The hottest news off the wire is the continuing saga of "The X-Files" and its rumored return to network television. Show creator Chris Carter and the two main stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have expressed a desire to return to the series so what's the hang up? Well it seems, as usual, it's Fox and its inability to decide episode commitment. Stay tuned.
Biochemist and Entomologist Peter Miles continues on his quest to be a science fiction author with his book "Nandroth," which centers on a computer scientist named Axel of Earth with broad, mechanically inclined hobbies. One such endeavor is the development of a matter transmitter. During an experiment with the prototype device he suddenly finds that his consciousness has traveled across space and inhabiting the body of someone called Axel of Nandroth. While in this guise he ends up helping the Androthi people in their struggle against the oppression of a space race known as the Mekkans, a race of artificial intelligent beings who have one goal, the complete domination of every living thing they come into contact with. "Nandroth" is currently available in paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the library or any bookstore.
A new film by director Max Finneran (Pumpkin Hell) will make its debut at this years Phoenix Film Festival on March 27. "The Shells" follows an enthusiastic director and his team of amateur filmmakers as they make camp in a former undercover Department of Defense research bunker to make a film about a dream researcher who disappeared while in the middle of a secret neurological experiment. "The Shells" stars Britt Lower (Unforgettable), Andrew Ridings (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Sara Chase (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Carolyn McCormick (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit).
"LINK" is a new sci-fi thriller from writer D.A. Karr. Set in the year 2800 CE, in a future apocalyptic world where time jumping becomes the means by which the powerful control the human race. Written in the thriller montage of a Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler the protagonist, Captain John Garrick is imprisoned in a time war in which the Earth has shifted on its axis and mankind finds itself in a time war in which its very survival is placed in jeopardy. Garrick is one man who doesn't live by the rules but lives by the code "kill or be killed." "LINK" is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble in both Kindle and paperback.
Just like album covers for vinyl records were once all the rage with unique designs and some real artistic designs that became collector items and worth thousands and even millions of dollars at special art auctions, so too, VHS video art cover is now a collector's dream. VHS video cover art is a largely lost art form representing a period of unabashed creativity during the video rental boom of the 1980's and 1990's. Some of the best art covers had to to with sci-fi and fantasy films, kid productions and horror movies. Now Schiffer Publishing, Ltd will be offering a digital review of "VHS: Video Cover Art" by Thomas 'The Dude Designs' Hodge. The collection will become available in May 2015 through NetGalley.com.
The episodes for the newest season of "The Adventures of the League of S.T.E.A.M." are now available on YouTube. This award-winning online series features Jennifer Newman, Michelle Morrow, Shawn Strider, Michelle Nguyen Bradley, John F. Strangeway and whacky Trista Robinson. The League of S.T.E.A.M. are famed monster hunters of the Victorian era on a mission to study, capture or eliminate all things cryptozoological and supernatural. Through their advances in science and engineering, this group of intrepid investigators venture on extraordinary expeditions and daring misadventures steeped in action and mystery!
Rustbucket Rumble is a 2D, team-based, arena-combat game from Reactor Zero and creator Matt Toschlog. Robots have taken over the Earth and now they've turned on each other. Players battle as one of six robots, each with their own, unique skills and weaponry!
A new indie sci-fi film from Bella Luce Productions has been launched titled "Omniscient." A British cult leader kidnaps his estranged teenage daughter to clone her telepathic ability before her mother thwarts his plan to control humanity. The black sheep of a family with a history of telepathic abilities, Lucien forms a cult on the premise of ridding the world of all evil. His ex-wife, Amanda, took their daughter, Grace, when Grace was young and after Lucien was becoming more and more sadistic. Now Grace's telepathy is developed and is the strongest Lucien has ever witnessed. Lucien has devised a way to clone Grace's ability to the members of his group ... but the clock is ticking. Will he be able to accomplish this feat before Amanda exposes him and his big secret? "Omniscient" is in the early stage of financing through Indiegogo.
"Self/less" is a new sci-fi film starring Ryan Reynolds and Sir Ben Kingsley that tells the story of a dying multi-billionaire who wishes to extend his life by transferring his consciousness into the body of a young, healthy man. However, not all is at it seems when when revelations concerning the body and its true origins come to light. Co-starring Victor Garber, Matthew Goode and Natalie Martinez, "Self/less" opens in theaters beginning July 10, 2015.
Finally, the pioneer supernatural series "One Step Beyond" is recaptured in a six-disc DVD Collectors set ready for release on April 7, 2015. From ghosts and monsters to mysterious disappearances, each eerie episode presents storylines that defy common understanding of reality. No solutions to these mysteries were ever found, leaving viewers bewildered, wondering if the paranorma truly exists. Before "The X-Files" and "In Search Of" there was "One Step Beyond" which attracted talent such as Charles Bronson, Cloris Leachman, Robert Loggia, Warren Beatty, Joan Fontaine and many more. Hosted by the icon of announcing in his day, John Newland, this collection of stories is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 X 3 and presented in its original sound.
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