Aug 1, 2008
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…
Aug 1, 2008
There are a lot of games out there. Gaming genres are based on game-play mechanics: First Person Shooter (FPS), Role-playing Game (RPG), Real-Time Strategy (RTS), Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO), etc. Yet in addition to this there are the standard traditional literary genres also found within games. You can find Massive Multiplayer Online Fantasy games, First Person Shooter Detective games, and many other variations. This column is intended for science fiction fans…
Jul 31, 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…
Jul 30, 2008
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…
Jul 30, 2008
A couple of days ago I wrote about SeekTheSix.com 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…
Jul 28, 2008
Comic-Con is turning into a media phenomenon and I’m not foolhardy enough to try and do hourly updates on everything that happened. But for those of you who have the odd other thing to do in your lives, here’s a roundup of some of the news that came out of this years convention.
- Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon return to Punisher
In a six issue weekly Punisher: War Zone mini-series to…
Jul 28, 2008
July has been a great month for online science fiction. And things have been increasing their pace in the last week…
- In the beginning of the month the Nebula Awards website was launched to be an online repository for information pertaining to the Nebulas, Andre Norton Award, Grand Master and Author Emeritus Awards.
- Russell Davis, president of SFWA, made several announcements in the SFWA Live Journal forum, among them was news about an…
Jul 26, 2008
I don’t normally post at the weekend, but I received an amusing little puzzle in the mail and thought i’d share.
I got two padded envelopes each containing a small card. When I placed one card on top of the other, I got a message directing me to the website Seek The Six. Which turns out to be a promotional site for the new version of The Prisoner.
I’m a huge fan…
Jul 25, 2008
The latest Dimension Extreme title Rogue follows a group of tourists on a wildlife cruise through the Outback. When their boat is stranded on a muddy island, a wild and monstrous crocodile begins his hunt. Writer-director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) returns with a suspenseful and chilling ride through Australia’s waters, set against the glorious backdrop of the rugged Northern Territory. ROGUE stars a talented cast, including Michael Vartan (“Alias,” Monster-in-Law),…
Jul 24, 2008
The following science fiction and fantasy DVDs will be released during the month of August 2008:
August 5th 2008
Star Trek The Original Series: Season Two
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
August 12th 2008
Tru Calling: The Complete Series
The Legend of the Shadowless Sword
August 19th 2008
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season One
Transformers: Animated Season One
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
August 26th 2008
Heroes: Season Two
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition