The Flash Extended Trailer

Yesterday I posted the first look trailer for DC Comic’s new show, The Flash, which is only a minute long. Today, I was going through my Google+ stream and discovered the 5 minutes extended trailer for the series!

The trailer introduces the main character Barry Allen and features his origins story as well as offering insight to how the series is going to look and feel like. If you love Oliver Queen and Arrow, he also features in the trailer, talking to Barry about his new abilities.

Have a look at the trailer here:

To me from my first viewing, it has similar feel and look to the Arrow series but also appears to promise to be somewhat lighter in tone but what do you think? Has DC got another hit on its hands? What are you hoping for the new series? Don’t be afraid to comment below.

The Flash First Look Trailer and Arrow Interview

DC Comics have released a first look trailer to advertise their new Flash series. Due to be shown on CW, along with Arrow, the trailer shows The Flash racing to catch an arrow that the Arrow has fired. Take a look at it here:

DC has also posted an interview with Arrow star, Stephen Amell, to celebrate the season finale of series 2 Arrow and the fact that it has been picked up for a third series. Check it out at DC Comics’s website. The company also seems to be determined to take control of television with the announcement of Batman prequel TV series, Gotham. Head on over to this blog post to watch the trailer and to find out more.

Dragon Sanctuary Clip

Dreamworks has posted a new clip for the next How To Train Your Dragon film on YouTube!

In the video featuring Valka, Hiccup’s mum, and Cloudjumper, a new type of dragon, Hiccup discovers the Dragon Sanctuary she has lived in for 20 years. Explore it as well here:

Science Fiction Turned into Fact

Fascinating information here. First that China has opened it’s doors to the Sci-Fi genre but also how the genre has predicted many things , long before they actually happened.

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Readers of my blog may have noticed my love of science fiction.  I loved reading as a child, even if I could not explain the thrill I felt when reading Jules Verne’s or HG Wells’ works.

I recently felt vindicated in my love of the genre, when I read the following comment by Neil Gaiman on The Guardian:

“I was in China in 2007, at the first party-approved science fiction and fantasy convention in Chinese history. And at one point I took a top official aside and asked him Why? SF had been disapproved of for a long time. What had changed?

It’s simple, he told me. The Chinese were brilliant at making things if other people brought them the plans. But they did not innovate and they did not invent. They did not imagine. So they sent a delegation to the US, to Apple, to Microsoft, to Google, and they asked the…

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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Cats

Happy Caturday folks!

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‘Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.’ – Robertson Davies

‘When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.’ – Mark Twain

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‘I am glad you have a Cat, but I do not believe it is so remarkable a cat as My Cat.’ – T. S. Eliot (letter to his godson, 1931)

‘Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.’ – Neil Gaiman

‘When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?’ – Montaigne

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‘If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.’ – Doris Lessing

‘Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until…

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers New Movie

This one is right in the childhood.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are getting reinvented for a new audience in a new film. The original version of the Power Rangers, the series was based on a Japanese series and ran for 3 series before getting renamed. It featured 5 teens selected to battle evil and protect the Earth.

The new film is said to be a collaboration between the original creators Saban and Hunger Games film studio, Lionsgate. The studio has stated that “with an extensive and extremely devoted worldwide fan base as well as a deep and detailed mythology, the Power Rangers are primed for the big screen.” They went on to say that the new Power Rangers will be “a group of high school kids who are infused with unique and cool super powers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.”

There will no doubt be concerns about the new film from fans, partly fuelled by the trailers for a film based on another successful 1990’s series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, being panned by quite a few. The Michael Bay film, due out in August, could very well leave fans dreading what will happen to the Rangers.

Check out the BBC News article on the new Power Rangers film at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27327962 and watch the trailer for the Turtles film here:

Baby Dragons HTTYD 2 Clip!

Dreamworks has yet again posted a new clip for the second Dragons film on YouTube, apparently determined to up the hype for the film.

The clip shows the gang and Gobber riding baby Nadders and struggling to keep control whilst exchanging some banter. There’s not much to really draw out from this clip so no real spoilers. You can watch it right here:

JK Rowling paid damages by Daily Mail

The UK newspaper, the Daily Mail, has been made to print an apology and pay “substantial” damages to JK Rowling, BBC News reports.

In September last year, the Daily Mail printed an article on suggesting that JK Rowling told a false “sob story” after being stigmatised by church goers when she was a single mother. The story was based on an article Rowling wrote for Gingerbread, a single parent charity. (You can read the original article here: http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/content/1901/J-K-Rowling).

Rowling sued the paper for libel, saying that the article was “misleading” and “unfair”, caused her great distress and embarrassment and had injured her reputation. In January, the Daily Mail admitted liability and promised to print an apology and pay damages. The BBC has said that all the damage money has been donated to charity by Rowling.

Read the full article by BBC News for further details at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27312080.

New trailer for Gotham TV Series

DC and Fox Broadcasting have released an extended trailer for  a prequel TV series for Batman.

Gotham takes place some years before the Batman franchise, revealing the origin stories of Bruce Wayne, James “Jim” Gordon, Poison Ivy, Penguin, Catwoman and many, many more. Gotham City is a corrupt city on a knife-edge and the series follows the rise of a young police officer through the ranks. Have a look at the trailer here:

DC also has successful series Arrow, following Oliver Queen as the Green Arrow defending Starling City, which has been picked up for a third season by CW (find out more at http://www.greenarrowtv.com/arrow-renewed-for-season-3/16404) along with spin-off series, The Flash.