Archive for January 8th, 2004
I’m not sure where they get off calling it “SCI FI” Thursday, but Bonnie Hammer announced the new two-hour block of original programming aimed at a younger set. Scare Tactics returns in a 10pm slot, preceded by the new hour-long reality show Mad Mad House, a 10-episode run in which 5 “alternative lifestylists” (let’s see – a Wiccan, a vampire, a voodoo priestess, and naturist, and a “primitive” – how about “weirdos”?) run a house in which 10 “normal” people live. Following up at 10:30pm will be the animated Tripping the Rift, mentioned here before.
tchansen writes “SciFiWire reports that Ursula K. Le Guin‘s Earthsea is approved to become a mini-series for the SciFi Channel and production begins this spring in New Zealand. The mini-series consists of the first two books in the trilogy, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan.” For those who don’t know the story, it deals with a reckless boy who is destined to become a great sorcerer. Perhaps capitalizing a little on Harry Potter? (SCI FI, not Le Guin…)