Today at San Diego Comic-Con, the Syfy Channel hosted a panel with its cast and crew for its upcoming space horror show, Nightflyers, and showed off the first full trailer for the series. The show, based on a novella by George R.R. Martin, teases the horrors that the crew of an interstellar spacecraft face when they embark on their mission. When we got a first look at the show in March, Martin said that it would be like “Psycho in space.” This new trailer teases out a bit more of the story: Earth is dying, the crew of the Nightflyer is going further into space than anyone has before, and it is humanity’s only hope of survival. But once the mission gets underway, there’s a “malfunction” that kills several people, and the crew begins to realize that there’s something wrong with the ship, and that it can’t return to Earth. In Martin’s original novella, the crew is bound for an alien spacecraft, and we’ll see how that figures … [Read more...] about Watch the first trailer for Nightflyers, the George R.R. Martin space horror show
During the 10th Anniversary Clone Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con, creator and producer Dave Filoni announced that the show would return on Disney’s streaming service, finishing off the story that was widely considered to be left hanging after the show’s abrupt cancellation in 2013. From 2008 to 2013, The Clone Wars ran on Cartoon Network, revealing the massive war that took place between the theatrical, live-action movies Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It featured existing characters such as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as a number of original fan-favorite characters, including Anakin’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. In 2013, Lucasfilm announced that it was “winding down” the show, eventually sending its final, six-episode season to Netflix, while another unfinished story arc was written up as a novel, Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple. Lucasfilm and Disney then focused on creating a … [Read more...] about Disney is bringing back Star Wars: The Clone Wars
If you were going to see an emoji musical, would you expect to see anthropomorphized emoji dying onstage? Would you expect to be asked angsty questions like “What if none of this matters?” by a woman in a Mountain Dew-colored wig? It doesn’t matter what you expect, since you can’t control what happens to you, and neither can I. Emojiland, a new stage musical written by Keith and Laura Nicole Harrison, is written to make this perfectly clear. Emojiland is being staged through July 22nd as part of the New York Musical Festival. People in the New York area who love death or appreciate spectacle, no matter the form, can walk through Times Square past the Port Authority Bus Terminal, past 9th Avenue and its somewhat fake-looking rectories, and wind up at the Acorn Theatre, which is basically a series of well-kept stairwells and a 200-seat auditorium. There, you can pay $13.75 to experience two and a half hours of existential terror. To be fair, Emojiland’s … [Read more...] about Why is Emojiland so concerned with the inner lives of emoji?
Doctor Who’s upcoming 11th season got a new trailer at Comic-Con 2018, and much like the teaser aired during the World Cup final last week, the focus is all on the three new companions that will be accompanying Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor on her journeys through time and space. “All of this is new to me,” intones the Doctor in a voiceover, “New faces, new worlds, new times,” — a fitting sentiment, given that the long-running British sci-fi show is entering an entirely new era: along with Whittaker beginning her run as the Doctor, Chris Chibnall is taking the helm behind the scenes as the new showrunnner. Whittaker is also the first woman to play the role of Doctor, taking over for Peter Capaldi, who portrayed the Twelfth Doctor for the past few seasons. The new trailer doesn’t give away much — just a few clips of the Doctor, a glimpse of her new sonic screwdriver, some presumably alien landscapes, and a couple of shots of … [Read more...] about Doctor Who’s Thirteenth Doctor looks for some new best friends in latest trailer
There are no character classes in Fortnite: you, and every other player, are out there to kill your opponents and survive with your teammates. But the latest Fortnite sketch from Sushii Films imagines another way: what if you played Fortnite as a dedicated medic instead? The concept alone is already fantastic, putting a spin on Fortnite’s gameplay by trying to save as many teammates as possible instead of just simply murdering your opponents. Throughout the two minute short, we see the roleplaying medic pull off all kinds of amazing feats: skillfully drifting through a hail of bullets, expertly jumping in with a perfectly placed wall to save a teammate, and rolling up in one of the newly added golf carts to ferry players away from the encroaching storm. There’s even a makeshift field hospital, stocked to the brim with bandages, shield potions, and health packs. All delivered with a calm, professional salute. But what really elevates Sushii Films’ short is the sheer … [Read more...] about This incredible fan video asks users to join the Fortnite Medic Corps in their next team game