Slice of SciFi #43: Interview with Wil Wheaton

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News Bytes:

  • Fred sends a Happy Accidents DVD to Summer
  • V for Vendetta scheduled for theatrical and IMAX release on March 17, 2006
  • Harrison Ford fit and ready to tackle Indiana Jones 4
  • Next NASA Moon Mission coming sooner than expected (early 2017)

Movie Talk: Indie vampire flick Moonshine debuts at Sundance

Trivia Contest: Doug sends us another set, and we’re either getting worse or better.

TV Talk: David Self gets greenlight from FOX to shoot a pilot for Beyond, a series about NASA jumpstarting the space race in order to prevent a worldwide crisis threatening humanity.

Interview: Wil Wheaton chats with Michael and Evo about poker, alternative delivery methods for media, why Joss Whedon is our master now, and more.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?

  • Guillermo del Toro’s fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth has been acquired by Picturehouse, and scheduled for October 2006
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not teams Tim Burton up with Jim Carrey. Hang on to your hats!

Slice of SciFi Top Ten Winners! Here are the results, as voted by you, the Slice of SciFi listeners!
Horror/Supernatural Top 10: #1: The Sixth Sense, Jaws, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Psycho (original version), The Exorcist, Army of Darkness, Silence of the Lambs, Nosferatu (1922 version), Halloween, Evil Dead 2

Fantasy/Fable Top 10: #1: Return of the King, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Princess Bride, The Dark Crystal, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Highlander, Brazil, Big Trouble in Little China, Edward Scissorhands

Science Fiction Top 10: #1: Blade Runner, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Alien, (tie) Aliens and Serenity, The Matrix, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Terminator, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  1. Tim Morris says

    Just listening to Slice 43 and the discussion about NASA’s (i.e. the Government’s) lame return to the moon progarm. You should try and get Jerry Pournelle on to talk about his X-prize ideas for encouraging private enterprise to take us back to the moon Real Damn Soon.

  2. says

    Great Show.

    Evo- The audiobook thing the guy was talking about was making a custom playlist for each book. So you choose Playlist “Lord of the Rings” or whatever to listen to that one book.

  3. says

    Kids, I have to tell you that this show (#043) is probably the best damn show we have done yet. You all were on the top of your game, and Summer, even though you are recuperating from the flu, you were fabulous. The Wil Wheaton interview was spot-on.

    You guys made me very proud today and you know that as your producer I always listen to our show with a very critical ear…but this one, goes down in the record books as one of our finest ever.

    Kudos and Congrats to you all and to our great behind the scenes team that help put it all together.


  4. says

    Guys, yet another smashing show. I will admit that Summer is one of the reasons I download, but ya know what? She’s a heck of a smart-ass either with or without that voice that sends geeks like me into paroxysms.

    Rock on.

  5. Shane Hannafey says

    I have to agree with a lot of the things on the Top 10 lists!! The only 2 movies that I really love that were omitted were on the Supernatural list – Dawn of the Dead (none of the Romero films made it!!) and on Scifi – The Road Warrior. Glad to see 5th Element at least got an honorable mention. As Summer mentioned, the film is VERY GOOD!! One of my favorite scifi films, and it would have definitely made my list. And for the record, I agree with Joe on 2001 as well! Boring Film!!!

  6. Joe Palmer says

    The only reason NASA is pushing forward the
    time for a return to the moon is because
    they are afraid they will have to get
    landing clearance if they wait until 2018,