Archive for April, 2005
Wiley Saichek writes “Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s official website has been re-launched at http://www.chelseaquinnyarbro.net. The site provides readers with book news, an extensive bibliography, biographical information, feature sections on the Saint-Germain and Michael series, a mailing list signup and an interactive message board. Additionally, a new website has been created for the 25th anniversary edition of Yarbro’s MESSAGES FROM MICHAEL: http://www.messagesfrommichael.com.”
George Lucas made an appearance at Celebration III this weekend in Indianapolis – and dropped a bombshell of sorts. Two TV series are in the works – a 3D animated half-hour show (report say it will be a remake of the Clone Wars animated shorts) and a live-action series set between Episodes III and IV, which will feature some characters we’ve seen (but not the main characters).
I thought it was a joke, but it’s hitting the main sites. Will Ferrell (Anchorman) has agreed to star in a feature film remake of Land of the Lost. Universal acquired the rights from Sid and Marty Krofft, and it will supposedly be based on the original, not the 1991 pseudo-remake. So, Marshall Willenholly (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) will apparently will at least be part of what inspired that name…and I think my sister’s worst nightmare is coming back to haunt her (I seldom got to watch it because it scared her…) The Season 3 DVD set of the original hits tomorrow.
From the synopsis: Set in the 22nd century, a hundred years before James T. Kirk helmed the famous starship of the same name, ENTERPRISE takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these pioneers will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations. Season 1 comes out May 3rd. Here is an image of the cool case.
Rapidly running out of regenerations, the Doctor better start figuring out how to get around it. The BBC has named the 10th actor to play Doctor Who as David Tennant, who was the odds-on favorite (I like the British bookmakers – you can bet on anything – I remember seeing a line on how many prison escape attempts would occur that day). Tennant is currently starring in Casanova, which was also written by current Who writer/exec Russell T. Davies.
Despite Paramount’s previous statement, TrekToday says that Enterprise production could move to Canada in a co-production deal which also involves fan group TrekUnited, and report that Paramount may actually be considering the deal. Seems highly unlikely, but the fans are determined…Updated 4/18: The plug has been pulled. With all the questions regarding TrekUnited’s openness and the constant rebuffs from Paramount, the efforts have ended.
The SCI FI Channel has announced new series for 2006-2007, which have some pretty mainstream names associated with them. The list doesn’t say which are full series and which are limited/mini-series, but it includes an update Time Tunnel; Heroes Anonymous, a comic book adaptation; Urbane Arcana, based on the Worlds of Wonder role-playing game; and 3:52, a show about what happens after 2 billion people simply disappear.
The official Star Trek site has posted a letter to Tim Brazeal, founder and campaign leader for SaveEnterprise.com. It says that Paramount and the producers are “flattered and impressed” at the support and ability to raise funds to produce another season of Enterprise, but the decision to cancel the show is “final.” I’m sure there was also some legal issues with the acceptance of the money.
The BBC is apparently apologizing for several things said to the press in the announcement that Christopher Eccleston was leaving Doctor Who after one season. Apparently Eccleston had only planned to for season, and the Beeb knew it but had agreed not to reveal that fact, which it ended up doing – without talking to him first.