The James Tiptree Jr. literary prize for science fiction or fantasy published during 2014 that expands or explores our understanding of gender was announced over the Easter weekend. Congratulations to Monica Byrne and Jo Walton, this year’s winners, and congratulations also to those authors selected for the honour list and the long list.
Today in Mind Blown, IMDB Division
[Alan Rickman] auditioned for Chris Barrie’s character Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988).
1988 was the same year that Die Hard, where Rickman played the villainous Hans Gruber, came out.
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (SPOILERS)
In which I claim to have enjoyed the film and then list many things I didn’t like. But seriously, it was fun.
Warning: spoilers present in post and welcome in comments!
Every Arnold Scream
… From Every Arnold Movie. I found this mashup weirdly cheering somehow.
Movie Thread — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (SPOILERS)
Because it appears to have been days since our last media thread, here’s one for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which opened today in Australia. Spoilers welcome.
ObWhoniverse: 50th Anniversary Episode Thread
Share your feelpinions, but please be spoiler-aware!
ObWhoniverse: 50th Anniversary Episode Trailer
The trailer features all the Doctor’s incarnations and a selection of friends and foes. It’s not giving anything much away except a sense of portent:
When nerdiverses collide
Cue your fansquee, SF telly geeks.
Today in things I never knew ever happened: Freddie and Darth
It happened in 1980: Freddie Mercury in concert with Queen, singing his heart out while perched on the shoulders of Darth Vader. *HazAHappy* I wonder – did he get permission from LucasFilm to use Vader in that show? #BadFreddie
Movie Thread – Hobbits! An Unexpected Journey
What did you think?