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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Teaser Trailer Posted at 10:25 AM by Dave Post

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So this. All in all I think it looks pretty cool. Batman’s voice is creepy and he looks freakin’ huge in that suit and Superman is apparently worshiped or hated as the Anti-Christ.

I’m not familiar with the comic story line so I have no idea why they would be adversaries. I suppose Supes doesn’t like The Goddamn Batman’s methods and tries to stop him. How Batman is going to take him on when he can’t even handle the Joker is beyond me but I really don’t care. I’m in it for the fun and to see how Baffleck does.

What do you think? Do you like the bat-voice? How about the glowing eyes? I guess everyone is OK with Henry Cavill by now. Seems like Superman is playing second fiddle on the interest scale here.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser 2 Posted at 4:21 PM by Dave Post

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I really want to love Star Wars again and that looks pretty damn cool. Help me, J.J. Abrams, you’re my only hope.

The Inglorious Bastards of Westeros Posted at 10:35 AM by Dave Post

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Can’t wait for the new season to start!

Con Man: A new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion produced by YOU! Posted at 3:42 PM by Dave Post

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Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will feature all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way to these events.

This Indiegogo campaign started yesterday and is, of course, already funded because… Browncoats. BUT the more money they raise the more episodes they’ll be making.  This looks a hoot and I’m all for getting more of these guys working together in whatever format comes along.  The chemistry is obviously still there and it should be a fun ride chock full of clever Firefly references and if you’ve ever been to a SF convention you know how ripe that environment is for comedy and strangeness.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer 3 Posted at 10:32 AM by Dave Post

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So much better than the last trailer that I’m starting to think it might be good. What say you?

A deleted scene from the Disney classic ‘Frozen’ as directed by John Carpenter Posted at 11:20 AM by Dave Post

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I saw this over on Topless Robot and there was no way I wasn’t going to share it here. Brilliant!

Game of Thrones Season 5: Trailer (HBO) Posted at 2:58 PM by Dave Post

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So this is much better than that crap bootleg that’s been making it’s way around the internet that last few days. I can’t wait!  Tyrion with the beard is pure awesome.

Fantastic Four | Official Teaser Trailer Posted at 12:25 PM by Dave Post

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I guess I was not paying attention because I had no idea they were re-booting Fantastic 4. If ever there was a superhero movie that needed re-booting this is it.  Yeah, yeah, I know.  I’m not a huge fan of the re-boots either but these are cool characters and they did such a crap job the first time around it made me sad.  And I have to say I like what I’m seeing in this trailer.  They’re obviously going for a little more realism and I like that they’re taking the origin story back to childhood to make a little more room for character development.

I don’t know anything about this young cast but I already like them better than the previous cast.  Even, **gasp!** black Johnny Storm.  You just  know that’s going to ruffle more than a few feathers.  Perhaps these guys can manage a little more drama and a little less camp than the last bunch.

What do you think?  Ready to give the 4 another try after those horrid movies they gave us last time around?

The Expanse: Coming to SyFy in 2015 Posted at 2:34 PM by Dave Post

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I’m guessing most of you have seen this already but in case you haven’t here it is.  The Expanse, based on the series of the same name by James S. A. Corey (shared pen name for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) is coming to SyFy.  See?  If I had said HBO we’d all be juiced as hell!  But since it’s SyFy we have to pause and consider first.

Leviathan Wakes Caliban's WarThese are the people responsible for Sharknado (1,2 and 3), Sharktopus, Mansquito, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, Piranhaconda, Megapython vs. Gatoroid, Frankenfish, and oh so many more like them.  I found a list of 206 SyFy movies on IMDB and never a one has ever earned more than a 5.6 out of 10 with most sitting in the 2-4 range.  There’s a bit of damning evidence.

On the other hand they seem to fare a little better with their series.  They made 2 Dune miniseries that were pretty decent on the whole, for the SyFy channel anyway,  and there was of course Battlestar Galactica and that 12 Monkeys looks pretty decent so far and there are a number of semi-watchable shows in there like Warehouse 13 and some incarnations of Star Gate.

But always the caveat “for the SyFy channel” has to be appended to any sort of praise to set the bar low enough to be believable.  Admit it.  When I mentioned the Dune miniseries above you cringed a little bit but then the caveat hit and you relaxed.  Your sudden burning urge to correct me dissipated.

Abaddon's Gate Cibola BurnSo what can we expect from The Expanse?  Well, as of now I’d say 10 episodes and hope that it will be pretty good, “for the SyFy channel”.  Any more would be be nice but we’ve been down this road too many times before to hold out for too much.  Still, I’ll watch because hey, sci-fi!

I’ll admit the trailer does look pretty snazzy.  The ships look really cool and the interiors look to be varied and interesting.  Lots of faces in there that I recognize and many that I have liked in other things – that bodes well.  And the writers gave us Children of Men and Iron Man?  And who doesn’t like the notion of a zero-g booty call?  And the bit about paradise paved over?  I like that too.  Ah…. stupid hope,  tempered as it is, has me by the beard again, I guess. I’d love for SyFy to prove me wrong and hit this one outta the park.

What do you think?  Does the trailer do anything for you?  Have you read The Expanse?  Are you feeling more sanguine about the show than me?

The Man in the High Castle – Free Pilot on Amazon Instant Video Posted at 1:47 PM by Dave Post

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The Man in the High Castle

So the internet is starting to buzz about Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1963 Hugo Award winning The Man in the High Castle.  I discovered it late last night in a deep internet dive and finished it off just now during my lunch break.  I’m not sure how I missed that this was a thing, especially since it is produced by Ridley Scott, but I did and I thought maybe some folks around WWEnd might not be aware of it either.

The pilot episode is free to watch on Amazon Instant Video (US only apparently) and is part of their Pilot Season where you get to watch a number of pilots and cast your votes for the ones you would like to see made into full a season.  The Man in the High Castle is by far the most interesting of the bunch, at least from a genre fan perspective, and it’s really really good – great story, very high production values and some really good acting – and you can’t argue with Rufus Sewell as the baddie.  That dude is just creepy.

I would like to see much more of this show so do go over and check it out.  You can also check out some clips over on The Wertzone to get a taste.  If you like it be sure to take the survey on the Pilot Season page and be sure to spread the word.  Let’s make this the one they pick!  If you’ve seen it, let us know what you thing of it.