Archive for October, 2001
MGM Television Entertainment, the producer of both The Outer Limits and Stargate SG-1, will be placing costumes, props, and set pieces up for action through eBay, as part of eBay’s Auction for America which benefits several charities.
Based on the Age of Empires II: Age of Kings engine from Ensemble Studios, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is due out November 1st. You can play the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Wookiees, Gungans, Royal Naboo, and Trade Federation, and fight with Jedi Knights, Stormtroopers, speeders, AT-ATs, and more.
Check out this great preview at GameSpot, and then pre-order it from Amazon.com…
Coming Attractions reported about an interview in Look Magazine with Doctor Who #4, Tom Baker, in which he briefly spoke about the plans for a Doctor Who feature film being produced in conjunction with MGM/UA and the BBC. e says the next step is up to MGM, and BOTH want Hugh Jackman (Wolverine, X-Men) to play the doctor, but they are quibbling about the female lead – MGM’s for Famke Janssen (Dr. Jean Grey, X-Men) while the Beeb is pining for British actress Tara Fitzgerald (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill…). I still haven’t been able to catch the TV movie with the 8th doctor…
Seems there is trouble brewing in Trekkerland – about the theme song to Enterprise. The soft-rock theme, “Faith of the Heart” by Diane Warren and previously song by Rod Stewart for the movie Patch Adams, hasn’t found favor with the Trekkers who are used to the Goldsmith themes – there is even two online petitions here and here – totalling over 2100 “signatures” so far. But, there is a petition to keep the song as well – with 46 signatures to date.
djryan writes “SciFi Channel has announced that it has renewed Farscape for an additional TWO seasons of 22 episodes each. This ensures that the series will go for the full five-year run. In making the announcement, Bonnie Hammer said,
“Farscape is not only the most ambitious original series on basic cable, we think it’s one of the best-written shows
on television, period. It’s no wonder that it’s the top-rated series on SCI FI for three years running.”“ Again, he beats me to posting… :^)
It’s already started (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) is on now, but TNN’s Five Day Mission is currently running, first with several of the early movies, followed by a special called “America loves…Star Trek” hosted by Jonathan Frakes (Commander Wil Riker). Then TNG’s Encounter at Farpoint (with the two parts split by a couple hours of wrasslin’) and a few other random Season 1 episodes late night. The remaining days this week consist of nearly 24 hours of TNG (2am-9am is all infomercials) taking most of the best episodes of each season. For more details, go to The Official Star Trek Site.