Timing is everything, goes the easy-to-trot-out truism, but probably no more so than in the tightly constructed world of a science fiction plot.
The spaceship pilot has to pull the lever at the exact moment her vessel passes the wormhole or bam! History'll be reversed. Right? You're feeling us on this.
Thus it charms, but doesn't surprise, that the line-up for the Hero Complex Film Festival, which is one of the prestige sci-fi and genre gatherings anywhere, was announced on the very day that the upcoming "Star Wars" cast was released.
Nope, "Star Wars" isn't playing a part in the 2014 weekend, which sets lasers to "entertain" from Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, but check it, BSGers: "Battlestar Galactica" opens the TCL Chinese Theatre-based cineparty with a reunion that'll include creator Ronald D. Moore and actors Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos, and Jamie Bamber.
Galactica love is a fierce love, as any genre follower knows. They'll pack the rafters for this one.
Also of note, which is basically everything else during the weekend: Sigourney Weaver will talk "Alien" in its various scary incarnations, director James Cameron'll swing by to "Terminator" things right up, director Joe Dante will hopefully *not* be feeding any critters after midnight when "Gremlins" screens, and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" will mirth-up the fantasy end of things.
Yes, there shall be hoof-audio-making coconuts, assures a festival representative.
Sold out? That's a big ol' red stamp you'll see on most or all of the Hero Complex events, so jump on your ticket when they go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 30.
Did we mention "Battlestar Galactica" being in the house? Oh, we did? OK, good.