Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series of All Time

So I hope some of you have enjoyed my 5 part look at my top 10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy shows of each decade ranging from the 60’s to 2000’s. I thought that I could stretch this out just one more week and have a battle of these top shows with my favorites bubbling to the top and analyzing the different decades.

Bane Pictures From on Set of Batman Dark Knight Rises (possible spoilers)

For those Batman fans out there here are some good photos taken from filming the Dark Knight Rises.  You can check them out after the bump cause these could be mild spoilers for some.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tucker and Dale vs Evil Trailer

Since we are on the topic of horror movies - here is one that look to be very funny!!

Bad Kids Go To Hell CCI Trailer

I came across this from a Tweet by ActionChick. It looks like it could be a fun horror film. It's based on the comic by the same name.
Here is a link to read more about this film.

BAD KIDS GO TO HELL San Diego Comic-Con 2011 teaser trailer from Mark Walters on Vimeo.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 5 Catagories of Life Trailer

Here is the trailer for Fridays episode of Torchwood Miracle Day. Thanks goes out to Life, Doctor Who & Combom for posting this first.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - 1.05 Categories of Life... by pfyrestorm

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Escape to LA Review (Spoilers)

Torchwood: Miracle Day
Episode 4 - Escape to LA

Escape To LA the next installment in the Miracle Day saga was a nice change from what we had seen in the previous three episodes.  In fact we actually had the Torchwood team doing

Attack the Block

Here is a British film that got a limited release this weekend in the US.  It's from the producers that made Shaun of the Dead and seems to be getting good reviews.  If you get a chance and it's actually playing in your area go and give it a shot.  It does have aliens and spaceships in it.

Watch Episode 4 of Torchwood Miracle Day Escape to LA

For those that don't have Starz and want to watch Torchwood then follow this link Watch Torchwood Now .  Thanks goes to Life, Doctor Who, & Combom for posting these.

Matt Smith on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Here it is the video of Matt Smith on that crazy Craig Ferguson show.

'Miracle Day' over before it began? Starz raises doubts about another season

Would you tell this woman her series is not being renewed?
The reviews are good.

The ratings are good

The future? Not looking so good.

"Torchwood: Miracle Day" is performing well with both audiences and critics for Starz. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the network will order another season of the British sci fi import.

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Thoughts On The DC Comics Reboot

As most of all comic book readers know by now that come September DC Comics will be releasing 52 #1 issues.  (Here is a link to a description of the 52 new books ) When I first heard the news I was a little taken aback by it.  At first I couldn't believe that DC Comics would go ahead

Animated Tron CCI Teaser Trailer

I came across this at the site Slash Film. It is Disneys trailer for a Tron animated series that will air sometime in 2012.

'Superman Returns' - Deleted opening scene

"Superman Returns" was, most of us can agree, underwhelming. But this deleted opening scene, in which Kal-El returns to Krypton, is awesome. Enjoy.

Cowboys and Aliens Opens Today!

I've been looking forward to seeing this movie since I saw a trailer for this around last Christmas.  I'll be seeing Cowboys and Aliens this weekend how about you.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Technology Time: Star Trek- The Next Generation Blu-Ray

It has been reported that CBS is working on HD prints of Star Trek: The Next Generation

So what? There have been so many other older TV shows released in HD of late, why is this such a big deal? Well, this, to my knowledge, is the first time a TV show is being re-edited and re-mastered in HD for a release. Many shows have been cleaned up and their film prints transferred to HD but in this case, more work has to be done.

Bill Pullham explains Oswald Danes

Probably the best character or at least the best written one is Oswald Danes. Brought to life by an excellent performance by Bill Pullham. Here is a vid on the character.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Pt 2 Review (Spoilers)

It is finally here.  The final Harry Potter movie and the conclusion to one of the best stories to hit cinema screens in a long time.  Did it live up to expectations or did the conclusion fizzle like a dud 4th of July firecracker.  Well  I finally got to see this movie now that I'm back from vacation and I 

Harrison Ford Takes on Chewbacca

On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night Harrison Ford had a not so friendly run in with Chewbacca.

Fringe Cast Interview From CCI

Here is a cast interview that I stumbled upon at io9. There is some interesting things in it.

Karen Gillan on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show

I found this vid on Life,Doctor Who, & Combom. I forgot it was on last night. Enjoy.

Meet Lauren Ambrose, the woman behind 'Torchwood's' Jilly Kitzinger - actress, singer and a resident of Western Massachusetts

Dying has been good to the career of actress Lauren Ambrose.

She first came to public attention as teen Claire Fisher on HBO's "Six Feet Under," a drama about a funeral home.

These days, she's known to sci fi fans as Jilly Kitzinger, a public relations expert who is providing much of the intrigue in "Torchwood: Miracle Day." The plot centers on what happens when people stop dying, regardless of disease or injury.

In real life, Ambrose is a trained singer with her own seven-piece combo, Leisure Class, based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Read the Associated Press story here, courtesy of

After the jump, watch her singing "Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Battleship Trailer

Her is a trailer for the new Liam Neeson movie Battleship that,get this, is based on the boardgame of the same name. It does have robots and alien ships in it so maybe it is not that bad. But then again.

In Time

Here is a SciFi movie that has snuck under the radar.  I came across this while looking through a bunch a bunch of SDCC highlights.  It looks interesting but looks like it could be hard to follow.  Here is a synoposis.

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
In Time will be released October 28 in US and Canada and November 1 in the UK.

Trailer For Torchwood: Miracle Day- Escape to LA

Here is a teaser trailer for this Friday's episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day titled Escape to LA. Torchwood aires on Starzs at 10pm.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Upcoming Sci-Fi for 2011 - On The Radar

It is a bit too early to look at 2012 for movies because there is so much coming up this year.  I have included some lesser promoted projects as well as the big releases coming up this year.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Dead of Night (Sexed Up Spoilers)

Torchwood: Miracle Day
Episode 3 - Dead of Night

Well Dead of Night was to say a very interesting episode.  Not necessarily for the gay sex and straight sex scenes either even though those were kind of I don't know awkward or intriguing depending on

Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 10 Titled Revealed

Episode 10 will be called "The Girl Who Waited" and it is written by Tom MacRae who wrote the Series 2 story The Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel. Tom MacRae was quoted as saying

“No one knows anything about my episode… I’m amazed we’ve kept it this secret because there’s a really big surprise in it. All I’ll say is that it’s an unusual episode and really great.”
This story was found at  kasterborous

Captain America Movie Review (All American Spoilers Ahead)

One of the highly anticipated movies of the summer is finally here and does it live up to the hype and does it continue the winning streak that Marvel Comics Studios has been having by releasing cool comic book movies.   This movie is the spring board to the Avengers movie but first there is the cool

Star Wars Deleted Scenes Blu Ray Trailer

For those buying the 6 movie mega set of the Star Wars saga will also be getting 3 discs of extras. Released at SDCC yesterday was a trailer for the deleted scenes.

SDCC Recap

If your like me and did not go to SDCC and are interested at what went down over the 4 day period then I suggest heading over to MTV Geek and read their full con wrap up.  There is a lot of cool stuff in there.  Check out the full article at the link below.

MTV Geek SDCC Recap Article

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lego Star Wars

This special had a debut on Friday the 22nd and it was great!!!

Fringe Audition Tapes

Merlin Renewed For 5th Series

At the Merlin panel at SDCC it was revealed that Merlin has been renewed for a 5th series.  This is good news indeed since the 4th series has not aired yet.  The creators made the announcement

My Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series of the Decade - 1960-1969

I continue with my best of the decade with a stop over in the 60's. The 60’s includes shows that I did not watch until later in syndication of on video.

Doctor Who SDCC Panel Recap

If your like me and could not make it to San Diego for all things wonderful in geekdom and didn't get to hear the Doctor Who panel then follow this link to MTV Geek (Didn't they used to play music videos) and read the nice recap article that is filled with lots of great stuff.

Torchwood Complete SDCC Panel

Torchwood SDCC 2011 Panel from treena on Vimeo.

Thanks goes out to Treena for posting this.

Doctor Who Returns to TV August 27

As announced at San Diego Comic Con's Doctor Who panel it has been confirmed that Doctor Who will return to our screens on BBC 1 and BBC America on Saturday August 27.  So the countdown has started for Let's Kill Hitler.

Doctor Who God Complex Trailer

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 Trailer

Karen Gillan Returning For Series 7

Karen Gillan appearing at SDCC tells Zap To It that she will be coming back for Series 7 in Doctor Who when the show comes back in 2012.  You can see for yourself at the video below.


You can view the full article at Zap To It at this link.

Torchwood:Miracle Day - Rendition Review (Non Dying Spoilers Ahead)

Torchwood: Miracle Day

Episode 2 - Rendition

The second episode has aired and this review is late but not for those in the UK as I was on Holiday basking in the sun of Florida.  Well Disney World to be exact and now that I have finally watched

Knights of Badassdom Trailer

For those who have participated in Ren Faires or Ren Role Playing this movie is for you.  Here is a trailer that debuted at SDCC and it looks interesting.  Plus it has Firefly's Summer Glau in it so it's worth a look.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Better late than never: a link to "Miracle Day," episode 3

What is Lauren Ambrose up to in "Miracle Day"? Besides no good.
Earlier today, I watched a version of "Dead of Night" on YouTube that was pretty poor in quality. Not only was the sound shaky, but the video was backwards, as if watching it in a mirror. I did not think it was worth linking to, especially since it also was in four parts.

But now - this. Enjoy.

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan Interview at SDCC

Over at G4 website theres a video of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan talking about the second half of series 6.  One of the highlights of the video is that tomorrow they will be showing a trailer for the second half of season 6.

Make it so: Patrick Stewart booked for Supermegafest in Framingham

If you haven't done so already, mark Nov. 19 down in your Stardate calendar. Patrick Stewart, the actor behind the legendary characters Capt. Jean Luc Picard of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" movies, will headline Boston Supermegafest (which we all know is really in Framingham). Please note: It's a two-day show, but Stewart is appearing Nov. 19 only.

And we thought we waited in line forever last year for Christopher Lloyd's autograph.

More information here.

New Avengers posters assemble at Comic Con

They need no introductions, but we're still waiting on Hulk and Thor.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Peter Jackson releases official dwarf photo

Call them "little people" and they will cut you off at the knees!

Peter Jackson, director of "The Hobbit," has released a composite photo of the actors. Jackson is not attending Comic-Con in San Diego. As the posted on Facebook:
"New Line and Warner Bros. were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There's so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I've seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year." 

Captain America Opens Today In USA and Canada

I've been looking forward for this movie to come out ever since I saw the trailer during the Super Bowl.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Live long and retire: Leonard Nimoy calling it quits from conventions

Leonard Nimoy has officially announced that he will retire from convention appearances after two more shows in Las Vegas and Chicago.

Or three.

As Mr. Spock might say, "fascinating."

It starts with Creation Entertainment issuing a press release by email that stated, in part:

For us at Creation it is indeed a bittersweet day as Leonard’s on-stage talks have always been a highlight for us and they remain in our memories forever. We’ll never forget his original talks on being Mr. Spock, his on-stage appearances with William Shatner, his live Alien Voices shows with John de Lancie, and later his ceremonial passing of the baton to the amazingly talented young Zachary Quinto. Through it all Leonard has been extremely gracious and caring to both us and his legions of fans. Simply stated it has been a joy to meet someone we grew up with loving on television and film and then finding out he was even nicer than we could have hoped. A growing up memory that was actually exceeded by reality: that never happens but all things are possible with the magic that has been working with Mr. Nimoy. 

Christopher Eccleston says he left Dr. Who because of 'politics'

A few days ago, David Tennant left open the possibility of some day returning to the role that made him famous. Don't expect Christopher Eccleston to follow along. The ninth doctor pulled no punches when asked why he played the role for just one season. The question was asked in an acting master class at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and reported on the Bad Wilf website.

"I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with them. I didn’t agree with the way things were being run. I didn’t like the culture that had grown up, around the series. So I left, I felt, over a principle.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Spider-Man Trailer is here!

But who is the villain? Stay tuned, web-heads!

Early reviews of 'Captain America' mixed, to say the least

The guy who played Johnny Storm appears to be on fire.
Update: As of Wednesday night, the movie was registering a 59% on the Tomato-meter.

Captain America may need that shield to protect himself from the movie critics throwing tomatoes, or so it would seem. tweeted Wednesday that "'Captain America: The First Avenger' is currently rotten." It's important to note, though, that the rating is based on just five reviews, and those were split by one vote, with three not liking the movie. Their comments:
Marshall Fine, of Hollywood and Fine: Feels less like an exciting comic-book-hero movie than required reading for a course called The Avengers, arriving in theaters next summer.

'Torchwood' scene too hot for BBC, but not Starz

First, British fans of "Torchwood" were outraged that "Miracle Day" would be seen first on United States television. Now they're learning that the version shown in Britain has been altered to remove a graphic sex scene.

The Sun newspaper reported an upcoming episode airing on Starz will feature Capt. Jack Harkness having gay sex with a bartender. The scene will not be shown on BBC, however.

The return of 'Blade Runner' Rick Declan, er, Deckard

MTV News botched the question.

Harrison Ford was vague with his answer.

An interviewer for MTV recently asked Ford, who starred in the classic 1982 film, about the odds of him reprising his role in the wake of the rights to the franchise being sold. Actually, the interviewer inquired about Ford again playing "Rick Declan." Ford quickly corrected the character name to "Rick Deckard" as part of his reply.

"You know, I have no idea at this point. It's very early on and yeah, sure, I know some of the people involved, but it's a long way from fruition."

Caesar goes bananas in new 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' trailer

The setup: John Lithgow, longtime caretaker of Caesar the ape, has developed Alzheimer's disease. One day, he is confronted by an angry neighbor after innocently getting behind the wheel of the wrong car and having a mishap. Caesar is not happy about the way the neighbor treats his friend. "Apes" opens Aug. 5.

The Return of David Tennant as Dr. Who?

OK, that's a blatantly misleading headline. But it is fascinating that the former Time Lord is talking about his willingness to don his trench coat again at some time in the future. As he told Total Film:
‘It's not impossible forever, but no plans at the moment.

'People keep telling me that they’ve read online that I’m coming back – but believe me, if that happens I’ll be the first to tell everyone, I’ll be shouting about it very loudly.’

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What The DC Comics Reboot Means

For those of you who are scratching your head about what the hell DC Comics is doing with the regular continuity then I suggest you read this informative interview over at Newsarama with Jim Lee and Dan DiDio.  They talk about all things Superman and what is actually going to happen with him and why they decided to do it.  Plus they explain more about the rebooted DC Universe and what the fans can expect.  I'll have my own article about my thoughts on the proposed reboot once I get back from cool vacation at Disney World.  Just wished it didn't rain in the afternoon time.  You can read the full article at the Newsarama website at this link below.

From Lady Gaga to X-Men Haha

I confess: I know almost nothing about Lady Gaga, except that she showed up half-dressed for a Yankees game last year. Still, this is funny.

Trailer: 'John Carter' (You know, the guy on Mars, er Barsoom)

In keeping with the previous post, here's a trailer for a 2012 release. I can't say I know much about the character, but this looks kinda cool.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises First Teaser Trailer

I believe the Blockbuster movie of next Summer (sorry Avengers) is going to be this movie and the first teaser is here.

video Comic Book Resources

Superman and Lois Lane divorced! Ma and Pa Kent dead! Stay tuned for more!

Big changes are coming for the Man of Steel.

As everyone knows by now, DC is relaunching its entire universe with new titles on Sept. 1. That includes The Big Man himself, in Action Comics #1 and Superman #1. Some of the changes, according to

  • Clark Kent and Lois Lane, married in the comics since 1996, are no longer a couple.
  • Ma and Pa Kent are dead.
  • A new costume.
  • A villain more powerful than Superman.
  • And maybe the biggest of all:
Additionally, Superman's alien origins will be emphasized in a big way, with the character described as "more Kal-El from the planet Krypton than Clark Kent from Kansas." Superman's deep connection to his Kryptonian heritage also explains his new costume, as seen on the cover of Superman #1. It's "ceremonial armor" from his home planet, with the traditional red trunks abandoned.
 Thanks to The Knights87 for the tip.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series of the Decade - 1970-1979

My favorite shows on the 70’s include three of my all time favorites and also incorporate some shows that have sentimental meaning to me as I grew up with them..

The Dwarves of the Hobbit

A slew of pictures have surfaced to promote The Hobbit.  I'm guessing these were timed to coincide with San Diego Comic Con this coming Thurs - Sun.  So credit for these photos goes to One Ring.Net and Entertainment Weekly. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Summer 'Miracle'

Just a word of advice. If you haven't been watching "Torchwood: Miracle Day," you are missing a great story. It blows away anything else that I have watched this summer, including "Thor," "X-Men: First Class" and even "Super 8," which I consider the best movie of the year so far.

And you don't need a subscription to "Starz" to watch it.

Episode 1 is here.

Episode 2 is here.

You can thank me later.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Spiderman Costume

Entertainment Weekly has the photos of the new Spiderman.  As someone mentioned to me

"Why does his head look like it should say “SPAULDING” on it? Is the Lizard going to dribble him around NYC??"

It All Ends For Harry Potter Today

Need I have to say more.  The final act opens today.

Indiana Jones, Meet 007

In some ways, "Cowboys and Aliens" may be the most anticipated movie of the summer. Harrison Ford. Daniel Craig. Aliens. Oh, and Olivia Wilde. This could be a classic. Or it could be crap. We'll find out on July 29.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dan Abnett's New Doctor Who Harcover Has Ice Warriors!!!!!

I stumbled upon this at Kasterborus plus Dan Abnett told me about this book when I talked to him at last years New York ComicCon.  What he did not mention to me was that the Ice Warriors are in it.  How cool is that.  This is the second hardcover book that BBC Books is releasing following last years The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock.  Here is a synoposis of The Silent Stars Go By.

 For centuries the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds, they subsist on the food they can grow and that’s little enough. But their purpose, their whole life is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth.
Life used to be hard. Now as their crops fail, livestock sickens, and the temperature drops, it’s becoming impossible. This year’s Winter Season Feast won’t be the usual celebration. It’s not a time for optimism or hope – and it’s not a time to welcome unexpected guests. The Doctor, Amy and Rory find a society breaking apart under the strain. Tensions are mounting, old rivalries are coming to the fore, people are dying…
And then the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move. With the cold-hearted threat of invasion, the real battle for survival begins. Or does it? The Doctor begins to suspect that behind everything lies a deadlier, and even more chilling danger…
A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

John Carter Trailer

For those who do not know John Carter was one of Edgar Rice Burroughs creation along with his more famous Tarzan. Hopefully Disney puts of Mars back in the title where it belongs. Anyway the trailer looks good.

The Thing Trailer

It was mentioned in a post earlier this week that the Thing prequel movie wasn't dead and now there is a trailer for it.

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The End Is Near For Harry Potter

Out Tonight at Midnight So Get The Popcorn Ready

'The Thing' is brought back to life

The Thing lives.

Make that "The Thing" prequel. Stalled for some time for reshoots and editing, the film finally is scheduled to be released in October. Here is the official plot synopsis:

“Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Johnny Depp: The Night Stalker?

Johnny Depp as Carl Kolchak? It could happen. According to Deadline, among the actor's new projects for Disney is a remake of the cult classic "The Night Stalker."

“Like many… Depp had fond memories of the ABC telepic and series The Night Stalker, and they got Disney’s Rich Ross and Sean Bailey sparked on a pitch for Depp to potentially play tabloid reporter Carl Kolchak.”
The original version of "The Night Stalker" was a 1972 TV movie that starred Darren McGavin as Kolchak. The movie was also spawned the "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" TV series and was cited by creator Chris Carter as the inspiration for "The X Files."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Torchwood Miracle Day Season Trailer

Here is a trailer, that I stumbled upon at Life,Doctor Who Combom, that shows whats in store for the whole season. Don't watch if you haven't seen episode 1.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Poster for "The Dark Knight Rises"

I'm just guessing here, but I don't think this is going to be another "Batman and Robin."

The Awakening and The Gunfighters Out Today in USA and Canada

Out Today are two more Doctor Who Stories on DVD. This time out we have Peter Davison's season 21 two parter The Awakening. We also have that William Hartnell doozey from season 3 The Gunfighters.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series of the Decade - 1980-1989

My top ten Sci-Fi and Fantasy shows of the 80's includes a mixture of shows, most of which I find slightly embarrassed to say I was a fan of. Still, there are some excellent entries in this decade including a fair number from the UK. 

New TinTin Trailer

Here is a more informative trailer of the TinTin movie that comes out sometime around Christmas.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

UFO Movie Still a Go!

While I remain very skeptical on this planned big screen remake of Gerry Anderson's UFO, I see this as something positive that the film was not totally dead.