Classic Dr Who Available on i-Tunes


While it may not be the entire (available) 26-season run of the original “Doctor Who,” i-Tunes users can now download a selection of classic “Doctor Who” serials. Priced at $1.99 per episode, the selection covers most of the first six Doctors and offers an interesting selection of titles currently on DVD and some that have […]

Universal options Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan’s popular fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” has been optioned by Universal Pictures in a seven-figure deal according to Variety. The potential big-screen franchise will begin with an adaptation of the first novel of the series, “The Eye of the World.”  Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will produce for Red Eagle Entertainment, which […]

Falls answers questions about Journeyman


Last season, NBC introduced viewers to Dan Vasser, a newspaper reporter who was mysteriously travelling through time, in the series “Journeyman.”   While many readers and listeners of Slice of SciFi became passionate fans for the show, the show didn’t catch on with the larger viewing public and was cancelled after 13 episodes. And while those […]

Doctor Who, Stardust win Hugos


For the third year in the row, the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form has gone to “Doctor Who” writer Stephen Moffatt. Moffatt took the award for last year’s Doctor-light episode “Blink,” featuring the weeping angels who killed victims by sending them back in time to live our their lives. The winner for the […]

Bernie Mac Remembered


Comedian Bernie Mac has passed away according to reports in the Los Angeles Times. Mac is best known for his work on the “Ocean’s 11″ series of movies and his work on the Peabody-award winning situation comedy, “The Bernie Mac Show.”  Mac was 50. “Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to […]

Goodkind Offers Reassurance


Any time you take a popular novel and adapt it to the big or small screen, certain changes will have to be made. The changes can be big or small, but one thing is always certain–changes can make long-time fans of the series nervous. Author Terry Goodkind is aware of the nervousness his fans may […]

World Fantasy Award Nominations Released

The nominations for the World Fantasy Awards were announced earlier this week.  Winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention in  Calgary, Alberta.  The convention will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Life Achievement: Leo and Diane Dillon, Patricia McKillip Novel: Fangland by John Marks, The Gospel of the Knife by Will Shetterly, The Servants […]

DVD collects 40 years of Trek comics


“Star Trek” fans may want to add this one to their holiday list. Graphic Imaging Technology Corporation (GITCorp) will offer the first of three DVD-Rom collections, compiling four decades of “Star Trek” comics in a neat, concise package according to Trek Movie. The first collection, due to hit stores on September 1 and retailing for […]

Proyas discusses Knowing


With the director’s cut release of “Dark City” last week on DVD, sci-fi fans may be discovering or re-discovering the visionary work of director Alex Proyas.   Fans who may be coming to the director’s work for the first time through the updated “Dark City” may wonder just what we can expect next from Proyas.  The […]

New Battlestar movie confirmed

It’s official. “Battlestar Galactica” will live on when the series finishes it’s run early next year. Well, at least for two more hours. SciFi confirmed yesterday that the long-discussed two-hour “Battlestar Galactica” movie has been picked up and will air sometime after the series finale. The movie will be simliar to last year’s “Razor” and […]

id Wants Another Doom Movie


With the fourth “Doom” game currently in development, software developer id would like a second chance to take the popular game franchise to the big-screen. “Personally I’d like to do another “Doom” movie, I thought working with it was a blast,” id CEO Todd Hollenshead said. “There are some lessons we learned. The best way […]

Hick’s Picks 43

According to BoxOffice Mojo, Monday’s box-office earnings of $6.2 million put “The Dark Knight” over the $400 million mark. The Christopher-Nolan-directed film is the first movie of the year to cross the $400 million mark. Some are speculation that the latest Batman film could topple all-time box-office champion “Titanic.” Last week, we reported that the […]

Will fan backlash impact Twilight?

Over the weekend, the fourth installment in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga hit bookstores to record-setting sales and crowds.  USA Today reports “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth and final chapter in the series sold 1.3 million copies on Saturday. However, while the news on the sales front has been universally good, the fan reaction to the novel […]

What does the future hold for the Doctor?


Written by: Michael Hickerson With the fourth series of “Doctor Who” completing its run in the United States last Friday, many fans are wondering just what the future will hold for everyone’s favorite Time Lord.  The Doctor’s future holds many question on what is to come with a new producer coming on board for the […]