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News about science fiction on the Internet.

  • Will TheWB Be Your New Favorite Website? The WB launches a new video on demand website, and adds your favorite Science Fiction shows.
  • Pyr’s blog now a group effort
  • Gemini Division, an NBC web series, has gone live.
  • The Fate of Short Fiction Online. Gordon Van Gelder, editor of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, wants your input.
  • Sites of the Week: Batman on Film (AMC SciFi…

There’s No Such Thing as Science Fiction Fandom

Okay that’s a sweeping simplification. It would be more accurate to claim that there’s no such thing as a single unifying science fiction fandom.

I think there’s a strong case to be made that historically there used to be one. The one that formed around the pulp magazines, that essentially created WorldCon and the Hugos. Members of that fandom were at one time a pretty good example of the average…

Is Star Wars: The Clone Wars A Failure?

George Lucas’ animated movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars as mustered a meager $15 million in its first three days of release and an even less impressive $25 million worldwide. It’s also produce some of the strongest splits in opinion of any Star Wars movie. There are some who loved it, but an equal number hated it.

Critical response has been even worse, with overwhelmingly negative reviews and particular criticism reserved…

5 funniest episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

5. MST3K: The Movie. Although theatrically released, this is essentially no different from the television program: the wrap around segment with the evil Doctor Clayton Forrester is kind of lame, but Mike and the ‘bots (Crow and Gypsy) are in top form as they ridicule This Island Earth, a 1950’s alien invasion flick.

4. Shorts, Volumes 1 & 2. Ok, so the shorts don’t really qualify as a proper episode of MST3K,…

Booster Gold #11
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Dan Jurgens
Publisher: DC Comics

How do you follow up a fan pleasing multi-issue storyline that reunited Booster Gold with the Blue Beetle? Well for a start you bring back his twin sister (end of last issue) and then you just throw him head first into a new crisis. Pretty much business as usual then.

To be fair there had to be some downtime after that last story-arc…

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