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News / Zachary Levi wants to make a Chuck movie!
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:23:07 AM »
"I've always thought doing a Chuck movie would be fun," Levi told us at the "A Night at Sardi's" benefit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel when asked about following the Mars movie model. "If we had just gone straight to monetizing it and selling it directly to the fans then, we might still actually be on the air."

News / New Teaser Out for Game of Thrones Season 3.
« on: January 14, 2013, 01:06:53 AM »
A new super-brief teaser for the third season of Game of Thrones is here, featuring the three-eyed raven from Bran’s dreams. Also, it makes no sense.

News / Jurassic Park 4... more dinosaurs in 2014!
« on: January 13, 2013, 03:56:38 AM »
The long stalled Jurassic Park 4 finally has a release date, with Universal Pictures pencilling in 13 June 2014 for the eagerly awaited fourth film in their prehistoric disaster series based on the book by the late, great Michael Crichton.

News / Vampire Diaries spin-off, 'The Originals', coming from CW!
« on: January 12, 2013, 02:25:57 PM »
An Originals-centric episode featuring Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin, shepherded by Julie Plec, will air April 25th 2013.

News / 'Firefly' getting reunion TV special, filming at Comic-Con.
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:48:47 AM »
To celebrate the cult-favorite sci-fi drama’s 10th anniversary, Science Channel is shooting a new one-hour special chronicling the Firefly cast reunion at Comic-Con this week.

News / Star Trek 2 Villain Revealed.
« on: July 09, 2012, 11:56:07 PM »
Karl Urban reveals Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in the forthcoming sequel. Potential massive spoilers ahead, obviously…

News / Stars line up for new Doctor Who series 7.
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:00:06 AM »
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out tomorrow, has revealed some new names starring in Series 7. Joining Dougray Scott in the Neil Cross episode is actress Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife) whilst David Warner (Tron, The Omen and the Doctor Who animated story, Dreamland) and Liam Cunnigham (Clash of the Titans, Outcasts) will star in the Mark Gatiss "historical" story.

"(Charles) Stross writes like an internet puppy: energetically, egotistically, sometimes amusingly, sometimes affectingly, but always irritatingly, and goes on being energetic and egotistical and amusing for far too long. You wait nervously for the unattractive exhaustion which will lead to a piss-soaked carpet. " is a particular favourite of mine, Hugh.

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Press Releases / RIP Moebius, scifi artist extraordinaire.
« on: March 10, 2012, 07:47:45 AM »
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was one of the greatest French comics artists - best known under the pseudonym Moebius. He sadly died of cancer March 10th this year at the age of 73 in Paris.

At 18, Giraud was drawing his own comic strip, "Frank et Jeremie" for the magazine Far West. In 1961, Giraud became an apprentice of Jijé, one of the leading comic artists in Europe of the time, and collaborated on an album of Jerry Spring. In 1962 Giraud and writer Jean-Michel Charlier started the comic strip Fort Navajo for Pilote. It was a great hit and continued uninterrupted until 1974.

The Lieutenant Blueberry character, created by Giraud and Charlier for Fort Navajo, quickly became its most popular character, and his adventures as told in the spin-off Western serial Blueberry, are possibly Giraud's best known work in his native France before his later collaborations with Alejandro Jodorowsky. Giraud's prestige in France – where comics are held in high artistic regard – is enormous; In 1988 Moebius was chosen, among 11 other winners of the prestigious Grand Prix of the Angoulême Festival, to illustrate a postage stamp set issued on the theme of communication. Under the names Giraud and Gir, he also wrote numerous comics for other comic artists like Auclair and Tardi.

The Moebius pseudonym, which Giraud came to use for his science fiction and fantasy work, was born in 1963. In a satire magazine called Hara-Kiri, Moebius did 21 strips in 1963–64 and then disappeared for almost a decade. In 1975 Métal Hurlant (a magazine which he co-created) revived the pseudonym. Moebius' famous serial The Airtight Garage and his groundbreaking Arzach both began in Métal Hurlant. In 1981 he started his famous L'Incal series in collaboration with Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Moebius has contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction films. In 1982 he collaborated with director René Laloux to create the science fiction feature-length animated movie Les Maîtres du temps (released in English as Time Masters) based on a novel by Stefan Wul. In 1988 Moebius worked on the American comic character The Silver Surfer with Stan Lee for a special two-part limited series. Giraud also happens to be a friend of manga author and anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. From December 2004 to March 2005, the two of them shared an exhibition at La Monnaie in Paris which showcased work by both artists. He even named his daughter after Nausicaä from Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

Jean Giraud drew the first of the two-part last volume of the XIII series titled La Version Irlandaise (The Irish Version) from a script by Jean Van Hamme, to accompany the second part by the regular team Jean Van Hamme–William Vance, Le dernier round (The Last Round). Both parts were published on the same date (13 November 2007).

From 2000 to 2010, Moebius created and published his series Inside Moebius (its title is in English though the books are in French), six hardcover volumes totaling 700 pages. In these books he appears in cartoon form as both creator and protagonist, trapped within the story alongside his younger self and several longtime characters such as Blueberry, Arzak (the latest re-spelling of the Arzach character's name), Major Grubert (from The Airtight Garage), and others. Moebius subsequently decided to revive the Arzak character in an elaborate new adventure series, the first volume of which, Arzak L'Arpenteur, appeared in 2010. He also began new works in the Airtight Garage series with a volume entitled Le Chasseur Deprime.

Check his lovely scifi work out at

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter-focused web community and e-bookstore,, will finally launch to a general audience in April after months of delays.

News / The great Fantasy Forgery court case coming up soon.
« on: March 10, 2012, 04:01:46 AM »
Allan Formhals, who has been charged with allegedly flooding eBay and the world collectibles market with fake signed JRR Tolkien books, is about to have his day in court. The prosecution will be calling world-renowned Tolkien expert Andrew Ferguson to testify as to the nature of the alleged fantasy forgeries. Formhals also, the CPS alleges, flooded the market with fake letters and books signed by Churchill.

More on the case's details at...

News / Walking Dead's terrible death and its impact on Andrea!
« on: March 09, 2012, 07:52:04 AM »
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers about AMC's The Walking Dead and the comic book series that inspired it. Read at your own risk.]

Robert Silverberg, award winning author and SFWA Grand Master, has joined Barry Malzberg, Joe Wrzos, Patrick Price and Ted White on the Amazing Stories Project Editorial Advisory Board.

Mr. Silverberg, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of  The Majipoor Chronicles , Hawksbill Station, Dying Inside (to name just a very few) and editor of the seminal anthology The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, was selected for SFWA’s Grand Master Award in 2004 and has been a fixture of the genre since the 1950s; among his many achievements, he is particularly noted in SF Fandom for his role as Toastmaster of the Hugo Award ceremonies.

His newest book is Tales of Majipoor, a collection of stories set on the planet he first wrote about in his 1981 best-seller, Lord Valentine’s Castle.  Subterranean Press will publish a limited first edition of it in 2012, followed by the regular trade edition from Berkley.

Mr. Silverberg, whose fiction first appeared in Amazing Stories in 1956, will serve in an advisory capacity and will author an updated version of his Introduction to Amazing Stories for the first issue of the magazine’s latest incarnation, slated to appear sometime in 2012.

The Amazing Stories Project can be followed by visiting

News / I know Twilight is awful, but …
« on: November 25, 2011, 05:19:31 AM »
Twilight caters to the sexual fantasies of teenage girls. I'm not saying in a good way, but there's not much else at the cinema that does.

News / Killer robot to guard prisons in South Korea!
« on: November 25, 2011, 01:06:52 AM »
South Korea is about to put a new type of droid through its paces: a robot prison guard.

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