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Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In addition to the first trailer, the new poster for revealed for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  I like it!.


Transformers: The Last Knight trailer

I have been a fan of The Transformers since the very first cartoon was released.  I watched the ragtag group of Autobots survive on Earth eventually reclaim Cybertron from Megatron and the Decepticons.  There have been multiple reboots of the story.  I personally think Transformers Prime was one of the best.  As far as the recent Michael Bay movies, I liked the first one.  The next two were ok.  The fourth movie, Age of Extinction was bad, just bad.  Good special effects, but the plot was awful.  Now here is The Last Knight.  The trailer shows more great special effects, but what gives me hope is the addition of Sir Anthony Hopkins.  He doesn't sign on to bad script movies.

Anyway, the bad guy appears to be Unicron.  It would be the most next logical step, but when Prime mentions his creator, I often wonder about the Quintessons, the mysterious creators of the Tranformers in the original cartoon series.  It could be and it would be interesting if Lockdown has been working for them.

Anyway, here is the next great trailer.


The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer!

For many of us Star Wars fans, December cannot come fast enough.  The first full length trailer has hit the digital airwaves.  You get glimpses of both sides of the Force, Rey beginning her training as a Jedi and Kylo Ren looking forward to the demise of the Jedi.


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Thor: Ragnarok Trailer is here!

Thor: Ragnarok arrives this November, but the trailer has finally been release and it is sweet!  Asgard in ruins, Mjolnir destroyed, Hela looks responsible and Thor is now a gladiator slave.  Who is opponent in the ring?  None other than the Incredible Hulk.  Interesting story line pieces need to be revealed, but it looks like a real thrill ride.  Check out the trailer.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer - The Long Walk

Game of Thrones...yes, it was delayed to Summer... yes, it is only 10 episodes this season...but it looks so good and the great war is coming.


Monday, March 13, 2017

The new Wonder Woman Trailer...Epic doesn't do it Justice

This week, the new full length trailer for Wonder Woman was released.  It is powerful and paints a very hard picture of the princess of the Amazons.  This June will be a great time for movies.



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Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol 2 Trailer

The first teaser for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 movie got our appetites primed for the next installment for the Marvel movie blockbuster, but this full trailer is epic.  Gamora and Yandu joining up to fight with the team and we get to see a glimpse of Peter's (Chris Pratt) dad, played by Kurt Russell.  This year is going to be fun!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Middle Earth: Shadow of War trailer released

I wasn't sure about Shadows of Mordor when it was released, but after a few minutes playing it I was hooked and enthralled.  A great game and my whole family was awaiting the potential sequel.  Today, the new trailer for the next installment dropped.  It looks fantastic and I cannot wait until August 22.


Passing of Bill Paxton

I remember watching Bill Paxton first in Weird Science, as Wyatt's older brother Chet.  Then, it was on to Aliens, Twister, Tombstone and U-571.  My kids loved his character in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare zombie missions. He was great actor, full of life, humor, and he will be missed.  RIP Bill Paxton.  As Hudson said, "Game over man.  Game over."



Monday, February 20, 2017

More Good News for SpaceX

SpaceX has had some setbacks, but they have had a good past few days.  They successfully launched one of their Dragon spacecrafts on its way to the International Space Station and now, they have landed their first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket that helped to launch that spacecraft into orbit.  This is a tremendous accomplishment and new step for all of mankind as we prepare for new adventures into space.

Here is the story!

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/19/spacex-successfully-lands-its-first-stage-falcon-9-rocket-at-cape-canaveral/

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Most Anticipated Movies for 2017

What do you think is the most anticipated sci-fi/fantasy/comic-book themed movie for 2017?  I thought about creating a survey that you could select like a poll, but I don't like them.  Plus there are so many good ones coming out this year.  How could you choose just one?

Instead, I want everyone to leave a comment with their top 5.  At the end of February, I will post the top 5 chosen by the readers.

Here is a list of movies I have coming out (if I missed one, please include it in your comment):

Lego Batman
Wonder Woman
Justice League
Logan
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The Mummy
Jumanji
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Transformers: The Last Knight
Ghost in the Shell
The Dark Tower
Life
Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets
Kong: Skull Island
Power Rangers
Blade Runner 2049
War for the Planet of the Apes
Alien: Covenant
Spiderman: Homecoming
IT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The Great Wall
Cloverfield 2017

Like I said, it is a big list.  Rate your top 5 and post them in the comments.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rest In Peace: Richard Hatch

Another sci-fi actor has left us.  Richard Hatch passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.  Mr. Hatch played Apollo in the original Battlestar Gallactica series and supported the franchise for years until the series was remade.  In the new series, he starred as Tom Zarek, a terrorist and political anarchist in the colonies before the Cylon attack.  He then sought to gain a voice on the Council of Twelve by creating new protests about the living conditions among the citizens on the ships of the fleet.

Apollo and his crazy wingman, Starbuck, (played by Dirk Benedict) were some of my favorite television heroes in my young life.  Mr. Hatch made his character resonate with so many people.  Thank you, Mr. Hatch.  Be at peace.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII new title!

Well folks, we have it.  The title for Star Wars Episode VIII has been revealed.  The new title is  The Last Jedi.  What could it mean?  Is Luke the only remaining one after his order in training was wiped out?  Will the Jedi transform into something else?  How will Rey factor into this?  Who are her parents really?  Too many questions and way too much speculation happening.  The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Mid Season 3 Trailer

Now that Rogue One has come, the third season of Star Wars: Rebels continues and if it is anything like what we can anticipate from this new trailer, the remainder of this season will be exciting.  More Thrawn, large Rebel fleet space battles, Mandalorians, Sabine rocking her new Mandalorian Darksaber, we meet Sabine's mother, and we get to see Obi-Wan as the older Jedi from New Hope.  However, someone other than Ezra and Kanaan have been looking for him.  Darth Maul has come for a long anticipated rematch.

Check out the trailer and get ready for new episodes starting January 7, 2017.


Sunday, January 1, 2017