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Why Syfy is Embracing Transmedia With Its New Series While Chiller Looks to Indie Directors For Its Horror Originals

Why Syfy is Embracing Transmedia With Its New Series While Chiller Looks to Indie Directors For Its Horror Originals | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Dave Howe, the head of Syfy and the recently launched horror channel Chiller, talks making shows people want to "live, eat and breathe," the continuing appeal of "Battlestar Galactica" and why they like to work with indie filmmakers.

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Helix looks very promsing mixing various genres. I visited the sets and was very impressed.

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In-depth interview with Dave Howe of Syfy on, among other things, how transmedia helps the audience live with their favorite characters 24/7.

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PODCAST: Time Capsule Episode 292

PODCAST: Time Capsule Episode 292 | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
This epoisde has Mr Robot's Rami Malek from season one at the Tribeca Film Festival. Corey Stall talks The Strain from season two at SDCC. I'm also looking forward to War For The Planet Of Apes as we hear from Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
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Still no magic at Disney despite box office hits

Still no magic at Disney despite box office hits | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Disney has been a market dud even though the company continues to churn out one blockbuster after another. ESPN's woes are still a drag on the stock. But are investors overlooking how well the rest of Disney is doing?
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Prepare for the 'Star Trek: Discovery' premiere with these items

Prepare for the 'Star Trek: Discovery' premiere with these items | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Make the countdown to the premiere go a little bit faster with these Star Trek-inspired items.
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Check out 20 of the best deals available right now in the Steam Summer Sale

Check out 20 of the best deals available right now in the Steam Summer Sale | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Valve will begin this year's Steam Summer Sale on June 22, as confirmed by the company itself and PayPal U.K.
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PC Gaming Weekly: Beyond E3’s spectacle, smaller games shine

PC Gaming Weekly: Beyond E3’s spectacle, smaller games shine | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
I’m still in my recovery coma after last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the huge game industry gathering at and around the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 itself is a three-day tradeshow, but it’s long burst from those constraints and is now a near week-long celebration (or, to borrow a turn of phrase from The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman, a Death March With Cocktails) of gaming.
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Final Fantasy XIV's Director Says There's Still So Much More To Do

Final Fantasy XIV's Director Says There's Still So Much More To Do | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Naoki Yoshida just wouldn’t stop looking at his computer. The beloved producer, credited with transforming Final Fantasy XIV from disaster to dream MMORPG, kept typing and clicking as I spoke to him last week in a private room at E3, frowning occasionally. So I asked what he was looking at.
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Oh Boy, 'Anthem' Is A Destiny-Like 'Ten-Year Journey' For EA

Oh Boy, 'Anthem' Is A Destiny-Like 'Ten-Year Journey' For EA | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
The inception of Destiny is somewhat infamous in the industry, the game created as a result of a sprawling ten-year deal that Bungie signed with Activision for a reported $500 million. Now, Destiny’s upcoming competitor, Anthem, is committed to the long haul as well.
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The Art of Animated Reality: Walerian Borowczyk and Jacques Demy

The Art of Animated Reality: Walerian Borowczyk and Jacques Demy | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Movies like Borowczyk’s “Goto, Isle of Love” and Demy’s “The Pied Piper” suggest cartoons made with physical sets and real actors.
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'Beyond Good And Evil 2' Looks Like The 'Mass Effect' Game We've Always Wanted

'Beyond Good And Evil 2' Looks Like The 'Mass Effect' Game We've Always Wanted | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
'Beyond Good And Evil 2' looks like the space adventure game we've all been waiting for.
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The DeanBeat: The 12 best games of E3 2017

The DeanBeat: The 12 best games of E3 2017 | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Alright, it’s time for me to make up my mind. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles, took place last week and I’ve got a good sense for the big games coming this year. I’ve thought about it and come up with my list of my favorite games from the show. I’ve also got a few observations about trends and some comments about some of the games that didn’t make the list.
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In This Dystopian Sci-Fi Film from Budweiser, Beer Can Set You Free

In This Dystopian Sci-Fi Film from Budweiser, Beer Can Set You Free | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Budweiser's summer campaign for China involves electronic dance music and a film set in a dystopian future where a bottle of Bud can set you free.
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Marvel's The Punisher May Hit Netflix Sooner Than Expected

Marvel's The Punisher May Hit Netflix Sooner Than Expected | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Netflix has had a busy year with its Marvel releases, but the streaming site isn’t done just yet. Marvel’s The Punisher is still slated to debut following the release of The Defenders, and the gritty show may be dropping sooner than fans expected.Earlier this month, news broke that The [...]
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Lionsgate Confirms 'Saw' Sequel Title: JIGSAW! - Bloody Disgusting!

Lionsgate Confirms 'Saw' Sequel Title: JIGSAW! - Bloody Disgusting! | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Since day one we were told that Saw: Legacy wasn't the official title of the eighth Saw film. Even when it went into production we were being told that it
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Stephen King's IT Remake Is Rated R for Bloody Horror Violence

Stephen King's IT Remake Is Rated R for Bloody Horror Violence | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
The Motion Picture Association of America has confirmed that New Line's remake of Stephen King's IT will be rated R.
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An Insider’s Look At Working In The Anime Business

An Insider’s Look At Working In The Anime Business | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
So you dream of moving to Japan and making anime. But what’s it really like? Just ask Thomas Romain.
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Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime Instant Video

Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime Instant Video | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
(Updated 2015) Which subscription streaming media service is best? We compare Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and Hulu.
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‘Transformers’ Around $65M In Five-Day Domestic Opening, Lowest In Series – Friday Night Update

‘Transformers’ Around $65M In Five-Day Domestic Opening, Lowest In Series – Friday Night Update | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Some analysts think there's a chance Michael Bay's Transformers: The Dark Knight may fall below $60 million in its five-day opening.
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Planetary Collective presents CONTINUUM

Planetary Collective is raising funds for Planetary Collective presents CONTINUUM on Kickstarter!

CONTINUUM is a feature documentary about our interconnection with each other, the planet, and the universe.
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Ubisoft's 'Skull and Bones' Does Have An Actual 'Narrative Campaign'

Ubisoft's 'Skull and Bones' Does Have An Actual 'Narrative Campaign' | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Ubisoft's Skull and Bones seemed entirely focused on multiplayer, but now it's been revealed that the game actually does have a "narrative campaign," whatever that means.
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Review: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2

Review: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
The emotional family story and birthing metaphors from Mary Shelley’s’ original Frankenstein novel take a back seat in issue two of Victor LaValle’s Destroyer. This month there is a touch of po…
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Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves: A Curious Trip Through the History of Animation

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves: A Curious Trip Through the History of Animation | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it

It’s rare for Disney to overlook a marketing opportunity. For years, Mouse Ears were the film studio’s theme park souvenir of choice, but recently the gift shops have started stocking white four-fingered gloves too.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered debuts for PS4 on June 27

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered debuts for PS4 on June 27 | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
Activision said that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will go on sale as a stand-alone video game on the PlayStation 4 on June 27.
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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.
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NASA releases incredible image of 'white cliffs' on the red planet

NASA releases incredible image of 'white cliffs' on the red planet | Sci-Fi Talk | Scoop.it
The new view shows Mars’ breathtaking ‘white cliffs of rover,’ captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It's been compared to the rapidly-eroding White Cliffs of Dover.
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