“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 […]

Majel Roddenberry Finds Final Rest in Space

Majel Roddenberry will be joining her husband Gene Roddenberry in space, according to the Associated Press.  The actress, who recently passed away, will have her remains sent into space via Celestis Inc. Celestis sent some of Gene Roddenberry’s ashes into orbit around the earth in a premier Founders Flight rocket launch in 1997. Celestis sent […]

Russo Review — “Zodiac” Blu-Ray

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Written by: Joe Russo (Film Critic/SoSF Contributor) Director: David Fincher Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox Release Date: January 27, 2009 Russo Rating = 9/10  A mesmerizing, communal experience While Zodiac still remains David Fincher’s most substantial and mature effort yet, it may also be the last time we […]

Bell, Craig Cast in “Tin Tin”

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The cast for the upcoming “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn” is complete according to the Hollywood Reporter. Actors Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell have been tapped as the leads in the upcoming 3-D production. Bell will play the title character of Tin Tin and Craig will co-star as the nefarious Red Rackham. […]

Remembering Kim Manners

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Prolific television director Kim Manners (59), who brought a distinct visual style to “The X-Files” and “Supernatural” as well as dozens of other television programs, has passed  away after a long fight with cancer according to our partners over at TV Guide On-Line. Manners was a producer and director for “The X-Files” and on the […]

“Torchwood” Coming to New York ComicCon

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American fans will get a sneak peak at the upcoming third series of “Torchwood” as part of a panel at the upcoming New York ComicCon. The panel will take place on Saturday, February 7 at 4:15 p.m. at the annual convention. The panel will also feature actress Eve Miles and director Euros Lynn, who will […]

2009 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards Nominees Announced

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Over the weekend, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for its 12th annual achievement awards.  The awards are the equivalent of Acadamy Awards for the video-gaming community. Below is a list of the nominees. Family Game of the Year Boom Blox LittleBigPlanet Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party Rock Band 2. Wii […]

“Green Hornet” Canceled?

With the departure of Stephen Chow from the upcoming “Green Hornet” movie, Hitfix is reporting that Sony has pulled the plug on the film. According to reports, Sony has pulled the plug on the opening date of July 25, 2010 and said that it is “highly unlikely” filming will begin on the project this year. […]

Vatican Launches YouTube Channel

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Monty Python did it, so why not the Pope? The Vatican announced Friday that it is launching its own YouTube channel according to the Associated Press.  With the channel, the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI hope to to broaden and unite the pontiff’s audience and give the the Holy See better control over the pope’s […]

“Mall Cop” On Top

Americans went to the box office this weekend looking for a laugh and it appears they got it from Kevin James. The former “King of Queens” is on top of the box office receipts for the second weekend in a row with “Paul Blart, Mall Cop.” The movie took in $21 million dollars for the […]

Slice of SciFi #197: Talking Scifi with Michael Hinman

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In the News: Scientists at England’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have produced the first images of a heart attack taken from inside a human heart, which may help treating heart attacks in the future. Webcasts of funerals are gaining in popularity. Sir Terry Pratchett has been testing a new device that could slow down […]

Ryan Joins “Doctor Who”

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Earlier this week, we reported that former “Bionic Woman” actress Michelle Ryan was in talks to appear in “Doctor Who.”  At the time, the rumor-mill indicated she would be joining new Doctor Matt Smith as the latest companion. Now comes official word from the BBC that Ryan will appear in the upcoming special, “Planet of […]

“Chuck” Fans Lobby for Third Season

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While “Chuck” has been creatively knocking it out of the park this year,  the all-important ratings haven’t exactly been a home run.  Faced with stiff competition from CBS’s comedy line-up and ABC’s reality series, “Chuck” has struggled this season in its timeslot. Rumors of the series’ potential cancellation have begun to surface, leading some fans […]