Slice of SciFi #70: Interview with Samuel L. Jackson

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  • Hellboy 2 has been dropped by Revolution Studios, but picked up by Universal Pictures
  • Sam Raimi acquired the rights to Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series
  • WETA Digital tapped to work on Cameron’s “Avatar” project

Ben Affleck will portray George Reeves in “Hollywoodland”, a film about the mystery surrounding the death of the actor who defined Superman in the 1950s TV series, which was ruled a suicide at the time. The movie will follow some of the people who didn’t believe that Reeves killed himself.

Doug’s Slice of Trivia

TV Talk:
The Bravo Cable Network has acquired the rights for “Life on Mars”, the eight-part BBC series about a 21st Century detective who is transported back to 1973 after a bizzare traffic accident.

Interview: Michael catches a candid Samuel L. Jackson as he talks about Snakes on a Plane and Hollywood at a Comic-Con roundtable.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Studios are making some major shifts in their 2007-2008 releasing schedule of SF and related genre movies and we have them for you on today’s show.

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.


  1. says

    ***Ben Affleck will portray George Reeves in “Hollywoodland�, a film about the mystery surrounding the death of the actor who defined Superman in the 1950s TV series, which was ruled a suicide at the time.***

    I really hope someone is making a joke here…

    If not let’s explore who killed “Hogan’s Heros” Bob Crane, then let’s look at Bobby Fuller of Rock & Roll Fame, umm The Bobby Fuller Four… Lot’s of them and enough to make a years worth of a Show on Sci-Fi…

    Would be interesting to say the least…

  2. says

    They did do a movie about the life of Bob Crane which starred Greg Kinnear. The movie was called “Auto Focus,” co-starred Wilem DaFoe and Tom Hank’s wife Rita Wilson. It was pretty good too.

  3. Jason says

    Just to clarify because I’m too lazy to call the voicemail (and I’m sure you’ll get plenty about this anyway) the “Underminer” scene at the end of the Incredibles was actually a reference to the Mole Man villian from the Fantastic Four, not to the Superman movie. At least, that’s my opinion.

  4. says

    Though SoaP will be the block-buster hit of the summer and M&E have almost single-handedly built the bandwagon for the flick, I’m still curious why this is on Slice of SciFi. It doesn’t seem like Science Fiction to me.

    Oh, well. Kudos for a great interview!!!

  5. tllgrrl says

    Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction…why get picky?
    It’s all good.
    Unless it sucks.
    ; )

  6. Alvie says

    The most bestest part of Mr. L. Jackson’s interview was hearing certain folks absolutely suck up to him. Oh good stuff!

    Not saying YOU did Mike. YOU did just fine

  7. John says

    “I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered.”


    Come on you must have heard of The Prisoner.

    Oh well, in case you haven’t the first 3 episodes are on there way courtesy of Amazon. Hope you enjoy.

  8. says

    “Life on Mars” is GREAT, I am watching it on BBC America and enjoy it tremendously. Some language trouble sometimes, as it plays in Manchester, but that’s minor. It is funny and pretty dark at times. I petition for not Americanizing it:-)

    Yeah, I can only agree with Joe, “Hex” was also great but I am afraid that it is way too hot for US audiences. Do I have to mention lesbians and corsets? I’ll be in my bunk!

    You guys totally forgot to mention that “Doctor Who” Series 2 returns to SciFi in September! Ok, you have already seen it on your weekly “private flights” but many of us have not. Yeah, it’s in the news section, nevertheless mentioning it on the show would not have hurt. Sci-fi dig and even Galactica Actual mentioned it.

  9. Michael in Nashville says

    A friend saw a screening of the movie with Afflack as Reeves and said he’s good in the role…

  10. tllgrrl says

    “Samuel L Jackson Kicks Asp…[SoaP]…finds and maintains that delicate balance between the genuinely thrilling and the flat-out ridiculous.” –

    : )

  11. says

    We have mentioned that Doctor Who Season Two will be premiering on SCI FI this fall on the website on at least two occassions. Not everything goes on the show, but just about everything that is anything in the way of genre news does makes its way to our website.