Tag Archives: science fiction

Science Fiction Legend Harlan Ellison Dies At 84

From the Hollywood Reporter: Harlan Ellison, the eccentric science-fiction writer and fantasist whose innovative body of work spanned novels, short stories, comic books and one contentious episode of the original Star Trek, has died. He was 84. His best-known published works include his 1959 debut novel, Web of the City; the novellas Mefisto in Onyx and A Boy and his ...

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Sense8 Series Finale

Engadget reports: Netflix has posted the trailer for Sense8‘s long-in-the-making series finale, and it’s clear the mysterious sci-fi show isn’t going to go gently into that good night when it wraps up on June 8th. The promo emphasizes the bond between the Sensates (“we are more human than any other human will be,”) and makes clear that the stakes are ...

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Netflix To Release 2-Hour Sense8 Finale On June 8th

CNET reports: Netflix will release its two-hour series finale of Sense8 on June 8, the company said Tuesday. “Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates,” according to Netflix’s description. The sci-fi series from J. Michael ...

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Lost In Space

Quartz reports: Netflix has released the trailer for its reboot of Lost in Space, based on the 1960s TV series of the same name about a family of space colonists who veer off course and crash-land on an alien planet. The series has been reimagined twice before: once as a TV pilot in 2003 that never saw the air, and ...

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Verge recaps: There’s a lot to take in with this new trailer: there’s a new look at Rey’s training on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker, who tells her that he’s only seen power like hers once before — and that it didn’t scare him enough. He’s presumably talking about Kylo Ren, who we see piloting his fighter, only to hesitate ...

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Doctor Who Unveils Its First Female Doctor [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: The BBC on Sunday revealed Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for hit series Doctor Who. She will be the first female lead for the sci-fi series on the U.K. public broadcaster. Current lead Peter Capaldi will leave his role after this year’s Christmas special. Whittaker, 34, is from Yorkshire, England and has appeared on such ...

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Slate recaps: The full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has finally arrived, and, let’s get this out of the way first: It looks amazing. With cinematography by infinite Oscar nominee Roger Deakins and production by Dennis Gassner, the world of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel looks to rival Ridley Scott’s original for misty dystopian moodiness, with just a touch of Only God ...

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Wrap recaps: Disney and Lucasfilm unleashed the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, Friday morning during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. “The Last Jedi,” as the eighth numbered-entry in the “Star Wars” saga, picks up where “The Force Awakens” left off after the franchise took a diversion in 2016 ...

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TRAILER: Alien: Covenant Features Gay Couple

What Culture reports: After it made its debut alongside FX’s Legion, the brand new Alien: Covenant prologue has been released, introducing the crew of the Covenant spaceship and establishing a tone very much in keeping with the original Alien. You can already see the dynamics at play in the short clip: James Franco’s captain is the dependable straight-laced guy, Katherine ...

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TRAILER: Alien: Covenant

Variety recaps: Ridley Scott’s trademark disturbing monsters dominate Fox’s first trailer for “Alien: Covenant” — including one bursting out of a body and another slithering into a shower while a couple makes love. Fox released the trailer late Saturday night as an apparent Christmas present to “Alien” fans. “Alien Covenant” is the sixth film in the franchise. Michael Fassbender, Noomi ...

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Via Hypable: The Blade Runner sequel has been 30 years in the making, but now Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard, joined by Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Jared Leto! When Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Blade Runner about a man who hunted down android, humanoid replicas came out in 1982, it became an instant classic. The trailer shows Ryan ...

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TRAILER: The Mummy

Via Yahoo Movies: Poor old London landmarks. They’ve only just recovered from ‘London Has Fallen’. The first full trailer for forthcoming monster movie reboot ‘The Mummy’ has arrived, and it manages to squeeze in an ancient sarcophagus, reanimation, a terrifying plane crash, Tom Cruise’s death AND resurrection, emergency parachuting, and full-scale metropolitan destruction, all in just under two-and-a-half minutes. Oh, ...

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TRAILER: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Wired recaps: It’s been more than two years since Guardians of the Galaxy got moviegoers hooked on Marvel’s gang of wily space-explorers—and if the first full trailer for 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is any indication, you can expect even Gamora action, adventure, and interstellar wise-assery the second time around. The trailer, which you can watch above, features ...

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NEW TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “The power that we’re dealing with here … is immeasurable.” That’s the new villain Director Krennic, getting in the masked face of a familiar menace, Darth Vader, in the new Rogue One trailer, delivering fans a new glimpse into the first Star Wars spin-off film. The story is set just before the events of 1977’s original movie ...

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TRAILER: Passengers

Via Wired: Passengers, which was directed by Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), is a relative rarity in modern Hollywood: A big-star, big-budget studio movie that’s not based on a pre-existing comic book, YA franchise, or best-selling book (the script, written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, has been floating around for nearly a decade). The movie cost a reported ...

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TRAILER: Westworld

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “Our creatures have been misbehaving,” intones Anthony Hopkins in HBO’s new Westworld trailer. Below is a fresh look at HBO’s eagerly anticipated new drama series that includes footage from throughout the first season of the show. The new footage – the second full-length trailer the network has released – gives us a first hints of the pending ...

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TRAILER: Arrival

Deadline recaps: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker star in the film that Paramount acquired in a $20M Cannes deal in 2014, when it was still titled Story Of Your Life. The Eric Heissere-penned script, based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang, centers on expert linguist Louise Banks (Adams) who is recruited by the military after a ...

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TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

From the BBC: A new trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been released, offering fans a fleeting glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer concludes with a shot of Vader and the sound of his trademark heavy breathing. Felicity Jones stars in Gareth Edwards’ film as the leader of a Rebel mission to steal the plans for the Death ...

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TRAILER: Star Trek Beyond

The Verge recaps:  There’s a new trailer for Star Trek Beyond out, and with it, Rihanna’s new single from the film’s soundtrack, titled “Sledgehammer.” And while there isn’t a lot of new information in the trailer itself (the Enterprise is still getting ripped to shreds; Idris Elba’s blue-faced reptilian villain is still representing the part of space where “the frontier ...

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TRAILER: Westworld

Collider sets up the clip: HBO has just released a new trailer for the highly anticipated new sci-fi drama series Westworld. Executive produced by The Dark Knight screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams, Westworld is based on Michael Crichton‘s classic tale of an amusement park where you enter a fake, robot-filled Western realm. The 1973 feature film adaptation ...

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