So a few days ago I posted the trailer for Childhood’s End from Syfy at which time I commented that it looked like Syfy was trying to up their game. Today I saw this trailer for The Magicians over on SF Signal and it just further solidified that notion.
You have to appreciate the effort they’re displaying and I love that they’re going old school with Clarke and also very new school with Grossman at the same time. It’s like they’re actually listening to genre fans now and I, for one, am starting to feel some love for Syfy again. Who’d have thunk it?
I’ve not read the Fillory series yet, they’re in my stack somewhere, so I don’t know if this looks like a faithful adaptation but I have to say I think it looks promising. It has certainly made me want to move The Magicians closer to the top of the pile so I can read the original before the show comes out next year.
Any Grossman fans out there want to chime in? Has this show been on your radar or is this the first you’ve heard of it like me? Are you feeling any more sanguine about Syfy or are you still trying to get over Sharknado I, II, and III?
So this. I don’t know. I just read Childhood’s End a few weeks ago and it did not look like this in my mind. It’s not a bad trailer at all… it just reads more as a horror film than a sic-fi one to me what with the gnarly spider veins and the screaming and all. Spider veins? Where was that in the book?
Of course, it’s Syfy, so we have to cross our fingers and hope more than usual that they don’t screw the pooch completely. The big reveal should be interesting to see at least. I wonder how many people will be surprised by that? It’s been out forever and I was certainly aware of it before I picked up the book. I guess we should keep it on the down low in case there’s a few folks left who don’t know. In which case I need to shut up.
What do you think? I know we’re all gonna watch it but is anyone actually looking forward to it?
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.
I really want to love Star Wars again and that looks pretty damn cool. Help me, J.J. Abrams, you’re my only hope.
Can’t wait for the new season to start!
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.
So much better than the last trailer that I’m starting to think it might be good. What say you?
I saw this over on Topless Robot and there was no way I wasn’t going to share it here. Brilliant!
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.