Archive for June, 2009
I guess it didn’t need all the promotion Michael Bay wanted…Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen took in a whopping $201.2 million in five days, second only to The Dark Knight, and even took in another $181.6 million globally.
Also from Issue #19 of Star Trek Magazine is an interview with Star Trek producers/screenwriters and frequent J.J. Abrams collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Here is a brief excerpt.
Issue #19 of Star Trek Magazine is on shelves now in the U.S. (July 9th in the U.K.) with plenty of interviews included. Read More for an excerpt of an interview with Eric Bana, who played the Romulan Nero.
Just learned this yesterday…Torchwood: Children Of Earth – the third series of the Doctor Who spinoff, except it is airing as a 5 part miniseries – will debut in the U.S. on BBC America on July 20th at 9pm ET, with the remaining parts airing on consecutive nights. It will debut in the U.K. on July 6th on BBC One.
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, with an unusual midnight opening on a Wednesday morning, took it $16 million in midnight showings, the biggest for opening on a Wednesday, and near the midnight haul of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith. Updated 6/25: It concluded its first full day at a hefty $60.6 million, second only to The Dark Knight ($67.2M with a Friday opening), and may be on schedule for surpassing the goal of $150M through Sunday.
PumpHunter writes “Wil Wheaton, once dislike by school kids everywhere for portraying Wesley Crusher on the star ship Enterprise – a young man who actually wanted to do his homework, is going to be in an episode of TNT’s “Leverage”. Wil Wheaton told the world this via his twitter account, and posted a picture on set of himself and Leverage regular Aldis Hodge. Hodge plays Alec Hardison an all around smooth talker and computer nerd. Wheatons description of the picture suggests his role is along the same lines. Leverage returns July 15th.” Wil has definitely moved from Hated Geek to Cool Geek…he even appeared on an episode of This Week In Tech back on February.
Writer/Producer Brian Fuller, who returned to Heroes in December, has apparently left again, despite hopes he would bring some more focus to the storylines. According to Fuller it is not due to creative differences, but “to focus on developing new projects for NBC.”
OK, we have a new contender for worst science in a scifi movie, giving Earthstorm a run for its money. In fact, some plot and scenes look similar. Impact, and ABC miniseries which airs this Sunday (6/21) at 9pm with the second part a week later, stars David James Elliott. But to appreciate the science behind the movie, check out his description of the problem, and then follow it up with the preview on YouTube. And then start chewing on how reversing the polarity of the neutron flow-er, I mean the Moon, causes gravity to fail and people to float off the Earth…
BBC America is going full bore to San Diego Comic-Con this year (July 23-26), bringing David Tennant (who will have just completed filming his last scenes as the Doctor), Doctor Who/Torchwood producers Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner and director Euros Lyn, and the cast of Torchwood (having just completed Children of Earth two days before). Also the creator and stars of Being Human will be there as well.
Fox, which usually gets a jump on the fall TV season a week or two ahead of the other networks, will fall closer in line with the others this season, with some shows debuting mere days before the “official premiere week” (September 21st). Returning series Fringe will bow on September 17th at 9pm, with Dollhouse the next night, September 18th at 9pm.