Ready for “Chuck” in 3-D?

Did you get your free 3-D glasses for tonight’s mid-season return of “Chuck”? If you did, you can enjoy the show in all its 3-D glory.  If you didn’t, there’s still time to pick up a free set at a store near you.  And if you can’t find them, you should tune in anyway for […]

“Taken” Tops Box Office

Hollywood just wrapped up its strongest box-office performance for January ever thanks to a solid showing by several movies this weekend. Liam Neeson’s new thriller “Taken” took the top spot, raking it $24.6 million.  Kevin James continued to prove a big draw at the box-office as “Paul Blart, Mall Cop” took in $14 million.  The […]

Slice of SciFi #198: Interview With Samuel Vera of Crazee Comics


Interview: This week, Mike and Brian talk with Samuel Vera, the creator of the comic book “Alien in My Toliet.” Sam lets us in on the news that he’s just securing a national distribution deal and the potential for a series based on his book. And there’s a plush doll coming…

Blunt May Have Schedule Conflict for “Iron Man 2″


Last week, we told you that actress Emily Blunt had been offered the role of the Black Widow in “Iron Man 2.” Now it appears that a scheduling conflict may keep Blunt from stepping into the role. Blunt has also been cast in 20th Century Fox’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” which is scheduled to shoot at the […]

Oka: “Heroes” Working to Win Back Fans


“Heroes” is coming back Monday night…and it’s got a lot of work to do. After a disappointing third volume, “Villains,” the third-year series is (once again) working on winning back the fans, critical acclaim and (most importantly) the ratings it enjoyed in season one.   A writing-staff shake-up may help things and according to many in […]

“He-Man” Director Named


Director John Stevenson, who directed the animated “Kung Fu Panda,” will make his live-action directoral debut with “He Man and the Masters of the Universe,” according to Variety. The film also gained a high-profile producer in Joel Silver, who will oversee the film. The movie will be based on the popular toy franchise from Matel.  […]

Slice of SciFi #197: Voicemail Show

This is the show for our inquiring fans and listeners and their voicemails, emails. We want to hear your comments and feedback — No, really, we do! Pay no attention to how much Mike grumbles about them… you know – that guy sitting in the dark corner with all the knobs and switches. Got a […]

Hick’s Picks 58

Captain Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise are returning…to syndication that is.  Eight years after signing an exclusive deal to air repeats of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on Spike TV, the crew of the NCC-1701 D are returning to broadcast stations later this year.  The series will be part of Paramount’s push […]

Final “Watchmen” Poster


In a little over a month, we can head out to theaters and see the long-awaited big-screen version of “Watchmen.” Yes, it looked a little shaky there for a while, but the movie is on track and will open March 6. As part of the build-up to the upcoming release, Warner Brothers has released the […]

SAG to Meet With Studios Next Week

The on-going negotations between the Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood studios will continue next week, when the two sides sit down for another round of meetings and negotiations. The two sides will meet Tuesday to discuss the current labor dispute. The union’s 120,000-members have been working without a contract since last June. The guild […]

Fox Picks Up “Narnia”

A month after Disney severed ties and financial backing for the third “Chronicles of Narnia” film, 20th Century Fox has partnered with Walden Media to make and distribute the third installment in the series, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” Variety reports Fox had the right of first refusal on the project. The two sides […]

Bill to Postpone Digital TV Switch Fails


After the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to postpone the switch to digital TV for four months, the U.S. House of Representatives shot down the bill yesterday. House Republicans defeated a bill that would have pushed until June 12 the deadline by which TV stations must surrender their analog spectrum allotment and begin broadcasting exclusively in […]

New “Coraline” Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming movie, “Coraline” has found its way on-line. You can check it out here: We’ll have more on “Coraline” on this week’s Slice of SciFi episode. “Coraline” opens in theaters on Friday, February 6.

“Spiral Hunt” Hits Stores


For her debut novel, author Margaret Ronald decided to look at the secret history of fantasy in a urban fantasy universe and explore why such powers would be kept a secret.  The result was “Spiral Hunt,” a novel that explores the seedy and dangerous underworld of magic in Boston. If there is such a thing […]