Archive for December, 2008
Terminator joins the National Film Registry
by Doc on Dec.30, 2008, under Movies
The Terminator, along with 24 other films including genre entries The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Invisible Man, will join the National Film Registry of now 500 films to be preserved by the government for future generations. At least until Skynet takes over…
Fox has rights to Watchman, according to judge
by Doc on Dec.26, 2008, under Movies
In the ongoing battle over the legal status of Warner Bros distribution of Watchmen, planned for a March release – a judge is ruling that Fox owns the rights to distribute – at the very least. Warners may be forced to settle the case. Update 12/30: Fox has announced intentions to file for a injunction against the March 6th opening, and fight it out in trial court.
Disney says bon voyage to Narnia: Treader
by Doc on Dec.24, 2008, under Movies
Disney has opted out of its option to produce/distribute the third installment of The Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The planned budget was going to be about $200 million, matching Prince Caspian, but with the lower take of the second film (little more than half of the first) and the uncertain economy, Disney wasn’t willing to buy in. Walden Media will now need to seek a new partner if the production is to go on.
Babylon 5 music videos available online for the first time
by Doc on Dec.23, 2008, under Online Video
With each season’s production, JMS had hired filmmaker John Hudgens to make some music videos, which JMS would then show at conventions – but that was the ONLY place you could see them, so if you didn’t attend the conventions you were out of luck – until now. All 8 videos are now available online, thanks to the B5 Script Books team. Also included are the two tribute videos to Richard Biggs and Andreas Katsulas.
Mac vs. PC – Terminator/Transformer style
by Doc on Dec.22, 2008, under Fun Stuff
If you’re a tech geek like me, and at least enjoy all the “Mac vs. PC” stuff, you might enjoy this video – where the Mac and the PC duke it out as Transformers (with a bit of Terminator as well, and perhaps I, Robot). Read More to see the video.
Galactica “Face of the Enemy” Webisode 3 now live
by Doc on Dec.21, 2008, under Television
The third installment of the Battlestar Galactica web series “Face of the Enemy” is now online on our YouTube Channel or Read More to see it.
Forbidden Planet may have director soon – James Cameron?
by Doc on Dec.19, 2008, under Movies
Producer/director James Cameron, despite being knee-deep in projects but having long been looking at a possible remake of Forbidden Planet, may be interested in moving forward with it now that there is a script from J. Michael Straczynski.
To Space and Back: A Memoir by Mark Goddard
by Doc on Dec.19, 2008, under Books
Dave Berry writes “What made Mark Goddard kidnap a wooden Indian? Why was he arrested for carrying a Colt 45 in Boston? How did he deal with his infant daughter’s disappearance?
“Danger, Danger Will Robinson” is a phrase Mark Goddard often heard in his role as Major Don West in the 1960’s hit television series Lost in Space. During his real life, the phrase he should have heeded was “Danger, Danger Mark Goddard.” This memoir maps Goddard’s roundtrip journey from a small town boy to a TV star and back again recounting humorous anecdotes about co-stars and celebrities like Billy Mumy, Peter Fonda, Buddy Hackett, and Jim Brown. This trip gets bumpy along the way, though, with two failed marriages and a career nosedive before Goddard has the realization that changes his life. Told with humor and candor, To Space and Back gives the reader a roller coaster ride equal to any side trip the Jupiter II took on its way to Alpha Centauri.” Read More for more details.
Majel Barrett Roddenberry has passed away
by Doc on Dec.18, 2008, under Obituaries
Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry who also played several roles in the various incarnations of Star Trek (from Number One in the original pilot, Nurse/Doctor Christine Chapel in the original series and movies, Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation, and the computer voice in ALL series and movies, including the upcoming J.J. Abrams film, passed away today at the age of 76 from Leukemia.
More Galactica videos, including “Catch the Frak Up”!
by Doc on Dec.16, 2008, under Fun Stuff, Television
They’ve finally formally released the video for “Catch the Frak Up”, and I had to split it into two parts, but now you can get everything you need to know in just 13 minutes. In addition, Webisode 2 of “The Face of the Enemy” is also live – Read More to see them, or catch everything on our YouTube Channel.