Posts Tagged science fiction


Starhawk Hits Retailers Today

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 No Comments

Sony Computer Entertainment America and LightBox Interactive announced today that their new Playstation 3 part run-and-gun sci-fi shooter, part real-time strategy, Starhawk is now available at retailers across North America. Most promoted for its innovative Build & Battle system that allows players to drop supplies, vehicles, and even combat structures into the middle of the […]



Thursday, April 19, 2012 No Comments

As you know, most big-budget action and science fiction films these days tend to be large, unabashed piles of crap. Lockout, however, does not necessarily fit within that category, as it is really more akin to a small plate of nachos smothered- no… drowning in cheese. This sci-fi/action/thriller is so loaded with action flick clichés […]


Fan Expo 2011 Sci-Fi Expo Guest List Announced

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 No Comments

Another couple of days, another announcement about the featured guests for Fan Expo Canada 2011! Today, Hobby Star Marketing announced the featured guests for the show’s Sci-Fi Expo, and the list features actors beyond just your typical science fiction television series and movies. You’ll find fantasy and comedy too, plus actors across the generations, including […]


Fan Expo 2011 Coming This August, Expanded to Four Days

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 No Comments

Hobby Star Marketing made its first official announcement for Fan Expo Canada 2011 this week, sending out a reminder that the annual convention for comic books, gaming, science fiction, anime and horror will now be four days. Fan Expo is Canada’s largest convention event for these types of media in the country, and Hobby Star […]



Tuesday, September 28, 2010 No Comments

Late last night, I had the urge to watch an intelligent science fiction film. One that could present a reasonable satire of society without being too obvious or cryptic. I came upon Daybreakers at the suggestion of my roommates and, to my surprise, it wasn’t horrible. Yes, it’s a vampire movie, but the GOOD kind […]


Fan Expo Satisfies the Souls of Canadian Geeks/Nerds, Myself Included

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8 Comments

This past weekend Hobby Star Marketing held its annual Fan Expo Canada event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in, you guessed it, downtown Toronto, celebrating all things science fiction, comic books, video games, horror and anime. We got the chance to check out the show for ourselves and, as with every year, it was […]


Mass Effect

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2 Comments

Politics, diplomacy, romance, third-person sci-fi combat – Mass Effect has them all! Thankfully, because it’s a video game, it can actually get away with packing all of those things in without losing the plot, or the numerous subplots. Because it’s long! You play the role as humanity’s first super-agent in a council of alien races, […]

Condemed Criminal Origins Xbox 360 Box Cover

Condemned: Criminal Origins

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 No Comments

Condemned: Criminal Origins goes from a standard, C.S.I.-style detective story to a science-fiction, horror thriller in about what-the-hell-just-happened flat. One second you’re just a regular FBI agent on the hunt for a serial killer, the next you’re a suspect in a murder investigation and you’ve got some weird experimental “instinct powers”? It doesn’t make much […]


District 9

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 4 Comments

District 9 is one of the best science fiction films released in years. I went in expecting to see a science fiction conspiracy theory story, in which a government is secretly turning its citizens into “aliens” for experimentation, but was quite pleasantly surprised. The film has a far better, deeper and more meaningful story, and […]