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Jun 13

Scifi Diner Podcast Ep. 19 – Terminator Salvation & Wolverine Reviews; News on Stargate Universe, BSG, Sanctuary & More

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott & Miles

Welcome to the Science Fiction Diner. We want your feedback: how are we doing, what can we do differently, what would you like to hear? 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.

Show News:

Trivia Question for this next week/Giveaway:

For our trivia question this week:

In the Firefly series, what was the name of Jane’s gun?   Winner will get a chance to own a copy of Daniel J. Bohanick’s book Parapsyko.

Call (206) 600-4824, e-mail zogpod@gmail.com, or contact Scott and Miles on Twitter with your answers!

Last week’s trivia winner:

Question: Ever heard of a little thing called a Taser?  It is an acronym for what?

Answer: Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle

Winner: Joe Carter

He won a copy of the Star Trek Movie Novelization by Alan Dean Foster

SciFi News:

Briefs:

Regular News:

  • Virtuality: Apart from Virtuality being Ronald D. Moore’s first sci-fi outing since Battlestar Galactica, the major buzz surrounding the show has been directed at Fox.  First off, the story goes that Fox didn’t like what they originally saw and wanted it changed.  Secondly, and this is the biggie, that Fox will be airing the pilot in a death-slot for television because they have no intention of turning it into a series.  Although Virtuality is written by Ronald D. Moore the teleplay comes via Michael Taylor.  Taylor’s writing credits include various episodes of Battlestar Galactica, Dead Zone, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He’s also a co-executive producer on Caprica.
  • What Richard Hatch thinks a proposed Battlestar movie can learn from Star Trek Richard Hatch—who played Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and Tom Zarek in SCI FI’s re-imagining—told Moviehole that he’s watching the recently proposed feature film closely, though he’s not involved, and has ideas as to how to reboot the franchise.”I think they saw the success Paramount had with their Star Trek reboot,” Hatch told the site. “But unlike Paramount, who seems to know the Star Trek audience, I don’t think Universal ever quite got Battlestar. I just hope they hire the right people and make a good movie.”Universal Pictures quietly entered into negotiations with Battlestar creator Glen A. Larson to produce a big-screen version of the property he created, which would be unrelated to the recently concluded SCI FI series headed by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, according to The Hollywood Reporter in February.The film would reportedly preserve the premise—a ragtag fleet of human survivors runs from the murderous Cylons while seeking a new home on the mythical planet called Earth—as well as the characters of Adama, Starbuck and Baltar, but insiders told the trade paper that the movie will otherwise be a complete re-imagining of both series.Hatch told Moviehole that he believes Universal “should go further back, like Star Trek” in terms of the setting for the film. With Trek, Hatch said, it “was still the characters we love, but they went back 20 … 30 … years to when they were just kids. But with Battlestar, they’re just going to go back to the same timeframe we saw in the series and recast those roles. I don’t think Star Trek would’ve been successful if they had recast the Star Trek characters at the same age as they were in the previous films. By going back, it gave that film a window so fans could expect a change of cast.”Hatch added: “I don’t know what they’re going to do, but I love Battlestar, and I think there are so many more wonderful stories to tell. And as much as I think the original series deserves the big treatment, I think the new series deserves a series of movies as well.”
  • Live action Movie The Jetsons: Robert Rodriguez told MTV.com that his proposed live-action Jetsons movie may go before cameras next year. “I’ve been developing [The Jetsons] for a while,” Rodriguez told the site, adding that he’s hoping to start shooting “next year.” While the director did confirm that the film would be live-action, he was predictably mum about other details. Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) wrote an early draft of the script, but it has since been reworked. “We’re writing the script right now,” Rodriguez said.
  • Confirmed: Comedy Central orders new Futurama episodes! As rumored on Collider.com, Futurama will return to TV on Comedy Central six years after being axed by Fox, Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reported. A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirmed the pickup to Ausiello, who reported that the cable network has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s animated series, to begin airing in 2010.
  • Stargate Universe Sneak Peak

On The Main Menu:

Land of Lost

Terminator Salvation

Wolverine

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