Archive for March, 2004
Profiles in History, who has run a few of these auctions before, is running another auction of Hollywood memorabilia at eBay Live. Plenty of genre stuff, including Star Wars, Star Trek, and others, and even a few rare items from the original Lost in Space and Space: 1999!
john majer writes “The Mars Volta have released their new video for the song ‘Televators’. The song is fom the groups first release entitled De-Loused In The Comatorium. It is a concept album in which the hero tries to commit suicide by overdosing on morphine. Instead of dying, he falls into a coma for a week, and experiences fantastic adventures in his dreams, elemental battles between the good and bad aspects of his conscience. At the end, he emerges from the coma, but chooses to die. Check out the video and post what you think. Windows Media
RealPlayer“ Not our normal fare, but news hasn’t been earth-shattering lately anyways…
BaronMoritani writes “Sunday April 11
Landsraad Chat Event
Watch Dune and Children of Dune Marathon on Scifi …
…and Chat On The Landsraad Dune Website as You View.
More details here:
Membership is needed and you never know who may show up, as we’ve had several members of the F/X crew who were kind enough to visit past chat events.
We’ll see …
Christopher Eccleston, who has previously starred in The Others and 28 Days Later, has been named as the Doctor for the upcoming 13-part BBC revival of Doctor Who.
The BBC is reporting that they are in negotiations to bring back the Daleks in the new Doctor Who series, but there is no deal yet. Why do they have to negotiate? Apparently in Britidh TV the writers sometimes (often? always? anyone sure?) get copyright on their characters, as Terry Nation did with the Daleks. His estate now owns those rights, so even the BBC has to make a deal to use them….
Robert Picardo, best known for playing the Emergency Medical Hologram on Star Trek: Voyager, and recently appeared a couple of times as the initially sleazy investigative lawyer Woolsey on Stargate SG-1 says he has been contacted about more appearances in the next season.
Ian Wheeler writes “Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th May, 7.30pm at the Third Floor Arts Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, box office 023 9268 8070 & Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th May, 7.30pm at The Lion and the Unicorn, 42 Gaisford Street, Kentish Town, London. Tickets ?6, ?5 concessions The Battered Suitcase Theatre Company presents CRASH MORGAN AND THE CURSE OF THE LOST TOTEM
by Ian Wheeler.” Read More for additional details. Might be worth a visit if you are in England…bit of a commute for me… 🙂
After teaming together for Minority Report, Variety is reporting that Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise will team again to remake the H.G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds, with production possibly starting in late 2005. David Koepp, who with Spielberg, writing the screenplays for Jurrasic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is reworking the first draft from Josh Friedman (Chain Reaction).
Hmmm…Kermit as the scarecrow? Fozzie is the Tin Man? Miss Piggy as Dorothy? It could happen, as ABC is preparing a Muppet version of The Wizard of Oz. No word on the actualy roles, but they do say that there may be a human character, possibly Dorothy. And the story will be based on the original book, not the musical we are all familiar with.