RevolutionSF Newsblast: Your week in sci-fi news, including the only thing any of us really care about: The Alien Nation TV show on DVD.
Puny Humans Hurt Hulk
John Hurt will be victimized by a CGI character for the second time. He will be Thunderbolt Ross in the new Hulk movie. The high-tech CGI of today will allow Hurt to act with a fellow actor, so Hurt can do all that emoting and crap that he likes. And the actor will be Ed Norton, who will wear a CGI suit, or be painted green and shot up with radiation. I'm really not sure how CGI works.
He Got Spirit
Samuel L. By God Jackson will be the villain in Frank Miller's movie of Will Eisner's The Spirit.
So there's a Flash Gordon
TV series, and there was a movie in 1980
that starred Sam J. Jones. There was a Spirit
movie on TV in 1987 that starred Sam J. Jones.
Pop culture is just now arriving where Sam J. Jones was two decades ago.
Supergirl will appear on the next season of Smallville
. Producer Alfred Gough told IF Magazine they're aiming to get Helen Slater from the 1980s Supergirl movie to appear on the series. Lynda Carter last season. Helen Slater this season. Annette O'Toole every week. That's it. I've gone blind.
Happy Zombie Day
I just saw this on the RevSF boards
. June 13 was Blog Like It's The End of the World
day. So I'm sure there's some good reading out there, even if you didn't know about in advance to participate. Oopsie!
Besides, most people are already blogging like it's the end of the world, if their grammar is any indication. Whoo! Copy editors get all the ladies!
Cheetaras Never Prosper
The Los Angeles Times reports the Thundercats
movie will be CGI, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
. Not live action, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sci Fiction on SciFi.com ended in 2005, but the stories remained on the site. Until today, June 15, that is, when they go away. Tracking the rights from year to year when there were few viewers is the reason, notes BoingBoing.net
Well, that's no good. One less place online to find free science fiction stories. I do know of at least one other place, though.
No regular Hellboy
cartoon series. The news got out at a licensing show, but Starz Media tells ICV2 that they were just showing off the character, not hawking a series or more animated DVD movies. So, let us look forward then, to socks, underwear, and Abe Sapien brand fried catfish.
Hell No Part II
The Stargate producer Robert Cooper says he's working on a third Stargate
TV series to be called Stargate Universe
. It'll be set in the present day. It'll have no characters from either of the current series. Well, that's one
way to get me to watch it.
The 1989 Alien Nation
TV series appeared on DVD in 2006, but not the TV-movies that came afterward, until now. Or rather, late this summer, reports TV Shows on DVD.
The series had five TV-movies after the one-season wonder was cancelled. Producer Kenneth Johnson says he recorded commentary tracks for all five, and reunion footage of the cast.
All I remember well about the series was that milk was like alcohol to the aliens. The drinking kind, not the rubbing kind, because that would be too out there.
Crazy in the Night
30 Days of Night
. Have you read that? Vampires. Now it'll be a movie. Here's a trailer
. But unlike when you discovered there was a Jane Eyre
movie, you still need to read 30 Days of Night.
Sidebar: I will gladly take any opportunity to use a Kim Carnes song in a headline.
Nicole Kidman Screaming!
is Invasion of the Body Snatchers
but with Nicole Kidman and the new James Bond. Could they wait to debut movie trailers
with the space shuttle crashing until the space shuttle that's in space right now lands? Or am I being hypersensitive?
Michael Chiklis, wore a redesigned Thing suit on the new Fantastic Four movie so he could go pee-pee and potty, he told Sci Fi Wire. He said, "They were very good about wanting to improve it for me."
And yet, not a damn soul tries to help out the guy who plays Human Torch, who had to use the bathroom while on fire.