Inter-Galaxy Portal News RoundUp 17th May 2013

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Hello, hello, let’s see, what’s been going on at IGP this week? We finally got the battery working on our airsoft pulse rifle, so I got to fire that earlier in the week. I’ll have to post some pictures soon. I’ve also been finally playing Aliens Colonial Marines. It’s a game that clearly went into great detail trying to be faithful to the movie, and from a story point I really like it, but the game playing is frustrating, with the checkpoints and the meat grinder battles. So I did something I almost never do. God mode. And I’m loving it!

I also made a little more progress on the mystery project. I’m determined to finish it soon. Other than that, not too much else. I’m wishing I was able to pick up tickets for the Much Ado premier, but alas, no such luck. Hoping everyone else had a good time there. Any hoo, what else?

I finally got to writing a review of Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgens. If you like alternate history, or are just looking for a fantasy novel that doesn’t feature dragons and magic, you should check it out. And you can do that for free by entering our contest today!!

Lots of trailers came out this past week. Gravity directed by Alfonso Cuaron is a movie I’ve been interested in for some time, after seeing his amazing work on Children of Men.

Next you can check out the trailer for Riddick which in addition to Vin Diesel also stars Katee Sackhoff.

As I’m sure most of you are already aware, an extended trailer for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD came out this week. I must admit, I wasn’t entirely convinced when watching the shorter trailers, but this longer one was pretty funny and reminds me how much I miss having a Whedon show on television.

Saturday is the season finale of Doctor Who when we learn who/what Clara really is and we may even learn the Doctor’s name. In the meantime, check out this prequel to the episode.

And since this week’s post seems to be all about videos, I should probably mention the now viral video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity up on the ISS. If you haven’t seen it, look it up. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the other really cool videos that he’s making for the Canadian Space Agency. This one is about tears in space, but there’s tons of others worth checking out.