New Stargate Series In The Works

At the Stargate 20th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic Con, MGM announced a new Stargate series is coming. This series will be called Stargate Origins

Not a lot of information was given during the panel but we do know a few things. First is Stargate Origins begins filming next month. Next is the lead character will be Catherine Langford. If you remember the movie, Catherine Langford was the woman who hired Daniel Jackson to look into the Stargate in the original movie and it was her father who discovered it. This brings into question where the series falls in the continuity of the franchise as Stargate SG-1 established Catherine did not travel through the Stargate until much later in life. It is possible Stargate Origins is a reboot and the previous three series will no longer be considered canon.

We will try to bring you more information as it becomes available. Until then, what are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to this new Stargate series or would you rather SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe be allowed to stand as they are?

New Trailer For Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

Last month, we brought you news of a new animated Starship Troopers movie being released next month. Earlier this week, IGN released an all new trailer for that movie.

This trailer (included below) shows much more than the initial teaser, giving us a further look at the animation and hints of the story.

In a Twitter poll conducted after last month’s news, we found more of our followers are fans of the 1997 Starship Troopers film than not. Where do you stand? What did you think of the sequels? Are you looking forward to Traitor of Mars? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

Warner Bros has released another trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner 2049 has a star-studded cast, led by Ryan Gosling and the returning Harrison Ford. It is due to be released on October 6th of this year.

The original Blade Runner was somewhat loosely based on the classic Phillip K Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? While there were sequels to that novel (and somewhat to the original film) written, this film is not following their path.

What do you think of the new trailer? Are you looking forward to this movie?

New Star Of Doctor Who Announced

BBC has just announced Jodie Whittaker, known for Broad church, as the 13th Doctor. This is the first time a woman will play the lead role in the long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who. 

Whittaker will be taking over the role of the Doctor from Peter Capaldi. Her first appearance will be in this year’s Christmas special on December 25th.

First Look At Ready Player One

At the end of last week, Entertainment Weekly brought us another first look. This time, it was at the upcoming film adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One.

Ready Player One (the novel) was released in 2011. It depicts a grim future where the world may be on its last legs and many people have dedicated their lives to a contest taking place within an online game. Built upon 80s pop culture references, the book has found a wide audience and is particularly popular among cyberpunk fans.

Steven Spielberg is directing the film adaptation, which is expected to release in spring of 2018.

The Orville Gets A Premiere Date

The Orville, the new Seth MacFarlane sci-fi comedy series on Fox has finally gotten a premiere date. The first episode with be airing on Sunday, September 10th. 

The first trailer for the series, included below, was released back in May. The Star Trek influence is hard to miss and some have even said The Orville looks more like a Star Trek series than Star Trek Discovery. Some of the main cast are even Star Trek alumni. Seth MacFarlane himself appeared as a minor but named character on two episodes of Star Trek Enterprise and Penny Johnson Jerald played Kasidy Yates on Star Trek Deep Space Nine.

First Look At New Star Trek Captain

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly revealed our first look at Star Trek Discovery’s main captain. The character’s name is Gabriel Lorca and is played by Jason Isaacs. It’s worth noting various sources have stated the captain will not be the central character in this Star Trek series.

What’s your first impression of Gabriel Lorca?
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More On Detroit: Become Human

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It was brought to my attention that the first trailer for Detroit: Become Human actually appeared at E3 in 2015. Somehow this game flew under my radar until now.

This trailer seems to have more in common with the 2017 trailer than the one from 2016 but still seems to be telling a somewhat different story. It has been suggested the game may have three different intertwining stories to choose from or you may play as each of these three characters at some point to tell the same story. What do you think? What would you prefer?

Looking Back At Last Year’s Detroit: Become Human Trailer

Yesterday, we wrote about a newly-released trailer for an upcoming game from Sony called Detroit: Become Human. You can find that here.

As it turns out, this game has been in development for a long time. It even had a trailer released during last year’s E3. The strange thing is the two trailers look like they could almost be for two entirely different games within the same setting. The protagonists of these trailers also appear to be on opposite sides of the same conflict. The one thing the two trailers seem to have in common is the possibly elaborate decision making system.

This could mean they were planning to make the game one way and changed it drastically during the course of production. It could also mean you will have a truly impressive number of options in the game. All we can do for now is wait and see.

2016’s E3 trailer is included below if you, like myself, had not yet seen it.