Archive for April, 2004
JMS has been quiet lately – it’s been more than a month since he’s posted to rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated, and that usually means one of two things – he now has so little time because he is so busy, and he’s already given up sleep; or he can’t say what he wants to. Well, he has been dropping hints. We know that there is a B5 project coming up, but we didn’t know what. Well, in his posting from yesterday evening, he drops a HUGE hint: “I don’t like being Mr. Mysterioso on this, but if I say too much, the-powers-that-be will use my head to make a 2.35:1 sized hole in the wall.” Well, lets just say that is the perfect ratio for something to be projected on to a nice big screen, and I’m not talking HDTV – which is only about 1.78:1…read the whole post here.
A. Taylor writes “It’s the Marvel of the Age!
FULL BOOST VERTICAL! is a documentary on the making of Gerry Anderson’s TV series SUPERCAR. The black and white television series followed the exploits of Mike Mercury and the Black Rock Labs team and was produced by A. P. Films for Britain’s Associated Television in 1960. Supercar is considered the first of the true Supermarionation shows by Gerry Anderson.
Ricky Claydon writes “Guest Columnist – Barry Letts: The legendary Doctor Who producer writes for dreamwatch Magazine!
Legendary Doctor Who producer Barry Letts considers the series? revival and gives his opinion on what makes the show work.
dreamwatch Magazine issue 117 ON SALE 29 APR (UK) 18 MAY (US)”
According to IGN FilmForce, both Mutant X and Andromeda are being cancelled as the production company, Fireworks, is to be closed down by parent CanWest. This is very bizarre, considering the SCI FI Channel announced in January that the show was being picked up for a new season, moving to its Sci Friday lineup from syndication. Although it is possible production could go to another house, its not likely. We’ll see what SFC says later…
TrekWeb is reporting that Berman is working on a new film for the Star Trek franchise, but the only details we would give was that it is a “prequel” – the question is, a prequel to what exactly? Could it be the long-rumored Starfleet Academy movie Harve Bennett (producer of several Trek films) once pitched?
Paramount has announced that Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the retro-scifi movie starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, would be delayed until September 17th. It was originally scheduled for June 11th, and then delayed until June 25th (probably to avoid the crushing Harry Potter). The most recent move is supposedly because “the summer play time is insane, and this great movie deserves a better date.”
Want to get a sneak peak of what Darth Vader will look like when Episode III is released on May 19th, 2005? You can…if you pick up the original trilogy on DVD. The DVD will include among other special features a featurette on the evolution of Darth Vader, along with behind the scenes footage of the lightsaber duel that is the cause.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winners of the 2003 Nebula Awards. The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers picked up yet another award for Best Script, with Neil Gaiman winning Best Novella for Coraline, Elizabeth Moon got Best Novel for The Speed of Dark, Best Novlette went to Jeffrey Ford for The Empire of Ice Cream and Karen Joy Fowler got Best Short Story with “What I Didn’t See”. Robert Silverberg also was given the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.
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