Blog Archive: March 2023

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Ion Sci-Fi 28 March

This week Nicholas Cage brings Dracula into the 21st century as the world's worst boss, Doctor Who cross-media anniversary event announced, hybrid sci-fi series Sweet Tooth returns to Netflix along with new anime Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune, Jedi: Survivor story trailer and a look at the new DLC for Horizon: Forbidden West

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Monster Anime

Netflix have published a trailer but no release date for a new Kaiju (i.e. giant monster) series GAMERA -Rebirth-.

Though not Kaiju fans ourselves, we enjoyed the first Pacific Rim film and also the Netflix series spin off Pacific Rim: The Black.

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Misfortune May

Netflix have published the opening sequence and given a May release to anime series Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune.

It might be ok?

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Miasma May

Tactical roleplaying game Miasma Chronicles has been given a May 23 release date, announced of course with a shiny new trailer.

Or rather not. True to the game's title it's more dark, murky and mysterious and itself titled "Revelations Must Be Earned".

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Working 5 to 9

Readers of our blog would know that we have a fuzzy relationship with vampires who straddle the fence between sci-fi and fantasy. Rather than trying to disentangle that we tend to take all comers.

Which brings us to a new comedy film starring Nicholas Hoult (multiple X-Men films), Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Nicholas Cage (Ghost Rider) in which lackey abuse inspires stake rather than strike action. See trailer.

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Marvel Malaise

Victoria Alonso, president of Marvel physical production, post-production, visual effects and animation has been fired amidst allegations of toxic workplace behaviour and a flagging film flagship.

Marvel became an entertainment giant by thumbing their nose at the industry norm of spitting out garbage sequels to great films, and endless reboots. Beginning with Iron Man in 2008 they made a series of marvellous movies.

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Big Electric

The Wall Street Journal reports that Netflix is breaking the bank on upcoming sci-fi movie Electric State starring Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once).

Directed by the Russo brothers and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who have all worked extensively with Marvel, the film is estimated to have a budget in the high 200 million (US) range.

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One of the major hits (15 million copies sold) of recent years was shrunken backyard survival game Grounded in which you (and friends) are zapped by a mad scientist and seek to return to normal size.

It will soon be joined in the miniature league by third person action adventure game Infinitesimals in which you play a teensy, tiny alien with advanced technologies who with his crew, land on a "mysterious" planet which looks like it might be Earth.

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Sweet Tooth Two

For much of our time writing for this blog, Netflix has been one of the most prolific sources of sci-fi trailers. Feels like an age since we've seen anything from them.

Now there's the season 2 trailer for a surprise favourite of ours, Sweet Tooth. How exciting.

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Burning Shores Pre-Order

Robots and dinosaurs are two of our favourite things so not owning a PlayStation we often feel a twinge of envy reporting on the Horizon franchise.

Looking at the pre-order trailer for the Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC we'd upgrade that to a sear.