Hick’s Picks 47

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While it has yet to deliver the stellar ratings its two-hour pilot movie did for NBC, apparently “Knight Rider” is doing well enough to warrant a full season pick-up.  Variety reports the Peacock network gave a green light for nine more episodes of the freshman drama, bringing the season order to 22 episodes. Visitors to […]

Spike TV to air exclusive Watchmen preview

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Fans eager to see more of Zach Snyder’s much-anticipated “Watchmen” may want to tune in (or set their recording devices) tomorrow night (October 21)  for Spike TV’s Third Annual Scream Awards.  According to SciFi Wire, stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman unveiled the new footage when the awards show was taped Saturday evening.  Spike […]

Fourth Bourne on the way

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Jason Bourne has been born again.   Following the world-wide success of the third installment in the Bourne franchise, Universal gave the green light last week for a fourth Bourne movie, according to Daily Variety. Based on the best-selling novels by Robert Ludlum, the Bourne series has rung up $950 million in box-office reciepts since it began  with […]

Sarah Connor gets full season pick-up

The battle for the future will continue for a full season on “Teminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, the struggling second season series was given a renewal for a full season, bringing the overall episode order up to 22 episodes. Fox gave the series a show of faith earlier this week […]

Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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Reviewed by: Michael Hickerson (SoSF Assist. Editor) Actors: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Bonnie Langford, Lynda Bellingham, Michael Jayston Number of discs: 4 Studio: BBC Warner DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008 Run Time: 349 minutes “A fascinating look at an experiment gone wrong” Returning from an 18-month BBC-management imposed hiatus, the 23rd season of “Doctor […]

Hick’s Picks 46

Slice of SciFi favorite Mila Jovovich will join actress Brittany Snow in the upcoming big-screen adapation of the horror-survival video-game “Clocktower.”  According to Bloody Disguisting, Jovovich will play “a woman in a psych ward who befriends the lead character, played by Snow, when they discover a shared family history. Meanwhile a psychotic madman dubbed Scissorman […]

Release date pushed back for The Road

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If you wanted to read Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road” before you saw it on the big-screen, the good news is you’ll have more time to do so.  According to SciFi Wire, the Weinstein Company is quietly moving back the release of the big-screen adaptation of “The Road” from November 14th to mid-December.  The movie, […]

Hot Wheels race to Cartoon Network

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Hot on the heels of its ratings success with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the Cartoon Network is looking to strike while the iron is hot and add more original animated content to their  line-up.   First up will be a new Saturday morning series based on the popular Hot Wheels toy line, called “Hot Wheels: […]

Hick’s Picks 45

Variety reports that NBC has won a bidding war to acquire “Jason and the Argonauts” for its primetime schedule.  The series, produced by Media Rights Capital, is being billed as the first series show completely filmed on a green-screen for primetime television.  According to reports, NBC engaged in a fierce bidding competition with Fox for […]

EW reveals BSG return date

In this morning’s Ask Ausiello column at Entertainment Weekly, Michael Ausiello revealed that inside sources at SciFi have confirmed that “Battlestar Galactica” will return for the second half of its fourth and final season on January 16th.  According to Ausiello, the series will return in its 10 p.m. EST Friday evening time slot and the […]

Cheadle replaces Howard for “Iron Man 2″

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In one pivotal scene from this summer’s blockbuster comic-book hit, “Iron Man,” Jim “Rhodie” Rhodes, played by Terrance Howard,  looks at a previous generation Iron Man armor and promises himself, “Next time.”  Looks like someone else besides Howard will get to make good on that promise.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Don Cheadle will replace […]

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius — A Slice of SciFi Review

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Reviewed by: Michael Hickerson (SoSF Assist. Editor) Actors: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen Format: Color, DVD-Video, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, NTSC Number of discs: 1 Studio: BBC Warner DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008 Run Time: 99 minutes There are few times in the history of “Doctor Who” that the show gets a look and atmosphere as superbly […]

SCI FI, RHI sign deal to distribute five new films

If you love SCI FI’s Saturday night cinema, the good news is there’s more on the way.  The cable outlet has signed a deal for the rights to show five more direct-to-TV movies. SCI FI will distribute the movies in the United States with RHI Entertainment handling distribution in other parts of the world. Filming […]

Superman, Batman to get digital motion comics

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Two of DC’s most popular superheroes will make the jump into digital stop-motion animation reports the Hollywood Reporter. Warner Brothers Premiere and Warner Digital Animation will produce downloadable verions of “Superman: Red Son” and “Batman: Black and White.”  The two stories will be adapted from popular mini-series, later collected in graphic-novel format,  featuring the Man of […]