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The Wheel Weaves as It Wills: What’s Happening with the WHEEL OF TIME Series

It’s fair to say that the wildly popular and profitable Game of Thrones series on HBO has opened doors to the filming of other beloved, massively long, fantasy book series. And so, it’s no wonder that Amazon Prime Video has been looking at what it can adapt and has landed on The Wheel of Time. Thirty years, fourteen books and ...

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7 SFF Films to Watch Over the Holidays

We’re coming up on Thanksgiving in the U.S., and December is filled with holidays. But since a lot of us aren’t planning to travel anywhere, we’re going to have time on our hands. What a perfect time to plan your binge-watching! Here’s a short list of sci-fi, fantasy and horror films to dive into over the next several weeks. A ...

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10 Cool SFF Gifts for the Geeks You Love in 2020

2020 has been a weird year, without a doubt. So it’s no surprise that some people are finding it more challenging than usual to figure out what to do for the holidays. After all, you still want to find something fun for the SFF fans you love, but it’s not as easy to browse at the local mall for gifts. ...

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Brent Spiner Spoofs Himself in Hilarious Video

Brentwood with Brent Spiner, short film on The Fantasy Network News

“Here it comes… You want me to do a Comic Con.” As it turns out, the answer’s no. But Brent Spiner’s willingness to channel a little bit of Bill Shatner as he grapples with trying to get past his Star Trek: TNG role is a lot of fun. The new short on YouTube, BRENTWOOD, features Brent Spiner in a jealousy-induced ...

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To Short or Not to Short: Filmmaking Tips from The Forge Studios

I’m usually not a huge proponent of shorts, as there are not many monetary opportunities for them. However, they have become our “go-to” over at The Forge Studios. Why? There are several factors… It Builds a Team Production is the “fun” part of filmmaking, and it gives people opportunity. Filmmaking is a team sport, and there are so many who ...

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House of the Dragon Is Coming: What We Know about the Game of Thrones Prequel

Before winter came dragons. And before everyone’s favorite blonde Daenerys started raining fire on the world, a whole host of Targaryns flew high in the skies of Westeros. So, when the multiple Emmy award-winning—and highly profitable—Game of Thrones series came to an end, it’s not surprising that HBO wanted to figure out a way to keep the success going. The ...

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Labor of Love: The Making of Sci-Fi Short Film BLINDSIGHT

Fan art can take a lot of forms — short stories online, a reddit feed, sketches, Etsy crafts. But when you’re a creative director and artist, your ambition gets a bit of a boost and you probably end up doing something bigger. It’s fair to say that was the experience of filmmaker Danil Krivoruchko, whose short film BLINDSIGHT is a ...

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