Archive for October, 2000
According to this story on IWON, Paramount is reportedly asking $364 million for broadcast rights to all episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.
djryan writes “According to Variety, MGM will be producing movies based on The Outer Limits, a renewed Pink Panther series and a sequel to Stargate.
No specifics were given regarding how MGM will approach The Outer Limits, but it had already been revealed previously that a new remake of The Pink Panther was in the works, potentially with Kevin Spacey playing Clouseau.
The Stargate movie is a sequel based on the 1994 film so plans on whether the cast of the TV series will be used are not known.
All three potential franchises have been placed on the fast trcak at the studio with an eye towards theatrical release in at least 2002.
djryan writes “At 9 a.m. PT on Monday, October 23, the SCI FI Channel launched a West Coast feed in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and several other Western cable markets. The new feed means that most West Coast viewers can now watch SCI FI shows during their regularly scheduled times in both the Eastern and Pacific zones, eliminating the three-hourdifference that used to exist.
For instance, with the dual feed in place, Babylon 5 can now be seen at 7 p.m. on both coasts. Prior to launching the dual feed, Babylon 5 was seen at 7 p.m. ET on the East Coast and 4 p.m. PT on the West Coast.
GateGuide is reporting that ROC will stop publishing Stargate SG-1 novels next year…
OK, so apparently Slash has some other meaning in the Sci-Fi world that I wasn’t aware of. Here, “Slash” is the name of the software system in use. But as this may convey a meaning not intended (or wanted), we will undergo a name change – to Sci-Fi Storm. Things may break for a bit while the name change takes affect.
Update 10/18/00: The new domain name, scifistorm.org, is out there now…
Seems JMS has just a few things on his plate. He is going to write Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man comic along with his two existing comics (Rising Stars, now at #10, and Midnight Nation, at #2). He has been given to go ahead for scripts for a Rising Stars movie from MGM and a pilot for a new series for Showtime, AND Warner Bros. wants to dust off “The World on Fire”, a series developed with Chris Carter (creator of X-Files).
Welcome to Sci-Fi Storm. We are in an experimental state, so please be gentle. And we could use your help…
Update 10/18/00: Reflecting the new name change, and a few other minor changes…
For those of you not familiar with Slashdot or other Slash-based sites, it can only run with the support of its readers. YOU are the ones who submit the stories, help moderate the discussions, and make this site successful. You can even customize things to your own liking, like items displayed on the side (such as the latest from Slashdot or Sci-Fi News, etc.) Some of the links are unfinished, but should be fixed soon.
This site could be considered experimental at this stage. I’m still adjusting things (like the color scheme – I haven’t quite found one I like yet). And I don’t know if it will support the load. I also don’t currently have a guaranteed connection, so it may be down from time to time. If enough people patronize the sponsors (when we have them… :^), I may be able to support more.
So, let’s get this ball rolling…give me stories…give me ideas…give me encouragement…:^)
What should you submit? News about your favorite author, show, movie, etc. Got a short story on the web somewhere? Send us a link. Book, TV, and movie reviews are always good too…
P.S. If anyone is willing to come up with some decent yet small graphics to replace the “newspaper” icons for the different topics (especially something for Star Trek, perhaps a small rendition of a ship), submit them to storm @ scifistorm.org and I’ll take a look…oh, and just because you don’t see a topic for your favorite show/whatever, doesn’t mean there won’t be one – I just haven’t gotten to creating them all yet.