Slice of SciFi #54: Interview with BSG Writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle

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L to R: Grace Park, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, and Tricia Helfer
Photo courtesy of iFMagazine.com
News Bytes:

  • Peter Segal tapped to direct new Shazam! movie
  • Director Jay Russell has his cast for The Waterhorse
  • Comcast and Sony join forces to create on-demand channel dedicated to the horror/thriller genre

Movie Talk:

  • Edward Norton’s The Illusionist release date set for Aug 18, 2006
  • Snoop Dog invited to present a horror spoof at Cannes

TV Talk:

  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is looking for a successor, and the search may become a reality show contest
  • The Initiation of Sarah being remade for ABC Family’s “13 Days of Halloween” movie marathon

Interview: Bradley Thompson and David Weddle chat about their stories for SciFi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica, including the nomination of “Act of Contrition/You Can’t Go Home Again” for a Nebula Award (to be awarded May 5-7 in Tempe AZ).

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?

  • If you want more SURFACE, sign the petition and send your emails on May 1
  • Anthony Hopkins has written and will star in and direct Slipstream
  • Renee Zellwegger starring in Case 39 and The Eye

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. (Our Voicemail Number: 206-339-TREK). We’ve got plenty of voicemail from fans to listen and respond to, but you’ll hear that in a fresh, separate show.

Comments

  1. Idol sucks :)

    whatever country you are in, Australia, UK or USA all versions of IDOL suck.. hell while I am at it.. 99% of all reality TV sucks… so I am with you MIKE… IDOL is total TRASH!

  2. Cool show. Good interview. Yeah, it’s a real toss up of who I would want to win.

    I watched Mammoth and thought it good because it was campy without being too silly, and loaded with geek references. And Summer Glau is that damn cute. I’ll be getting the dvd.

    Of course tv execs did manage to piss me off because they canned the very cool show Heist, which had the very hot Marika Domincyzk.

  3. The Eye (Renee Zellweger vechicle) is based on a feature length movie “Gin gwai” which was really good, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the short that Mike and Evo spoke of.

    once again, Hollywood’s got no new ideas.

  4. (is it just my incompetence, or do you not archive the voicemail shows for Slice? ’cause, yes, I’m behind on my listening)

    Just a note–yes, C.S. Lewis & JFK died on the same day and so did Aldous Huxley. Also, it’s more than a story–he was an atheist, who became a deist and then a Christian, as chronicled in his autobiography Surprised by Joy. And Tolkien (a Catholic) may have had some influence, as well as some of the other members of the writing group of which they were a part: the Inklings. Speaking of Inklings members, if you are a fantasy fan, you might try broadening your palate with Charles Williams’ novels–Tim Powers identifies Williams as an influence on his work. (okay, I’ll stop the six degrees of separation now)

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