Highlights from RhodyCon 2016
Actor and Libertarian radio host Jerry Doyle, has died at the age of 60. Best known for his role of Michael Garibaldi on the syndicated SF series Babylon 5, Doyle was found unconscious in his home on July 27, 2016. As of this writing, a cause of death has not been determined.
Doyle started his acting career in his 30's, with a supporting role in the TV series 'Moonlighting', playing Bruce Willis' brother. He played the role of Garabaldi in the Babylon 5 series for its entire five season run. Doyle was married to B5 costar Andrea Thompson from 1995-97, and had one child, but never remarried.
Source: Scoop magazine
Are you living in the Boston area and looking for some geeky family fun? You're in luck, the Boston Comic Con is just around the corner on August 12-14, 2016. It will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center at 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA.
A full schedule of events and special guests attending will be revealed closer to the con. So far special media guests attending are William Shatner and Karl Urban (Star Trek), Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, and John Barrowman (Doctor Who), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Caity Lotz and Ciara Renée (Legends of Tomorrow), Robbie Amell (The Flash), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues).
Artist guests attending are Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Arthur Adams (X-Men: Asgardian Wars), Rafael Albuquerque (Blue Beetle), Mike Allred (Madman), Brian Azzarello (Joker), Mark Brooks (Deadpool & Cable Omnibus), John Cassaday (The Planetary Omnibus), Greg Capullo (X-Force), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men) and Adam Hughes (Catwoman).
Don't miss out on the Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park, Film Festival, Star Trek 50th Anniversary Features, Drink and Draw, art auction, and costume contest. Not to mention the Harbor Cruise and Party (21 and up), and the Boston Comic Con After Party. Friday is also Family Friday, where children 10 and under get in for free and can enjoy coloring contests, face painting, a balloonist, a caricaturist, superhero meet and greet, and Jedi Training activities.
The con is running Friday 12 PM to 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. One-day passes are $30 for Friday (10 and under free), $45 for Saturday (5 and under free), and $40 for Sunday (5 and under free). Three-day passes are $90 and a variety of VIP passes are currently available.
For more information on the con, or to purchase your tickets visit bostoncomiccon.com.
Netflix will be producing a 10-episode remake of the 1960's Sci Fi series 'Lost in Space'. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2018.
LIS originally aired on CBS in 1965, and ran for three seasons and 83 episodes. It followed the adventures of the Robinson family, a group of explorers who are diverted from their trip to a new home planet, by saboteur Dr. Zachary Smith. Their ship, the Jupiter 2, veers off course, and the crew is, well, lost in space. The show celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2015.
A movie remake starring John Hurt was released in 1998; it received a 27% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. In other words, pretend it never existed.
No casting or story lines have been announced, but we'll keep you updated when production begins.
In Memoriam: Alvin Toffler
Alvin Toffler, the author of Future Shock and other works predicting social, economic and technological change, has died at the age of 87. He died June 27, 2016, at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Future Shock (1970) argued that economists who believed the rise in prosperity of the 1960s was just a trend were wrong - and that it would continue indefinitely.
The Third Wave, in 1980, was a hugely influential work that forecast the spread of emails, interactive media, online chat rooms and other digital advancements.
But among the pluses, he also foresaw increased social alienation, rising drug use and the decline of the nuclear family.
Toffler also predicted things that have not yet come to pass, like cities beneath the waves, and space colonies. He is survived by his wife, Heidi, with whom he collaborated on many of his books.
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