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Archive for July 21st, 2006

Dueling Stargate franchises?

by on Jul.21, 2006, under General News

Dean Devlin has been speaking with SCI FI Wire about sequels to the 1994 original Stargate movie. Devlin and partner Roland Emmerich, the producers of the original, conceived a trilogy but lost control over the franchise and MGM elected to produce a series instead. They’ve disavowed and refused credit of the series. Now it appears MGM might be willing to move forward with the originally intended trilogy – possibly with Kurt Russell and James Spader, the original stars – but while trying to somehow not step on the mythology established by the series. A tall order, considering the second movie was set to take place 12 years later…

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New Forbidden Planet DVD in November

by on Jul.21, 2006, under General News

Forbidden Planet, one of the seminal SF feature films and featuring one of the most recognizable pieces of hardware, hasn’t had a decent DVD release yet. Warner Brothers plans to rectify the situation. A new Special Edition release for the film’s 50th anniversary is scheduled to be released on November 14th, with two versions – the standard 2-disc version with film, three documentaries and other shows that feature Robby the Robot, and a Collector’s Edition which comes with a Robby action figure. Links to Amazon for pre-orders hopefully soon.

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