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Archive for February 12th, 2001

Could Roddenberry’s Genesis II make it on third try?

by on Feb.12, 2001, under Television

Gene Roddenberry’s Genesis II TV movie, about a scientist in cryogenic suspension awakening over 150 years later and finds the world is now primitive after a cataclysmic war and starred Alex Cord, was a pilot for a series – it didn’t make it. He resurrected it a year later with Planet Earth, kind of a second episode with John Saxon replacing Cord. It still didn’t get picked up (although the premise was good). Now, it may get a third try…

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Pern series gets green light

by on Feb.12, 2001, under Television

Warner Bros. has placed the order for Pern, a live-action series based on Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern novels. Ronald D. Moore, former writer for the Star Trek franchise and current writer for Roswell, is heading up the production. Moore, in a conversation with Sci-Fi Wire, said that it finally can be done “…because of the technology.”


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Soft SF Writer’s Association Awards

by on Feb.12, 2001, under General News

The Soft Science Fiction Writer’s Association sponsors an annual contest (top prize: $100) for the year’s best “Soft SF” – defined as where character, emotion and artistic effect take precedence over plot(?) and science. The winners for 2000 were just announced. Read more for the list of 2000 winners.

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Monsters, Inc. to bow early

by on Feb.12, 2001, under Movies

Disney/Pixar’s latest all-CGI movie, Monsters, Inc. will hit the screens two weeks earlier than expected on November 2nd. Seems they don’t want to go head to head with the highly-anticipated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, due out for Thanskgiving…


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Another Lost World

by on Feb.12, 2001, under Television

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the BBC and A&E are jointly developing a 3-hour TV movie of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, using a combination of animatronics and CGI. It will probably be shown stateside in the latter half of 2002 – this time the Brits will get it first…Isn’t there a syndicated series already?


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