“Kiss the girl, get the key. They never taught me that in the Obsidian Order.”
-- Elim Garak
If transporters are the signature piece of speculative technology of Star Trek as a whole, then the holodeck has become that for the TNG era. Makes sense, considering how badly the unrepentant gamer in me desperately wants one. The chance to explore my favorite gaming universes, from Rapture, to Brightness Falls, or even just the West Indies in 1720, would be too much to resist. Yet it’s undeniable that the holodeck gets really weird really quickly.
*Correction: I was quickly ripped a new one today in Wonder Woman Wednesday by the people who rightly called me out on the fact that it was Donfeld and not Bob Mackie who designed the costume for the '70s Wonder Woman TV series. I also removed the possibly misconstrued Bruce Jenner joke. I'm not transphobic ; I just think she's an a--hole. So, for those of you who are very non-Wonder Woman and ugly in your thoughts and actions, here is the new, hyper-edited, P.C. version of Wonder Woman Wednesday. I hope it meets with your approval, although I will never know as those who are quick to condemn seldom relinquish a compliment. "Thank you" very much.
At Long Beach Comic Con 2015, artist Megan Levens (Buffy: Season 10, Ares & Aphrodite) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about her recent work on Buffy: Season 10, her fan love of Star Wars, and more.
At Long Beach Comic Con 2015, artist Georges Jeanty (Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, Batwoman) talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about his recent work at DC Comics, the possibility of a return to Buffy, what's up next for the crew of the Serenity, and more.
The following is an interview with Kayla Gautereaux and Angel Mannion, co-founders of the Folklore Guild, a San Diego-based music ensemble that melds pop culture songs with a classical choral approach. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Gautereaux and Mannion about the mission of the Folklore Guild, the opportunities available to its members, the geeky bend to their music, and more!
“You know what I like about Klingon stories, Commander? Nothing. Lots of people die, and no one makes any profit.”
DS9 spent the bulk of its first season trying (and failing) to be TNG. The next two seasons saw it diverging from the path, figuring out what sorts of stories it could tell. By this point in the fourth season, the show had carved out enough of an identity to be comfortable telling what turns out to be an anti-TNG story, starring one of the most popular characters of that show.
"Change is good . . . unless it's pennies."
-Michael Fitzgerald Troy
In 2013, DC Comics and Cartoon Network joined forces to introduce cartoon shorts that would be played in between shows during their block of DC Comics-themed Saturday morning cartoons. And, it was awesome!
The following is an interview with writer and illustrator Chris Hunt, who will soon release his creator-owned comic book series, Carver: A Paris Story, through Z2 Comics this November. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hunt about reviving serialized adventure storytelling, why Z2 Comics will make a great home for the Carver series, how writer/artist Paul Pope influenced his work, and more! Plus, be sure to check out the preview pages and variant cover (by Paul Pope), below!
“The speed of technological advancement isn’t nearly as important as short-term quarterly gains.”
When The X-Files debuted, a friend of mine called to tell me they’d made a show just for me. He wasn’t wrong. I had been obsessed with cryptozoology since I was old enough to have obsessions, and as I matured, this developed into an overarching love of conspiracies and the paranormal. I have since channeled this love in the most, or least, constructive way possible (depending on your viewpoint), by writing a series of books (blatant plug!), but this kind of story will always resonate with me.