Scifi Diner Podcast Ep. 9 – SyFy? Really? More Star Wars Live Action News; Shore-Leave 31 is Coming. Plus Trivia!
March 21st, 2009 by Scott
Dining at the End of the Universe Podcast.
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Tonight’s Diners: Don, Miles, Scott
Who is the first person in Star Wars: A New Hope to say the line “I have a bad feeling about this”?
In the Empire Strikes Back, who played the Chief Ugnut?
Also if you can repeat Guido’s lines to Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope, please call in!
If know the answer to any of the following trivia question e-mail the answer to us or call them into the show and we’ll read and play them on the air!
News: Shore Leave 31 – July 10-12, 2009 – A fan con in Maryland you don’t wanna miss. Many notables will be there, a few of which are Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex from Stargate: Atlantis), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan also from Stargate: Atlantis), and Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth from the Fringe).
SciFi changing to “SYFY: Imagine Greater.” We think there might be a few screws loose at the SciFi Channel.
Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG1 are releasing more DVD movie. We will get a sneak peak at SGU (Stargate Universe) during SciFi (or should I say SyFy) Channel’s Stargate: Ark of Truth premiere on March 27th and Stargate: Continuum on April 3. Robert Carlyle, star of the upcoming SCI FI Channel original series Stargate Universe, told SCI FI Wire that the show will be more character-driven and feature fewer aliens than its Stargate predecessors.
MacGyver pulling a movie together out of household items. New Line is developing a movie based on the hit TV series MacGyver, which turned Richard Dean Anderson into a star. We wonder if he will play the role?
Ron D. Moore, the producer of the acclaimed Battlestar Galactica, is filming the Thing Prequel
A 2011 release date was given for Transformers 3, a big whoops by the studio. Michael Bay has said he will do three, but not before 2012.
Timecop actor Ron Silver dies at age 62.
Marvel delays release of Thor, Captain America, and Avengers.
Fringe – John Nobles says next six episodes are the best!
Star Wars Live Action News: New Zealand actor Jay Laga’aia is talking to George Lucas about a role in a live-action Star Wars television series next year, the New Zealand-based newspaper The Dominion Post reported. Lucas had previously cast Laga’aia as Captain Gregar Typho, Amidala’s head of security, in Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. It’s unclear if he’s in talks to reprise the role or to play a different one.
The series will reportedly follow the Rebel Alliance as it slowly gains strength against the the evil Empire. The newspaper also reported that the show is a basic cable TV series and that it will feature stormtroopers, but not Jedi knights or Darth Vader. Lucas is currently casting for the series.
The fact that Laga’aia may be cast suggests that Lucas is considering shooting the show somewhere in Australia or New Zealand. Lucas shot parts of Episode II and III at Fox Studios in Sydney. (SciFi Wire)
Darth Vader is dying. David Prowse, the original actor behind Darth Vader, is suffering from cancer. He is known for creating Darth Vader visually as we know him.
Our SciFi TV Show Round-Table:
We discuss recent episodes of the Dollhouse, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Kings, Smallville, Heroes, Kyle XY, Life on Mars, and “Daybreak Part 1″, the first part of the Battlestar Galactica finale.