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Bear with

So we are running a wee bit behind schedule, to say the least – and this is not the final theme (it’s a bit of a butchery of the surprisingly nice WordPress Twenty Thirteen theme actually.)

So bear with while we get the old articles up and running. I’ll be posting sporadic updates as we get more things online – and eventually we will have the full and proper lovely theme but that might not be for some time yet! :)

And yes all the images are broken. And some colours are wrong :D Exciting isn’t it!

Blood and Chrome Trailer

It looked like this was never happening, and while I remain mixed on whether BSG really needs prequels – it’s nice to see it will finally get its debut. The two hour film about the first Cylon War will be aired online on Machinima Prime in 10-12 minute chunks starting on the 9th of November 2012, at some future distant point it will be aired as intended as a complete film.

And I admit it does look pretty sparkly.

The Old Republic

Something I’ve been watching with some interest across the course of the last year or so has been the developments of SWTOR, or Star Wars: The Old Republic. Which is the upcoming MMORPG from Bioware, set several thousand years before the events of the original Star Wars films, and several hundred years after the Knights of the Old Republic game – one of the finest Star Wars games.

All eight classes have now been announced for the game, take a peek. Continue reading The Old Republic

Syfy, striving to Imagine Greater

You may recall I had a rather extensive rant when I first learned of the SCI FI Channel’s plans to become Syfy (I may start pronouncing this Siffy, though I am assured this nonsense word is phonetically the same as sci-fi).

Well It would be remiss of me not to take another look closer to the launch date, they’ve unveiled the House of Imagination, a promo to demonstrate the new look and feel of the new and better Syfy. Overall impressions? Exactly as feared so far I’m afraid. Continue reading Syfy, striving to Imagine Greater

Nautilus 2009?

In keeping with one of our earlier post, we like it when current concepts meet what would once look like concept art within science fiction. I think it’s incredible things like this are being designed, although these yachts probably cost more money than I’ll ever see in my lifetime, but I love the sweeping organic design of these two yachts by Schöpfer Yachts. Jump ahead to see more renders of these beauties. Continue reading Nautilus 2009?

“We’re back, baby!”

Not just SGN, (though we will be returning to slightly more frequent posting) but Futurama will finally be returning to the small screen following the success of DVD sales for the show and it’s four recent movies.

26 new episodes will air next year on Comedy Central in the US, 7 years after it was cancelled by asinine morons at Box Fox. Now I wonder if we can get anyone ground into a fine pink powder…

BBC News on Futurama’s return
Futurama on Comedy Central

Battle for Terra

“I believe in our darkest hour the very qualities
which made us great will make us strong.”

Lovely looking independent CGI movie, in which humanity are the aggressors due to losing Earth and having no choices left, and sweet fluffy alien pacifists are about to get stomped by us. Apparently sharing the planet never occurred to us. Not sure whether it’ll be as dark as it potentially could be but the trailer looks stunning. Continue reading Battle for Terra

Syfy. Right.

As some of you will already have seen, the Sci Fi Channel is planning on rebranding to become Syfy, in what they claim will let them own their own brand for once… Not at all the fact they want to become more generic and resent their geeky roots and all associated myths about science fiction fans.

Never mind the fact that the channel has had its best year ever, and the fact it’s a relatively specialised channel with a much broader appeal than it itself seems to want to believe. Continue reading Syfy. Right.

“We can save this world.”

Well it’s upon us finally. A film that has the potential to be breathtaking (for better or worse) it’s certainly one of the most anticipated movies of 2009 and it’s only March! Watchmen is out on Friday (6th March 2009) I don’t have anything particular to comment on it yet, I’m excited but trying to resist deciding anything before seeing it. The two cinematic trailers are over the jump. Continue reading “We can save this world.”