On This Week’s Show: Interview with Tracy Hickman
- Children of Men wins University of Southern California’s Scripter Award
- Nintendo’s Wii outsells Sony Playstation 3 in 2006
- Director Rob Cohen is after Universal to go ahead with Mummy 3
Disney’s Primeval, a story of a giant man-eating crocodile in the wilds of Africa, doesn’t quite stand up to the prime monster movie entertainment of its inspiration, Jaws. Despite a strong cast, the writing leaves much to be desired.
Sam recommends waiting for video on this one.
- ABC throws a bone to “Day Break” fans, and makes all the episodes available for viewing from their website as of the end of February
- Amanda Tapping’s Colonel Carter will be appearing on 14 “Stargate: Atlantis” episodes
- Charlie Jade is a “Blade Runner” styled weekly series that has already aired one full season of 21 episodes and can regularly be seen in Canada, Africa, Australia, Japan, Korea and throughout Europe. Why isn’t this smart show airing in the USA yet?
Interview: Michael, Summer and Michael Stackpole talk with Tracy Hickman about the progress of The DragonLance Chronicles: The Dragons of Autumn Twilight animated feature that’s currently in production.
Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
- LOST co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof has decided that 100 is the magical number that will conclude the stay of our stranded inhabitants of that mysterious island full of the Others, destructive electromagnetic energy and ghostly, but living ominuous black smoke.
100 episodes will take the show to its fifth and final season, (the show is currently in the middle of season 3 which will continue next month).
- Billy Bob Thornton will star in a new family adventure SF flick called “The Astronaut Farmer,” opening on February 23.
The story centers around a dismissed former astronaut of the old NASA space program named Charles Farmer. His removal from NASA doesn’t curb his dream of sky-rocketing into space so he builds his own rocket.
On the eve of his monumental launch he is faced with foreclosure of his ranch, having spent everything on his dream, both the FAA and the FBI want to shut down his launch in the name of Homeland Security, and the local disbelieving townfolk taunt him endlessly.
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