“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 […]

Hick’s Picks 57

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 […]

SciFi to SciFact: The Force


The Force could soon be with you not just on your DVD copies of the “Star Wars” movies but actually in your own home. A new toy, scheduled to debut in stores this fall, will offer you the chance to hone your Jedi-like abilities.  Called the Force Trainer, the new toy comes with a headset […]

“Reaper” Trailer Debuts

Anxious for the second season of “Reaper”? Well, you’ll still have to wait until March 17 for the second season to begin on the CW. Until then, we’ve got a short preview for the upcoming season…

Spidey Meets Obama


During last year’s Presidential campaign, when asked who his favorite comic book character was, President-elect Barak Obama responded that he liked the adventures of Spider-Man and Batman.  Obama went on to admit that he had, at one time, collected Spider-Man comic books. Those comments caught the attention of Marvel editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada.  When Obama won […]

WB Asks For Speedy “Watchmen” Decision

Warner Brothers would rather have federal Judge Gary A. Feess’ decision on whether or not to issue an injuction to delay the release of “Watchmen” sooner rather than later according to the Hollywood Reporter.  The studio is pushing to have the ruling handed down as early as next Monday instead of waiting for the trial […]

Could Mickey Rourke Be the Bad Guy in “Iron Man 2″?


From potential Oscar gold to battling a man in red and gold armor.  Actor Mickey Rourke is in discussions to join the cast of “Iron Man 2″ according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Rourke is negotiating for the role of Tony Stark’s Russian counterpart, a heavily tattooed bruiser who is in the arms trade and battles […]

SciFi To SciFact: Medical Tricorders


A third-year medical student from Cornell has brought us one step closer to the medical tricorder seen on “Star Trek”.   George K. Lewis has invented a device that  can create images to make a diagnosis and treat serious injuries using only sound waves. The prototype device is battery-powered with enough juice to stabilize a gunshot […]

Wilde Talks About “Tron” Upgrades


If you want to know more about the latest huge casting news for the upcoming “Tron” sequel, you’ll have to tune in this Saturday for Slice of SciFi #135. Until then, we’ve got a few tidbits about what you can expect to see when the long-awaited sequel hits the big-screen, courtesy of actress, Olivia Wilde.  […]

Dekker Gives SPOILERS For “Sarah Connor”

Warning: This article will contain SPOILERS for the second season of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”   If you haven’t seen the first half of season two and/or don’t want to know what’s coming in the second half of the season, please don’t read more… What can we expect when “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” returns […]

Whedon Promises More “Dr. Horrible”

Last month, we reported that actor Neil Patrick Harris was eager to reprise his role for a sequel to last year’s “Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.” And while that was good news, today we have great news.  Joss Whedon, the creator of the popular web-based series, wants to continue the story as well. “It is […]

McG to Helm “Nemo”


Disney has chosen a director for its upcoming “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo” project. According to Variety, “Terminator: Salvation” director McG will sit in the director’s chair for the fast-tracked project. “Nemo” will be an origin story for the famous Captain Nemo, first introduced in the Jules Verne novel, “20,000 Leagues Under the […]

“Smallville” Returns Next Thursday


How do you follow up one of the most anticipated “Smallville” episodes in recent memory that featured the marriage of Chloe Sullivan and Jimmy Olson, the return of Lana Lang and the first appearance of Doomsday? Bring on the Legion of Superheroes. Next Thursday, “Smallville” returns from its winter break with an all-new episode that […]