Archive for October 4th, 2010
Battlestar Galactica: The Exposition opens in a couple weeks (Oct. 22-24) at the Science Fiction Museum, and they’ve just announced the stars who will be appearing for the premiere weekend, including Edward James Olmos, Michael Hogan, Tahmoh Penikett, Richard Hatch, Kate Vernon, and producers Ronald D. Moore and Glen Larson. Read on for more details on additional events added as well.
So, what ever happened to the Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis direct-to-DVD movies that we’ve been expecting? TV Death Ray has an interview with Brad Wright which covers a number of things, mainly about Stargate Universe, but also what happened. “The only thing that is blocking the SG-1 movie or the Atlantis movie, the only thing, is the fact that the direct-to-DVD market has gone away,” he said. “And, of course, there have been very big changes at MGM that kind of added to that.” Yeah, a company that can’t get an expected cash cow off the ground like The Hobbit probably isn’t going to front the money for direct-to-DVD features if they perceive the lack of a market. But don’t fret – “We have a plan B, and I’ve been talking with MGM about it, and hopefully we’ll still get our chance.”
Just a reminder that the second half of the first season of Caprica makes its early return tomorrow night (October 5th) on SyFy – and the DVDs of the first half come out the same day. And if you need a quick (and funny) recap, don’t forget to check out Re-Cap(rica). And also catch a clip from the DVD bonus features below.
So, the ruckus between an Australian actor’s union operating in New Zealand and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit production, which resulted in “alerts” from other major acting unions to their membership to avoid the production, has drawn the attention of New Zealand’s prime minister, and is offering to have government officials mediate. Prime Minster John Key is concerned about the potential impact to the NZ film industry if the production moves elsewhere, likely to Eastern Europe. “If you can’t make ‘The Hobbit’ here, frankly, what movies are you going to make here?” he said.