Archive for January, 2003
BaronMoritani writes “New Children of Dune Promo Pix Online!
Over a dozen new promo pix of the new COD miniseries can be found at the Landsraad!
So far, these pictures have not been posted at scifi.com.
The information must flow …
Well, the future’s not so bright for Joss Whedon’s Firefly. The show’s been shopped around, but apparently its $2 million price tag is too high. Christopher Buchanan, president of production company Mutant Enemy, said “…we’re on life support right now.”
Publisher Scholastic has announced that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the 5th book of the series, will be published on June 21st – and is a whopping 1/3 larger than the big Goblet of Fire…
Update 1/17: You can now pre-order from Amazon.com.
BaronMoritani writes “The Landsraad has pictures from the new Children of Dune miniseries Leto II “Boy To Man” teaser (now airing at scifi.com/dune) online!
Go here for details:
Special Thanks to Little Maker …”
Bonnie Hammer, president of the SCI FI Channel, in an interview with TV Guide Online, stated why Farscape was cancelled – it was pure numbers, not because of Stargate SG-1. Farscape‘s costs were increasing, and the numbers dwindling, and in repeats it was getting less that half SG-1‘s numbers – which were hitting 1.8. New episodes of both air tomorrow night.
Just a quick rundown of some news items – looks like Warner Home Video is looking to release the second season of Babylon 5 at the end of April – more news (amd Amazon links) when available; I tried to avoid posting it, having heard it days ago and given the Dumbledore flap, but Gary Oldman is in talks to play Sirius Black for the next two Potter films; Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune is set for March 16th on SFC; and Ursula K. LeGuin is named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.
Royce Applegate, who played Chief Crocker in the first season of seqQuest DSV, was found dead after a fire at a Hollywood Hills mansion on New Years Day. The cause is still under investigation.
dugh writes “Today, January 3rd, would be JRR Tolkien’s Eleventy-first birthday, a significant date for fans of his work. The Tolkien Society will be having a worldwide toast tonight at 9PM Pacific Time.”
Upset that you don’t see any new episodes of the original Star Trek with those colorful shirts and Klingons without ridges? Well, just make your own – these guys did – and did a good job it seems. So good, that at the time of writing this they had to pull the video, entitled Starship Exeter: The Savage Empire, due to the high downloads (Slashdot phasers were set to stun, and Apple’s Mac.com pulled the plug). Hopefully it will be back online soon. At least the materials available show excellent quality of production.