Written by: Michael Hickerson (Farpoint Media News Director and long-time “Doctor Who” fan). So, you’ve just finished watching “Planet of the Dead” for the tenth time, memorized the trailer for “Waters of Mars” and have analyzed every last nuance out of the scenes included and the potential anagram. And now you’ve got about seven to […]
Warning: This editorial has SPOILERS for several films including Inception, Red and Kick-Ass. If you haven’t seen them yet, you may want to watch them first and then read this…. [Read more…]
Last week, we recommended a few DVDs and Blu-Rays for your holiday consideration. Now we’re back with the next installment of our gift guide to tell you about some other cool items you can get the genre fan in your life (or put on your holiday wish list). Books Gardens of the Moon by Steven […]
As the old song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”
With the holiday season approaching, you may be wondering what is the perfect gift to get the sci-fi and fantasy fan in your life. Well, we have a few suggestions for you. The Slice of SciFi family has put together a list of holiday gift suggestions (whether for you, the genre fan in your life or you just want to treat us!) [Read more…]
“A landmark technical achievement”, “A stunning visual experience”, “A wonder to behold”.
You would have thought I would have learned my lesson with Titanic. [Read more…]
At a time when the average person doesn’t know what to fear most—terrorism, global warming, pandemics like cholera, economic collapse, random gun violence, rogue nuclear weapons—zombies are the monster du jour, encompassing all those things. [Read more…]
PANDEMONIUM. That’s what erupted at the Star Wars Celebration at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center this August 14, when to cap the exuberant four-day celebration of all things Star Wars, the legendary filmmaker George Lucas appeared to join The Daily Show’s host Jon Stewart for a wide-ranging conversation about the Star Wars saga. [Read more…]
If you felt a disturbance in the Force, that’s because at the Star Wars Celebration held last weekend in Orange County, Florida George Lucas and Mark Hamill introduced a brief sequence that was deleted from the opening moments of Return of the Jedi.
Prepare to have your mind blown. (And as we know from The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon, once a mind is blown “it can not be re-blown.”) You’ve been warned. [Read more…]
On TV’s “The Big Bang Theory,” actor Wil Wheaton plays an evil version of himself, serving as a nemesis to Jim Parson’s Dr. Sheldon Cooper. In one memorable appearance, the evil Wil pretends to apologize to Sheldon for failing to appear at a convention, only to turn the tables on Sheldon in a strategy game.
Our next story just shows how evil Wil is a character on TV and that the real Wil Wheaton is a pretty cool guy. [Read more…]
A comment on Voice Mail Show #271 got me to ponder about the books I’ve accumulated in 27 years of reading science fiction.
And not just books; I subscribed to the Analog of Science Fiction & Science Fact shortly after being introduced to Science Fiction, and have kept every issue since. [Read more…]
Fans obsessed with their favorite television, movie or novel franchise is nothing new. But when it comes the obsession that some fans feel for the “Twilight” saga, it could be a perfect storm for a new type of obsession and addiction. [Read more…]
SciFi Wire has an interesting article today that lists six series genre shows they say were ruined by their finale (in this case, ruining the show to the point of making rewatching the entire series impossible).
Among the shows are the original UK “Life on Mars,” “Quantum Leap,” “The Prisoner” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” “The X-Files” and the modern “Battlestar: Galactica.” [Read more…]