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Tue
Apr 15 2014 8:00am

Disney Firefly fanart

Awww, Stephen Byrne, you have looked into our hearts and created the thing we most want to see! There’s a horse!!! And Lil’ River!!! And a real firefly!!!

Morning Roundup is still taking a series of deep breaths after that Game of Thrones episode, so you may need to give us a minute. But, we’ve got news about Peggy Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a graphic novel first, and a doc about making it as an illustrator!

[Plus an uninterrupted cover of “Rains of Castamere!”]

Mon
Apr 7 2014 10:00am

Firefly, Mal, Zoe

I’m about to commit fandom suicide here, but I suppose if you’re gonna go… death by Browncoat isn’t too bad?

Look, Firefly is great. I would never dispute that—in fact, I consider myself a fan of the show overall. But it’s not The Best, and I’m still really confused about how it is constantly touted as such. Incredibly confused. And I can’t help but think that shimmery gossamer cloaking it has so much to do with it’s early death.

[Burn the land and boil the sea, you can’t take the sky from me….]

Tue
Feb 4 2014 9:00am

The new Doctor is learning how to hug! Maybe? He doesn’t look so sure of this enterprise. But what of those rings he’s wearing? Did his new body just come equipped with accessories? Is River behind this somehow?

Today’s Morning Roundup is full of wonder! We always love Benedict Cumberbatch, but never more than when he’s surrounded by Muppets. Steven Moffat performs a post-mortem on Sherlock, and we have the greatest social media interaction of all time.

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Wed
Nov 6 2013 11:00am

Villain Fashion, White Witch, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Tilda Swinton

One of the perks of being evil—you can dress however you like. From fine couture to outrageous false eyelashes, many villains express their freedom from wholesome heroics by creating wardrobes that match their inner diabolical divas. Here are some of the best dressed baddies from across genre.

[If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.]

Tue
Oct 15 2013 2:00pm

Firefly: Leaves on the Wind Firefly season 2 post-Serenity

During this year’s New York Comic Con Dark Horse Comics revealed that the adventures of Mal and Jayne and Zoe and River and Simon and Kaylee and Inara will finally continue past the movie Serenity...in comic form! The first issue of Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64—Leaves on the Wind hits shelves on January 29th, 2014.

Now that we’re getting new adventures, what do we want to see happen? The Tor dot crew has some ideas....

[Consensus: Bring Saffron back]

Tue
Oct 1 2013 8:00am

Spaceship comparison size Dirk Loechel

Dirk Loechel is apparently a very patient man. This is just an extremely small sample of his still in-progress chart comparing images of every starship ever  so you can see how the Enterprise stacks up against Spaceball One, or how Cygnus from The Black Hole compares to Galactica (either one!). And if you stare at it long enough, the tiny stars that appear before your eyes will make the whole experience even more realistic.

In today’s Morning Roundup we’ve got an update on Doctor Who, some ambiguous news about John Constantine, and a hero who wants to fight addiction!

[Plus a police officer with a new genre-inspired nickname...]

Thu
Sep 26 2013 8:00am

Batman quit procrastinatingWe saw this inspirational Batman image yesterday and were immediately galvanized into action. Our novel is being worked on for the first time in years. Our screenplay is getting a new draft. Our guitar is re-tuned and ready to rock. We are going to make some ART, ya’ll, because otherwise Batman will PUNCH US.

This not the motivation we deserve, but the one that we needed.

We’re going to level with you, this morning’s links roundup is weird. It features a real person named Odolphus Ham Waddle, machines taking over everything, and Firefly season 2. Yes, that Firefly. Yes, that season 2.

[Go forth!]

Tue
Sep 10 2013 10:00am

Joss Whedon the Avengers Captain America shield

Joss Whedon is brilliant. He is awesome. In my personal opinion, he is the second greatest storyteller in the history of the Western world. He is a master of giving audiences what they need, not what they want, and succeeds in creating poignant, provocative stories with memorable characters and worlds that connect with the human experience on primal levels. And judging by the commercial struggles of some of his work, he’s been admirably uncompromising in this pursuit. Even when he’s not quite perfect, there’s always some small shred of genius shining through his ambitions. People can be overly and unnecessarily critical with an artist of his caliber—look at the initial reaction to Dollhouse—but I have remained steadfast in my nearly unflinching faith in his abilities.

And I am utterly terrified for Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Mon
Sep 9 2013 1:30pm

Nathan Fillion has started an appropriately adorable motorcycle gang! After he posted this photo of the sweet bikes he and his Castle costars ride to work on his WhoSay account, he got an immediate request from fellow captain William Shatner, who wanted to be part of the gang! And Fillion gave him the only proper response: “Join? You’re the leader of the pack.”

[And then the fans got in on the fun!]

Wed
Aug 28 2013 8:00am

The Avengers Netflix description

Tumblr user Animateher posted this wonderful screenshot from Netflix, which is possibly the greatest description of The Avengers we’ve ever seen. Presumably the Hulk has to be one of the frogs, given the green color palette and all, and obviously Thor’s the puppy, with that cute scrunched-up face and floppy hair. And maybe, as Animateher suggests, the Ferris wheel is alcohol, the firefly is Tony Stark, and this is all a coded message about addiction? Or is the “firefly” actually Serenity, making the Ferris wheel the constant pressure from fans wanting Firefly to come back, even though Joss Whedon has moved on to new projects, such as, um, The Avengers?

Morning Roundup can offer no answers. What we can offer is a tribute to Bill Watterson, the true history of the theremin, and a couple of Doctor Who actors snogging.

[Oh, and a dinosaur!]

Thu
Aug 1 2013 2:00pm

When we first learned of an official Firefly MMO announcement happening at Comic Con, our inner Browncoats got the best of us—visions of a reunited crew, space piracy, and ship warfare in an MMO-verse danced in our heads, despite best attempts at checked enthusiasm. Then, the announcement came, and well, it pretty much checked all our enthusiasm for us. Fortunately, Firefly Online wasn’t the only gaming news coming out of Comic Con. Our very own Theresa DeLucci walked the floors and returned with tales of pirates, ships, ancient Rome, and cunning hats.

[Pirates, male booth babes, and a son of Rome ahead!]

Tue
Jul 16 2013 12:30pm

Don't Touch That Dial Summer Reruns

Welcome to “Don’t Touch That Dial,” a series in which I, your friendly neighborhood television addict, break down some of the shows screaming for your attention. In this very special two-part episode we’re covering summer reruns: shows that have ended but deserve to be seen. I already told you what’s new this summer and what television I’m pulling out of my back catalogue to fill in the long days and warm nights. Now we’re diving a little deeper. Part 1 tackles SFF, from serious drama to space western comedy to sexyfuntime aliens to Mark Frost and David Lynch are out of their frakking minds. Be warned, these reviews contain moderate SPOILERS, nothing worse than what you’d get by checking out the show’s summary on its network site, but still, don’t come into this post expecting to keep your televisual virginity intact.

[Is it bad that when I think of Jewel Staite my mind immediately goes to Catalina from Space Cases?]

Fri
Jun 28 2013 5:15pm

Nathan Fillion TARDIS Serenity GPS Garmin

Are you driving this summer? Perhaps you’re bored with normal GPS navigation images, and you’d like to make your roadtrip a little more epic? The site Geeks are Sexy used one of the images provided by Garmin Heaven, and turned their car into a TARDIS! You can do almost anything with your car’s avatar, like converting it into, um, Avatar, or the Millennium Falcon, a Cylon ship, two different Batmobiles, a lightcycle, or even Wall-E and Eve. (We must decry their deplorable lack of rocketships, however.)

[And it’s all thanks to Nathan Fillion]

Wed
Jun 5 2013 8:00am

Game of Thrones Rains of Castamere Grey Worm Daario Jorah Mormont teamwork drawing WJApple

Game of Thrones episode “The Rains of Castamere” can’t stop/won’t stop! The internet continues to react to the SPOILERS of the century year month week, but if we may we’d like to take a moment to enjoy Redditor WJApple’s visualization of a moment we never quite saw in the episode.

The happy face on Jorah’s belt is just... the best.

Your Morning Roundup is dooming Firefly to the final death while drinking Star Trek brand wine!

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Tue
Apr 30 2013 10:00am

Happily Ever After isn't the only option

There’s a standard theory that seems to crop up whenever one starts talking about what makes a good story. It doesn’t just affect books, either, trickling its way through film and TV shows. This theory suggests that every story should end with a Happily Ever After (or HEA, for short). In a romance, your main characters find love, commit, and when the book ends, you know they’ll be happy and in love forever—in fact, there should be very little doubt.

If we’re talking classic action movie, it’s all but demanded that the hero survive the chaos, achieve his goals in the end, bring down the bad guy, and then (let’s face it) meet the hot chick he rescued for drinks at a Baja bar. If we’re talking science fiction action, it’s usually about overcoming whatever alien threat is plaguing the main characters and exterminating it. Hooray! We win, minimal casualties, and somebody gets the girl.

Chick flick? Obvious answer: it’s always about the HEA.

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Wed
Apr 17 2013 10:00am

The bicycle guy character from Portlandia exemplifies the bizarre compulsion that some overly snobbish people have in regards to defining what is and is not hip. So when too many people or the wrong people are doing a thing, soon that thing is OVER. And while I hate to be labeled a hipster snob, I think there’s one thing sci-fi movies and television need to stop doing; and that’s having everything be all about Earth. Listen up everyone: having Earth be a big deal in your sci-fi movie or TV show is sooo OVER.

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Wed
Apr 10 2013 8:00am

In this eye-opening article over on Vulture, a sound designer for Jurassic Park reveals that the barking sound made by the raptors is really tortoise sex and the raptor screams come from dolphin sex. The gallimimuses are sounds made by horses in heat. The only g-rated noise is that of the T-Rex, which is really is the sound of a baby elephant slowed down. Here’s the article.

Now that you know that, you can check out all your offsite links with dino noises running through your head. Links include news on District 10, why Dracula was present at the birth the universe and more.

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Mon
Mar 18 2013 8:00am

Artist Denis Medri has reimagined the original Star Wars as an 1980’s teen drama/comedy, partly in the vein of Back to the Future, or a John Hughes movie. Check out Luke Skywalker rocking his Marty McFly vest in this striking image and look at all of Medri’s Star Wars drawings here. 

Highlights of your daily offsite links feature George R. R. Martin telling you what to read, how long we’ll be seeing the new Mary-Jane Watson, plus, the new director of Jurassic Park 4!

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Tue
Feb 26 2013 9:00am

Stephen Colbert Stephen King Shining twins

Here’ssssssssss Stephen! And Stephen! Whoa! Looks like those twins from The Shining grew up to look way different than you’d expect them to turn out. Maybe it’s just that they're wearing a different color and not wearing barrettes anymore? Right? Well whatever the case, it’s good to know they’re still standing around in hallways and at least one of them got a little happier.

[Picture via Random House]

Highlights include of your daily red rum offsite links include:

  1. Before the temporal incursion, Kirk’s dad almost created Entourage.
  2. Retro 70’s sci-fi coming at the X-Men.
  3. Pepper Potts will try to fix you.

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Tue
Feb 5 2013 9:00am

Apparently, an artist by the name of Manuel Preitano was challenged draw Neil Gaiman and the TARDIS from Doctor Who. We love the result, but have an overwhelming desire to print it out and color it. With crayons.

Your daily selection of offsite links are more fun that a coloring book on a camping trip. Highlights include:

  1. Is serial fiction slowly making a comeback?
  2. You might be able to snag Star Trek Into Darkness early.
  3. HULK PLANET.

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