Slice of SciFi #162: Bradley Thompson and David Weddle (“Battlestar Galactica”)

In the News:

  • George Lucas is ready and waiting with a new idea for a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones saga centering on Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) as the new title character.
  • Joss Whedon says that he’s nearly completed the script for the 40-minute online musical “Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day.
  • Designed to get slackers off the couch and moving those muscles, Nintendo launched its “Wii Fit” exercise game in the U.S. this week.
  • Movie Talk:

  • As promised on last week’s show, this segment of the program takes a look at the new big screen adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s story “Radio Free Albemuth,” his last published impassioned work that reveals a visionary alternate history of the United States.
  • The big green guy is back on the silver screen and his alter-ego, named Bruce Banner will be brought to life via CGI and the respected acting talent of Academy Award nominee Edward Norton. We take a look at the upcoming June 13th premiere of “The Incredible Hulk.”
  • Slice of Trivia: Kurt in St. George brings in a cybernetic theme to this week’s three trivia movie clips.

    TV Talk: We have exciting news about SF television and believe it or not, it comes from Fox. The network infamous for killing sci-fi programming before it ever gets a chance to build an audience will be doing something right with J.J. Abrams’ “Fringe” and Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” for the 2008-2009 season. Fox will present the shows with far fewer commercials and interruptions with an idea they call “Remote Free TV.”

    Interview: “Battlestar Galactica” supervising producers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle return to Slice and talk as much as they can without spoilers about the rest of Galactica’s fourth and final season.

    Special Segment: J.C. Hutchins and Scott Sigler hilariously lose it big-time over Parsec Award nominations.

    Future Talk:

  • “Twilight” is a new film debuting in theaters this coming December and will be based on the highly acclaimed and best-selling series from writer Stephanie Meyer. It is an action-packed, modern day love story between a vampire and a human.
  • Actor John Cusack, who recently starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the nail-biting thriller titled “1408,” is back in the numbers game and will star with “Serenity” actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in Roland Emmerich’s next apocalyptic epic titled “2012.”

  • Link: Philip K. Dick Masterpieces
    Link: Battlestar Galactica
    Link: Twilight the Movie
    Link: Dragon*Con
    Link: Save Blood Ties
    Promo: Tale Chasing
    Promo: Parsec Awards

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    1. MARIA says

      Does anyone know if they’ll do a marathon of Battlestar season 4 right before the finale? it seems likely. Anyone know when the last episode might air so we know how long to wait for this possible finale? My roommate and I have always wanted to watch battlestar but never knew anyone who wanted to sit and watch the DVD’s with us. When he moved in we talked about it and went for it just as season 4 began. Now we are caught up (all season and RAZOR disks in 3 weeks!!)and are now firmly addicted. We don’t know how to catch up to season four. we really dont want to crowd together around a laptop or PC and don’t want to wait until season four is on DVD. any advice anyone? thanks!!!

    2. Robin says

      @Maria — According to the schedulebot, it doesn’t look like it’ll happen anytime in the next couple of months. SciFi is pretty good about repeating their original shows, but sometimes they end up doing so in the middle of the night. They also tend to run marathons during the day on weekdays and over long holiday weekends. (For example, they played all monster movies all the time this past weekend because of Memorial Day.)

      If you have a DVR, the easiest thing would probably to set it up to record the series and watch them in order as they come back around.

      SciFi hasn’t said yet when the second half of the season will start, but I can pretty much guarantee that they’ll have a first-half marathon sometime during the week leading up to it.

      Hope all this rambling is helpful. Congratulations on your shiny new fandom.

    3. Ashoka says

      This entire interview is about how “we don’t want to know the ending”.

      How about some story-based questions?

    4. says

      Sorry dude – our hands along with Thompson and Weddle’s, hands were tied by SCI FI on what kinds of questions we could ask to ensure no spoilers about the closing episodes of BSG occurred.