Archive for May, 2007
With the upcoming release of Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Warner Brothers has finally updated the Babylon 5 website, with information about both the original series and the DVD, including some short videos of JMS on set. A trailer for the DVD should be up soon.
I really don’t believe The Sun in general, so take this knowing the source: They claim that Doctor Who will be cancelled after its 4th series, when Russell T. Davies and others of the production team resign as a group. I find it highly unlikely that the BBC would kill the show just because Davies leaves, which I vaguely recall he was already planning. More likely another production crew will be brought in, and its WAYYYY to early to comment on the possible results.
A group of SF writers called Sigma, which includes Greg Bear, Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven and others, have been called by Homeland Security to advise them, playing “what if” games.
Marve’s Doctor Strange has gotten animated lately – and will be released on DVD on August 14th. The official web site also has a trailer, and you can Read More for the synopsis. From the looks of it, it has a definite anime influence.
Perhaps due to recent successful Wednesday openings, Warner Brothers has announced that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will open on Wednesday, July 11th, instead of Friday, July 13th.
The trailer for the new CGI Clone Wars series has been released on the official Star Wars website. Looks like it fills in some more time between the previous series and Episode III.
Ok, I’ve been in a totally retro mood lately…expect some Retro Reviews soon of things like Blake’s 7 and anything else I can get my hands on. But I’ve got a really obscure memory of something nobody may remember, and its time to see if my readers can save me…you did well the last couple times…
There is another special on Star Wars on the History Channel Monday right before Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed at 8pm: Star Wars Tech. “Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science. Could a Death Star really be built? Can you build an army of clones? What is 3-D imaging, and where the can you get a Light Saber? Travel to a galaxy far, far away to answer all of these questions and more.” And be sure to see our friend Jeanne Cavelos, who will be appearing in the show. She wrote The Science of Star Wars as the Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy of Babylon 5 books
Stephen Sansweet, head of fan relations at Lucasfilm, vehemently denied the rumors that two live action TV movies were in the works. He did mention that the two planned TV series, and that Star Wars: Clone Wars was well underway, will be CGI animated, and will be geared towards adults. The live action series is just starting up. More details are to be released at Star Wars Celebration IV, which opens tomorrow in Los Angeles.
I had the opportunity to see a rough cut preview of the upcoming Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed special on the History Channel. The special will run two hours, with commercials. In it academics, politicians, celebrities and journalists discuss the influence of Star Wars as defining a new myth, as well as the myths that inspired it. Some of the luminaries include Peter Jackson, Newt Gingrich, Stephen Colbert, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Dan Rather, and Nancy Pelosi. Read More for more details.