Today is the debut of the 13th Doctor in the long-running science fiction show “Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker assumes the role as the first woman to do so. Every time there is a new person playing this iconic role we wonder what they will be like and what they will do. I believe with Whittaker who is a great actress she will make The Doctor her own and treat the role and the institution with reverence and respect. She will be brilliant!
It’s Mulder, It’s Scully. The truth is out there and I want to believe. This iconic sci-fi series has returned for a ten episode run in its 11th series.
Up until now, we’ve been referring to the next installment of the Star Wars franchise as Episode VIII. Today that changes. Lucasfilm has announced that the film’s title is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Source: Star Wars: Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi – The Verge
Good news for Star Wars fans because we are getting closer to its release date. This franchise has seemed to have undergone a rebirth of sorts with “The Phantom Menace” and “Rogue One”. Nerds and geeks like me everywhere are stoked about this!
I saw the latest Star Wars movie last night and enjoyed it. Without giving anything away Rogue One does a great job of setting some things up for the original movies. You get some further back story into the struggle between the rebellion and the empire. New characters and some familiar favorites take you along this journey.
What is important to know is that this movie shows us new places in this universe so you get a feel for how big the world of Star Wars really is. The empire is a vast operation in a lot of locations. You can understand why it’s the rebel alliance has to fight harder and smarter. Heroes are made in the moment and you see that in this story. Felicity Jones has a wonderful performance as the central character in this story.
The movie starts off a bit slow but perhaps that is the point. It wants to show you a lot so you have to pay attention. I fully recommend you see it on the big screen. You won’t be disappointed.
May The Force be with you.
These movies are full of supernatural science fiction goodness. Close Encounters of The Third Kind is one of the greatest movies made of its genre. Frequency is one of those movies that is surprising and full of heart. They both touch on the paranormal and unexplained phenomenon. It’s a part of a twin bill tonight to end our week.
I am looking forward to this! Beyond is the latest in the rebooted series of Star Trek films with J.J. Abrams as the producer/director. From what I hear this is pretty, pretty good. Let’s boldly go to the movies this afternoon.
Instead of the VCR its the Blu Ray player and tonight we’re watching the DVD version of this great film. It’s a classic for all the right reasons, like it’s funny and the science fiction is awesome. One thing that makes this a great film is the comic chemistry of the cast Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis. Sigourney Weaver who is a sci-fi queen herself makes this a truly special movie.
I am looking forward to the new movie with Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. This will be a new movie for a new generation.
So, who ya going to call? You know what to do…
Here is a great list of the greatest science fiction TV shows. There are some very familiar shows you have seen and a couple that might be obscure to a wider audience. Click the link below to check it out.
The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows.