Doctor Who has taken America by storm — and, amazingly enough, hasn’t gotten an American remake. (Unless you count that 1996 TV movie.) What other British shows could find an appreciative audience across the pond? What do you groovy guys and gals think?
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Blastr has a great list of some awesome Sci-Fi/Fantasy bars, but sadly enough, there’s no way for you to visit any of these establishments, which see fit to get our favorite characters zonked out of their gourds. But sci-fi and fantasy are all about showing you impossibilities made manifest, right? So bottoms up!
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Marvel is promoting February’s Fantastic Four #588 as the “final issue” of the long-running series, which first started in 1961. If you had been burred under a rock for the last few months the series has been doing a storyline called The Fantastic Three, claiming that one of it’s members will be ‘dying’. It’s been a great storyline and great for sales, but as we all know that no one in comics stay dead forever (especially with the 50th anniversary of the Fantastic Four coming up in the next two years). The new series will be starting up in March and will just be called “the FF” with the same creative team as the current title. Who do you think is going to be the three remaining members? Thoughts?
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Have you, like us, been missing Primeval? The series will finally be returning Jan. 1, and before you start watching the new season, there are five webisodes you MUST see before plunging back into the Anomaly Research Center’s wild dinosaur adventures.
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Other universes have been theorized for years—just about every sci-fi TV show has an episode where characters from the universe next door pop in to wreck havoc on our heroes—but now this theory has been bolstered by photographic evidence.
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We give our onscreen sci-fi a fair amount of leeway, given that what might be scientifically accurate might not make for effective spectacle—like the pew-pew of Star Wars’ laser pistols. But are there any that hold up to true scrutiny?
Looking at this list of science fiction movies from Armageddon to Serenity, it’s clear that science wasn’t foremost on the filmmakers’ minds. Only movies that were docudramas about the very rigors of getting humans into outer space—Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff—earned passing grades.
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The National Film Registry has been declaring 25 films a year as treasures since 1989, and in the past has given shout-outs to such movies as Alien, Star Wars and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. And this year, a sci-fi AND a horror classic got added to the list.
Both The Empire Strikes Back and The Exorcist are now officially considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant and must be be preserved for all time—but all of us here already knew that, didn’t we?
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The Sith Lord’s black visage, as designed by Ralph McQuarrie, is one of the most iconic sights in all of pop culture. But what if you were to return to how George Lucas described Vader in his screenplay for Star Wars, and bring those words to life?
Ignoring all they know of the Vader they’ve seen in movies, comics, and videogames, a host of artists rose to the challenge, redesigning Darth Vader using these words as their only guide:
INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER — MAIN HALLWAY. The awesome, seven-foot-tall Dark Lord of the Sith makes his way into the blinding light of the main passageway. This is Darth Vader, right hand of the Emperor. His face is obscured by his flowing black robes and grotesque breath mask, which stands out next to the fascist white armored suits of the Imperial stormtroopers. Everyone instinctively backs away from the imposing warrior and a deathly quiet sweeps through the Rebel troops. Several of the Rebel troops break and run in a frenzied panic.
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A Green Lantern animated series will air on the Cartoon Network sometime late 2011. Though the voice cast has still not been announced, with Bruce Timm producing and Geoff Johns as creative consultant, this could be “The” series to watch!
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It been almost a year since we first heard of Steven Spielberg’s TV series Falling Skies, and up until now, we’ve had little to go by save for a prequel comic and a few random pics. Now it’s finally time to get a look at the post-apocalyptic action. So far I’m not impressed, but we will see.
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