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News for science fiction fans who like video games of all sorts.

  • Stargate Worlds was demo’d by GameSpy at Comic-Con International. It’s due to be released Q4 2008.
  • In The Making (and Remaking) of Bionic Commando 1up reports various tidbits on the latest incarnation of the classic 1987 arcade game.
  • Engage! Cryptic to obtained the license for Star Trek and has begun work on an Massive Multiplayer Online game. More details will be revealed at the…

Star Trek Movie Cast Photos have posted the first set of posters for the next Star Trek film. Each poster highlights one member of the new cast.

I’ve not been that enthusiastic about the whole Star Trek reboot, but I have to say this at least does look good. The actors seem to have been well picked at least as far as looks are concerned.

One thing I particularly like is the fact that the Romulan…

Escape into Wonder - My Lifelong Fascination With Sci-Fi

Manxom Vroom’s Growing Up Star Wars column last week got me thinking about my early interest in science fiction.

I’ve been a fan of science fiction and fantasy for as long as I can remember. I’m told that the first book I ever read by myself was Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien. This would be at about the age of 7, so round about 1979.

Now those of…

Can JJ Abrams Successfully Reboot Star Trek

Over at Aint It Cool News, Harry Knowles has posted the results of his exclusive access to some footage from the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. I try not to pre-judge things, particularly when I haven’t even seen so much as a trailer. However this is a project that has worried me since it’s conception.

First some background. While a huge sci-fi fan, I really don’t qualify as a Trekkie/Trekker. As…

40 Years Of Star Trek

The original series of Star Trek (or Star Trek: TOS has fandom has renamed it) launched on NBC on September 8th 1966, that’s 40 years ago this Friday. The show, which ran for a mere three seasons finished its run on June 3rd 1969 and has been in re-runs almost ever since.

It’s popularity is such that 40 years after it started CBS are currently working on re-mastered versions of some…

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