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

  • Star Wars Coins To Be Used For Legal Tender

    Posted Friday, August 19th, 2011 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    No, these coins can’t be used as legal tender in the United States, but if you find yourself far far away on the tiny Pacific Island of Niue you can. Consider this before spending one though, the face value for each coin is $1 and your purchase price for each would be right around $19 […]

  • Alien Spacecraft On The ‘The Avengers’ Set And More Explosions

    Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2011 10:00 pm GMT -4
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    Still filming in downtown Cleveland, ‘The Avengers’ continue to blow things up and are now apparently battling aliens, according to The Plain Dealer. Director Joss Whedon continues to destroy downtown Cleveland in his quest to recreate the epic nature of  ‘The Avengers’ in comic book form. Now with the downtown looking like a war zone […]

  • Robert Rodriguez Video Interview On ‘Sin City 2′

    Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    We recently reported that ‘Sin City’ director Robert Rodriguez stated he now has the money to film ‘Sin City 2′ here. Now speaking with MTV, Rodriquez says about the sequel, “Its time is finally coming. We’ve been telling everyone we were actually going to shoot this year, so have to shoot this year.” The first […]

  • ‘Wolverine 2′ To Start Production This October In Vancouver

    Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the latest Entertainment Weekly, actor Hugh Jackman discusses his upcoming role as “Logan/Wolverine” in Marvel’s ‘Wolverine 2′ which begins filming in Vancouver in October. The actual title of the film seems to be ‘The Wolverine’ but no official announcement has been made yet. “It starts shooting in mid-October. You know James Mangold is directing […]

  • ‘Prometheus’ – Charlize Theron Continues To Tease Us With Hints About Her Character

    Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2011 09:00 am GMT -4
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    As ‘Prometheus’ production continues to move towards its conclusion, its actors and writers continue to tease fans with cryptic clues about the characters and plot. Charlize Theron has posted this tidbit about her character “Meredith Vickers” on her facebook page: “Vickers is such a different character for this story. She’s not a believer. She’s not […]

  • Weekend Box Office: ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rules Again

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2011 05:12 pm GMT -4
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    The simians held onto their evolutionary crown again this weekend. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ grossed another $27.5 million in its second outing bringing its total box office to $179.2 million as it continues to rollout internationally. The film has a long way to go to beat the most recent film in the […]

  • NPR Releases Book Fans’ Top 100 Science Fiction And Fantasy List

    Posted Sunday, August 14th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    NPR has just released a list of your favorite Top 100 science fiction and fantasy books. More than five thousand books were nominated with more than 60,000 fans voting for their favorite book. What the list didn’t include (after a lengthy geek debate) is young adult or horror books. The list did have some interesting […]

  • ‘Terminator 5′ Continues Toward Production

    Posted Sunday, August 14th, 2011 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Director Justin Lin, hot off ‘Fast Five’, told The Playlist that he had met with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding another ‘Terminator’ film. “Just even this week, I had a great meeting with Arnold and James Cameron, just sitting down unofficially. And James is so gracious because he’s not part of the project, he’s […]

  • ‘The Avengers’ Movie Wreaking Havoc In Downtown Cleveland

    Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2011 05:59 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Avengers’ have assembled in… Cleveland? Yes they have! As we reported yesterday some of the ‘The Avengers’ filming takes place in Sandusky, Ohio. Movie and comic book fans in Cleveland are now able see the beginnings of an epic battle that will be fought this week as ‘The Avengers’ film in downtown Cleveland, according to The Plain […]

  • Never Before Seen Footage In New ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray Trailer

    Posted Friday, August 12th, 2011 07:02 pm GMT -4
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    In what will likely be one of the biggest Blu-ray releases of the year, ‘Star Wars: The Complete Saga’ will be filled with what the fans want. And now to tease us, they’ve released a new trailer with never-before-seen footage. ‘Star Wars: The Complete Saga’ On Blu-ray will feature all six live-action ‘Star Wars’ feature […]

  • Leaked ‘Prometheus’ Set Photos And A New Cast Member?

    Posted Friday, August 12th, 2011 03:13 pm GMT -4
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    Website AlienPrequelNews.com has obtained photos of sets and props from ‘Prometheus’ disassembled and strewn throughout the famous Pinewood Studios (home of James Bond) in England. And in a recent interview with ‘Watchmen’, ‘Insidious’ and upcoming television series ‘A Gifted Man’ actor Patrick Wilson letslip his involvement in ‘Prometheus’ to the St. Pete Times. Here’s the […]

  • Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ Currently Blowing Up Parts Of Ohio

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2011 09:48 pm GMT -4
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    At a press conference in Sandusky, Ohio today, Marvel Studios officials announced some details regarding filming at the high security NASA facility at Plum Brook as reported by The Plain Dealer. ‘The Avengers’ will be using a futuristic looking giant vacuum chamber at the rarely publicly viewed 6,400 acre Space Power Facility. Producer Jeremy Latcham […]

  • ‘Riddick’ About To Release Some Fury(ian) Details

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2011 12:24 pm GMT -4
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    Actor Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy finally seem to be moving forward with the third film based on the character ‘Riddick’. According to Moviehole, the currently-untitled second sequel to ‘Pitch Black’ is now casting and getting ready to go into production. “Here’s who they’re scouting for at the moment: – Boss Johns – Santana […]

  • ‘Walking Dead’ Production Finds Real Life Scares On The Set

    Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 11:10 pm GMT -4
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    Just after July’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Comic Con panel, AMC announced that showrunner Frank Darabont was out and second-in-command Glen Mazzara was now in charge. The network didn’t cite any specific reason behind his exit, but now it appears Darabont was fired, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Production for the 13 episode second season started […]

  • ‘Sin City 2′ Ready Says Director Robert Rodriguez

    Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Sin City’ Director Robert Rodriquez says that he’s now ready for ‘Sin City 2′, according to a recent interview with We Got This Covered. Rodriguez stated, “Sin City 2 is going good, we’re just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting […]