Archive for June, 2007
Got some cash burning a hole in your pocket? (I wish…) Well, Joss Whedon is auctioning off himself – that is, for dinner. Joss will take 5 winning bidders out to dinner during Comic-Con. Money goes towards the charity Equality Now.
Got a package destined for Narn? Ferenginar? ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha? Well, let the DIPS handle it for you. That’s the Delphinus Intergalactic Parcel Service. Part sci-fi, part improv comedy, part cheesy FX – they make Plan 9 look like it was done by ILM in comparison – it has unionized androids, zombies, and pink hair. Check them out at D.I.P.S. Corp and check out the video following the crew of the DIPS Ship Upton. Even apply for a job! They have a 61% survival rating!
Movie Seals Productions writes “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONTREAL, Canada, June 28, 2007
Movie Seals Productions is proud to announce that their latest sci-fi / action film “RECON 2022:The Mezzo Incident” and their critically acclaimed vigilante film “Deaden” will have their North American Premieres at the FanTasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.” We’ve reported on RECON 2022 before. Read More for more information.
Several times in the past couple weeks Sci-Fi Storm has been unreachable. I’m still trying to determine the exact problem, but it appears that something is accessing the site and causing problems with the database. I haven’t been able to make the connection yet to exactly what is at fault, although I’ve blocked some IPs to be safe. There has also been an increase in spam submitted as articles, which fortunately you never see. I really need to replace the server AND the software…looks like I will be accelerating that schedule.
TheThunderChild writes “Classic science fiction films are introduced to new generations by a few methods… but usually a parent who is a fan tries to get the kid interested. Some parents find that the premiums sold with new DVD sets – cool looking storage cases, or figurines – are a great way to intrigue a kid. In Japan, they really go to town:
http://thethunderchild.com/Collectibles/Statues/DV DPremiums/DVDpremiums.html is the URL for a photo essay on collectibles available to Japanese buyers of science fiction and horror DVDS.”
A political revolutionary named Roj Blake is convicted and sentenced to life on a prison planet. On the way there, the transport encounters a derelict ship of unknown design, and several crew are killed trying to board it. Blake, and two other prisoners manage to board and commandeer the ship and escape. They pick up several others and go on to fight against the Federation with the fastest ship in the known galaxy.
Virgin Media, on a shopping frenzy for programming to fill up its new cable channel Virgin1, has bought the rights to the entire Star Trek franchise, although it is unclear if this is strictly TV series, or if it includes the movies – they list it at 624 hours of programming. Also acquired was the upcoming Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The latest casting announcement on the upcoming Indiana Jones installment is that Jim Broadbent has signed on. You may remember him as the Professor in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and he also won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2001 for Iris among many other roles.
TheThunderChild writes “The latest offerings at The Thunder Child SF and Fantasy webzine feature an interview with John Jarrold, a British book agent who handles both American and British authors. We also have an overview of the Ouvre of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, the masters of Superanimation and creators of such programs as The Thunderbirds and Stingray. Did you know Peter Cook and Dudley Moore did a 7-minute spoof of the show called “Superthunderstingcar?” Go to: http://thethunderchild.com/ and check out our Stop Press links for the articles.”