Greatest Science Fiction TV Tournament – Final week

This is it. The final vote is here. Which will be the greatest science fiction series of all time: Babylon 5 or The Twilight Zone? As always, the complete bracket can be seen here.

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The Definitive Guide to the DC Universe… For now!

And speaking of Darkseid, the Net has been awash with rumors this week that Disney will release the original Star Wars trilogy theatrical versions on Blu-Ray. It’s likely wishful thinking, but we can all revel in this new hope for now….

…at least until it gets shot down as flaming garbage:

The ISS released a garbage-filled Cygnus, which had its swan song earlier this week in earth’s atmosphere.

Loncon 3 (World Science Fiction Con 72) and Gen Con 2014, as seen by attendees, below:

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Weekly Comics Discussion – August 20, 2014

The complete list of titles is available here.

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Trailer Park Tuesday – August 19, 2014

Been a while, so here’s a round-up of what’s left for the Summer and what’s coming later this year.

  • Birdman
  • The Book of Life
  • Dinosaur 13
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  • Interstellar
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Maze Runner
  • Mudbloods
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Ouija
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Tusk

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Manga Review: 20th Century Boys Volume 7

This week I’m getting back to reviewing Naoki Urasawa’s SF manga 20th Century Boys, after a long break.

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Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament Podcast – “Tron: Legacy (2010)”

The latest entry in our Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament Podcast series is here, where you’ll here Alex and I discuss Tron: Legacy.

2014 Hugo Awards

The 2014 Hugos have been awarded at the Seventy-second World SF Con, Loncon 3, in London, England.

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form: Gravity.

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form: “The Rain of Castamere, Game of Thrones.

Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.

Best Novella: “Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com).

Best Novelette: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor.com).

Best Short Story: “The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com).

Others, after the jump….

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Movie Review: “Dark Dungeons”

The ironic adaptation of Jack Chick’s 1984 comic-tract classic receives its premiere this weekend at Gen Con in Indianapolis, and can be purchased and viewed online. We review the short film here.

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Weekly New Releases – August 19, 2014

This is a good week for sequels and remakes.

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Movie Discussion: The Giver

Lois Lowry’s influential dystopic novel, The Giver, a middle school favorite now for twenty years, finally makes it to the big screen. Critics haven’t given it the greatest reviews, overall. Did anyone here see it? Read it? Share your thoughts.