Archive for July, 2007
Andy Burke writes “I read about the following movie before on your site.
PLUTO’S PLIGHT is a sci-fi comedy movie about a young girl who has visions of life on Pluto. Meanwhile, actual aliens have left their Solar System, because their star is going to Supernova. The aliens want to make Earth their new home, but crash land on Pluto before they can reach their destination. Eventually the aliens make it to Earth and under the guise of offering helpful information about Earth’s Ozone Layer, they try to con their way into taking over the planet.
This movie was added today on Indieflix.com
Instead of joining in on all the fun of Comic-Con this year (I was invited to moderate a panel but couldn’t attend), I got at least a consolation prize – an advance copy of Babylon 5: The Lost Tales for review. So Read More for the no spoiler review – the Encyclopedia should be updated soon. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales will be released Tuesday. Check out the official web site for some previews as well.
It seems to be the philosophy of studios to keep re-releasing movies with more extras. This time though, there is more meat. Ridley Scott has edited Blade Runner one last time, to produce “The Final Cut”. There will be a low-cost two-disc Special Edition, and a full-bore 5 disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition complete with a “Deckard Briefcase”. The versions are expected to be out on December 18th. Limited Edition Blu-ray and HD-DVD releases of the Ultimate Collector’s Edition are expected as well, as well as a 4 disc “Collector’s Edition”.
Guess the long-standing rumors of the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie being about a younger Kirk and Spock were true. Both Zachary Quinto (Syler in Heroes) and Leonard Nimoy were made an appearance at Comic-Con, with Quinto cast in the role of the younger Spock, and Nimoy also appearing in the film. Kirk is still to be cast, but Abrams did say William Shatner will likely have a role. Production should begin in December.
That creepy work-loving slave race from Series 2, the Ood, will make a return in the 4th series episode “Planet of the Ood”, where we will find out about the origins of the race and why they behave the way they do. Will they be as creepy though?
I haven’t posted in several days because I was – what else – reading Harry Potter. I couldn’t devote as much time as others, as I had to share the book, and something about work…at any rate, I’ll post more on the book in a bit. However for those who have read the book (and ONLY for those who read the book, as there be spoilers there – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED) and also missed the Today show this morning, J.K. expanded a bit on the epilogue of the book that gave a brief, vague glance at some of the characters (and some new ones) after the climactic end of the story…and she may write an Encyclopedia to finish things off.
Remember Wing Commander, the series of space flight combat simulator games with the interesting storyline that went on to add live action video with real actors, like Mark Hamill, and even a feature movie? Well, Wing Commander Arena is coming out Xbox Live Arcade, and to celebrate EA is having a contest where you can win every version of the game (that they could find at least). What? Don’t have the hardware? Well, you get that too – a Pentium computer, Playstation, SegaCD, etc. Even an XBox 360 Elite and Live points for the new game! I just wish they’d remake some of the old games to use modern 3D hardware…I still have a joystick somewhere around here…
ReBoot, the first CGI animated show on television, will get a big screen treatment as a trilogy of feature length films from Rainmaker Animation, which acquired Mainframe Entertainment, the original makers.
Because CBS decided to bring back Jericho with a short order of 7 episodes as a midseason replacement, the writers are busy condensing the story originally meant for a full 22 episodes. Rather than develop stories over two or three episodes, they will have to deal with it in just 1. And in a very rare move, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler admitted the network itself may have been responsible for the decline in ratings, due to the long mid-season hiatus.
At the toll of midnight, millions will get what they’ve been eagerly waiting for – their copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Who will die? Will there be more? If you are a slow reader, you may want to stay off the net for a while, lest spoilers hit your retina.