Archive for October, 2007
TheThunderChild writes “http://thethunderchild.com/GhostTrain/ is the URL for a new feature in The Thunder Child, in which we present photo books of science fiction serials. Ever wondered what to do with 15 minutes of your day every Saturday? Worth watching an SF serial? Take a look at our photo books and see if any interest you. Currently on offer: Undersea Kingdom (1936) and Buck Rogers (1939).”
Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Hawaii (where Lost is filmed). Could this mean Jin faces a gruesome fate? The three actors who had previous legal issues in Hawaii – Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Watros, and Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje – all saw their characters killed off shortly afterwards.
William Shatner, having embraced his most famous role in recent years, wonders who he isn’t in the upcoming Star Trek movie. “I couldn’t believe it. I’m not in the movie at all. Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me,” Shatner said. “I thought, what a decision to make, since it obviously is a decision not to make use of the popularity I have to ensure the movie has good box office. It didn’t seem to be a wise business decision.” I think his ego might be talking a bit, but I personally am still surprised he doesn’t at least have a cameo.
Kenth Johansson writes “Last year Elfwood celebrated 10 years and promised many exiting years yet to come. Now the world?s larges gallery of fantasy & sci-fi art and fiction is on the move, presenting a number of new features.
?We are refining Elfwood and want our users to be able to interact with each other more then before. Now everybody can register an account, whether or not you want to publish anything. Elfwood should be the obvious meeting place for people interested in fantasy and sci-fi art and fiction,? says founder Thomas Abrahamsson
One of the new features is the possibility to be notified when new material from a favorite artist is published. With an astonishing 500 000 pieces of art in the gallery, this is an easy way to keep up to date on the ever expanding gallery.
More of this kind of features will be launched throughout the autumn. And there are other more innovative features underway that will give publishing users new ways to express themselves.
Only a handful of episodes into the 4th Season, Stargate Atlantis has already been renewed for a 5th season, with production to start early next year. The 4th Season premiere brought in 2 million viewers.
For this year’s Children in Need special for the BBC, that is written by Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat, that will bring Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor) and David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) together. The scene is called “Time Crash” and will air during the BBC fundraising on November 16th.
Amidst gasps and applause, J.K. Rowling revealed to the audience during a question and answer session after a short reading at Carnegie Hall in New York City, that Dumbledore was gay, and was in fact in love with his rival Gellert Grindelwald. [Yes this news is a couple days late - I was busy this weekend moving and building furniture...]
In an announcement of sorts, George Lucas says he’s “just begun work” on the live-action TV series, but still doesn’t lay down a title. He does give a couple of details though – it won’t involve characters you know. “The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters. It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do.”
Fox has already pushed the new series New Amsterdam, about a cop who is immortal, from fall to midseason, and now off the schedule completely, without having aired an episode. Seven episodes are in the can, but apparently the midseason schedule is pretty full, and it wants time to evaluate. Alas, this never bodes well for a show…
Trek casting news seems to be the dominant theme lately. And it appears that Kirk has finally been chosen, at least unofficially. Director Joe Carnahan, who is working on White Jazz with George Clooney, has said in his blog that Chris Pine, who was up for a part in that movie, has chosen to “boldly go where no man
has gone before” – and we know he was also in discussions for the role of the young James Kirk in Trek XI.