Thursday, March 28, 2013

Star Wars Episode VII fan poster channelling Struzan

Check out this excellent Star Wars Episode VII fan poster, featuring all the aged regulars from the original trilogy, ready to step back into action:

It was made by DeviantART user Adam Schickling, though would fit right in with Drew Struzan's posters for the special editions and prequels.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Details of Independence Day sequels

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Roland Emmerich has revealed details of his potential two-part sequel to the ultimate alien invasion film, Independence Day. The two sequels will be set a couple of decades after the original, with the next generation of humanity dealing with the return of the aliens:
The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years.
Emmerich apparently already has an art team working on visualising the alternate timeline of post-alien invasion Earth:
It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane.
Two scripts co-written by Dean Devlin have apparently already been written, with a mix of characters from the first film and new guys:
It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over.
Emmerich also commented on the general shape of the two films depicting the second invasion:
The first one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens].
What do you think? I am intrigued by the idea of post-alien invasion technological advancement, but also cautious: Independence Day is a pleasingly formed, happily ever after. Is it worth the risk of a less satisfying sequel? Lets hope these live up to the original.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Doctor returns

The new series of Doctor Who starts in one week! I for one am intrigued and excited about the charming and curiously ever-dying new companion, Clara Oswin Oswald. The first episode is called The Bells of Saint John, and sounds like it will feature an interesting new alien threat. Here's the official synopsis, and movie-style poster:
The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
Ahead of that the BBC have released a really cute prequel minisode, enjoy:

And here's a trailer for the episode:

Continue reading after the jump for synopses and images from the next three episodes, and a trailer for the series: