This show was recorded in front of a live studio audience at Balticon. Many thanks to all of the Balticon organizers for making this possible.
- “The Addams Family” will be hitting Broadway
- ABC offers on-demand viewing through Sprint’s cell network
- Viacom makes moves on markets in India and China
Movie Talk: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is already beginning to look like the must see flick for 2007. We explain why. Hollywood has finally decided to tackle a remake of a 60-year old classic fantasy driven comedy. Mike Myers looks like Samuel Goldwyn Jr.’s hand-picked candidate to try and fill the shoes of the late-great Danny Kaye for “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”.
We have an update to last week’s story concerning an ABC decision about its new fall entry “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”. The startup date and time for Fox’s “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” has been announced and a rumor about Glau’s Terminator performance. Fans of the “Masters of Horror” Showtime venue will be happy with the news we have about the anthology show. Ron Moore is not real optimistic about the future of his dream “Caprica”.
Interview: Devin Pike, the global coordinator of the Can’t Stop the Serenity charity screenings, is this week’s guest on this week’s “Slice of SciFi”. This event, now in its second year, serves as a fundraiser for Equality Now, an organization formed to address the gender disparity in the human rights movement, which sometimes tends to dismiss violations as being “cultural” or “private”… issues such as domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation, trafficking, and reproductive rights are not part of the agendas of other established human rights organizations.
Equality Now fights for those very important rights and seeks to see them addressed for the sake of all life. Through the mobilization of public pressure and growing public awareness from such programs as “Can’t Stop the Serenity,” Equality Now is able to raise the monies and attention needed to help thwart these terrible crimes against humanity.
“Can’t Stop the Serenity” is a worldwide charity event, and is fully supported by “Firefly” and “Serenity” creator Joss Whedon, and in his honor the screenings are scheduled every year around his birthday, June 23rd.
Our Slice of SciFi on-air team (Summer Brooks, Mike Mennenga, Brian Brown and Tim Adamec), will be supporting and helping the AZ Browncoats with the Tempe screening on June 21, and Summer and Brian will also be hosting the Tucson screening on June 23, so if you live in these viewing areas, come out and join us!
The brother directing and producing team of Allen and Albert Hughes have returned to making big screen features after a 6 year absence and hope to make another splash with three new films: A serial killer flick called “The Ice Man,” a big screen adaptation of David Carradine’s TV character from “Kung Fu,” and the most promising, a SF film called “Book of Eli,” which we take a closer look at in this segment of the show.
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