Scifi Diner Podcast Ep. 13 – Wolverine, Fringe, Star Trek News; Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Finale Discussed

April 17th, 2009 by Scott

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott & Miles

Welcome to the Diner.  We want your feedback: how are we doing, what can we do differently, what would you like to see? We what to know! Also the ACC feeds of out podcast are enhanced, which means there are chapters.  So if we’re talking about a show you’re not interested in, you can skip ahead.

Trivia: Answers: What class of ship was the Tantive IV, Bail Organa’s ship from Episode 3 and Princess Leia’s ship from Episode 4?

The correct answer was Corellian Corvette. Jim Reese was the only person to answer the question correctly.

Tivia  Question for this week:

In the Sarah Connor Chronicles, what is the terminator Cameron’s last name?

Trivia: •    Also if you can repeat Guido’s lines to Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope, please call in!

News from the Bar Tender:

  • Terminator Salvation has a confirmed PG-13 rating.
  • Report: Wolverine leak doesn’t hurt, might be helping
  • Starlog ceases print publication; will remain on Web Starlog, one of the longest-running print magazines devoted to the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy, has ceased publication after 33 years.
  • Underworld’s Michael Sheen becomes a vampire in New Moon Michael Sheen, who played a werewolf in the Underworld movies, will switch teams to play a vampire in New Moon, the sequel to Twilight, the U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail reported.
  • Faran Tahir breaks barriers as a new starship captain in Star Trek (played terrorist leader in Iron Man. Faran Tahir, a Pakistani-American actor, has the distinction of playing Captain Robau, the first Federation starship captain of Middle Eastern (well, South Asian) ethnicity to play a major role, in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek, and he told SCI FI Wire the honor isn’t lost on him.  In this, Tahir is the latest in a long line of ethnic actors who have taken on color-blind roles in Trek, which has had a tradition going back to the original series and creator Gene Roddenberry of imagining a future where every person lives up to his or her fullest potential, regardless of race or ethnicity. (Possible spoilers ahead!)
  • Updated: Dollhouse producer Tim Minear explains about the 13 episodes. Fox announced that it will air the season finale of Joss Whedon’s Fox sci-fi series Dollhouse at 9 p.m. ET/PT on May 8, the 12th episode, titled “Omega.” Which is raising questions among fans about the status of a supposed 13th episode, titled “Epitaph One.” Tim Minear, consulting producer of Dollhouse, clarifies that the season finale of Fox’s Dollhouse was always intended to be “Omega,” the 12th of the original episodes ordered (not counting the original pilot, which was scrapped and cannibalized for parts). “Epitaph One,” meanwhile, was a standalone episode that was never intended to be part of the original 13, but rather was created to fulfill the DVD deal for 13 episodes once the pilot was no longer usable. Here’s how Minear explains it on Whedonesque: “Okay. So maybe I can help clarify this somewhat. Because we scrapped the original pilot—and in fact cannibalized some of its parts for other eps—we really ended up with 12 episodes. But the studio makes DVD and other deals based on the original 13 number. So we created a stand-alone kind of coda episode. Which is the mythical new episode 13. The network had already paid for 13 episodes, and this included the one they agreed to let us scrap for parts. It does not include the one we made to bring the number back up to 13 for the studio side and its obligations. We always knew it would be for the DVD for sure, but we also think Fox should air it because it’s awesome.”
  • Writers confirm a Spider-Man Venom spinoff is in the works. Sony is officially moving forward with its Spider-Man spinoff movie focusing on Venom and has hired Zombieland writing team Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to pen the script, the writers told a group of reporters.
  • Fringe: Leonard Nimoy to guest-star, and you’ll never guess his role.
  • Talking about Star Wars Fan Films Funny: These saber-rattling underwear babes will make you forget Trek perfume. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVV9q4rESPg

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