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Archive for February, 2004

Science Fiction Movies Timeline

by on Feb.26, 2004, under General News

Anonymous Coward writes “Someone put all the movies with a reference to specific time into a chronological order here. Ain’t that sweet?” It only goes from 1984 on, so “past” fiction isn’t included, but it is neat. Update: Here is another one, not limited to movies…

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Lost in Space cast announced

by on Feb.24, 2004, under Television

Casting for the new Lost in Space pilot for the WB has been announced. Brad Johnson (Left Behind movies, Riverworld) will play family patriarch John Robinson, and the role of Will Robinson (hopefully less annoying this time 🙂 goes to Ryan Malgarini (Freaky Friday). Others don’t have roles listed, but Jayne Brook (John Doe, Chicago Hope) would play Maureen Robinson, Mike Erwin (Everwood) would be Don West, and Adrianne Palicki, who appears to be new, would play Judy Robinson according to TV Tome. No mention of Penny.

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Return of the King takes SAG award

by on Feb.23, 2004, under General News

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King took the Best Ensemble award at this years SAG Awards. The SAG awards are coveted by actors as they are voted on by their peers. It also bodes well for the Oscars – last year’s winner Chicago went on to take Best Picture.

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Witch Hunter Robin becomes live action series

by on Feb.21, 2004, under Television

tchansen writes “According to Anime News Network, the Sci Fi Channel signed an agreement for the rights to do a live action remake of the fantastic animated series, Witch Hunter Robin. I just started watching the series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and it is very good, in my opinion. Hopefully, SciFi can remain true to the tone and pace of the animated show… but I’m not holding my breath.”

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Ender and Bean heads to the big screen

by on Feb.21, 2004, under Movies

tchansen writes “According to The SciFi Channel, Orson Scott Card has signed a deal with Warner Brothers to allow his novels, Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow, to be made into a movie (or movies?) directed by Wolfgang Petersen. X2 writers Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty are onboard to adapt the books, which are among my favorite novels of all time.”

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Time Machine mini-series?

by on Feb.21, 2004, under Television

Is Dreamworks SKG planning a TV mini-series based on the 2002 version of The Time Machine? Apparently so, at least according to the Dreamworks SKG Fansite. It would apparently be a continuation of the story from the movie. Somehow I haven’t seen it yet, but I don’t remember it doing too well…

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Stargate SG-1 Season 6 DVD images

by on Feb.19, 2004, under General News

I typed all this in before, and it vanished – must have walked away without saving it – chock it up to a few days of pseudo-vacation and starting to play EverCrack…err, EverQuest. Anyways, Warner Home Video sent along images and a press release for the upcoming Stargate SG-1 Season 6 Box Set. Slip over to the Stargate SG-1 Store to see the goods.

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Angel cancelled by the WB

by on Feb.15, 2004, under Television

The WB has issued a press release stating that this is the last season of Angel. Creator Joss Whedon was informed so that he’s have enough time to produce an ending, and still on the table is possible movie events, but nothing is certain beyond season’s end.This is despite Angel gaining 36% more viewers this year and beating The West Wing, King of Queens and Becker to score third in several key demographics.

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Doctor Who producer announced

by on Feb.12, 2004, under Television

British TV producer Phil Collinson (“Sea of Souls”) will head up the Doctor Who revival, currently planned for 12 45-minute episodes, with 7 on those written by Russell T Davies, who has spearheaded the revival. In other news, The Sunday People reports that British actor/comedian/magician Paul Daniels (“The Big Breakfast”) will be the next Doctor, but not a lot of people are buying it.

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Finally – Galactica green light

by on Feb.10, 2004, under Television

SCI FI finally got off their duffs and have given a 13-episode run of Battlestar Galactica the green light. All the principles are expected to return.

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