Sci Fi Shorts: Hope

By | June 16, 2018
 

 Description: With the world ablaze, a lone survivor must preserve all life before meeting his fate. Hope follows Dr. Jacob Thorn’s final act to ensure humanity’s future after all life is wiped out by an asteroid impact. High above Earth in a space station built solely for this task Thorn has to cope with unimaginable loss as he… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Aeon Flux Live Action Series in the Works, Behind the Scenes Shakeup for Star Trek Discovery, and More

By | June 15, 2018
 

 Aeon Flux Will Return to Television as a Live-Action Series MTV announced this week that it is working on a live-action reboot of Aeon Flux which started as an animated serial on Liquid TV in the 90’s and was followed by an animated series.  Teen Wolf‘s Jeff Davis will be working on the scripts for the new series and… Read More »

John J. Joex

The Anti-Blockbusters: Battle for Terra

By | June 14, 2018
 

 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Bottom Line: A beautifully animated movie that rises above its kid-friendly trappings and delivers a decent sci fi tale, much more satisfying than the similar-themed (and mega-budgeted) Avatar. As blockbusters like Star Trek, Transformers, and Harry Potter were preparing to assault the theaters at the beginning of the 2009 Summer season, a rather unassuming little animated movie appeared… Read More »

John J. Joex

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure

By | June 13, 2018
 

 In an alternate reality, an Iroquois scientist and her twin sons battle shapeshifting aliens. Telius wants to marry the man he loves. Argen struggles with the residual effects of a deadly drug addiction. Both twins help their mother face Valchondria’s greatest threats. Taldra accepted the title of Leader for Valchondria’s one-world government. Maintainer Admiral Nil blames her for… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Hereditary Opens Strong, Hotel Artemis Not Doing Good Business

By | June 12, 2018
 

 Two indy genre films opened at the Box Office this weekend with one doing quite well while the other failed to draw much interest. The horror film Hereditary opened in the Number 4 slot with with a $14 million domestic tally and $17 million worldwide. That may seem pretty small compared to the opening weekends of blockbusters like… Read More »

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New in Comics: Proxima Centauri #1

By | June 11, 2018
 

 New in comics this week from TFAW.com. Proxima Centauri #1 (of 6) By: Farel Dalrymple Publisher: Image Comics ‘PROXIMA CENTAURI,’ Part One-4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with… Read More »

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Classic Sci Fi: The Holes Around Mars by Jerome Bixby

By | June 10, 2018
 

 This story, originally printed in the Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, is one of many classic sci fi eTexts from the pulp magazines available from Project Gutenberg. Below is their text version and it is also available in multiple formats at this link. And be sure to search the Project Gutenberg site for the many classic sci fi eTexts it… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: HBO Orders First Game of Thrones Prequel, Joss Whedon is Returning to Television, and More

By | June 9, 2018
 

 The First Game of Thrones Prequel is On the Way HBO has given the greenlight to the first of what could be several prequels / spin-offs from Game of Thrones. This one comes from Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass) and George R.R. Martin and following is the official synopsis given by the cable service: Taking place thousands of years… Read More »

John J. Joex

The Anti-Blockbusters: Moon

By | June 7, 2018
 

 We are in the midst of Summer Blockbuster season (see our rundown at this link), but in case you would like a respite from the mega-dollar, CGI-overload films, here’s a look at some genre entries from the past decade or so that delivered great movies without relying on a big-budget or excessive special effects. Rating: 4 ½ out of… Read More »

John J. Joex

New on Blu-ray: The 10th Kingdom

By | June 6, 2018
 

 Join an all-star cast as they find fantasy, action, romance and adventure in the Emmy winning® The 10th Kingdom! Beyond the mortal world lies Nine Kingdoms where the fantastic land of fairy tales and magic are brought to life – and reinvented. The themes and ideas of folklore and mythology perform fully as the classic characters enter a vortex… Read More »

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