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15 items from 2017


Sci-Fi world set to ‘live long and prosper’ thanks to the Tech industry

24 April 2017 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Half a century ago we were all going to be living in mile-high skyscrapers with floating cars for transport. As the new millennium came closer, you had more chance of meeting an alien who declared, “Nanu, nanu, shazbot” as a greeting.The major inventions of science fiction have yet to happen. Warp drive, teleporting, hover cars; they all remain the prerogative of fertile minds. Or do they?

Despite what we may think, much more of science fiction’s wizardry has come true than we credit. In-ear headphones were predicted by Ray Bradbury in his seminal novel, Fahrenheit 451. Apple, for one, are finding this to be a tidy revenue stream.

It’s not the only thing Bradbury looked into the future and saw. Mankind has long held a fascination with Mars and while Hg Wells War of the Worlds seems an unlikely outcome, colonisation as foreseen in the Martian Chronicles »

- James Smith

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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt »

- Jenny Bullough

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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

17 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt »

- Jenny Bullough

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Fan Theory Friday: Are Sherlock Holmes and Spock Related???

7 April 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Illogical, you might think, but you’d be wrong…

On paper, the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Spock would seem to be pretty similar. Both are emotionally-detached male humanoids who value logic, reason, and loyalty above all else. Both are highly intelligent, if peculiar for their intelligence, and both require a confidant, Watson for Holmes and Kirk for Spock, as a sounding board/link to reality. But what if the connection goes beyond surface traits, and what if Holmes and Spock are … brace yourselves … related?

It sounds crazy but it’s not as crazy as it seems, and it all hinges on a single quote:

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

But before we get into all that, let’s look at another important connection between the two.

In “The Reichenbach Fall,” the season two finale of Sherlock, the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Holmes »

- H. Perry Horton

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Star Trek: the franchise's big turning points

16 March 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Reed Mar 24, 2017

Examining some of the key turning points in the Star Trek series, with the projects that never quite made it to the screen...

“History is replete with turning points. You must have faith.” - Spock

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Star Trek has been with us for over 50 years in one form or another. It started in 1964 with the filming of the pilot episode of the original series, and it has continued to the present day, through films and subsequent TV series, along with other mediums such as books and video games.

We’re principally interested in the core of the franchise here, the TV series and films, and we’re going to take a look at some 'what if...' possibilities of projects that almost happened but didn’t. If you’re reading »

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The Future of Food: 5 Ominous Trends in Science Fiction Cuisine

14 March 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The way to a sci-fi’s heart is through its stomach.

At the beginning of Mad Max: Fury Road, Max Rockatansky crushes a double-headed gecko beneath his heel, wipes it off his boot, and eats it. It is a perfect moment — the panicked scuttling of the gecko over the sand as it fatally scurries towards Max’s foot; the crunches; the way the squirming lizard dangles helplessly from Max’s mouth as he turns to the camera. It’s a brief lull before we’re whisked away into 120 minutes of high-octane car theatrics — and it tells us everything we need to know about Max, ever the opportunist, and his hostile, crusty world. As NPR’s Jason Sheehan notes, a similar scene takes place in Road Warrior, in which Max chows down on some dog food; “a history of lack and desperation completely told with nothing more than a hungry stare, a »

- Meg Shields

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‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Documentary Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals By More Than 400 Percent

12 March 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few movies and TV series have inspired the level of devotion among fans that “Star Trek” enjoys. The latest case in point is “What We Left Behind,” a crowdfunded documentary about the “Deep Space Nine” series launched by the show’s creators. Originally seeking $150,000 in contributions, it ended up raising $636,392 — 423 percent of its goal.

Read More: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Behind-the-Scenes Trailer Teases New Uniforms, Sets and Captain’s Chair

Adam Nimoy, who directed last year’s “For the Love of Spock” and whose father Leonard Nimoy played the beloved Vulcan Spock in the original series, is helming the project; showrunner Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone will produce it. Behr and Nimoy spoke to Space.com about the film, which was originally intended to run 60 minutes but will now go a full 90. “The people involved in the show are realizing that what they did really had value,” said Behr of the Indiegogo campaign’s success. »

- Michael Nordine

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Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday launches on consoles

15 February 2017 12:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Perfect World Entertainment have, much to the excitement of Trek fans, announced the release of their free to play Mmorpg Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday on Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Based on the classic Star Trek universe created by Gene RoddenberryStar Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday finds enemies threatening to destroy the past and takes players back in time to become a new captain in the 23rd century in Star Trek: The Original Series.  A new launch trailer has been released showcasing the game on console.  Watch this below.

Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday will feature a new tutorial section that will allow players to begin their adventure as a captain and will also help adjust to the controls.  Once the tutorial is completed captains can earn rewards by taking part in over a dozen missions based around Star Trek: The Original Series.

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- Andrew Newton

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‘Supergirl’ Meets Hercules: Kevin Sorbo Cast in Mystery Villain Role

3 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Supergirl” is getting yet another mystery villain. Shortly after casting former Lois Lane Teri Hatcher as a similarly described baddie, the show has enlisted Kevin Sorbo in a recurring role as one of Supergirl’s many foes.

“Since his days as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has brought such a strong presence to the screen and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join us on ‘Supergirl,'” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said.

Sorbo’s geek pedigree is well accounted for at this point. First there was “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and that franchise’s assorted TV movies and animated joints, in which Sorbo played the eponymous Greek demigod. Then there was “Andromeda,” the sci-fi series created from unused Gene Roddenberry material that ran for five seasons, in which he was High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt, whose mission was to rekindle the light of civilization across several galaxies.

In addition to Hatcher and Sorbo, “Supergirl »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Watch First Four Minutes of the First Episode of MacHinima’S Greater Creators Featuring Jack Kirby

2 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Machinima has launched a great new series that looks into some of the most creative minds in our pop culture world.

Machinima’s Greater Creators will be an in-depth look into the creative icons who pushed the boundaries of art and influences into our culture. Some of the creators will feature Alan Moore, Gene Roddenberry, Frank Herbert, Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick. In addition, there will be in-depth looks into cult favorites like anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki, comic book artist Frank Frazetta, and even stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen.

The 14 episodes of the season will launch this year with the first episode already available featuring the King of Comics, Jack Kirby.

New episodes will be launched weekly on Tuesdays and available for free on go90.

The show is hosted by YouTuber Comic Book Girl 19, who features extensive commentaries on comics, films, books and television shows.

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- Gig Patta

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Jack Kirby Featured In Machinima's First Episode Of Greater Creators

1 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Machinima has launched a new 14 episode series that takes an in-depth look at some of the greatest creators of all-time. Who did they happen to highlight in their inaugural episode? None other than the artist behind many of Marvel's most popular and iconic heroes; Jack Kirby! We've got the first four minutes of the episode below for you to check out! New episodes are set to land online every Tuesday covering other creators such as Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Alan Moore, Gene Roddenberry, Frank Herbert and more! Head over to go90 for the rest of this episode as well as future episodes! Machinima teams with creator Comic Book Girl 19 to deliver what is certain to be the most in-demand course of 2017 - Greater Creators. An in-depth study of creative icons who push the boundaries of art and whose influence can still be felt today, Greater Creators takes fans on »

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Greater Creators Spotlights Jack Kirby

31 January 2017 10:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As we continue to enjoy living in this golden age of superheroes, science fiction and awesome pop culture in general, it’s important that we don’t forget about the genius minds who got us to this point. And, thankfully, neither have the folks behind the new Machinima series, Greater Creators.

Said web series stars internet sensation and all-around four-color guru Comic Book Girl 19, who aims to educate as well as entertain – and that she does when she kicks things off by shining the spotlight on none other than Jack “The King” Kirby.

For those unfamiliar, Kirby is one of the men we have to thank for Marvel books such as Fantastic Four and The Avengers, in addition to DC fan favorites such as Darkseid, the New Gods and Kamandi, the latter of which is currently being revisited by some of today’s top talents in a twelve-issue run. »

- Eric Joseph

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Behind-The-Scenes Look As Production Begins On CBS All Access Series

31 January 2017 10:22 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“On March 11, 1964, Gene Roddenberry wrote three words on a blank page – ‘Star Trek Is’. What followed was half a century of stories, unbridled by the constraints of time or space, but always a reflection of what it means to be human.” So begins a behind-the scenes look at Star Trek: Discovery. Production began last week on the series which will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a… »

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Machinima Bands With ComicBookGirl19 On ‘Greater Creators’ Series For Go90

31 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Gamer and fandom-focused digital network Machinima has tapped the creator Danika Massey -- better known to her 700,000 social followers as ComicBookGirl19 -- to host its latest series dubbed Greater Creators.

The 14-episode series, debuting today exclusively on Verizon’s go90 mobile video platform, will explore the life and works of creative icons including Watchmen writer Alan Moore, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Dune novelist Frank Herbert, Stephen King, and Stanley Kubrick. The series will also feature lesser known figures like anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki, comic book artist Frank Frazetta, and visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen.

Visit Tubefilter for more great stories. »

- Geoff Weiss

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CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film

20 January 2017 7:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Stand down from battle stations. Star Trek rights holders CBS and Paramount have seen the logic of settling a copyright suit against Alec Peters, who solicited money on crowdfunding sites and hired professionals to make a YouTube short and a script of a planned feature film focused on a fictional event — a Starfleet captain's victory in a war with the Klingon Empire — referenced in the original 1960s Gene Roddenberry television series. Thanks to the settlement, CBS and Paramount won't be going to trial on Stardate 47634.44, known to most as Jan. 31, 2017.

According to a joint statement, "Paramount Pictures Corporation, CBS Studios Inc., Axanar Productions, Inc. and Alec Peters are »

- Eriq Gardner

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