SF in 2014

2014 is going to be great!

There’s so much to look forward to. As we made this list of what we’re looking forward to from SF in 2014, we got all distracted by geeking out about how much fun it was all going to be.

TV

Sense8 is a Netflix series debuting in late 2014. Produced by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, it’s going to be 10 episodes long, and will focus on a group of psychically linked people with some sort of ability caused by a technology-based evolutionary leap. We’re pretty excited to see anything that comes from a collaboration between the creators of The Matrix and Babylon 5.

Orphan Black has been on BBCAmerica for a year now, but somehow we’ve only just heard about it. Clones! Canadian actresses! British SF drama! We’re seriously considering mainlining the first season’s episodes this year so we can be ready when the next batch arrives.

Almost Human hasn’t been picked up for more shows—yet. We’re hoping the network will give it a little more time to find its feet. It’d be a shame for all that worldbuilding to go to waste.

Halle Berry hits the small screen in Extant this summer on CBS in a Spielberg-produced drama about an astronaut struggling to reconnect with a world forever changed by her year of exile in space. Also on TV, Syfy is bringing us Helix, backed by Ron Moore, the creator of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica.

For yet another year, Firefly remains cancelled on hiatus.

Movies

guardians1f-1-webRoboCop is, obviously, a remake of the original. We’re not sure whether to be wary or excited…

And, oh, who are we kidding? There are so many comic book movies to look forward to this year: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men: Days of Future Past are making our little comic-reading hearts go pitter-patter.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Transformers: Age of Extinction are two more installments in existing series on the big screen—we’re excited to see where these go and what will come out ahead as the summer SF blockbuster.

Games

Destiny is coming to us from Bungie, the makers of Halo. I’m not sure anything more needs to be said on that front. Oh, okay, one more thing: post-apocalyptic SF. Woohoo!

The Order: 1886 is steampunky goodness set in 19th century London. History and mythology are intertwined, and the gamer will play as part of an order of elite knights set to join a war that has lasted for centuries.

Mass Effect 4, rumoured to be set 100 years in the future of the original trilogy, could be out toward the end of 2014, which would make 2014 pretty much the best year ever—but that’s probably just wishful thinking.

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