Archive for September, 2004
Yahoo! Movies has the world premiere of the trailer for Robots, the new Fox CGI animated move starring Ewen McGregor (Star Wars), Halle Berry (Catwoman), Robin Williams (Bicentennial Man) and Mel Brooks (Spaceballs)
Mel Brooks has mentioned that he is working on a sequel to the cult-favorite spoof Spaceballs, mentioning that he’s writing himself in to reprise the role of Yoghurt, the master of the Schwartz. He’s aiming to have it out around the time Star Wars Episode III is released.
Word is just spreading that actor Tim Choate, known in the SF community for playing Zathras, the odd, third-person-speaking keeper (and all his brothers named Zathras) of the Great Machine on Babylon 5, was killed recently when he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle on his way to appear in a play. Pat Tallman’s (Lyta Alexander) web site The Galactic Gateway has a message board with some details.
The SCI FI Channel will air every episode of the Farscape series, from 8am-4pm ET/PT every weekday starting on Friday, October 1st through Friday, October 15th, in advance of the Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars miniseries which starts October 17th at 9PM ET.
Seems Frank Darabont is no longer working on Mission: Impossible 3. Frank penned three versions of the script, but now that J.J. Abrams (Alias) has taken over, he will have his own team working on the script. Not to worry about his paycheck, though: he’s planning to write and direct The Mist, based on a short novel by Stephen King, as well as direct a remake of the Ray Bradbury classic Farenheit 451.
Claudia Black, who played Officer Aeryn Sun in the Farscape series and reprises that role in the upcoming Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars miniseries, talks about returning to the role. “I loved it,” she said. “I really care about and being able to again play a character that’s been a privilege to play.” Also, Black will guest star on a future episode of Stargate SG-1, playing Vala, who steals the Prometheus with Daniel Jackson aboard. “She’s sassy. She’s intelligent. She’s manipulative. She’s very hard and mercurial.”
If you are in Britain, you can catch the new episodes of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series on BBC Radio 4 starting today at 6:30pm – probably too late to remind you for today, but there is a repeat Thursdays at 11:00pm. Not in Britain? Follow the link above and listen to the episode over the web after the Thursday broadcast – each episode will be available for seven days.
Anonymous Coward writes “Check out The Digital Bits updated review of the Star Wars: A New Hope DVD. Apparently there are some serious audio flaws, including the entire score being flipped on the rear channels. Lucasfilm says it’s not a flaw but a “deliberate creative decision”…”
While negotiating for his previously rumored guest appearance for Enterprise, William Shatner says UPN “blinked” when they discussed money, so his appearance is on hold for now, but it can still happen “if they open their eyes.”
With the release of the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD this week, the AP is running an article about the toils of making the trilogy – such as props that don’t work, Carrie Fisher doing “Help me, Obi-Wan” over and over, and more. A humorous read. Update: CNN is also running an article on the changes on the DVD.