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‘Aidan 5′ – A Cool New Sci-Fi Web Series

Aiden5

Aidan 5 is a new independent and ambitious sci-fi web series from Room 101 Productions and it is very, very cool.

The story, created by John Jackson and Tim Baldwin, is set in a futuristic city and follows a detective as he attempts to solve the serial killing of his clones.

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Trey Stokes Delivers Brilliant Sci-Fi With ‘Ark’

Ark

About a week ago I wrote an article about an upcoming sci-fi web series from online content producer 60 Frames titled Ark that I thought looked highly promising.  If you missed that article, I recommend reading it before continuing with this one as it covers a great deal of background on the series that I won’t cover here. Check it out at the link below (where you can also watch the trailer):

Upcoming Web Series ‘Ark’ Looks Promising

Since writing the above article I have been fortunate to view an early screener of the entire ten episode series.  I say “fortunate” because Ark delivers brilliant sci-fi and in my opinion is the best science fiction web series that I’ve seen so far.

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‘Sargasso Planet’ Offers Insight Into ‘Day One’

Sargasso Planet

About a week ago a package arrived in my post box from an unknown sender.  Upon opening the package I was greeted with the three items shown in the above photograph: a “Sargasso Planet” branded t-shirt, hat and badge.  The package arrived the day before I was moving house, so with the mystery in the back of my mind the box ended up being shoved in with all the other ones.

Today I pulled the box out again and was reminded about the mystery.  There was nothing to identify the items in the box save a web address on the badge:

www.sargassoplanet.com

A quick visit to the web address made it immediately apparently, from the first sentence on the site, that the items related in some way to NBC’s new alien invasion series Day One.

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The Uniquely Animated ‘Strange Frame: Love & Sax’

Strange Frame

Strange Frame: Love and Sax is the first film of a planned animated sci-fi quadrilogy from a collaboration between independent film maker G.B. Hajim and musician Shelley Doty.

The story takes place in the 29th century at a time when humanity has left a decimated Earth and spread throughout the solar system. In this future humans genetically modify themselves both to survive the harsh climates of their new living conditions and as a fashion statement. Love and Sax unfolds on the Jupiter moon Ganymede and follows two beautiful musicians who, having developed a unified bond of harmony and movement in their struggle to achieve fame, find themselves being torn apart by it.

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Upcoming Web Series ‘Ark’ Looks Promising

Ark

Ark is an upcoming sci-fi web series that seems to be flying under the radar despite looking highly promising.

Ark tells the story of a young woman who, after a very deep sleep, wakes up in a coffin-like pod on a large spacecraft with no recollection of how she came to be there – somewhat similar to the premise behind the upcoming Pandorum. The story follows the woman as she explores her situation, discovers the truth about what is happening, and tries to get home.

The series is the result of a partnership between online content producer 60Frames Entertainment and independent comic book publisher Oni Press. The two are said to be collaborating to release Ark simultaneously as a web-series and as a comic/graphic novel.

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Details on ‘True Blood’ from the San Diego Comic-Con

True Blood at Comic-Con

Want to know what came out of the San Diego Comic-Con related to True Blood?

Attendees included nearly the entire cast as well as series writer/creator Alan Ball and author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Charleane Harris.

The panel opened with Alan Ball announcing that the mythical drink ‘Tru Blood’ is now a real drink that will become available from September 10 (the bottles won’t contain real blood though, it will be a mixture of blood orange and soda).

A preview of the last half of season 2 was then played. It has since been released online, watch it now:

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Details on ‘Heroes’ from the San Diego Comic-Con

Heroes at the San Diego Comic-Con

Want to know what came out of the San Diego Comic-Con related to Heroes?

Attending the packed Heroes Comic-Con panel were Tim Kring, Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventimiglia, Zachary Quinto, Masi Oka, Robert Knepper, Ray Park, Madeline Zima, and Dawn Oliveri.

It is difficult to tell who was more popular.  Zachary Quinto, Milo Ventimigila and Ray Park received notable roars.

A preview of the upcoming season 4 of Heroes, titled ‘Redemption’, was played.

A trailer that contains some of the footage shown at Comic-Con has since been released on the web.  You can watch it now:

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‘District 9′ Extended Featurette Plus Comic-Con Interviews

One thing the San Diego Comic-Con 2009 delivered was heightened anticipation for Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.

District 9 had its premiere screening at the Comic-Con and those in attendance have claimed the film could be the best sci-fi movie of the year, with some calling it the movie James Cameron’s Avatar has to beat.

Following is a featurette that discusses the backstory, includes never before seen footage, and shows interviews with cast and crew.  Below the featurette are three video interviews from Comic-Con.  One with producer Peter Jackson, one with director Neill Blomkamp, and one with rising star Sharlto Copley.

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Details from the ‘Doctor Who’ Comic-Con Panel

David Tennant as the Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

The Doctor Who panel at the San Diego Comic-Con took place on Sunday July 26th.  It was a very interesting panel although there were no special announcements and neither was a great deal revealed in terms of spoilers (there are a couple minor ones though).

Before the panel were introduced a previously available clip from the one-hour special ‘Planet of the Dead’ was aired.

Panel attendees were then introduced: showrunner Russell T Davies, David Tennant, Julie Gardner and Euros Lyn.

David Tennant arguably drew more of an enthusiastic roar from the crowd than anyone else at Comic-Con.  If ever the actor had wondered how much he’s loved as The Doctor, his answer was right there in true rock-star defeaning glory.

Whilst standing in ovation fans screamed: “We love you!” and in reference to his looming final episodes: “Don’t go!”

Tennant humorously replied:

“I love you too, each one of you, but in a slightly different, individual way.”

The audience were treated to clips from David Tennant’s final episode.

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Details on the ‘Smallville’ Comic-Con panel

Smallville

The Smallville Comic-Con panel happened on Sunday and a heap of roundtable interviews occurred afterwards.  Here’s the wrap on what came out of it all.

Attendees included Justin Hartley, Erica Durance, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, Allison Mack, Cassidy Freeman & Callum Blue.  Tom Welling made his first ever Comic-Con appearance.  This was the first time in history that the entire regular cast of the show have made it to Comic-Con.

First off the audience were treated to a season 9 preview.  At the time of writing this article the preview that was shown has yet to be released to the public.

The spoilerific things we learned:

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