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Archive for November 27th, 2002

No Lost in Space from NBC

by on Nov.27, 2002, under Television

Back in January we had reported that NBC had commissioned a script from FOX Television for a new Lost in Space; well SyFy Portal is now reporting that NBC has cancelled its plans.

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…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban — casting game

by on Nov.27, 2002, under Movies

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…

(continue reading…)

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