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Gallery 1988 Show To Spotlight Little Golden Books Versions Of X-Files, Dredd, And More

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BTTFYou might not recognize the name “Joey Spiotto,” but there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired his work at some point. We’ve featured his brilliant “Little Golden Book” riffs on pop-culture staples such as Alien and Shaun of the Dead several times here on GFR over the years, but he just keeps putting out more awesome stuff. Now a bunch of that awesome stuff is set to be gathered together under one roof for an art show beginning this Friday, August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.

Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books” pieces are like artifacts from a far superior alternate universe, one where your children can thrill to the cheerful adventures of cartoon-ified alien facehuggers, or a day in the life of precocious, cuddly versions of Pulp Fiction’s hitmen Vincent and Jules. (Just don’t ask about the sign on the front of Jimmie’s house.) I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love to be kicked to death by Alex from A Clockwork Orange if he looked this adorable?

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Comic-Con 2014: 14 Things To Do And See On Wednesday & Thursday

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WedThursComic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Today we’ll start off with the events for Wednesday — “Preview Night” — and Thursday.

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Comic(s) Relief: Battlestar Galactica Gets A Steampunk Makeover This Summer

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With Ron Moore’s acclaimed Syfy series long since wrapped up and the dude who wrote Transcendence at work on a big-screen “reimagining,” Battlestar Galactica fans looking for a fix of their favorite franchise are simply stuck with reruns for the time being. Or you could hit your local comics shop and dig into the ongoing adventures of the Colonial Fleet, whether you prefer the Glen Larson original or the Moore revamp. Dynamite Entertainment holds the comic license for BSG and they’ve got multiple series stretching across both incarnations of the series. Now they’re adding a new addition — and a weird one at that. Welcome to Battlestar Galactica: 1880.

Taking that whole “All of this has happened before” thing to the next level, Battlestar Galactica: 1880 will give the property a Steampunk makeover, with “Professor Baltar” creating clockwork Cylons to pit against the Colonial Empire. Adama is now an archduke, there are Sky Pirates, and Captain Starbuck now has a “humanoid / Daggit copilot Muffit.” Well, at least the comics version won’t require anyone to duct tape a chimpanzee inside a bunch of spare carpet. (Oh, and Starbuck is back to being a dude in this one. Written by Tony Lee, Battlestar Galactica: 1880 is set to hit stores this August.

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Pop Culture: Sci-Fi TV & Film’s Best And Worst Dads

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JorElKentToday we’ve all hopefully been spending time with our fathers, or at least with our fond memories of them. Given how much of an impact our fathers have on our lives — even if only by their absence — there’s no surprise that daddy issues extend all the way to the final frontier. So, in honor of Father’s Day, we decided to take a closer look at some of science fiction’s most memorable dads, and the ways their teachings and legacies shaped their children.

As the bar against all others will be measured, we decided on a duo that represent both sides of the old “nature vs. nurture” debate: the Kryptonian Jor-El and the Kansan Jonathan Kent. Jor-El gave Kal-El the genetic potential to do great things, and his final acts were to ensure his son’s survival even as his planet died. On the other hand, Jonathan Kent (along with Martha, of course) helped shape Clark into a true hero worthy of the name Superman. So, with Jor-El and Jonathan serving as two sides of our paternal ideal, here are our picks…

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Battlestar Galactica’s Number Six Gets The Spotlight In New Comic Series

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Ron Moore’s acclaimed Battlestar Galactica may have been off the air for five years now, but it’s the sort of influential show that we’ll still be talking about for years to come. Well, today we’ve got a little more to talk about, as the universe of the Syfy reboot is returning with the five-issue comic series Battlestar Galactica: Six. As you might guess from that title, it focuses on the origins of the show’s most memorable Cylon, the stunning Number Six, played memorably by Tricia Helfer.

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Battlestar Galactica Movie Reboot Is Back On, So Say We Blah

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BSGGiven that Ron Moore’s acclaimed Battlestar Galactica reboot has been off the air for five years now, I can’t say I was surprised to hear that Universal is moving forward with a big-screen reboot of the franchise. Honestly, I’m more surprised that they haven’t already rebooted it two or three times in the time since Moore wrapped the series up in controversial fashion. Come on, Hollywood, who has time to wait years between different versions of things? In fact, why don’t you guys go ahead and start development on the Battlestar reboot for after this Battlestar reboot? Just to save everybody some time, you understand.

Word of the once-again-living BSG reboot comes via Variety, which says that Universal wants a “complete reimagining of the story.” Everybody sure does love that word these days, don’t they? “Re-imagining.” The bloke in charge of imagining this re-imagining is current hot-shit screenwriter Jack Paglen, who wrote the upcoming Johnny Depp cautionary tale Transcendence. Variety says Paglen is also committed to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2, but the last we heard that was being handled by the dude who wrote Green Lantern.

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