Archive for June, 2001
It’s a busy week for me (commuting daily two states over), so here are some headlines gleaned from Sci-Fi Wire: Cinescape publications on hold; Romero penning a 4th installment for the Living Dead series; Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) won’t be in Trek X, but Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) might; Half Life: Blue Shift ships; and fans prepare to take Voyager on more adventures…
The Saturn Awards have been announced. Read More for the list of winners.
It is more book orientated than your site and is backed by around 300 book reviews. We have already put in sci-fi storm as a slashbox, and hope that you will do the same for us…” As soon as I know what the URL is for the RDF file, it will be available…
Dark Horizons has a tidbit that the repeat of Frank Herbert’s Dune on Sci-Fi running June 12th-14th will include the first footage to be seen of Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers, along with information about the Dune sequel…no idea when or where.
Update 6/13: The web address is
http://www.scifi.com/secret/, and there is a RealPlayer video which is basically a commercial for Rangers. No information about the Dune sequel.
We’ll be getting new Who soon – July 13th as a matter of fact – but in the form of a
30-minute audio episode on the BBC web site. Death Comes To Time, a radio pilot apparently rejected by Radio 4, features Sylvester McCoy as the doctor, accompanied by Ace (Sophie Aldred), and will also feature Stephen Fry (some of the Blackadder series), John Sessions, and Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan from Blake’s 7).
Sci-Fi Wire is reporting that Simon West, director of Tomb Raider, is waiting for the final draft of a big-screen version of The Prisoner, the cult-fave from the ’60s starring Patrick McGoohan as a secret agent held prisoner in The Village, where everyone knows your number…he plans to start filming at the end of the year, pending approval.
Hugh Jackman, while attending the premiere of Swordfish,
told Sci-Fi Wire that filming will begin on the X-Men sequel in January or February, 2002.
Several sources around the Web are reporting that Douglas Adams’ unfinished novel, The Salmon of Doubt, along with the screenplay he was working on for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, will be published this fall. As you know, Adams died of a heart attack May 11.
David Duchovny has apparently given a definite “no” to returning as Agent Fox Mulder in any capacity for the X-Files ninth season. Duchovny told Sci-Fi Wire that he thought it would be “unfair” to the fans. Read the article for his whole reasoning.
I have finally gotten all the info re-entered into the new engine for the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia and put it online. For the most part it looks the same, but there is now a search engine, and a lot of stuff has been cleaned up. It is all PHP and database driven now, making it MUCH easier to update and change the look and feel. Crusade data should be leaking in shortly…