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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…

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…

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 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…

San Diego Comic-Con 2008 News Roundup

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…

July has been a great month for online science fiction. And things have been increasing their pace in the last week…

    The Nebula Award

  • 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…

Seek The Six - Prisoner Site Online

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…

Rogue Hits DVD on August 5th

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),…

Sci-Fi DVD Releases For August 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

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