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Syfy Adds Even More Sci-Fi To Their Line-Up With Dark Matter

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DarkMatterSyfy just isn’t stopping, and for the first time in a long time, that’s actually a good thing. Their intriguing event series Ascension, starring Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer, premieres next month, and Syfy’s future is packed with promising projects such as The Expanse, Old Man’s War, and Childhood’s End. Now we can add yet another project to the lineup of Syfy shows we can’t wait to see, an adaptation of the Dark Horse comics series Dark Matter.

Created by Stargate writer/producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, Dark Matter was a limited series that ran from January – April 2012. The story involves a group of people who awaken aboard a spacecraft with no memory of who they are or how they got there. With the vessel on course for a mining colony, the crew begins to discover the disturbing truth about their identity. Mallozzi has said that The Dirty Dozen, Thunderbolts, and the FX series The Shield all inspired the show.

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This Promising Sci-Fi Film Ambition Has Purposely Flown Under The Rader

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ambition_poster_teaserAs much as I love trailers, I do sometimes get frustrated with all the hype that precedes the release of a movie, especially when it tells viewers all they need or want to know about what happens in the film. It’s like what happens with presidential campaigns—they start stumping so early that you’re sick to death of all the candidates before you even stepped in the voters’ box. Godzilla and Guardians of the Galaxy are two recent films that, while totally enjoyable, lost elements of surprise and wonder for me before I had the chance to see them. Interstellar —another film I look forward to seeing—is approaching that status for me. I’ve seen the trailer so many times that I honestly don’t want to read or see anything else about the movie until I sit down with my popcorn. But it’s a big and wonderful surprise to hear about a movie that sounds pretty awesome, but that has somehow managed to remain almost totally unknown. The somewhat ambiguously titled Ambition is such a movie.

The first footage of the movie was just released, and suddenly folks are paying attention. But the movie has flown so far under the radar that there’s not even anything about it on the IMDB. Ambition has an Instagram (with a mere 12 followers) and a Twitter account (with 577 followers), both counting down to the movie’s premiere this Friday at the British Film Institute during its science fiction week, but that’s about all.

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Star Wars Rebels: This Is Your First Look At Darth Vader In Spark Of Rebellion

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Star Wars Rebels is exciting for a variety of reasons. It’s our first new look into the ever-expanding post-Disney-buyout universe of the beloved space opera franchise. Second, it’s a good time, capturing the look and feel of the original franchise. And third, it’s about to give us our best look at Darth Vader in quite a while. Better than that, James Earl Jones is returning to voice the iconic villain for the first time in years. What? You still need more than that? How about this: here’s your first short glimpse at the Sith baddie.

We’ve seen an image that appeared a while back, but this is the first footage of Vader’s return. Admittedly, this isn’t much of a look, and you don’t really get much beyond a looming head and some deep breathing. Still, that’s not bad. And it may be enough to get you giggling just a little bit, similar to a kid on Christmas morning when you spy your first present.

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Your First Look At Army Of Darkness In Space

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Army of DarknessScience fiction may be our first, nearest and dearest love, but as you may have guessed from some of the things we cover, we’re also rather fond of horror as a genre too. When the two intersect, that’s enough to make our little hearts sing with glee. And what is the only way to make Sam Raimi’s Bruce Campbell starring camp horror classic Army of Darkness even better? Yep, take it to space, which is exactly what this new comic does, and we’ve got your first look right here. That’s right, you primitive screwheads, Ash is getting blasted out of this world.

Dynamite Entertainment recently announced the new series. This artwork comes from Army of Darkness #1, and it looks like a pretty damn good time if you ask us. This is the cover, which seems pretty obvious as I type that, and some of the interior art. And it definitely captures the absurd awesomeness and cocky bravado of both the original film and Bruce Campbell’s most beloved character.

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Ridley Scott’s The Martian Adds The Most Killable Man In Hollywood

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sean bean legendsBritish actor Sean Bean just joined Ridley Scott‘s The Martian, a thriller about a man who is trapped on Mars. It’s a good thing that Matt Damon is already playing the solitude-heavy lead character here, because we all know what would happen if Bean had taken the main part. It would have been a short film called Man Dies on Mars Before Being Saved. And that kind of a title doesn’t scream “box office success” at all, does it?

Bean is the latest in a relatively long line of actors to join the flick, making it even more of a must-see adventure when it comes out. There isn’t much to his character description though, as he’s only described as a NASA flight director. This doesn’t sound like he’ll be in the line of fire at any point, and I can vouch that Andy Weir’s spectacular novel doesn’t involve any NASA-set sword fights or anything, so maybe he’ll make it through this one alive.

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Dead Rising Movie Unveils This First Look And Comedic Co-Stars

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rob riggleWhen the shit hits the fan and the zombies come out to play, who do you want to see leading the survivors? If you said, “One of the funniest guys in comedy,” then you’re in luck. Former Daily Show correspondent and everyman actor Rob Riggle has been tapped as one of the leads for Dead Rising: Watchtower, the first foray into feature filmmaking for the streaming site Crackle. Also joining the over-the-top comedic horror are Keegan Connor Tracy (Once Upon a Time), Aleks Paunovic (iZombie), and Epic Meal Time co-founder Harley Morenstein. Hopefully the latter casting choice means this movie will have Jack Daniels and bacon in it.

Based on the bestselling video game franchise, Dead Rising: Watchtower goes down after a zombie plague has taken over, and a government-created vaccine has been revealed to do absolutely nothing to stop the epidemic from spreading. A group of survivors band together to keep each other alive as they get to the bottom of the zombies outbreak. (Hint: it might be the government’s fault.)