The revival of The X-Files was a mixed bag. The tenth season brought us one of the most brilliant episodes of the series ever produced… and it also brought along some of the worst. That includes a cliff hanger ending, which sure was a kicker to everyone who believed that the tenth season was going to wrap up the show. Well, the series is coming back for another revival season, and Fox has released a trailer for it.
It looks like one of the major focuses of the season will be William, the son of Mulder and Scully who somehow never got mentioned last season. Honestly, I don’t know how much I care about William, but it would be super weird if he never came up again. I just can’t help but think about the fact that due to various TV crossovers, that the pandemic cliff hanger of season 10 technically happened on Law & Order: SVU too. Like, how did Ice-T deal with that?
Look, I’m going to be straight with you here — I really want to like the upcoming Justice League movie, but I can’t help but be super skeptical about it. So with yet another trailer dropping this last weekend, all I could say was “huh.” I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am totally seeing this movie in theaters. Wonder Woman build enough goodwill for the DCEU for me to give it another shot.
But I’m not bouncing around in my seat or anything.
The latest trailer seems to focus on the long shadow cast by Superman’s passing in Batman v. Superman, which falls in line with the rest of the marketing. I do hope Ben Affleck sticks around for more movies after this one, because he’s really well cast as the Dark Knight. I just want to see him play the part with some better material to work with. I guess we’ll see how this movie goes?
Look, we love the movie Pacific Rim here at Nerd & Tie, and we’re not afraid to sing its praises for days. So, needless to say, now that we’ve finally got a trailer for the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, some of us are bouncing off the walls with excitement.
Okay, maybe that’s just me.
John Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie, and while our heroes thought they had defeated the Kaiju for good… the monsters have returned. I mean, it’s pretty pain by numbers, but it’s pretty paint by numbers. Personally, I’m into it.
We now have the first trailer for Hulu’s original science fiction comedy Future Man, and it actually looks really funny. Straight up lampshading its Last Starfighter inspiration, it’s about a janitor recruited via a videogame to help a group of people from the future stop the apocalypse.
But where it isn’t aping The Last Starfighter, it’s a timetravel comedy where characters are forced to argue the merit of killing babies and preventing people from getting laid. And honestly? It looks pretty funny.
Netflix’s horror comedy The Babysitter bills itself as “human sacrifice with hot people,” and if the trailer is any indication, it’s truth in advertising. While it starts out by looking like a regular slasher film, it kind of turns the concept on it’s head — the hot teenagers aren’t the victims, but the killers. The official synopsis is pretty straight forward:
The Babysitter, directed by McG, follows Cole (Judah Lewis), who is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). She’s cool and awesome in all the ways Cole is not. One evening while Bee is babysitting, Cole witnesses the unthinkable. Now he must survive a night full of first kisses, first broken hearts, and first encounters with homicidal maniacs (played by Bella Thorne, Andrew Bachelor, Robbie Amell, and Hana Mae Lee).
Honestly, the whole thing looks like it’ll be pretty entertaining.
So hey, remember how a live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie is in development? Yeah, me neither — but it’s apparently still a thing that is happening. After over a year and a half of Sony just sort of sitting on the project though, we finally have some more news about it. And that news is “it’s moving to Paramount.”
Yep, that’s it. That’s the entire story.
Neal H. Moritz and Tim Miller are producing the film, but right now the film doesn’t even have a writer let alone a script. That lack of a script is why it’s hard to say anything about this movie beyond “why are they making this,” “who the heck is this movie even for,” and “gotta go fast!” I mean, Sonic works great in animated form, but those joined eyes would just look super creepy interacting with the real world. Of course, the only Live Action Sonic I’ll ever accept is H.Bomberguy.
Amazon is doubling (tripling?) down on genre shows for their streaming service it seems, as they are now working on adapting three pretty big properties for television. It’s been announced the company is working on taking Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, Larry Niven’s Ringworld, and Greg Rucka’s Lazarus from the printed page and putting it on the small screen.
Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash is, of course, considered a classic piece of cyberpunk fiction. Paramount is co-producing the adaptation, with Joe Cornish and Frank Marshall on board to executive produce.
Niven’s Ringworld is more of a classic science fiction tale, set in the distant future where a ring-shaped world is discovered beyond “known space.” MGM is co-producing Ringworld.
Lazarus is a comic written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Michael Lark. Set in a dystopian future where the world is divided into territories ruled by 16 families, each family has a “Lazarus” — a highly trained killer who fights a family’s wars and stops uprisings. Rucka will write the series and executive produce alongside Michael Lark and Angela Cheng Caplan.
It was 2005 the last time a new episode of Star Trek aired on TV. Let that sink in.
The franchise has been off the air for more than a decade, and after not only all this time, but also a lackluster 50th Anniversary celebration, fans have been desperate for any new Star Trek. These last couple of weeks would see Trekker’s wishes granted though, not only by the debut of Star Trek: Discovery, but also by The Orville, an obviously Trek-inspired spoof produced by and starring Seth MacFarlane.
Over the last few months, as rumors of issues behind the scenes plagued Discovery‘s PR, some fans joked that with The Orville we would be able to get at least one good Star Trek show. Now that both are out, I think its time to put that theory to the test. We’re going to compare the debut episodes of these two shows to see which one is the better Trek. Continue reading Trek Off: Comparing ‘The Orville’ to ‘Star Trek: Discovery’→
After a good week of speculation, what some saw as inevitable has occurred — Dayton, OH based Time Lord Expo has officially been called off just two weeks before the con’s scheduled date. Convention organizer Patrick Baumgardner took to the con’s official Facebook page and announced the cancellation earlier today:
This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise to most people, as just a few days ago Doctor Who “Superstore” Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey announced they had been told to cancel any guest flights that they had booked for the con (as the store’s owners had gotten heavily involved with the con’s planning), and as a whole pulled out of the convention in response.
The main reason for the cancellation hasn’t been given, but we can make a few guesses. In the official post, Baumgardner said that refunds could immediately be requested, but asked that people wait until Friday evening to do so if possible. If anything screams “we’re out of money,” it’s someone asking you to wait to hit them up for money until what is, for many people, payday.
Update: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey is organizing a free replacement event on Sunday, October 14th. Terry Molloy and Caitlin Blackwood will appear.
In a press release yesterday, Wizard World announced that they were “postponing” five of their remaining seven 2017 shows. While their Austin and Oklahoma City shows will still take place as scheduled, their events in Biloxi, Peoria, Springfield, Montgomery, and Winston-Salem won’t be taking place this year.
Now a normal person would refer to these events as “cancelled,” but I guess saying they’re “postponed” reads better from a PR perspective.
Considering the financial difficulties Wizard World has had over the last few years, it’s hard to be all that surprised. The money made by the company per-show has been down, and the market has kind of reached a saturation point. In the same release, the company has also announced their 2018 lineup of shows, which currently totals at seventeen (though they also said more shows will be added).
How many of those will actually happen remains to be seen.
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