Slice of SciFi #69: Interview with Jules Sylvester, Snake Wrangler

News Bytes:

  • If you want an 11th season of Stargate SG-1, SciFi Channel wants you to watch season 10 live, with commercials
  • Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese signed to do voices for Igor
  • Tobey Maguire says Spidey 3 might not be the last one


  • Do you want to see Scott Sigler’s “Ancestor” on SciFi Channel? Send in your emails and letters and let them know. Visit Scott’s website and send that feedback to SciFi Channel
  • Some of the season’s best movies are coming out of Bollywood and the Far East: South Korea’s monster movie “The Host”; India’s superhero film “Krrish”; Japan’s “Tales” smashed box office records set by “Da Vinci Code,” and other features “Umizaru 2: Test of Trust,” “Keroro,” and Donnie Yen’s “Dragon Tiger Gate”

Doug’s Slice of Trivia

TV Talk:
in ABC’s “Day Break” this fall, Taye Diggs will be portraying a Los Angeles police detective who is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. In each episode, he gets to relieve the day over and over again, trying to collect the evidence he needs to prove his innocence.

Interview: Jules Sylvester, snake wrangler for Snakes on a Plane was at a Comic-Con panel, and Mike recorded the roundtable discussion. Enjoy the snake talk!

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Sony Pictures has greenlit Hotel Transylvania, and animated flick about Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and the Wolfman coming out of retirement to see what the 21st Century is like without them.

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: I guess we totally missed the obvious joke here… oh, wait… that’s the other show…

Movies: 4400 – Series 2 | A-Team TOS – Series 1 | Army of Darkness | Batman Begins | BSG 1.0 | BSG 2.0 | BSG 2.5 | Dead Zone – Series 1 | Dr. Who – Doctor 10 – Series 1 | Firefly – Box Set | Godzilla TOM | Groundhog Day | Hong Kong Fooey | Hulk TOS – Series 1 | The Incredibles | Over the Hedge | Soylent Green | Spiderman | Spiderman 2 | Star Wars EP1 | Stargate SG-1 Series 8 | Tru Calling – Series 1 | Young Frankenstein – Eegor… Eyegor…


  1. ComputerKing says

    Well, Alright! I like the new intro! Especially Summer saying “Ninja, Please!” I wonder who started that…. Oh! It was Me!

    Excuse me while I pat myself on the back.

    No, I’m not quite that conceited. I like the intro, though.

  2. Xander (from London) says

    When you spoke about ‘Daybreak’ you forgot to mention the show also features Firefly’s the man they call Jayne – Adam Baldwin.

  3. says

    Just heard you folks talking about Stargate SGI and SciFi channel wanting people to watch live. Watching this weekend, via TiVo, I heard them talking about a deal they were doing where if you are watching the show live, you can take advantage of something they are doing on SciFi’s website.

    I didn’t hear the full blurb, I wasn’t paying all that much attention because I thought it was some stupid promotion. However, if they are using this to gage the viewership of their show live, then they are in for to get a rude awakening.

    Friday night is a very special night for just about everyone on the planet. Younger folks go out on dates, older married folks go out for dinner and a movie. I can’t imagine that there are tons of people sitting around their TV’s on Friday nights.

    Mike, Evo, I fully agree with you guys. I use TiVo, not so much to remove the commercials, but to watch the shows when I am ready. My household watches the shows we record at dinner time. We sit on the couch eating dinner and watch the few shows we record. I watch Stargate SG1 and Atlantis on the weekends while eating lunch.

    That said, if SciFi decided to cancel Stargate just because people are not watching the show live, then I guess 10 seasons is all the show will get. I am not changing my viewing habits just because SciFi wants their advertisers happy.

    I just hope that if SciFi isn’t willing to continue airing the show, that the show can move back to Showtime or HBO or one of the pay channels. I’ll gladly pay the monthly fee to watch those shows, “WHEN I WANT TO WATCH THEM”.

    Sorry for the length and I agree with ComputerKing, the new intro is way way better than the older one.

  4. says

    Is this new event during Stargate designed to be something similiar to G4’s Trek 2.0? If so, that could be interesting, though I don’t need to see it on screen. I’m not ADD enough to follow all the dialogue going on on-screen and the SpockMarket and the random trivia..but hey, it keeps Star Trek going and it gives us the un-edited eps on Saturdays, so I’m not complaining. Also it restores the eps from the butchered versions SciFi ran…..

    As for the whole watching it live–I add to this that I gave up watching them live when Galactica was on because the commericals for Galactica gave away too much. I had Galactica ruined two or three weeks in a row and went–I want to see Galactica unspoiled and gave up the live Stargate eps.

    I mean, no…I go out on really.

  5. says

    Just as an FYI, it’s rumored that the Delta 88 *was* in “The Quick and the Dead.” Sam Raimi had it disassembled and a wagon built from the chassis. I think Bruce Campbell mentions it in his autobiography.

  6. says

    I’m always a day late and a dollar short it seems. I digress right off the bat!

    About Ancestor and the SciFi channel – I’m going to be siding with it NOT going on the SciFi channel. The quality of the movies done by SciFi quite frankly are too campy for a story THIS GOOD!

    I’ve listened to the podcast of the book, loved every minute of it, it evoked such strong reactions in me that I had to skip over the part with the Lab and the Ancestors (I have a big dumb lab).

    I really think that this story deserves the big-screen treatment! Granted, not every movie out of hollywood is oscar material, but in order to really do justice to it it needs a bigger budget, better special effects, and top-notch direction and stars. Let’s just start pushing it towards some hollywood producer!


  1. […] OK kids, I just got back from watching Samuel L. Jackson’s “Snakes On A Plane.” There has been a ton of hype about this movie. Much of it coming from us here at Slice of SciFi. We even went so far as to have the actual snake wranger from the movie, Jules Sylvester, and one of the biggest names in show business, Samuel L. Jackson on our show as guests, allowing them to talk all they wanted about the film. Just let me tell you this, everything we said, everything we talked about, all the hype we and others have given for this project were absolutely right on. […]