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J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Rising Stars’ Will Be a Movie

15 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

J. Michael Straczynski‘s Rising Stars could be the new rising star of the superhero movie genre. MGM has put into development a movie adaptation of Straczynski’s late ’90s / early aughts comic book series, which followed 113 “Specials” — people born with special abilities after a mysterious and extraordinary event. Straczynski, co-creator of Babylon 5 and Sense8, will write […]

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- Angie Han

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J. Michael Straczynski’s Top Cow Superhero Comic ‘Rising Stars’ In MGM Movie Deal

14 June 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: MGM has optioned "Rising Stars," the Top Cow comic series created by J. Michael Straczynski. He is set to write the script, and Alex Gartner and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas Entertainment. Straczynski created/produced the Emmy and Hugo-winning Babylon 5 series, and he most recently wrote and exec produced with Lily and Lana Wachowski the Netflix series "Sense 8", and his script credits include Changeling, Ninja Assassin, Thor, Underworld Awakening and World… »

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Justin Lin on 'Star Trek Beyond': It's Not Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

23 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Marvel does their own thing, and they do it great -- 'Trek' is something different."

Director Justin Lin is quick to distinguish his newest film, next summer's "Star Trek Beyond," from that other popular franchise about heroes in space -- especially when fans drew comparisons to "Guardians" before and after the launch of the film's first trailer, which was released this week.But during a recent trailer presentation event, what similarities Lin did acknowledge were between "Trek" and his other franchise. The teaser, which emphasizes the film's considerable action, features a callback of sorts to the mid-air catch from Lin's "Fast Six," swapping out Dom and Letty for Kirk and a new alien badass played by Sofia Boutella ("Kingsman").

"I am who I am," the director grinned.

The director seemed enthusiastic (and a little tired) on set when Moviefone visited a few months before the teaser premiered. The teaser went »

- Phil Pirrello

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Saluting geek TV's "Zeppo" episodes

27 April 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Buffy, Doctor Who, Star Trek and more have all devoted episodes to members of their supporting cast...

Over an extended run, some television shows give off the impression that all life in their universe revolves around a small number of characters, but if they run long enough, writers and producers will invariably have to look elsewhere every once in a whle. Maybe on another day to every other episode, when the forces of evil rally and all seems lost, the good guys are... otherwise occupied, leaving someone else to pick up the slack.

As a dramatic convention in pop culture, foregrounding minor characters dates at least as far back as Tom Stoppard's 1966 play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, which takes place “in the wings” of Shakespeare's Hamlet as the two minor characters have little comprehension of the tragic events going on concurrently. But over the years, geek »

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Sounds like the 'Xena' reboot is going to be super gay...good

11 March 2016 2:57 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After some weird “are they/aren’t they?” confusion last year, the Xena reboot is definitely on over at NBC. The network assigned an executive producer, and writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach was tapped to pen the project. If that name is familiar, it’s because Grillo-Marxuach also wrote the recent controversial episode of The 100 titled “Thirteen.” Warning: Spoilers For The 100 If You’Ve Somehow Managed To Avoid Them. The episode — which aired on March 3, 2016 — caused outrage among fans of The 100 when a beloved character was killed off. Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey) was instrumental in uniting the 12 Grounder clans into a single Coalition. She was also the current love interest of lead protagonist Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor). When Debnam Carey signed on for the second season of Fear the Walking Dead as Alicia, The 100 knew they’d have to wrap up Lexa’s storyline before the actress left. They chose to kill her off. »

- Donna Dickens

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Master of Orion Reveals Impressive Voice Cast

19 February 2016 7:37 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The upcoming strategy game reboot, Master of Orion, has revealed a list of actors lending their voices to characters in the game's story...and it's mighty impressive.  Featuring a range of sci-fi/horror actors including Mark Hamill, Troy Baker, Alan Tudyk, and many more.  Come inside to check out the full cast. 

If you weren't already looking forward to the 4X strategy game reboot of Master of Orion, perhaps this stellar list of voice actors will help out.  These guys will help bring the story to life, engaging gamers beyond the strategy aspect: 

Wg Labs is raising the curtain with specific details about the Master of Orion voiceover cast. In addition to Aaa graphics and updated gameplay, the renowned 4X strategy game delivers an amazing voice cast comprised of legendary actors from science fiction, horror and video games. This carefully selected ensemble of talented performers has been recruited to bring the iconic aliens, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk, Michael Dorn and Robert Englund headline voice cast for Master of Orion reboot

18 February 2016 10:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wargaming has announced a rather impressive voice cast for its upcoming Master of Orion reboot, featuring an ensemble of big names from the world of sci-fi, horror and video games.

Headlining the cast is Mark Hamill (Star Wars) in addition to Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Kat Cressida (Haunted Mansion), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt), Dwight Schultz (Babylon 5), Nolan North (Uncharted) and Troy Baker (The Last of Us).

“The original Master of Orion captured the hearts of gamers with solid gameplay and a rich, diverse universe where every choice makes a difference,” states Chris Keeling, Director of Product Vision at Wg Labs. “Having some of the most iconic science fiction, horror and video game voice talent lending their skills to the game only helps us realize this amazing »

- Gary Collinson

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Review: 'The Expanse' Season 1 Has Totally Changed the Game for Sci-Fi on TV

2 February 2016 10:06 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Back in 2015, "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski said something interesting in an interview: "My hope is that what this will do ultimately is transform the science fiction genre." It was a point he was making in relation to "Sense8" — the Netflix series he co-created with the Wachowskis, about eight strangers who find themselves psychically connected on a level beyond gender, race or sexuality — that the show's emphasis on complex human relationships marked it as a new evolution.  Read More: Into 'The Expanse': What Syfy's New Sci-Fi Gamble Learned From 'True Detective' Because I'd only seen three episodes at that point, I wasn't in a position to agree or disagree with him on any level, but the thought stuck with me. While the full first season of "Sense8" turned out to be delightfully weird (but perhaps not the gamechanger Straczynski had promised), the concept of a new evolution in sci-fi — a. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Review: 'The Expanse' Season 1 Has Totally Changed the Game for Sci-Fi on TV

2 February 2016 10:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back in 2015, "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski said something interesting in an interview: "My hope is that what this will do ultimately is transform the science fiction genre." It was a point he was making in relation to "Sense8" — the Netflix series he co-created with the Wachowskis, about eight strangers who find themselves psychically connected on a level beyond gender, race or sexuality — that the show's emphasis on complex human relationships marked it as a new evolution.  Read More: Into 'The Expanse': What Syfy's New Sci-Fi Gamble Learned From 'True Detective' Because I'd only seen three episodes at that point, I wasn't in a position to agree or disagree with him on any level, but the thought stuck with me. While the full first season of "Sense8" turned out to be delightfully weird (but perhaps not the gamechanger Straczynski had promised), the concept of a new evolution in sci-fi — a. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Stephen Furst, Animal House’s Flounder, Is Not a Big Fan of the Academy’s New Voting Rules

26 January 2016 7:34 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Stephen Furst, the actor known to many as Animal House's Flounder and Babylon 5's Vir Cotto, has become one of the Academy's first constituents to publicly push back against the forthcoming membership and rules overhaul, alleging ageism and sexism in the process. With an open letter published via Variety, the actor-director protests the organization's damage control, saying he feels "saddened, as well as offended, to learn the Academy Board of Governors has chosen to scapegoat the older members of the Academy in order to deflect the criticism about the lack of diversity this year in the nominees for Academy Awards." Furst doesn't like the generalities made about his demographic as of late, noting he nominated "Straight Outta Compton, Beasts of No Nation, Abraham Attah, Zoe Saldana, Jason Mitchell, and Tessa Thompson" for kudos. Also, he highlights the Academy's definition of "inactive" as troublesome and claims the award show's »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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‘Animal House’ Star Stephen Furst Protests Academy Rule Changes

26 January 2016 3:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Furst, an actor known for playing “Flounder” in “Animal House” and appearing on “Babylon 5” who has more recently worked mostly as a director and producer, wrote to the Academy of Motion Pictures to comment on the recent membership rule changes enacted to promote diversity and offered his letter to be posted by Variety. Opinions are those of Furst and not necessarily of Variety.

Dear Ms. Boone, Ms. Munoz, and Board of Governors,

In less than a week after (according to Associated Press) “a handful of actors” decided that they were going to boycott The Oscars, the Academy Board of Governors has concluded that I am racist, not to mention, irrelevant. In fact, I am very far from either. Whether I am an active member of the Academy is secondary to me at this point, considering the insulting and unfounded generalities the Academy has made about the character and judgment of older Academy members. »

- Variety Staff

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