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Thu
Dec 4 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Burn the Cookies, and Boil the Nog, You Can’t Take the Holidays From Me!

Blastr shared this poignant piece of holiday art: A gingerbread Serenity! The bakers managed an extraordinary amount of detailing in their chosen medium of icing, gumdrops, and delicious gingerbread. Now we just need a tiny Jayne made of Twizzlers!

Morning Roundup has facts about Suicide Squads and Masters of the Universe! Plus, news of Elsa and Anna’s latest adventures, and an argument about the state of Middle-earth.

[And, wait, a Frozen-loving dog?]

Mon
Dec 1 2014 9:00am

Songs That Did (and Didn’t) Work in Genre Movies and TV

Seal Kiss From a Rose Batman Forever

An animated girl-power narrative undermines its entire message with a cringingly cheesy soundtrack. A way-modern band shatters the illusion of a period film. Two superheroes decide to consummate their relationship in-costume, only for the mournful strains of Leonard Cohen to completely kill the mood. Music choice is everything, but especially in genre stories where you have a specific world and tone to match.

Many unsuitable songs are shoehorned into genre movies and television series, the worst ones coming off so anathema to the scene being set that they make viewers say “huh?” Below, we list songs that did that for us, but we also list instances where the music paired with a movie absolutely kills it. Relive the greatness and badness of these songs! (And add your own!)

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Wed
Nov 26 2014 3:00pm

Evil Couture, Inc. — The Best Fashionable Villains!

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.]

Wed
Nov 26 2014 10:00am

7 Things I Want to See Happen in Jurassic World

Jurassic World Chris Pratt

I was going to give Jurassic World a pass. I really was. But, you know, it’s one thing to imagine being able to deny the glory of a dinosaur and another to actually watch dinosaurs galloping across fields in that trailer. Suddenly I’m screaming “I want that!” and apologizing to all of my co-workers. (Again.) Dinosaurs are just cool and I can’t explain why and now suddenly here they are again. I want to go to Jurassic World, the park. I want to watch the big snappysaurus eat a shark while I marnch on a $14 raptor-shaped rice krispie treat. (IRONY.) I want to have an apatosaurus look at me dismissively for a moment before going back to slurping in the river. I want to yell “You shouldn’t be!” at a stegosaurus.

I’ll get what I want, probably. Judging from the trailer, Jurassic World the movie looks pretty capable of showing me the small and large wonders of Jurassic World, the park. But here’s what I want to see in Jurassic World, the movie. (Or as we laymen like to call it, Jurassic World: The Park: The Movie.)

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Tue
Nov 25 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Gleaming the Batcube!

Unreality Magazine shared this shot of The Joker, um, kickflipping over Batman. Yes, this is probably just photoshopped, but we prefer the reality where Heath Ledger—a known skateboard-enthusiast—decided to add a little X-TREME flair to his Dark Knight character. Bottom line: it made us happy, so here you go.

Morning Roundup reminds you that no one can take the sky from you! Also, we’ve got adventures in cloning, and reading suggestions for film lovers.

[Plus: ROBOT DRAGON.]

Tue
Nov 18 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Why So Flemish?

Sacha Goldberger is a French photographer whose latest project is a series of photos called “Super Flemish.” These photos, which were exhibited in Paris in September, combine the iconic images of superheroes and Star Wars characters with the clothing and muted lighting of the Flemish School of the 17th Century. You can see more of the images here!

Morning Roundup comes to you with amazing gifts! Would you like to see Ronan the Accuser dance? Would you like to buy a Batmobile? Or possibly learn new tips for thriving in the coming Zombocalypse? We can give you all these riches, and so many more.

[Or perhaps...try living life as a goat?]

Mon
Nov 17 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: If You’re Gonna Redesign a Film Poster, Why Not Do it with Some Style?

Matt Taylor did a fantastic job with this Back to the Future poster for Mondo! As the artist said:

BTTF is basically my dream project and as such is utterly terrifying, because it is embedded in the public consciousness and has it’s own library of iconography that even people who haven’t seen the film will know.

He seems to have overcome his terror quite well, because even if we’d been living under a rock since 1985, we would see the hell out of this movie!

Morning Roundup brings you more thoughts on Interstellar and its lead, news on Guardians of the Galaxy’s role in the Marvelverse, and the many voices of Benedict Cumberbatch!

[Plus, Christmas comes for the Browncoats! ]

Mon
Oct 27 2014 11:30am

Seven Science-Fiction Heroes with Swashbuckling Swagger

In another time they may have sailed with Blackbeard or Captain Kidd but these anachronistic swashbucklers live in a future of droids, Daleks, and mutants. They are heroes who laugh in the face of death, live to do battle against impossible chances, and know when to toss that one-line quip that sends proceedings up with a wink. Quite often they are hesitant protagonists who seem more prone to shady dealings than noble pursuits, but when the chips are down they rise to the occasion and balance the odds.

Without further ado, here are seven science-fiction heroes with swashbuckling swagger!

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Fri
Aug 29 2014 7:00am

Morning Roundup: Love Makes Superheroes of Us All!

Captain American and Iron Man Cake Topper

Last weekend, two members of the Tor.com extended family combined, Voltron style, to become Kemelsey Basher-Parrot. (At least, we think that’s how marriage works…) So we thought the best way to kick off a holiday weekend was by sharing their EPIC CAKE. Please note that the topper of said cake homages the EARTH 3490 Universe, in which Tony Stark was born female (and for some reason named Natasha Stark? What’s wrong with Antonia?) and Stark’s marriage to Steve Rogers averted the Civil War.

Morning Roundup gives you a definitive ranking of Firefly episodes that we’re sure everyone will agree with 100%! Plus a look at the history of Star Wars edits, and Ridley Scott’s answer to people quite reasonable questions about Exodus.

[And MICE IN SPAAAAAACE]

Tue
Aug 12 2014 11:21am

Li’l Firefly: Featuring Kaylee is the Best Cosplay That Will Ever Exist

BEHOLD THE CUTE. Jewel Staite was recently ambushed by children aiming to misbehave! She posted the evidence on Instagram because she loves us. Mini-River knows how to do her awesome fighting stance perfectly! And and MINI-JAYNE HAS DRAWN FACIAL HAIR ON HIS FACE.

Oh, we need to stare at this forever.

[via Fashionably Geek]

Fri
Jul 25 2014 11:15am

Shiny! Serenity’s Crew Will Reunite Through Firefly Online Roleplaying Game

Firefly Online trailer original cast reunite voices San Diego Comic-Con 2014

We’ve known about the Firefly Online MMO since last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, though details on the Firefly roleplaying game have been scarce. But there’s an encouraging announcement from this year’s SDCC: The original cast is reuniting for the game!

[Click through for the Firefly Online trailer]

Wed
Jul 16 2014 2:00pm

There and Back Again: Our Favorite Forms of Fictional Transport

Hogwarts Express SFF transport

The temperature is climbing here in Manhattan, which has all of us at Tor.com dreaming of getting away for a while. And since we’re on the subject, how cool would it be if you could take the TARDIS to your favorite vacation spot? Soar over the crowds on Miami Beach on the back of your very own dragon, or skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower by apparating yourself straight to the top? If you answered “pretty darn cool” then you, my friend, are correct.

We recently asked the Twitterverse how you’d like to arrive at your favorite summer vacation spot, and we’ve compiled a list of the twelve best forms of fictional transportation based on your answers!

[So grab some Plutonium and let’s get going...]

Tue
Jul 15 2014 2:45pm

Joss Whedon Revives Wash! On...Single Page Firefly “Sequel”

Joss Whedon Firefly doodle napkin Buffy doodle Wash not dead Mal River Coulson

Remember that time Joss Whedon summed up Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a doodle for a fan who asked him to bring the show back? Now Joss has one-upped himself and revived another beloved series—this time a certain space opera, and this time on a piece of notebook paper.

[Wash!]

Mon
Jul 14 2014 4:30pm

Workout Like Your Favorite Superheroes, Spies, and Slayers!

Neila Rey Workout, Spider-Man

We know it can be rough to get our exercise on regularly, and we’re not going to be those Type-A people who try to convince you that it’s totally easy once you get the hang of it. But we stumbled across these awesome workout guides from Neila Rey—all for free, and most of them named for familiar characters that we know and love. There’s a legion of sets named for the spadex-clad, the super bad, and the secret sass-masters we would all like to emulate on certain days of the week.

What we’re saying is, exercising is way more fun if you can pretend to be Peter Parker while doing some weirdly modified push-ups.

[Check it out]

Mon
Jun 23 2014 11:05am

Nathan Fillion is in Guardians of the Galaxy For a Moment

Nathan Fillion Mal pretty floral bonnet

Not since Abed’s sudden cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier have fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had so much to look forward to. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, when pressed over this past weekend, admitted that his Slither buddy Nathan Fillion has a cameo in the upcoming spacefaring-goofballs-meet-serioustimes flick.

Gunn refuses to say who or what Fillion is, but rules out a cameo as Nova. Perhaps we’ll find him lounging behind glass in the Collector’s museum? Or maybe he’ll appear in flashback as Star-Lord’s goofball dad. Or...OR...the movie is set in space. Would it be so weird if a Firefly class ship was seen zipping by? It’s not like fellow Avengers poobah Joss Whedon would say no to such a thing.

Vin Diesel is a tree. Anything can happen.

[via Bleeding Cool]

Tue
Apr 15 2014 7:00am

Morning Roundup: Second Star to the Right, and We’ll follow the Cap’n till Mornin’!

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 9:00am

The Sky is Taken: It’s Time to Get Over Firefly

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 8:00am

Morning Roundup: That’s Not How You Choke Your Companion, Peter Capaldi!

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 10:00am

Evil Couture, Inc.—Favorite Fashionable Villains!

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 1:00pm

We’re Finally Getting Firefly “Season 2.” What Do We Want to See?

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]