Archive for August, 2002
SCI FI Channel has announced that it will air 8 original one hour episodes of In Search Of…, with The X-Files‘ Mitch Pileggi as the host, starting October 11th.
Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, has confirmed on his web site that his cameo appearance near the beginning of Star Trek: Nemesis has been cut. He received a call from Rick Berman personally – apparently the first cut of the movie clocked in at three hours! And since the scene didn’t involved the main storyline, it got cut. Although I’m sure we’ll see it on the “super-duper extra-platinum collector’s mega-ultimate gift set” DVD…
Warner Home Video has released the technical details of the eagerly awaited Babylon 5 Season 1 DVD Set (now at 35 on the Amazon sales rankings). Included on the 6 DVDs are digital transfers, Dolby 5.1 sound, introduction and commentary on two key episodes by JMS, two behind-the-scenes documentaries, and a “tour” of the station that includes technical data and more. JMS also says it includes an on-camera introduction by him, and one of the half-hour documentaries includes all new interviews with several key production people. He also mentions targeted release dates of April 2003 for Season 2 and November 2003 for Season 3.
The trailer for the movie The Core has hit the web. The movie stars Aaron Eckhart (Erin Brockovich) and Hillary Swank (Insomnia) and is about a trip to the Earth’s core to prevent a global disaster precipitated by the dumping of nuclear waste.
Update 8/19: Forget the nuclear waste. Seems it is an “unknown force” that causes the Earth’s core to stop spinning, disrupting the magnetic field.
I have been doing some minor reorganization of the various affiliate stores to bring them under the Sci-Fi Storm site and make them look better, including more product info extracted directly from Amazon.com. Now the stores can be reached via http://stores.scifistorm.org/. The Sci-Fi TV and Stargate SG-1 stores are actually on a new server, and the B5 and Known Space stores will move soon. Let me know if there are any problems.
Simon and Schuster Interactive have released the Farscape Action-RPG Game for Windows. I don’t know much about it yet…perhaps someone out there can send in a review?
Stumbled upon this one at Outpost Gallifrey: Sky’s entertainment channel (in the UK) announced on August 2nd that Dreamworks SKG was about to start production in a Doctor Who feature film – with Will Smith as producer! Seems far fetched, but hey – sometimes those are the true ones…
According to GateWorld the SCI FI Channel will begin airing the first 4 seasons of Stargate SG-1 starting Monday, September 30th, starting with a 4-hour marathon starting at 7pm,. Also, on Friday, September 27th there will be a marathon of 5 season six episodes starting at 6pm. In fact, for all Fridays in September SFC will air two season six episodes, temporarily taking the Farscape time slot. The last new episode on the schedule, “Prometheus”, is set to air on August 23rd, with the remainder of the 6th season to air probably after the first of the year.
At Comic-Con, Lucasfilm spokesman Steve Sansweet told an audience that the upcoming DVD of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones will include 8 deleted scenes. The scenes will be separated from the feature, not edited in. Also, the revolutionary digital version of the film will be used, which should make the video quality better than anything we’ve seen before.