Star Wars at 40: Journal of the Whills

ANOTHER galaxy, another time.

The Old Republic was the Republic of legend, greater than distance or time. No need to note where it was or whence it came, only to know that… it was the Republic.

Once, under the wise rule of the Senate and the protection of the Jedi Knights, the Republic throve and grew. But as often happens when wealth and power pass beyond the admirable and attain the awesome, there appear those evil ones who have greed to match.

So it was with the Republic at its height. Like the greatest of trees, able to withstand any external attack, the Republic rotted from within though the danger was not visible from outside.

Aided and abetted by restless, power-hungry individuals within the government, and the massive organs of commerce, the ambitious Senator Palpatine caused himself to be elected President of the Republic. He promised to reunite the disaffected among the people and to restore the remembered glory of the Republic.

Once secure in office he declared himself Emp…

Throwback Thursday: Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express' 40 Years Later

"Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" is the most important pop album of the last 40 years, though it may not be obvious.

The first high-art electronic pop record, "Trans Europe Express" set the tone for the coming revolution, became one of the central texts of hip-hop, pop and electronic dance music. Recorded in the same few months of mid-1976 when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak incorporated Apple Computers in Cupertino, "Trans Europe Express" and its predecessors, "Radio-Activity" and "Autobahn," sparked a similarly massive upheaval with sound.

The sound is now apparent throughout culture: synthetic bleeps, dotted out in melody while Plasticine rhythms locked into a groove through mathematics rather than human intuition. It's in the relentless thump of a million EDM tracks, weaves through the work of Jay Z, Timbaland and Pharrell. The ways in which they vanished beneath their robotic personas no doubt influenced Daft Punk&#…

THE FLASH: Season Four - As if meeting your girlfriend’s father for the first time isn’t stressful enough!

From DC Comics

The appropriately fast-paced peek at The Flash’s upcoming fourth season gave us a…well, peek at the return of Britne Oldford’s Peek-a-Boo, a strong-but-grieving Iris West and a once again heroic Caitlin Snow. (Though actress Danielle Panabaker promised that fans of both Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost will be pleased this season.)

However, the trailer didn’t include next season’s central villain, Clifford Devoe, better known to DC fans as the Thinker. Played by The 100’s Neil Sandilands, Devoe is a metahuman with a mega mind who embarks on a season-long battle with the Scarlet Speedster that pits the “fastest man alive” against the “fastest mind alive.” A true genius, he’s devised an intricate plan to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity.

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To help with this, it turns out the Thinker has a partner-in-crime—a character known only as the Mechanic and played by Kim Engelbrecht (Dominion)…

RED TIDE: There's Something On The Boat ... Some Thing

While tracking radiation from a nuclear disaster in the Pacific Ocean, a group of scientists discover an abandoned research ship and find themselves in a deadly fight to stop a mutation from destroying the world.

Red Tide : Concept Trailer from Red Tide on Vimeo.

Dr. Alex Chen, a world-renown marine biologist spends her days studying the effects of a major nuclear disaster on sea life in the Pacific Ocean.

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When Alex is invited to join a small team of scientists to do research in the remote waters off the coast of Alaska, the group discovers an abandoned Japanese research ship that has run aground after a violent storm that has also leaves Alex's group stranded, and unable to communicate with civilization.

On-board the ship, Alex and the team learn a terrible truth: the ship is has become a nest of mutated creatures spawned from a genetic medical experiment gone horribly wrong.

Unable to escape from the infected ship a…

New Toy Tuesday: Godzilla, Star Trek, Star Wars, Daleks and Flying Gamera

Godzilla vs King Kong 1962 Version Gigantic Series Vinyl Figure

Straight from his appearance in the classic 1962 film, Godzilla vs. King Kong comes this gigantic Godzilla! This massive figure stands about 19-inches tall and features a detailed sculpt and paintwork to accurately recreate his appearance from the classic film!

Price: $474.99 - Order Here

Star Trek Enterprise Die-Cast Vehicle 4-Pack with Magazine #4

This special set brings together four of the most compelling flagships in Eaglemoss's line Star Trek: The Official Ship Collection. Bundled together with a magazine that details the look of each Enterprise, as well as behind the scene info and astonishing vital facts, this set is good for any level of fandom. Expand your collection of die-cast ships with the Star Trek Enterprise Die-Cast Vehicle 4-Pack with Magazine #4. Each starship measures about 5-inches long.

This Star Trek Enterprise Die-Cast Vehicle 4-Pack with Magazine #4 include the following:

Enterprise NX-01

Where Man Once Ruled Supreme - Now Rule The Apes!

Planet of the Apes (Magazine) #3 December 1974 Issue - Marvel Comics

Cover art by Bob Larkin. Spawn of the Mutant Pits--Terror On the Planet of the Apes, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. The Abomination Arena--Terror On the Planet of the Apes, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Manhunt--Planet of the Apes, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Mike Esposito. Based on the movie series. Roddy McDowall interview.

Marvel Comics' Planet of the Apes Magazine was published by Magazine Management Co (under the Curtis imprint) from 1974-1977. Part of their black-and-white magazine line that included Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu, Dracula Lives, Savage Sword of Conan and others, it was the first ongoing comic book series related to the Planet of the Apes franchise. It was also the first medium to introduce original Planet of the Apes material set in a variety of different regions, eras and conditions t…

KISS Travels Back To The Future

KISS #1, Signed Midtown Exclusive Jim Balent Variant Cover - Dynamite Comics

Exclusive Cover By Jim Balent!

Signed by writer Amy Chu and cover artist Jim Balent!

Comes with a Midtown Comics Certificate of Authenticity!

Written by Amy Chu. Art by Kewber Baal. Cover by Jim Balent.

KISS is back! Back to the FUTURE in this dark sci-fi adventure. In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission - to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past… 'What is the power of KISS? 32 pages, full color. Rated T+

1st printing.

This comic book is in new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has very few flaws that warrant a Near Mint grade.

Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded!

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Incoming transmission from Starfleet!



From CBS

Earlier today at Comic-Con International, fans from around the world were given a sneak peek at the new series trailer for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY during a panel with cast and creatives from the series. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise is set to premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access Sunday, Sept. 24, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.

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The STAR TREK: DISCOVERY panel, moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson (“Harry Mudd”), featured a conversation with cast members including Sonequa Martin-Green (“First Officer Michael Burnham”), Jason Isaacs (“Captain Gabriel Lorca”), Doug Jones (“Lt. Saru”), Shazad Latif (“Lt. Ash Tyler”), Mary Wiseman (“Cadet Sylvia Tilly”), Anthony Rapp (“Lt. Paul Stamets”) and James Frain (“Ambassad…


From DC Comics

In celebration of Harley Quinn’s 25th Anniversary, this year the bubbly Super-Villain will take over DC’s annual Batman Day celebration on September 23, 2017. The announcement was made today on the DC Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years panel at SDCC. The panel included moderator and current HARLEY QUINN writer Jimmy Palmiotti, and panelists Amanda Conner, Paul Dini, Chad Hardin, Alex Sinclair, Tara Strong and more!

Harley Quinn debuted on Batman: The Animated Series in the episode “Joker’s Favor,” which originally aired in September 1992. Co-created by the acclaimed Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY) and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond) Harley Quinn spawned the now popular and plentiful comic series and is one of the fastest growing characters in DC history, becoming a top ten character in only the last 25 years.

DC will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harley Quinn in a big way, with key new releases in the…

Todd McFarlane To Write And Direct New SPAWN Movie


Todd McFarlane and his entertainment division (McFarlane Films) is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane and published by Image Comics.

See Also: Spawn Batman #1 (1994 Series) - April 1994 - Image Comics

McFarlane has written the first draft of the screenplay and is set to make his directorial debut in this dark exploration of one of comics’ most popular characters. McFarlane is known for reinventing the look of Spider-Man as well as co-creating the Venom character for Marvel Comics.

“Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film.” – Jason Blum

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Spawn #5 - October 1992 Issue - Image Comics

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