“9” Prize Pack Contest

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Slice of SciFi and Focus Features have teamed up to offer five (5) prize packages from the upcoming animated movie, “9 Movie.” The prize packages includes an official soundtrack, a book, a mini-poster and trading cards of all the characters from the movie, which opens in theaters September 9.

“District 9″ Tops Box Office

In a weekend that saw ticket sales up 15% over this time last year, the big winner was “District 9.”  Made on a budget of $30 million, the highly-anticpated sci-fi movie from new director Neill Blomkamp and producer Peter Jackson took in $37 million at the box office.   The weekend take was more than enough […]

Reserve Your “Avatar” Tickets

On this week’s Slice of SciFi, we told you about this Friday’s sneak preview of 16 minutes of James Cameron’s movie, “Avatar.” 20th Century Fox is offering free tickets to a preview screening of footage from the upcoming film to create buzz for the movie.  If you want to see if the footage will be […]

“Trick ‘R’ Treat” Headed to DVD

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Before he worked the scripts for “X-Men 2” and “Superman Returns,” Michael Dougherty came up with his spec script for the horror comedy “Trick’R’Treat.” The movie is an anthology of tales, all taking place on Halloween night but unlike other anthology films like “Creepshow,” each tale has connection or crossover elements. The film’s tales follow […]

“Epitaph One” Available on iTunes, Amazon

On last week’s Slice of SciFi, during our TV Talk segment, we discussed how the upcoming season of “Dollhouse” will build on the “lost” episode, “Epitaph One.” Creator and producer Joss Whedon assured fans that while the episode would serve as a cornerstone to season two, fans who hadn’t seen it wouldn’t be left out. […]

NASA Needs Funding to Track Asteroids

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Deadly asteroid impacts on our planet are the stuff of disaster movies and novels. And while the odds of an asteroid slamming into Earth and altering life on our planet are small, it could still happen.  That’s why NASA set a goal of working to detect at least 90 percernt of all deadly asteroids by […]

Singer Rumored to Direct “Battlestar” Movie

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Before we got the relaunch of “Battlestar Galactica” from Ron Moore and David Eick, SciFi was developing a take on the project that included director Bryan Singer and Tom De Santo. The project was to be a back-door, reboot pilot for a new series of “Galactica,” but it was put on the shelf by SciFi […]

“Parnassus” Finds U.S. Distributor

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After months of limbo, Heath Ledger’s final performance in  “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” has found a distributor for its United States theatrical run. Variety reports that Sony Classics is in advanced talks to pick up the distribution rights to the Terry Gilliam directed film, which features Ledger’s final performance before his untimely death last […]

Emmy Awards Nix Time Shifting Plan

A plan to pre-tape the presenation of eight Emmy awards and show the clips during the three-hour live broadcast on CBS has been nixed according to Variety.  Instead, the awards will be presented live during the broadcast later this month. The plan was intended to help the Emmy broadcast run on time and within its […]