GEEK OUT! PASSENGERS / ASSASSIN’S CREED – THE SCIFI MOVIE AS FLACCID ENTERTAINMENT

In 1977, Star Wars made the scifi movie highly bankable, taking the concepts of the pulp serials of the 30s and the B-movies of the 50s into the commercial stratosphere. Almost 40 years later, Star Wars still reigns supreme in the form of The Force Awakens and Rogue One – massive worldwide blockbusters which have captured the imagination of the casual movie-goer.

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GEEK OUT! HOW WESTWORLD HAS RE-INVIGORATED SCIFI TV

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This post contains spoilers!

Serialised story-telling in science-fiction TV really took off – we would suggest – in the early 1990s with Star Trek: The Next Generation and Babylon 5. The success of these space operas resulted in a flurry of similar type series, including two from the Star Trek franchise viz. Deep Space Nine and Voyager and the successful re-imagining of the Battlestar Galactica (BSG) movie franchise into a edgy, thought-provoking drama that reflected the times succinctly.

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GEEK OUT! ALIEN: COVENANT – PROMETHEUS SEQUEL REVEALED AS THE FIRST PART OF AN ALIEN PREQUEL TRILOGY. OH WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN?

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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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GEEK OUT! FREQUENCY SEASON ONE EPISODE THREE

Frequency -- "The Near-Far Problem" -- Image Number: FRG103b_0136.jpg -- Pictured: Peyton List as Raimy -- Photo: Liane Hentscher/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Frequency — “The Near-Far Problem” — Image Number: FRG103b_0136.jpg — Pictured: Peyton List as Raimy — Photo: Liane Hentscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

“THE NEAR-FAR PROBLEM”

Spoilers, doh!

A certified sleeper hit already! Amazingly Frequency maintains the high quality of the first two episodes with Reimy and Frank Sullivan trying desperately to save Julie by finding the Nightingale killer across the chasm of two decades.

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