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Posts Tagged ‘sci fi

The Saga Continues ~ Prometheus

June 24, 2012

Having worked our way through all four Alien films, Ryan and I (accompanied by his gf Ellie) decided to complete the series by going to see the latest installment, Prometheus.We had the good fortune to snag some IMAX tickets, meaning we got our faces well and truly blown off! There’s a lot to say about […]

Outcasts sighted @ World Cup!

June 29, 2010

With thanks to Bamber News for the link to this video, featuring Outcasts Daniel Mays and Eric Mabius. End of the year, hmm? I’m excited 😀 p.s. look for my Doctor Who series review…coming soon!

Outcasts aka my ideal show

May 13, 2010

Like any good Battlestar Galactica fan I follow the cast’s movements with interest. Luckily they’re getting some great jobs (well, some of them) and moving on to exciting new projects. So when I heard Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama) had been cast in a new, British sci-fi series, I had to know more. The new show, […]

Sean Pertwee on ‘Slingers’

February 23, 2010

Every so often I like to check what’s going on with Slingers, but I hadn’t looked for a while so I missed this interesting interview with Sean Pertwee: Things are looking promising for the show – a feature on it in SFX says that showrunners are being auditioned and there’s a network interested. Yay! I […]

Dabadee, dabadi ~ Avatar review

January 8, 2010

I’m seriously late to the party with this one, but I thought it was worth writing down my thoughts anyway, especially as James Cameron’s latest blockbuster is riding hot on the heels of older sibling Titanic to become the best selling movie of all time. In a nutshell, I found the movie enjoyable in a […]

Promo ~ Slingers

December 7, 2009

Hustle in space with a futuristic Mad Men aesthetic? Hubba hubba! You know I’m all over that! I kind of hate the title but otherwise really looking forward to seeing more of this in 2010. More info here. ETA: wait wait wait! You mean this might not even get made? FRAK! Someone fund this thing […]

Secrets of District 9

December 6, 2009

Thompson on Hollywood has a great interview with District 9‘s Sharlto Copley. District 9 was one of my favourite films of the year – not a flawless movie, and perhaps a little too much of a composite (much like my other fave sci fi of 09, Star Trek), but a great watch and a very […]

A Gattaca tv show?!

October 31, 2009

From digitalspy: ‘Denis Leary’s Apostle Films recently acquired the rights to 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca for a TV adaptation. The company plans to develop the property as an hour-long crime series set in the future, reports Variety. NCIS writer/producer Gil Grant has been tapped to pen the project, which is being developed through Sony TV’s […]

Are friends electric? ~ Dollhouse 1.13/2.1

October 25, 2009

‘Epitaph One’ is the thirteenth episode of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse (Season One), an epilogue produced for a fraction of the regular show’s budget to create the required amount of episodes for the international and DVD market. It’s a brave game-changer, taking us forward to a post-apocalyptic future where the implications of Dollhouse’s technology are explored […]

Warehouse 13: More formulaic than Homer

October 11, 2009

Apparently Warehouse 13 has been a huge hit for Syfy (still lmao over that name), so on a whim I decided to check out episode one. It’s a fun, light-hearted sci-fi/crime mix that could be a really good show…but unfortunately contains very little in the way of originality. (very light spoilers)