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We’re down to the final two episodes now and it’s obvious that Russell T. Davies has something big planned for his exit from the show. SciFi, being SciFi had already given away who the main enemy was, but there were still plenty of questions about what was going on.

Stolen Earth opened at a breakneck pace as the Doctor and Donna returned to Earth only to find it… stolen. And from…

Win A Masters of Science Fiction DVD

A 2 disc set of the complete Masters of Science Fiction anthology series will be released on August 5th 2008. The set includes two never before seen episodes. I’m very pleased to be able to offer my loyal readers ten copies of this DVD courtesy of Big Honcho Media.

Masters of Science Fiction was originally broadcast on ABC in 2007. The series adapted short stories from some of the genre’s finest…

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series History of Science Fiction

The name of Hugo Gernsback has come up several times already in my ongoing series about The History of Science Fiction and his name is going to keep coming up as I get closer to the present day. However the only way to properly encompass the significance of Gernsback to science fiction is to look at his…

Iron Man DVD Release Date September 30th, 2008

It seems that the DVD release of Iron Man (starring Robert Downey Jr.) will be September 30th 2008. The movie will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

In addition to the movie itself, it looks as though the DVD will include a number of featurettes. The features are rumored to be:

  • I Am Iron Man
    How Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr. became associated with the movie
  • Heads-Up Display
    Looking at the…

The opening action sequence with Ronan’s capture was fine, but the chummy dialogue which preceded it just sounded fake to my ears. Atlantis always seems to have trouble with these “downtime” scenes. It’s a problem I didn’t notice in SG-1 and it may be because the Atlantis world is relatively undeveloped whereas SG-1 was firmly grounded in present day earth.

I’m definitely liking the addition of Woolsey to Atlantis. There’s no…

The Stargate franchise is perhaps the sleeper hit of scifi TV. Unlike The X-Files which was an instant phenomenon or Star Trek which has always been there, Stargate launched with a relatively low budget movie that met with middling success but appeared set to end there. It didn’t end though and has spawned numerous spin-offs.

Stargate Movie

It all started in 1994 with the movie Stargate. Starring Kurt Russell and James Spader,…

The Spirit Art School Poster

Lionsgate has parterned with nine arts schools to created nine student-designed advertising campaigns for The Spirit. The Spirit Art School Program was launched at Comic Con this past weekend where The Art Institute of California-San Diego introduced their campaign.

Spirit inspired Neighborhood Watch signs are posted in strategic locations around the city of San Diego. There were also a series of specially designed Spirit cups that were used at all the…

AMC’s Prisoner Campaign

A couple of days ago I wrote about and the mysterious puzzle cards that I recieved. As I noted then this is part of a marketing campaign to promote AMC’s new version of the 1960s cult classic The Prisoner.

The the website was actually only part of a grassroots campaign that AMC launched at Comic Con. In addition to the puzzle cards transparent stickers with the number 6 were placed…

The new series of Doctor Who has brought many new fans to the fold. But what about classic Doctor Who. Produced on a much smaller budget and without the benefit of modern special effects, classic Doctor Who can be quite a culture shock for new viewers. But if you can look beyond the production values to the plot themselves there is a lot to enjoy.

The following 15 Doctor Who stories…

This DVD has a lot riding on it. Stargate: The Arc of Truth was the first straight to DVD release and it had the advantage of finishing up a plotline that had begun on TV. Stargate: Continuum has to stand on its own merits.

In order to justify the asking price Continuum has to offer a lot more than just a feature length episode of Stargate: SG-1. So does it?

Well it…

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