Would Interstellar’s Christopher Nolan And Matthew McConaughey Join Star Wars?

alrightalrightalrightChristopher Nolan’s Interstellar was perhaps our most anticipated movie of 2014. Now that it’s come and gone and sharply divided audiences, the next truly massive science fiction to take up the “most anticipated” mantle has got to be Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After all, it’s the first new Star Wars film since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, it’s the first where the buck doesn’t stop with George Lucas, and it’s the first stage of Disney’s massive and ambitious plans for the franchise. Needless to say, all eyes are on The Force Awakens…and two of those eyes belong to Christopher Nolan, who recently discussed his love of Star Wars in a new interview, as well as answering whether he would be up for directing a Star Wars movie of his own at some point.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, Nolan recalled seeing Star Wars in theaters at the age of seven, and how transformative that experience was, with the screen “opening up, sucking you in, and taking you to a different galaxy.” That, combined with getting to see 2001: A Space Odyssey on a massive screen with his father, helped set Nolan on a path that eventually led him to make his own space epic. Nolan said:


How Big Is That Comet We Just Landed On? Here Are Some Sci-Fi Comparisons

Comet 67PYesterday humanity made history by successfully landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time ever, thus bringing the scenario from Armageddon one step closer to becoming a reality. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, which has been going on for the better part of a decade now, approached Comet 67P and unleashed its Philae lander, which touched down and started transmitting information back to Earth. It’s a momentous occasion for the species, and this ball of rock and ice hurtling through space is now the seventh heavenly body we’ve touched. We know this is a big form flying around out there, but it all sounds so abstract and can be hard to visualize. Fortunately for us, some folks out there have taken it upon themselves to put Comet 67P into a context we, as science fiction fans, can wrap our heads around.

Over at Nerdist, they took dimensions of the comet and compared it to the specs of various elements of popular science fiction, which, again, gives those of us familiar with such things a new way to think about this that makes sense to our pop culture addled brains. For instance, if you ask yourself, well, how does this compare to a Galaxy Class Starship from Star Trek? This handy image shows you just how it compares. It’s also much bigger than Deep Space 9, but is roughly equivalent to both the Borg Cube and a Federation Space Dock. So now you can picture just how big this thing is.


Battlestar Galactica Swaps Music With Top Gun, And The Results Are Badass

One of the many things Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica reboot had going for it was Bear McCreary’s amazing score. It was by turns sweeping, epic, emotional, and evocative of the sense of mystery and wonder the show often explored. It felt like exactly the right music for the show, even before “All Along the Watchtower” entered the equation. But how would the tale of the ragtag human fleet’s search for a planet called Earth play out with very different musical accompaniment? Say, that of the classic 1986 Tom Cruise flick Top Gun. Like this:


Check Out These Incredible Retro Doctor Who Season 8 Posters

Doctor Who Series 8Series 8 of BBC’s long running sci-fi adventure Doctor Who may be in the books, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate Peter Capaldi’s reign as Time Lord. And if you’re looking for something to fill the time while you wait for the Blu-ray release of the most recent series and the Christmas Special, these fantastic new, pulp style posters may be just the distraction you’re looking for.

Commissioned by the magazine Radio Times, these pieces, designed in a throwback style, are the work of artist Stuart Manning. Each one focuses on an episode featuring Capaldi’s twelfth incarnation of the venerable Doctor, and as you can see, they all focus on elements from the particular episode, working in themes, visually and otherwise, from the specific chapter. For instance, there’s dinosaurs on the “Deep Breath” poster, a mummy from “Mummy on the Orient Express,” and, well, a Dalek on “Into the Dalek.”


Go Inside The Collector’s Lair In This Guardians Of The Galaxy Blu-Ray Feature

As Marvel’s space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy continues to roll through theaters worldwide, we’re preparing for the home release. The makeshift band of space outlaws-turned-heroes hits the digital market November 18, while it drops on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9. Over the last few days we’ve seen sneak peeks at various bonus features that will accompany these discs, and today we’ve got one more.

Taneleer Tivan, also known as the Collector, is an interesting character in the Marvel universe. With his fingers in a lot of storylines, he’s definitely not a hero, but he’s not exactly a villain either. In front of a coming catastrophe, he collects everything he can get his hands on in order to preserve them. Benicio Del Toro, who plays him onscreen, compares him to Noah, ultimately with an altruistic end, though with means that may be less than ethical on occasion.


This Former Doctor Who Star Introduces NASA’s Latest Spacecraft

Colin Baker knows a thing or two about space and time travel, at least in a totally made up and fictional capacity, so it makes sense that NASA would employ him to introduce the next way that humans have cooked up to hurtle ourselves through the vacuum of space. The former Doctor Who star showed up on the official Facebook page for the space agency’s new Orion spacecraft, giving the vessel a quick, but appropriate introduction to the world.