17 items from 2015
The cast of Galaxy Quest have landed on the planet Dryth, charged by an alien rebel with fixing a mistake they didn’t even know they made by meddling in the politics of another planet… but first they have to get through an alien wasteland in one piece. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Guy is stuck at a comic convention with a group of aliens masquerading as his costars. Nothing could go wrong there, right?
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #3 is out tomorrow, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
This week, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion teamed up to raise funds for an IndieGoGo campaign. The idea is Tudyk’s, and he wants to make a web series called “Con Man” about an actor from a “killed too soon” sci-fi TV show where he piloted a ship, and Nathan Fillion plays the actor who played the captain. Naturally, since these are Firefly actors and this is essentially a concept that marries Firefly itself with Galaxy Quest, it struck a chord with fans. Tudyk was asking for $425,000 to fund the first batch of episodes, and by the end of the day he’d tripled that with $1.2M in donations. This is, of course, no surprise. You only had to watch the intro video (which also co-starred Seth Green, Gina Torres, Felicia Day, and James Gunn, who are all involved with the project) to know that it would be funded. Why? »
Joss Whedon's space western Firefly has one of the most passionate fandoms out there, because it's, well, the best show ever. As such, its untimely cancellation (and the network's handling of it leading up to that) is considered to be one of the most unjust treatments of a TV show ever. Joss Whedon and the cast returned for the big-screen continuation Serenity, and there have been a few comic book stories, but fans still clamour for more Firefly.
While Firefly itself may not return to our screens any time soon, due to a number of real-world factors, this new project is probably the closest we'll get for a while. Called Con Man, and created by Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly) and produced by Nathan Fillion (Mal from Firefly), it's a web series about the world of conventions and fandom, comprising several 10-minute episodes.
The initial goal was for three episodes, »
Sigourney Weaver is a national treasure. Are you aware of this? If you answered "no," you simply haven't been paying attention. For over three decades, the Oscar-nominated actress has gifted us some of our most ferocious movie characters, from the xenomorph-battling Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" series to Katharine Parker in "Working Girl" to Dr. Grace Augustine in James Cameron's "Avatar." In light of that, and to celebrate her appearance in Neill Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi film "Chappie," we're breaking down ten times she was a total badass on screen. You knew she was a force to be reckoned with in "Aliens," but what about "Galaxy Quest"? "Heartbreakers"? "The Ice Storm"? We're covering all the bases here, from every stage of her incredible film career. Revere a living legend with us below, then feel free to weigh in with your own favorite moments in the comments. »
- Chris Eggertsen
In the years since, she reprised her role as Alien's Ellen Ripley on three separate occasions, starred in a pair of Ghostbusters movies and featured in genre trailblazer Avatar (the highest grossing film of all time).
Digital Spy sat down with Weaver to talk through how she feels about being seen as a sci-fi icon, the marathon shoot for Avatar 2, 3 and 4, and the offer she made to Paul Feig to appear in Ghostbusters 3.
Chappie opens in cinemas on March 6.
Watch Weaver and director Neill Blomkamp discuss their new Alien film below: »
While romcoms and black comedies may have more sophisticated plots, satires are the films that guarantee us the most laughs. Sometimes you want permission to laugh at movies rather than with them, and satires remind you that familiar movie conventions are strange and sometimes hilarious. We just noticed that one of our all-time favorite Mel Brooks movies has hit Netflix, so without further ado, let's celebrate this nutty genre. "Airplane!": Insanity at 20,000 Feet The bawdy sight gags and astounding one-liners of "Airplane!" run together in a nonstop medley, but I'd like to point out another highpoint of this disaster satire: You can't pick a single Mvp in the ensemble. Every actor is perfectly cast and perfectly effing weird. Robert Hays is stone-eyed and slyly ridiculous. Julie Hagerty is a wide-eyed cuckoo. Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen Stucker, Barbara Billingsley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even Maureen McGovern (as the singing nun, »
- Louis Virtel
The Journey Continues today with the release of the second issue of Idw’s Galaxy Quest miniseries, and we’ve got a preview for you here…
The cast of the Galaxy Quest have enjoyed a career resurgence since returning from their intergalactic adventure, but all that is about to be interrupted by Qint, an alien with a very surprising ax to grind against Jason Nesmith and the crew of the Nsea Protector!
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #2 goes on sale today, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
Once upon a time, most movie theaters showed more than a single feature. For the price of your ticket, you’d get two movies, maybe a cartoon, sometimes a featurette. You got good value for your money in those days especially at second or third run theaters or revival houses. This was in the days before DVD, Blu-Ray, or even VHS.
In fact, for a long time, the movie studios only got one bite of the apple. Oh, a few movies might show up again; Disney did a good job of bringing classics out of their vaults. When the movies were sold to show on TV, that would also generate some revenue but nothing like today when a major part of the money made by films comes from Blu-Ray and DVD sales. (Aside: I wonder how true that will remain with Netflix and Hulu, et al.)
The first time I »
- John Ostrander
I love movie and television soundtracks. I’ll often use a given soundtrack while I work, letting it fuel my writing. I can’t listen to music with lyrics in them; that interferes with my process. I’ll get themes, characters, even scenes or whole plots from the music. Soundtrack music is in service of the story that the film is trying to tell; it’s a part of the narrative, heightening the emotion that’s being invoked.
I have my own particular favorites. The composers usually have a large body of work but certain key works resonate within me – Jerry Goldsmith’s Chinatown and Patton, James Horner with Field of Dreams, Shaun Davey’s Waking Ned Devine, Elmer Bernstein’s To Kill A Mockingbird (has there ever been a more beautiful and evocative theme?) and, of course, The Magnificent Seven.
I’ve also been very fond of Alan Silvestri »
- John Ostrander
Jupiter Ascending, 2015
Written and directed by The Wachowskis
In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.
In an age where comic book movies, reboots, remakes and films based on toys reign supreme, a movie like Jupiter Ascending should be praised for at least being “original”. It’s a movie that doesn’t play it safe with its $175 million budget and instead makes the sort of film one wouldn’t expect to see in this age of cinema. And who better to do this than The Wachowskis, who wowed us back in 1999 with the fantastic The Matrix, »
- Luke Owen
The sixth season of Justified keeps humming along with "Cash Game." Written by Dave Andron and VJ Boyd, and directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), the episode's crisp storytelling is reminiscent of the show's superior, even-numbered seasons, which laid out a series of parallel-seeming subplots that converged with wit and grace. Here we saw Boyd's bank robbery, Ava's informing on Boyd, the machinations of the big-bearded real-estate fixer Ty Walker, all converging. As was the case last week, we got the sense of an endgame in progress, not just for all the main characters' stories, but for Harlan County as established in the previous five seasons. Everything is changing; an old way of life is passing away. The obsession with land, ancestry, and old grudges always simmered in the background, but now it's in the foreground.The key scene might've been that conversation between Boyd and Raylan near the end »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1
Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Nacho Arranz
Colors: Esther Sanz
Letters: Gilberto Lazcano
When last we saw Commander Taggert and his loyal crew, they were aboard the Nsea Protector once again after an eighteen year absence. Those of us who monitor the Galaxy Quest historical documents carefully have been waiting patiently to see what adventure awaits our heroes. Though it appears video transmissions have forever gone dark, Erik Burnham and his crew have documented Galaxy Quest in an alternate, but equally pleasing manner.
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 takes place a few years after the film’s ending credits. The main conflict, however, arises due to the Commander’s decision to use the Omega 13 during the crew’s final confrontation with General Sarris. Turns out Omega 13′s ability to rearrange matter wasn’t limited to the Protector’s command deck.
Across the galaxy on the planet Dryth, »
- Elizabeth Rico
Galaxy Quest fans have been insisting for years that they’ll never give up, never surrender their hopes for a sequel. And while aren’t currently any plans in place for a cinematic follow-up, the property has indeed been resurrected in comic book form. Idw has just released the first issue of Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, […]
The post Preview: ‘Galaxy Quest’ Comic Book Sequel Sends the Nsea Protector on New Adventure appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Picking up where the cult movie left off, Idw launches the new four-part miniseries Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues tomorrow, and we have a preview of the first issue for you right here…
Once upon a time, a troupe of has-been actors that starred on an old sci-fi show were enlisted by an alien race to save them from an intergalactic tyrant. Despite being way out of their depth, the cast somehow managed to save the aliens and stay alive… but their actions in outer space may have had dire consequences for another world. Join us this January as the cast of Galaxy Quest returns for another bombastic journey into space!
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 is out tomorrow, priced $3.99.
The post Preview of Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!
In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to »
We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
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17 items from 2015
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