Archive for October 3rd, 2007
IESB.net is running an article about computers and other sensitive material about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull having been stolen from Steven Spielberg’s office at Universal Studios, possibly including the script. Apparently someone then began contacting various news outlets, including TMZ.com, offering the materials for sale. TMZ apparently even obtained some of the material and was promoting a story on it, until Paramount’s Army of Lawyers stepped in. Apparently a sting was set up and a suspect was apprehended.
In case you think you’ve seen that article title before, you did. But apparently The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising didn’t sit right with someone, so now it is being billed as just The Seeker. And apparently there are a lot of changes from the book as well. Christopher Eccleston has mentioned the “americanization” of the story, with the protagonist an American thirteen year old living in Northern England, instead of an 11 year old British boy. And the old man named Walker is 25 years old (played by Jonathan Jackson, Tuck Everlasting) and had his own storyline.
I thought I’ve mentioned this podcast before, but apparently it was only in the comments in this thread. British Invaders is a podcast that discusses some of the classic British Science Fiction series, including Doctor Who and Star Cops. The latest episode discusses Quatermass, the 1950s series that had a few revivals, including the 2005 remake mentioned in the last article…
The new on-demand science fiction network Illusion (first mentioned here) officially lit up today, carried at least on Verizon FiOS and possibly several other networks. Check out their official site for programming, and you can watch some of it online as well. I can see some classics like the original Doctor Who (starting in January 2008) and Day of the Triffids are there, along with newer fare like Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Looks interesting, but I don’t have Verizon FiOS quite yet (invested in several hacked DirecTV TiVo units so I can watch programs on whatever TV I need to, and don’t have an HD TV yet to justify the change).