The great thing about conventions is everyone has their own experience. For example, we did a tour of the Star Wars booth at New York Comic Con and certainly thought it was cool. But later in the weekend, some unsuspecting attendees got a much, much different experience.
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The very last shot of last season's The Magicians showed the fairies arriving to Fillory in force to take over the kingdom. It looked like war was on the horizon. But it turns out, it's more like a silent coup, as our favourite stylish monarchs will have to play a clever game of "fairies totally aren't telling us what to do."
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular weekly roundup of all the toys you'll want to blow your paycheck on, instead of buying groceries, paying rent, or other more responsible purchases. This week we've got an Imperial entry in Sphero's line of interactive droids, a cartoon version of Boba Fett, and a bunch of New York Comic Con exclusives. Check it out!
Amazon is really looking to makes Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, its upcoming scifi anthology series, more cinematic than episodic. At "The World of Philip K. Dick" panel at New York Comic Con (which covered both Electric Dreams and The Man in the High Castle), the producers emphasised how the show is far more like a series of films than a television show.
Marvel has ended its comics partnership with defence contractor Northrop Grumman, having previously cancelled Saturday's New York Comic Con announcement event, after facing criticism for seemingly promoting war profiteering.
The act of passing on Doctor Who's lead role is a weird one, since the actors are stuck in a limbo where they know they're on the way out, but they don't know who's going to take their place yet. Peter Capaldi however managed to figure out there was a monumental change coming for his replacement... thanks to a pair of pants.
I'll admit, I went into the New York Comic Con premiere of Once Upon a Time's seventh season hoping for little and expecting even less. But much to my surprise, the new story is good. It's dynamic and interesting, with actors who are giving their all to a different twist on a familiar tale. The only problem is that the new Once Upon a Time has three painful reminders of what the show used to be, and they don't fit in this new story any more.
Over the past two seasons, The Man in the High Castle has slowly delved into the idea of other realities, including our own (which Tagomi travelled to at the end of season one). But it looks like season three is going all-in: The multiverse is real, certain people can traverse it, and the Nazis are ready to invade.
To a packed and excited room at New York Comic Con, Pacific Rim Uprising revealed a ton of details about the characters, story and, most importantly, the giant robots that make up the sequel. "It's fun, it's action, I think it's everything you want Pacific Rim to be moving forward," said producer and star John Boyega.