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Legendary science fiction writer Harlan Ellison is working with IDW Publishing to resurrect the original script for his classic Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever” in comic book form. A five-part miniseries based on Ellison’s teleplay will expand on the story, one of the franchise’s most famous and acclaimed but also a far cry from the author’s vision.
You’re probably familiar with the old Yogi Berra quote, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Well, if Yogi saw the new RoboCop film he’d probably revise that statement as “the future” in this film is pretty much the same as it was envisioned in 1987 – just not as much fun to watch.
Remember the good old days when a big-budget action picture could earn a hard R rating? It looks like those days are officially dead. “Die Hard,” “The Terminator,” “Total Recall,” these were three of the best action movies of the late eighties and early nineties, complete with all the gleeful violence and profanity a kid could desire. Nowadays, everything must be toned down to a PG13 rating, including the recent sequels and reboots of the three aforementioned films.
Calling all Trekkies and fans of the galaxy, the mother ship is calling and is predicted to land Jan. 17 in The Gallery at Tempe Center of the Arts.
Based on his four feature films, it’s clear that Spike Jonze’s mind is nothing short of an endlessly inventive wonderland. He brought two of the most creative screenplays ever written to life in “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation.” In “Where the Wild Things Are,” he took a 48-page picture book and transformed it into one of the most emotionally complex family movies of all time. “Her,” the director’s latest outing, is simply a revelation of imagination.
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This photo provided by .MGX by Materialise shows a Fractal.MGX coffee table by WertelOberfell, made from a brown epoxy resin from the design division of Belgium-based 3-D printing company, Materialise. It was designed after the growth patterns of trees, whose stems grow into smaller branches until becoming very dense toward the top. A novelty once reserved for science-fiction, 3-D printing has gone mainstream in home decor thanks to cheaper, more accessible technology. (AP Photo/.MGX by Materialise, Copyright StéphaneBriolantParis)
This photo provided by .MGX by Materialise shows the Twister.MGX floor lamp by Janne Kyttanen, which is crafted from a white polyamide material from the design division of Belgium-based company, Materialise. It's now only available in limited quantities, and is on permanent display at New York's Museum of Modern Art. A novelty once reserved for science-fiction, 3-D printing has gone mainstream in home decor thanks to cheaper, more accessible technology. (AP Photo/.MGX by Materialise)
In this photo provided by .MGX by Materialise, the Volume.MGX lamp by Dror, from the design division of Belgium-based 3-D printing company, Materialise, expands from a flattened position to create a shape which, when lit, provides both a bright, warm glow in its center and a cooler, darker feeling around its edges. A novelty once reserved for science-fiction, 3-D printing has gone mainstream in home decor thanks to cheaper, more accessible technology. (AP Photo/MGX by Materialise)
This photo provided by .MGX by Materialise shows the Russula.MGX table lamp by Arik Levy, from the design division of Belgium-based 3-D printing company, Materialise. It takes its name and shape from a mushroom, appearing to float and hover in space thanks to a slender supporting structure. A novelty once reserved for science-fiction, 3-D printing has gone mainstream in home decor thanks to cheaper, more accessible technology. (AP Photo/.MGX by Materialise)
We all know that the Star Trek mission is “to explore strange new worlds” and “seek out new life and new civilizations,” so it’s only logical that the Starship Enterprise would eventually end up at the Arizona State Fair. Nestled amongst the “Bacon A-Fair” food stands and “Tilt-A-Whirl” thrill rides, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” has landed.
All kinds of people nationwide have been saying for a while now Arizona is going to, well, the infernal regions, but a University of Hawaii study is actually predicting it.
This publicity film image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows, from left, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in a scene from the "Star Wars" movie released by 20th Century-Fox in 1977. The classic Star Wars film that launched a science fiction empire is being dubbed in the Navajo language.
LOS ANGELES — For $349, your dog can learn to fly.
Rebecca Hall is confidently stepping toward center stage.
It can’t hurt to kick off the school year with some positive reinforcement about reading, and that should be available in spades at Girls Night Out, a free event for teen readers featuring No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike and fellow writers Suzanne Young and C.J. Hill.
Flying cars. Waterproof living rooms that you clean with a hose. A pool on every rooftop.
On April 2, 2013, the Associated Press announced amendments to its style book, effectively banning the use of the word “illegal” to describe a person as in “an illegal immigrant.” This announcement was followed by similar pronouncements from other news sources, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Denver Post.
Most of the ads for “After Earth” have neglected to mention that M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote and directed the film. Movie studios finally seem to be realizing that having Shyamalan’s name plastered above the title will no longer sell tickets.