Category: Screen

Legion’s Noah Hawley Will Direct the Next Star Trek Film

It looks like Star Trek 4 isn’t quite dead yet. Deadline (via io9) reports that Noah Hawley, director of Lucy in the Sky and creator of FX’s Legion is in “final talks” to write and direct the next installment of...

/ November 20, 2019

Sleeps With Monsters: Optimism and (Game)Change

When I first heard about L.X. Beckett’s debut novel, the near-future science fiction sprawling cross between espionage thriller, family saga and romance that is Gamechanger, I wasn’t that excited. The cover copy is decidedly bland compared to the contents—so I...

/ November 19, 2019

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Is Getting a Second Season

Amazon’s upcoming Middle-earth series is still years away from debuting on the company’s streaming service, but it’s already granted the series an early second season renewal, according to Deadline. The news isn’t a huge surprise: when Amazon initially acquired the...

/ November 19, 2019

Marvel’s Runaways Gets Season 3 Trailer, Cancelletion

We have some good news and bad news for Runaway fans. Bad news? The series will end with its upcoming third season. Good news? Hulu has just released a trailer for that final season. The series is based on the...

/ November 18, 2019

Watchmen Offers Us a Squid Pro Quo

This week’s Watchmen, “Little Fear of Lightning”, gives us backstory on Looking Glass, as well as a LOT of worldbuilding. It’s my favorite episode so far. Last Week, On Watchmen: So let me begin with a confession: I utterly missed...

/ November 18, 2019

The Mandalorian′s Werner Herzog Would NOT Let Them Take [REDACTED] Away From Him

Don′t you dare try to take [AWESOME NEW CHARACTER] away from Werner Herzog! Disney dropped the second episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+ today, and we got a bit more of a sense of what the show’s titular character is...

/ November 15, 2019

Fantasy Focused on Interiority: Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri

Tasha Suri’s debut novel, Empire of Sand, proved her talent for epic fantasy and skill with characterisation. Two very different (but yet alike) people fought together to escape magical slavery and strike at the heart of centuries-old sorcery that smoothed...

/ November 15, 2019

New Details and Trailers Out for Star Trek’s Animated “Short Treks”

Before the end of 2019, Star Trek will boldly do something it has never done in the 21st century before: Tell stand-alone stories in an animated format. It’s been known for a while that the final two Short Treks of...

/ November 15, 2019

Into the Woods: Shea Ernshaw’s Winterwood

Nora Walker is many things. Isolated, friendless, lonely, a little odd, in tune with nature. The one thing she is not is the very thing other kids taunt her for being: a witch. Generations of Walker women have lived near...

/ November 14, 2019

Amazon Orders Series Adaptation of William Gibson’s The Peripheral

Amazon has officially ordered its adaptation of William Gibson’s 2014 novel The Peripheral to series, with Scott B. Smith and Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy producing, according to Variety. Joy and Nolan are both known for their work...

/ November 13, 2019

Infamous Han-Greedo Showdown Has Been Recut (Again) for Disney+

The Han Greedo scene is legendary for its place in Star Wars history due to the numerous recuts its been subject to as updated versions of Star Wars hit home media. Now, the Han Shot First discourse has been revived...

/ November 12, 2019

DC Universe Has Renewed Titans For a Third Season

WarnerMedia announced today that it has renewed its  live-action superhero DC series Titans for a third season, and that it’ll premiere in 2020. The series is part of a slate of live-action shows (which includes Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and...

/ November 11, 2019

Fear Factor: Equine Edition

Quite often when I talk about my life with horses, listeners will say, “I love horses, but I’m (a little)(a lot) afraid of them.” As often as not they add, “They’re so big!” Horses are big. Even a small Mini...

/ November 11, 2019

Paul Cornell’s Witches of Lychford Series Sweepstakes!

Paul Cornell’s The Lights Go Out in Lychford continues the award-nominated Witches of Lychford series, described by Seanan McGuire as “Beautifully written, perfectly cruel and ultimately kind.” – and we want to send you the entire series!   The borders of Lychford...

/ November 11, 2019

Showtime’s Halo Series Casts its Captain Keyes as it Enters Production

After years of development hell, Showtime’s Halo series is coming, and Variety reports that the project has cast its final three characters as it prepares to enter production. The series is based on the long-running Xbox franchise, which depicts a...

/ November 8, 2019

A Modern Fairy Tale: Nina Allan’s The Dollmaker

If pressed, I’m sure that Nina Allan would say that her new novel, The Dollmaker, takes place in the here and now. I don’t know that I would believe her. The book’s world looks like ours, complete with smartphones and...

/ November 8, 2019

An Artist Chases Dreams in the Afterlife in Pixar’s Soul

We’ve got two incoming Pixar films next year, and the trailer for the second is full of music, dreams, and… death? Take a peek at the first trailer for Soul. Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a middle school band teacher...

/ November 7, 2019

Never Stop Fighting: Natasha Ngan’s Girls of Paper and Fire Series

Natasha Ngan’s latest stunning young adult fantasy series is set in the historical Asia-inspired Kingdom of Ikhara. In the first book, Girls of Paper and Fire, we learn about the three castes: Moon (full animal demon), Steel (half animal demon,...

/ November 6, 2019

Wade in the Water: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Centuries ago, when the slave traders threw pregnant African women overboard, they thought that was the end of their story. They were wrong. The women drowned, but their children did not. Born able to live underwater these merpeople-like beings built...

/ November 5, 2019

11 Moments From Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Series That Would Make Great TV

Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books always seemed like one of those fantasy series that would never see an adaptation. With more than 20 books spanning over 200 years, with the central protagonists growing from teenagers to almost middle age, it seemed...

/ November 4, 2019