Archive for February, 2003
Amanda Tapping (Maj. Samantha Carter on Stargate SG-1) told SCI FI Wire that we could be seeing some romance in Maj. Carter’s life in the upcoming seventh season, which began production of Monday. But don’t it expect it to be with Col. O’Neill…in other news, the SCI FI Channel had its best February prime time ratings ever, averaging 1.0, helped in large part to the stellar ratings of Stargate SG-1. But rather than produce another quality show (they turned down JMS’ Polaris project) they give us Scare Tactics. Sigh.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has told Joss Whedon she will not return for another season of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Buffy will likely end with this season, but there is still the possibility of another spinoff.
Shame on me – in my cold medicine-induced haze this weekend, I forgot to mention that Saturday (2/22) marked the 10th anniversary of the debut of Babylon 5 with the airing of “The Gathering”, the two-hour pilot movie. Hard to believe that it was that long ago…
Lucasfilm and the Cartoon Network have announced a series of 20 2-3 minute animated shorts entitled Star Wars: Clone Wars, under the direction of Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack),which will air in between regular programming on the Cartoon Network for the 2003-2004 television season. Good thing I switched to DirecTV – my ancient cable system didn’t even carry Cartoon Network.
Trek Fans United writes “PRESS RELEASE
Feb. 18, 2003
Fans spearhead campaign to take back Star Trek
Star Trek fans disappointed with the newest series and lackluster feature films have launched a campaign to oust Rick Berman as head of the Paramount franchise. “
Read More for the whole release. I personally like Enterprise, but could it be possible that people are just tired of Trek?
Warner Bros. has finally announced that Michael Gambon (rumored on 12/31) will replace the late Richard Harris as Professor Dumbledore for the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Also announced is Gary Oldman to play the “prisoner”, Sirius Black.
Check out the Sci-Fi TV Store for the latest: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 4; Highlander: The Series and Xena: Warrior Princess now have slots; both Harry Potter films are in the Hot Movies section (I need to start a separate movie page); and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 3. Also note that what was originally billed by Amazon as Farscape: Season 3 Volume 3 is in fact a double-pack of Volume 1 and 2. I don’t believe anyone ordered through me, but just wanted to let you know…
New James McAvoy (Leto II) video interview plus Brian tyler printed interview plus updated Ask John Harrison (producer/script writer) feature
View the screen captures of the James McAvoy Interview (Leto II) here:
The SCI FI Channel has just started airing a “digitally remastered” Battlestar Galactica today, and willdo so all week between 11am-4pm. Now I could be misremembering, but I don’t remember giant pyramid cities in the scene of the attack on Caprica. And frankly, Galactica could use a Lucas-esque re-rendering of all the space scenes…
The SCI FI Channel has announced the casting of two of the leads in Ronald D. Moore’s upcoming mini-series/pilot version of Battlestar Galactica. Brit actor Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers) is the new Apollo, and Katee Sackhoff (Halloween: Resurrection) is the new (in more than one way – she’s female) Starbuck.