EA previews Spore


At this week’s E3 press conference, video-game giant Electronic Arts gave audience a glimpse their anticipated new game, “Spore.” The game lets players begin with their own basic microbe and customize their creature to weather environmental conditions and population changes on Earth. During the company’s E3 press conference, EA showed a brief trailer of the […]

Whedon happy to be back with FOX


After the tragic treatment Firefly received on FOX a few years ago, it would be understandable if creator and all-around genius Joss Whedon was a bit skittish about working with the network again. But Whedon, whose new series Dollhouse will air on FOX next year, says that what happened with Firefly is all water under […]

The 4400 Return at a Bookstore near you


Fans who are missing their summer-fix of new installments of The 4400 may have some hope, thanks to Pocket Books.  While the series isn’t returning to our television screens, the universe is far from done with the publication of the first original novel, The 4400: The Vesuvius Prophecy. Written by genre-veteran and best-selling author, Greg […]

Abrams not on Fringe of his new show

Producer J.J. Abrams, who created the mythology and continuity heavy shows Lost and Alias, assures fans that while his new series Fringe will have its own mythology, it will still be accessible to fans who don’t see every episode or come to the series late.   “Fringe is an experiment,” he told USA Today. “We believe […]

Sarah Connor will be more “viewer friendly”

When Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns in September, the show will attempt to be more “viewer friendly” says executive producer, John Wirth. “We’ve worked hard trying to help everyone catch up,”  Wirth told USA Today’s Robert Bianco. “And these episodes are a little more self-contained. We were pretty heavily serialized last year.” The move […]

Comic mini-series highlights “lost” Doctor Who adventures


Doctor Who hit American comic-book shelves earlier this year with a five-issue mini-series from IDW.  Critical reviews and sales were enough that IDW has commissioned a new mini-series featuring the Doctor that will begin publication in August, according to Comic Book Resources. The twist is that this time the series won’t just focus on adventures […]

Demand for Dark Knight tickets high


If you’re planning on seeing Dark Knight in theaters next weekend, you might want to go ahead and order your tickets now. According to an article in this morning’s New York Times, demand for tickets via on-line outlets such as Fandango is extremely high. The demand is so high that some theaters are adding an […]

Olmos will direct new Galactica movie

New details on the upcoming Battlestar Galatica movie were revealed this morning by IGN. According to reports, actor Edward James Olmos will be in the director’s chair for the upcoming two-hour movie. The movie will begin shooting after the fourth season is completed and will be written by Jane Espenson from an outline by David […]

Dr Who fans upset over on-screen phone number

Warning: This story contains minor SPOILERS for Doctor Who’s “The Stolen Earth.”  In the old days, every television shows giving out a number used the standard number starting with “555.”  Over the past several years, phone numbers included in television series have become more and more of an Easter egg for fans, willing to freeze-frame […]

Doctor Who Journey’s End Review


With “Journey’s End” Russell T. Davies attempts to bring a sense of closure to his tenure as the producer for Doctor Who.  I’ll give him credit for what he tried to do here, even if I found the episode’s execution a bit lacking.  It was an episode that was neither as brilliant as it wanted […]

SciFi Rolls Out Season Premiere, Finale Dates

Cable outlet the SCI FI Channel appears to be following the mold of other cable outlets and FOX, offering viewers a year-round schedule of original and new-to-the-network programming. As we reported earlier today, this week sees the return of Stargate: Atlantis for its fifth season. According to a report on the Futon Critic, the mid-season […]

Best picture for Wall-E?


It’s been over a decade since Disney’s Beauty and the Beast broke through, garnering an Acadamy Award nomination for best picture. But now another animated feature is getting buzz for possible Best Picture consideration at next year’s Oscars–Pixar’s Wall-E. The story of a robot survived the end of the world and a journey through space […]

Will Nolan do a third Batman?


While we briefly mentioned this in our most recent SoSF News Brief, the countdown to one of the most anticipated movies of the year continues as fans get ready to experience director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Set to hit theaters on July 18th, the film is already generating tremendous buzz on-line from fans and […]

Season finale of Doctor Who will run long

While not the longest Doctor Who episode of the modern era (that honor goes to this year’s Christmas special “Voyage of the Damned”), the fourth series finale of Doctor Who will run close to twice the usual length of a standard episode.  Reports have the final series finale under producer Russell T. Davies watch clocking […]

Don S. Davis Remembered


Veteran character actor Don S. Davis passed away on June 29th according to reports from Gateworld.  Davis, who was 65, is best-known to genre fans as Major General George Hammond on the first seven seasons of Stargate SG-1.  Davis also played Scully’s father on The X-Files and was featured on Twin Peaks.  Davis had a […]