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The Science of Netflix’s Lost in Space
22 May
11:07

The Science of Netflix’s Lost in Space

The first season of Netflix’s sci-fi series Lost in Space was released back in April. It has proved a fairly successful program, and a second season is already in the works. The show is a modern reboot of Irwin Allen’s original 1960’s TV series of the same title and featuring…

Set Video Shows Hawk & Dove Sparring On The Set Of ‘Titans’
22 May
1:13

Set Video Shows Hawk & Dove Sparring On The Set Of ‘Titans’

‘Titans’ will be one of the first original offerings from Warner Brothers’ upcoming DC Universe streaming service.  Reportedly, the final episode of the first season is now filming and DC Universe is being eyed to become available in late summer. The first season features recurring characters Hawk & Dove, played…

Dark Futures: Does Humanity Really Need a Backup Earth?
21 May
3:17

Dark Futures: Does Humanity Really Need a Backup Earth?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a vision: He wants to get humans to Mars as soon as possible. He already wowed the world this year, when the Falcon Heavy launched and flung a Tesla car toward the asteroid belt. And this heavy-lift rocket will be dwarfed by the boosters…

How Wattpad is using its platform, data to sell shows to TV studios and streaming services
21 May
5:13

How Wattpad is using its platform, data to sell shows to TV studios and streaming services

Publishers aren’t the only ones looking to make it in Hollywood. Platforms are also getting in the mix. Two years ago, Wattpad, an app where anyone can publish their own text-based stories, created a division, Wattpad Studios, to adapt those stories into TV shows, movies and books. It signed development…

Sci-fi & chill
20 May
7:23

Sci-fi & chill

THE SHOWS  THE 100 The fifth season of this post-apocalyptic drama is about 100 juvies from a space station who are dropped to Earth to find out if it is habitable after a nuclear event seemingly wiped out life on the planet. A survival drama, The 100 is morally complex,…

When broadcast networks cancel shows, some fans protest
20 May
9:33

When broadcast networks cancel shows, some fans protest

The dust has settled from last week’s Upfronts, in which the broadcast networks announced their fall schedules to advertisers and the press, and we now know which shows from the 2017-18 season won’t be around for the 2018-19 season. ABC canceled “Alex Inc.,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “Designated Survivor,”…

Syfy Cancels “The Expanse”, Alcon Shops It
19 May
11:37

Syfy Cancels “The Expanse”, Alcon Shops It

Sad news for fans of The Expanse, as Syfy has decided not to continue with the show after its third season. The announcement came as the newest season of the show was only a few episodes in. Fans of the show were upset but not surprised given the networks track…

Cartoon Network Has A New ‘ThunderCats’ Series Coming And Uhhhhhhh… You Have To See This Art And Video For …
19 May
1:43

Cartoon Network Has A New ‘ThunderCats’ Series Coming And Uhhhhhhh… You Have To See This Art And Video For …

In 2011, Cartoon Network launched an ambitious, sleek, modernized cartoon series, ‘ThunderCats,’ updating the slightly crude 1980s show for a modern audience.  While the show attracted fans of the original, who were now adults, it was not a huge hit with kids, meaning that the accompanying toy line didn’t move…

Netflix Releases A Poster For ‘She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power’; Voice Cast Revealed
19 May
3:49

Netflix Releases A Poster For ‘She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power’; Voice Cast Revealed

For the honor of Greyskull!  While the ‘Masters of the Universe’ live-action movie continues to languish, spinoff ‘She-Ra’ is about to return for a new generation in the medium that launched the characters in the first place– an animated series.  In December, Netflix entered into a deal with Dreamworks to…

What Black Panther’s success says about the economic hollowness of black America (and North Carolina)
18 May
5:52

What Black Panther’s success says about the economic hollowness of black America (and North Carolina)

There is an above average chance that you’ve heard of the movie “Black Panther” and have also seen it. The Disney-Marvel action movie has grossed over $1.2 billion globally since its February release. Those revenues make Black Panther among the most successful and fastest grossing movies of all-time, trailing only…