Earth Station One Episode 99: And So It Begins

Earth Station One Episode 99This week, Bobby Nash takes command and we travel to deep space to visit the station known as the “last, best hope for peace.” The name of the place is Babylon 5! Writer Van Allen Plexico joins the crew to discuss this landmark series. We also strap Tommy Hancock and Matthew Moring to the Geek Seat and they reveal the new line of books from Pulp Obscura. Plus, Scott Viguie reports on Gallifrey One!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: And So It Begins
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1st official Season 7 Who pic: Say hello (and goodbye) to the Ponds

1st Doctor Who Pic of Series 7
By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com

Yesterday we brought you the first set pics from Doctor Who’s upcoming seventh season, taken on location in Cardiff. Today, the BBC has released its first OFFICIAL pic of our beloved time-travelling trio.

Can we say the Doctor (Matt Smith), the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) and that Big Blue Police Box have never looked better?

While we all expect Who’s seventh season will tug at our tearducts when we’ll have to say some major sad goodbyes to both Amy and Rory (we don’t expect a dry eye in the house, so you all better keep a stash of tissues close by), we’ll also get to say hello to a brand new, mysterious companion. Continue reading

Dallas guy discovers $2 million comic collection in his basement

What if you found this in your basement??By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Can you imagine being a plant worker whose great-uncle knew you like comics as a kid and left you a couple of boxes of ‘em when he died—and then discovering that those boxes held a one-of-a-kind collection worth millions? Welcome to Michael Rorrer’s life.

Rorrer’s great-uncle was a Golden Age fan who, when he passed away, left 345 comics to his nephews. One day, while at work, Rorrer mentioned that one of his favorite comics was Captain America #2, in which Cap decks Hitler. A buddy replied that if he had Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, that’d really be something. And, lo and behold, Rorrer did … along with 44 of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s 100 most valuable Golden Age comics. Continue reading

Frank Darabont’s LA Noir is Loading Up on Cast

Milo is joinging the cast of LA Noirby Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool

The scope of Frank Darabont‘s LA Noir sounds remarkable, taking in characters on both sides of the thin blue line and, if it runs for long enough, decades worth of conflict between them. The pilot is set in the 1940s, and pits the LAPD against the organised crime network headed by infamous mobster Mickey Cohen. It’s being derived from John Buntin‘s book LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, and I hope they keep the book’s brilliant tagline:

Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends.”

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