Archive for November, 2002
Update 11/29: Now that the site is fixed, it appears that the plan may have been to use the original cast in the telemovie, and spawn a possible low-cost series, or a movie-of-the-week with Jonathan Harris and the robot hosting. But the recent death of Harris at some level affected whatever the plan was, as well as enthusiasm for the project. NBC also didn’t want to spend a ton of money on the telefilm. But its not dead yet…
Corgi writes “The ‘casting game’ must be one of fandom’s favourite indoor sports, and
Harry Potter fandom is no exception, as the Internet almost froths with
speculation about who will portray the characters introduced in the next
HP adaptation (currently in preproduction).
One group of fans aren’t just sitting down and speculating — they’re
trying to do something about it. With a focal website
fans of Babylon 5 and Harry Potter both are writing letters to the
casting director and staff of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
politely asking that Jason Carter be cast in the role of Sirius Black.”
Read More for the full details. Not sure I can picture it – I think they need someone more imposing…
Gotham Clock Tower has reported that although the WB has announced the cancellation of its Birds of Prey series, it intends to at least finish out the 13-episode order, and include a 2-hour finale that will tie up all the loose ends.
Fans of the cancelled Farscape are taking their campaign to restore the show one step futher – they have produced a commercial based on the SCI FI Channel’s “I am Sci-Fi” commercials, and will have it aired on cable systems in 24 cities next week. You may be lucky to see it though, as it could wind up airing at 3am on C-SPAN or something…
Also, check out the SciFi TV Store for new future releases of Doctor Who plus new Twilight Zone and Robotech collections.
Paramount, with its new two-year first-look deal with Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, will get the option to make the long-in-development (we first reported on it in January 2001) big-screen adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous With Rama.
BaronMoritani writes “Children of Dune miniseries ACT V script excerpt online!
Sequels can do well – at least for popular young wizards. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets took in $87.7 million for the weekend, ranking third all-time behind its predecessor and the number 1, Spider-Man.
SCI FI Channel has confirmed the return of all the remaining major actors for Stargate SG-1‘s seventh season. Signing up are Amanda Tapping (Maj. Carter), Christopher Judge (Teal’c), Don S. Davis (Gen. Hammond) and Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn). Richard Dean Anderson (Col. O’Neill) and Michael Shanks (Dr. Jackson) were already confirmed.