science fiction

This is how Gravity’s stunning Space Station reentry was made

This is how Gravity’s stunning Space Station reentry was made

The visual effects design team behind one of the most memorable scenes in Gravity have shared the story behind the computer-generated sequence, creating a virtual space station to plunge into the Earth's atmosphere. Most of the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney blockbuster involved CGI, but Rising Sun Pictures was forced to mix science and speculation to get the scene where the Chinese space station is knocked out of its orbit.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets second season with Agent Carter spinoff

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets second season with Agent Carter spinoff

Joss Whedon's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a second season, patchy ratings aside, with ABC opting to not only bring the Marvel universe characters back, but to make a spin-off too, Marvel's Agent Carter. The news - as well as giving Whedon fans still sore over Firefly some evidence that the screenwriter and producer can, in fact, get a second season out of a TV network - will see Captain America's Hayley Atwell star in a series of her own, set in 1946.

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Star Wars STREET by 50 on-ear headphones Review

Star Wars STREET by 50 on-ear headphones Review

What better way to ring in "May the 4th be with you" - unofficial "Star Wars Day," that is - than with a pair of Stormtrooper headphones? We’ve got one of the first pairs of Star Wars Stormtrooper STREET by 50 On-Ear headphones out in the wild this weekend and we’re having a listen while we sport the most obviously Star Wars-inspired of the collection.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past clip details mutant deaths

X-Men: Days of Future Past clip details mutant deaths

This week a litany of clips are being shared by those responsible for pumping up the May release of X-men: Days of Future Past. The most major of these is a clip of a scene from the film, one in which we understand why Professor X is able to walk after his injury at the end of X-Men: First Class, and who has died around thereabouts or between then and the present.

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Star Wars 7 cast: who’s who

Star Wars 7 cast: who’s who

Today we’re having a first peek at what the main cast of Star Wars VII (or Star Wars 7, if you prefer) will look like. Below you’ll find each of the main characters listed near images of what they looked like in the original Star Wars films and/or what they look like now - assuming they were in a Star Wars film in the first place. Several cast members were in the original trilogy while several others are completely new to this universe.

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Star Wars 7: full cast announced

Star Wars 7: full cast announced

The first full list of Star Wars VII or Star Wars 7 (whichever you prefer) cast members has been announced, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. This collection of actors will also include Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, and a whole lot of other familiar faces.

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Star Wars 7: Luke, Han, Leia spotted in London

Star Wars 7: Luke, Han, Leia spotted in London

The three actors most notorious for their roles of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo have been spotted in London in recent weeks. These actors do not live in London, nor is their a particularly thrilling Star Wars convention in the area. It could be that what looks like a Star Wars 7 filming situation and feels like a Star Wars 7 filming situation is just that.

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Star Wars 7 skews canon: here’s how books becomes Legend

Star Wars 7 skews canon: here’s how books becomes Legend

It’s been revealed this week by Star Wars officials that Star Wars Episodes 7, 8, and 9 will not tell the same story as books in the same era. Those familiar with the ever-changing word of George Lucas, Lucasfilm, and every official department in-between will know that "canon" isn’t a solid term in the Star Wars Universe. Here we’re treated to the latest "legends."

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Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine LEGO Review

Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine LEGO Review

In the spirit of the film series - and partially because we didn’t get the set until very recently - we’ve decided to release our review of the Back to the Future (BTTF) DeLorean Time Machine LEGO CUUSOO set to here, several months after it’s been put on sale. This set is just one of a growing collection created by the minds at "Team BTTF", a set of conceptual LEGO artists that aim to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation and bring Back to the Future to a new generation of fans.

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