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Archive for May, 2002

Catch all 5 B5 movies – including Rangers – Sunday

by on May.31, 2002, under Television

The SCI FI Channel is going to air all 5 Babylon 5 TV movies (not including the pilot), including the Legend of the Rangers pilot that lost to the Patriots like everyone else in the playoffs… :^) It all starts at 1pm Sunday, 6/2.


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New promo for Showtime’s Odyssey 5

by on May.31, 2002, under Television

I’ve included a new promotion on the left side of the screen for Showtime’s new series Odyssey 5. Click on the promo and enter to win a trip to see a space shuttle launch. Alas, the flash ad doesn’t seem to work with some browsers (notable Netscape 6.X and up). If you don’t see it (or have Javascript disabled), scroll down and you should see the plain vanilla version to click on…


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Review: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

by on May.30, 2002, under Movies

Without anything earth-shattering news-wise to report, I’ll add another review: this past weekend I caught Star Wars Episode II in digital. In brief – it wasn’t quite as bad as the critics made it out to be, but there were some moments that just didn’t work, like the scene someone likened to The Sound of Music. Read More for details. Be forewarned of possible spoilers.

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Review: Niven/Pournelle’s The Mote in God’s Eye and The Gripping Hand

by on May.24, 2002, under Books

I just recently read both The Mote in God’s Eye, followed by the sequel The Gripping Hand, written some 18 years later. For my first foray into a non-Known Space Niven work, I was very impressed with the former, a little less so with the latter. Read More for more details – but beware of spoilers.

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Ender’s Game has a director and studio attached

by on May.22, 2002, under Movies

Orson Scott Card, author of the Hugo and Nebula Award winning Ender’s Game, announced via his official web site that Wolfgang Petersion will direct and Warner Brothers will develop a movie based on Card’s Ender’s Game and its sequel, Ender’s Shadow, with Card penning the first draft of the script.


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SG-1 Anderson, Tapping in online chat Wednesday

by on May.21, 2002, under Television

Terra Lycos will be hosting a chat session with Richard Dean Anderson (Col. Jack O’Neill) and Amanda Tapping (Maj. Samantha Carter), stars of Stargate SG-1, at 8:00pm ET Wedensday, May 22nd.


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The Wired Top Twenty Sci-Fi Movies

by on May.20, 2002, under Movies

hossman writes “As seen on Slashdot…. The June issue of Wired includes a list of the top 20 Sci-Fi movies, based on ranking a combination of Adrenaline, Vision, and Precision. … Their rating system was based on one by Josh Calder, who also uses a three-point (Futurism, Entertainment, Plausibility) system ….”


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UPN has a new Twilight Zone, new series planned

by on May.17, 2002, under Television

UPN has two genre series for their fall schedule – the rumored new Twilight Zone with Forest Whitaker is the Serling-host role and produced by Pen Densham (The Outer Limits), and new series Haunted starring Matthew Fox (Party of Five), about a detective who can see dead people.


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Fox will delay Firefly and The Time Tunnel – not quite

by on May.17, 2002, under Television

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox, which is set to announce its Fall lineup tomorrow, will be delay the genre series Firefly and The Time Tunnel until midseason. Apparently they want more action for Firefly – no word on the reason for Tunnel.

Update 5/17: Looks like Firefly will be ready in time – and will be bumping Dark Angel off the schedule. Dark Angel was expected to be renewed.


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Yet Another Star Wars edition for DVD

by on May.15, 2002, under General News

Apparently the rumors are true, and Lucas still isn’t satisfied. Producer Rick McCallum told Empire Online that more changes will be made to the original Star Wars films for their DVD release. The catch – they are still three years away.


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