Tuesday, May 30, 2017

TRAILER: Neill Blomkamp's new scifi project looks wicked cool!

As a fan of Neill Blomkamp's particular flavor of weird scifi, his next project called Oat Studios Volume 1, looks just as visually stunning as anything in his repertoire. I'm a big fan of District 9's stripped down approach to filmmaking and I really enjoyed Elysium's take on have vs. have-nots space-based society.

I'm looking forward to this latest endeavor, which will be a series of shorter films that will stream on Steam.

The first one is set post-apocalypse after an alien lizard invasion.

Check it out:

Bonus Game Idea: A mashup of District + Elysium + OSV1 would make a fantastic setting for Garske Games' Stay Frosty!

Blomkamp's grimy-high-tech future is a fresh alternative to the traditional Aliens/Predator/Terminator aesthetic we all know and love.

Via io9

Thursday, May 25, 2017

40 years ago in a galaxy far, far away...

I'm old enough that I can say I saw this in the theater. It forever altered my brain chemistry. In a good way! I recently sat down with my own kiddo to watch it with her for the first time (and she's the same age I was when I saw it!). For her, the Saga is only _just_ beginning. I envy her.

Here's the first few frames that started it all. I recall feeling even smaller than I was watching those ships pass over my head. Grand space opera indeed!

Thank you George and company for dreaming it up.

May the Force be with you...always.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Final trailer for Valerian debuts!

Here's our last look at the film before it arrives in theaters in July 21 (US). Have a look:


Click the Valerian tag in this post to see the previous trailers, images, posters, and more!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FINALLY! Star Trek Discovery trailer emerges!

WELL IT TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH! But the first trailer for Star Trek Discovery is finally here!

And ya know what? It's not bad at all. The visuals are actually really impressive--something you'd expect for a modern Star Trek TV program.

We get some great shots of Michelle Yeoh being all capable and stern.

But the real star is supposed to be the ship's first officer, played by Sonequa Martin-Green.

A few hints of the Klingons, which (spoiler, but not really, because you're about to watch it) look like the Klingons from the recently rebooted films.

I'm actually okay with that. They look more alien, which makes the political and social divide between Terran and Klingon cultures more believable.

Discovery has been plagued with development issues--the biggest of which was when producer Bryan Fuller left the project. Some folks have grumbled about the fact that it will only be available on CBS All Access for the first run of the episodes. I'm sure it won't be long after airing that the network pushes them out for wider distribution.

But with this new footage, we finally get a chance to be excited about the show!

Here's the trailer:

Star Trek Discovery airs, well, that's not entirely clear at the moment--but it's still technically listed as 2017 on IMDB, so there's hope!

UPDATE: Feast your eyes on the official poster...

Video and images: CBS/Paramount