Archive for November, 2009
Fringe‘s Jackson to star in UFO
by Doc on Nov.30, 2009, under Movies
While doing the painstaking work of fixing all the self-referential links on the site, I checked on the upcoming UFO feature film, to find out that Fringe star Joshua Jackson will take on the role of Paul Foster, who if memory serves is a pilot more or less forced to join SHADO.
by Doc on Nov.30, 2009, under Movies
TheOneRing.net is reporting that filming may not start on The Hobbit until mid-2010, based on a German interview Peter Jackson gave to moviereporter.net. No green light has been given for production yet, but they are still working on the scripts. Update 12/1: Peter Jackson clarified the schedule for SCI FI Wire.
Welcome to the NEW Sci-Fi Storm
by Doc on Nov.28, 2009, under Sci-Fi Storm
If you are seeing this, you’re in the right place now. This is the new Sci-Fi Storm…all new look, some new features. I may still make adjustments so things may fluctuate. Read the rest of this article for things you should know – but the first thing you should do is register your logins again!!!
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side trailer
by Doc on Nov.25, 2009, under Television
The trailer for the next Star Wars spoof from Family Guy, called “Something, Something, Something, Dark Side”, is now available – Read More to see it. The special episode will air on December 22nd.
Star Wars footwear?
by Doc on Nov.25, 2009, under Fun Stuff, Gear
Speaking of Star Wars, Addidas is apparently working on some new items in their Originals line that is inspired by Star Wars, including sneakers that look like Stormtroopers or have scenes from the movies.
Concept Album: Cosmic Christmas
by Doc on Nov.25, 2009, under Audio
The Thunder Child writes “The Thunder Child just received a review copy of Eban Schletter’s Cosmic Christmas: A Yuletide Odyssey concept album. Although we haven’t yet reviewed it, we share the press release for anyone who wants to make plans to travel to the Glendale Planetarium on December 6th and 13th for live performances of the album, accompanied by a state-of-the-art virtual reality show.
Flash Forward on “planned” week production hiatus
by Doc on Nov.24, 2009, under Television
Perhaps its a bit of bad timing, but these things never bode well, no matter what the networks say – ABC announced that Flash Forward production has been halted for a week that has supposedly been “built in to the show’s schedule,” according to a network representative. But if that was the case, why announce it? Especially since it just had its lowest ratings yet and the co-showrunner exec left?
JMS on Forbidden Planet: more backstory, room for more
by Doc on Nov.23, 2009, under Movies
JMS recently gave a group interview regarding the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Forbidden Planet, giving some hints of what is to come. Among those things mentioned – more backstory about how we get to the point of the original movie (such as the landing of the Bellerophon), and perhaps leaving some space for the possibility of some form of sequel – possibly as a franchise. And if you’re worried about it being transformed from a cerebral (both in plot and story) film to an action flick, “There’s a little more action, but it’s still a strong character piece…You need to have that dynamic still in place to respect the original and the source material. So there’s a fair amount of talking, but there’s some really cool action pieces in it as well,” according to JMS.
Dark Maze Prepares to Unleash “Space Ninja”
by Doc on Nov.23, 2009, under Online Video
Ed Glaser writes “”Space Ninja,” a new 10 x 3-minute animated web series produced by Dark Maze Studios, will premiere next year on the studio’s website, www.darkmaze.com.
Described as equal parts Kurosawa and B-grade kung fu films (in space), the series follows a cybernetic ninja who is betrayed by his master and must protect a feudalistic society of spaceship dwellers from a sadistic demon lord.
The concept began as an online comic book by artist and series creator Alex Mitchell. Producer Ed Glaser explains, “the idea was incredible and the artwork was fantastic. I had never seen anything like it: a robotic ninja wreaking havoc in an enormous space temple! Before the first issue of the comic was even finished I was begging Alex to create an animated version.”
“Space Ninja” also features original music by film composer Chuck Cirino (“Deathstalker II,” “Komodo vs. Cobra”).
For more information about the series and to sign up for the newsletter, visit the official website at www.darkmaze.com/spaceninja.”
Part 1 of Doctor Who “The End Of Time” on December 26th in U.S.
by Doc on Nov.20, 2009, under Television
BBC America has announced the U.S. air date of “The End Of Time, Part 1”, the first of two that comprise David Tennant’s last as the Doctor. Part One will wait at 9PM ET on Saturday, December 26th. Read More to see a humorous sneak peek. “The Waters Of Mars” airs on December 19th.