Archive for July, 2002
X2 packed with mutants
by Doc on Jul.31, 2002, under Movies
MTV.com is reporting that X2, the sequel to X-Men, is just full of new mutants – some we’ve already reported. But here is a list: Colossus (played by Daniel Cudmore), Jubilee (Kea Wong), Kitty Pryde (Katie Stuart), Siryn (Shauna Kain), Pyro (Aaron Stanford), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming), Beast (just a cameo, probably CGI) and Gambit (Unknown). They also confirm that Toad and Sabretooth will not return.
Pitch Black Sequels
by Doc on Jul.30, 2002, under Movies
dugh writes “It looks like Vin Deisel is hinting that there will be sequels to the great movie, Pitch Black. Of course what they could be about… who knows?” We already know about the first sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick. Apparently director David Twohy is planning ahead…
Hypercube will be a direct-to-video release?
by Doc on Jul.29, 2002, under Movies
I’m pretty sure I’ve reported on the sequel to the sleeper hit Cube titled Cube 2: Hypercube, but a search doesn’t turn up anything. Anyways, Dark Horizons is reporting that it will be released in April 2003 – and apparently it is a direct-to-video release.
Sample chapter from the Bureau 13 novel, “Full Moonster”
by Doc on Jul.29, 2002, under Stories
Nick Pollotta writes “SAMPLE CHAPTER FROM THE BUREAU 13 NOVEL, ?FULL MOONSTERS?
By ? Nick Pollotta
Wildside Press, July 2002
Permission to reprint is granted.
“ It’s a bit big, but Read More if you’d like to read it, and if you like it, order it from Amazon.com.
by Doc on Jul.28, 2002, under General News
I’ve added two portal boxes (also called “slashboxes”) – the boxes that appear on the right side. These consist of a “Coming Soon” and a “Recent Releases” view of items from our various SF stores. This way you’ll be able to see what just came out and what is coming soon, including the estimated release date.
If you’ve set up an account, you need to go to your Preferences and add them under the “Customizing Slashboxes” section.
In addition, we’ve added an Andromeda section the SciFi TV Store for the forthcoming Season 1 Volume 1 DVD release.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe may get big-screen treatment
by Doc on Jul.26, 2002, under Movies
Looks like the the award-winning story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, part two (and best known) of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, will finally get adapted for the big screen. Walden Media, which in December optioned the entire 7 part series, will produce in partnership with the C.S. Lewis Company, and Ann Peacock (Emmy-winning writer for A Lesson Before Dying) will adapt it.
Update 8/1: Andrew Adamson (Shrek) will direct, according to Variety.
New Stargate SG-1 DVDs, Space: 1999 Mega Set in September; UFO Set July 30th
by Doc on Jul.25, 2002, under General News
I’ve already noted that the Complete Season 2 Box Set is due out September 3rd. Now, those of you that bought the first two DVD volumes from the first season don’t need to buy the Season 1 Box Set to get the rest – Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5 will also hit the streets on 9/3, completing the first season as individual DVDs. Also, the entire series of Space: 1999 – two seasons, 48 episodes – plus extras will appear on a 16 DVD Mega Set due 9/24. Head on over to the Stargate SG-1 Store and the Sci-Fi TV Store for details.
Update: Every time I edit this article, I find something else. The first 13 episodes of Gerry Anderson’s UFO will be released this coming Tuesday as a 4 DVD set.
Dinotopia leads recast
by Doc on Jul.22, 2002, under Television
Now that Dinotopia is being converted to a weekly series for ABC, all the lead roles have been recast. since the miniseries was never planned to be a pilot, casting decisions and such did not revolve around the long term. So now, the leads will be played by Erik Von Detten (The Princess Diaries), playing Carl; Shiloh Strong (Foxfire) as David, and Georgina Rylance (Man and Boy) as Rosemary.
New director for third Harry Potter
by Doc on Jul.22, 2002, under Movies
It was announced some time ago that Chris Columbus, who has directed the first two Harry Potter films, plans to step aside after the completion of the second. Variety is now reporting that Alfonso Cuaron (The Little Princess, Great Expectations) will take over for Harry Potter and the Prisoneer of Azkaban, with filming scheduled to begni early next year. Not much is known on casting yet, other than all the main characters will return.
Live-Action Thunderbirds Go?
by Doc on Jul.19, 2002, under Movies
One of Gerry Anderson’s more famous Supermarionation shows, Thunderbirds from 1965, appears to have gotten the go ahead for a live action version from Universal Pictures, with Star Trek: The Next Generation alum and now veteran director Jonathan Frakes at the helm. The original Thunderbirds now has a slot in our Sci-Fi TV Store, and on July 30th, you can get the entire series one 12 DVD set!