Isolation by Denise R. Stephenson is one of those stories that stick with you long after you’ve finished reading it. Like how you’re now aware that you’re holding your jaw up, or your tongue is resting in your mouth, or you’re breathing manually. Suddenly, Isolation makes you aware of the health risks you take daily. The very first snapshot into a character’s life, page one, had me questioning my own habits. Then, as I read on and the fear of bacteria and the ever-increasing preventative measures were put in place, the lines began to blur and I couldn’t pinpoint exactly where I felt it had all become ‘too much.’ Clearly, by the time all touch is outlawed we’ve gone too far, but anti-bacterial hand sanitizer? At one point, genetically altered foods are discussed, big business interests allied with the government may be scapegoated for things, how many further steps do we go today to get to quarantines and isolation?
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We hope to bring you coverage of some of our favorite shows like The Last Ship, The 100, and Sleepy Hollow! We’re also going to check out new series Legends (#dontkillseanbean!) and Constantine and maybe some of the infamous SDCC parties that are going on.
If you see any of us, feel free to say hello!
It’s the Sunday before the big day, and here are some things to keep in mind before you venture out on Thursday and start running around downtown San Diego. Info on the SDCC app, the Hall H wristbands, offsite activities, restaurants, the exhibit hall set up, and all the lines that will haunt your nightmares…
Over here at Nerdophiles we’re pretty huge fans of TNT’s latest action series, The Last Ship. If we had to pick our top new series of the summer then this one would be it. It’s fun and full of action (and a little cheesey, we’ll admit). It’s got a fantastic cast and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Ever since we saw the pilot episode at WonderCon I will admit that I had been worried. It’s such a good show and the plot has so much potential. I’ve had to wonder, if worst came to worst, would one season be enough to satisfy us? Thankfully, I never need to know the answer to that question. Because we just got word earlier today that The Last Ship will be returning for a second season next summer!
We couldn’t be more thrilled.
If you’re not watching Halt and Catch Fire, then are you really living?
I haven’t had a lot of time to catch up on new television this summer, butHalt and Catch Fireis one I’ve been fighting to find time to watch. When I do find the time, I’m enamored and amazed. This show is worth sitting down and binge watching, if you haven’t been paying attention.
I’m one of those people who actually kind of liked the original Purge film so it’s probably important to keep that in mind when I say I really liked this one. I’m not saying that The Purge was a great film. But the idea was solid, the story was good, and the cast was great. But it was lacking something. They had created this entire world with these New Founding Fathers and this crazy America where people kill to release their need to commit crime and run about wildly. And what did they do with it? Very little.
The reason The Purge: Anarchy fixes that.
We were fortunate enough to speak with Denise R. Stephenson, author of Isolation. Stephenson resides in Oceanside, CA, but she has lived in all the isolated locales of this novel at one time or another. Her publishing history is primarily academic, though as a member of Attention Deficit Drama, she has written and produced monologs and short plays. This is her first novel. To see what we thought about the book, check out our review here. Spoiler: we really enjoyed it!
Hey Phoenix, want to take a look at the upcoming Hercules movie days before the next guy?
How about in 3D IMAX?
Well you’re in luck. We’ve got a chance for you to pick up screening tickets through GoFobo! Just enter at the link below. If you’re selected they’ll email you your screening passes right to your inbox. It’s as simple as that!
The screening is set for Thursday, July 24th, at 6:00PM at AMC Desert Ridge.
Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in Director Bret Ratner’s gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages.
IN THEATERS JULY 25
HBO is bringing Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Cinemax’s Banshee to San Diego Comic Con this year. If Friday and Saturday rolls around and you find yourself unable to be in the panel rooms for these shows, don’t worry! HBO will be hosting live coverage on HBO Connect (hbo.com/connect) and through the hashtags for True Blood (#TrueToTheEnd), Game of Thrones (#SurviveTheRealm), and Banshee (#SDCCBanshee).
This is awesome seeing as Game of Thrones is once again in Hall H on Friday, July 25th, and for those people in line who fear they might not make it in, they will still have live coverage to keep up with what is going on in the hall with their friends in line.