Slice of SciFi #52: Interview with Manny Coto (“Enterprise”, “24”)

News Bytes:

  • Robert Downey Jr makes his directorial debut with The New Math
  • Paul Giamatti and Vince Vaughn vehicle “Fred Claus” forced to rename pic
  • Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: Engineered Organs

Movie Talk:

  • King Kong DVD hits $100 million mark in first week of sales
  • Hugh Jackman keeping busy with scifi films despite turning down 007 role

Slice of Trivia

TV Talk:

  • Battlestar Galactica wins SciFi Channel’s first Peabody Award
  • Michael Ironside project Ice Planet to air on SciFi UK in addition to Canada

Interview: Manny Coto, co-executive producer of 24 and Enterprise and executive producer of Odyssey 5, takes time out of his busy schedule for a chat with Michael and Evo. (image courtesy

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?

  • Film project Skinwalkers takes new look at werewolf bloodlines
  • Live action Underdog pic currently filming for 2007 release

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. We’ve got plenty of voicemail from fans to listen and respond to, but you’ll hear that in a fresh, separate show.


  1. Walter says


    How can you say that the James Bond franchise is dead when the last film has made more money than any other previous Bond film? Doesn’t a dead franchise usually make, you know, less money? Just curious.


  2. Michael Mennenga says

    Yeah, I knew someone would jump me for that, but just because it made money does not mean it is doing well.

    Case in point, Mission Impossible.

    I just feel that Bond worked because of the age we lived in at the time. The cold war is over, and I don’t want to see another terrorist Bond movie. (Or 3rd world bad guy or drug lord… Yikes)

    Sorry, just a personal thing.

  3. Andrea says

    That interview with Manny was awesome- my trekkie geekness was all aflutter.

    And I agree with you Mike about Bond. Its over- it was a cold war series. Sean Connery was and is the only Bond and everything after is pushing it too far.

  4. Jen says

    Just wanted to note that Underdog’s girlfriend was named Polly Purebred. You were close, but not quite!

    Love your show! Keep up the great work.

  5. TallGirl says

    Nice interview with Manny Coto. I, too, was a fan of Star Trek from the get-go with TOS.
    My friends and I would gather during lunchtime and we’d talk about the previous episode and we’d argue over what was better, Man from U.N.C.L.E. or Star Trek.
    One thing I’d like to add though, if I remember correctly, Lost In Space was the kiddie show. The Invaders–starring Roy Thinnes–was for older viewers. I LOVED that show.