Paramount Toys With Max Steel


“Transformers,” “G.I. Joe,” “Stretch Armstrong,” “ViewMaster.” The list of toys turned into ovies could go on for days or even weeks.  And now you can add Max Steel to the list of toys that is getting its own movie vehicle. According to Variety, Paramount is teaming with producer Joe Roth for a movie based on […]

UK “Torchwood” Ratings Remain Strong

The third series of “Torchwood” was a hit in the UK, at least when it comes to the ratings. The series, which was presented as a mini-series event over five nights drew larger audiences each evening until Thursday last week.  The final night was down a bit, but the overnight ratings haven’t yet factored in […]

Hick’s Picks 60

Actor LaVar Burton, who played Geordi LaForge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital after he was involved in a traffic accident yesterday according to TMZ.  The site reports Burton and the passengers in the other car had minor injuries. “Stargate: Atlantis” is coming to Blu Ray.  Well, […]

Shuttle Launch Pushed to Wednesday

The Space Shuttle Endeavour won’t take off today according to the Associated Press. Severe weather scrubbed the potential take-off today.  The next window for a launch comes Wednesday at 6:04 p.m. EST. “That’s the nature of our business,” mission commander Mark Polansky radioed to launch managers from the shuttle. “When the time is right, we’ll […]

Portman Joins “Thor”


Actress Natalie Portman is dipping her toe back into the genre world.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actress has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming “Thor” movie. Portman will play Jane Foster, who in early comic book lore was a nurse who became Thor’s first love. Marvel Studios said the character […]

“Coraline” DVD Contest


Thanks to the good folks at Universal Home Entertainment, Slice of SciFi has two (2) copies of the single-disc edition of “Coraline” to give away.  The movie, which hits DVD and Blu Ray on Tuesday, July 21, is from the director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and was based on the best-selling novel by Neil […]

“Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods” Contest


Slice of SciFi has three (3) copies of the upcoming “Stargate SG1″ release, “Children of the Gods” to give away.   You can enter the contest until Monday, July 20th at midnight Pacific time. The thrilling feature-length pilot of television’s longest running Sci-Fi series, Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods debuts the way it was meant […]

Nimoy Open to More “Star Trek”


If director J.J. Abrams decides there should be more Spock Prime in the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel, actor Leonard Nimoy says he’s game to reprise his most recognizable role. “My sense is that he has some work to do,” Nimoy told “Star Trek Communicator.” “He talked about establishing a new Vulcan colony, and I think […]