“Something Happened Here, But We’re Not Quite Sure What It Was” by Paul McAuley is a complex sf story about politics and xenophobia when human colonists on an Earth-like planet are faced with the possibility of reaching out to alien cultures, especially when a big organization that has previously done harm is in charge of the operation.
Next in the line of San Diego Comic Con sneak peeks, BBC America premiered the trailer for their upcoming series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency! Based on a book series by the beloved Douglas Adams, the show is already shaping up into what looks like great fun.
The DC TV panel is underway! For three hours, the casts of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow are talking next season’s new heroes (and villains), plus the four-way crossover coming this year. That’s a lot of superheroes on one network (The CW), and in one room at San Diego Comic-Con. Read through for updates on each show!
“Look at me. I know what I am.”
“And what’s that?”
While the X-Men comics and movies have come up with various metaphors for being a mutant, FX and Marvel Television’s new series Legion takes the tack of mental illness. The interesting part of this first trailer is that David Haller (Dan Stevens) is convinced he’s insane—something that the doctors around him encourage, even when his episodes manifest in psychic happenings right before their very eyes. That dichotomy makes the show look like a real mind-trip.
We have a tense new teaser for season two of The Expanse – check it out below! We’ll also update the post with highlights from The Expanse panel, so check those out below the clip!
Today’s Star Trek 50th Anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con ended on one heck of a tease: the full title of the new show.
“We’re gonna recapture my creatures. They’re currently in alien terrain surrounded by billions of the most vicious creatures on the planet… humans.” With the latest trailer for Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we finally get a glimpse of the creatures hidden in Newt Scamander’s suitcase—and the danger they’re in when they’re unleashed upon the unsuspecting No-Maj Americans.
This year’s San Diego Comic Con has brought the DC Cinematic Universe into full color, debuting an intense trailer for Wonder Woman, bringing out the Suicide Squad to taunt the audience, confirming Ben Affleck as the director for the next solo Batman film, and showing us our first, bright look at the Justice League!
The official poster was paired with a sizzle reel of footage shot so far from the film. Check it out below!
The first trailer for Wonder Woman looks appropriately badass, with Gal Gadot lassoing soldiers in the trenches and hiding her sword in killer gowns when facing down baddies. Plus, more than a few jokes about her parentage via Zeus and inspiring secretaries to do more than just follow men around. Watch it now!
A Torch Against the Night, the sequel to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, is out August 3oth from Razorbill—and we want to send you a set of both books! Three lucky winners will each receive a paperback copy of Ember and a galley copy of Torch.
Elias and Laia are running for their lives.
Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.
Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars’ future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia’s side … even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.
But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they’re going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Helene’s mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape … and kill them both.
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Preacher is smack in the middle of its debut season, but that didn’t stop the cast and crew from bringing a new trailer to San Diego Comic-Con that gives us a peek at the end of the season, and, you know, possibly the end of the world. Take a look!
(Does anyone know what kind of Pokemon are spawning near him? It’s booth #1514.)
This year’s Rick & Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con gave only a few details of Season Three (co-showrunner Dan Harmon says “it’s the most epic so far”, and that he wants Vin Diesel to do a guest spot) but most important, he and Justin Roiland gave us a hellish adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece, The Metamorphosis.
Or maybe it’s Flowers for Algernon.
Whatever, Just click through if you like violence, or if you really hate rats.
The road to Tatiana Maslany’s well-deserved Emmy nomination is paved with plenty of giggles, as we learned upon seeing the blooper reel for Orphan Black season 4. Whereas most shows have actors flubbing lines and messing each other up, seeing as Maslany makes up half the cast, it’s mostly a delightful supercut of her breaking character—which is much more bizarre than you might imagine—at the best moments.
Now, I shouldn’t get your guys’ hopes up too much. This video from The CW is more of a sizzle reel than anything else, a bloody recap of all of the show’s brutal violence—in case you forgot about the spears through bodies, levers pulled leading to genocide, and poor Raven screaming as she gets cut into over and over. But at the end, there’s a brief tease of season 4, when the enemy isn’t Earthlings, but Earth itself.
“Today’s my day.”
Oh. Oh, please deliver this show to my face. Presently.
Don’t waste time reading my words–the first trailer for the American Gods television series has landed.