Slice of SciFi #213: Interview with Jim Beaver (“Supernatural”, “Harper’s Island”)

In the News:

  • Milo Ventimiglia (Peter from “Heroes”) is developing a new on-line series that seeks to end the debate over who would win in a battle between the Enterprise and the Death Star.  Wait, didn’t we already do that on the Voice Mail show and SciFi Smackdown?!?
  • LucasFilm is working on new footage for the popular Disney theme parks ride, “Star Tours.”  It will feature Boba Fett, C3PO and characters from the prequel trilogy.   Please dear heavens, just say no to Jar-Jar.
  • Social networking sites are being used for more than just reconnecting with friends and families these days.

Movie Talk:

  • Made for a reported $3,000 by a group of dedicated fans, “The Hunt for Gollum” fills in one small piece of the Lord of the Rings saga and was inspired by one of the appendices from the J.R.R. Tolkein novels.
  • Actor Hugh Jackman won’t leave the universe of big-screen graphic novel adaptions with his next film, “Ghostopolis.”

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew and you with three new clips that remind us there can be something more annoying than a remake.  Email your clips to Kurt at Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: “Chuck” fans continue to wait for news on a renewal for the show.  What we do know–the series would probably come back on a different night and at a lower price to NBC.

Interview: This week we talk to actor Jim Beaver, who has featured on “Supernatural,” “Deadwood” and “Harper’s Island.”  Jim also talks about his new book, “Life’s That Way.”

Future Talk:

  • Director Roger Zemeckis is hinting that that a sequel to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” could be on the horizon.
  • Kevin Grevioux’s latest graphic novel, “The Pale Horseman” has been optioned by Nehst Studios.

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!

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