Archive for July 19th, 2004
Brent Spiner, best known as Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, will guest star on several episodes of Enterprise, plating the great-great-grandfather of Data’s creator, Dr. Noonian Soong (also played by Spiner in ST:TNG). Can you say “ratings booster”? Rumors are also out about Shatner also pulling a guest appearance, but there are no confirmed plans.
The comics-to-movie/tv business is all up in arms. Marvel, having sued Sony over Spider-Man licensing (since settled), is now suing Disney – claiming it is owed royalties from the airing of several made-for-TV episodes of animated versions of Marvel properties (Spider-Man, The Hulk, etc.) on ABC Family, where the contract actually dates back to when Fox owned the channel. In other news, the planned Superman remake gets another director (I think this is #6) – this time X-Men master Brian Singer. This puts plans for his Logan’s Run remake and X-Men 3 in question.