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Joss Whedon Is Developing A New ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ With An African American Lead
21 Jul
10:13

Joss Whedon Is Developing A New ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ With An African American Lead

Joss Whedon is reviving the property that made him (and a few other folks) famous, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Whedon gathered the producers of the original series last fall and began discussions with Fox 21 TV Studios, the cable/streaming division of 20th Century Fox about reviving the franchise for a…

Tired of gloom and doom? Try solarpunk.
21 Jul
9:12

Tired of gloom and doom? Try solarpunk.

Science fiction sometimes paints a bleak vision of the future, with wrecked landscapes where technology runs amok and humans struggle to survive. But Sarena Ulibarri, editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press, says science fiction is not limited to dystopic visions. Ulibarri: “Science fiction is not only a literature of warning. It…

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will Introduce Spock in Season 2
21 Jul
9:04

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will Introduce Spock in Season 2

“Star Trek: Discovery” will bring some of the franchise’s signature characters aboard for season two. “I can tell you that yes, you will be seeing Spock this season,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman said Friday during a Hall H panel for the show Friday. Season one of the CBS All Access…

Insights, Illumination & More: The New Worlds Weekly Recap (The Interviews Edition)
21 Jul
8:33

Insights, Illumination & More: The New Worlds Weekly Recap (The Interviews Edition)

One of the things that this column – New Worlds Weekly – has tried to do is explore science fiction and understand it better as a genre by digging deeper. And what better way to do it than by picking the brains of its practitioners, in…

Skyrim isn’t just a ‘dragon-killing power fantasy’ – it’s political
21 Jul
5:02

Skyrim isn’t just a ‘dragon-killing power fantasy’ – it’s political

Politics is probably not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about Bethesda’s long-living RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Unless you’re Bethesda director and producer (and most beloved star-child) Todd Howard, that is. He’s revealed in a new interview that there’s always been more of…

This could be Hugo
21 Jul
3:32

This could be Hugo

For Mimi Mondal, being nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in science fiction/ fantasy (SFF) has had an unexpected downside: instead of her work, it has drawn attention to her identity. That’s because Mondal, who was nominated for the Hugo Award along with senior editor Alexandra Pierce in…

Disney Cuts All Ties With James Gunn After Offensive Old Tweets Go Public
21 Jul
2:52

Disney Cuts All Ties With James Gunn After Offensive Old Tweets Go Public

Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com UPDATE: James Gunn issued another statement after being fired from Disney which you can read here. Original story below: Disney has cut all ties with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn after old tweets of his were unearthed by conservative supporters of Donald Trump. …

Dystopic India: What else do you call a country where violence and sexual crime are reaching epidemic proportions
21 Jul
1:59

Dystopic India: What else do you call a country where violence and sexual crime are reaching epidemic proportions

What is a dystopia? The short answer: opposite of utopia, aka acche din. It is a society where violence and sexual crime are reaching epidemic proportions. Mob violence and rape are not new in this country, but they now feature a qualitatively new edge. The other day Supreme Court called for a new…

SDCC 2018: Superboy And Lex Luthor Will Be On ‘Titans’ “Eventually” According To Geoff Johns
21 Jul
1:58

SDCC 2018: Superboy And Lex Luthor Will Be On ‘Titans’ “Eventually” According To Geoff Johns

Last month, a rumor surfaced that the 13th episode of the upcoming ‘Titans’ live-action series, would introduce Superboy and now it appears that executive producer and one-time writer of DC’s ‘Teen Titans’ comic book, Geoff Johns has all-but confirmed that not only does the Boy of Steel have a future…

Spock is coming to a Star Trek TV show for the first time in 50 years
21 Jul
1:43

Spock is coming to a Star Trek TV show for the first time in 50 years

It’s official: For the first time this century, Lieutenant Spock will appear in a new episode of a Star Trek TV show. Spock appears in the second season of Star Trek Discovery, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed at San Diego Comic Con.  A question mark had hung over Spock’s potential…