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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

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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 […]

“Eon: Dragoneye Reborn” Winner

Congratulations to our winner of “Eon: Dragoneye Reborn” prize package. Our winner is : Kym Ellis of Williston, SC. Be on the lookout for your prize to arrive in your mailbox soon.

Bill to Postpone Digital TV Switch Fails

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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

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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

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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 […]

Jackson Talks About Fury Negotiations

First the bad news–Samuel L. Jackson wasn’t signed to a contract to play Nick Fury beyond his cameo at the end of “Iron Man.” Now for a bit of good news.  The actor, who last week said that Marvel may be trying to low-ball an offer to him to reprise his role as Nick Fury […]

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 […]

“Red Dwarf” Returns

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“Red Dwarf” fans rejoice.  The hit BBC comedy series will return for a two-part special this Easter, according to the BBC. The two-part storyline, called “Red Dwarf: Back to Earth” will reunited the original cast for a two part story and will will begin a decade after  the crew of the Red Dwarf were last seen, […]

Guardian Lists Sci-Fi, Fantasy Novels Everyone Should Read

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The British newspaper The Guardian has published its list of the  science-fiction and fantasy novels that everyone should read.  The list is part of the 1000 novels the paper has determined everyone should read in his or her lifetime. The list is extensive, varied and weighted a bit toward the British output.  However, it is […]

Beals Joins “Book of Eli”

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Denzel Washington’s upcoming post-apocolyptic thriller, “The Book of Eli” has added actress Jennifer Beal to the cast according to the Hollywood Reporter.   Beals will play the blind mother of Milan Kunis’ Sonara, fighting to protect her daughter from the unwelcome advances of Gary Oldman’s small-town despot. The script, by Gary Whitta with a rewrite by Anthony […]