Sci-Fi Sunday: Terminator, Forbidden Planet, Wonder Woman, BSG, Lost, Heroes + more

This week in genre movie new we start of with some clarifications and rumor control on upcoming Forbidden Planet, Terminator and Wonder Woman movies. There is much going on in TV news with dates set for returns of BSG and Lost, a big shakeup Heroes, and it looks like Dick Grayson is not coming to the small screen. All that plus new images and vids.



JMS Clears Up Forbidden Planet Remake/Continuation Confusion
There’s a report over at AICN claiming that J. Michael Straczynski’s remake of "Forbidden Planet" will be more a continuation than a remake.  However, it appears they got their details mixed up because JMS is saying that the report is wrong:

That report is totally incorrect. It’s not going to be retro, and it’s not going to be a continuation. When Altair 4 blows up, it blows up. I have, however, found a way to honor [sic] the original movie without in any way besmirching it in order to do this iteration. Once folks find out what we’re actually going to do, I think they’ll be most pleased. Forbidden Planet remains one of my favorite films of all time, and I wouldn’t even think about doing this project if I didn’t think there was a way to do it that would not in any way diminish the original…which is why this is the the first development in years to actually get to the script stage. Everybody involved is very excited by the approach.

James Cameron Comments on Terminator Salvation
director James Cameron wrote in to AICN to offer his thoughts and clarify some past remarks about McG’s "Terminator Salvation":

There’s been some discussion at AICN and elsewhere of me rescinding my so-called blessing of T4 and that’s not the case. The truth is there never was a blessing to rescind, and there’s been some kind of misunderstanding between me and McG, perfectly innocent I believe. He asked me in a phone call when I was shooting in New Zealand earlier this year if I would be a supporter and creative participant in the new film. I said sure, send me the script and I’ll give you my thoughts. And I warned him that free advice is usually worth what you pay for it. For whatever reason I never got the script and to date I haven’t seen a foot of film other than what everybody’s seen in the trailer, which is not enough to form an opinion. So I have zero basis for supporting or dissing the film. As I said in an interview, for all I know it could be a masterpiece or it could be a big steaming pile. I think all people heard was the steaming pile part and concluded I was against the film, which I’m not.

Cameron says he’s basing his current optimistic feelings about the film solely on what Sam Worthington (who stars in both "Avatar" and "Terminator Salvation") has told him:

He’s [Worthington] nobody’s fool when it comes to material, and has absolutely the lowest bullshit quotient of anyone I know, and he has repeatedly told me that he reckons the film is going to be good. I know him to be very critical (in a healthy way) of his own work, and an actor who always aspires to excellence, so I know he wouldn’t praise the film if he didn’t feel it.

Obviously I can’t give my blessing (whatever that means anyway ) to the film completely blind. But I’m predisposed to be supportive based on Sam’s involvement and his judgment, because I believe in him. So there you have it. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that it’s not a steaming pile.

Beyonce as Wonder Woman?
Singer/Actress Beyonce tells the LA Times that she wants to be Wonder Woman: "I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?".  Beyonce has even met with representatives of DC Comics and Warner Bros. about the role:

"After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, ‘OK, I need to be a superhero,’" Beyoncé told me this week when I met her for an interview in a suite atop the Rivington Hotel in New York. "Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there’s also an action element that I would enjoy."

"I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume. The way that Lynda Carter wore it, she was sooo fine. She was amazing. I saw her costume at the Met. Her waist was unbelievable. It was pretty crazy, actually, her proportions. But I love Wonder Woman and it’d be a dream come true to be that character. It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To make everybody tell the truth? I need that. It would come in very handy."

Looks like that poster of Megan Fox as Wonder Woman over at is a fake.

Ratner to Direct Conan Reboot
Brett Ratner has made his decision and he will be directing the planned 2010 reboot of "Conan" from Lionsgate.  The director is in final negotiations to take on the picture.  The script was written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, based on Robert E. Howard’s original 1930’s character.  THR reports that the writers are making some final touches to the script and incorporating some of Ratner’s ideas.  The R-rated $85 million project will tell the origin story of Conan and plans are for the film to be the first of many, according to producer Avi Lerner:

"The story opens on the battlefield where Conan is born and tells the origin story that sets the stage for what will be the first of multiple films," Lerner said. "This is a coup for Millennium Films and proves that our choice of projects and material is attracting much higher-profile directors and actors."

Second Watchmen Trailer to be Attached to Quantum of Solace
The second trailer for Zack Snyder’s "Watchmen" will be attached to next Friday’s "Quantum of Solace".  Snyder also revealed that a third trailer for the film will follow early in 2009.  From Dark Horizons:

The second however is on its way, attached to "Quantum of Solace" in theaters next Friday. Snyder says "I just saw the final version of it this morning… it’s a little bit more story, a teeny bit more like a full trailer. This is much more like ‘someone’s picking off costume heroes’. You’ll get a sense of the characters plight you know, ‘we were supposed to make the world a better place… what happened to the American Dream’." Some elements have had to be changed for the trailer, most notably Dr. Manhattan’s exposed genitals have had to be ‘defocused’ to be granted approval by the MPAA. He also confirms a third trailer will hit early in the new year.

For more, including what Snyder has to say about the test screening ending, click here.


The Day the Earth Stood Still (more here)


G.I. Joe

The Spirit



The Day the Earth Stood Still (another here)

Fanboys [HD Version]

Monsters vs. Aliens (another here)


Watchmen Exclusive: Girls Kick Ass


  • 20th Century Fox may be looking into another remake of "Planet of the Apes".  The new version will not be a sequel to the Tim Burton film, nor a remake of the original but instead a remake of "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes".  The script is written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and the film will be set in modern times, telling the story of Caesar, the first intelligent talking ape. [CHUD]
  • Although it was never in doubt, 20th Century Fox and IMAX Corp. have officially announced that James Cameron’s "Avatar" will be released in IMAX 3D simultaneously with the film’s conventional release on December 18, 2009. [via]
  • Speaking of IMAX, ‘Pirates 4’ executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer says he would "love to" do the film in IMAX: “Absolutely, I’d love to do it. Lets just see if we can work it through the production schedule with everything else.”  The movie is being targeted for a 2012 release. []
  • The official "Watchmen" website has been updated with new profile information for The Comedian/Edward Morgan Blake (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Information pages for other characters will be released in the coming days. [Warner Bros.]
  • 20th Century Fox has launched "Gort Lives", a section of its "The Day the Earth Stood Still" website.  While at the site, users can submit their own interpretation of what Gort should look like. [20th Century Fox]
  • Universal Studios has emerged as the winner of a bidding war for EA’s yet-to-be-announced videogame based on the 14th century Dante Alighieri poem "Inferno". [Variety]
  • Josh Brolin, who is rumored to play the title role in the film adaptation of the comic "Jonah Hex", told a group of reporters that he still hasn’t made a decision about taking on the role: "I think Jonah Hex is a really, really interesting story," Brolin said. "I think it would be risky also, which I like. I don’t know. I don’t know if it’s the thing to do." [via SCI FI Wire]
  • Turns out principal photography on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" wasn’t wrapped last week after all because two days after that announcement, a crew was filming additional scenes aboard the USS John C. Stennis.  Check out some photos and a set report over at Transformers Movie Blog.
  • John Boorman is attached to direct a $25 million computer-animated adaptation of the L. Frank Baum novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".  The film is slated for a summer 2010 release. Check out some concept art from Boorman below. [Variety and AICN]


  • Reiko Aylesworth ("24") is in negotiations for a recurring role on "Lost".  The actress will be in at least four episodes of the ABC series playing Amy, a smart and successful professional woman with a love for the outdoors who is looking for the right man. [THR]
  • Jack Black will has been signed by 20th Century Fox for the studios big-screen adaptation of "Gulliver’s Travels".  Black will take on the title role. [Variety]


Battlestar Galactica Special and Webisodes Dated
Ahead of the premiere of its final season on January 16, 2009, SCI FI will air a half-hour special titled "BSG: Essential Elements" on Sunday, January 11 . The network also announced the debut of a new batch of "Battlestar Galactica" webisodes, however they won’t be premiering online.  Instead the episodes will air during SCI FI’s January 15, 2009 presentation of the film "Pitch Black".  I guess we can’t really call them webisodes then huh?

The Middlemen Close to Cancellation?
Kevin Sorbo, who guest starred on "The Middleman", told io9 that he thinks the show is close to cancellation: "I have no idea what is going to happen to that show, but I am hearing rumors it will be canceled."  In turn, io9 contacted Javier Grillo-Marxuach who writes and produces for the show:

I don’t think ABC Family is ready to throw in the towel just yet. They love, and — more importantly — own The Middleman. But I think it’s fair to say that they aren’t going to order any new episodes in the immediate future. Right now, we are all focused on closing a deal for a DVD set that will please the fans with a lot of bonus material, bring new viewers to the show, and secure the show’s legacy and longevity. As was the case with shows like Firefly, and Family Guy, the sales of the DVD will truly be the barometer for the future of The Middleman.

Lost Return Set for January
ABC has announced a Wednesday, January 21, 2009 return for the fifth season of "Lost".  According to THR, the two-hour premiere will be preceded by a one-hour clip show at 8pm, followed by the two-hour premiere from 9-11pm ET.  Due to the strike-shortened season last year, 17 episodes will air this season instead of 16. Last season the show aired on Thursday nights following "Grey’s Anatomy" and premiered later in the season. 

Producers Loeb and Alexander Out at Heroes; Bryan Fuller Returning?
"Pushing Daisies"
co-creator Bryan Fuller may be returning to "Heroes", where he served as a consulting producer and writer for the first half of the show’s first season. The rumor (which has now been confirmed by Fuller himself) comes on the heels of the news that two of the show’s top producers, Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander, have been let go. According to Variety, Loeb and Alexander were let go from the show over creative differences with NBC and pressure to cut the show’s budget which has passed $4 million per episode.  Fuller says that he is open to returning to the show, but only if ABC does not pick up "Pushing Daisies":

"I am exclusive to Daisies through the delivery of the 13th episode of our 13-episode order, which will be mid-January," says Fuller. "If Daisies isn’t picked up by then, I will definitely be going back to play with my friends at Heroes." 

Fuller was responsible for several of the show’s more popular episodes, including "Company Men", which is widely referred to as the series’ best single hour.

Warner Bros. Scraps The Graysons
The CW and Warner Bros. have been forced to scrap their plans for "The Graysons".  The series, which was to follow the life and story of Dick Grayson before he became Batman’s sidekick Robin, was given a pilot commitment, but WB Pictures president Jeff Robinev changed his mind in recent days.  According to Variety,  Robinov wants Warner Bros. to "rethink its DC Comics strategy" and as a result didn’t want to do anything big with a DC franchise at the moment:

"The studio has opted not to go forward with the development of ‘The Graysons’ at this time as the concept doesn’t fit the current strategy for the Batman franchise," the studio said in a statement. "Warner Bros. Television is currently working on several replacement options for the CW."

Although the decision rested solely on Robinov, "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan was never consulted on the TV show decision and was uncomfortable with having a TV show related to the Batman franchise on the air. 

Dollhouse to Air on Fridays Along with Terminator + Fringe Stays on Tuesdays
Originally expected to premiere in January, Fox has pushed back the debut of Joss Whedon’s new series "Dollhouse".  As if that wasn’t bad enough, the show will be moving into the time slot of death; Friday night at 9pm.  Airing out of the struggling second-year series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" also doesn’t bode well for the show’s future.  And finally, production issues remain a concern, as the LA Times is reporting that the production on the show’s seventh episode may have to be delayed due to issues with the script. I guess that Save Dollhouse Campaign  wasn’t so premature after all…  Meanwhile, Fox remains committed to "Fringe", which has performed well in its post-"House" timeslot and will now be given an even stronger lead-in.  Starting on January 20, 2009, the show will get a big boost from "American Idol".

Warehouse 13 Writers Announced
The staff of the upcoming SCI FI Channel series "Warehouse 13" has been filled out.  Executive producers Jack Kenny ("Book of Daniel") and David Simkins ("Blade", "The Dresden Files") will be joined by co-executive producer Dana Baratta, supervising producer Drew Greenberg ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"), co-producers Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia ("Jericho") and staff writers Bob Goodman ("Batman Beyond", "The New Batman/Superman Adventures"), Tamara Becher and Ben Raab and Deric Hughes.  SCI FI has ordered 11 episodes of the series, including the previously produced two-hour pilot, and production is slated to begin in February 2009 in Toronto for a July 2009 premiere.


Chuck (more here)

Fringe (more here)

Heroes (more here and here)

Sanctuary (more here)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (more here)


Chuck (another here)

Doctor Who


Heroes (another here)


Smallville (another here)


  • While no decision has been made yet, fans of ABC’s "Pushing Daisies" have set up a campaign to send bouquets of daisies to network executives to persuade them to keep the show on the air. [Save Pushing Daisies]
  • A&E is developing a paranormal-themed drama from producer Jed Mercurio.  The procedural, titled "Signs & Wonders" follows a psychiatrist who runs the cognitive sciences research department at a prestigious university and leads a team of grad students in solving suspicious medical cases. [Variety]
  • Fox TV Studios is teaming with Canada’s CTV, Germany’s ProSieben and the BBC for "Defying Gravity", a 13-episode adventure drama starring Ron Livingston.  From creator/executive producer James Parriott ("Grey’s Anatomy") and executive producer Michael Edelstein ("Desperate Housewives"), the series is set in the near future and revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who take on a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system. [THR]
  • The Monday after Super Bowl episode of NBC’s "Chuck" will feature several 3-D elements. [Comic Book Resources]


30 Rock (Liz Lemon–played by Tina Fey–avoiding jury duty)

Scorcher VI (spoof trailer from within "Tropic Thunder")


  • Props and costumes from the SCI FI Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" will be auctioned off on January 16-18, 2009 in California, with some of the proceeds to benefit the United Way. [BattlestarProps]
  • The first issue of the three-issue miniseries "Batman: Cacophoney" from Kevin Smith, hits stores on November 12th.  Here’s a first look (click here for more images):


  • Author Michael Crichton, who wrote several best-selling sci-fi novels including "Jurassic Park" and "The Andromeda Strain", passed away Tuesday "after a courageous and private battle against cancer".  He was 66. [CNN]


Top 10 SF&F Broadcast Shows  

HH Rating

1) Eleventh Hour


2) Ghost Whisperer


3) Fringe


4) Life on Mars


5) Heroes


6) Knight Rider


7) The Ex List 4.2
8) Pushing Daisies 4.1
9) Chuck 3.8

10) Smallville


10/13/2008 to 10/19/2008 – Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

Top 10 SF&F Syndicated Shows  

HH Rating

1) Lost


2) Stargate Atlantis


3) Star Trek


4) The Dead Zone


10/13/2008 to 10/19/2008 – Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

Top 10 SCI FI CHANNEL Shows  

HH Rating

1) Ghost Hunters


2) Sanctuary


3) Fire and Ice


4) Destination Truth


5) Stargate Atlantis


6) Dragon Wars


7) Monster Ark


8) ECW


9) Unearthed


10) Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath


10/13/2008 to
– Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

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Too bad the Megan fox photo is a fake. She’s a woman I could wonder about for quite awhile!

From the article: “I have, however, found a way to honor [sic] the original movie without in any way besmirching it in order to do this iteration”

Why does that sound familiar? Hmmmmmm? Where I have I heard that?

Forgive my typo: she is certainly a fox worthy of a capital “F” — unlike comedian Jeff.

a remake of “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes”


I dont think theres no need to do re another remake,, they should just carry it on and call it “Part 2”.

One of the things that made Planet of the Apes great,, was the screwed up story lines,the feeling of,,no matter what you do,,it will never work out,,,because its already happened before,,and will happen again.

( and dam,,I was hoping to see a part 2, and see what happens when a sea of Ape police arrest a Man from Space!)

5 – I agree. Roddy McDowall was always my favorite actor when I was a kid, because of the Apes movies. I was sad when he passed away in ’98, but I was glad that he didn’t live long enough to see the dreadful remakes of “Apes” and “The Poseidon Adventure.”

In any case, Burton’s remake doesn’t deserve any sequels. But a proposed remake of “Conquest” is pure monkey-shine.

Incidentally, Ricardo Montalban was great in “Escape from…” (best of the original sequels) and “Conquest of…” a decade before he reprised his role as Khan.

Lord, if you’re going to do a black Wonder Woman, why not pick a better actress? Beyonce couldn’t even upstage an American Idol runner up.

I can’t express how angry I will be if they cancel Pushing Daisies or Terminator. I swear, they never give these shows a chance.

OH NO!!!! My hopes were all up for a Megan Fox wonder woman!!!


I need to go to the bathroom XD

I agree Sean, Pushing Daisies is a fantastic and original show that is a rock in a raging sea of unoriginal CSI cop/lawyer shows.
I too will be pissed.

Conan, Wonder Woman, Planet of the Apes, Forbidden Planet, Day the Earth Stood Still, Terminator?
WTF is going on?
Can’t anybody come up with an idea anymore?
What are we going to do in 20 years?
Have remakes of the remakes?
Good God!
I’d heard this phrase before but I never saw how deeply it ran until now.
Creatlvely speaking, this is TRULY the “copy and paste” generation!

When I heard that Zak Snyder altered the ending of the Watchmen I decided not to go see it.

“The CW and Warner Bros. have been forced to scrap their plans for “The Graysons”.”

Whew! What a crap idea that was.

I’d love to see a remake of Conquest, but I would prefer that they somehow connect it to Burton’s version and not just abandon it.

As for Wonder Woman: No for Beyonce, YES for Megan Fox!
Hopefully, she’ll see that fake poster and decide that’s the role for her.

#10 Yeah, it’s amazing anyone bothers to do Shakespeare’s plays anymore! Why can’t anybody come up with an idea anymore! ;)

#3 I think we both read his Star Trek 2.0 treatment where he’d “honor” that original too. But… Forbidden Planet could definitely stand to be retold. If he takes the original as the “dramatized version produced on Earth” and a new version is a deeper presentation, that would be superb. Of course, “Requiem for Methuselah” already partially remade Forbidden Planet, if you consider the “what if Altaira was an android” idea…. Which means I imagine JMS will have Altaira be an android, and of course the Robot will be an android, too. And instead of the Krell, it will be the Minbari? Heh.

Of course, it is indeed ‘copy and paste’ as Spockboy notes. That’s why any new idea… even my own “Starry Sky” script gets nowhere.

Folks watch Chuck! Its a great show.


IMO the biggest worry about the new ST movie is the yet-another-remake-from-hollywood syndrome that could keep mainstream viewers from giving it a chance.

Thank goodness that “Grayson” show hit the floor without a net…….
There are so many better choices for Wonder Woman:

Tiffany Thiessen
Alyssa Milano
Charlize Theron
Heck, anybody with legs other than Byonce…..please!

Trek and Watchmen with Quantum of Solace?
Man, if I didn’t want to see that movie before, I sure as heck do now!

And I’m desperately hoping The Sarah Connor Chronicles hangs in there; the show’s been great.

Oh, and yeah, no Beyonce as Wonder Woman. Yeesh.

Megan Fox would be great as Wonder Woman. Or Lena Heady.

Beyonce Knowles is an amazing talent and a beautiful woman. I’m sure she’d make a fine Wonder Woman, assuming that movie ever actually gets made.

Oh Lord, Lord, Lord……

What next??

On a related subject, I just found out that the Kevin Costner turrrr…key, Waterworld is being released in an extended cut special edition DVD. An extended cut? Really? With bonus features and everything.
Was anyone out there able to sit through this at its original length?

I wish Monica Bellucci were 10 years younger. She’d be the perfect Wonder Woman. Perfect.

Well, she’d need blue contacts. But other than that … perrr fecto.

Scott B. out.

I’d like to see a good Conan movie someday …

But they give it to the guy who buried the X-Men franchise? Hmmmm.

Hmmm :(

Why would people want a pot smoking skank for Wonder Woman?

I’m not thrilled with Beyonce but she’s a far better choice than Fox, heck Katherine McPhee (The House Bunny) would be a better choice. Taller and can fill out the costume like Lynda Carter did.

Although I do agree that Megan Fox is stunning … she would make a horrible Wonder Woman … she is way too short to be an Amazonian Princess.

remake of Conquest?! –

i never really liked the whole origin of how the Apes took over as told in Escape/Conquest/Battle…

Much preferred the notion put forth at the end of the 1st and throughout ‘Beneath’ that nuclear war at some point had turned things upside down, upset the balance of nature so much so that in the aftermath of nuclear winter or whatever – radiation messing up genetics etc – apes became the dominant species hundreds or thousands of years later…

I prefer to think of the 1st apes movie as a stand alone classic (ok to include Beneath as an inferior but still good sequel)..a powerful Sci Fi movie about the potential dangers of Nuclear War…the rest were desperate clumsy storytelling in order to milk the franchaise until there was nothing left…they are as bad as the Matrix sequels..

As someone who grew up 40 miles from where Robert E Howard lived, and as a big fan of the Conan books, and someone who did not enjoy Ratner’s work on Xmen 3….I’m very down on this idea. Boo, hiss to this decision. Ratner reminds me of the kid who drew trucks on the back of his math folder in junior high but had no talent to render the image.

And I prefer Megan Fox.

“The story opens on the battlefield where Conan is born and tells the origin story that sets the stage for what will be the first of multiple films.”
So, we find out how he and Andy Richter first met and started a talk show?

What’s a reboot, what’s a reimagining, what’s a rehash… Hollywood makes me weep. I trust JMS, so I’ll go see Forbidden Planet, but PLEASE spare me the info-lite interviews.

Earth Stood Still looks more and more like a cgi trifle.

Doc Who looks to be going out with a bang. Doesn’t look like Billie Piper’s in the Christmas special. Wonder if her face collapsed from the weight of all the new collogen…

Nice round-up, Rosario.

Beyonce should stick to singing. Her acting leaves alot to be desired. I couldn’t even watch her in the Austin Powers movie. That’s why Jennifer Hudson was nominated for a Oscar in Dreamgirls and not her.

I could think of a dozen other actresses including Megan Fox who would be a better Wonder Woman, but I think it should be a relatively unknown picked for the part the same way Christpher Reeve or Brandon Routh were picked for Superman.

RIP Michael

yeah R.I.P Michael Crichton

“Fanboys” looks stupid….

….but the question is, is it bad-stupid or GREAT!-stupid.

I love JMS’ comment. I only wish JJ Abrams’ approach were this respectful towards the original!

I think Sarah Lancaster from “Chuck” would make a good Wonder Woman. She actually looks like Lynda Carter, in some respects. Put the two side-by-side. It’s uncanny.

The one requirement that should go with any superhero movie: is it a good story? After that, is the actor a good fit for the established known facts about the character? For example, David Boreanaz might be a better Guy Gardner than he would a Hal Jordan. Same thing for the Wonder Woman character. First, make sure the story rocks. THEN pick someone with acting chops who looks like the character.

I think the Wonder Woman project might be on continuous hold because no one knows how to do it right.

They just haven’t called me yet…

I don’t think we can get too high and mighty about a remake of Forbidden Planet which itself was a remake of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

#3 Stanky McFibberich

‘Forbidden Planet’ was always a favourite of mine in so many ways, and I must admit that when I read the early reports of a ‘retro-looking continuation’ project, that I was very much looking forward to that.

I’m sure disappointed to hear of the ACTUAL direction that seems to be being mooted now unfortunately….

‘Bouncy’ as Wonder Woman? No thanks, but Megan Fox sure looks the part if she gets it!

Interesting that ‘Batman’ franchise-restorer Chris Nolan didn’t seem to like the idea of a new related television show (the now cancelled ‘The Graysons’ idea) out there to ‘dilute’ the effect of his Movie work….

Dammit, why does my idiot cousin have to direct the Conan movie?!?!?

I hope “The Middleman” would come to Blu-Ray.

The new Cyberman head looks radical and quite cool; I’m getting bored with the design they’ve kept for the past few years!

I don’t like the idea of Megan Fox being Wonder Woman. I don’t know what it is about her but she just doesn’t do it for me.

I agree with #29, the part should go to a relative unknown. And I also agree with #34 that Sarah Lancaster might be a good choice.

We shall see!

I sure hope Leslie Nielsen gets to do at least a cameo in the new Forbidden Planet movie.

I’m trying to figure out how I can pitch my idea to Silver.

It would involve all of the Wonder Woman actresses – Lynda Carter, Cathy Lee Crosby, and the new girl (along with Debra Winger). Plus have some rock ’em, sock ’em action, plus show WW in the 1940s and the current era, plus show the origin, plus show …

Wait. I’m giving it away..

How’s this? Lynda Carter as Queen Hippolyte?


There’s something vaguely mannish about Megan Fox, to me. It prevents me from falling head-over-heels like most guys I know.

Dr. Manhattan’s exposed genitals??!!

Be very afraid.

I sure hope Leslie Nielsen gets to do at least a cameo in the new Forbidden Planet movie.

Sure. He’ll slip the new Robbie a whoopie cushion.

Something deeply generic and uninteresting about those little Oz CGI samples. Why is everyone but Pixar so damn lazy about animation today? I know, I know. Money. Still, it’s a shame.

“Looks like that poster of Megan Fox as Wonder Woman over at is a fake.”

Obvious Photoshop is obvious.

RIP Michael Crichton. :(

@42, sean: “There’s something vaguely mannish about Megan Fox”
She certainly looked “mannish” in those hip-hugging jeans and midriff-baring shirt, bending over Bumblebee’s engine. :P

Seriously, can we stop with all the remakes?

I’m not liking the auto-play on one of those videos. Please remove it or replace it with one that doesn’t auto play.

I know it’s an ironic comment to be making at a site devoted to STXI, but WHY must EVERYTHING be remade, rebooted, and revisited? Does society really have that short an attention span?

49 – No, it’s just that Hollywood rarely has the balls to attempt things truly new and different.