March 10, 2018 • Fiction, Quirk Kids, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television
Harness your inner slayer! Today is the first-ever Slay Day, a day to pay homage to one of the greatest female heroines to exist—Buffy! We encourage you to celebrate the people who help you slay in your own life, and keep an eye out for Buffy-themed prizes from Fox all day long! (Oh, and don't forget to have an epic Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon.)
In honor of Slay Day, here are some process shots from the upcoming picture book Buffy the Vampire Slayer illustrated by Kim Smith!
December 18, 2017 • Comics, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Star Wars
It's December again, which means of all things going on, the most important is a new Star Wars movie. There's also some holiday which is rumored to be right around the corner, but that takes a close second to the continued stories of the Skywalker family. We wanted to take a look at some other pop culture characters who are the last of their kind.
November 17, 2017 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
In Andrew DeGraff’s book Cinemaps, readers can track Marty McFly’s geographical journey through three different versions of Hill Valley, California, but there’s another aspect of Marty’s travel that can’t be captured geographically: his travel through time.
October 23, 2017 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Michael Crichton may be the author responsible for some of the most beloved and iconic science fiction on shelves today, but for some reason, his work hasn’t always weathered the jump to screen very well. While Jurassic Park endures as a modern classic, and Westworld is enjoying new life as a critically acclaimed HBO original series, most of Crichton’s sci-fi stumbled in the transition from page to screen. The screenplays often made sweeping changes to the stories and characters of the novels, the effects couldn’t keep up with the imaginative visuals described in the books, and talented actors were often stuck with clunky dialogue and ridiculous, nonsensical plots. Furthermore, while Crichton’s novels forced the reader to grapple with complex questions about humanity, cause and effect, communication, nature, and more, the movies rarely concerned themselves with such thoughtful reflection, retreating instead into spectacle and action and abandoning the very things that made the novels great.
However, now that special effects technology has evolved and filmmakers are increasingly making riskier, more cerebral films, perhaps we are due for a Crichton renaissance. Hollywood is already keen on revisiting many of the films and TV shows of yesteryears, so taking another cinematic swing at a few of Crichton’s novels seems like a natural next step.
October 4, 2017 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television
Blade Runner 2049 is about to hit theaters, and while the reviews have been good, what we’re really interested in is whether or not it will give us a definitive answer to the question posed by the original movie: is Deckard a replicant? (And if so, why does he age?)
As we gear up to re-enter Blade Runner’s world of dark intrigue and murderous androids, let’s take a look at a few more of the best humanoid robots that pop culture has to offer.