Slice of SciFi #167: Interview With J.C. Hutchins

In the News:

  • Hidden Frontier Productions is offering up its first original non-Star Trek science fiction project called “Frontier Guard.”
  • Google-owned YouTube is teaming up with several independent filmmakers to begin setting up a virtual screening room for indie works in progress for a global audience to view.

  • From the SoSF International News Desk:
    Spanish actress Leonor Watling, who starred in the hit film “The Oxford Murders” has been chosen to star in Spain’s first huge 3-D fantasy film titled “The Magic Tale.”

    Movie Talk:

  • On August 1st the Mummy franchise packs up its wrappings and moves the show from the Middle East to the Far East with the third Brendan Fraser film titled “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.”
  • Eddie Murphy stars as a human-looking starship that is piloted by a group of miniature astronauts and captained by, you guessed it, an itsy-bitsy Eddie Murphy named Captain Dave.

  • Slice of Trivia: Kurt of St. George has three depressing clips, at least that’s the theme. The clips are actually excellent. See if you can guess them faster than our stumped studio crew. Got ideas? Send them to sliceoftrivia at

    TV Talk:

  • “Miss Potter” and “Viva Laughlin” star Lloyd Owen has landed the lead in Fox’s new Jekyll & Hyde-esque one-hour pilot “Inseparable.”
  • We take a look at a bunch of casting updates for new and returning SF and genre-related television shows such as “Dexter,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Knight Rider,” and the two-part miniseries “Kung Fu Killer.”

  • Interview: Golly-gee-willikers, “7th Son” trilogy author J.C. Hutchins joins Mike, Summer and Brian to talk about his latest project “7th Son Obsidian,” in which he brings together some of the most prolific podio-novel authors and story-tellers alive today to continue the journey within this award winning 7th Son universe.

    Future Talk:

  • “The Lake House” scribe David Auburn has sold his idea for a time-traveling thriller dubbed “The Archive” to Universal Pictures.
  • We take a look at another highly anticipated Marvel Studio film coming in a few years to a theater near you — “The Avengers.”

  • Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show! See you next week with fresh new content.

    Link: Hidden Frontier/Frontier Guard
    Link: “7th Son Obsidian”
    Promo: SFF Audio – the future never sounded so good.
    Promo: The Parsec Awards


    1. podakayne says

      great hutchins interview, i luv his imagination…7th son was/is the $#@t!!! and his idea for Obsidian is IMPRESSIVE. jc has managed to get some of MY favorite writers to join him in this project(GOSH were is Cresent’ Phil Rossi?) and it’s keeping me so entertained (was going to spell that innertained)

      you must all hear/see this project it is truely awesome.

      thank summer, mike, brian! (one day i’ll phone in…really…no really)

      pss. i am suppose to be workin you knome.