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Axanar Fan Film Lawsuit Settles Out of Court

Back in May, 2016 we naively reported that CBS/Paramount would drop their lawsuit against the Axanar movie based on a quote from J.J. Abrams. Since the lawsuit proceeded, I elected to cease reporting on this lawsuit until there was a conclusion. It appears that the resulting Axnar movie that results will be different than the original vision, but the production …

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Lys Galati’s 7 of the Best

Written by Lys Galati Flash Gordon After I fell asleep at girl-friendly flicks (such as Black Beauty) at about 6 or 7 years old, my dad decided to try something more in his wheelhouse (sci-fi,) so we went to see Flash Gordon. I was MESMERIZED. The Queen soundtrack, the visuals, and Ming’s green blood still give me rushes of childhood …

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Joshua Wardrop’s 7 of the Best

Written by Joshua Wardrop Edge of Tomorrow I have heard countless times ‘this isn’t as good as the novel’ and I wouldn’t know, nor do I care. This was a complete surprise romp for me. I had no idea going in what it was gonna be about, and just wanted any decent action film with sci-fi elements. And it was …

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Sneak Peek: X-O MANOWAR #1

Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O MANOWAR #1 – On Sale March 22nd! Visionary Creators Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello Begin An Awe-Inspiring Space Epic in 2017’s Biggest New Series Debut Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times …

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Book Retort: JACKBOOT & IRONHEEL #1

IDW’s Supernatural WWII Tale Grips You Written by Joe Bingaman David “Max” Millgate, whose work you may have seen in Heavy Metal magazine, has captured the essence of a classic World War Two Nazis-Meet-Supernatural with Jackboot & Ironheel, a new book from IDW. The story grips you from the start. The protagonist, Eddie Neale, briefly reminisces about wanting to be …

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DIY Dragon Eggs

I admit, I may not be the most normal person. When helping out with youth programming for a local sci-fi/fantasy convention, I came up with this idea, which was inspired by Easter. The raw materials were also inspired by Easter, which means finding the eggs for this project is quite easy and cheap if it’s after Easter.   Step 1: …

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Book Retort: HABITAT

Clocking in at 96 pages, HABITAT is the sci-fi graphic novel that answers the question “What could happen if thousands of people on board a spacecraft were left to their own devices for too long a period of time?” Readers meet the tale’s protagonist right away (Cho;) a new recruit of the Habitat Security force (“HabSec”.) Until recently, Cho was …

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Stu Perrins’ 7 of the Best

Written by Stu Perrins STAR WARS I know it’s an obvious choice but that doesn’t make it any less important. It’s one of those things like Batman (more of whom later) where I honestly can’t remember not liking it, it’s almost as if this stuff is somehow ingrained in my soul in some way. I recently watched the original trilogy …

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Book Retort: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS: ENEMIES AMONG US #1

Written by carlos a. s. lising There’s some truth in the adage:  It’s not so much the story itself that matters – it’s how you tell it that makes the difference.  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT:  IRIS, ENEMIES AMONG US #1 goes some way to prove that truism.  The basic premise of a young girl trained to become a living weapon and professional killer …

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Jim Ward’s 7 of the Best

The Helmsman, by Bill Baldwin It’s a great science fiction series in the grand tradition of Space Opera. The novel begins as Brim—a 21-year-old SubLieutenant in the Imperial Fleet—arrives at the Eorean Starwharves, a maintenance complex within the planet-spanning Fleet base on watery Gimmas-Haefdon. On first assignment since receiving his commission, Brim is fresh from The Helmsman’s Academy, where he weathered …