Dan Starkey shows us how he gets into character as Strax from Doctor Who with this behind the scenes look.
Today’s video of the day is Lady Soliloque’s ‘The Doctor is Extra-Terrestrial’, a mashup remix of Doctor Who composer Murray Gold’s ‘I am the Doctor’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Extra-Terrestrial’.
Dozens dead in the Moore, Oklahoma tragedy where a tornado took out a schoolhouse with a direct hit. Help if you can.
Deathstroke is confirmed as playable character in Batman: Arkham Origins challenge mode pre-order now for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for exclusive early access to the Deathstroke pack.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars retires in favor of new series, Star Wars: Rebels
Join the methodical and intrepid Erasmus Drake of Scotland Yard, and the irrepressible, unsinkable Dr. “Sparky” L. McTrowell, airship pilot and adventurer in steampunk stories of mystery and intrigue in a London that never was!
Attention all mini-geeks,parents, and grandparents of mini-geeks! The Los Angeles Zoo is hosting Comic Jungle on Saturday, June 1, 2013, and Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to the zoo dressed as your favorite comic character. During the day, there will be opportunities to meet Marvel heroes, Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man, and special activities all around the zoo. Learn which animals at the zoo have “super powers” like flight, night vision, and super strength!
Although the zoo’s website says the event is “free to all GLAZA members with paid admission,” we were able to verify with a zoo representative that the event is open to all zoo attendees on June 1 and June 2, and GLAZA membership is not required.
Though the “Avengers 2” movie isn’t set to start filming until next year, it’s generating quite a lot of buzz with rumored changes to the cast. Joss Whedon spoke to Yahoo! at the premiere of “Iron Man 3” in April, saying he’s completed a draft of the script for “Avengers 2,” and adding, “I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act, they’re in the movie.” Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, perhaps? This seems to be the most popular rumor at present, though with Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” looming on the horizon, Starhawk and sister Aleta Ogord would be logical choices, as well.
According to “Variety,” Robert Downey, Jr. is not currently under contract to star in any more “Iron Man” movies, and Downey told The Daily Show in April that he is re-negotiating his contract with Marvel. It seems unlikely that Marvel will fail to contract Downey for “Avengers 2,” but beyond that, things get murky.
Most recently, speculation has surfaced that Jeremy Renner will not be returning in “Avengers 2” because the studio is unhappy with remarks the actor made in an interview with Total Film about his role in “Avengers.” Total Film quotes Renner: “For 90 percent of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play. It’s kind of a vacancy. [Hawkeye is] not even a bad guy, because there’s not really a consciousness to him. To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses … I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. Fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No.” Given that Marvel axed Hugo Weaving mid-contract for his negative comments regarding his role as Red Skull, it’s likely that rumors of Renner’s absence from future Marvel films are true.
What are your hopes and suspicions for “Avengers 2” and the rest of the Phase 2 films? Sound off in comments below!
Clark Gregg rocks the business suit as S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Agent Phil Coulson in this seven second promotional clip for the new television series recently greenlit by ABC Television, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. There’s so much happening so fast in this tantalizing clip that it’s hard to know what to look at. You almost have to go through frame by frame and examine it, but there is high tech, high risk situations, some obviously super-powered humans (who’s side the one shown is on is impossible to tell from the clip), and the unflappable Coulson who is clearly in charge.
And, from the Twitter hash tag #coulsonlives at the end, we can assume that he didn’t actually die at Loki’s hand at the end of the Avengers. Which is a good thing. It would have been a short TV series.
This is by far the shortest clip we’ve ever spotlighted, but it’s the first bit of video to be released from the Joss Whedon project, so we don’t have a lot to work with. Still, it does the job – it whets our appetites for more. We are frustrated, though. We keep throwing money at the screen, but nothing happens.
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
We added the full first TV spot so you can get a better feel for what they’re doing.
Tonight on Krypton Radio’s exclusive radio series The Event Horizon,we’re pleased to have with us Geoffrey Thorne. We speak at length with Geoff about a version of Star Trek that never was.
The premise and storyline for Bryan Singer’s Star Trek: Federation wasn’t actually created by Singer.
It was created by Geoffrey Thorne.
On tonight’s episode, we talk with Geoffrey about his experiences writing for television, comics, novels and anthologies.
Thorne is a science fiction novelist, a writer for television’s Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and science fiction novels both graphic and otherwise . Writer and founder of a comic book studio called Genre19 along with gifted illustrator and friend Todd Harris, Thorne’s work has appeared in Dark Horse Comic’s showcase with the popular Journeymen title, as well as his first graphic novel Prodigal.
Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac,” SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth’s customs and managing Lois Lane’s expectations for their relationship.
Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets – including Supergirl’s home city of Kandor – and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis.
Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, SUPERMAN: UNBOUND film arrives May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download.
Fanboy Comics (FBC) is excited to announce the release of its very first Free Comic Book Day sampler on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
In celebration of the annual event held by comic book retailers across the country, FBC will provide a free digital download to its readers, which will include previews of its published and upcoming graphic novels, as well as select staff and contributor reviews of comic books, movies, video games, and more! Readers will see a never-before-seen sneak preview of The Arcs, a graphic novel to be released later this year, as well as pinups by artist Michael Fitzgerald Troy for Basenjis vs. Shepherds, a web comic currently in development by Fanboy Comics.
Fanboy Comics’ Free Comic Book Day sampler will be available through the Fanboy Comics website starting on May 4th.
Founded in early 2010, Fanboy Comics (FBC) is an online conglomerate of geek media, providing its readers with daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. In 2011, FBC added independent comic book publisher to its credits, when it published its first graphic novel, Something Animal. The company’s second graphic novel, Identity Thief, was released in September 2012.
Fanboy Comics seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works.
On Free Comic Book Day, comic book fans in the Los Angeles area will find the Fanboy Comics staff at Brave New World Comics in Newhall, CA. Fanboy Comics will have a number of free items to give away to fans in attendance.
For more information on Fanboy Comics and to access your Free Comic Book Day sampler, please visit www.fanboycomics.net.
I wanted to make this, the 1000th article published by Krypton Radio, something special – and by merest chance it happened on May 4, which is shaping up to be a fantastic day for fans everywhere!
Being a science fiction fan has never been more fun or more exciting. There is so much going on in Fandom, and it’s becoming so much more popular and accepted that there are wonderful things all around us, nearly all the time. Today, though, we’re experiencing a sort of new Renaissance. Being a geek has never been more exciting, and fandom has never been more important a part of our daily lives. And today in specific illustrates the point very nicely.
Today is Star Wars Day. It started out as something of a pun, but now even LucasFilm is playing along with its Star Wars Day attack ad. Yes, as a nation we do love us some Star Wars.
It’s also Free Comic Book Day, founded 12 years ago by comic aficionado Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in California and co-founder of a nonprofit trade group, Comics Professional Retail Organization (ComicsPRO).
It’s designed to promote a love of comics and expose new readers to this traditional American artform. Comics emphasize the moral compas, the center of right versus wrong. There’s an event near you! Look up the list of participants on the Free Comic Book Day web site.
It’s also the day most people are going to go see Iron Man 3, which debuted in various places around the world two days ago, but late Friday night in the United States, and we have comic books and our own enthusiasm for them to thank for the fact that this exists at all.
Today is also the day that the BBC and the Doctor Who production team announced that they have three million fans on the official Doctor Who Facebook page, or as Strax the Sontaran puts it, “The Book of Face”. (You may have to be on Facebook to see the video).
It’s a great day to be a sci-fi geek today, this May 4, 2013. There’s so much to write about, so much to tell you about, and so much fun to have today that we can’t possibly cover it all in a single article.
Today is your day, but from now on, if you’re a sci-fi / fantasy / comics geek, every day is your day. From me and all your friends at Krypton Radio, welcome to the New Age of Geek. You have arrived.
Krypton Radio Owner & General Manager Gene Turnbow