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Kin Dza Dza
Arguably, it's the best sci fi comedy ever made and yet it's also the most famous film that nobody has ever heard of! Kin Dza Dza is a giant of science fiction and near the top of all good sci fi movie lists. If you like good, unusual cult sci fi -you need to see this film! Checkout the SadCAST review of Kin Dza Dza or click the links below to see the film on the Mosfilm Youtube channel.
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Author: Christa Faust
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government’s shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic – and the laws of nature.
Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series. The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan–and the alternate universe! Book two will explore how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.
Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon’s Buffy graphic novels continue that series’ official storyline.
Fringe: The Burning Man is the second in a three part series from author, Christa Faust, that dives into the world of the television show Fringe. If you missed our review of the first book that was centered on Walter Bishop, William Bell and Nina Sharp in their college years, entitled Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox, you can find that review here. Even though this is the second book in the series, it has nothing to do with the first book in any way, so you could easily pick this up without having read the first one.
This book centers on Olivia Dunham. It starts in her elementary school years and then skips to when she is 16 and stays there for most of the story. Fans of the show will know that Olivia was the subject of drug experiments when she was a child with the drug Cortexiphan at the hands of Water Bishop. The book stays true to the cannon that she’s not aware on any special abilities as a result of those tests until she is reuinted with Walter on the Fringe team, but goes into accidental cases of her “powers” misfiring throughout her adolescence.
This book assumes that you’ve already watched the show and know what she will be eventually capable of. I enjoyed it much more than the first book, but I could strike that up to having been a girl who lived through adolescence (sadly, without any special abilities) and I can easily relate to the mind set.
Fringe: The Burning Man is a very quick, fun read that adds to the richness of the Fringe world and I would highly recommend that you pick it up if you are a fan of the series.
I give Fringe: The Burning Man Five Out of Five Stars.
Fringe: The Burning Man is available on Amazon! Here’s link!
See larger image Fringe - The Burning Man (Novel #2) (Mass Market Paperback) By (author): Christa Faust
The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature.
Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series. The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe! Book two will explore how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.
Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.
Copyright © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. FRINGE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. List Price: $7.99 USD New From: $4.14 USD In Stock Used from: $2.44 USD In Stock Release date August 6, 2013.
If you’ve been keeping up with our coverage of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy the you know that this is a cast of epic proportions, and shooting has already begun. Now, according to a Twitter update, it looks like James Gunn will be reuniting with a member of his Slither cast for the sci-fi film.
The sci-fi world has enjoyed the talents of Gregg Henry for a while with appearances on Firefly, Star Trek Enterprise and Dollhouse. Now it seems that he will be adding Guardian of the Galaxy to his resume, in a role yet to be announced.
— Gregg Henry (@GreggHenry88) August 19, 2013
We’ll keep you posted on the latest for Guardians of the Galaxy starring John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker which is slated to hit theaters August 1st, 2014.
Production has officially wrapped on Bryan Singer's new epic X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Filmed in Montreal, Canada, with 3D cameras, the movie is due out in May 2014 and brings together cast from the past setting of X-Men: First Class (including Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till) with cast from the original trilogy (including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore).
As principal photography ended on Saturday, the director tweeted a picture from the set showing (below, from left) writer Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer, Hugh Jackman and producer Hutch Parker.
Another still from the production (featured at the top of this article) has also surfaced, showing a 1973 scene with Nicholas Hoult as a very human Beast (the change from the blue furry version seen in First Class will no doubt be explained in the story) alongside Wolverine and McAvoy's Xavier.
The cast also features Josh Helman as a younger version of William Stryker, an anti-mutant military scientist who was also in X2 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In addition, some new characters are introduced including Quicksilver, Warpath, Bishop, Blink and Sunspot.
The story revolves around Wolverine being sent back in time to prevent a terrible future from ever happening. Jackman recently dismissed reports that he had been offered $100 million to play the role in four further films, saying his approach was instead to consider individual projects on their own merits.
Also at the heart of the Days of Future Past story is Peter Dinklage's character Bolivar Trask, who is known to comic book fans as creator of the Sentinels, robots built to protect mankind from the 'threat' of mutants. You can find some background material on the Trask Industries promotional website.
Below are some images released earlier of the Sentinels, one with Bryan Singer, another showing a Sentinel at Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
There's also a couple of Sentinel-themed posters along with stunning posters showing the film's two versions of Xavier and Magneto.
Another recent image tweeted by Singer shows some kind of mutant museum, housing artefacts including what appear to be the coin Magneto used to kill Sebastian Shaw, the first costume worn by Havok, Magneto's original helmet taken from Shaw and one of the wings from Zoe Kravitz's Angel Salvadore.
Little is known about the details of the story, but with nine months to go before release (which will be taken up with post-production work such as adding special effects) we are sure to get plenty more information. Follow Bryan Singer on Twitter for more tidbits and images.
In this eighth month of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited we take a look at eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, who was a part of an American attempt by FOX to reboot the series in 1996 via TV movie. Keep in mind that the Doctor hadn’t graced the screens of our televisions since 1989 and wouldn’t do so again until 2005.
It starts with the regeneration of the seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and is self-contained, without a major cliffhanger.
TV Spot: Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – Paul McGann
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Eighth Doctor premiers on Saturday August 31st at 8/7 on BBC America followed by the classic Paul McGann TV movie Doctor Who: The TV Movie.
Once Upon a Time will be welcoming a new character to the show in the upcoming season, though we don’t know for sure if she’ll be in Neverland or in Storybrooke. Co-showrunner Adam Horowitz confirmed the casting via Twitter, and based on the tweet, it’s possible we’ll be meeting her on the way to Neverland:
— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) August 16, 2013
Excited 2 finally be able to share that I will be swimming into @OnceABC as ‘Ariel’! So honored 2 be able to play such a beloved character!
— JoAnna Garcia (@JoAnnaLGarcia) August 16, 2013
Totally overwhelmed by this love! I have been an enormous fan of @OnceABC 4 so long! Grateful 2 have the support of all of its beloved fans!
— JoAnna Garcia (@JoAnnaLGarcia) August 17, 2013
She does look pretty Disney Princess-y and appropriately adorable, though the character is certain to have some sort of edge or unexpected twist. This is Once Upon a Time so you know they’ll change up this character; I’m looking forward to seeing just exactly how.
Adam Horowitz has also been tweeting titles of episodes; here’s the latest:
— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) August 18, 2013
Hmmm… the Blue Fairy was a nun in Storybrooke before the magic returned… Nah. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
If you checked out my review of Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, you’ll recall the following two featurettes. They’re both a treat:
Featurette: Once Upon a Time – Season Two Bonus Featurette: Women of Once Upon a Time
I thought I had all the relationships sorted, but this reminded me of a few I hadn’t thought through:
Featurette: Once Upon a Time – Season Two Bonus Featurette: A Fractured Family Tree
So, obtain and rewatch Season 2, and get ready for the Season 3 premiere, it’ll be here before we know it.
Once Upon a Time, starring Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Jared Gilmore, Colin O’Donoghue, Meaghan Ohry, Raphael Sbarge, and JoAnna Garcia, premieres Sunday, September 29 at 8/7c, and has its midseason premiere on Sunday, March 9 at 8/7c on ABC.
My favorite aspect of Under the Dome, and really of any show that features it, is the creepiness factor. I love creepy. Under the Dome offers an interesting look at what can happen to people in a captive environment, and features some great performances, but really it’s weirdness of the dome that rings my geeky bell.
Happily, we’re gonna get that this week, according to the TV spot and clip:
TV Spot: Under the Dome – The Fourth Hand
Clip: Under the Dome – The Fourth Hand
Don’t stop there! Thank goodness it airs tonight.
And here’s a nice bonus: Rachelle Lefevre recorded a live chat recently about her role as Julia. Here it is for your perusal:
Featurette: Under the Dome – Live Chat featuring Rachelle Lefevre
Under the Dome, starring Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Nicholas Strong, airs Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.