When it comes to science fiction, you don’t get much bigger than Star Wars and Star Trek. The grandfathers of modern popular sci-fi, these two franchises represent different sides of the same coin. One is fantastical and old-fashioned, telling stories of heroes and villains in an epic, operatic struggle. The other is optimistic and smart, telling tales of technology and ethics and diplomacy… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Examining the Current State of 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: What appears to be a photo of Disney executive Bob Iger standing next to the Millenium Falcon on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is actually a composite image created by special effects company Industrial Light & Magic. Still, the image presents the first close-up view of the updated spacecraft, originally… Continue reading Movie News: 'Star Wars' "Millenium Falcon" Photos; New, Probably NSFW '[REC] 4: Apocalypse' Clip
The Important News
The Golden Globe nominations were announced, with Birdman and Boyhood well represented.The SAG Awards nominations were also announced, with the same two movies on top.
Names were revealed for the characters in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Meanwhile, new Star Wars attractions at Disney theme parks will be based on the new movies only.
Michael Fassbender is officially playing Steve Jobs.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens news continues to drip out, and while we still don’t know the precise plot of the movie (though we can certainly infer plenty from its teaser trailer), we now at least know who the main cast is playing. And EW unveiled the names by showcasing some new trading cards Lucasfilm is putting out.
The Ball droid is BB-8
Last Days in the Desert: Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It’s inspired by the Biblical account, “an imagined chapter from [Jesus’] 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert,” in which Jesus is tempted by the Devil… Continue reading Movie News: First Look at Ewan McGregor as Jesus in 'Last Days'; 'Star Wars' Theme-Park Rides Coming