Rhode Island Comiccon will be coming to the R.I. Convention/Dunkin Donuts Center, November 11-13, 2016. The event is located at 1 Sabin Street, in the heart of Providence, RI.
Guests include Stan Lee, Gal Gadot, Kate Beckinsale, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, as well as a ton of other Media talent, Artists, Cosplay, Writers, and Wrestling stars. R.I. Comiccon usually has something to suit everyone's Sci Fi, Horror, and Fantasy interests.
The R.I. Science Fiction Club will have a table at the Con, and the crew of our PEG Access/YouTube show, Sci Fi Journal, will be taping segments the entire weekend. Please stop by our table and say Hi!
For more information and ticket sales, please visit their website: www.ricomiccon.com/
House of Cards star Molly Parker is staying in the Netflix family and will play Maureen Robinson in their reboot of Lost in Space. The matriarch of the Robinson family, the character was played by June Lockhart in the original series and Mimi Rogers in the 1998 feature film.
She joins a cast that includes Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as her husband, astrophysicist/expedition commander John Robinson; Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8) as her son, Will Robinson; and Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) as her daughter, Judy Robinson.
The 10-episode first season is set to air in 2018.
NBC has announced that it's horror series, Grimm, will return on January 6, 2017, at 8 pm. This season six will also be its last. The show has received a renewal of 13 episodes, unlike the 22 episode run of past seasons. 8 pm is an earlier time slot too.
Are you disappointed about this news? Do you think it's time for Grimm to wrap things up and finish the story line? Contact us and let us know!
Kenny Baker, the actor best known for his portrayal of R2D2 in the Star Wars films, died on August 13, 2016, after a long illness. He was born on August 24, 1934.
Born in Birmingham, England, Baker left school at 16 to join the performance troupe Burton Lester’s Midgets and was introduced to the Texan producer and impresario Lester, who gave him a part in the touring production. After touring for a number of years, he decided to audition for a role in Star Wars, and was hired by George Lucas.
Besides his role as R2 in the Star Wars films, he performed in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (1980), Miloš Forman’s Amadeus (1984) and Neil Jordan’s thriller Mona Lisa (1986), though it was the fantasy genre that provided his main source of employment: he can be glimpsed, partially obscured by heavy makeup or outlandish costumes, in Flash Gordon (1980), Labyrinth (1986) and Willow (1988). Sometimes he would even appear with his face uncovered, as he did in Terry Gilliam’s jolly fantasy Time Bandits (1981). He was warm and winning in that film as Fidgit, one of a band of dwarves who use their knowledge of the holes in the fabric of the universe to steal from the likes of Napoleon and Robin Hood.
His wife Eileen predeceased him in 1993. He is survived by their two sons, Christopher and Kevin.
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