Studios “Close” To “Watchmen” Settlement

Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox continued negotiations Monday over the distribution rights to “Watchmen” and are reportedly “close” to a settlement according to the Hollywood Reporter. No word yet on when a settlement could be reached.  The parties met behind closed doors at the Los Angeles federal court to work out details.  Many observers […]

Gaiman Denies “Doctor Who” Rumors

Is he or isn’t he? Apparently, he isn’t.  Author Neil Gaiman is (once again) denying rumors that he will write an episode of “Doctor Who” for the series’ fifth season.    The rumor sprang up last week when io9 reported that the BBC were working on digital effects to create the popular Patrick Troughton nemesis, the […]

The Original Apollo Richard Hatch Discusses Battlestar Galactica’s Finale — An AMC Interview

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The original Apollo, Richard Hatch discusses his role in the new Battlestar Galactica and the possibility that he’s the Final Cylon. Q: Does the resurgent popularity of Battlestar ever surprise you? A: It’s rare to get a really truly wonderfully written, acted and produced scifi show, period. Most remakes or re-imaginings turn out to be […]

A Glimmer of Hope for “Watchmen”

After weeks of gloom and doom, there may be a ray of sunshine in the on-going dispute between Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox over distribution rights to the big-screen adaptation of “Watchmen.” According to reports, both sides have asked federal judge Gary Feess today to delay an upcoming hearing in the case because “settlement […]

Rogan Writes “Simpsons” Episode

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Actor Seth Rogan is a hot commodity in Hollywood these days.   Now he’ll get animated in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”  Rogan will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of the popular Fox animated series according to the Herald Sun.  Rogan was the writer’s first choice for the guest role.  Of course, that’s […]

Eastwood Tops Box Office

Before the weekend started, many predicted the new Anne Hathaway romantic comedy, “Bride Wars” would easily take the top spot at the box office.  However, veteran actor Clint Eastwood proved he’s still a box office draw as his new drama, “Grand Torino” expanded nationwide and captured the top spot at the box-office. Many expect Eastwood’s […]

Slice of SciFi #195: Interview with Aaron Douglas (“Battlestar Galactica”)

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Interview: This week, we talk to Aaron Douglas who plays Chief Tyrol on SciFi’s “Battlestar Galactica.” Aaron will be in Phoenix in a few weeks for Phoenix Cactus Comicon. He also talks about the history of his character and his approach to playing Chief Tyrol.

“Capricorn One” DVD Contest

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Starting Saturday, January 10 and running until January 31 at midnight Pacific time, we’re giving away five (5) copy of “Capricorn One” on DVD. What if one of the greatest space adventures was really a hoax? When the head of NASA’s manned Mars mission discovers that the capsule meant to carry the astronauts will suffer […]

Braga Talks About “Flash Forward”

On Slice of SciFi #190, we brought you news that Robert J. Sawyer’s novel, “Flash Foward” was being made into a potential television series for ABC. The series is being billed as a companion piece to “Lost” for the alphabet network. One of the producers for the pilot and potential series is long-time “Star Trek” […]

“Dark Knight” Gets DGA Nods

The momentum for “Dark Knight” continues to build.  After winning five People’s Choice Awards earlier this week, the film picked up several Director’s Guild Award nominations yesterday according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Dark Knight” was one of five films nominated for best picture.  The summer blockbuster was joined by “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Curious Case of […]

Gordon Tells His Side in “Watchmen” Controversy

At the center of the on-going “Watchmen” legal battle between Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox is Larry Gordon.  According to the ruling issued on December 24, Gordon didn’t have full control of the “Watchmen” property to shop it around to studios other than 20th Century Fox. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess’ decision found […]

Slice of SciFi #194: 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 comment for […]

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The first two season of “Lost” are coming to Blu-Ray according to TV Shows on DVD.  Disney announced that the first two seasons will hit the high-defintion format on Feburary 17 at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.   In addition, Disney said that it will begin offering combo packs of DVD and Blu-Rays […]