Archive for May, 2001
First, they were talking about new Who…now Blake’s 7??? According to Dark Horizons (search for it on the page), BBC top exec Andrew Sewell was recently at a convention and mentioned plans to revive it with a TV movie, set 20 years after the events of the ’70s series. The script is in its second draft and no one is attached, but it does mention that the only character to return would be Avon, played by Paul Darrow in the original. Personally, I’d like to see an updated version of the original plot, but definitely get Peter Tuddenham back as the voice of Zen.
A while back we had a report that MGM had announced both Outer Limits and Stargate movies, but the details were lacking. Last Friday we had the report on Outer Limits. Now it appears that Stargate SG-1 is moving forward…
Casting Shadows, by Jeanne Cavelos, is the first book in the The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy. I finally gotten the time to sit down and read it, and here is a review. In brief: most excellent. The review is for the most part spoiler-free.
According to Variety, MGM has agreed to a deal which will bring The Outer Limits to the big screen, with Victor & Grais Productions. They are currently looking for a writer. Question is, will this be like that Twilight Zone movie?
Outpost Gallifrey is spreading a rumor that a proposal has been forwarded to the BBC to revive Doctor Who – as a series no less – possibly to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the show…
Update 5/22: JMS has told us what roles they will be playing, so I’ve added them…
Rick Berman, head of the Trek franchise, finally opened up about Star Trek: Enterprise, in an interview with the LA Times.
Sci-Fi will debut a new series starting July 14th entitled The Chronicle, about a tabloid that investigates paranormal phenomena. It will star Chad Willett (Alive), Rena Sofer (Melrose Place) and Reno Wilson (News from the Edge). George Takei (Sulu on Star Trek) is already set to guest star in an episode airing July 28th.
All the trades are reporting that Dreamworks SKG’s Shrek has taken over at the box office, taking in over $40 million and placing second all time for an animated movie weekend opening, behind Toy Story 2, and displacing The Lion King. Not a bad take for an ogre. Is this good news (acceptance of CGI) or bad news (it wasn’t theirs) for Disney/Pixar’s next feature, Monsters, Inc.?
The BBC seems to be confirming in an article on their web site that Scott Bakula will helm Star Trek: Enterprise. Read More for some other details.
Update: Paramount is now confirming the same information.
Update 5/18: UPN, which has picked up the series, has given more details.