2014 was a great year for new genre entertainment, but we also lost some heroes along the way.
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Matthew Jackson is a blogger, critic, fiction author and Batman enthusiast from Rosebud, Texas who's been a regular contributor to Blastr since September, 2011. In addition to his work at Blastr, his film criticism appears weekly in The Huntsville Item, a Houston area newspaper, and his book reviews appear monthly in BookPage magazine. His fiction has appeared in Weird Tales magazine, and elsewhere on the web his nonfiction has appeared at Strange Horizons, StackedBooks.org and NerdBastards.com. Follow him on Twitter at @awalrusdarkly.
If you just want to sit on the couch and watch a lot of familiar genre TV, this is the week for you.
Sure, what we all really want to see is the movie, but a trailer can be a work of art all by itself.
There's not a lot of new TV this week, but there are plenty of marathons and a couple of sci-fi Christmas specials to tide us over.
His Dark Materials fans who've long been waiting for a new story from that world just got a Christmas present from author Philip Pullman.
If you want to know how Tolkien's Middle-earth is put together but don't have the time or patience for The Silmarillion, this might be a good place to start.
One of the greatest sci-fi horror films of all time is getting a new sequel treatment from IDW Publishing.
The Library of Congress just added another 25 films to its registry, and a few genre classics are on the list.
You can now add "robot sharks" to your list of fears.
The classic Star Wars trilogy comics are returning to shelves, with a new look.