Archive for September, 2003
Babylon 5 Season 4 due out January 6th
by Doc on Sep.28, 2003, under General News
Pre-order your late Christmas presents! Babylon 5 – The Complete Fourth Season: No Surrender, No Retreat will be available January 6th. And reports on TV Shows on DVD is that the 5th season of Stargate SG-1 will be out January 20th, but no pre-orders yet.
Doctor Who to Return to Television!
by Doc on Sep.26, 2003, under Television
Timelord writes “http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_ra dio/3140786.stm“ I was about to post on this myself, as it’s on CNN as well. The only details at this point is that it is being written by Russell T. Davies, is being produced by BBC Wales, and CNN says it will be out in 2005, but no US distributor is named.
It’s official: Star Trek: Enterprise
by Doc on Sep.24, 2003, under Television
UPN has officially renamed Enterprise to Star Trek: Enterprise, starting with tonight’s (9/24) episode. In a memo to affliates sent yesterday, Diane Kuri, UPN’s Director of Communications and Operations and Affiliate Relations, said that “by formally changing the show’s title, we will be able to further capitalize on and form a stronger connection to the famous and highly successful Star Trek franchise.”
Frank Herbert’s Dune RPG: Online Text Based Game
by Doc on Sep.24, 2003, under Games
BaronMoritani writes “This Game is TEXT based
The Year is 9170 A.G.
1000 Years Before Muad’Dib
Chapter 2 “Fight For Arrakis”” Read More for the entire description.
Shooting complete for Star Wars III
by Doc on Sep.20, 2003, under Movies
Principle photography has been completed for the final installment in the Star Wars films – 5 days ahead of its schedule of 12 weeks. Didn’t the original movie take over a year to shoot?
Star Wars DVDs in 2004?
by Doc on Sep.18, 2003, under General News
Have to at least report one Star Wars DVD rumor this year: The Rumor Mill at Digital Bits that after the successful release of Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD set, Lucasfilm is considering releasing the first Star Wars Trilogy in the same format. Think Lucas will allow the legendary “Star Wars Holiday Special” be added as an extra?
Encyclopedia of Known Space updated
by Doc on Sep.17, 2003, under General News
Well, I got a year off, but author Hal Colebatch ended that with his 4 new stories that appeared in Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War, now indexed in the Encyclopedia of Known Space which brings the total number of entries to 1953. The book itself was great – and big. The first story alone, “One War for Wunderland”, clocks in at over 53,000 words. The first three stories are all intertwined, separated only by the time period on which they take place. And he’s threatening me with even more – two completed and several more in the works. And Niven’s Ringworld’s Children is looming on the horizon.
Rings exhibit in London “largest advanced booking ever”
by Doc on Sep.16, 2003, under General News
An exhibit which opened today at London’s Science Museum called “The Lord of the Rings the Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition”, showing off costumes and movie magic, will probably be it’s most popular exhibit ever. It had almost 20,000 advanced tickets sold. The exhibit attracted 261,000 visitors in New Zealand, where it began. It will stay in London until January, then go to Singapore, then (hooray!) Boston, and finally Sydney, Australia.
Children of Dune, Firefly win tech Emmys
by Doc on Sep.16, 2003, under General News
The technical Emmys were awarded this past weekend in Los Angeles, amd Children of Dune and the late Firefly (for the pilot episode “Serenity”) picked up Outstanding Visual Effects for their categories. Alias picked up two, for Outstanding Makeup (“The Counteragent”) and Stunt Coordination (Finale “The Telling”).
New Batman announced
by Doc on Sep.11, 2003, under Movies
Warner Brothers Pictures has finally revealed the actor expected to ressurect the Batman franchise for a fifth movie: Christian Bale (Reign of Fire). In addition, some details have also been released – the movie will in essense be a prequel to the previous movies, following hte Dark Knight’s early career, directed by Christopher Nolan (Insomnia) and based on a script by Nolan and Dave Goyer (the Blade movies).