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 »

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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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Sci Fi Box Office: Upgrade Has Decent Debut, Solo Slumps, Avengers: Infinity War Approaches $2 Billion

By | June 5, 2018
 

 Indy film Upgrade opened in about 1500 theaters domestically this weekend and landed in the Number 6 slot with a $4.7 million tally. That’s a decent start for that one which was made for about four to five million dollars and has it on target for about a $12 million gross in the States (it has not been… Read More »

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Sci Fi Shorts: Planet Unknown (Presented by DUST)

By | June 2, 2018
 

 Description: Facing global resource depletion, mankind sends out Space Rovers to find potentially inhabitable planets. Credits: Shawn Wang (Director / Writer) Comments: This beautifully animated film is basically WALL-E in reverse, and it gets a lot of mileage from its premise. This one could potentially be expanded into a feature film. DUST: Binge-watchable Sci-fi DUST is the first… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Netflix Picks Up Locke and Key, Cast Changes Coming for The Walking Dead, and More

By | June 1, 2018
 

 Netflix Picks Up Locke & Key After Hulu recently passed on the television adaptation of the Locke & Key comic it had in the works, Netflix has stepped in and is near to giving the property a direct-to-series order.  Hulu had produced a pilot but decided not to move forward with the series.  Netflix will not use Hulu’s pilot,… Read More »

John J. Joex

The Anti-Blockbusters: Beowulf and Grendel

By | May 31, 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 out of 5… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Solo Will Likely Lose Money, But It Won’t Kill the Star Wars Franchise

By | May 30, 2018
 

 Solo: A Star Wars Story hit theaters over the Memorial Day weekends and came in notably under projections with a $103 million tally at the domestic Box Office for the four day weekend. That is below the $150 million that Disney was projecting and the film is currently on target to be the first Star Wars movie to… Read More »

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