BBC Radio 4’s Dangerous Visions Is Back
Another season of BBC Radio 4’s Dangerous Visions has begun airing. Programs are spread across three weeks, ending July 14. All dramas and readings will be available to listen to online for 30 days. You can also download each drama … Continue reading →

Film Fans and Critics: A Video Roundup
By Carl Slaughter. (1) Patrick Willems demonstrates how The Matrix uses screen transitions to chronicle Neo’s gradual transition from the Matrix to the real world. And much more. (2) Star Wars storytelling: Rogue One versus Force Awakens. (3) “It’s funny … Continue reading →

2017 Saturn Awards
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films presented the 2017 Saturn Awards on June 28. The Academy is a non-profit corporation founded in 1972 by Dr. Donald A. Reed dedicated to honoring film and television genre entertainment. Robert Holguin … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/1/17 When A Scroll Loves A Pixel
THE FANS CANNA STAND THE STRAIN. The show’s not on the air yet and they’re already bumping off beloved characters? Here’s what io9 is reporting: “Game of Thrones Inspired Star Trek: Discovery to Kill More Main Characters”. So, which characters … Continue reading →

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #9
By Chris M. Barkley: Rick Lieder: The Modern Master of Mother Nature (and Coincidently, Horror) Just on the outskirts of Toledo, Ohio, off a semi-rural stretch of US 20, renowned artist Rick Lieder is the star of an exhibit of … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts for June 2017
The sealion den was File 770’s most-visited exhibit last month, receiving the greatest number of comments (466) since September 4 last year — a day people had a lot to say about the inaugural set of Dragon Award winners. The … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/30/17 There’s A Million Ways To Scroll, Ev’ry One’s A Pixel
AND ALL THAT ROT. Omnivorcious interviews “Mira Grant” and M.R. Carey in “The Scientific Case for Zombies”. It turns out the idea of living dead—depending how you define both “living” and “dead”—may not be as far-fetched as it might … Continue reading →

2016 Ursa Major Awards
The 2016 Ursa Major Awards were announced on June 30 at Anthrocon in Pittsburgh. The Ursa Major Awards, for the best anthropomorphic works of the past calendar year, are presented by the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association (ALAA) in twelve … Continue reading →

What Are The Best Twilight Zone Episodes?
By Carl Slaughter: As ranked or discussed in the video essay Top 10 Best Twilight Zone episodes, by Watch Mojo. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet Time Enough at Last The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Eye of the Beholder To … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/29/17 Strong Enough for a Scroll, But Made for a Pixel
IN TIMES TO COME. Stephanie Lai’s eye-opening post about strategies for coping with microaggressions on panels and elsewhere at sff cons, “Continuum: First Aid for paper cuts”, is not merely advice, it may be a forecast of what will be … Continue reading →

2017 Australian Fairy Tale Society Award
Academic Dr. Belinda Calderone, outgoing president of the Australian Fairy Tale Society, is the recipient of the inaugural Australian Fairy Tale Society Award, given for an outstanding contribution to the field of Australian Fairy Tales. The perpetual award trophy was … Continue reading →

SDCC and SLCC Ask Judge To Decide Comic Con Mark Litigation
San Diego Comic-Con International has been trying control the term “Comic-Con” term for decades. In August 2014 they filed suit in U.S. District Court against the owners of the Salt Lake City Comic Con claiming the name of Salt Lake … Continue reading →

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Official Trailer
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle comes to theaters December 20. In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old … Continue reading →

Marvel’s Inhumans – Official Trailer 1
The official introduction to Marvel’s Inhumans. Create your destiny. Meet Marvel’s #Inhumans early in IMAX theatres Sept 1, and experience the full series starting Sept 29 on ABC. [Thanks to Carl Slaughter for the story.]… Continue reading →

Scott Edelman Named World Fantasy Con 2018 Guest of Honor
Congratulations to Scott Edelman, newly-added World Fantasy Convention 2018 guest of honor, joining the previously announced slate of Tom Kidd, Michael J. Walsh, and Aliette de Bodard. Edelman began his career as an assistant editor and writer for Marvel Comics … Continue reading →

Sci-Fi Videos That Explain It All To You
By Carl Slaughter: (1) Origins of Assassins Creed, and. why the game is much more popular than the movie. (2) What Culture counts 49 WTF moments in Suicide Squad. With a run time of 123 minutes, that’s about one WTF … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/28/17 Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul, I Really Love That Pixel Scroll
MINIONS GETTING PAID. The Seattle law firm Rekhi & Wolk, P.S. sends word they have settled the class action they were litigating against Emerald City Comicon (See Scroll for 5/18/16, item #13). Former volunteer Jerry Brooks alleged Emerald City … Continue reading →

Watch Spider-Man: Homecoming World Premiere Red Carpet Event 6/28
Tonight see the red carpet World Premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming live from Hollywood beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Follow the livestreamed video as the stars arrive at the legendary TCL Chinese Theater. The event will be available to watch at,, and Co-Hosted … Continue reading →

LA City Council Approves George Lucas Art Museum
With unanimous support from our City Council, the Lucas Museum is officially coming home to L.A.! Thank you, George Lucas & Mellody Hobson! — Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) June 27, 2017 The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to … Continue reading →

Batman and Green Hornet Roundup
By Carl Slaughter: Batman, Robin, Green Hornet’s Cato. Adam West, Burt Ward, and Bruce Lee. (1) Their golden years. In this 2003 film, Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, 1960s series actors Adam West and Burt … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/27/17 Buy Pixels At Half Price At Filedepository SF
STICK IT TO ‘EM. There will be “Ten of Disney’s finest villains on new U.S. set” – Linn’s Stamp News has the story. The Disney Villains stamps will be issued in a pane of 20 July 15 at the … Continue reading →

Worldcon 75 Announces Special Guest Astronaut Kjell Lindgren
NASA Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren has been named a Special Guest of Worldcon 75. As one of Sasquan’s guests of honor in 2015 he participated by video from the International Space Station, which was wonderful in its own way, but … Continue reading →

Clarion Instructor Reading Series Schedule
The Clarion workshop began June 25 at UCSD, and the Clarion instructor reading series commences tomorrow night at San Diego’s Mysterious Galaxy bookstore — five evenings with leading sff writers working, presented by Mysterious Galaxy and Comickaze comics. Dan Chaon … Continue reading →

Vernor Vinge at UCSD for “London in 2080” Series on June 29
SF writer Vernor Vinge and architect Niall McLaughlin will speak about Science Fiction Meets Architecture: Designing for an Aging Population as part of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination’s “London in 2080” debate series on June 29. … Continue reading →

War for the Planet of the Apes, Official HD Trailer #4
The fourth War for the Planet of the Apes trailer is online. The film comes to theaters July 11. In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/26/17 Tyme Scrollfari, Inc. Scrollfaris Tu Any Pixel En The Fyle
OFF THE TOP OF HER HEAD. In “Nattering Social Justice Cook: Celebrating Rainbow Hair”, Cat Rambo delves into the history and symbolism of the hairstyle. A common adjective in many of the more conservative, alt-right, and other theater-of-outrage rants … Continue reading →

2017 James White Award Winner
The winner of the 2017 James White Award is “The Morrigan” by Stewart Horn. The award, established in 2000, offers non-professional writers the opportunity to have their work published in Interzone, the UK’s leading sf magazine. Commenting on the winning story on … Continue reading →

Pullman and the Grenfell Tower Fundraiser
Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, offered to let readers bid for a chance to name one of the characters in his next book to benefit the victims of the recent Grenfell Tower disaster. A teacher is bidding for … Continue reading →

Wonder Woman, Series That Didn’t Happen
By Carl Slaughter: (1) Herstory. Comic Books vs the World offers a Wonder Woman screen history. (2) Fan produced trailer of the 2011 Wonder Woman pilot. This 2011 Wonder Woman pilot stars Adrianne Palicki of the Agents of… Continue reading →

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