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RevolutionSF Newsblast : Heroes, Dollhouse, Star Trek, Wolf Man, Twilight
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© Joe Crowe
December 11, 2008

RevolutionSF Newsblast commentates on sci-fi news that every other website links to, in what we call RevolutionSF-brand value-added sci-fi journalism. No extra charge. Today's sponsor: Future Hiro action figure! Pretend Hiro didn't stop being cool!

Pushing Daisies Guy Has Plan To Not Get Heroes Canceled Like Pushing Daisies

Bryan Fuller is back working on Heroes, and he says the show "fell into certain sci-fi trappings." Which is just wrong, because it's a sci-fi show.

So let us genuflect toward Fuller, for he knows the True Way. Except the show he left to do his own True Way got canceled. But never mind that now!

Sylar's Dad Forces Us To Watch Heroes

John Glover, nerd-beloved on Smallville and the quickly canceled Brimstone will be Sylar's real daddy.. Oh, Heroes. You had us at Luthor.

Wait Longer For New Wolfman, Robin Hood Movies

Wolf Man, the Benicio del Toro autobiography will now be in theaters in November 2009 instead of April. Nottingham, where Russell Crowe will wear Renaissance Faire clothes, won't be in 2009 at all. I want new versions of familiar things right now.

Variety calls Wolf Man a "reboot." I say it's not a "reboot" if the thing you're rebooting came out when "reboot" meant to put your shoe on again.

Twilight Sequel To Be Directed By Guy Who Directed Pie Humping Movie and Narnia

Chris Weitz will direct the Twilight sequel. The Twilight movie has only been out a little while, and it's already even more like Harry Potter. Just like Potter, no one cares who directs it. Just as long as that person perfectly captures and transfers each iota of detail from the source. So, no pressure.

Lwaxana Troi's Voice Back In Computer

Majel Barett-Roddenberry will be the voice of the computer again in the new Star Trek movie. She was the voice of the computer in the original, too, and later foisted upon us Earth: Final Conflict, but we'll let that slide for now.

They recast all the other original Trek roles. But not her. This means they must have run out of hip young actors! Up yours, you punk kids! Hooray for the elderly!

Joss Whedon Tries To Convince Us The Sci-Fi Death Zone Is A Good Thing

Joss Whedon says it's a good idea to put Dollhouse in Fox's Friday Night Sci-Fi Death Zone. He said Fox is "bringing down expectations" and "they need to do that." Because the show is "not simple." Then he calls the Fox people "canny guys."

Joss Whedon is right. Joss Whedon is incapable of being wrong. It was a good idea to put the show in the Death Zone. The Fox people are canny guys. Does not compute. Does not compute. Does not compute.


RevolutionSF's Joe Crowe wishes he could do something on a computer.

 
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