- James Doohan’s ashes made it into space, but have landed in a remote New Mexico mountain range
- Sales and rentals of DVD and DVR downloads are on track to easily surpass $279 million, but transition and growth paths are as yet unknown
- The Phraselator P2 from VoxTec is a state-of-the-art translator reminiscent of Hoshi’s bulky-looking universal translator from the Star Trek: Enterprise series, and has been given some high tech storage and memory power to improve performance
The sequel to Russian director Timur Bekmambetov’s well received and highly imaginative “Night Watch” will be coming to theaters on June 1st. Bekmambetov goes all-out in “Day Watch,” the second of the movies based on the novels of Sergei Lukyanenko. The third and final film in the series is “Dusk Watch,” which will be tackled next by the creative director.
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Interview: Eisner Award nominated artists Phil and Kaja Foglio are guests on this week’s “Slice of SciFi”, giving us a run down on Girl Genius, a madcap, mad science romantic adventure comic with airships, and other projects they’re working on.
Director/Producers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are joining forces, along with DreamWorks Animation to direct and produce three back-to-back feature films based on Georges Remi’s Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin, according to Variety. The films will be made using full digital 3-D and WETA Digital’s performance capture technology.
The Tintin series is composed of 23 stories with Spielberg and Jackson selecting 3 for filming. The books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide between 1929 and today, with the last copy written in 1976.
Tintin chronicles the adventures of a junior reporter who will follow stories to the ends of the Earth, even though he often finds his own life in jeopardy. He is assisted by his dog Snowy, the lunatic Captain Haddock, a muddled scientist named Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins.
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