- Scientists have uncovered the remains of a tiny woman that dates to around 18,000 years ago
- Rachel McAdams leading the pack to replace Katie Holmes as ADA Rachel Dawes in the Batman Begins sequel
- Both Q and Moneypenny may remain missing in next Bond film
- There may be even more Hannibal Lecter stories after Hannibal Rising
- Fans looking forward to Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider, opening Feb 16
Two new pilots are generating some buzz: NBC’s “Journeyman”, a story told on an epic scale about a man who has the ability to travel back and forth through time fixing the troubled lives of people who have made some really bad choices; and CBS’s “Babylon Fields”, a sardonic, apocalyptic dramedy (comedic drama) is about the dead resurrecting and trying to fit into the normal stream of society and everyday life with their families and loved ones.
Interview: Michael, Summer and Brian talk with “Charlie Jade” co-creator and executive producer Robert Wertheimer, and we delve a little into the best scifi show not airing on American television. We know why this show didn’t get to American television, but we don’t have to like it… why do network programming departments continue to sell the audience as a whole short? The percentage of viewers who enjoy and crave smart, complicated shows can’t be too small to be ignored… not forever.
Robert tells us all about the pacing and moodiness of “Charlie Jade”, and how sometimes commercial interruptions disrupt the mood and flow of the show’s story, the decision to shoot the series in HD, and more. We need more shows like this on our television channels.
Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
- Brendan Fraser set to star in Inkheart, a story that centers around a girl and her father, named Mo, who live with a book-loving reclusive Aunt Elinor (Helen Mirren). Mo has the unique gift of being able to bring the characters from any book to life whenever he reads the story aloud. It is during one of these LIVE readings that a villain and his band of rogues are brought to life and kidnap Mo. His daughter and some of her real and imagined friends must attempt a rescue of her father. Inkheart is the first book in a trilogy penned by Cornelia Funke
- Bob Hoskins has joined Rhona Mitra in Doomsday. Mitra stars as Major Eden Sinclair, who heads up a team of scientists, doctors, police and military out to stop a deadly plague known as the “Reaper Virus.” The virus broke out in 2007, killing hundreds of thousands in its wake. In desperation, the British Government evacuated as many survivors as it could out of the infected area, and then built a wall, preventing the remainder from escaping. Thirty years later, with the wall still up and the victims all but forgottenâ€¦ the virus breaks out again. The Government decides to send a crack team of operatives, led by Major Sinclair, into the hot zone to investigate the possibility of a cure.
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