About Dirk Van Tilborg

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After reading Jack Kirby’s Forever People and New Gods comic books and watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dirk was assimilated during first grade recess into the collective known as Science Fiction. Fueled by the visions of mad scientists such as Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert, he has quietly searched the galaxy for the next BladeRunner, Brazil and Dark City. Born in San Francisco and currently enjoying a steampunk version of Ft. Lauderdale, when not grokking Science Fiction he spends his time with family and friends and just maybe trying to enter the dreams of disingenuous politicians.
Favorites: Fringe, Dune by Frank Herbert, BladeRunner and Alien Hominid
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Dirk Van Tilborg

  • Is ‘Sucker Punch’ The New ‘Matrix’?

    Posted Friday, December 31st, 2010 12:07 am GMT -4

    It’s been more than a decade since film-goers went down the Matrix’s rabbit hole. The Wachowski brothers’ film introduced a new world to science fiction audiences and even new film techniques. Now, Zack Snyder (‘Watchmen’, ’300′) is introducing his new film ‘Sucker Punch’ to audiences. Will it be a mind-bending, genre mash-up that gets added […]

  • ‘Star Wars’ Special Effects Artist Grant McCune Has Died

    Posted Thursday, December 30th, 2010 08:02 pm GMT -4

    Grant McCune, who won an Oscar for his model work on ‘Star Wars’, has died of pancreatic cancer. The 67-year-old McCune, who was also nominated for an Oscar for his work on ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’, died Monday at his home in California. Besides creating scenes with models and miniatures for 1977′s ‘Star Wars: […]

  • Ira Steven Behr To Executive Produce SyFy’s ‘Alphas’

    Posted Thursday, December 30th, 2010 08:01 am GMT -4

    New Syfy series ‘Alphas’ has just brought on board Ira Steven Behr to be the showrunner and executive producer. The series was recently picked up for a thirteen episode order on Syfy based on the strength of the 90 minute pilot. Behr will be familiar to many science fiction fans based on his resume. It […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 3 To Start January 7

    Posted Thursday, December 30th, 2010 04:05 am GMT -4

    Season 3 of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ starts at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network on January 7, 2011. Here’s sneak peak trailer for season 3:

  • Set Your DVRs For The ‘Twilight Zone’ Marathon On Syfy

    Posted Thursday, December 30th, 2010 12:05 am GMT -4

    Starting at 8am (ET/PT) on December 31, 2010, the Syfy Channel will run their annual ‘Twilight Zone’ Marathon. The marathon will include 80+ episodes of Rod Serling’s classic television series (1959-1964). The marathon will conclude on January 2, 2011 at 6am (ET/PT), so set your DVRs.

  • 3 Genre Films Chosen by Library of Congress

    Posted Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 08:03 pm GMT -4

    The Librarian of Congress has named the annual list of 25 motion pictures selected for preservation as part of the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist, and Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB are just a few of the films selected for 2010. Under the terms of the […]

  • Sony Releases Additional ‘Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’ Footage

    Posted Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 04:01 pm GMT -4

    Sony has released additional footage for the upcoming ‘Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’. A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine […]

  • Redbox Counts Down the Year’s Top Rentals

    Posted Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 04:03 am GMT -4

    Redbox, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks has released its’ list of Top Rentals for 2010. Genre films played prominently in the list. Top Movies of 2010: Shutter Island The Bounty Hunter Grown Ups The Karate Kid (2010) The Blind Side Top Adrenaline Rush Movies of 2010: Iron Man […]

  • Downloadable Demo Now Available For ‘Lord of Arcana’ at PlayStation Network Store

    Posted Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 12:09 am GMT -4

    Square Enix has released a new downloadable demo for the brutal action RPG ‘Lord of Arcana’ exclusive to the PlayStation® Portable. Players can now prepare for battle and hone their monster slaying prowess to a new level of strategy, as they can customize their characters and advance their skills without fear. Players can transfer their […]

  • Vin Diesel Shows A Sneak Peek Of Artwork For Next ‘Riddick’ Film

    Posted Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 08:11 pm GMT -4

    On his Facebook account, Vin Diesel showed a sneak peek of some artwork for the next chapter in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ and a little teaser about his character’s appearance. “So the director of Riddick, my partner on COR [The Chronicles of Riddick] since the beginning, DT [David Twohy]… has a new challenge in store. […]

  • ‘Full Moon Fever’ Finds Director Simon Hunter

    Posted Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 04:02 pm GMT -4

    Solipsist Films’ adaptation of Joe Casey and Caleb Gerard’s ‘Full Moon Fever’ graphic novel has found a director in Simon Hunter. The graphic novel, published by AiT/PlanetLar, finds a lunar waste disposal technician Zeke Kirby visiting Intercorp’s lunar sci-station to unclog their zero-G pipes. However, when he arrives on the station he finds something has […]

  • Genre Movies Among Top DVD Sales And Rentals

    Posted Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 12:03 pm GMT -4

    Genre Movies ranked among the top DVD sales and rentals for the week ending December 19, 2010 based on estimated consumer spending, according to Rentrak. Rentrak Top 10 Selling DVDs   1  Despicable Me 2  The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 3  The A-Team 4  Inception 5  The Other Guys 6  Shrek Forever After 7  Toy Story […]

  • GamersFirst In-Game MMO Holiday Offerings

    Posted Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 08:03 am GMT -4

    GamersFirst, a Free2Play destination, is offering several in-game promotions to celebrate the holidays in three top MMO games; Knight Online, Sword 2 and War Rock. The promotions will continue through January 3, 2011. Knight Online (GamersFirst.com/KnightOnlineWorld) – Knight Online releases 4 new holiday quests for the holiday season. War Rock (GamersFirst.com/WarRock) – War Rock unleashes […]

  • TNT Releases First Trailer For Spielberg’s ‘Falling Skies’

    Posted Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 04:11 am GMT -4

    TNT has released the first trailer for their new alien invasion television series ‘Falling Skies’. ‘Fallling Skies’ opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the […]

  • Marvel Comics ‘Alias’ Coming To ABC

    Posted Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 12:07 am GMT -4

    ABC has fast-tracked Marvel Comics’ ‘Alias’ for its’ Fall 2011 schedule. The series, based on superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book ‘Alias’, has been retitled ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ to not confuse audiences with J.J. Abrams’ television series ‘Alias’ (ABC 2001-2006). Bendis, known for his edgy crime fiction comic books, created the series when he […]