The following is an interview with author Ivan Infante of the Mike Chance novel series. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Infante about his latest addition to the series, Fixed Fight, his approach to novel writing, why he likes to use Los Angeles as the setting for his books, and more!
The following is an interview with David Knight and Julie Nimoy, the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary, COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Knight and Nimoy about their inspiration for the project, what viewers will be able to take away from the film, the talented cast and crew involved in the project, and how you can get involved with the film and help to raise awareness for COPD through their crowdfunding campaign!
“In the end, it’s your fear that will destroy you.”
One of the downsides to having your most popular novel be about conspiracies is that, occasionally, you meet a true believer. Someone who mistakes my joy at the human race’s facility for endless and needlessly complex self-delusion for a sincere belief in the goings on of my comedy novel. It’s always a chilling moment, the confirmation coming when the person says things like “building seven,” and their eyes get the steeliness of Dennis Reynolds discussing “the implication.”
"Girls can wear jeans
And cut their hair short,
Wear shirts and boots
'Cause it's OK to be a boy.
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
But, secretly, you'd love to know what it's like,
What it feels like for a girl"
Madonna used this quote from the film, The Cement Garden, to introduce her 2001 hit single, "What It Feels Like for a Girl," from her highly successful Music album. As we will be taking about gender equality and representation, it seemed an apropos way to introduce this week's #WonderBOYWednesday column. Yes, my dears, you read that correctly - just for the fun of it, this week, it's #WonderBOYWednesday. (We'll return to our regularly scheduled, gender-specific title next #WonderWomanWednesday!)
The highly anticipated new comedy/horror camp-fest creation by Ryan Murphy is finally upon us, and it's just swell. When I first heard about the new FOX series, I was totally excited. Take Glee minus the music and mash it up with American Horror Story "lite," and how could one go wrong? Well, one could and did on a few things, but overall it was a fun start and I'm more than willing to give it a chance. I did have to suffer through the last 3 seasons of Glee (thanks to my boyfriend!) and survived the experience none the worse for wear.
“It took centuries for Earth to evolve into the peaceful haven it is today. I would hate to be remembered as the Federation president who destroyed paradise.”
-- President Jaresh-Inyo
Occasionally, sci-fi gets it right. Not just right, but with witch-like accuracy that would cause Nostradamus to think there might be a little consorting with the devil happening around here. Science fiction is fundamentally about speculation, about what will happen a hundred, or two hundred, or ten thousand years from now. The genre has predicted things that have come true: personal computers; earbuds; hell Star Trek predicted the tablet. It’s also predicted things a lot of experts say are likely to come true: Isaac Asimov’s yeast vats are looking like a probable source of food as the population blooms on our dying planet.
Now that I've gotten your attention with a salacious headline (Hey, it's hard out there for a pimp!), let me explain what I'm talking about, Willis. According to DC Comics' solicitations, Sensation Comics is coming to an end in December. Sensation being, of course, DC's brilliant, digital-first series starring Wonder Woman.
The following is an interview with Kellie Madison, director and producer of the upcoming supernatural TV series, The Gate, which recently launched a Kickstarter campaign. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Madison about her inspiration for the project, what viewers can anticipate from the series' story development, the talented cast and crew involved in the project, and how you can get involved through The Gate's Kickstarter campaign!
“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.