Archive for February, 2003
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association have announced the nominees for this years Nebula Awards to be awarded this April in Philadelphia. Ursula K. Le Guin and Neil Gaiman are among the novel nominees, and Shrek and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring are in for Scripts., along with episodes of The Dead Zone and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In case you hadn’t heard, a rumor was making the rounds that J. Michael Straczynski was brought in to help work on The Amazing Spider-Man script, boosted by the fact that he does the comic and has an unnamed project in the works. However, not only did he deny it (“Nope. Not true. First I heard of the rumor was when I had guys on the ‘net asking if it was true or not.” on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated), but Marvel studio chief Avi Arad stated that the script is finished, and also that The Fantastic Four is in the script stage and Silver Surfer is just getting started.
BaronMoritani writes “You can view a video of Daniela Amavia being interviewed about her role as Alia in the new Children of Dune miniseries. She discusses her character, the script, and her favorite scene.
You can view picture of the interview here:
The kind folks at Warner Home Video sent me the official press release and cover art for the forthcoming The Animatrix DVD/Video, to be released June 3rd. The Animatrix is a series of nine short anime/CGI films based in the world of The Matrix, and two include the voices of Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity), and directed by a variety of the greats of Japanese anime, including Koji Morimoto (Akira), Shinchiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) and others. Check out a preview at Official Web Site.
Rick Berman has finally broken his silence about the dismal failure of Star Trek: Nemesis at the box office. Put it this way – the often labasted-as-the-worst-ever Star Trek V: The Final Frontier made more money. This has put the franchise in doubt, and it will take some time to evaluate. Opening amidst two of the most anticipated movies ever I’m sure didn’t help.
OK, I’ve made a change to stores.scifistorm.org to make use of the second server again. When connecting, you will be immediately redirected to stores2.scifistorm.org port 8000. If you can’t hack port 8000 – sorry, but everyone should be able to. In the meantime, check out whats coming soon – The first three volumes of Farscape Season 3; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Special Edition; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 2; and The X-Files Season 7. Head over to the Sci-Fi TV Store for the details…
The space shuttle Columbia, on descent for landing in Florida, has apparently broken up over Texas and all contact was lost. NASA has declared an emergency. Debris has been reported landing in Texas, and NASA is warning people to stay away from anything that may be shuttle related due the the extreme toxic nature of some of the propellants. See CNN for details. President Bush has said it is “highly unlikely” it is any act of terrorism. Note that the descent phase is probably just as dangerous as ascent.