Black Mirror Season 4 Releases Tomorrow

The fourth season of Black Mirror will be released tomorrow on Netflix. This is the show’s second season as a Netflix Original.

This season will again have six episodes and the trailer appears to show the series branching out in the kind of stories it tells. You can watch the full season trailer below. 

Have you seen the other seasons of Black Mirror? Do you like the series? What catches your attention in the trailer? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Twelfth Doctor Regenerates

The BBC has shared a video clip of the 12th incarnation of the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, regenerating. The clip also gives us our first look Jodie Whittaker in the role, outside of photos.

What do you think of the regeneration scene? Are you looking forward to the new Doctor or do you wish Capaldi had stayed on longer? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

X-Files Return Date Announced

This Wednesday, the return date for The X-Files was announced.

This will be the 11th season of the sci-fi/horror series and, as she has previously stated, Gillian Anderson’s last. It will be 10 episodes in length.

Are you a fan of The X-Files? Would you like to see the series continue or is it time to wrap things up? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

New Doctor, New Look

The BBC, via the Doctor Who Facebook page, has just given us the new Doctor since her reveal back in July

It seems this Doctor has a style all her, in addition to being the first time the character has taken the form of a woman. 

It’s worth noting the look of the TARDIS has also changed, as the ambulance symbol is no longer on the door.

What do you think of the look? Do you think Jodie Whittaker will make a good Doctor? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on social media.

Star Trek Discovery News

This week started with some great news for science fiction fans. StarTrek.com announced Star Trek Discovery has been renewed for a second season.

 The following is a statement from CABS about the renewal: “In just six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive, referring to the fact that Discovery set new CBS All Access records for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month. “This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the Star Trek legacy. We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.

What do you think of the news? Have you watched any of the first season? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Fallout 4 GOTY Edition Releases Today

Not long ago, we brought you news of the planned release of a Game of the Year Edition of Fallout 4 from Bethesda Game Studios. Today, we’re back to remind you of its release.

As of today, September 26th, Fallout 4 GOTY should be available from anywhere you would usually buy games. This Game of the Year Edition collects the base Fallout 4 game and the six DLC add ons in one package but includes no new content.

Will you be purchasing Fallout 4 GOTY? Do you already have the game? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Past Stars Returning For Sixth Terminator Film

Last night, The Hollywood Reporter revealed Linda Hamilton will be returning to the Terminator franchise to reprise her role as Sarah Connor. She previously played this character in the first two Terminator movies.

James Cameron will once again be producing and hopes to use Sarah Connor to once again make a statement about gender roles in action movies.

Also returning is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Tim Miller, who was recently attached to the Neuromancer film in development, will direct.

Fans of the franchise may be interested in the review of Terminator Future Shock we published some time ago.

Are you a fan of the Terminator franchise? Are you glad to see Linda Hamilton back? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Wanted Earth

This is NOT a paid advertisement.

“From the beginning Earth has remained unnoticed…until now. Various alien races desire Earth for their own reasons and will do anything necessary to dominate the planet and its inhabitants. For the first time in history; humans have a common enemy. Are you ready?”

Wanted Earth is a new miniatures-based strategy board game from Shadow Squirrel Games. It first came to my attention about a week ago through a sponsored post on Facebook. I read the little blurb, was immediately interested, and thought it was something our readers may be interested in as well. The game is currently on Kickstarter (but only until Tuesday.) It just hit 100% funding so, if you jump in now, there’s no risk. You will be getting what you pledge for and there are still a number of stretch goals not yet unlocked. In addition to that, Shadow Squirrel Games is offering a 30-day money back guarantee. If you decide within 30 days of receiving the game you don’t like it, you can return it and they will refund the amount you pledged. That’s a level of confidence you don’t see a lot from game companies and especially not on Kickstarter.

 
I got in touch with Shadow Squirrel Games and had them send me some photos of just what you can expect from the game. One of the first things they sent was this photo of everything that comes in the base game. You’ve got a play mat, character cards, dice, of course the miniatures, and even a bit more. That comes with the $69 pledge level (shipping charged later) on the Kickstarter and as a bit of miniatures addict, I can attest to that being more than a fair price for a game of this apparent quality.


Once I got to take a closer look at some of the sculpts, I was really impressed. They’ve got a sort of over-the-top style that doesn’t quite reach the level of cartoony. The detail looks great (assuming that holds up in the final molding process) and there’s a nice variation in appearance and even size while still allowing factions to appear distinct.

This is a painted prototype. The models will be supplied unpainted,

Other than the miniatures, one thing that really appeals to me about Wanted Earth is that it’s designed for 1-7 players. I’m of the opinion there aren’t enough games that can be properly played with just two people, and a single player option is rarer still.
Check out the Kickstarter page and see for yourself. There are several add on options as well as comic books set in the universe of the game.

Below, we’ll have some other samples from the game for you to take a look at, including one of the possible add on heroes and the next planned alien faction, which has yet to be finalized.

Here are the character cards for two of the Earth-defending heroes from the base game:

And for the alien invaders from the base game:

The hero character known as Dead Squirrel is one of the possible add ons during the Kickstarter campaign:

Finally, here is a sampling of the cards for a pirate-inspired alien faction planned for the future of Wanted Earth:

What do you think? Does Wanted Earth seem like the sort of game you’d play? Are you going to pledge to the Kickstarter, or maybe wait until the full release of the game? Would you like us to cover more traditional games with a science fiction theme in the future? We’d love to hear from you in the comments or on social media. Also, be sure to check out Wanted Earth on social media while you’re at it.

Star Wars IX Writer and Director Announced

It was announced on StarWars.com this morning that JJ Abrams will be writing and directing Star Wars episode 9.

JJ Abrams wrote and directed episode 7, The Force Awakens as well as being the person behind the rebooted Star Trek movies.

What do you think of this decision? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Star Wars IX Director Leaves

It was announced on StarWars.com earlier that Lucasfilm has parted ways with Colin Trevorrow, who was set to direct Star Wars episode 9. The official statement was the following:

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

Who would you like to see take his place? Let us know in the comments or on social media.