Archive for March, 2009
It is still more than a month away before we REALLY get to see what J.J. has done to the franchise, but apparently a sequel is already moving forward. It is still in the early phases, with only the writing team ( Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof) and the producing team (J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk) and an “embryonic” story line, but they expect to be able to turn in a script by Christmas with an anticipated Summer 2011 release. This doesn’t mean that production can’t be stopped if the movie tanks…
A new genre film festival is opening in September in Seattle, called the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival. Seems the force lines of SF all converge in Seattle now…Read More for the full press release.
Star Wars – The Clone Wars: A Galaxy Divided was released on DVD this past week, and I’ve got a review here. It consists of the first 4 episodes of the series, which follows after the events of the theatrical release (also on DVD as well as Blu-ray).
The SCI FI Channel is airing a string of movies with “Storm” in the title tonight: Earthstorm, Polar Storm, and Dark Storm. Now, of course I wouldn’t normally call out the typical SFC Saturday movie night fare (for good reason), and its certainly not because two of the three feature Stephen Baldwin, or the middle one has Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet, Heroes). But I learned from someone on a mailing list (thanks Fred!) about what has to be the best movie summary ever on Earthstorm…and watch out for the Rice Krispie space debris…I am so taping this to laugh later…
It appears the previous Caprica clips are no longer available, but here are eight new ones!
[Alas, these videos are no longer available either]
Ronald D. Moore, among a series of posts on the SciFi BSG Forums, spoke about various aspects of the finale being discussed. One of the interesting ones (third post) puts forward an idea they had for an alternate fate for the Galactica itself – managing to crash land relatively intact on ancient Earth, and millennia later being found under some unexplained mounds (which really exist)…
There was a conference call last week with SFC president Dave Howe to discuss the new SyFy branding and all the questions people had. I have the full transcript available now.
A new TV spot debuted last night, but if you missed it (or want to see it again), you can see the Flash version here by clicking on Read More!
The first four episodes of Star Wars – The Clone Wars (“Ambush”, “Rising Malevolence”, “Shadow of Malevolence”, “Destroy Malevolence”) have been packaged up into a single unit called “A Galaxy Divided” and is available on DVD tomorrow. Review coming soon. And if you haven’t seen the full length feature yet, it is already available on Blu-ray (which includes a digital copy) and DVD.
Speaking of Battlestar Galactica, I just received a bunch of YouTube clips for the prequel movie Caprica, which will be available on DVD on April 21st – months ahead of its debut as a series on SyFy. Read More to see all 7 clips. Update 3/27: These clips are no longer available, but there are some new ones!