Sci Fi Box Office: Black Panther Reigns Over the Cinemas; Annihilation Opens This Weekend

By | February 21, 2018
 

 Black Panther opened this past weekend, exceeding all the expectations that were already quite optimistic for the film. It pulled in $202 million for the three day weekend, which improved to $242 million when President’s Day is factored in. That gives it the fifth highest opening day weekend in the U.S. and it is on track to make… Read More »

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Did Jack Kirby Create Black Panther and Other Major Marvel Characters or Did Stan Lee?

By | February 20, 2018
 

 The Black Panther movie hit the theaters this past weekend, setting all sorts of Box Office records as once again the Marvel Universe proves itself a franchise to be reckoned with both in terms of quality and revenue. The Black Panther character first appeared in the Fantastic Four comic book in 1966 (issue #52) while artist Jack Kirby… Read More »

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IndieGoGo: Preacher Six

By | February 19, 2018
 

 If you like original content that is driven by action and amazing writing you have come to the right place. No remakes, redoos , sequals, do overs for us! Lets take film back!! If you like Quentin Tarantino type films, you will love this one!! “Preacher Six” is like “Taxi Driver” meets “Sin City” meets “The Prophecy” Please… Read More »

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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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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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