Slice of SciFi #63: Interview with Ira Steven Behr on “The 4400″

Ira Steven Behr News Bytes:

  • The secret behind the “Bad Twin” novel in LOST is revealed
  • Netflix to begin online downloading of rentals
  • Apple negotiating more deals to make online feature films available for download via iTunes
  • Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: International Seed Banks

MovieTalk: Sarah Jessica Parker and Luke Wilson to star in horror/thriller Vacancy

Slice of Trivia

TV Talk: Bryce Zabel and J. Michael Straczynski pitched an idea about the reimagining of the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: Reboot the Universe, was set aside by Paramount, but because of the renewed interest in the franchise, Zabel has posted the treatment for the proposed series on his blog

Interview: Ira Steven Behr, executive producer for USA Network’s hit series The 4400, joins us for a chat about some of the changes and surprises in store for the 3rd season, and much more.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?

  • Dreamworks’ Valentine’s Day is a romantic time loop tale, a la Groundhog Day
  • Indy 4 now slated for Summer 2008 release

Podcasting News: We’re running the podcasting track at DragonCon, as well as running the Parsec Awards for Excellence in Podcasting. Check out DragonCon in 2006, and we hope you can make it!

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know.

Shopkeeper Data: Summer rocks… Summer rocks… bananananananaBa… Summer rocks… Summer rocks… Maybe it sounded better in my head.

Movies: 4400 – Series 1 | Army of Darkness | Blakes 7 – Series 1 | BSG 1.0 | BSG 2.0 | Dead Zone – Series 2 | Deep Impact | Futurama Volumes 1-4 | Lost – Series 2 | Princess Mononoke | Serenity | Star Trek TOM | Superman I | Superman II | Weird Science


  1. TallGirl says

    Another great podcast!
    Thanks so much for enhancing my work day. There are many times when after a new show, I go and listen to the older shows or one of the other podcasts affiliated with Slice of SciFi. Y’all rule.
    Anyway, regarding the Netflix plan to offer download rentals, I’m wondering if you’ll still be able to access DVD extras. Especially my favourite DVD features: Commentaries and “Making of…” documentaries.
    And regarding Superman Begins, I’m just wondering why they picked a 22 year old kid to play Lois Lane.
    Why is Hollywood so afraid of WOMEN?
    I’ll still see the movie, but…

  2. Alvie says

    Indy 4 is now officially slated for real this time we mean it no really we’re serious? Ill see it when I believe it.

  3. says

    I just read the proposal that was made for the “re-imagining” of the Star Trek universe, and all I can say think to ask is “Why wasn’t this done?” I understand that this came afterward, but look at the success of BSG, which pretty much did the same thing. You would have some die-hard fans that would rebel, but I think even most of those would eventually have come to like it.

  4. Brian from Winnipeg says

    Thank you for the Blake’s 7 trivia clip! I really had to *think* to remember that one (and yes, I did need the long version). It was actually a great moment in the series (when a major villain was being introduced). Do we need a British SF TV podcast? Would anyone other than me listen to it?

  5. says

    The “re-imagined” Star Trek is already underway … as a fan produced series on the web.

    The very well produced “New Voyages” picks up years 4 & 5 of the original Star Trek series. Original sets, original costumes, and new actors playing characters in the original series.

    Walter Koenig, George Takei, and DC Fontana are attached to the project … so it has a lot of ties back to the original.