Archive for July, 2010
A little old, a little new: for those waiting for old standards, the original Bionic Woman: Season One will be released on DVD on October 19th. For the new visitors, the first season of V is available on both Blu-ray and DVD on November 2nd. And don’t forget to check our Sci-Fi TV Store for the original V or the new Bionic Woman, both available now!
It’s been a while since there was news – now apparently Columbia Pictures would like to remake Total Recall, and are lining up Len Wiseman to direct. Kurt Wimmer (Ultraviolet) is working on the screenplay, to be produced by Neil H. Moritz (I Am Legend). Wiseman last directed a feature with 2007’s Live Free And Die Hard, along with the first two Underworld features.
Syfy is currently developing a new web series spinoff of Battlestar Galactica called “Blood & Chrome”. Although it is not yet received a green light, it is planned to run from 9-10 episodes of 9-10 minutes each (making it about the length of a TV movie…), it would follow the young William Adama during the Cylon War. It will be “about a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media,” according to co-exec producer Michael Taylor. They will also take a page from Sanctuary using virtual sets – and maybe it will also take another page from Sanctuary and make the move to television…
For what is apparently the last Star Wars spoof that Family Guy will apparently tackle, the Return Of The Jedi spoof Family Guy: It’s A Trap! will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 21st, just in time for some last minute shopping – although I hope you’ll order now through those links! Fans at Comic-Con got a short preview of it, but we can expect Carrie Fisher (or at least her voice) to make a cameo, along with Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart in their Star Trek personae, and even Rush Limbaugh as the Rancor!
A couple more tidbits (probably the last, until the chaos is digested): Chuck is gonna get a mom – and she is more than a match for his Dad, Scott Bakula – none other than Terminator-killer Linda Hamilton. Gone-toting bad-ass mercenary mom, anyone? Also, the “Guess who (or Who) is now over, with Mark Ruffalo getting the role for the upcoming The Avengers feature. And finally, Ronald D. Moore spoke about what Starbuck was: although intentionally left nebulous (the more specific he got when writing, “the less interesting she became”) Moore saw her as a godlike entity but didn’t like to be called God, having gone through a resurrection of sorts.
Some more tidbits: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane said that they will not do another Star Wars spoof after the upcoming Return Of The Jedi spoof (of which a preview was shown). “This last one almost killed us,”, MacFarlane said, saying that doing them was “too expensive”. However, Indy might get the treatment in the future…
A little more news coming out of Comic-Con: Caprica will return in January for the second half of its freshman season (is it really still the same season if it airs a year after the first half?) and Ronald D. Moore is confident that with the plot picking up we will see a second season; and in Stargate Universe‘s second season, we can expect to see Dr. Rush (Robert Carlyle) return to his self-deterministic ways when he discovered the bridge of the Destiny; Eli get a new love interest and also visit his grandmother (in Carlyle’s directorial debut), and the discovery of a larger overall mission for the residents of the Destiny. Also interesting was a discussion about the unique shooting style, with multiple hidden cameras on set.
Thanks to Greg for the following coverage from Comic-Con: As you already know, Comic-Con is going on and the coverage is amazing this year with live streams from every panel as well as up to the minute breaking news and insider interviews. I thought I would let you know about “The Green Hornet” coverage that is up on MakingOf.com. Two interviews were uploaded today, as well as a photo gallery. In one interview, Christoph Waltz admitted to being “acomic” before doing “The Green Hornet”. He had never been exposed to anything having to do with the whole Comic-Con culture. It will be interesting to see how well he plays the character of Chudnofsky.
I had intended to be there first hand this year, but too many things got in the way and then it was too late…but I’m a bit surprised at the lack of earth-shattering news coming out from it this year. Is anyone there getting anything good? Or is it relatively dull this year? At least they finally showed some new footage from Tron Legacy…
That Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan tunic worn by Captain Kirk we told you about a couple of weeks ago? The final price ended up being $44,812.