Archive for March, 2007
TheThunderChild writes “I attended the Williamsburg Film Festival from March 7-10, 2007. The emphasis in this festival is on the western star, but all of their guests have so many years in the business that they have plenty of science fiction credits. This year, Richard Anderson of Forbidden Planet, to name just one movie, was there, along with Andrew Prine (various Star Treks) Heather Lowe (Producer of Mega-Con in Aberdeen) and more. And of course, The Solar Guard holds its annual reunion there, and there was plenty of classic SF TV such as Tom Corbett, Space Patrol, Captain Video (4 episodes found!) and Science Fiction Theater.
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Futurama WILL finally return to television, after having been cancelled in 2002 and momentarily revived – but according to creator Matt Groening, it will be on DVD first. 16 episodes will be produced, being split among 4 DVDs with the first, FUTURAMA: BENDER?S BIG SCORE coming first in December. Then the episodes will be “reconfigured” and appear on Comedy Central.
Dexter O’Neill writes “Volume One will feature audio interviews with Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Deborah Watling (Doctor Who), and Phil Willmott (Jupiter Moon). Deborah Watling is best known for her role as Victoria in Doctor Who, alongside the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. However many people aren?t aware of her extensive acting career on stage, film and television; Born into a theatrical family, her first onscreen roles were as a child in “William Tell” and episodes of ?The Invisible Man? (both in 1959). But it was her role as Alice in “The Life of Lewis Carroll” that brought her to the attentions of Doctor Who producer Innes Lloyd. Other television roles have included “The Newcomers”, “Danger UXB”, “Rising Damp” and “Doctor in Charge”, while her film work included “Take Me High” with Cliff Richard and “That’ll Be the Day” with David Essex.” Read More for further details.
Karen Bristow writes “Buzzy Multimedia proudly presents the unabridged audio book version of New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher?s SUMMER KNIGHT, the fourth novel in his acclaimed Dresden Files series. James Marsters reads the tale of Chicago detective ? and practicing wizard ? Harry Dresden, who is drawn into investigating a murder in the world of Faerie that has the potential for literally Earth-shattering consequences. The 10-CD set is available April, 2007, list price $44.95 and CD MP3 edition list price $34.95” Read More for the rest of the details, and here is a link: Buzzy Multimedia
JMS hasn’t been able to say much, with so many hot irons in the fire, but one just made it out. The Changeling, written by JMS and picked up by Imagine Entertainment, is being fast-tracked with Universal Pictures, Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct, and Angelina Jolie is in talks to star. Ron Howard intended to direct, but is tied up in two other films, so they called Eastwood. Howard and partner Brian Glazer will produce.
It may not stay that way, but Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, who are writing the script, said in an interview for MTV.com that the upcoming film in the Star Trek franchise will be title, simply, Star Trek. No subtitle, no numbers or roman numerals or letters…”That’s the intended title. I don’t think we want to put any colons or anything on it,” Orci said. Online fans will need to have something to distinguish it (like calling the original series Star Trek: The Original Series or ST:TOS. I propose Star Trek: The Unnamed Movie, or ST:TUM for short. And depending on how good it is, perhaps ST:BADH (for Beating A Dead Horse).
Marvel Comics Captain America is dead…at least for now. The patriotic alter ego of character Steve Rogers that debuted in 1941 during WWII meets his end, in an intentional similarity to events following 9/11. But is he really dead? He is, after all, a superhero, and they rarely stay that way…and I foresee the added publicity will raise the possibility of a feature film…
Lena Headey, who is starring as the title character in the upcoming The Sarah Connor Chronicles, gave out some details of the show, which includes two new Terminators – one played by Summer Glau (Serenity) and the other by Owain Yeoman (The Nine). Also appearing is Thomas Dekker (Heroes) as John Connor.
The BBC and Google have struck a deal to feature various content on the YouTube web site – including video diaries from the set of Doctor Who. The official Who news site mentions specifically two clips which are already online, one with David Tennant showing off his new costume, and the other with Freema Agyeman on her first day on set.