Sci Fi Shorts: The Oceanmaker

By | February 17, 2018
 

 Description: After the seas have disappeared, a courageous pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.  Winner of Best Animated Short Film at Phoenix Film Festival, WorldFest Houston, Belize International Film Festival.  Learn more about the film and buy the DVD at www.mightycoconut.com/the-oceanmaker. Writer/Director: Lucas Martell Comments: This is a beautifully animated and quite… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Star Trek TNG Could Have Been Very Different, Midnight Texas Gets Renewed, and More

By | February 16, 2018
 

 These are the Voyages of the Starship Odyssey An outline of the original premise for Star Trek: The Next Generation has surfaced and it details a very different show than the one that helped revive the franchise on the small screen.   The series would take place on the USS Odyssey instead of the Enterprise and the crew would… Read More »

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New on Blu-ray: Threads

By | February 15, 2018
 

 Description: In September 1984, Threads was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made–for–television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street),… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Jumanji Drops from the Top Spot; Black Panther Opens this Weekend

By | February 13, 2018
 

 Jumanji is No Longer King of the Box Office Jungle Jumanji slipped to the Number 4 slot in its eighth week of release as several non-genre films opened over the weekend and pushed that one out of the top slot. It has more than turned a profit, though, with $883 million worldwide on a budget of $90 million.… Read More »

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New in Books: The World of Orville

By | February 13, 2018
 

 Description: Four-time Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane creates a new sci-fi dramedy universe on the Fox Network with his new show, The Orville. MacFarlane plays Captain Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union in the 25th century who gathers a crew from the farthest reaches of the galaxy—his ex-wife included—to man the exploration vessel Orville and patrol… Read More »

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Television Review: Britannia

By | February 12, 2018
 

 Britannia is a new fantasy series that comes as part of a join venture between Amazon and Sky Atlantic (it debuted on January 26th in the States and on January 18th in Britain).  The series follows the Roman general Aulus Plautius (played by David Morrissey) who arrives in Britain in 43 AD with plans of extending Rome’s influence… Read More »

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Watch Star Trek: Discovery and More on CBS All Access

By | February 10, 2018
 

 Star Trek is back on television with the groundbreaking new series Star Trek: Discovery, and it is only available on the CBS All Access streaming service. The new series stars The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green as Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham and takes place ten years before the events of the original series. As a companion series, After Trek… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Star Wars and Conan TV Shows on the Way, New Firefly Books Coming, Bryan Fuller Leaves Amazing Stories, and More

By | February 9, 2018
 

 Sci Fi TV Development: Multiple Star Wars Shows on the Way, Amazon Heads to the Hyborian Age We already knew that Disney was working on a Star Wars live-action television series, but apparently the Mouse House has several shows set in that universe on the way.  Top Mouse Bob Iger had the following to say about what they currently… Read More »

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New on Blu-ray and DVD: Gotham by Gaslight

By | February 7, 2018
 

 Description: Gotham City, at the turn of the century, is experiencing a golden era of discovery and industry as showcased by affluent businessman Bruce Wayne’s World Fair. Down in the darkest alleys, there is a killer on the loose. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Jumanji Returns to Number 1

By | February 6, 2018
 

 Welcome Back to the Jungle Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle returned to the top spot at the Box Office this past weekend, bumping down Maze Runner: The Death Cure after that one opened on top the prior weekend. Jumanji added $11 million to its domestic total after seven weeks of release and it is currently approaching $860 million… Read More »

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