Man, there’s a lot of movie news flying at our faces every day now that there’s like 80 different cinematic universes to deal with. Here’s my attempt to pare down some of that into nuggets of fun (most of the nuggets are not fun). THERE MIGHT BE A MATRIX REBOOT The Hollywood Reporter reported an exclusive story that Warner Bros. is in very early stages of developing a reboot of the Keanu Reeves classic. This is a very bad idea. Joel Silver, producer of the original trilogy, is reportedly spearheading the project and pushing it to exist despite the cries … Read more
Day 165 is a new comic seeking funding on Kickstarter. If you only took a cursory glance at its cover, which features two army men discharging firearms, you’d think it was just a war comic. But Day 165 is more than that. Drawing inspiration from the great old supernatural anthology shows that were once a mainstay of prime time TV programming, Day 165 takes readers on a sci-fi romp. We talked to co-creator of Day 165, Springfield, Ohio native Tony Wright, to find out why anyone should want to part with their precious dollars to back his comic. Why on earth should anyone care … Read more
Though the franchise was launched a decade and a half before I was born, I have long had an affinity for the Planet of the Apes movies. Having first viewed them in high school, the movies instantly resonated with me. There’s just something about them. The social commentary expressed therein has been criticized as forced, and the delivery at times comes off as more than a little campy, but I view these characteristics as benefits rather than detriments. Based on Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel of the same name, the original film Planet of the Apes tackled such delicate topics as race, social … Read more
Star Trek is a special franchise with a special design scheme. It’s Saucer/nacelle “variation on a theme” is a cost effective approach to varying class types and building upon a proven design. It’s crazy to try and enumerate all of the Starships in the show, but plenty try to do so with a number of well put together websites highlighting any ship they can find and include. Usually these are broken into a few categories such as Federation ships, Klingon ships, Romulan ships, other alien ships, civilian ships, etc, and most of these ships have ample screen time to cement … Read more
As the bass from my next-door neighbor’s super loud techno reverberates everything in my house, drowning out any sound I would actually choose to hear, I often have to create white noise. Box fans on high, AC unit on even though it’s not needed, and thunderstorm videos on my beloved YouTube. I click around, trying to find something to drown out the annoyance when I stumble upon a treasure trove of old sci-fi movies. I click on one, watch for about fifteen minutes, and fall asleep. Eight hours later I awake to a completely different movie playing, with some vampire-looking creature … Read more
Probably one of the greatest crimes in the history of British television is the 1989 suspension of the longest-running science fiction television show to that date, Doctor Who. For years, Doctor Who’s ratings had declined steadily after the departure of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, in 1984. The new Doctor, played by Colin Baker, was portrayed quite differently from previous incarnations. More snarky, angry, even violent at times, Baker tried to portray the Doctor as a true alien, one who’s motivations and personality were decidedly “unhuman” to viewers. Such was Baker’s full intention, as it was that of then executive … Read more
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To say the cosplay at Gem City Comic Con was impressive would be an understatement. My only regret is that there was no way to see them all!
“What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? What if you could slide into a thousand different worlds… where it’s the same year and you’re the same person but everything else is different. And what if you can’t find your way home?” Danht dahnt dahnt. Dahnt dahnt dahnt. What if there was this great, fun show in the heart of your formative years wherein a mismatched group of adventurers travel through wormholes to explore different dimensions of Earth? Wait. That is something you don’t have to wonder about. It happened. Well, to me anyway. In this dimension even. “Theorizing that one … Read more