Archive for August, 2006
The SCI FI Channel has a new show coming in December called The Lost Room. The premise reminds me of Friday the 13th: The Series: There are about 100 seemingly simple objects – a pen, a bus ticket, a key, etc. – that all have a special power. Finding all of them and returning them to the Lost Room (where they originated from) could lead to Divinity – or something much, much worse. For a limited time you can download the trailer (4MB, WMV only) from Sci-Fi Storm. Update: link removed – need to save bandwidth.
Can’t wait for October 6th? For a limited time, you can download from us a 3-minute recap video (11MB, WMV format only) which includes some brief glimpses of the upcoming season. Update: link removed – need to save bandwidth.
The new Star Wars DVDs of the original trilogy are coming out on September 12th, so I’ve updated the Sci-Fi TV Store to give them their own section. These DVDs contain both the 2004 DVD releases, and the ORIGINAL theatrical releases. Yes, I know, they aren’t TV shows, but bear with me…I’ll create a separate Movie Store soon.
A broadcast syndication package has been shopped around by CBS Paramount for the original Star Trek series – and now we (apparently) know why: it’s getting a makeover. Details are still questionable, but reportedly it will include all new CGI-rendered space sequences and an HD transfer. Perhaps they can fix all the consistency problems with phasers vs. photon torpedos?
The 2006 Hugo Awards were given out at this years Worldcon at LACon IV in Los Angeles this weekend. Serenity and Doctor Who took home the Dramatic Presentation awards…Read More for the complete list.
Recent and future notable releases added to the Sci-Fi TV Store: Lost gets its own section with the upcoming release of Season 2; Andromeda sees the release of its Fifth (and final) Season along with a huge Slipstream Collection, with all 5 seasons at a fraction of the price; the venerable The Tomorrow People are in the Miscellaneous section; Farscape Season 4 Collection 3 Starburst Edition; The final seasons of MacGyver and Quantum Leap; and Stargate SG-1‘s Season 9.
Lady in the Water is the latest movie from M. Night Shyamalan, and, like the previous 4 efforts, the score was done by James Newton Howard. The soundtrack consists of 12 tracks from Howard, plus 4 tracks of Bob Dylan covers by A Whisper in the Noise, Amanda Ghost, and Silvertide. Here is short review.
Better start rewriting those science books. The International Astronomer’s Union (IAU) have kicked Pluto out of the planetary club [Doc: Old link no longer works], in the process making our solar system consist of only eight planets.
The SCI FI Channel has announced the end of Stargate SG-1. Right on the heels of a record-breaking 10th season and the 200th episode, SCI FI says they will not renew the show for an eleventh season – but Stargate Atlantis will continue. Hmmmm…perhaps the end of “200” could provide a clue as to what’s next… 🙂 Update: To clarify, SG-1 is currently only in the first half of its 10th season. There is still a second half to air in the new year (I hear March instead of January though). Also, Gateworld reports that producer Robert C. Cooper has said they are looking for it to go on in some way – fueling speculation at several levels, but making the feature film seem more likely.
Apparently, the BBC actually commissioned and budgeted a spinoff series of Doctor Who to start Billie Piper, called Rose Tyler: Earth Defence – but writer/producer Russell T. Davies scuttled the idea. Torchwood, the previously announced spinoff starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, is still moving forward and should air this fall on BBC3.