Is it December yet?
Reminding us that you don’t truly appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.
Been awhile, so here’s a quick round-up:
Feb 27, 2017
For genre films it was (yet again) a quiet night:
Which genre films did you think got what they deserved? Which were snubbed?
Richard Hatch, the man who originated the role of Apollo on the 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica, has passed away at age 71. He joined the cast of the 2003 reboot as terrorist/political leader Tom Zarek.
He was no stranger to genre film (particularly the B-grade variety) and had appeared in the legally questionable Prelude to Axnar (and was set to appear in the full version, had that gone through).
In addition to acting, Hatch wrote a number of novels set in BSG universe. In 1999 he attempted his own reboot of the show that made him famous, producing a trailer for Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming.
He is survived by his son, Paul.
Accompanying the US Football championship yesterday was a slew of advertisements, including several for this year’s coming blockbusters.
Given the current political climate, it’s not hard to image why the nearly 70 year old book is back on the bestseller list. It’s so popular, in fact, that Amazon was sold out for a few days. If you want a copy, they have them back in stock (though there’s a note that it may take a day or two longer than normal to ship).
While 1984 seems to be the go-to text for dystopian, authoritarian fiction, what’s your recommendation for work in this genre?
Probably an attempt to remind us it’s still happening (sets are being built and uniforms are being made). No official word on when it will debut, but CBS is still going with their “All Access” nonsense for US viewers.
The nominees for the films that came out in 2016 are up. As usual, genre films are passed over, but at least Arrival seems to have caught the Academy’s attention for some of the major awards. While not genre, per se, Hidden Figures is definitely a geek-friendly movie and highly recommended by the Bureau staff.
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