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TV Pilot Trailer: Drifter

One hundred fifty years from now, a man, alone in space on an eight month journey to Earth’s Colony on Mars, teaches his ship’s computer to let him virtually enter his favorite TV show. When a politically motivated sabotage bombing leaves the ship damaged beyond repair, he finds himself adrift with only 12 days of life support left. The virtual world of the TV show becomes his only chance for human interaction, friendship, and perhaps… even love.

You can find more information about the show at mobcaster.com/project/drifter or at facebook.com/12daystolive

Review: Marvel Dog Toys and Apparel from PetSmart

As reported before, from now until April 22nd, PetSmart is selling exclusive Marvel dog toys and apparel! These are a must for any dog-loving Marvel fan!

Well, my lucky pup Lois Lane was able to test-drive some sample products, thanks to PetSmart. Granted, Lois Lane is a DC gal, but the shirt she received was incredibly appropriate.

Lois Lane is modeling a size Large shirt, which should fit her sturdy, barrel-chested 30lb frame (and quite a bit of extra skin thanks to her Shar Pei side), but as you can see it’s a big snug. So the sizes run a bit smaller than usual.

Now for Lois Lane’s favorite thing… a squeaky toy. In this case, Spider-Man. Lane has hunted spiders in the past, but this is the first one I allow her to carry around in her mouth.

And as you can see from some short video clips, she went at Spider-Man with gusto.

Is this a pre-cursor to a DC/Marvel war?

But as it turns out, Lois Lane is gentle at heart. And she finished playing without tearing Spider-Man apart. The squeaky toy is surprisingly durable and well-made.

They even spent some time cuddling afterwards.

… Until a sneak attack that night…

Since these were a hit, I’ll definitely be hitting PetSmart to grab some bandannas and more toys.

Book News: Book Country – For Readers and Writers

Book Country’s Who We Are:
Book Country is a place where readers and writers of genre fiction come together to read original fiction, post work or comments, and make a name for themselves. Our free community is a creative and supportive space where fiction writers and readers can give and receive constructive criticism, discover new and entertaining books, discuss and share tips and experiences, and learn about the publishing industry. Book Country aims to be useful, egalitarian, and merit-based while fostering an atmosphere of encouragement and creativity.

Later this year, Book Country will offer a convenient and affordable way to self-publish eBooks and print books. With a variety of services available, we want you to be able to put your book on the map. As Book Country grows, we will continue to offer additional features and services we think you will appreciate.

Book Country is a unique and helpful place for new writers. The community focuses on science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, and thriller genres. Be sure to check it out!

Female SciFi Fans Unite! And Stop Bullying!

Female science fiction fans, please follow this link to read a story at Chicago Now.

Young Katie, like so many of us, loves Star Wars and cherishes her Star Wars water bottle and backpack. But she’s getting teased from the first grade boys that Star Wars is only for boys. Please show her your support by visiting the article and leaving a comment that she’s not the only Star Wars (or scifi) fan who happens to be a girl.

A friend from Downtown Comics let me know about this story – and that Dark Horse heard about Katie and is sending her a box of Star Wars comics!

Riese: Kingdom Falling Promo

Riese: Kingdom Falling
The new steampunk digital series Riese: Kingdom Falling will begin October 26th on syfy.com/riese every Tuesday and Thursday. Riese is the Crown Princess of Eleysia, forced to flee into the wilds after her family was slaughtered. She will soon serve as a catalyst for a disparate group of supposed heretics, the Resistance, launching them into civil war.

Airs: Every Tuesday and Thursday on syfy.com/riese, 12pm/11c, beginning on Tuesday, October 26th.

Syfy.com to Premier Steampunk Series – Riese: Kingdom Falling

The steampunk digital series, Riese: Kingdom Falling, begins Tuesday, October 26 on Syfy.com.

Official Press Release:
NEW YORK – October 13, 2010 – Marking a major expansion of its original content, Syfy.com will premiere the award-winning, steampunk digital series Riese: Kingdom Falling beginning October 26, on syfy.com/riese every Tuesday and Thursday, it was announced today by Craig Engler, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Syfy Digital.

The critically acclaimed Riese: Kingdom Falling is distributed by Fireworks International, the television and digital distribution arm of ContentFilm plc. Each episode runs approximately seven to eight minutes.
Narrated by Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary), the 10-part series stars a cavalcade of talent from the world of popular speculative drama including Christine Chatelain (The Bone Collector); Sharon Taylor (SGU); Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island), Allison Mack (Smallville); Ryan Robbins (Caprica); Patrick Gilmore (SGU); Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) and Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary).

The series will also be available via Sony’s PS3, Microsoft’s Xbox and Amazon.
Said Engler: “We saw Riese and thought they had done just an amazing job, and then we were able to give them some resources and bring Amanda on board to really help them take the series to the next level. I think new and existing fans will love the relaunch of the series on Syfy.com and enjoy all the new additions.”
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy that features anachronistic technology and design elements, often from Victorian-era Britain.
Riese:Kingdom Falling won the Streamy Award for Best Cinematography in a Web Series with a further three nominations for Best Sound Design, Best Foreign Series and Art Direction. The series was shot in Vancouver, BC, created by Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff, and produced by Galen Fletcher and Nicholas Humphries.

ABOUT RIESE;KINGDOM FALLING:
Eleysia is a dying kingdom where resources are dwindling and compassion is fading. Distrust and anxiety have clouded people’s minds, causing a regression into primitive ways of thinking. People have grown restless, almost feral. Rituals and mythology have resurged, and the darker side of mankind has begun to reveal itself.

Riese (Christine Chatelain), a wanderer, travels across the decaying lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Marked as a heretic by religious group The Sect and the new Empress, Amara, Riese must evade their assassins and discover their true intentions for Eleysia.

Riese is the Crown Princess of Eleysia, forced to flee into the wilds after her family was slaughtered. She will soon serve as a catalyst for a disparate group of supposed heretics, the Resistance, launching them into civil war.

Persons Unknown Recap and Web Exclusive

NBC has a special web exclusive for Persons Unknown fans. The “missing” 11th episode, “Seven Sacrifices,” is available exclusively on NBC.com here: http://www.nbc.com/persons-unknown/video/seven-sacrifices/1245320/

And if you missed the last episode, check out the recaps below…

Two-Minute Replay: “Identity”
There’s a new Night Manager in town, and he’s got his sights set on Janet…

Night Moves
A busy night in town features a surprise visitor who’s all thumbs.

Free Will vs. Illusion
Janet subtly fights the power of The Program’s program.

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