Archive for February, 2009
Caprica stills and box art
by Doc on Feb.27, 2009, under Television
The Caprica DVD is now available for [sfs=922]pre-orders[/sfs], and box art and stills are available Yahoo Movies. You can even catch the trailer here. You can even get a full synposis from this earlier article. Caprica hits the colonies on April 21st. The series is set to debut on the SCI FI Channel in 2010.
Action Comics #1 goes up for bids Friday
by Doc on Feb.26, 2009, under Comics
If the economy isn’t hurting you and you have a lot of extra cash screaming “spend me!” perhaps you want Action Comics #1, of which only about 100 are known to exist and perhaps 20 are “unrestored”. If you do, you may have your chance starting tomorrow as one goes up for auction at comicconnect.com. The issue is the first ever appearance of Superman.
Next Generation reunion on Family Guy
by Doc on Feb.25, 2009, under Television
Fox animated comedy Family Guy, which has already had a brilliant turn with their “Blue Harvest” Star Wars Episode V spoof, will reunite all the major actors of Star Trek – The Next Generation for a March 29th episode in which Griffins attend a Trek convention in Quahog.
Author Philip Jose Farmer passed away
by Doc on Feb.25, 2009, under Obituaries
According to his official web site, SF author Philip José Farmer passed away this morning peacefully in his sleep. He was 91.
Oscar has spoken
by Doc on Feb.23, 2009, under Awards
The Oscars are over (complete results here) – so, how did the SF&F world do this year? Well, in the mainline awards there weren’t too many nominations this year (and with Slumdog Millionaire in your category, forget winning), but as expected the late Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight (which also won Sound Editing), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took several awards, and WALL-E won best animated film. Oh – and Hugh Jackman was actually interesting as host/performer, made fun of himself and even at the end of a musical number said, “I’m Wolverine!”
Terminator 2 Skynet Edition on Blu-Ray May 19th
by Doc on Feb.23, 2009, under Video/DVD
One of the greatest action films of all time can now be seen and heard like never before! On behalf of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we are pleased to present Terminator 2 Skynet Edition on Blu-ray. On May 19th, for the first time fans can experience multiple versions of the movie in explosive, THX certified high-definition and all-new English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Lossless. Terminator 2 Skynet Edition is packed with over 8 hours of interactive special features including over 140 minutes of behind the scenes video and multimedia galleries; interactive quizzes and games; and additional BD-LiveTM enabled content featuring extra content, games and more accessible through internet-connected players. Read More for additional information.
The Illust-ray-ted Man – See Him Soon!
by Doc on Feb.23, 2009, under Books
The Thunder Child writes “A one man show featuing excerpts from the works of Ray Bradbury is playing at the Fremont Theater in Los Angeles until March 8, 2009. It’s called The Illustrated Bradbury.
Show stars Tobias Anderson, who played the Fire Captain in the first theatrical production of Fahrenheit 451 at the Colony, 30 years ago.
http://dailyspace.blogspot.com/2009/02/illustrated -bradbury.html to read more.”
Galactica movie with Larson in the works?!?
by Doc on Feb.22, 2009, under Movies
Could Universal be planning on a yet another version of Battlestar Galactica? Glen A. Larson had been trying to resurrect his version of the show (as had Richard Hatch with a competing version, among others) when Universal elected to go with Moore and Eick version now finishing up on the SCI FI Channel. But now The Hollywood Reporter says that original series producer Larson may take another version to the big screen. Other than it seems to be yet another reboot, there are little details though.
New CGI Series ‘Loner’ Website hits
by Doc on Feb.22, 2009, under Online Video
Robert James Wright writes “The new look www.lonerseries.com website has hit and has many new features. Currently in production this major eleven part webisode sci-fi series to be released on June 1st 2009 exclusively on-line is a breakthrough in web based animation.
The updated site now features, the first official trailer A, seven original soundtrack songs written exclusively for the Loner series, 8 page comic written by Robert James Wright with art by Dan Avenell and four webdoc making of’s. There are also character banner and posters , full still gallery, character, race and ship database and a competition to win exclusive prizes. These are just a few of the exciting features now available at the Loner website. Soon a flash shooter game will be ready for play.
So far the response to the Loner series has been both exciting and has given opportunities for the creators to give interviews for various websites, magazines and newspapers.
The Write Page is finally introducing the new computer generated series LONER to the masses. The epic task of bringing a major series such as Loner to the internet is a major undertaking pushing the envelope to what can be achieved within this arena – IN 2009 just as Star Wars changed cinema, Loner will change the internet = In 2009 STAND ALONE.”
Original Star Trek to get Blu-Ray treatment
by Doc on Feb.21, 2009, under Video/DVD
Sure…after I update my store…TrekMovie.com is breaking the story that the original Star Trek Series is getting a Blu-Ray release in April and May, with Season 1 due April 28th. This will include being able to see the episodes in their Remastered form or seamlessly branch with the original effects, plus extra goodies. List price is pretty expensive (US$118) but we’ll see how that plays out. On May 12th BD versions of the first six movies in a single pack, and a trilogy of the second, third and fourth movies will be released (no word on individual releases). Update: Links to pre-order are now in place and the store has been updated as well.