Category: Analysis and News

An in-depth look at Sci-Fi events and news.

Ascension Rising

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Posting on the Sci-Fi Heaven Forums, Ascension Events runner Heather Amos posted the following: So excited! Things are moving full pace ahead now, and I’m jumping back on board to notify anyone thinking of coming along to Ascension to keep […]

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Serenity Rankings

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Serenity once again has astounded and amazed by being ranked #9 in Yahoo’s “Top 10 Rated Movies of All Time” poll, beating out The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring. It is also the highest rated […]

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Serenity opens to disappointing box office results

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According to BoxOfficeMojo, SERENITY pulled in just about $4,000,000 on Friday, a further $3,500,000 on Saturday, and a projected $2,500,000 today. This totals a weekend estimate of ten million dollars, far short of the fifteen million that was hoped.

Having said that, it is the most successful new movie this weekend (beating Jessica Alba’s INTO THE BLUE).

It remains to be seen how happy studio executives will be with these figures, but bearing in mind that they are heavily estimated, the final numbers could change considerably either way. Opening to almost unanimous critical praise (yes, it would seem RottenTomatoes got their act together and painted a more positive picture), fans hope that positive word of mouth will contribute to a strong overall run in American theatres.

Serenity certainly doesn’t appear to be in any danger of not making a profit, the only question is whether or not this profit will be strong enough to warrant a sequel, or (preferably in my mind) another television run.

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From Russia, With Horror…

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From Russia, with horror, comes NIGHT WATCH, the stylish horror fantasy film that has revolutionized post-Soviet cinema. “Ancient prophecy foretells that one day a “Great One” will arrive who can end the apocalyptic battle between Light and Dark conclusively. That […]

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INTERVIEW: Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Sci-Fi Heaven.net spoke to sci-fi/fantasty author KEITH RA DeCADIDO about his writing, fans and what’s coming up soon! Keith has written dozens of novels, short stories, eBooks, comic books, and nonfiction books in the media universes of Star Trek, Spider-Man, […]

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Is Lost sci-fi?

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Given the amazing success of the Lost show, many hardcore anti-sci-fi viewers are anxious to disprove the theory that Lost is, infact, science fiction. They’d never watch something has geeky as that! Welcome to the USA 2005. Television has changed. […]

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Insane plot, brother! (Spoilers for Lost Season Two)

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Lost’s second season rocketed onto US screens this week, with the premiere pulling in an astounding 23.5 million viewers (over a fifth of all US TVs on at the time).

Curiously, the premiere didn’t bother to even touch upon the fate of the raft outside of one short and cryptic scene, and chose to dedicate itself entirely on the hatch. What a bizarre twist, eh?

The second part will air next week… but I can’t honestly see how they’re going to explain this one.

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