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Sand in Your Reboot? It Must Be Villeneuve’s DUNE

A look at the 2020 Dune film on The Fantasy Network News

What is it about literary, philosophical science fiction that draws readers in, but drives filmmakers to distraction—challenging the very notion of whether some things are just impossible to adapt into a movie? If you’re asking that question about Dune, then you’re probably creating the right mindset for whatever happens—good, bad, or ugly—when director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the famed sci-fi ...

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So You Want a Famous Actor in Your Indie Sci-Fi Film

If creating an indie film isn’t enough of a challenge as it is, and if adding cool special effects on a budget is still not hard enough, then there’s another route to make your film even more of a challenge. You could get a famous star to play the cameo. Sound impossible? Not if you’re fortunate enough to be Colin ...

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7 Science Podcasts that Sci-Fi Fans Can’t Miss

Do you like your sci-fi rooted in a solid amount of real, grounded, believable science? Maybe you don’t mind a bit of hand-waving (you’ll give Old Ben Kenobi a pass), but you like honest-to-goodness, science-based fiction too (hi, Isaac Asimov). You’re not alone, and fortunately, there are plenty of podcasts out there that keep you informed of what’s happening in ...

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7 Cool Sci-Fi Talk Podcasts You Need to Catch

Science fiction lovers have so many ways to enjoy their favorite genre — and it’s not all movies and TV, either. Podcasts are surging in popularity right now, and that’s good news for sci-fi fans because you can stream some pretty great podcasts discussing your favorite genre. There are tons of ‘casts to choose from, and we know we can’t ...

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After We Leave: An Interview with Indie Sci-Fi Filmmaker Aleem Hossain

How much would you risk to get a ticket to a better life? That’s the question at the heart of AFTER WE LEAVE, an award-winning sci-fi indie film by director Aleem Hossain. The film won best feature film at Sci-Fi London, recently played at the Other Worlds Film Festival in Austin, TX, and is slated to play in Hollywood in February 2020. ...

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A Fashionable Shoe for a More Civilized Age – Lightsaber Heels!

Forget droids. These are the shoes I’m looking for! I feel in love with this pair from Irregular Choice at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim earlier this year and haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. Now I have proof that I’ve not been lying about them being a real thing!   What do you think? Anyone else just feel ...

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Gets Villainous in Star Wars Rebels!

Contrary to popular rumor, the Buffy alum will not be voicing a young Princess Leia in the upcoming season of Star Wars Rebels. Instead, Gellar will provide the voice of Seventh Sister, one of two new Inquisitors hunting down any remaining Jedi and Force-sensitive. Check out the video below to get a few more details about this mysterious Imperial enforcer. ...

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C3PO Flats from Irregular Choice

The next reveal in the officially licensed Star Wars shoe line from Irregular Choice are these shiny shiny C3PO flats! Will any of you be snagging these when they’re released?

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A Long Time Ago in an English Manor Far, Far Away…

Just when you thought Dame Maggie Smith couldn’t get any more awesome, she and the rest of the Downton Abbey cast do just that. Made for charity, “Downton Wars Episode 2: The Evil Butler Strikes Back” takes the cake in terms of charm, wit, and love for both franchises. Have a watch below! On a sidenote, did you ever think ...

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