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Last week we took a look at what to expect from the 2008-2009 network’s SF programming. This week we share some of the listings you can expect to find on cable and satellite television. We look at ABC Family, BBC America, Discovery Channel, HBO, Showtime, Spike TV, TNT and the SCI FI Channel.
Interview: For well over 20 years Ben Bova has been one of science fiction’s premiere authors. His latest work, “Mars Life”, deals with life on Mars and the possibility of a discovery of intelligent life on Mars that was extinguished by a meteor hit similar to what destroyed the dinosaurs on planet Earth. Ben talks about his past work on the Vanguard Project–the first American attempt to put a satellite in orbit–to his current work with trying to get a manned mission to Mars to have scientists study exactly what caused the huge mountains (higher than Earth’s), the fissure that is longer and deeper than any thing found on our planet and so much more of the devastation on the Red Planet. The reason for going? To find out what destroyed the planet and how we here on Earth can avoid Mars’ fate. Ben explains why manned missions are so much more necessary than sending robotic devices and other investigative machines.
Director Jon Favreau says that gearing up for the second installment of “Iron Man” will be a lot more difficult than it was when he brought Iron Man/Tony Stark to the big screen the first time. Why? The actor turned writer/director explains the two main reasons.
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