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FLASH GORDON Returns To Big Screen

April 23, 2014

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The Heat Vision blog at the Hollywood Reporter has the story: 20th Century Fox has obtained the movie rights to the classic Flash Gordon comic strip. John Davis will produce from a script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who have written Star Trek 13.Davis (Chronicle, Man from U.N.C.L.E.) has been working for over a […]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Carries a Light Tune — LEVEL ELEVENTY-SEVEN 23

April 23, 2014

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has only two episodes left before the end of the season. This hour, fan expectations finally get a little bit of a payoff with the introduction of Amy Acker as Audrey The Cellist. And despite the fact that the cellist we got wasn’t necessarily the one fans may have wanted (Scarlet […]

ORPHAN BLACK Returns With Zeal

April 22, 2014

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Episode 2.01 “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed”  [photos: Steve Wilkie for BBC AMERICA] Previously on Orphan Black: Dyad offered a deal to the clone club. Allison decided to take it after accidentally causing the death of her neighbor. Cosima isn’t quite sure who’s trustworthy after discovering Dyad took out a patent on the clones, thus […]

Orci & Kurtzman Split

April 22, 2014

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Variety is reporting that long-time production partners Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are going their separate ways with regard to film endeavors. According to the report, the split is amicable, and will allow them to each pursue more opportunities to direct films. Orci is lobbying to get the center seat for Star Trek 13, while […]

NEW COMICS 4.23.14

April 22, 2014

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[via Previews World]     [Comic Shop Locator]     [Comic Book Flea Market]   Conan the Avenger, Elektra, 24, Danger Girl, and others launch this week – plenty of collections and new first issues (and a couple of issue 0 titles this week, too). You can find them all MARKED THIS WAY in the grid. WE’RE RECRUITING! Do […]

WEEK IN REVIEW 2014 #16

April 20, 2014

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Week 16 has brought us a lawsuit against director Bryan Singer, more casting news and word that the third Hobbit movie may get a new name. Plus, the Russians are going to the moon! The Assassin’s Creed movie has new writers. And Kate Mulgrew got scammed. Plus, be sure to check out our new late night […]

REAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION Really Needs More

April 20, 2014

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Part One: “Robots” In the first installment of this four-part series, which could easily have been ten parts, the focus narrows to robots and cyborgs. And in the overall scheme of things, it’s interesting that they start here instead of something like space exploration. But it may be that robots and artificial intelligence gives a […]

H2O: In Which We Discuss Sex, Drugs, and Internet Trolls

April 20, 2014

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[Editor's Note: given some of the subject matter we discuss, this particular podcast is PG-16 or so...] In the wake of the lawsuit just brought against X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer, we take a look at the question as to whether or not you can separate creator from the creation. Does the personal […]

2014 Hugo Award Nominees Announced

April 19, 2014

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The nominees for the 2014 Hugo Awards have been announced, as have the 1939 Retro-Hugo Award nominees. Presented since 1955, the Hugos — named for Amazing Stories publisher Hugo Gernsback — are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. The Hugo is the most prestigious award in the science fiction community. Voting […]

Philip K. Dick Award Announced

April 19, 2014

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  Friday, April 18, Norwescon 37, SeaTac, Washington — The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust, along with the NorthWest Science Fiction Society, have announced the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published in the United States during 2013. Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) takes the […]

FRIDAY FUNBLOCK: Word Find #4 – Ships of the Line

April 18, 2014

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The Enterprise isn’t the only ship in the quadrant for this puzzle. So many ships. So many adventures. Can you find all of them? Even better question: can you name the TV show or movie? Clear skies, sailor!

Kepler Finds Earth-ish

April 17, 2014

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope — tasked to search space for Earth-type planets — may have found the closest match this week. Designated Kepler-186f, the planet is similar in size to Earth, and more importantly, it orbits its star within the “habitable zone” — the sweet spot distance where liquid water might pool on the surface […]

ARROW Makes It All About the Hood

April 17, 2014

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Episode 219 “The Man Under the Hood” [photos: Alan Zenuk/CW] Oh, Arrow writers, you tease us. After giving us a short-ish fight between Isabel and Oliver a few weeks ago, we get an even more truncated combat scene in this episode, thus making fans salivate even more for the inevitable showdown we all know is […]

SPIDER-MAN + X-MEN? Well, Sort Of…

April 16, 2014

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As Marvel continues to enjoy repeated success at the box office, Twentieth Century Fox and Sony are gearing up for their big blockbuster superhero outings — Sony with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2) and Fox letting loose with X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23). The summer looks to be officially on the way. […]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ups the Ante — LEVEL ELEVENTY-SEVEN 22

April 16, 2014

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to deliver solid episodes this week, giving us a repeat of last week’s episode followed by “Providence” — in which we get to see Patton Oswalt fanboy out with Agent Coulson. And is Agent Ward playing an even more dangerous game than we first thought? Or has he completely gone […]

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