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From JAMES BOND Book to Movie, 7 for 007.



Spectre feels like the end for the Daniel Craig James Bond era. The star is signed for a fifth film and was a producer of the latest 007 adventure who recruited director Sam Mendes to return.

After  24 films and more than 50 years, creators still find inspiration in the Ian Fleming novels. EON Productions went back to the first Fleming novel for Craig’s first film. Casino Royale was followed by Quantum of Solace then Mendes explored Bond’s youth in Scotland in Skyfall. In Spectre, Oberhauser (a father figure in Bond’s life mentioned briefly in a short story) was part of the story that saw the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and Blofeld to films.

Is there anything left from the Ian Fleming novels that can be used for future films? Here are 7 Ian Fleming story elements for future 007 movies: Continue reading


Grayson #1 courtesy DC Comics

Grayson #1 courtesy DC Comics

James Bond is back in SPECTRE. Daniel Craig returns as 007 on a mission against the evil organization we haven’t seen on screen since Sean Connery’s final canon film in the series.

The latest Bond made us peer into the vault to pick four of our favorite spies from comics books.

No costumes. No masks. No problem.

These are the coolest covert operatives in the DC and Marvel Universes:


No mask. No code-name. New mission. The man who was once known as Robin and Nightwing is his own man with a covert agenda. Dick Grayson is no longer a sidekick under Batman’s shadow and now operates in the shadow world of the DC Universe. Dick faked his death to infiltrate Spyral, a covert organization plotting against costumed heroes. Dick’s new adventures in Grayson are co-written by Tim Seeley and Tim King, a former CIA counter-intelligence officer. Continue reading

Best JAMES BOND Gadgets, Gear and Rides

courtesy Sony

courtesy Sony

The Aston-Martin comes roaring back with other super car action in SPECTRE. The 24th James Bond adventure marks the return of the classic car that dazzled fans in Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Daniel Craig’s latest mission makes nostalgic and look back at our 7 favorite gadgets from the 007 franchise:

Attache Case from From Russia, With Love.

The first proper Bond “gadget” from the second and our favorite film. Q (Major Boothroyd) outfits Bond with this cool case secretly packing ammunition, a sniper rifle, throwing knife, gold sovereigns and a tear gas cartridge. This case was critical in Bond’s Orient Express encounter with the assassin Red Grant (Robert Shaw) one of my favorite henchmen of the series. Continue reading

New Comics Picks for November 4, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #600 courtesy Marvel

Uncanny X-Men #600 courtesy Marvel

The end and new beginning for the X-Men franchise silencing all doubts about the continued future of the Children of the Atom, a new James Bond series kicks off on the eve of Spectre, and Marjorie Liu’s monster new fantasy book.

It’s all in this week’s new comics of the week:

Uncanny X-Men #600 Will Cyclops become a mutant savior, destroyer or victim? Will Beast be punished for his twist in time that set off this saga? Get set for emotional reunions, final confrontations and massive changes as the Brian Michael Bendis X-Men era comes to a powerful finale. Continue reading

STAR TREK 2017 Wishes and Dreams



A new Star Trek series will boldly go to stream and prosper with fans across the globe in 2017.

Trek film producer Alex Kurtzman will be the executive producer of the upcoming show that “will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its start in 1966.

What do you want to see in the next chapter of the beloved sci-fi franchise?

Here’s our wishes and dreams for the next Trek: Continue reading


Comet TV launch photo by Josh Lewis, Seattle Refined

Comet TV launch photo by Josh Lewis, Seattle Refined

Every episode of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe will now be found on Comet TV.

The new science fiction network launched this past weekend following a “Space Bash” party at EMP Museum in Seattle, home of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Fans packed the shrine to sci-fi and pop culture to celebrate the launch of the new network for classic genre movies and shows. Continue reading


Comet TV Launch at EMP Museum photo by ComicsBlend

Comet TV Launch at EMP Museum photo by ComicsBlend

There’s a Comet launching on Halloween.

Comet TV is a brand new television network that’s the new home of classic science fiction and horror.

This Halloween is also a birth day for this new network.

The network is launching  on October 31st with The Terminator, the classic by director James Cameron and featuring sci-fi icons Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen.

The Stargate has found a new home. Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe will air on the new network. Each weeknight will feature Outer Limits and Stargate episodes. Continue reading


International Iron Man courtesy Marvel

International Iron Man courtesy Marvel

As the world waits for SPECTRE, the new James Bond adventure, there’s a new mission from Marvel Comics in 2016 that may lure spy fans into the world of Stark…Tony Stark.

Marvel confirmed a second book starring the Armored Avenger by Brian Michael Bendis who will team up with his Daredevil artist Alex Maleev for International Iron Man.

Maleev called the new book “Bond meets Tony on a speedboat” in a new Marvel interview.

Bendis agreed calling it “a super hero James Bond story.”

Tony chased Madame Masque in the first issue of the new International Iron Man leading to the return of a major villain with a major makeover. More on that below but Tony’s globe-trotting adventures are just beginning. Continue reading