Archive for May, 2011
Need another Torchwood fix before the premiere on July 8th? Well, here’s more, courtesy of Starz:
- Did you know: Bernard Cribbins – Wilfred Mott of Doctor Who, has a brief appearance as Captain Michael in Space: 1999 "Brian the Brian"? #
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So, I got a kick today, as a week ago I posted an article pointing out that Lucas never said he had 50 episodes “in the can” (i.e. completed and ready to air) like a lot of the news outlets seemed to think. Yet late yesterday the New York Post posted an article still saying the episodes were in the can, that was reiterated by The Hollywood Reporter today – both articles were later corrected. Deadline also followed the Post’s article, but I only saw it after the corrections to the other two so I don’t know if they had likewise made the same error. Anyways, I get to feel smug for a few minutes about my being correct a week before some of the major industry rags.
But in the meantime, E! Online has a fun article about “Five Ways to Keep New Star Wars TV Series From Sucking”. Although honestly, “No Jar Jar” should be higher up on the list. And we could easily expand it to 10 ways…or 20 I’m sure.
Hoping to see the Daleks soon? Don’t plan on it this series. Current man-in-charge Steven Moffat said in an interview for the Radio Times that he’s ordered them put to rest for a while. “There’s a problem with the Daleks,” Moffat said. “They are the most famous of the Doctor’s adversaries and the most frequent, which means they are the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe.”
Back in March two possible titles for the two upcoming The Hobbit films had possibly been learned: An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again (the last being the book’s subtitle). We now know these titles are official, and in that order. We also now know the release dates: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will debut on December 14th, 2012, with The Hobbit: There and Back Again following on December 13th, 2013.
At last, it will make them easier to talk about…
- Since we couldn't be at Star Wars Weekends…it came to us… @HerUniverse @starwars http://twitpic.com/53ue1o #
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- He felt like a real person on B5 @Syfy Sad to see that Babylon 5 actor Jeff Conway passed away. Very talented guy #
- Absolutely! @ash0283 Hoping for a Bruins win here tonight! #
- I agree! @elizadushku Let's Go #BRUINS !! #
- Bruins in the Stanley Cup for the first time in 21 years! Now I just have to deal with the tweets from the Vancouver actors… #
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Actor Jeff Conaway, who starred in the movie Grease as well as the TV series Taxi and Babylon 5, passed away this morning after his family removed life support yesterday. Conaway, who had long been suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, was placed in a medically induced coma after being found unconscious on May 11th, suffering from pneumonia and sepsis. Early reports blamed a drug overdose, but this was later refuted, although reports still say that his painkiller addiction (exacerbated by both old and more recent injuries) may have contributed to him not getting medical help soon enough.
He was 60 years old.
Bobby Wheeler/Kenickie/Zack Allan, you will be missed.
Hollywood Treasure returns on Wednesday, June 1st, at 10pm ET/9PM CT…and this episode should be interesting to science fiction fans – because it features Robby The Robot from Forbidden Planet, who also made various cameo appearances on many shows and movies.
Does he still work? Check out the preview below!
The Thunder Child science fiction webzine is proud to announce the first science fiction novel published by its creator, designer, and all around cook and bottle washer. (i.e., me).
The Coldest Equations (The People Out There) is now available for Kindle readers (and in a couple of days will be available for Nook readers.)
Simply go to Amazon, select the Kindle store, and type in The Coldest Equations. [Ed: or follow this direct link] (Don’t have a kindle? Download a kindle emulator for free.)
Have you ever wondered where writers get their ideas? Is there some alternate universe where events are happening, which writers tap into? No! But once a writer here, on Earth, creates a story — in particular, let us say, a TV series, and it is committed to celluloid, the world created by that series does surge into life as an alternate Earth…and there are millions of them.
And there are People Out There who have devised a method for transporting actors on Earth into the bodies of the real characters that now exist in these alternate earths…and vice versa.
Tracy Karlovassi is the star of the near-science fiction TV series, The Coldest Equations. In the future, the civilian space companies have become the power in the world, as they vie for control of the moon, the asteroids, and the near planets. Each corporation has a variety of security teams – teams that keep their own scientists and inventions safe from spying eyes, and teams that spy on and attempt to kidnap the scientists or inventions of other corporations. Tracy Karlovassi plays Miranda Rainbird, head of a security team for the Capablanca Corporation – one that spies on other corporations.
Season 3 of The Coldest Equations features a season-long arc in which Miranda Rainbird has been framed for a crime she did not commit, and is on the run from both friends and foes. As Miranda Rainbird, she would doubtless be able to prove her innocence and track down the real criminal with ease…but The People Out There have transported Tracy Karlovassi into her body, and what can a mere actress do?
(Especially, of course, when the people she meets may, or may not be, her fellow actors.)
This book is a lot of fun (*I* think, anyway) wth plenty of homages to classic SF TV, movies and books.
Take a look at either Amazon – Kindle Store, or Barnes and Noble’s Nook Store.
And visit the website at: