Archive for October, 2001
Star Wars Episode II Trailer Online
by Doc on Oct.31, 2001, under Movies
fiziko writes “The Attack of the Clones trailer that officially premiers on Friday is available now in a downloadable MPEG through Bureau 42. Mirror early, mirror often.”
Update:: Yeah, fiziko got suckered. This is the infamous “fake” trailer, which includes edits of things, such as Braveheart doctored to look like an army of Jedi Knights…I had seen it before, but posted the note before actually looking at this one…
Wil Wheaton interview on Slashdot
by Doc on Oct.30, 2001, under General News
Slashdot has a good interview with Wil Wheaton, actor of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stand By Me fame.
Episode 2 Trailer: It’s Official
by Doc on Oct.30, 2001, under Movies
Dragthor writes “It’s official. The Episode 2 trailer will be shown with Monster, Inc. I’m definitely going.” In case you somehow didn’t know by now… :^)
Adrian Paul returns as the Tracker
by Doc on Oct.29, 2001, under Television
Apparently this one flew under the radar. Adrian Paul is exec producing and starring in a new syndicated series called Tracker, in which he plays Cole, who chases 218 (sets a goal, doesn’t it?) of his species to Earth. He spoke to SCI FI Wire about affects of inflation on the budget versus Highlander, and the article also mentions the appearance in the pilot of Joanie Laurer, formerly known as Chyna in the World Wrestling Federation. It apparently debuted this past week.
Knight Rider to return – again
by Doc on Oct.29, 2001, under Television
He can’t leave well enough alone, apparently. David Hasselhoff told SCI FI Wire that Michael Knight may return. Seems he’s in negotiations with a major studio to produce (the tentatively titled) Super Knight Rider 3000. Apparently 1991’s Knight Rider 2000, 1994’s Action Pack-packaged Knight Rider 2010, and 1997’s Team Knight Rider didn’t kill it off. And get the start of the plot summary on IMDB: “Michael Knight comes out of retirement after being frozen, because he was injected with a fatal poison…”
The Tick premiere delayed a week
by Doc on Oct.24, 2001, under Television
“The life of a super hero is a lonely one, filled with hardship and danger. The few who answer the call must leave comfort, safety, and often sanity behind.” Thus starts the intro on the official web page for Fox’s live-action The Tick. Originally set to premiere next Thursday, it will be delayed a week and premiere on Thursday, November 8th, at 8:30PM…
A couple of Sci-Fi TV Store updates…
by Doc on Oct.23, 2001, under General News
A coupld of new items in the Sci-Fi TV Store: Farscape DVD #7 is now released, and Amazon is now taking orders for #8 and #9, plus Lexx Series 2 Volume 5 and Robotech: Legacy Collection Volume 5. Also, you can now order a complete box set of DVDs of the Star Blazers: Quest for Iscandar series instead of individually. Hop on over to the store for complete lists.
Two more Judge Dredd movies?
by Doc on Oct.23, 2001, under Movies
Dark Horizons had a minor blurb from Reuters that comic publisher 2000AD has signed a deal for two new Judge Dredd movies to be produced back-to-back. I doubt Stallone would be interested, but I did find the first one humorous…
Update: Sci-Fi Wire has more info from Variety: They are “taking it back to the edge and style of the original comic book,” (don’t they all say that?) with two movies, Judge Dredd: Dredd Reckoning and Judge Dredd: Possession.
Want all of Babylon 5 on DVD? Then order the first!!!
by Doc on Oct.22, 2001, under General News
From The Digital Bits Rumor Mill: “Warner is also looking at the possibility of releasing TV product on DVD in season-at-a-time sets, although no plans have been firmly set. We do, however, know that if you love Babylon 5, and would love to see more of it on DVD, then you need to get out there and buy the first Babylon 5 disc when it’s released on December 4th. The studios says that it will make future plans for the series on DVD based on the success of that release.” So, hop on over to our Babylon 5 Store and order the first DVD, In The Beginning/The Gathering today and voice your support for the whole series!!!
Updated: Monsters, Inc. to bear Episode 2 trailer
by Doc on Oct.19, 2001, under Movies
According to Cinema Confidential, Pixar’s Monster’s Inc. will beat out Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings to win a prize – to be attached with the Star Wars Episode 2 trailer. Given the response to the Episode I trailer, this could give the movie a huge boost at the box office. It hits theaters November 2nd.
Updated 10/19: TheForce.Net is saying that this will be a small trailer (Trailer A). Trailer B will be available November 9th through the exclusive DVD-ROM Weblink (included on the recently released [asin=B00003CX5P]DVD[/asin]), and Trailer C, a full-length trailer, will be attached to the Harry Potter movie due on November 16th…