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Paramount & CBS start legal action against Star Trek fan film (updated)

It looks as if the days of the Star Trek “fan” film may be numbered, after Paramount and CBS issued proceedings against the producers of the Star Trek movie, Axanar. “The Axanar Works infringe Plaintiffs’ works by using innumerable copyrighted elements of Star Trek, including its settings, characters, species, and themes,” states the complaint. “The Axanar Works … Continue reading

Get ready for The X-Files’ return (video)

In preparation for the return of The X-Files on January 24th, Fox has released an extended behind the scenes look. The twenty-one minute documentary features interviews with creator and producer Chris Carter as well as stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, looking back at the nine years and two feature films of the original run … Continue reading

RIP George Clayton Johnson

George Clayton Johnson, whose many SF contributions include the very first broadcast episode of Star Trek, died on Christmas Day aged 86. In what his agency called “a good life and an interesting life”, Johnson wrote for Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1959 before penning eight episodes for Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, including Kick the … Continue reading

Last minute Christmas gifts needed?

Still looking for a Christmas gift for the SFF screen fan in your life? Why not try some of these recommended items – links to our reviews will give you more details!     Lord of the Rings fan missing their latest Peter Jackson fix? Try this box-set of the extended edition of The Hobbit movies, or SFB’s … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast revealed

The eighth Harry Potter story has its cast, with the announcement that Jamie Parker, Nona Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will be playing Harry, Hermione and Ron for the stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. According to the official press release, “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now … Continue reading

Katherine Waterston to lead Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel has potentially got its lead in Steve Jobs’ Katherine Waterston. According to a report at Deadline, Waterston will play Daniels, one of the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise. But in fact it’s a dark, dangerous … Continue reading

RIP Peter Dickinson

British author Peter Dickinson, creator of The Changes trilogy, has died aged 88. The writer of over 60 books, Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson won two Carnegie Medals as well as two Crime Writers Association Golden Daggers, and was well-known for both his crime fiction and his children’s work. His trilogy of stories about an … Continue reading

The Librarians renewed for series 3

TNT has confirmed that the Librarians will be back for a third run of episodes. The network’s faith in the show is demonstrated by an order for 15 episodes this time around (rather than 10 as previously) set to air in autumn 2016. Noah Wyle continues as a recurring guest star, with Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, … Continue reading

Lost’s Grillo-Marxuach for Xena reboot

Lost’s Javier Grillo-Marxuach is expected to be scripting the reboot of Xena, Warrior Princess. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grillo-Marxuach will be creating a “new, modern Xena” who has the charisma of original lead Lucy Lawless – who is not involved with the new project currently – and elements of Katniss from The Hunger Games franchise. He … Continue reading

More destruction in Star Trek Beyond trailer (video)

The teaser trailer for the third of the Star Trek reboot films was intended to accompany the new Star Wars film but has been released early by Paramount. Set to a track by the Beastie Boys, it seems closer to director Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious roots and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy than the Trek … Continue reading