This Week in Sci Fi TV: Locke and Key TV Series Is Happening, Update on the Buffy Reboot, and More

By | July 27, 2018
 

 Netflix Has Unlocked Locke and Key The attempt to do a live-action adaptation of Locke and Key, based on the Joe Hill comic book of the same name, has a storied history over nearly a ten year period, but now the show is finally headed to the small screen. It started in 2010 when there were talks of a… Read More »

The Anti-Blockbusters: Ex Machina

By | July 26, 2018
 

 Rating: 4 ½ out 5 Stars Bottom Line: In the tradition of the best science fiction movies, this near-flawless film uses its sci fi elements to address moral dilemmas we face in our current social setting. This movie begins as programmer Caleb Smith, who works for the very Google-like company Blue Book, learns that he has won a… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: A Buffy Reboot with Joss Whedon is in the Works, a Star Trek Spin-Off Series Arrives in Fall, and More

By | July 23, 2018
 

 Continuing our coverage from San Diego Comic-Con, here are several stories the came out over this past weekend.  On Friday I gave a rundown of last week’s development announcements. Buffy Will Slay Again, but With a Different Actress in the Lead Role Reboot fever continues to be all the rage, and a return to Joss Whedon’s cult classic Buffy… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Rundown of Development Announcements for Batwoman, Stargirl, Joss Whedon’s The Nevers, Jupiter’s Legacy and Much More

By | July 20, 2018
 

 With Comic-Con in full swing this week, there have been plenty of development announcements for new sci fi and fantasy TV shows, many based on comics. This week’s post covers development announcements that have come out through Friday morning. Additional announcements that came out over the weekend including a reboot of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and a Star… Read More »

The Anti-Blockbusters: When the Wind Blows

By | July 19, 2018
 

 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars (Highest Rating) Bottom Line: This nuclear war film gets its message across not by showing the devastation of the attack, but through the slow burn of very real and close to home after-effects that follow. This odd little animated movie came out at the height of the Reagan-era Cold War days prior… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Avatar The Last Airbender Writer Brings The Dragon Prince to Netflix, Jason Momoa Joins Apple’s See, and More

By | July 13, 2018
 

 Netflix Begins the Quest of The Dragon Prince Netflix has yet another animated series on the way as Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer Aaron Ehasz will be bringing The Dragon Prince to the streaming service. A tweet went out this week showing the poster for the show and teasing what it will be about: Avatar: The Last… Read More »

The Anti-Blockbusters: Europa Report

By | July 12, 2018
 

 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Bottom Line: This movie does a good job of merging the found-footage technique with a strong science fiction story. This found-footage film came out in 2013 and did a very good job of adapting that filming style to a science fiction tale. The movie follows a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa which… Read More »

A Brief History of Steve Ditko’s Contribution to Comics

By | July 9, 2018
 

 Legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko passed away at the end of June at the age of 90, after a prolific and influential career. He is best known for co-creating Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, but Ditko’s contributions to the comic book field go way beyond that as he started out in the early 50’s and… Read More »

This Week in Sci Fi TV: Netflix Expands Its Anime with a New Ultraman and More, New Firefly Comics on the Way, and More

By | July 7, 2018
 

 Netflix Bolsters Its Anime Offerings Netflix continues to expand its anime offering as it has placed an order for an anime Ultraman series as well as another new series to be titled Kengan Ashura. Deadline Hollywood gives the following description for these two shows: Ultraman, which will launch in the spring, is an action drama centered on a… Read More »

The Anti-Blockbusters: Primer

By | July 5, 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 »