Stargate Origins MGM Digital Releasing

Yearning for new Stargate episodes?

From The Verge: The long-running science fiction franchise Stargate will be returning later this fall with a new digital show from MGM called Stargate Origins. The announcement was made [ recently ] at San Diego Comic-Con, during a 20th anniversary retrospective on the series Stargate SG-1. Continue reading

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Review of How to Surround Yourself with Idiots and Bring About the Fall of a Vast Galactic Empire: A Memoir By Darth Vader

Hailed by many as evidence that Lord Vader, a man widely known as the enforcer and the right hand of the Emperor, was in fact an undercover agent of the Rebel Alliance, “How to Surround Yourself with Idiots and Bring About the Fall of a Vast Galactic Empire” speaks not in support of the publisher’s claims, so much as to undermine any such claims. It must be remembered that the working title of this piece was: “My Personal Empire.” The posthumous renaming of the work smacks of a purely profit-driven agenda. It is an insult to those brave sentients of the Rebel Alliance who fought for the lives and liberties of galactic citizens everywhere. Continue reading

Alright. We gotta get behind this!

I mean, we’re sci-fi fans, right? What do we do? We cruise around looking for good sci-fi, and wishing someone would make more sci-fi and better sci-fi, well here it is! The Circuit. I mean, look who’s involved! Look at the names of the actors and directors! You got a paypal account? Yeah? Well then you can be a part of it. You can contribute to the Kickstarter sure, and yeah, you should, but beyond that you can submit a story, or a screenplay. You can make your own sci-fi episode and look at your cast! I mean, this isn’t a bunch of guys from your neighborhood. These are some of the biggest names in sci-fi… ever, and they want to work with you! How cool is that? They are asking you to work with them.

I mean, why are you still here? Just do it. Send them ten bucks, five bucks, fifty or fifty thousand. You want sci-fi? You want your sci-fi? Here’s your chance. Here’s the link: The Circuit. Go there right now. Get in on it. What are you waiting for? Go!

MultitaskingMomma’s Review of Off-World

I am a fan of all things sci-fi but I am also a huge nerd for the Greek Gods . Strange isn’t it, to refer to the mythological beings when reviewing a science fiction/fantasy novel? Truth is, I was reminded of those myths even when the setting is in a galaxy different from ours and involving advanced technology such as those we see in Star Trek and Star Wars. You can be sure that Star Gate is thrown into the mix as well. It is the interfering beings, though, that made me think Greek Mythology.
 
This is set in a time and space where the highly advanced beings guised themselves as gods and seemingly did not interfere with the lowly lifeforms they created or took a hand in developing. Seemingly for just like the gods, they interfered only when the world or universe was in trouble and so had to took a hand in fixing stuff. In the meantime, we see a galaxy dominated by a volatile and warlike female race who enslaved men for their pleasure, needs and service. These women remind me of the Amazons of old. Caught in the middle of it all is a slaver, Taine… [Read More]

Diversity in Sci-Fi: An interview with Manu Intiraymi

Manu Intiraymi Head ShotDiversity in Sci-Fi: An interview with Manu Intiraymi
by Jonah Bergan

Jonah: With us here today at Queerscifi.com, we have Manu Intiraymi, perhaps best known to us queer sci-fiers as Icheb from Star Trek Voyager. Manu, Thanks for joining us. You’re reprising your role as Icheb in Star Trek Renegades. Tell us a little about that. Will Star Trek Renegades be a series or a film or…?

Manu: It looks, right now to be a film. They’ve announced their plans to make it a series. I think it’s going to be a series, but if so, it’ll need to be backed by crowd funding to see the episodes made. I think that’s the plan, hopefully they’ll find some investors outside of crowd funding. I’m not a producer of the film, or series, but I think it’s a strong story and I think it’ll be up to the fans if Renegades is going to continue.

Jonah: How about gay characters? Will there be any gay characters in Renegades? [Read More at Sci-Fi Sunday]

Why Does it Matter if a Character is Gay?

Jonah Bergan Why does it matter if a character is gay?

It’s a fair question, I suppose. It’s a fair question for those who feel that their own sexuality is somehow unimportant or is some manner disconnected from their identity. It’s a fair question for those who feel that anyone’s sexuality is an aberration or distraction from their true being. I for one don’t feel that is the case, but in this age where the mere mention of a difference between us is held up as an example of someone’s political agenda, I understand how it could seem to be a part of that and how, in order to protest the many agendas that may or may not exist, it might seem appropriate to label sexuality irrelevant and just move on.

It’s no one’s business after all, no one needs to know what you do in the bedroom, alone in the dark or with a partner, unless of course you socialize or somehow interact with other people—say at your workplace, where someone might ask you what you did over the weekend. A heterosexual woman might reply that she went to a winery with her husband. She might go on to share that he drank too much and she had to drive home. This sort of sharing is a part of normal human interaction. We use pronouns sometimes. She might not have meant to declare her sexuality, but she did—just as certainly if a man had said the same words.

Captain Kirk’s sexuality was pretty clear… [Read More]