Slice of SciFi #154: Interview with Nichelle Nichols and J. Neil Schulman

nichelle_nichols.jpgj_-neil-schulman.jpgIn the News:

  • Ron Moore, exec. prod. of “Battlestar Galactica,” and past showrunner for such Trek shows and films as “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager,” and movies “Generations” and “First Contact,” has visited the set of the new Star Trek feature film and states that the four decade long franchise is in the right hands with J.J. Abrams at the helm.
  • Electronic Arts and Starz Media have joined forces to create an animated prequel film to launch its scifi video game “Dead Space.”
  • We have the short list for this year’s Hugo Awards, celebrating the best and brightest in science fiction as voted by members of the World Science Fiction Convention.

Movie Talk:

  • As anticipation continues to build for the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones movie series to hit theaters in May of this year, co-writer and producer George Lucas seems to be trying to temper some of the expectations of fans.
  • Fans of “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki will be happy to know that the young actor is finalizing negotiations to star in a remake of the famous Friday the 13th franchise.

Special Segment: Carl and Di from He and She Said has a scathing movie review of Roland Emmerich’s “10,000 BC. If you were planning to see this one, perhaps you better hear out Carl and Di first before slapping your money down.

TV Talk: “Battlestar Galactica” exec. prod. David Eick has some final news about Bionic Woman, as well as some information about an all new television series he will be adapting from a popular P.D. James novel “Children of Men.”

Interview: We are so pleased to be able to talk with the legendary star of stage, television and big screen, the Grand Dame of Scifi, Nichelle Nichols. Joining Nichelle is director J. Neil Schulman. The two worked together on the film “Lady Magdelene’s,” the new suspense/comedy film that is part scifi and part contemporary that has Nichelle starring as a modern day Madam of a Nevada brothel who, with a disgraced IRS agent is hot on the trail of a possible terrorist. We had such a great time talking with Nichelle and Neil that we just kept it going right into our Future Talk segment so that part of the show won’t be featured in this week’s edition. We know you will truly enjoy this fun conversation with one of entertainment’s greatest ladies to ever grace the profession.

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  1. says

    Please forgive any delay in downloading time for this episode. We are back to some time lag issues but are working on the problem.

  2. fred says

    The spice, she flows. After several timeouts ze file is mine. There is only one thing left to do now, put ze hands on ze hips and laugh!

  3. Mathew says

    I just got the episode a week late, but it’s downloading now.

    I have say the review for 10,000 BC was really unfair. I don’t think anyone went to it thinking it would be the next Lord of the Rings or anything. It was just a fun action flick. rating it 1 out of 10 is ludicrus. If you don’t like it, that’s fair, but surely there are worse movies out there. Even the complaints made by the reviewers were a bit silly. Yes, 3 athletic men on foot CAN keep up with men on horseback cross country. The men on horses were dragging slaves on chains! They didn’t travel across the world, the hunters started on the top of a mountain range, where it was snowy, and as they traveled down the climate changed. Yes, they actually met a man who spoke 3 languages and translated for them! That’s more realistic than them having everyone speak the same language in all the tribes.