io9 June Sci-Fi and Fantasy Calendar

Is here. What do we have to look forward to? Some highlights:

  • Redshirts by John Scalzi. I already talked about this a little here.
  • Prometheus comes out!
  • Season 5 of True Blood. They nearly lost me at the end of season 3, but 4 was just good enough on average that I’ll give it a try.
  • A new (non-Malazan) Steven Erikson book of shorts, The Devil Delivered and Other Tales.

And John Carter comes out on DVD. I didn’t see the film because I heard it was terrible, but somehow it going to DVD this early makes me sad.

Anything you’re looking forward to, folks?

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3 thoughts on “io9 June Sci-Fi and Fantasy Calendar

  1. Redshirts sounds like a lot of fun. I want to get my hands on that. I’ve always said it would be awesome if, just for one episode, Star Trek would show the lives of people other than the command staff. Same with Stargate SG1 (they tended to kill off quite a few SG teams and every single member was a redshirt).
    Prometheus looks interesting, though I’ve been hearing that the previews look a lot like Alien rehashed. I’m not sure I’m going to see it until I hear more.
    I lost track of True Blood after season 2. I own season 3, but just can’t bring myself to watch it. I mean, I enjoyed the story of the previous two seasons, but I can’t bring myself to watch another whole season of story, sex, sex, sex, conversation, sex, sex, a hint of story, sex, and a bit more sex. I’m just not in the mood to watch sex right now. :/
    Um…it actually wasn’t terrible. For some reason, every single reviewer under the sun banded together to smash the movie, and I’m not quite sure why. It’s a fun adventure that has its funny moments here and there, and its epic battle scenes. The story was interesting, even if a little cliche (then again, the book was like the original for these cliches, so I can forgive it). I enjoyed it. My brother, who’s read the book, says it’s not quite the same, they made changes because the book’s story wouldn’t go over quite as well with modern viewers, so they adjusted stuff to make it more believable. He enjoyed it. Most of the people I know who’ve seen it said it was fun. It’s not like the cinema equivalent of a literary novel, but it’s not the worst thing ever to grace the big screens, as so many reviewers have made it sound.

    1. It’s not the sex in True Blood that I mind – everyone involved is pretty good looking, after all – it’s the BLOODY FAERIES.
      And the shapeshifters. God, they’re annoying.
      Thanks for commenting! Have a great weekend.

      1. Haven’t really gotten far enough to get the bloody faeries, and the only shapeshifter I’ve seen so far is Sam. I’ll take your word on it though.
        Have a great weekend too. 🙂

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