Slice of SciFi #203: Interview with Michael Jelenic (Writer, “Wonder Woman” Animated)

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In the News:

  • NASA is conducting an on-line poll to name International Space Station’s Node 3.  One of the names in the running is “Serenity.”  If you want to vote, you can by following this link: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html
  • Video-game icon Max Hazard is back. Wait, you haven’t heard of Max?  He’s the hero of “Eat Lead: The Return of Max Hazard,” a new game that satirized games and gamers.
  • ZillionTV is a new, on-demand set-top device that will allow users to decide what kind of commercials they want to see.  And the device won’t allow you to fast-forward through the commercials.

Movie Talk:

  • Director Christopher Columbus, who brought the first two installments of the “Harry Potter” franchise to the big-screen will direct a new young-adult fantasy series for Hollywood.  The series is “Perry Jackson and the Olympians” and centers on a young man who finds out his father is really the Greek god Poseidon
  • Netflix is doing well.  The on-line ticket reseller is reporting an increase in ticket sales and advertising.

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew and you with three new clips. Email your clips to Kurt at sliceoftrivia@gmail.com. Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: Combine the procedural aspect of “CSI” with the elimination component of “Survivor” and you have CBS’s upcoming limited-run series, “Harper’s Island.”

Interview: This week, Michael and Brian talk to Michael Jelenic, the writer for DC’s direct-to-home-theater “Wonder Woman” movie.  Mr. Jelenic talks about the all-star voice cast, how he came to work on the project and what fans can expect when you pick up this great new animated movie.

In the Future:

  • With a third season not yet certain, “Chuck” producer Josh Schwartz says the season finale for the spy drama can work as a series finale or a new direction for season three.
  • Threshhold Entertainment has acquired the rights to make Top Cow’s “Aphrodite IX” into a 3-D feature film.

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Comments

  1. WonderJenn says:

    Wonder Woman really is amazing. Thanks for the interview!

  2. anphorus says:

    Y’know at first that whole “Survivor”-like drama thing reminded me a lot of Dead Set, which ran over here in the UK back in October. As you described it, it sounded a little different though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Set_(TV_series)

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