Slice of SciFi #114: Interview with Tanya Huff on “Blood Ties”

Blood Ties on Lifetime

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Movie Talk: Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and director Matthew Vaughn have brought the the beautifully told fantasy Stardust to the big screen. This star-studded cast, the film’s grand themes and imaginative-sparking elements will make you fall in love all over again with the fairytale genre.

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TV Talk: Get a sneak of what to expect from Season Four of Stargate: Atlantis when it returns to SciFi Channel this fall.

Interview: This week, we talk with Canadian fantasy author Tanya Huff about “Blood Ties”, the successful television adaptation of her series of novels, originally published between 1992-96. She’s been involved with the show’s production, and is a credited screenwriter for one of the episodes.

The series is currently on hiatus from Lifetime TV in the US, with the channel planning on rerunning the first 12 episodes in August, leading up to the airing of the remainder of the first season beginning in September. This one fast became a “Slice of SciFi” favorite, so you’ll definitely hear from us when the show returns to the air!

Future Talk: First up, we have news about a remake of the 80s cheese horror flick Prom Night, followed by updates on the amazing adaptation of The Golden Compass based on the first book of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, and due out in theaters December 2007.

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  1. fred says

    Cool interview, I may have to give the show a second look when the air the episodes back to back.

  2. Beowulfie says

    In reference to comics to film. I grew up with Fantastic 4 and loved it and still have boxes of old comics. When they first announced the first movie and I saw the cast I wasn’t too happy. I have to admit I haven’t seen the movie. Now with the second movie it moves into even more areas I’m very fond of. I loved Galactus (did they show him in the movie since Silver Surfer was his onetime herald?)and especially loved the later story line where Johnny’s girlfriend winds up taking over the herald job.
    From what I saw, the only thing I’ve really go a problem with is the casting of Alba as Susan. She isn’t anything like the Susan from the comic.
    Also, does Reed have his gray side stripes?