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Archive for April, 2003

Hugo nominees announced

by on Apr.18, 2003, under General News

This year’s Hugo Awards nominees have been announced and the awards themselves will be given out at Torcon 3, August 28th to September 1st in Toronto, Ontario. Read More for the nominee list. No web site category this year… :^(

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Paul Allen to create SF Museum

by on Apr.18, 2003, under General News

Paul Allen, co-founder of MicroSoft, is investing $10 to $20 million to build a “temple” to science fiction (NY Times – free reg. required). It is temporarily titled “SFX ? The Science Fiction Experience” and has an advisory board the includes Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler and Arthur C. Clarke.

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Cowboy Bebop – The Movie DVD released June 24th

by on Apr.15, 2003, under General News

The eagerly awaited DVD for Cowboy Bebop – The Movie will be released on June 24th. Read More for the full press release.

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Classic SF props to be auctioned

by on Apr.15, 2003, under General News

Interested in the full-sized Robot from the original Lost in Space? A pulse rifle from Aliens? A Harkonnen flagship from the Dune movie? Altaira’s dress from Forbidden Planet? Got lots (like thousands) of dollars to spend? Check out the Ultimate Sci-Fi Auction at eBay Live Auctions. Lots of good stuff. Perhaps I should postpone that Disney vacation and pick up a tricorder…

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Children of Dune Miniseries Interview: Farad’n

by on Apr.14, 2003, under Television

BaronMoritani writes “Jonathan Bruun (Farad’n) of the Children of Dune miniseries gives The Landsraad Dune site an exclusive interview and discusses his background, his hopes for the future, and Children of Dune miniseries outtakes we’ll probably never see.

Enjoy this ‘raad exlusive by going here:

http://groups.msn.com/TheLandsraad/_whatsnew.msnw

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Children of Dune Miniseries Soundtrack Interview:

by on Apr.14, 2003, under Television

BaronMoritani writes “In this Landsraad exclusive interview with the Children of Dune soundtrack vocalist, Azam Ali discusses her involvement in the Inamu Nushif track, her musical beginnings, and her search to create her own musical language.

Go here for more details:

http://groups.msn.com/TheLandsraad/_whatsnew.msnw

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Harry Potter 4 may be 4+5?

by on Apr.10, 2003, under Movies

According to this article on BBC Online, not only has preliminary work on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire begun, but its believed that it could just be too long to make one movie – so they may break it into two. Producer David Heyman said “We started work on the script last Monday. We’re going to shoot it as one and see how it ends up. If it’s too long then we’ll make it into two.”

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Update 2: Stores back online

by on Apr.09, 2003, under General News

My DSL line appears to be out, and I won’t get home until later to check it out, so the Storm stores are currently offline. It managed to correctly adjust to an IP change earlier this week, but this seems to be a bigger issue. I was going to do some testing with new forum software too…

Update: The line is up again. IP address has changed again, but DNS servers should pick it up quickly – you may need to restart your browser. For the techies – lets just say I hate PPPoE.Update 4/10: Another IP change. Give it time to get out. I was having strange routing issues to one particular destination (where the main server is, of course), and Verizon suggested I restart yet again – this time though I got an address that looked more in line with my previous ones. Still not sure it is working right, but…

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Cobb to quit Andromeda

by on Apr.08, 2003, under Television

In a semi-surprise announcement, Keith Hamilton Cobb, who plays Nietzschean Tyr Anasazi on Andromeda announced that he will not return as a regular for the shows 4th season, joining fellow actor Brent Stait (Rev Bem) and producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe who have left the show previously. More concerns about character direction it seems. He is apparently willing to appear in up to 4 episodes as a guest.

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Mummy 3, Scooby 2 cast news

by on Apr.07, 2003, under Movies

Some cast news hitting the wires: Rachael Weisz, who played Egyptologist Eve Carnahan from the first two Mummy movies, has done an about face from her statements following The Mummy Returns and says she is interested in doing the third film if it goes ahead. Also, Seth Green has joined the cast of the Scooby-Doo sequel that starts filming on the 14th, playing a “key role”. More “interesting casting” announcements are expected.

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