Archive for October, 2006
20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, which had originally ponied up the cash to turn Microsoft’s Halo game franchise into a big budget movie with executive producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, have reportedly backed out, leaving the film in doubt. Clashes on compensation to the game developers and the producers were reportedly at issue, along with a skyrocketing budget. They are currently looking for another studio and financing.
I’ve mentioned the release date before, but now you can pre-order the complete second series of the new Doctor Who featuring the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, along with the returning Billie Piper. You’ll see more old enemies, new enemies, a great evil, creepy moments, fun moments, old friends (both human and metal), and more. The second series is currently airing on the SCI FI Channel.
I’m so going back to my childhood. For those that remember, there was a short-lived (but oft-repeated) Saturday morning SF show called Ark II. After the Earth suffers some devastating event, scientists look to help try and restore it. Three young travellers (and a chimp) roll around in a cool RV trying to help. I don’t remember much of the plots or the quality, but I’ve already ordered the DVD release. Still waiting on Space Academy and Jason of Star Command, which may come out early next year. Come on and join me back in the 70s…what other shows would you like to see again? P.S. I’ve also added Star Trek: The Animated Series to the Sci-Fi TV Store – it comes out November 21st.
Today marks 6 years that Sci-Fi Storm has been online. Frankly, I can’t say why I’ve kept with it this long, other than I want to do it…maybe one day we can turn this into a premiere site…and I’ll get back to work on the new software to drive it…
CBS has announced a full season order for hit show Jericho, about a small Colorado town that appears to be alone after a nuclear strike. The show has managed a 3.4 rating among the key 18-49 demographics, and averages 11.3 million viewers.
Much like Babylon 5‘s little revival (which we should see next year), it appears that Stargate SG-1 will get the DVD treatment. MGM has reportedly agreed to pony up some money and given the green light two two films, likely to be direct-to-DVD.
David Eick, who has already had a hand in the “re-imagining” of Battlestar Galactica as executive producer, has set the target on another 1970s show: The Bionic Woman. He will work with Laeta Kalogridis, creator of Bird of Prey and currently working on James Cameron’s projects The Dive and Battle Angel.
Some good news…MGM has confirmed initial talks with Peter Jackson’s “representatives” with regards to the production of The Hobbit after a massive petition was sent to the studio.
An interesting site I found out about: Starship Dimensions. It takes pictures of various spaceships and shows them to scale so you can see the differences. Ships from various TV series, movies, and novels are depicted. Somehow I imagined Star Destroyers as being bigger.
Heroes has proven a hit so far – especially in the all-important 18-49 demographic – such that NBC has already extended its order for a full season of episodes. Presumably at 13-episode short season was originally ordered.