“The Path Through Time” is Jules’s favorite part of the museum, a marvelous exhibit that brings the past to life, from the present all the way back to the prehistoric. Tonight at his aunt’s wedding reception as Jules walks along the path, it comes alive like never before.
At the end of its first season, the aliens of Solar Opposites were on the verge of escaping from Earth, where they’d been trapped for a year after fleeing their destroyed homeworld.
Hulu has released a new trailer for the series, and we can see that escape isn’t exactly going well.
It only took six years and most of a season of television to finally give Wanda Maximoff the origin she deserved. Let’s talk about it.
The Shadow Fold is real, and it’s dark as hell. The first full trailer for Shadow and Bone, the Netflix series based on the books by Leigh Bardugo, is here, and it’s just as impressive and epic as anyone could have wished. It’s a perfect introduction to the series’ world, full of dark and light magic, mysterious powers, and the question of how a humble mapmaker has light for blood.
In 2018, HBO won a bidding war for former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat’s adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Audrey Niffenegger’s novel had been adapted once before—into a movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams—but Moffat had been in love with the book for years; he wrote “The Girl in the Fireplace” in response to Niffenegger’s story. His adaptation has been chugging along behind the scenes, and now is one step closer to filming with the casting of Theo James (Divergent) as the time-traveling Henry, and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, pictured above) as Clare, who meets Henry over and over again at different points in time.
Some hundred years ago, visionary hydroelectric pioneer Adam Beck proposed a grand scheme for electrically powered trains that would service the transit needs of southern Ontario. Such is the blinding speed at which modern society moves that scarcely a century later, something akin to a much-reduced version of Beck’s proposal became reality in the form of Waterloo Region’s Ion Light Rail System. For the most part the Ion is perfectly functional, some curiously patron-hostile stops aside, but an unexpected emergent property of the system very quickly became apparent: Kitchener-Waterloo drivers are terrible at noticing train-sized objects. You’d think a massive, whale-sized object bearing down on your car would draw attention … but apparently not.
Anyone who has read A. J. Deutsch’s 1950 short, “A Subway Named Möbius” could have predicted that something unexpected would happen.
Amazon is still keeping its cards close to its chest with the teasers for The Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The new teaser is barely 30 seconds of beautiful footage, but importantly, it finally reveals the release date for the show.
A long-awaited sequel to Neill Blomkamp’s debut film District 9 is now in the works. On Twitter, the director announced that he, fellow screenwriter (and wife) Terri Tatchell, and actor Sharlto Copley have begun writing the screenplay for District 10.
Okay, we’re back and there are some dragons, so let’s get on with Guards! Guards!
Series: Terry Pratchett Book Club
The Handmaid’s Tale has long since left its source material behind. Margaret Atwood’s award-winning 1985 book explored life in the dystopian Gilead, a nation where women have no rights, and handmaids are forced to bear children for high-ranking men. The adaptation’s first season hewed fairly closely to the book, but the second and third seasons went in their own direction, expanding the world and the rebellion against Gilead—which looks to be in full swing in the trailer for season four.
CBS’s streaming service Paramount+ is about to get another big science fiction franchise: Halo. The long-gestating series was originally slated to air on Viacom’s premium network Showtime—with the move comes the announcement that it will debut at some point in early 2022.
Here at Tor.com we love a good Gothic. The spooky houses that seem to have personalities of their own, the sinister men with murky pasts, the plucky heroines fighting against all the creepiness to learn the truth or find love or just get the hell off this storm-toss’t windswept cliff already. While traditional Gothic tales are often based in white, Euro-centric Romanticism, some 20th and 21st Century authors have remixed classic Gothic elements to lovingly tell stories about people of color, queer people, and women who want to write their own narratives rather than just being the madwoman in some dude’s attic.
Join us for sun-baked Australian tales, a story that swaps the moors for Mexico, and the book that as far as we’re concerned still stands as The Great American Novel, and tell us about your favorite Gothic tales in the comments!