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 […]

“Push” Confused Its Stars


Have you seen the ads for the upcoming “Push” and wondered what the movie was about? You’re not alone.  Apparently, the stars of the film also had questions about what they were doing during filming.  Filled with contant action and a lot of plot twists, actresses Stars Camilla Belle (KIra) and Djimon Hounsou (Agent Carver) […]

“Legend of the Seeker” Renewed

The legend will continue…well, at least to a second season. “The Legend of the Seeker,” which is based on Terry Goodkind’s “Sword of Truth” series has been renewed for a second season according to Variety. The series has delivered solid ratings since it debuted in November and is used by many stations to fill the […]

NBC Orders “Day One” Pilot

NBC has given the green light to a pilot episode of “Day One.”  The series, created by “Heroes” producer Jesse Alexander, chronicles the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world’s infrastructures when a small band of survivors strive to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took place and what […]