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Watch: James Cooper’s ‘Interview With a Time Traveler’ Sci-Fi Short | FirstShowing.net


Interview With a Time TravelerWatch: James Cooper’s ‘Interview With a Time Traveler’ Sci-Fi Short by Alex Billington September 4, 2014 Source: Vimeo “Why must everything that is broken be fixed?” This might just be a must watch, but I don’t want to get too excited.

While we often feature sci-fi short films that have extravagant CG visuals, this one is all about the dialogue. Titled simply Interview With a Time Traveler, from director James Cooper, it is exactly that — an interview with a time traveler, and it’s very mysterious and compelling.

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Castle Pays Homage To Firefly At A Sci-Fi Convention


Castle Firefly Convention EpisodeNathan Fillion is keeping the “Firefly” torch burning even in his newer role — this weeks “Castle” paid homage to the short-lived Joss Whedon series in a number of geeky ways.The episode, directed by “Star Trek: The Next Generation” legend Jonathan Frakes, was set at a sci-fi convention, and featured a “Firefly”-style show called “Nebula-9.”“They were canceled over a decade ago. After 12 episodes, which was 12 episodes too many,” Castle explained to Beckett.“I thought you would be a fan,” she admitted.“I’m a fan of good sci-fi. ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Battlestar,’ that Joss Whedon show, but ‘Nebula-9?’ No, it’s all phony melodrama and lifeless acting,” our hero proclaimed, much to the joy of the Browncoats in the audience.”Castle” airs every Monday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

Thanks to the fine folks at Huffington Post for this lil’ jewel of the ‘Verse!

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Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson for Sci-Fi comedy-drama ‘Space Station 76’ – Digital Spy


Written and directed by playwright Jack Plotnick, the film is set in a 1970s version of the future, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tyler stars as an assistant captain on a space ship. Wilson, who later this year is set to appear in season two of Girls, plays the unhappy and suicidal captain of the ship.

“People think that the 1970s were about the discos and the free love, but in the suburbs you were left feeling, ‘Where’s the party?” Plotnick said of the film.

“So the emotional story is what I felt in the ’70s. My parents weren’t happy together and they stuck it out for the kids. It’s an homage to them. And in one way, I think we’re like these solitary ships in space trying to connect.”

Space Station 76 – which also features Jerry O’Connell (Mockingbird Lane) and Kali Rocha (Meet the Parents, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – is expected to be released during 2013.

Thanks to DigitalSpy.com for this cool story!

via Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson for sci-fi comedy-drama ‘Space Station 76’ – Movies News – Digital Spy.

 

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Hanks finally gets his sci-fi adventure | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com


Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in 'Cloud Atlas,' a new film spanning centuries and genres. The film is an epic of shifting genres and intersecting souls that features Hanks, Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess and James D'Arcy.

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in ‘Cloud Atlas,’ a new film spanning centuries and genres. The film is an epic of shifting genres and intersecting souls that features Hanks, Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess and James D’Arcy. / Warner Bros. Pictures/Jay Maidment/Associated Press

Tom Hanks is such a big fan of science-fiction movies that back in 1982, he and his “Bosom Buddies” co-star Peter Scolari snuck onto the soundstage where “‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” was being filmed.

Hanks didn’t land the cameo in “Wrath of Khan” that he dreamed about. But now thanks to “Cloud Atlas,” the latest from the Wachowski siblings (“The Matrix”) and Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”), the actor is finally starring in his own sci-fi extravaganza. And it only took him about 30 years to do it.

“They just don’t ask me to make (sci-fi) movies,” says the two-time Oscar winner. “It’s cosmic, man, that these three filmmakers did. They all have comet tattoos on them somewhere and they just change the lives of everybody that they come across.”

Based on David Mitchell’s acclaimed 2006 novel, “Cloud Atlas” is an almost-impossible-to-describe tale that spans continents, genres and centuries. Shot both in the United States and Germany, the film (opening Friday) netted a 10-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Roger Ebert called it “astonishing” but there were naysayers, including Karina Longworth of the LA Weekly who described the movie as “dramatically incoherent.”

Hanks says he was a convert as soon as he read the script, which he likens to “a hug that gets tighter and tighter.”

Adds the actor, “When I heard that they were going make a German blockbuster that was written in Costa Rica, I said, ‘I’m in,’ because I have never, never heard such a bodacious, United Nations approach to making a film before.”

Six interwoven stories, stretching from an 1849-set adventure on the high seas to a 24th century saga of tribal warfare, unreel with the same cast of actors (Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess) playing different roles in each of them.

With the help of make-up, wigs and prosthetic devices like rubber noses, the performers play characters far removed from themselves, sometimes jumping races and genders.

Berry, for instance, plays a 1970s reporter, a white Jewish aristocrat in the 1930s and a Victorian housewife.

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