Sunday, 8 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Saturday, 26 October 2013
If you don't get nostalgic after watching this then you're too young. If you grew up in the 70's then this video is guaranteed to make you smile. Thanks to @chris_hewer for posting on Twitter
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Mike Macdonald contacted us to let us know about his latest post on his excellent blog. Mike picked up an old Starlog magazine dated 1978. The magazine previews the next Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Mike says:
"I picked up this little piece of history at an antique store. It's Issue 18 of Starlog Magazine which features a story on the KISS TV Movie "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park" and another feature on Battlestar Galactica. But what caught my eye was the cover blurb, "Star Wars" Sequel."Head over there and check out some more photos and read the article previewing Episode V. http://moikemac.blogspot.ca/
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Kotaku have released a very interesting article on the demise of Lucasarts. Having many sources who was at Lucasarts final days, speak out about the numerous games that was in production but ultimately cancelled. No doubt the biggest disappointment from the article reveals that a special edition of the 90's point n click adventure The Day of the Tentacle was rumoured to be 80% finished.
If this is true then the fact the game got cancelled is more of a crime than the cancelled Star Wars 1313 or any of the other Star Wars games mentioned in the article.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Do you ever wonder if we'll ever see the good old days when quality Sci-fi was all over TV? DS9, Voyager, SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, BSG. Remember when we were spoiled with these quality shows? What happened? Did you get frustrated when big TV studios would cancel your favourite space opera show after just twelve episodes? Or cancel the new Stargate after two seasons just when it was getting good? What would they replace it with? Wrestling or some poorly made Megashark movie. SOS (Space Opera Society) are trying to bring back the glory days. A non profit production studio which will produce original and quality science fiction for the web and possibly more. Now don't be put off thinking that this is a bunch of guys with a camera and a green screen. SOS is a collaboration of writers, producers, SFX gurus and more who love the genre and worked on some of the top sci-fi show ever made. Don't believe me? Check out the video below to see the quality that can be expected.
SOS are currently running an Indegogo campaign and trying to raise approx $200,000 for start up costs. Check out the campaign to see some of the concept artwork that will definitely wet your appetite. We're definitely on board with this and hope SOS meet their goal.
SOS Write: SOS is a response to a distress signal by fans of science fiction around the cosmos to revive the genre, especially the space opera, which has been forgotten over the years. SOS aspires to become THE virtual meeting place for lovers of science fiction, and fans are being invited to participate in the development of projects, to freely discuss their passion in an environment respectful of its fans, and of course to watch our productions. By adopting a crowdfunding mode of financing, and a transparent business model, SOS will go where few production companies have gone before. In this regard, SOS is inspired by New York`s Metropolitan Opera, as the MET Members (fans and opera lovers), and SOS donors (fans and enthusiasts of traditional sci-fi shows), know that their investment will be used for production, and profits will be reinvested in the development and production of new projects. SOS can also count on an outstanding team of international talent (writers, actors, directors, make up artists, production designers, model makers, VFX artists) who have worked on such cult series and movies as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Space: 1999, Stargate, X-files, Dune, Alien, Outland, Tron and many more...
Rob Wainfur @welshslider