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Hidden treasures are always a given in the sci-fi genre. From the post-apocalyptic deconstructive metaphor of Hell Comes To Frogtown to Mark Hammil’s lost road-trip classic Slipstream and all the way up to 2009’s MOON, there are metric tons of films that are labors of love that never quite make it into becoming proper mainstream hits.

Air and Terminus are two such films, released in 2015, both deeply rooted in old-school science fiction tradition, each sporting a different flavor in its iteration of the genre. Where Air is loose hard science fiction with a bittersweet lean, Terminus is a Cold-war style story that, while lacking the higher-budget finish of the other movie, still manages to give a great, contemporary story.

Neither movie is perfect: far from it, both suffer from a number of flaws, which we will address. But they are damn good examples of science fiction and they deserve a better chance than what they got. So strap on in and start playing that special end-of the-universe playlist. Stuff’s about to get dreary…

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The Tomorrow People

It looks like October is going to be a big month for television junkies, particularly if you happen to be a fan of what the CW has been putting out recently.  The network has just seen fit to send out a list of what we can expect for the new fall season along with when we can expect it.  In addition to the return of some old favorites like Arrow and Supernatural, they also have some new shows ready to take their chances.  Check out the full list below:

Monday, Oct. 7
8 p.m. – Hart of Dixie
9 p.m. – Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, Oct. 9
8 p.m. – Arrow
9 p.m. – The Tomorrow People

Thursday, Oct. 10
8 p.m. – The Vampire Diaries
9 p.m. – Reign

Tuesday, Oct. 15
8 p.m. – The Originals
9 p.m. – Supernatural

Friday, Oct. 25
8 p.m. – The Carrie Diaries

 

Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.