Slice of SciFi #159: Skepticality’s Derek & Swoopy

In the News:

  • Warner Bros. is playing around with the idea of purchasing out-right the British video gaming giant Sci Entertainment in order to enhance the move studio’s presence in the gaming arena and to open itself up to more game-to-film products as well.
  • The new Star Trek movie set seems to be the happening place to be if you’re a big name in the biz. We’ll tell you who has been dropping by.
  • Nathan Fillion is currently negotiating to star as the lead for ABC’s new fall show “Castle.”
  • DVD Review: The new Stargate SG-1 DVD movie “Ark of Truth” gets it layers pulled back in this review.

    Movie Talk:

  • Before “Iron Man” even opened it had the most important ingredient necessary to ensure a highly successful opening day — ANTICIPATION! — Plus, Summer gives her mini-review of the film after catching a pre-screening this week in Arizona.
  • This year May is a huge month for new genre film releases including “Iron Man,” “Speed Racer,” “Caspian” and “Indy 4,” but we’re going to talk about a couple of lesser entries — “Frontier(s)” and Uwe Boll’s promising new flick titled “Postal.”
  • Slice of Trivia: Kurt from St. George is in the studio this week for our trivia segment.

    TV Talk: We ended up running long so we had to cut the TV segment a bit, but not before being able to tell you about the very funny and highly imaginative CBS geek-gasmic sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory.”

    Interview: Derek Colanduno & Swoopy from Skepticality talk about this year’s Dragon*Con, which is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. Dragon*Con 2008 will be held Labor Day weekend (August 29 – September 1, 2008) in Atlanta, GA.

    Future Talk:

  • Academy Award winning actor James Cromwell (“Deep Impact,” “Star Trek: First Contact”) is set to star in another disaster movie about an impact on a planetary surface, this one, titled “Impact,” is being done strictly for TV and possibly DVD.
  • Karl Urban (“Doom,” “Pathfinder”), who is starring as Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy for the new JJ Abrams Star Trek movie has signed on to star in a $25 million live-action 3-D film called “Relentless.”
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    1. MARIA says

      IRON MAN!!! I loved it. It was so much fun. Summer you are dead on about Robert Downey Jr. I’ve always loved him and knew he’d do amazingly, but this was great (and what was really surprising….he was HHHOOTTT!!). What did you say about Hulk and Tony Stark? I feel I’m missing something potentially wonderful. Please let me in on the loop!

    2. says

      I WANNA GO TO DRAGONCON! Now more than ever. grrrr. Wish I could afford the $1000 dollar plane ticket from Germany. Oh well.


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