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Step Forward

Step Forward

Moving Pictures Monday is on us again and we have something a little different this time. “Step Forward”, written by Martyn Deakin and directed by Ben Jacobson, is described as a “Steampunk time travel story” and that is technically true, but it is not quite what I expected given that description. It clocks in at...
Invention of Love

Invention of Love

It’s Moving Pictures Monday, and I’ve got a moody little film for you this week. Invention of Love is an animated short from 2010 from Andrey Shushkov at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in Russia, and it tells a story of love in a world of clockwork and airships. There is no...
NBC's Dracula Shows Steampunk Elements

NBC’s Dracula Shows Steampunk Elements

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a landmark of Victorian era speculative fiction and it is no surprise that its influence has been felt in many Steampunk works. Now NBC has brought us a small screen ongoing drama about the legendary vampire and Steampunk is returning the favor with elements of the aesthetic peppering not only the...
Fox bringing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to the Small Screen

Fox bringing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to the Small Screen

The good folks over at Tor.com caught me off guard today. The have a post discussing whom Fox should cast for their television series of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. That they are discussing casting of an upcoming show is no surprise. We nerds geeks patrons of the less socially acceptable genres often...
Warehouse 13 Cancelled, Alas

Warehouse 13 Cancelled, Alas

On Friday, Syfy announced that Warehouse 13 will be endings its run after a 6-episode fifth season to air in 2014. The show is centered on the eponymous warehouse in which the government stores all manner of mystical, mysterious, or supernatural object they’ve come across. The agents charged with finding and collecting these objects encounter...
Ay-leen the Peacemaker on "Re-Racing Steampunk"

Ay-leen the Peacemaker on “Re-Racing Steampunk”

Diana Pho, aka Ay-leen the Peacemaker, friend of the site and editor of Beyond Victoriana, spoke recently at Roger Williams University where she gave a lecture on “Re-Racing Steampunk: Race, Memory & Retrofuturism”. If you have concerns about Steampunk’s glorification of the past, and you should, the lecture is a must watch. As always, Diana’s...