Archive for June, 2007
Well, the script is finally done, but they still are being tight-lipped about what it is about and who is in it. In fact, they haven’t even started casting the upcoming Star Trek XI movie, but they plan to start shooting in the fall. And Kirk is definitely in it…in some form. There are also some mumblings of the movie kicking off a series…
First of a new series of reviews of older programs, some you have probably not seen, and some may have never heard of. First up is the BBC series Star Cops. Produced in 1987 and set in the very near future, it dealt with the police force in charge of keeping law and order in the internationally controlled “High Frontier” of space stations, moonbases, and even Mars.
Next up on Marvel’s comics hero turned movie hero? Captain America, according to Marvel Studios production head Kevin Feige, who is currently producing Iron Man. And there is a report that Marvel is looking at the The Avengers as well, which could also feature the patriotic character.
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Could there be a third Stargate series? It’s definitely possible. Robert C. Cooper, one of the executive producers of the existing two series, is developing a third series, tentatively titled Stargate Universe, but cautions that it has not been picked up by anyone. The only details are that it is based on the established “mythology” of the universe, would be set in the present day, and would not involve any of the current characters.
This past week saw the original The Outer Limits receive a re-packaging on DVD, following the “Volume 1/2” split season format MGM is also using for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, with Season 1, Volume 1 out now. Read More for a press release, as well as one for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Season 3, Volume 1 which comes out on the 19th.
It’s been a while since it was announced, but the anthology series Masters of Sci Fi will finally air in August on ABC. The article states that ABC ordered six episodes, but has only announced it will air four. Back when we last heard, ABC had order only 4 but the production company planned to produce six anyways and were looking to do 13. No idea now how many are actually in the can. What isn’t looking good is it is scheduled for the “death slot” of Saturdays at 10pm.
I finally took the time to figure out why I couldn’t get Amazon’s latest XML data to process properly, but I’ve got it working and you may notice minor changes to the product display pages as part of the Sci-Fi TV Store and other associated pages. More changes will come soon, like pop-up larger images, click-to-expand reviews, etc. In the meantime, I’ve moved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea to its own group and added the upcoming Season 3 Volume 1 release and the recent “Global Warming” release of the original theatrical film.
A little less than a year away from the release of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (currently set for May 16, 2008), Disney set the release for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for May 1, 2009. Also mentioned: video game turned Bruckheimer movie, The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time opens July 10th, 2009, and a new Pixar feature named Up opens June 12, 2009.
Seems the fans have spoken, and CBS has listened. It seems Jericho may not fall to the network axe as planned, and could possibly become a midseason replacement. Update: According to this article, CBS has said they WILL bring it back, ordering seven episodes for midseason. Update 6/7: It’s official. And “P.S. Please stop sending us nuts :)”