Archive for July, 2004
Two Thunderbirds feature films, Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbirds 6, part of Gerry Anderson’s best known Supermarionation franchise (and soon to be a live-action film), will be released next tuesday in a gift set. A must have for all Thunderbirds fans. And don’t forget the Series Mega Set. See the trailer: Quicktime Low, Medium, High; WinMedia: 56k, 100k, 300k.
Just reminding everyone – the 2-hour Stargate: Atlantis premiere “Rising” airs tomorrow night at 9pm EDT, with a repeat at 11pm. It is preceded by a repeat of the 2-hour Stargate SG-1 premiere from last week (getting a 2.4 rating and setting several SFC records) at 7pm, and yet another repeat of the Lowdown special at 6pm.
MSNBC is running an interesting opinion piece about upcoming SF shows, mentioning Farscape: Peacekeeper War, The 4400 (which just premiered last weekend with record-setting ratings), Stargate: Atlantis, and others – even a quick mention of Ringworld, which I still can’t dig any information up on…
According to a rumor repeated by The New Zealand Herald, a scripot for a second Narnia film may may already be in the works. Mark Zoradi, the head of Disney’s foreign distribution arm, Buena Vista International, reportedly made statements to that effect, plus if the first film (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) does well, they may film the next two movies simultaneously. Which two films is uncertain – there is much debate as to what is the best order to the books…
Nick Pollotta writes “DATE: July 10, 2004
PRESS RELEASE: PLEASE DON’T BUY MY BOOK
Amazon.com has gone mad again, and has accidentally (and incorrectly) raised the cover price on the new hardback edition of “That Darn Squid God” from $24.95, to the quite bizarre $55.01.
They have been informed of this by the publisher, my agent, my lawyer, SFWA, and me, yet they refuse to admit that this is a problem.
But even worse, people are still buying the book on Amazon.
Please stop that!
Go buy it from Wildside Press (the publisher) at the normal price, from a specialty SF bookstore, or from any of hundreds of online e-stores that carry my stuff.
Or, if you’re in Europe, buy it from Amazon.co.uk. Those noble stalwarts have the right price up, and always have. They even have the new covers for the reissue of my “Bureau 13″ trilogy away ahead of anybody else. God bless the Brits!
Nick Pollotta” Yeah, but I get a cut from that $55.01 if you followed our previous links… 🙂
It appears that the unlikely Star Trek XI movie may still happen – and Enterprise executive producer Brannon Braga may have spilled the beans on the plot. While talking about Enterprisefor Star Trek Communicator, he made mention that the Romulan War – which is to conclude a few years after the current Enterprise timeline – probably won’t be part of the Enterprise plot, because it could conflict with the movie. The other exec, Rick Berman, said in the same magazine the movie would be set before Kirk’s time, but not involve the Enterprise.
Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted in a week. Just a reminder, The eighth season of Stargate SG-1 kicks off tonight at 9PM EDT with the two-hour episode “New Order”, where things start to change for or favorite team. Also, if you’ve missed the special From Stargate to Atlantis: A SCI FI Lowdown, that is repeated at 8PM. Stargate Atlantis premieres next Friday (7/16) at 9PM, with a repeat of “New Order” preceeding it at 7PM, since they are related…
James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original Star Trek, is suffering from Alzheimer’s Syndrome, according to his wife, Wendy. Jimmy already announced his farewell convention in August, but this is something of a shock. It is already known that he had Parkinsons and diabetes.
As previously mentioned, the BBC did not own the rights to Doctor’s most famous enemies, the Daleks – they belonged to writer Terry Nation, and with his death, his estate. The BBC had entered negotiations to bring them back, but they have apparently failed to agree to terms.