Big Finish releasing free weekly audio dramas

April 5: Happy First Contact Day!

For Final Frontier explorers, April 5 holds a different special significance.

The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program aims to keep people employed during the COVID-19 economic downturn by lending money to small businesses and forgiving the loan if 75% of it is used to keep workers on the payroll. (Photo by Tinou Bao/Creative Commons)

‘Overwhelming’ demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program

Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion Friday as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.

In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports

In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports

Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.

Rey and Finn vs. Kylo Ren

Star Wars animated short shows the power of fast friends

Rey and Finn make an unstoppable team whether they’re escaping the First Order or facing Kylo Ren.

Persona 5 Royal

Premium update: a ‘Persona 5 Royal’ review

The release of Persona 5 Royal right now is downright perfect, if not a little spooky …


Davros and the Daleks vs the Time Lords

Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor: Time War 4 pits Davros, creator of the Daleks, once again played by Terry Molloy, against Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor.

Tourists visit Grand Canyon National Park in this 2019 file photo. The park had been open, with limited services, during the coronavirus outbreak, but was closed abruptly by the National Park Service in the face of health worries. (Photo courtesy National Park Service)

COVID-19 fears close Grand Canyon National Park after weeks of pressure

The National Park Service abruptly closed Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday, bowing to weeks of pressure after health officials expressed “extreme concern” about the potential for spread of COVID-19 in the park.

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Elisabeth Sladen’s daughter Sadie Miller to portray mother’s Doctor Who character, Sarah Jane Smith, in ‘Cybermen’ audio drama

Sadie Miller has a family connection to the beloved Doctor Who character she is stepping in to play …

Dark Horse Comics is releasing digital first issues for free

This is no April Fool’s joke! Dark Horse Comics is releasing more than 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free.

Big Finish Doctor Who Short Trips Decline of the Ancient Mariner

Big Finish’s Doctor Who Short Trips ‘Decline of the Ancient Mariner’ released

Doctor Who Short Trips: “Decline of the Ancient Mariner” is sure to be a hit with fans of both NASA and early to mid-’70s British science fiction.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 707 “Dangerous Debt”

A daring escape from ‘Dangerous Debt’ in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’

Imprisoned by the Pykes, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters attempt a daring escape in “Dangerous Debt,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”


COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Gov. Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order on Monday to prevent further spread of deadly COVID-19, which has claimed 20 lives in Arizona to date.

ARMS for Nintendo Switch

ARMS free trial available now on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online members get a fully playable version of the game ARMS for a limited time.

castlevania season 4

Netflix confirms that Castlevania season 4 is coming

Castlevania season 4 is a go!

BB-8 - A Hero Rolls Out

‘BB-8 – A Hero Rolls Out’ in new Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures animated short

The latest Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures short is now available on our Star Wars Kids YouTube channel — “BB-8 – A Hero Rolls Out.”

Coconino County officials have been providing drive-thru testing for the coronavirus to people who have a referral from their doctor to get a test. (Photo courtesy Coconino County Health and Human Services)

Arizona OK on social distancing; state’s counties, not so much

Arizona did relatively well in a new study of social distancing, but the same could not be said of how well most counties in the state follow the practice that is aimed at stemming the coronavirus’ spread.

The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Isolation

Big Finish releases free Dorian Gray audio drama produced entirely during UK lockdown

The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Isolation is available now to download from the Big Finish website, completely free.

Star Wars Episode I Racer is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

New Nintendo Direct Mini highlights variety of games coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Bravely Default II, BioShock: The Collection and more are launching for Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Samurai Comics Banks family

Supply chain disruption just one more challenge for local comic book stores in pandemic

Local comic book stores were already struggling with digital disruption and the effects of the global virus pandemic before their supply chain shut down.

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020 moves May convention to September

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020 will now take place in September instead of May.

The Lives of Captain Jack Vol. 3

Finally, Doctor Who’s Captain Jack Harkness and River Song meet!

Captain Jack and River Song meet at last in a new Doctor Who spinoff audio production.

Doctor Who Series 12

A message of hope in worrying times … from the Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor has a message for anyone feeling worried.

Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit

Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit rolls Forgotten Realms fluff into a felt-lined box with dice

The Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit is a great addition to a Dungeons & Dragons table, whether you’re looking for dice or kidy some “fluff” to flesh out your roleplaying adventures.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 706 "Deal No Deal

‘Deal No Deal’ as Ahsoka Tano’s new crew tangles with the Pykes in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

While piloting her prized ship on a mysterious job for the Pyke Syndicate, Trace makes a rash decision that endangers them all in “Deal No Deal,” an all-new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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