Archive for October, 2009
BBC America will show the next special Doctor Who episode, The Waters Of Mars, on December 19th at 9pm ET. This appears to be over a month after the U.K. premiere of November 15th. Word is that the remaining two unnamed Tennant specials may air as a two-parter around the holidays.
The Thunder Child writes “The Thunder Child just received a press release about the 2010 Weekender being held in Camber, England (wherever that might be!), featuring author Stephen Hunt as special guest, with lots of SF actors also in the mix such as John Barrowman (from the BBC’s Torchwood TV series), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville), and Lis Sladen.
Read all about it here:
It appears the trio of a vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf who share a flat may move across the pond…Syfy has ordered its own version of the show. The original 6-episode series originally aired on BBC Three and later BBC One, and recently aired in the U.S. on BBC America. Syfy president Dave Howe said they will not “slavishly replicate the British version,” so expect a very different cast, and perhaps a different direction.
Jerry Bruckheimer has asked J. Michael Straczynski to adapt the 2005 video game Shattered Union for the big screen. The game deals with the aftermath of the destruction of Washington D.C., where several factions of states form their own governments and civil war ensues.
The Thunder Child writes “The Thunder Child science fiction and fantasy webzine just received a press release regarding the Back to the Future reunion being held on March 5, 2010 at the George Lindsay Theater. (Yes, that George Lindsay). No Michael J. Fox, but Lea Thompson will be there, among others. Check out the details at:
Tomorrow sees the Blu-ray exclusive release of Stargate 15th Anniversary Edition. Is it worth buying yet another version of the movie? I’m not sure how it compares against the Ultimate Edition DVD or the first Blu-ray release (I never got those), but this is a great version to have…
The Thunder Child writes “Fans of the TV series True Blood might be interested in this press release which The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy webzine just received, and which we reproduced in its entirety at our blog, Daily Space. http://dailyspace.blogspot.com/2009/10/eyecon-adds-todd-lowe-terry-bellefleur.html.
Other stars scheduled to appear at the November convention are:
Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte)
* Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds)
* Allan Hyde (Godric)
* Ashley Jones (Daphne)”
Next Monday’s episode of ABC’s Castle, which stars Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion, is a Halloween-themed episode which will feature Fillion donning a familiar outfit for a costume party and make several quips regarding a few well known vampire franchises…Read More to see the preview…
If you want to get a quick view of what the upcoming V is like, ABC has put an 8-minute preview online.
Fox has apparently changed its mind (as it does often) and decided that Dollhouse won’t run during November sweeps. This is definitely not a good sign for the future, since it appears we will be hit with reruns of other shows that Fox believes will return better ratings.