Archive for June 21st, 2012
A long rumored fourth installment in Universal’s Jurassic Park franchise is a step closer to movie reality. Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have been set to work on the script, which will be co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. No director is attached, and Spielberg has said he will not take the reins for this one.
The original movie will be re-released in 3D next year, on July 19, 2013.
British actress Caroline John, who portrayed Liz Shaw in the first for serials of third Doctor Jon Pertwee in Doctor Who (as well as an appearance in the 20th anniversary episode “The Five Doctors”), passed away this week at the age of 71.
You may not recognize his name, but if you watched TV in the 1970s and 1980s, you’d probably remember the face. Richard Lynch, who often played the bad guy in episodes of a large variety of TV shows as well as movies like The Sword and Sorcerer, passed away this week at the age of 72.
I can still see his face in a variety of things. The first one I thought of was Wolfe from the original Battlestar Galactica two-parter “Gun on Ice Planet Zero”, and then later as Xavier in the three-part Galactica 1980 episode “Galactica Discovers Earth”. And he also appeared in Buck Rogers, The A Team,