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The Terminators – the worst ‘Terminator’ movie EVER August 14, 2009

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theterminators Sure Terminator 3 sucked – and yes Terminator Salvation sucked too – and yeaaah Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles sucked too..

Not of those SUCK arse shows/movies SUCK as bad as The Terminators

This is a straight to DVD release by a bunch of knock-off copyright scam artists –

So no even though you might think that this movie is somehow related to Skynet and John Connor – it’s actually not..though there are some obvious visual and plot resemblances.

SyFy Video – Stargate Universe – Stepping Through the Gate August 13, 2009

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New footage from the first episode of Stargate Universe – AIR – and some thoughts from the cast.

Rly cool stuff – we can hardly wait for this show to be on already!

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V – Returns to TV on Nov 3 with Firefly’s courtesan August 12, 2009

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vV is coming to ABC on Nov 3, 2009 and we’re excited as FRAK to see it.

Will this be a re-imagined masterpiece like Battlestar Galactica?

That’s what we all hope for isn’t it?

Star Wars Dark Times : Blue Harvest – Why the delay Dark Horse?? August 12, 2009

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Dark Horse sure knows how to kill a great comic. Star Wars Dark Times – Blue Harvest first was published in April and there isn’t a second issue until August!!!

I just picked up issue O of Blue Harvest – it just came out – four months after the first issue!!! What the FRAK is the point Dark Horse? Why do you treat your loyal readers with such contempt?

Dark Horse’s moronic publishing schedule aside – Dark Times Blue Harvest is awesome. The art from Doug Wheatley is second to none – the man is the best Star Wars artist working today.

The story – fantastic!! That’s why we want more!! That’s why we want it monthly!!

Superman World Of New Krypton #6 (of 12) August 11, 2009

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Superman New Krypton is a great series and this issue finally puts Kal-El – commander El in his rightful place.

With Zod shot, Commander-El now runs the military!

But the dude that shot Zod ran to Earth..and so now for the first time in months..Superman is coming back to Action Comics and Superman (finally!).

And he’s putting the suit back on – and not the military guild suit either.

This series has taken a real interesting twist with Zod…after all Zod is supposed to be the bad guy right? But he’s not really the bad guy in this series (at least for the most part).

2009 Hugo Award Winners Announced August 10, 2009

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Over the weekend the Hugo Awards were given out at the 2009 Worldcon conference in Montreal.

The Hugo Award was named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, “The Father of Magazine Science Fiction,”. The award is is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)

The Hugo Award, first presented in 1953, celebrate the best in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Recipients are chosen by members of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).

And the winners are:

Best Novel
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)

Best Novella
* “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)

Best Novelette
* “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)

Best Short Story
* “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

Best Related Book
*Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998–2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)

Best Graphic Story
* Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
* WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
* Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen , writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)

Best Editor, Short Form
* Ellen Datlow

Best Editor, Long Form
* David G. Hartwell

Best Professional Artist
* Donato Giancola

Best Semiprozine
* Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Fanzine
* Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima

Best Fan Writer
* Cheryl Morgan

Best Fan Artist
* Frank Wu

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
* David Anthony Durham*

Defying Gravity S01E03 Threshold – This show is starting to SUCK August 10, 2009

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defying The first post-pilot episode (technically episode 3)of Defying Gravity was on Sunday night..and it wasn’t half as good as the pilot.

Instead of telling us who/what Beta is – barely a mention – we get a long drawn out sloooooooooow episode.

Yes the whole bit about libido suppression was interesting – and the halo was an interesting twist –

This show isn’t about action – it’s about human interactions – as we learn to love/like/hate the characters that will be worthwhile – but at this early point – it’s just too early. The show is too slow.

Let’s hope the next episode has more plot development to make us like this show the way we did the pilot.

If you missed the episode – Threshold Amazon’s got for free

Is Rocket Robin Hood headed to the big screen? August 7, 2009

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rocketrobinhoodA lot of buz today on the SciFi scene about a new Science Fiction version of Robin Hood heading for the big screen.

Could it be Rocket Robin Hood?!!!

Rocket Robin Hood is a cult classic late 60′ cartoon – cheesy and campish. But it’s classic and it’s awesome. As a kid, me an my friends would sing the theme song…

“Come gather around me. Space travelers surround me. Hark now to the ballad of Rocket Robin Hood. I may well confound you, astound you, spellbound you, with heroes and villains, the bad and the good. Watch now as our rockets race here from afar. For now, with our Robin, we live on a star. Three. Two. One. Blast off! Band of brothers, marching together. Heads held high in all kinds of weather. With fiery blasts, our roaring rockets rise, beyond the Earth, beyond the skies! At the side of Robin, take your stand, with the gallant leader of our band. Send a joyous shout throughout the land! For Rocket Robin Hood!”

Donate to Strange Horizons – Support Science Fiction! August 6, 2009

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We’re fans of  Strange Horizons here at ShowMeSciFi.com – it has had consistently good science fiction content – and it’s free!

But Strange Horizons needs our help – they’re doing some fund raising now to help keep the site and its online science fiction publications going.

Our little experiment has been more successful than we could ever have expected. We’ve published exciting new material every week since September 2000, and the material in our archives includes fiction from popular authors such as Jo Walton, Elizabeth Bear, Tim Pratt, Sandra McDonald, Jay Lake, and John Scalzi. Stories and poems from Strange Horizons have been reprinted in major anthologies and been shortlisted for major awards, but even after all of that success, we haven’t lost our focus on encouraging new authors. This year alone, we’ve published half a dozen stories from authors who had submitted to us for the first time!

As successful as we’ve been, we still need your help to keep our magazine going. Strange Horizons relies on donations from readers in order to stay in business. We’re trying to raise $7000 in the month of August, and we’re hoping that you, Dear Reader, will help us reach that goal.

You can donate by clicking HERE (redirect to Strange Horizons donate page)

Where SciFi Writers Write – yeaah they’re a bit cluttered. But Piers Anthony isn’t too bad August 5, 2009

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Awesome site called WhereIWrite.org has an amazing collection of pictures of the ‘offices’ of some famous (living) scifi authors.

Here’s one of my fav authors  – Piers Anthony – and his office is one of the most orderly in the whole set.

Syfy Video – Stargate Universe – Stepping Through the Gate August 3, 2009

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Defying Gravity – who is Beta? August 3, 2009

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We’re going to make an early prediction – Defying Gravity- the new ABC sciFi show is going to make it.

The pilot episode(s) were exceptionally well written with awesome pacing and the right mix of flashbacks, forward movement and plot conspiracies.

The biggest mystery now is – who or what is Beta? and where is Antares actually going? It isn’t just on its way to Venus now is it?

Clearly Beta is some kind of sentient alien presence and it’s got some kind of payload on Antares itself (in pod 54). What that payload is – we don’t know, but I suspect it’s something that is so dangerous that it’s unlikely that the crew of Antares will ever make it back to earth.

If you missed the episode on Sunday night – Amazon has got both parts of the pilot avail online now (for Free!). Pilot – Part 2