Archive for October, 2003
We previously reported that NBC had nixed plans for a new Lost in Space series, due in part to Jonathan Harris’ (Dr. Smith) death. Well, it appears things are moving again. Synthesis Entertainment, the company Kevin Burns (producer of a lot of those A&E Biographies) and Jon Jashni (Anna and the King) put together to resurrect Irwin Allen’s properties, partnering with director John Woo (M:I-2) and writer Doug Petrie (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer series), are planning a new series again, and a “strong response” was received from the networks. It is also aimed as a family drama like the original pilot, set 100 years in the future. Side note: Season 1 of the original series is due on DVD January 6th.
Update 10/9: The WB has order a pilot.
In case you didn’t notice, Sci-Fi Storm was unavailable for a time due to a network outage. Obviously it’s back up now, but that isn’t guaranteed yet, so expect other outages…and it seems I’m not the only one – SCI FI Wire seems to have its own problems. Must be aliens…
Could the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy finally get made? We’ve seen slow progress before. But CHUD is reporting that Spyglass/Disney has finally given the green light for production. No casting info but Jay Roach (Austin Powers) is still attached.
For years, American and Canadian fans of British TV Producer Gerry Anderson’s shows, such as Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, UFO, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Stingray, and Fireball XL5 have been frustrated in their search for collectibles based on the ’60’s and ’70’s sci-fi programs. Forced to buy goods from sources outside of North America, many fans have been swindled by unscrupulous dealers, waited months to get orders that were incorrectly filled, or been charged high shipping prices for merchandise. And thus begat FABGEAR. Read More for the full story.
Dark Horizons has a brief blurb that director Brian Singer (X-Men) has been associated with Warner Bros. big-budget remake of Logan’s Run. Previously various web sites attached Skip Woods (Swordfish) to the project. Author William F. Nolan’s official web site says the movie is in pre-production. Also on Dark Horizons – the Red Dwarf movie has pushed back filming to May 2004.