Sci-Fi Saturday: Terminator, X-Men, Robotech, Prey, Heroes, Lost, Stargate + more

This weekend Vampires are dominating theaters, but don’t worry, we have plenty of news about comic book heroes headed back to the big screen, and some robots from the future as well. On the small screen ABC kicks a couple genre shows to the curb, while Sci-Fi gears up for another walk through the Gate. Plus we have dozens of new images and vids, including Avatar, Spirit, Lost, Heroes and more.

MOVIE NEWS

Twilight Takes Big Bite At Box Office – Talk Of Seconds Starts
Based on estimates, Summit Entertainment’s "Twilight" grossed an impressive $35.7 million on Friday (including $7 million from Thursday midnight shows), making it the second biggest non-summer opening day gross after 2005’s "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" ($40.4 million).  The amazing opening, well above expectations, prompted Summit to officially announce that they’re moving ahead with "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon". The studio may also decide to film "New Moon" and its sequel "Eclipse" back-to-back to save on costs.  Back to "Twilight", the Friday-to-Saturday drop will be key to figure its three-day gross, but it’ll easily out-perform already high expectations (from $50 million to $65 million) and will be the biggest opening gross in history for a female director (Catherine Hardwicke).  And lastly, check out this thank you note from stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart:

McG Talks Terminator Salvation Secrets
At a recent UK press event, "Terminator Salvation" director McG was asked by Total Film about the rumors surrounding Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appearance in the film:

“We’re trying to synthesize a human character with a CGI character and that may or may not have something to do with the T800,” McG said with a smile. But problems persist: “At the moment it’s not good enough. And we’re running out of time.”

McG also said that the ending that was posted on Ain’t It Cool News a few weeks back was a fake.  SPOILERS (highlight to view): The rumors claimed that John Connor would be replaced by a cyborg: “That is not the ending. John Connor is not the machine. We did discuss that idea, but that is not the ending, I can say that right now.”  McG also cleared up his Comic-Con claim that Cameron gave his blessing to make the film: “I did go to see James Cameron. He didn’t give us his blessing, but he didn’t shit all over our movie. When Jim was making Alien, he was following the great Ridley Scott, so he knows how we feel.”

‘Captain America’ Gets Screenwriters
Just a week after the announcement that Joe Johnston would be directing "The First Avenger: Captain America", Marvel Studios has announced that Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who co-wrote the two ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ films, are in negotiations to write the screenplay for the film.  "The First Avenger: Captain America" hits theaters on May 6, 2011.

Fox Confirms Young X-Men Project
Back in May, "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz let slip that he was writing a young "X-Men" project.  Fox remained silent on the project, but no longer.  Variety has confirmed that the project is in development and being written by Schwartz, and is also reporting that an offer has been made for Schwartz to direct, but so far he has opted not to helm the project.  "X-Men: First Class" will likely draw its content from the 2006 comic series of the same name that centered on the other teenage characters attending the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.  Characters in that comic were Rogue, Angel, Colossus, Jubilee and Shadowcat.

Smallville’s Gough and Millar to Write Robotech
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar ("Smallville", "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor") have been brought on board to write a script for Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the anime classic "Robotech".

A sprawling sci-fi epic, “Robotech” takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.

A previous draft was written by ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’ writer Lawrence Kasdan. The film is still on track for a 2010 release.

First Look at Sandy Collora’s Hunter Prey
Special effects artist and creature designer Sandy Collora is probably best known as the director of one of the most popular fan films of all time "Batman: Dead End" (if you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here) and perhaps less so for his 2004 follow-up "World’s Finest" which wasn’t as well received.  Four years later, Collora is set to unveil his first original feature film, "Hunter Prey".  The movie was shot with the RED camera system in Mexico over the course of 18 days.  io9 has an interview with Collora, and here’s what he has to say about the film’s premise:

“The film centers around a crew of special forces commandos who must recapture an alien prisoner that has escaped after the military transport ship carrying it crashes on a desolate and hostile planet. There are subtle political and environmental overtones that I certainly don’t hit anyone over the head with at all, but that will hopefully make you think about things like war, politics and current events, by presenting them in situations cinematically from a uniquely different perspective. That’s one of the great things about Science Fiction; You can tell the audience something in a very unique way by using the guise of a futuristic world or society that can reflect our own.

The film, very much like the approach Jim Cameron took with “The Terminator”, is a very small piece of a much larger picture. It concentrates on how the bigger situation (which in this case, is interplanetary war) is affecting the two main characters, who are now separated from it, and how they relate and react to their situation and each other as a result of it. As the story unfolds and more things are revealed about the characters and what their relationship is, we had to create in a sense, what we could not show. This was a very interesting challenge not only for co-writer Nick Damon and myself, but for the actors as well because through their performances and the dialogue, they had to build in the audience’s imagination, what we couldn’t afford to actually build on screen.”

Check out some production photos below, and click here to view two more photos and read the rest of the interview.

NEW IMAGES

Astroboy

Avatar (more here and here)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Dragonball (another image here)

Men Who Stare At Goats

Moon (more here)

NEW VIDEOS

Astro Boy [HD Version]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (international trailer here)

Race to Witch Mountain [HD Version]

The Spirit (German version here and another video here)

MOVIE BITES

  • Universal Studios announced that they will be re-releasing the "Back to the Future" trilogy on DVD February 10, 2009.  All three films will feature special foil packaging and these will be individually released editions.  The original will be a two-disc special edition, while the other two films will be released as single-disc editions. [BTTF.com]
  • Will Smith tells Film School Rejects that the "Oldboy" remake that he and Steven Spielberg are involved with will not be a remake of Chan-wook Park’s 2003 film, but instead will be an adaptation of the original source material: the Japanese manga by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya.  Meanwhile, THR is reporting that Mark Protosevich ("I Am Legend", "Poseidon") is in early talks to write the film.
  • Universal Studios is reportedly making a fifth "Tremors" film, "Tremors: The Thunder From Down Under".[CinemaBlend]
  • Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have decided to leave Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptation of "Jonah Hex" because of "creative differences" with the studio over the direction of the film. [Variety]
  • Disney has announced that the Academy Award-nominated animated film "Beauty and the Beast" is being converted into Digital Disney 3-D: “By going back to the original animation files, which have been carefully archived for 17 years, and using the separate background, effects and character animation elements, we’re able to come up with a fun and unique 3-D experience for existing and new fans of the film,” producer Don Hahn said. [THR]
  • Turns out "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" isn’t dead after all.  "Kung Fu Panda" co-director John Stevenson apparently pitched his take on the film and his presentation impressed the execs enough to award him directing duties.  Stevenson has an animation and art department background.  A formal announcement is expected soon. [Latino Review]
  • Universal Studios has signed Fredrik Bond to direct and Gore Verbinski to produce a remake of the 2006 South Korean monster film "The Host"[Variety]
  • Tim Burton will not be using 3-D cameras to film "Alice in Wonderland".  The film will instead be converted from 2-D to 3-D in post-production. Neil Feldman of In-Three argues that when you convert 2-D to 3-D in post, you have "much more latitude in creating the very highest quality 3-D experience" because they "have complete control in the post process". James Cameron would likely disagree… [MarketSaw]
  • Speaking of Cameron, could a trailer for his Christmas 2009 Sci-Fi epic "Avatar" be coming soon?  MarketSaw was sent images of packaged 35mm film trailers.  The site believes the teaser–a lengthy 3:57 minutes–could be shown at the 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles (December 1-2).

CASTING BITES

  • Mila Kunis ("Max Payne") has joined the Denzel Washington Sci-Fi action thriller "The Book of Eli". Kunis plays Solara, a woman first enlisted to betray Eli (Washington), before she ultimately joins him on his quest to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving the future of humanity. [THR]
  • Warner Bros. has acquired the John August-scripted "Captain Marvel" and "Get Smart" director Peter Segal will direct the DC Comics adaptation. [Variety]
  • Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight") has been cast in the Sci-Fi thriller "Battle: Los Angeles".  Eckhart will play the leader of a Marine platoon, responsible for battling back an alien invasion. [THR]

TV NEWS

Stargate Universe Pre-Production Update
Writer-producer Joseph Mallozzi has been keeping fans updated on the progress of "Stargate Universe" at his blog and among other revelations, is that it’s looking more likely that the series opener will be a three-parter:

"Brad and Rob did a terrific job of kicking things off in thrilling fashion," Mallozzi said of the premiere episode’s script. "The script is fast-paced and fun; its characters unique and engaging. My favorite: Dr. David Rush. Oh, he’s going to be a handful. Originally planned as a two-parter, Brad and Robert quickly discovered that there was simply too much story for such a tight frame, so the series opener is now looking like a three-parter."

The complete writing staff on "Stargate Atlantis" is involved in the new series, including showrunners Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, plus Carl Binder, Martin Gero, Alan McCullough, Paul Mullie, and Mallozzi himself.  Stories for the rest of the first season are currently being worked on:

 "Brad has laid claim to #4, a story that is right up his alley," Mallozzi continued. "Speaking of perfect pairings, I couldn’t think of anyone better than Carl Binder to write #5. Rob is eyeing #6 which offers a most intriguingly SF door in, while #7 and #8 have yet to be claimed."

The team has left episode nine temporarily on the shelf to discuss episodes 10 and 11, which would typically be a mid-season two-parter for a Stargate series. But "I hesitate to call it a two-parter because, the way these episodes have developed so far, there are a threads that run through all the stories, in essence making this season one big 20-parter," Mallozzi said.

Read more at Mallozzi’s blog"Stargate Universe" enters production in February 2009 and will premiere on SCI FI next summer.

ABC Cancels Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone; Life on Mars Safe For Now
Bad news ‘Daisies’ fans, ABC has declined to order more episodes of the critically acclaimed series "Pushing Daisies", effectively canceling the show.  The network also declined to pick up additional episodes of fellow freshman drama "Eli Stone". THR notes that this isn’t an official cancellation, as the network has left the door open for the possibility of ordering new episodes in the future, but creator Bryan Fuller tells E! Online that it’s a done deal:

According to Fuller, the facts are these: "It’s very likely that Pushing Daisies will end after episode 13, which as you know, is a cliffhanger. But we are talking to DC Comics about doing comic books that will wrap up our storylines, and I already have a pitch for a [big-screen] movie ready to go."

"To be honest," Fuller tells me, "I’m really not feeling very boo-hoo about it. I am so proud of the show. We put together 22 really good episodes, and there is a lot to be proud of. I’m sure I’ll be working with a lot of these people again, and I would love to do so."

Meanwhile, ABC seems to have high hopes for British import "Life on Mars", which moves to Wednesday’s at 10pm after "Lost" on January 28th and received an order for an additional four hours bringing its year-one total to 17 episodes/hours. Check out a Q&A with executive producer Josh Appelbaum at SCI FI Wire.

Tim Kring Talks Heroes
Speaking at the Creative Screenwriting’s 2008 Screenwriting Expo last weekend, "Heroes" creator Tim Kring revealed that he saw an opportunity at NBC with the show because the network did not have a serialized program on their lineup:

He joked that quickly he wondered, "What was I thinking?" noting that a serialized show is "an absolute bear to do." Kring said he’s also finding, "It’s a very flawed way of telling stories on network television right now, because of the advent of the DVR and online streaming. The engine that drove [serialized TV] was you had to be in front of the TV [when it aired]. Now you can watch it when you want, where you want, how you want to watch it, and almost all of those ways are superior to watching it on air. So [watching it] on air is related to the saps and the dips**s who can’t figure out how to watch it in a superior way."

Kring admits that no final ending for "Heroes" has been conceived, noting that his original idea was "more of an anthological vibe to it, where you regenerate characters.":

Kring explained he had thought they could almost completely replace the characters each season, remarking, "I was primarily fascinated by the origin story. Once the original story is over, and the character has no more questions about what’s happening or existential drama, then the questions become just about plot, and then it becomes harder for me personally to connect to."

However, Kring continued that, "The problem is you run into a whole series of issues, where show and business run into each other. The network falls in love with characters, the audience falls in love with characters, the press falls in love with characters. And it’s contractually hard to get people onboard for a brief period." As a result, Kring said, "You find yourself writing for characters you thought would be gone."

Kring also said that he is "very interested in a more standalone version of Heroes. I think the show needs to move towards that in order to survive. I think the serialized format is very challenging on network television."  Head on over to IGN to read the complete two-page report and check out another report of the event courtesy Comic Book Resources.

New Lost Promo Features Easter Egg
ABC has released a new music video/trailer for "Lost" featuring The Fray’s "You Found Me".  The video features footage mostly from last season, but does have some footage from the upcoming season.  The bigger news though, is the two flashes that occur at 1:35 and 2:25, respectively.  The flashes point to a tie-in company called Ajira Airways, which can be visited at AjiraAirways.com.  Watch it below.  "Lost" returns on January 21, 2009 with a two-hour premiere from 9-11pm and is preceded by a clip show from 8-9pm.  Watch another "Lost" video down the page.

TV IMAGES

Chuck (more here)

Dollhouse (more here)

Fringe (more here)

Heroes (more here)

 

Lost

Pushing Daisies (more here)

TV VIDEOS

Battlestar Galactica (another here)

Chuck

Dollhouse

Heroes (more here and here)

Lost

Smallville

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (another here)

Wolverine and the X-Men

TV BITES

  • Michael Ausiello of EW is reporting that The CW will be keeping its Thursday night lineup intact next season, which means we’ll be getting a ninth season of "Smallville" and a fifth season of "Supernatural". [EW]
  • It looks like the re-tooling of "Knight Rider" may involve a return of original star David Hasselhoff, that according to the producers of Sony’s 2009 release ‘Anaconda 4’, which stars Hasselhoff: "The plan for the next season of KNIGHT RIDER, says he, is for David Hasselhoff to be a regular on the show. He’d be teamed with his on-screen son Mike Tracer (Justin Bruening) to solve weekly adventures in the hopes that that boosts ratings. I wish them luck ;) resurrect Devon I say!" [AICN]
  • The BBC has opened a new section on their website dedicated to the creation of "Doctor Who" [BBC]
  • And speaking of "Doctor Who", did British actor Phillip Rhys just confirm that Paterson Joseph will indeed be the new Doctor?  Watch for yourself (via io9):

MISC NEWS

MISC IMAGES

Batman ("Batman #681" Article about the comic at USA Today)

Star Trek (PVP Comic Strip)

Watchmen: The End is Nigh (More at Tiscali Games via /Film)

MISC BITES

  • A Kotaku article on the upcoming "Ghostbusters" videogame reveals that among the various promotions Sony has planned for the movie’s 25th anniversary in 2009–comic books, toys, t-shirts and prop replicas–is "a theme park attraction".  They also mention that the Ecto-1 from the first film has been fully restored with plans for special appearances throughout the US. [via UGO Movie Blog]
  • Comic-book legend Stan Lee was one of the recipients of the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence, the White House announced on Monday. [SCI FI Wire]
  • Check out Warner Bros.’ For Your Consideration advertisements for "The Dark Knight" to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (Sources: Variety via /Film and BOF):

     

SCI-FI RATINGS

Top 10 SF&F Broadcast Shows  

HH Rating

1) Eleventh Hour

7.5

2) Ghost Whisperer

6.1

3) Life on Mars

5.5

4) Heroes

4.9

5) Eli Stone

4.5

6) Pushing Daisies

4.1

7) Chuck 4.0
8) Fringe 3.7
9) My Own Worst Enemy 3.4

10) Smallville

2.7

10/27/2008 to
11/02/2008
– Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

Top 10 SF&F Syndicated Shows  

HH Rating

1) Lost

0.9

2) Star Trek

0.8

3) Stargate Atlantis

0.6

4) The Dead Zone

0.5

10/27/2008 to
11/02/2008
– Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

Top 10 SCI FI CHANNEL Shows  

HH Rating

1) Ghost Hunters

2.0

2) Ghost Hunters Live

1.7

3) Beowulf

1.3

4) ECW

1.2

5) Freddy vs. Jason

1.0

6) Scare Tactics

0.9

7) The Stand, Part Four

0.8

8) Grendel

0.8

9) Dinotopia, Part Three

0.8

10) Fire and Ice

0.7

10/27/2008 to
11/02/2008
– Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

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How does Smallville wrap up the overall story arc?

Stargate Universe sounds good

“Comic-book legend Stan Lee was one of the recipients of the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence, the White House announced on Monday.”

You go Stan! I don’t know why Stan Lee hasn’t been honored with the Kennedy Center awards. They usually have so many greats lined up each year and then there’s one you go…”eh”. He’s certainly an American treasure.

And I look whole heartedly towards Sandy Collara’s movie. I think that guy should be given a big movie.

I think Life on Mars is going to be in trouble in the not too distant future. They’ve yet to do a fully original episode (episode 3 was close to fully original but elements of it were lifted from episode 5 of the first series of the UK version) and the latest episode was almost entirely lifted from episode 8 of the original series. Warning, spoilers for this past week’s episode ahead. On its own, that’s not really a problem, it’s not good, but it’s not the problem I see. The problem I see is that the latest episode completely eliminates the possibility that Sam Tyler has in fact travelled back to 1973. Sam prevented his four-year-old self from witnessing the events that would lead to the visions he originally sees after he is hit by the car (i.e. the woods, and the woman in the red dress). He can’t have those memories if four-year-old Sam doesn’t witness those events. So time-travel is no longer a viable explanation (really it never is, he’s either mad or in a coma). I really can’t figure out why they adapted that episode so soon. That should have been the season 1 finale at the very earliest. Instead, its actually earlier (episode 7) in the US version. It’s really weird when you consider the fact that the US producers were talking about dragging out the storyline and that they had more potential explanations for Sam’s situation. And now I’m positive they’re going to begin… Read more »

Good news on Knight Rider keeps getting better. Im really glad they are trying to fix the show before its to late.

Wow those “moon” pictures when you click the link are great , i love how they gave it a real 70s sci fi look , all the sets remind me of 2001 and Alien .

Yeah, “Moon” looks very interesting. Nice retro design. Kubrick would be proud. Perhaps we can get at least two great sci-fi flicks next year (including Star Trek, of course). Does anyone know the release date for “Moon?” Hopefully it will not fly under the radar much longer.

Thanks once again for all the scoops! Some great stuff in store for us!

Also, nice trick with the “invisible” ink there! Way to go! :)

Moon looks good. Are those Ron Cobb designs?

the section about the Xmen first class is wrong, the comic featured Cyclops Iceman Beast Angel and Marvel girl (Jean Grey), the original Xmen, hence the name: first class.

I think it would make more sense to say that the script that is being written will feature Shadowcat, Colossus, Rogue, Angel, and jubilee as they were all introduced as rookie xmen at some level in the second two films.

personally i think that making a movie about these characters and and calling it first class would just be an even bigger slap in the face to fans of XMen comics as a whole than the third movie was. and thats saying something.

cyclops is the essential and original Xman despite movie goers love of wolverine and you cant just go killing him off without even so much as a death scene just to go focus on wolverine some more.

at least i still got Star Trek.

Nice round-up once again.

I’m especially looking forward to a certain Movie that will seek out strange new worlds and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before….

Yes, that’s right – AVATAR!!

It seems to involve a very bio-diverse planet with LOTS of various creatures on it. Yay for that!

There is some interesting stuff (and a few potential spoilers) linked next to those ‘production art’ pics…. It seems they are being removed from most places, but are supposedly NOT the final look of certain characters. They certainly are in the ballpark, in that that particular race are going to be very tall, slim and blue, with tails. But these pics are more a concept for the costumes for these ‘primatives’, than a finished creature design.

Oh, and someone has mentioned a 12 minute FIRST PERSON sequence in this…. This thing could be amazing :)

To clarify – Yes, most camera ‘point-of-view’ shots are a form of ‘first person’, but this will be giving the look and feel of ‘peripheral vision’, and actually seeing certain events, as if through the eyes of a (probably blinking) character in the Movie!

Capt Mike from the Terran Empire

I think the Race to Witch Mountion will be fantastic. The rock will Always does a great job and the story looks great. Termanator as much as i love the Show probly wont get to the third season. SmallVille is a great show and I hope we get another season and see Clark become Superman.

Sam Witwer is a funny guy and a good actor. The writers for Smallville really got their act together for this season. For once, I don’t have to call watching the show a “guilty pleasure”, as it’s actually quality television.

Oh and BTW, I thought “Prey” meant production on the movie “Prey” based on the video game… That game would make a GREAT movie. Might even be good enough to break the curse of the bad video game movie trend.

I love that Star Trek comic! Yes, everyone’s thinking it.

I’m not sure what Moon is going to be about, but I was reminded of Sean Connery in Outland. If you’ve never seen it, I’d recommend it.

Sorry to see Daisies go, I like the “Tim Burton meets Dr. Seuss” vibe it has.

quick! someone get that blue chick a sammich!

that corridor in that MOON poster looks awfully familiar…

cant wait to see that one…

astro boy rules, when is somone gonna put ‘battle angel alita’ on the big screen?

these reports rule…

#14 Sean, I just don’t buy bringing Doomsday in when Clark in STILL not Superman. Cange the name of the show from Smallville to Metropolis already, most of the show is spent there anyway. Have Clark become Superman already, this has dragged on long enough.

Sorry, I hit my keys too fast, I meant to spell Change, not Cange.

X-Men: First Class, the comics, focused on the original X-Men team — Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Jean Grey, and Iceman. They did not involve Rogue, Colossus, Jubilee, or Shadowcat. The movie, however, will reportedly focus on those latter characters, which doesn’t make sense at all, since in the movie universe the first class of X-Men included Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, and Beast. I think the movie will either receive a name change or will become a prequel to the three X-films showing how Prof. X formed the X-Men. That would certainly make for a more interesting movie, anyway.

The stills from “Moon” look great. However, I’d like to see a film that takes place on a planet (or moon) within our solar system portraying realistic FX of lower-than-earth gravity. (Beyond the ubiquitous slow-mo shots of actors bouncing around “outside” the confines of their ship/habitat.) Even 2001 missed the mark on this. Imagine what pouring a glass of water would look like in a shirtsleeve environment. Understandably, budget restrictions prevent this sort of realism, but I’m way past being amused by earth-normal gravity that magically exists “indoors,” – unless a semi-believable plot device is used. There was a made for TV movie a long time ago, that depicted “near future,” lunar colonists from Earth, wearing ankle weights while inside the habitat modules, to prevent injury and muscle atrophy. This handy excuse allowed the actors to move “normally” without insulting the intelligence of anyone with a passing familiarity of lunar exploration. According to plan, in a few years we’ll be seeing NASA astronauts reminding everyone that lunar gravity is 1/6 that of the Earth’s… Everywhere on the moon.

ROBOT CHICKEN STAR WARS RUUUUUUUUUUULES!!!

As usual, Ghost Hunters and ECW are on the top of the list of “Top Sci-fi Channel Shows”. -_-

Raiders of the Lost ART??

#25 – That was the “making of” show… ;-P

So they cancel Pushing Daisies (nominated for 10 emmy awards, mind you) and Eli Stone, put TSCC & Dollhouse on a surefire path to cancellation on Fridays, and yet bother with retooling Knight Rider (surely the stupidest show anyone ever could have thought of bringing back – hell, clips from that abomination are fodder for The Soup now) when it has already failed and doesn’t even get the viewership that the canceled shows do. I will say this – at least NBC gives its shows a chance. If Heroes or 30 Rock were on any other network it would have been axed by now.

Though I hear Chuck is on the way out too, so maybe I’m giving NBC too much credit. I’m tempted to just cancel my TV service. Why bother getting invested in these shows when they don’t even give them a chance and cut them off right when they get interesting? It’s pathetic. Take a dose of common sense guys – genre shows will ALWAYS have a limited appeal. Pushing Daisies was never going to be Grey’s Anatomy (though at the rate that turd is sinking, it may be off soon, too).

Robotech! YES!!

Newtype311, Charles Trotter

I misread part of the Variety article. Looking back at it now, they’re saying that the comic will likely draw elements from the comic. Then they went on to suggest who some of the characters could be and listed those characters.

Thanks for pointing it out. I should have caught that.

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I think more entertaining than Outlander was Saturn 3 or 5 or some number, with Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett, and a creepy weirded out Harvey Keitel (when is he not creepy in a role?) As I recall the movie stunk but Farrah’s got a great nude scene in it.

And again,….instead of the dancer/choreographer they usually have, whom I’m sure is deserving, but generally no one’s ever heard of, let’s get Stan Lee a medal and a trip to the White House for a Kennedy Center award.

I’m suprised none of the BSG fans have even noticed this yet, but the preview BSG video gets to 2 seconds then stops. I clicked to go the link, and it does the same there. The video is thus broken. Please provide a new one, I wanna see what’s gonna happen next!

There’s a longer BSG commercial at AICN. This was just a minute ad. These last 10 BSG episodes will be awesome. Lost and BSG come on next month!

@ 28:

Robotech — NO! Macross or bust! ;)

Every time I read Sci-Fi Saturday, it warms my heart to see that after more than 40 years Star Trek TOS is still doing quite well in the ratings as a syndicated show — even better than more recent sf offerings. Wow! It’s kind of unbelievable.

why do you have x-men: first class characters listed as rogue, angel, colossus, jubilee and shadowcat? the characters are cyclops, jean grey, iceman, angel, and beast since you’re referring to the comic. unless you’re referring to ultimate x-men where the x-men are younger as well or you’re referring to the characters of the movie being written.

Can somebody email me answering this question I have? My email address is antaunhughes@yahoo.com . I want to know if the x-men first class is going to be made into a movie. If so, WHEN and WHO will direct it?

Thank you.

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