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.

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.

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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
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The Mummy
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Transformers: The Last Knight
Ghost in the Shell
The Dark Tower
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
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.