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Archive for November, 2001

JMS talks about Rangers

by on Nov.30, 2001, under Television

SCI FI Wire has a blurb from JMS about the upcoming Babylon 5: Legend of the Rangers. “I wanted to explore their history, their tradition, their philosophy,” he said. Follow the link for the full thing. Airdate still scheduled for Jan. 19, 2002.


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Star Trek: Nemesis gets the green light

by on Nov.30, 2001, under Movies

The tenth Star Trek feature film, Star Trek: Nemesis, got the green light from Paramount to begin production. It has been written by John Logan (Gladiator), and be produced by Rick Berman and directed by Stuart Baird (Executive Decision, U.S. Marshalls). Visual effects will be by Digital Domain (Titanic, The Lord of the Rings). Actually, this is a bit old, but I hadn’t reported it yet…


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Scottish genre novel debuts in the States

by on Nov.30, 2001, under Books

Willie Meikle writes “Scottish author William Meikle has his first novel ”Island Life” released in trade paperback in the US on 25/11 by Florida publisher Barclay Books.

The book is a horror novel set on a remote Hebridean Island and is already garnering good reviews (see below). Review copies are available by contacting the publisher Becki McNeel at Barclay Books , e-mail: drrsmcneel@aol.com or telephone: US (727) 867-0518

Read More for the the details. It’s actually already out.

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fans.starwars.com to shut down Dec. 20th

by on Nov.29, 2001, under General News

The official Star Wars site has announced that Lucas Online will cease hosting fans.starwars.com, which hosted tons of sanctioned fan websites, originally set up in March of 2000. I’m guessing it got too expensive for Lucas to foot the bill. Note that they are not killing the web sites themselves – as long as they continue to comply with the sanctioning agreement, they can host their site anywhere.


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B5 DVD due next week; third Techno-Mage novel out

by on Nov.27, 2001, under General News

Just a reminder: the third Techno-Mage novel by our friend Jeanne Cavelos, Invoking Darkness, is out today, and the first Babylon 5 DVD, In the Beginning/The Gathering, is due out in the US next Tuesday, December 4th – and word is from other regions where it is already out is that it is great. Follow the links to order them today from Amazon.com, or head over to the Babylon 5 Store for more goodies. And a thanks to all of you who have already ordered…


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Star Trek actors break record on Weakest Link

by on Nov.27, 2001, under General News

No spoilers here, just a note that the just-aired Weakest Link special with actors from the various Star Trek series featured the biggest pot in the shows American history so far – $167,500. These guys were pretty smart. Also, it appears that Roxann Dawson (B’Elanna Torres, Star Trek: Voyager) took offense at a comment from Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation), prompting an apology on his web site.

Update 11/29: The site is accessible now…


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Andromeda to be dumbed down?

by on Nov.26, 2001, under Television

I heard a rumor somwhere (probably on UseNet) that Andromeda was being reworked in a story sense to get rid of arc-like plot lines, because of the difficulty of a viewer joining in in the middle of a series (where have I heard that before?). Now it seems it’s true: Co-creator Robert Hewitt Wolfe announced on SlipStreamNews that he is no longer an Executive Producer, due to pressures from Tribune entertainment and Fireworks (and even star and fellow EP Kevin Sorbo) to make it more episodic. Less internal conflict, more Sorbo. Another win for the Neilsen family…


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The Little Sci-Fi Forum that Could!

by on Nov.26, 2001, under General News

PsiProne writes “I just wanted to plug my sci-fi message board. Hope no one minds! My message board is called The Sci-Fi Alliance. It has sci-fi topics ranging from Babylon 5 to X-Files. It also has a “HomeWorlds” section where members can create an area for themselves. One called Federation Outpost is basically a log done by one of the members based on fictional Star Trek missions they go on. It also has…” Read More for the full details of The Sci-Fi Alliance

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Rangers trailer at Rings theaters?

by on Nov.25, 2001, under Television

If you make it to the openings of Lord of the Rings, you may be lucky enough to see a trailer for the other LotR – Babylon 5: Legend of the Rangers. According to JMS (attached to another posting): “…for those going to the Lord
of the Rings when it opens up, there will be a Legend of the Rangers trailer
shown in most of the theaters carrying that film, plus some will get B5:LoTR
trading cards.”

Update 11/28: They will not be giving out trading cards…Read More for JMS’ update…

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Headline gleanings

by on Nov.20, 2001, under General News

Mostly scraped off of SCI FI Wire: Kate Mulgrew (Capt. Janeway) has confirmed she will appear in Star Trek: Nemesis (as an admiral in charge of Picard, no less!); Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is already filming; a sixth, unfinished Hitchhiker’s Trilogy book from the late Douglas Adams may get published; and Morgan and Wong are developing a “historical perspective of the future” for TV with Gentry Lee.


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