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Tales from Other Realms

We are super excited that MHD friend, author, and wrestling expert David Creighton has a an all-new anthology book and will be hosting a virtual book launch tomorrow on Halloween!

Here are the official details about the event:
This Halloween, Trent Radio host a virtual book launch with local author, and mental health advocate, David Creighton. Hear excerpts from his new book “Tales from Other Realms” and learn more about his struggle with Bipolar Disorder. 

I’ve known about this book being in the works for a while, and even was able to read preview/early versions of the time travel centric “The Grassy Knoll”, the space based “Logic Problems”, and the DND inspired “11”. The shorts are well written and engaging. I highly recommend the book for fans of fantasy, magic, and general wonder.

Here is a rundown of the seven stories that are part of this anthology collection:

METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING
Being an Avatar of a trickster god isn’t always easy, or even fun.

ZORRO
A new take on the classic legend.

THE GRASSY KNOLL
A time traveler is the last hope of a dying future. Can he save the world, before it is annihilated?

TO KILL THE DEAD
A Paladin follows his sworn answer, a powerful necromancer, into a deadly swamp. But, the swamp’s residents are just as dangerous, and not very friendly.

JESUS CHRIST: VAMPIRE HUNTER
Fanciful, modern horror starring the bad-ass messiah himself.

LOGIC PROBLEMS
A man. A machine. A battle against time to solve an unsolvable problem. A lone astronaut, and a damaged AI, must fight not only to save their mission, but their lives. A tense. cerebral, space thriller for those who value the mind over the body.

11
A gaming session hangs on one roll of the die.

The event will begin at 3:00pm pst (6pm est and edt) on Trent Radio, which streams live online at TrentRadio.ca. I can’t wait to hear what David has to say about these new stories!


Posted on October 30th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Babylon 5

COMET TV keeps getting and airing awesome classic sci-fi on their free online network! They recently added Space: 1999 (SEE: Journey to Space: 1999!) and air such shows as Stargate SG-1 and Andromeda. Now you can add Babylon 5 into the mix!

The J. Michael Straczynski created show features the crew of the last Earth built space station as it fights for peace and stability in the galaxy. The series starred Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyl, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Bill Mumy, Jason Carter, Stephen Furst, Jeff Conaway, Peter Jurasik, and Andreas Katsulas.

Official Description: The year is 2257. Babylon 5 is the last of the five-mile long Babylon space stations built by Earth for peaceful inter-species trade and diplomacy. Babylon 5 is managed by Earth Force and maintains peace and stability in the region during a time of diplomatic tension and even war. The epic five-year tale of Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski is considered one of the best science fiction television series ever created.

You can watch Babylon 5 everyday at 9am pst and every night at 6pm pst over on COMET TV.

Posted on November 3rd, 2018 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Space: 1999

COMET TV just got a little more far out with the addition of Space: 1999 to their Saturday and Sunday night blocks of free programming!

I have not had the pleasure of watching the classic British sci-fi TV series from the 70s, but it has all of the hallmarks that I look for in my b-movie/TV viewings. And I can’t help but love that it is set in 1999, as that is almost right in the middle of when the show aired and present day (and boy was their future wrong!).

Space: 1999

In the series, the 311 people that live on Moonbase Alpha’s lives are forever changed when nuclear waste stored on the Moon’s far side exploded and sends them hurtling uncontrollably into space and through black holes and space warps. Over the course of their journey they encounter alien civilizations, dystopian societies, and “mind-bending phenomena previously unseen by humanity.”

Space: 1999 co-starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, with notable guest appearances including Christopher Lee, Ian McShane, Peter Cushing, Joan Collins, and Dave Prowse. The series will air back to back episodes Saturday and Sunday nights at 10/9c on COMET TV starting in September.

Boba Fett

With Solo: A Star Wars Story now in theaters, talk is ramping up on what will be the upcoming slate of spinoffs (keeping up the new Star Wars/prequel story every other year we have seen since Disney bought the franchise). Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, talk has turned to a potential Boba Fett spinoff movie, and boy do people have opinions on it.

I remember when word broke about the Han Solo spinoff, it was believed that either Boba Fett would have a large role in it or that there would be an anthology-like quality with two different movies in one. Neither panned out, but here we are again with another rumor about the “biggest disappointment in the universe” Boba Fett (crowned for looking so cool, then being so damn lack luster- Captain Phasma has become a close second). For this reason alone, I’m not against the idea of a Fett movie… maybe, just maybe, he can finally *actually* do something.

I would love to see him in all of his bounty hunter glory (am I the only one that would prefer a whole movie without him removing his mask?) in a bonkers sci-fi western. Don’t make him an anti-hero, just showcase him for who he was. Depending on when it takes place, this gives us a good chance to revisit Alden Ehrenreich’s new Han Solo and fan favorite Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. Maybe Lando hires the bounty hunter to track someone down…

If they really wanted to be bold, they could have this be a prequel/sequel to Return of the Jedi– did Boba Fett survive the sarlacc pit? What did he experience in the pit? Where is he now?

I’ve been pretty happy with the newer films, The  Force Awakens hit the right notes and The Last Jedi was a bold new direction. Rogue One was an entertaining one off. In the very least, I’d be open to giving Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story a chance.

Posted on May 27th, 2018 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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COMET TV is ending the year with a bang and some awesome free sci-fi and horror movies!

The classic Tank Girl (trailer above ^ ) will be showing on both December 29th (8p e/7p c) and December 30th (same time). Tank Girl, adapted from the comic book of the same name, takes audiences to 2033 and follows Lori Petty as the title character in a post-apocalyptic landscape as she faces off with Malcolm McDowell’s villainous Kesslee. Action and booms a plenty.

Earth Girls are Easy

Also showing on December 30th (6p e/5p c), is Earth Girls Are Easy. Jeff Goldblum as a studly alien looking for a mate? Yeah, that hook works for me. Also starring Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans. How have I not seen this yet?

Dr Goldfoot

Also on December 30th, you can take a campy trip way back with the double feature of Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (2p e/1p c) and Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (4p e/3p c). Vincent Price. Frankie Avalon. And bikini clad robot women. I kid you not.

Head over to COMET TV to watch and learn more about their schedule/upcoming movies.

Are you ready for some Friday night Sci-Fi fun? COMET TV has released their list of Friday Night Movies (that you can watch online and on Roku for free). Here is their November lineup:

Cowboy vs Dinos

Cowboys VS Dinosaurs
Airs Friday, November 3 at 8P/7C

Description: After a mine explosion, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble and terrorize a small western town. Several gunslingers band together to defend their homes and the other residents from the hungry beasts. (COMET)

Cowboy vs Vampires

Cowboys VS Vampires
Airs Friday, November 10 at 8P/7C

Description: Supernatural terror strikes a Western them park. (COMET)

Starman

Starman
Airs Friday, November 17 at 8P/7C

Description: An alien takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them. (IMDB)

Deep Space

Deep Space
Friday, November 24 at 8P/7C

Description: An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. (IMDB)

What are you watching on Friday nights?

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The GODS want their entertainment!” and I want a free shirt! This week we have an awesome sci-fi prize pack from to give away thanks to COMET TV! It is inspired by the classic special effects work Ray Harryhausen! Check out the sweet prizes…

T-shirt… Magnet… Sticker… Skeleton Figures… & Candy Bones! Can I enter too? COMET TV has been hosting a monthly Ray Harryhausen marathon with The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The 3 Worlds of Gulliver, and Jason and The Argonauts.

GIVEAWAY

Harryhausen was a pioneer in special effects and we are excited to celebrate his work. Here is how to enter and win the COMET TV Sci-Fi Giveaway:

  1. Post a comment on this article that states your favorite special effects scene (or scenes) in any movie.
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our post about this contest.
  3. Follow @MyHWoodDream on Twitter (all new followers while this giveaway is active will be automatically entered).
  4. Tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WatchComet and let us know which movie mentioned in this post you are looking forward to!

Don’t forget that you can watch awesome classic sci-fi movies for free on COMET TV. Included in their lineup are the flicks listed above in addition to The Adventures of Baron Munchause, Troll, Labyrinth, The Bride, and great TV shows such as Stargate SG-1 and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Disclaimer: This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win (on Twitter you need to follow us to receive a direct message if you win). Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You can only win one COMET TV MAY PRIZE PACK from any of the online giveaways. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. The assets included within this post were provided by COMET.
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