Slice of SciFi #67: Interview with Joel Gretsch (“The 4400″)

Joel GretschNews Bytes:

  • Eureka Giveaway Contest Winners: Michael Natale (1st), Bill Fuller (2nd) and Lora Friedenthal (3rd). Congrats Folks!
  • Xenon Pictures picks up Snoop Dogg’s urban fright anthology Hood of Horror
  • unproduced Harryhausen effects might be used in future projects
  • JJ Abrams’ Six Degrees to air in UK at the same time as US release

Walter Koenig will be unveiling the Star Trek: New Voyages episode “The Serve All My Days” at the Star Trek 40th Anniversary Gala on September 8, 2006 at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle.

TV Talk:
The “Eureka” that aired on SciFi Channel on July 18th, breaking a number of cable television records in the process, was nothing like the show’s original premise and direction.

Interview: Joel Gretsch, who portrays NTAC Special Agent Tom Baldwin on USA Network’s hit series The 4400, takes some time out of his day to tell us about landing a second high profile scifi role and the fun he’s having on the show, about being William Shatner’s son-in-law, and more.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Jeremy Bolt and Paul Anderson have yet another video game adaptation in the works, this time bringing us D.O.A: Dead or Alive. The fight scenes were choreographed under the close supervision of Corey Yuen, and the movie features Eric Roberts, Devon Aoki, Brian J. Wright and heartthrob Jamie Pressly. It’s set to hit theaters on August 25, 2006

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.

Movies: 4400 – Series 2 | Batman Begins | BSG 1.0 | BSG 2.0 | BSG 2.5 | Clash of the Titans | Jason of the Argonauts | Life on Mars | Lost – Series 1 | MST3K – Series 9 | Mysterious Island | The Simpsons – Series 1 | The Sinbad Collection (7th Voyage / Golden Voyage / Eye of the Tiger) | Tales from the Crypt – Series 1 | Twin Peaks – Series 1 | Tales from the Hood | The Triangle

Music: Please buy the music so we don’t get sued… why won’t the voice in my head STOP!!! Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi | Evolution – The Hits by Dead or Alive

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  1. Carrie says

    Wasn’t too enamoured with Eureka I’m finding it too predictible, and wish they would do much more with the premise. But the end of last night’s episode may have convinced me. If you saw it, it was the end scene in the sherriff’s new house and the house computer. I won’t give it away, but the computer is a mix of the computer from Star Trek, the Microsoft House, and HAL 9000. Pretty funny stuff.

  2. says

    One of the news items was about a video game being turned into a live action movie. This reminded me of a video I ran across today on Google:

    Queen + Zero Wing = Awesome!

  3. Michael Mennega says

    On Eureka:
    I was as surprised as everyone else. I thought they wraped it up last week. Goes to show that BSG is doing its job in making writers rethink the formula.
    Can’t wait for next week to see what happens next.

  4. says

    Not sure if I’m mentioning what Anna wrote above (can’t get to the video link from work), but a few weeks ago I saw video of someone who did a live Mario Bros. on-stage for a talent show of some sort. It was very funny, and I’m sure the video is out on the net somewhere.

  5. says

    The sherrif/us marshall actor is on the initial podcast of Eureka. He says other cast will get involved, I suppose it’s based on the success of Ron Moore’s BSG podcast, but it’s a fun listen.