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Pixel Scroll 12/15/18 Here Comes A Pixel To Light You To Bed, Here Comes A Scroller To Scroll Off Your Head
AWFUL COMIC BOOK MOVIES. calls these “The 36 Worst Comic Book Movies of All Time”. How many of these stinkers have you sniffed? …But when you look back at comic book movie history, the genre has had more

Pixel Scroll 12/9/18 Harry Pixel And The Forgotten Click of Tickbox
2020 REVISION. Radio Times sets off weeping and wailing with news that “Doctor Who series 12 WILL be delayed to 2020”. Doctor Who series 11 just came to an end – but fans will have quite a long wait

2019 Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees
The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards nominations were announced December 10. The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association jointly present these awards honoring the best achievements in film and television. The winners will be revealed January 11

Pixel Scroll 12/14/18 Good King Pixelslas Looked Out On The File Of Seven
WRITING SPACE. In “Why I Write in Cafes”, Rachel Swirsky unpacks all of her reasons. I’ve been writing a lot in cafes recently. Well, mostly one cafe, but I’ve dallied with others… I always accomplish something, or prove I

Memories Are Made of This
By John Hertz: Fred Patten’s sister Sherry phoned inviting me to a gathering in memory and honor of Fred on December 9th, at Big Jim’s Restaurant, in Sun Valley. I saw Nick Smith on my bus (not a Ken Kesey

Doctor Who Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Doctor Who and the Phantom Menace Effect Doctor Who writers have no sci-fi experience The Infallible Doctor A British Doctor reaches for her sonic screwdriver, an American billionaire reaches for a gun. “What’s wrong with you,

Pixel Scroll 12/13/18 Have Space Suit — But No Visa; Can’t Travel
DRAGON AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN. Camestros Felapton found that the “Dragon Award Nominations Are Open Sort Of” — the “sort of” meaning Camestros experienced the same thing that I did before I tried it out — the actual nominations page is

Pixel Scroll 12/12/18 I Can’t Compile ‘Cause I Owe My Scroll To The Company File!
FREQUENT FLYER. For me, it’s either Field of Dreams or Patton. (2) FIXING A HOLE WHERE THE SPACE GETS IN. “Cosmonauts Slice Spacecraft For Clues To Cause Of Mysterious Hole” — a Giphy clip of them at work accompanies

2018 Additions to National Film Registry
Three films of genre interest — Snow White, The Shining, and Jurassic Park — are among the 25 works added this year: “Library of Congress National Film Registry Turns 30”. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection

2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees
Nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2018, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced December

Pixel Scroll 12/11/18 For The World Is Hollow And I Have Scrolled The Pixel
PICARD. Entertainment Weekly got the word from Alex Kurtzman: “Star Trek producer explains how Picard spin-off will be ‘extremely different’”. “It’s an extremely different rhythm than Discovery,” [writer-director Alex] Kurtzman told EW exclusively. “Discovery is a bullet. Picard is a very contemplative show. It will find

Wandering Through the Public Domain #3
A regular exploration of public domain genre works available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: Fans of the public domain have been looking forward to 2019 for a very long time — 20 years to be

Brave New Words Award 2019 Accepting Submissions
Starburst Magazine is taking submissions for its 2019 Brave New Words books prize through February 16. The Brave New Words Award is for “someone who produces break-out literature that is new and bold,” say the organizers. “We are looking to

Star Trek, Old and New
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Rise and Fall of the Kelvin timeline Paramount, CBS, and Star Trek rights More items follow the jump. Discovery lawsuit background “Tardigrades Dev Suing CBS For Star Trek: Discovery Plagiarism” at One Angry Gamer For those

Pixel Scroll 12/10/18 This Is A Song Called Alice’s Pixel Scroll But Alice’s Pixel Scroll Is Not The Name Of The Pixel Scroll That’s Just The Name Of The Song
SFWA AND THE WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST. SFWA member and former Greivance Committee member Eric James Stone, whose wife Darci Stone won the Writers of the Future Contest 2018 grand prize Golden Pen Award, has shared his correspondence

Daredevil Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: We don’t deserve Daredevil Netflix turned a blind eye to popularity of Daredevil “’Daredevil’: Netflix Turned A Blind Eye To Viewer Demand By Canceling Marvel Series” When Netflix executives decided to cancel the Marvel series Daredevil they

2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards
The inaugural Gamers’ Choice Awards were announced today on a CBS broadcast. Top gamers and esports stars were in attendance including Ninja, who took home three Gamers’ Choice Awards — Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year, Fan Favorite Gamer Moment

Sci-Fi Video Roundup 12/8/18
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Most of these selected videos are from Pop Culture Detective. FANTASTIC BEASTS. The New York Post, the New Republic, The Village Voice, Slate, and MTV expressed disappointment with the main character in Fantastic Beasts and Where

Pixel Scroll 12/8/18 Science Fiction Is What I Yell “ZAP!” For When I Throw At People
WHITTAKER SHALL RETURN.The Hollywood Reporter quashes rumors to the contrary: “Jodie Whittaker Confirms Return for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12”. Shame on rumor-spreading clickbait sites that got fans all stirred up about this,

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