Yup they’ve done it. They have created a device that gives precise vital information on human beings within seconds by touch. Gizmodo has the deets in this article.
It’s crazy how more and more technology influenced by sci-fi media are coming to life. I just cant wait for a lightsaber.
What would you like to see come to life?
I’d probably just walk around scanning everybody if I had this.
I can’t wait for Holodecks.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #2 (Covers & Solicitation)
Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (w) • Joe Corroney, photo (a & c)
Continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
It’s climactic finale of one of the most talked about Star Trek events of the year as past and future collide! Past and future intersect as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Locutus meet to decide the fate of the United Federation of planets—and the entire Borg Empire!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant David Messina “Famous Borgs in History” cover!
• Co-written by Hugo winner and legendary ST: TNG scribe, Brannon Braga!
Available this December.
Thanks to ComingSoon.net, here’s some new viral marketing material for Elysium, the new science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9) and starring Matt Damon (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum). Haven’t heard about this project yet? Here’s a quick synopsis from IMDB:
Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy lives on a man-made space station while the rest of population reside on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Three Avatar Sequels On The Way?
Actress Sigourney Weaver came out and said recently that 3 sequels to James Cameron’s science fiction blockbuster, Avatar, are coming and will be filmed simultaneously. No news on when the first sequel will be coming out, but even Cameron has confirmed in the past that he is up to doing up to 4 sequels. We will keep you posted as more news comes through.
Star Trek 2 will follow the lead of The Dark Knight Rises and film several scenes using IMAX cameras, according to a new statement released by director J.J. Abrams…
Prometheus Movie Review by Drewtos
Prometheus tells the story of two scientists and a crew of other who travel to a distant planet to find out more about the origin of humanity. Also, it’s a prequel to Alien.
Director Ridley Scott and writers Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof spin a tale that adds to and expands the Alien franchise and mythology in a very surprising way. I’d rather not go into too much detail but I will just say most hardcore Alien fans will like what the filmmakers did with this and will be just as surprised as I was.
Visually, the movie is stunning. During the opening credits we get some really beautiful landscape shots or Ireland, I believe, and it sets the tone for how beautifully shot the rest of the film is. In addition to the cinematography, the CGI and special effects are top notch. There is a nice blend of CGI and traditional effects that are reminiscent of those used in Alien or Aliens.
The cast is great, also. Michael Fassbender, as the android named David, was remarkable. I loved every moment he was on screen; watching his robotic characteristics. Charlize Theron was also very good. Her character was a total b*tch, for the most part, Theron and played it well. Other actors like Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace, especially, did a very good job. I felt very sympathetic to their situation and their struggle.
Overall, I loved this movie. I can’t wait to see it again on Blu-ray or maybe again in theaters. It ties into Ridley Scott’s original Alien film perfectly. I didn’t see it in 3D so I can’t comment on that, but I don’t think it would be worth seeing in 3D. Although, that’s something coming from someone who is tired of 3D altogether. Thumbs up from me. Alien fans, go see it.
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This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen this. I’m so glad I waited on buying it. This sale is only for a limited time and while supplies last so be fast. As of right now, at 11AM, this sale will be on for another 15 hours, or until they run out. Hurry! Head over to Amazon.
Prometheus has released a pair of new TV spots, in which a little more is revealed of what Noomi Rapace and her team discover on their spacebound mission of discovery.
The new spots are largely made up of footage we’ve already seen, but there are a couple more glimpses of the creatures blithely referred to by Rapace as “engineers”, including something with a worrying number of tentacles…
BLU-NEWS: John Carter
Director Andrew Stanton's (WALL-E, Finding Nemo) first live-action movie, John Carter, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 5th. A Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack and Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Back will be available and will contain the following special features:
- Disney Second Screen
- 360 Degrees of John Carter
- Deleted Scene with Option Commentary by Director Andrew Stanton
- Barsoom Bloopers
- 100 Years in the Making
- Audio Commentary with Film Maker
Although, I didn’t care much for this movie I have to give credit to Stanton and Disney for taking a chance on adapting a franchise that may be unfamiliar to many mainstream movie goers. It’s too bad the movie did so poorly in theaters, also. John Carter could have gone on to being a solid movie franchise if they were to do sequels. The movie is still worth checking out, though. I’d recommend at least renting it next month if you missed out while in was in theaters. Also, you can check out my full review of John Carter here.
BLU-NEWS: Total Recall - Mind-Bending Edition
With a new adaptation of Total Recall coming to theaters soon it isn’t surprising that a new edition of the original would be released. The new Mind-Bending Edition of Total Recall will be comes out on July 31st. The Blu-ray will include all of the special features that were on the last edition including:
- Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
- Behind-the-scenes featurettes: Models and Skeletons: The Special Effects of Total Recall, Imagining Total Recall
- Photo gallery
- Theatrical trailer
As well as these Blu-ray exclusive special features:
- Interview with Paul Verhoeven
- Restoration comparison featurette