Archive for December, 2001
The famed Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5, the best fan site for the show, is finally back online after disappearing for quite a while. Go there to find the details, but the moral of the story is – when the place your server is housed goes out of business, don’t wait until your site disappears to get your stuff back… :^)
Some new DVDs have been announced: Legacy Collection 6 of the Robotech: Robotech Masters series; Set 5 and Set 6 of Space: 1999; and Farscape #10. So head over to the Sci-Fi TV Store and pre-order them today:
OK, I’m back…and here is the news (gleaned off of SCI FI Wire): Seems a TV series for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is slated for Nickelodeon over the coming year; Perpetual prosthetic actor Ron Perlman has signed for Star Trek: Nemesis, and guess what – he’ll be wearing prosthetics, plus Steven Culp (Thirteen Days) and Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) have also signed; Potter and the Chamber of Secrets production has been plagued by thefts – this time some still photos have been stolen, while Maggie Smith (Prof. McGonagall) looks forward to seven films, unlike Richard Harris (Prof. Dumbledore);
I’m not expecting much blockbuster news this week…the weekend is already gone, but here are a couple of Tidbits: You can catch the latest Men in Black 2 trailer at the official website; reports are that Canadian actress Bredalee Doen (no IMDB info?) who was to appear in The Matrix Reloaded lost her part when she was arrested and deported by Australian authorities for an expired visa; and Fox will be producing a new half-hour kids Sci-Fi series called Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension, and is a combination of live action and animation.
The 2002 Golden Globe Award nominations have been announced, and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring picked up 4 in the Motion Picture categories: Best Drama, Best Director (Peter Jackson), Best Original Score (Howard Shore), and Best Original Song (“May It Be”). Shrek got Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and A.I. is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Jude Law), Best Director (Steven Spielberg), and Best Original Score (John Williams).
JMS’s new series for Showtime, Jeremiah will debut in March or June of 2002, according to JMS, starting with a two-hour movie. Jeremiah will star Luke Perry (Berverly Hills, 90210) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (the Cosby Show), and is about life 15 years after a virus wipes out anyone over the age of puberty, and the survivors are at the point where they need to start rebuilding.
Caught this on Coming Attractions – Dimension Films has obtained the rights for a movie based on Opus the Penguin, star of Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County and Outland comic strips. “Opus and the great folks at Dimension Films are made for each other,” said Breathed in a company press release. “Think of it: Opus is sweet, funny, smart and doesn’t wear any pants at work.” I loved Bloom County – I even had a stuffed Opus – lost, unfortunately, on the highway…
Seems Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has a plan for an “anti-Trek” series that Fox is finalizing a deal on. Tentatively titled “Firefly”, it’s about the crew of a very small, fast spaceship “whose aft end lights up,” Whedon said. No regular aliens or anything, but he promises “There’ll be scary-ass humans…I can make people that are scarier than anything you can put in latex.”
On New Years Day, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension DVD will be released. Producer/Director W.D. Richter said in an interview that the DVD fixes some flaws, and “We’ve done our best to jam a lot of strange special features in there. We’ve gone to Buckaroo lengths to keep this conceit going that Buckaroo’s real, and that the [Banzai] Institute is authorizing the DVD.” Pre-order yours today.
JMS told SCI FI Wire he thinks “Warner [Brothers] to some degree wants to test the waters to determine if there was enough interest in the show to release it on DVD,” but In the Beginning/The Gathering were not his first choices. Follow the link for more…