Arrow Review: “The Man Under the Hood”

The conflict with Deathstroke builds– can they keep this going for four more episodes?

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Weekly Comics Discussion – April 16, 2014

The complete list of titles is available here.

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Keep watching the skies!

The week begins with a lunar eclipse, whilst Mars makes its closest pass to earth since 2008.

Space-X’s proposed launch of the Falcon, however, has been delayed until at least Friday. The crew of the ISS, meanwhile, continue to prepare for a space walk.

On a slightly smaller scale:

The Large Hadron Collider beauty last week announced results that confirm the existence of exotic hadrons.

Mush. Earl Grey

The replicator isn’t here yet, but Biozoon Food is developing 3-D printer technology to create food for the elderly and others who cannot chew easily.

Fannish Flights of Fun

…Including George R.R. Martin, Wedding Planner, below:

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Manga Review – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 4

This time I’m doing two volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin in a row, for volume 4, the second-to-most-recent volume to get an English language release. More…

Big Screen Batman #4: “Batman (1989)”

The latest episode of Big Screen Batman is available here, and covers the live action Batman movie from 25 years ago.


 

Weekly New Releases – April 15, 2014

This week isn’t terribly impressive, but things will improve before the month is out.

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Continuum Discussion: “A Minute Changes Everything”

Continuum continues as the show fueled by excellent, plausible SF concepts—- and marred by uneven execution. While we have no true review, we are posting discussion points, and inviting you to contribute your own.. People who wish to avoid spoilers probably shouldn’t click to read further.

If you’re watching on the U.S. schedule, check out our past review of Minute Man instead.

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Greatest Science Fiction TV Tournament – Week 23, Round 1

Round one wraps up with next week’s vote. This week’s voting takes place here. We know that The Big O, Eureka, The Invaders, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Prisoner and X-Men are in the tournament, while Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Thunderbirds are out.

Amazon acquiring ComiXology

It was announced earlier today that Amazon is acquiring ComiXology, which will retain its identity as a subsidiary in a deal to be completed this quarter (i.e. on or before June 30.) No other details seem to be available at this time. It sounds like a “keep doing what you are doing with more resources to back you and we’ll share your profits” deal at this point, but we can’t be certain just yet. We’ll keep you updated on this.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review – “Turn, Turn, Turn”

If you haven’t seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, do not watch this episode. If the rest of the season maintains its momentum, the audience it had at launch will return, and possibly grow.

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