A would-be aircraft manufacturer says it will run electrically-powered flights within a decade. Wright Electric says it would be able to carry 150 passengers on short-haul flights up to 300 miles, with London to Paris the initial route. Electric planes already exist, reaching up to 200 miles per hour, but existing models usually carry only […] The post Comme […]
Over the past four decades, there have been so many Star Wars movies, comics, games, and TV shows that it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all. And that might explain why there are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Star Wars universe. Because no matter how much you think you know, there […] The post 5 Things Most People Still Do […]
Now you can see picard facepalming himself all day long thanks to this Star Trek TNG Picard facepalm mousepad! Have Picard be right there with you the next time you need an epic facepalm. Left your lunch at home? Facepalm. Accidentally replied all? Facepalm. Forgot you were on voice chat with your entire guild and […] The post WANT: Officially-licensed Star […]
Frpm Kawehi: Has someone ever brought you down? Made you question your worth? When I wrote this song, I was sick of people treating me like some silly woman. I needed a Fight Song – and not a lame one telling me that I’m a good person and to be positive – I’m talking about […] The post (Not Another Lame) Fight Song by Kawehi [Video] appeared first on Geeks a […]
14 years after being first introduced, LEGO will soon be releasing an updated version of its Ultimate Collector Series Snowspeeder, adding 250 extra pieces to the model to bring in added details. Official press release: Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember […] The p […]
Ross Marquand who plays Aaron on The Walking Dead is not only a good actor, he’s also a GREAT impersonator. Check him out as he impersonates a bunch of a-list actors in the roles of characters they never played. His Christopher Walken in The Sixth Sense impression is just perfect! Please note that the video […] The post Aaron on The Walking Dead is a Really, […]
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning. –GHOSTDRONE 2.0 Aerial with 4K Sports Camera (iOS/Android Compatible) – $399.99 $284.99 –RFID Blocking Leather Wallet – $18.99 $5.59 (Use Promo Code OMLSOLF9 at Checkout) –Anker SoundBuds NB10 Bluetooth Earbuds Sweatproof, Secure […] The pos […]
Big shocker: turns out Stannis Baratheon felt really bad about slaughtering a bunch of his family members on Game of Thrones and was certain he would go to hell for it, as shown in some recently excised dialogue from his season five death scene. Good, because sacrificing a child to a fire god is a pretty awful thing.Read more...
I wasn’t aware Rupture existed until about an hour ago. That’s when an email came into my inbox touting a tense scifi film with Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishe, and Michael Chiklis, directed by the guy who made Secretary. Yup, I’ll click on that.Read more...
There are several ways to prevent those inevitable wine bottle drips from staining your tablecloth. You can wrap the bottle in a napkin while you pour, just skip the wine glass altogether and drink straight from the bottle, or use your physics degrees to re-engineer the bottle’s spout so it never drips again.Read more...
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Welcome, my post-keteers! This week’s irradiated mailbag is just heaving with questions waiting to be answered by your equally irradiated postman. Should the DC movies introduce New Gods other than Darkseid? Why is Daredevil’s Stick so badass? Plus, Valiant’s movie efforts, half-Vulcan virility, and more. Let’s get to…Read more...
Flash and Supergirl weren’t the only ones breaking out their singing pipes this week. The Magicians went full Les Misérables on Fillory’s path to war, and we’ve got the full song and dance right here.Read more...
This weekend, DC and Warner Bros. will reveal the next trailer for Justice League—and they’re going to spend the next two days reminding you of that with a ton of new posters and little snippets of footage. Here’s the first batch, focusing intensively on Atlantis’ king, Aquaman himself.Read more...
Everyone involved with the new film Life knows exactly what you were thinking. You saw the trailer—people in space being chased by a menacing creature—and immediately assumed, “Great, someone’s ripping off Alien.”Read more...
Much has already been said about Rupert Sanders’ live-action take on Ghost in the Shell. And with the film out next week, there’s more discussion yet to come. We haven’t seen it yet, but no matter what the verdict ends up being on the movie itself, it at least has a really great visual language.Read more...
He’s drawn Steve Jobs as Wolverine, Cyclops, Batman and Little Nemo. And Robert Sikoryak has cast Donald Trump as Solomon Grundy, the Joker, and Titano the Super-Ape, too. You can ask him about his hilariously detailed work right here.Read more...
The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – King Kong 1933 Versus King Kong 1976 Versus King Kong 2005
This is a brand segment to The Monster Scifi Show called “Versus”.
The premise is to talk about and compared the original movie or work versus the remake or updated version. Does the original work still work today? Does the remake outshine the original? I’ll compare the the directors, the actors, the stories, and the music. Which movie will reign supreme?
For this first Versus podcast, I will be talking about King Kong 1933 Versus King Kong 1976 Versus King Kong 2005.
“I regret to announce that — though, as I said, 12 years and 10 months is far too short a time to spend among you — this is the END! I am going. I am leaving NOW! GOODBYE!” [Slips ring on] – Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (paraphrased) When we started SF Signal in 2003, it was because we loved speculative fiction. Having a blog a […]
Helen Lowe, is a novelist, poet, interviewer and blogger whose first novel, Thornspell (Knopf), was published to critical praise in 2008. Her second, The Heir of Night (The Wall Of Night Series, Book One) won the Gemmell Morningstar Award 2012. The sequel, The Gathering Of The Lost, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Legend Award in 2013 and Daughter Of Blood, […]
REVIEW SUMMARY: With a strong cast and genuine sense of fun, the latest entry in Marvel Studios’s superhero story engages and entertains, even if it never offers its audience anything new. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When an operation in Lagos results in the deaths of civilians, Iron Man and Captain America must decide their place in a world that has become i […]
Ada Palmer is a professor in the history department of the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. Her first nonfiction book, Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance, was published in 2014 by Harvard University Press. She is also a composer of folk and Renaissance-tinged a capella music, most of which she performs wi […]
The finalists for the 2016 Locus Awards have been announced! SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Borzoi; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor) FANTASY NOVEL Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear (Tor) The Hou […]
Who’s got time to go through all the monthly SF/F releases and pick the cream of the crop? I do! This week for the Kirkus Reviews blog, I look at The Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books You’ll Want to Read in May. Check it out, won’t you? Related posts: The Best Speculative Fiction Reads for May 2014 Women in Spaaace! (Part 2) Captain Marvel – High […]
Favorite Weapons: Be it Excalibur or the Point of View Gun, Stormbringer or the BFG, weapons in Fantasy and Science Fiction often have a personality and charm all their own, and sometimes are even characters in their own right. Q: What are your favorite weapon, or weapons, in fantasy and science fiction. Here are a couple of additional late correspondents fr […]
In case you missed them, here are The Top SF Signal Posts for April 2016 (excluding the daily link posts and housekeeping posts): See the Ancient Horror of the Lovecraftian Short Film “The Mountains of Madness” How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction? Here’s a Cover Gallery of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books Out in April 200+ SF/F/H eBooks for […]
Interviews & Profiles Black Gate interviews James Stoddard, author of Evenmere. The Guardian interviews Martin Stewart, author of Riverkeep. LightSpeed interviews Tim Pratt, author of “North Over Empty Space” LightSpeed interviews An Owomoyela, author of “Three Points Masculine” The Qwillery interviews Anna Smaill, author of The Chimes. Reading And Writi […]
Last December, Hollywood was hit with the tragic news that Star Wars saga actress Carrie Fisher had passed away. She had already completed filming on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but reports indicated that her character General Leia was meant to have an even bigger role in Star Wars: Episode IX. One of the options […] The post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Will No […]
It’s time for the yearly checkup on Zombieland 2‘s pulse. The sequel to Ruben Fleischer‘s (30 Minutes or Less) kindhearted post-apocalyptic zombie comedy has been talked about and sometimes doubted for the last eight years now. During that time, the stock of film’s stars has risen. Emma Stone recently won an Oscar after the world went nuts for La La Land, wh […]
The minute Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, we knew the studio planned to expand the Star Wars franchise far beyond what we’d already seen. To their credit, they moved quickly: it’s now five years later, and they’re already in production on their third Star Wars movie. Now you can go ahead and mark your calendars for 2032, […] The post Disney CEO Tea […]
We probably won’t see Westworld season 2 until 2018 at the earliest, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any interesting developments between now and then. For starters, Talulah Riley, a supporting actress in the show’s first season, has been given an upgrade to regular cast member for season 2. Let’s talk about what that could mean. […] The post ‘Westworld […]
Before today, the only thing we knew for sure about the young Han Solo movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently filming is that it will follow the galaxy’s most charming scoundrel in his younger days. Now, thanks to an interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger, a few other details about the film’s scope […] The post The Han Solo Movie May Reveal Tha […]
In Star Wars lore, there’s an ancient Jedi prophecy that foretells the coming of “the Chosen One,” a figure who will supposedly destroy the Sith and restore balance to the Force. Discussions about the identity of this mysterious person have raged in fandom for decades, but the most recent episode of Star Wars Rebels has thrown some gasoline on the fire […] T […]
It’s been five years since the last Martin McDonagh film and if the trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is any indication, his next movie is worth the wait. The acclaimed Irish playwright turned filmmaker, whose work has always been a profanity-laced bitter cocktail of tragedy and comedy, has turned his lens toward Middle […] The post ‘Thre […]
UPDATE: Niki Caro clarified her comments on the lack of songs in the Mulan remake. Our original story follows with an update at the end. Ever since Maleficent was released in 2014, Disney has been obsessed with giving their animated classics the live-action remake treatment. However, out of the four that have followed, only Beauty […] The post Disney’s Live- […]
Director/producer Brett Ratner believes that the film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes is the worst thing we have in today’s movie culture. Is Rotten Tomatoes to blame for the destruction of Hollywood’s movie business as Ratner suggests? Of course not. Ratner made the statements while speaking at the Sun Valley Film Festival last weekend, and […] T […]
Andrés Muschietti‘s adaptation It has to impress on several fronts. It has to please the fans of Stephen King‘s original book, which may be the best horror novel ever written. It has to grab those who were traumatized by the TV miniseries adaptation from the early ’90s. It has to be an effective horror movie for […] The post New ‘It’ Image Lives in the Gutte […]