With the addition of defecting former Cinema Blend writer Matt Norris to the team, we’ve done a lot better job over the past couple of weeks of well… catching everything that’s interesting. It helps too that we avoid all the superhero and straight up, completely non-sci-fi horror dreck here the clutters up so many sites. Yeah, it’s a traffic winner but it’s been covered more than adequately everywhere, usually at the expense of other, more legit sci-fi.
So while we love us some Batman, we’ll stay focused on the rest of the science fiction genre on GFR (with only an occasional superhero pit stop), and in this, your weekly Giant Freak Update. It’s your guide to all the cool stuff our wives wouldn’t let us get around to reporting for you throughout the week, probably because they wanted us to “spend time with them”. I know, I don’t get it either. I’m really not that interesting. Here we go:
Ron Moore Making A New Sci-Fi Trilogy For Film! – Battlestar Galactica creator and all around science fiction guru has been given a blank check to create his own science fiction trilogy for the movies. We don’t know what it’s about, but it’s Ron Moore, so it’s going to be good. Move over Lucas, here comes Ronald D. Moore.
Spielberg Makes Ghost In The Shell – Yeah, that Steven Spielberg. He’s producing a live action version of the classic Japanese Manga/Anime Ghost in the Shell.
Star Wars In WWII – Ever wanted what Star Wars characters would look like if they were thrust into World War II? Yeah, me either, but the folks at Toy Mania have done it anyway. See Han Solo, WWII bomber pilot here.
Bad Fandom: Worn Out By Whedonites – Let’s face it, no matter how much most of us may love Serenity, we all know those Joss Whedon fans are a little nuts. Stuart over at CB had the balls to call him out on it. As anyone who knows a Whedonite would probably expect… they responded by trying to proselytize Buff. Worth a read, check it out here.
Trek Remastered Rescheduled – If you’re wondering why we didn’t have another one of those cool Star Trek: Remastered teaser images from Michael Okuda this week, it’s because the next episode has been rescheduled. The newest one, “Mudd’s Women” was supposed to air this weekend, but has been rescheduled to next weekend instead.