Archive for September, 2007
Stargate Atlantis Season 3 DVD review
by Doc on Sep.16, 2007, under General News
Stargate Atlantis Season 3 comes out on Tuesday, September 18th. Read More for a review of the DVD set, and get prepared for Season 4, which starts September 28th on the SCI FI Channel.
Jekyll on DVD this week
by Doc on Sep.15, 2007, under General News
I just learned that the BBC series Jekyll, written and created by Steven Moffat (who wrote several of the most popular – and scary – episodes of the new Doctor Who) and which recently aired in the U.S. on BBC America, will be released on Region 1 DVD on Tuesday, September 18th. If you are unaware of the show, it is a modern take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Dr. Tom Jackman has a problem – he blacks out, and finds himself in other places, having done horrible things. He comes to an uneasy truce with his alter ego, “sharing” time with it, and trying to keep his family a secret from it. When his alter ego finds out about his family, Tom finds out that its only the beginning…and that they story of Dr. Jekyll may not have been fiction.
I can’t speak highly enough of James Nesbitt in this show. He manages to pull off not only the completely different personalities, but actually give the personalities completely different looks…but I kept picturing him breaking through a door and going “Here’s Johnny!” from The Shining…
New Remastered Trek: “The Galileo Seven”
by Doc on Sep.14, 2007, under Television
Finally, a new Remastered Star Trek episode! This time its “The Galileo Seven”, an episode that was the first to feature extensive shots of the Enterprise’s shuttles, which should offer some impressive updated shots. No word if they did anything about the slow moving plastic spears, or the fact that Scotty refuels the shuttle with phasers…Read More for the press release and screen shots…
Tron sequel may still happen
by Doc on Sep.13, 2007, under Movies
It’s been long rumored, but maybe it will finally happen. Joseph Kosinski, who has already been attached to the Logan’s Run remake, is now also looking at a sequel to the hit cyberspace movie Tron, to be produced by Sean Bailey (The Core) and original Tron writer/director Steven Lisberger. The script is being worked on by Lost writers Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
New Indy title is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
by Doc on Sep.10, 2007, under Movies
If you weren’t lulled into sleep by Britney Spears’ performance, you might have caught Shia LeBeouf on the MTV Video Music Awards last night. Shia, who is co-starring in the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones movie, let slip the title of the new movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It remains to be seen if Lucasfilm will confirm it. Update: Thanks to seelo for pointing out that the official web site has the same title, releasing the name yesterday (but with less fanfare…)
Morgan quits Bionic Woman
by Doc on Sep.08, 2007, under Television
Writer/Producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond), who was one of the “show running” producers of the upcoming Bionic Woman, has quit the show over “creative differences”. David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) will remain and take over day-to-day operations. There were apparently rumors of production shutting down (I didn’t hear them), but NBC denies that, but an insider says it may “take a break” – which is code words for “really, really big problems”…Update 9/10: David Eick is downplaying the situation, calling it “business as usual”.
Robotech live action feature with Tobey Maguire?
by Doc on Sep.07, 2007, under Movies
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire may prefer the mask of a giant robot – he and Warner Brothers are teaming up to produce a live action version of Robotech, and he may star as well, with the intention of creating a new franchise. WB has purchased the rights already and will work with Harmony Gold, the overall rights holder. Although Robotech was actually three very different anime series edited and dubbed to make it seem like it was a single epic story, it will be interesting to see how that plays out in this situation. Most likely they will focus on the Macross Saga – the first part of the series.
The Family Slitheen return in Sarah Jane Adventures
by Doc on Sep.06, 2007, under Television
I hadn’t heard if the children-oriented Who spinoff, The Sarah Jane Adventures went into production after the special in January, but it did, and there will be some familiar aliens. The Slitheen, a family of Raxacoricofallapatorians who first appeared in the first series Who episodes “Aliens of London/World War Three” will return looking for revenge. The show debuts later this month, and an updated web site (not available outside the U.K.) should debut as well. I wonder if it will eventually make it over to BBC America?
Could Clone Wars be on the Disney Channel?
by Doc on Sep.06, 2007, under Television
It’s known in Disney circles that Lucas and Disney have been in talks about expanding the presence of Lucas properties at the Walt Disney World Resort and possibly others – it’s been long rumored that a long-awaited update to the Star Tours attraction is in the works, and more recently that the newly renamed Disney Hollywood Studios may become more “land-oriented” with a section of the park devoted to Lucas, and a section of Tomorrowland in Disneyland as well, perhaps to counter Universal’s scoring of the Harry Potter franchise for Universal’s Islands of Adventure park. Now it appears the relationship may go beyond the parks, with the upcoming CG-animated Clone Wars and future live-action show airing on Disney networks (which includes ABC). Note that I take anything Jim Hill says with a grain of salt. Sometimes he’s spot on, other times he says things are absolutely certain that never happen. I’m not sure if what he’s saying is based on any data, or he’s extrapolating. But as someone who is also a Disney fan, I’d like to see an expanded Star Wars/Indy presense in the House of Mouse.
Interview with Matt Black, 2007 Browncoat Ball Chair
by Doc on Sep.05, 2007, under Interviews
Anonymous Coward writes “Interview with Matt Black, 2007 Browncoat Ball Chair, about Space Westerns, Firefly, and the Browncoat Ball in Philadelphia.