that egg nog a good stiff one as I peer into my palantír. It’s way too late to pick any of this stuff up for Christmas, but let’s look out longer, goodly holiday peoples. The way is dark, but there’s always light, if you know where to look.
Netflix’s original series Stranger Things was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2016 so it’s not an exaggeration to say the show’s second season has been one of the most anticipated TV events of 2017.
The second season of a hit TV show is always a gamble: will it be as good as the previous one or will it suffer the dreaded sophomore slump? If you were concerned that Stranger Things 2 would not live up to its reputation, have no fear; at four episodes in, it’s outstanding. After all, there are bigger evils in the world of Hawkins, Indiana to worry about.
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And everything happens for a reason. On this Friday the 13th—just 13 days from launch—experience the second and final trailer for the Netflix Original Series Stranger Things 2 here:
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. Visit Stranger Things on Netflix. Stranger Things 2 debuts on October 27th.
What do you think of this new trailer? Are you excited about Season 2?