B5 Creator Updating “Forbidden Planet”

The creator of “Babylon Five” has been hired to write the script for the updated “Forbidden Planet” according to the Hollywood Reporter. J. Michael Straczynski will update the classic science-fiction screenplay for Warner Brothers. Joel Silver is set to produced the new “Planet.” Warner Brothers quietly acquired the rights to the “Planet” remake earlier this […]

Fox Renews One Animated Series, Cancels Another

Hank Hill and the residents of Arlen, Texas are headed for retirement.  According to Variety, Fox will not order any new episodes of the animated series “King of the Hill.” “Hill” is the second-longest running animated series of all-time, behind “The Simpsons.”  “Hill” has been on Fox for 13 years, though it has faced cancellation […]

See “Little Shop of Horrors” Original Ending

Ten years ago, Warner Brothers released the musical version of “Little Shop of Horrors” to DVD.   The original disc included the original filmed ending to the movie, involving an entire army of plants taking Manhatten.  The ending was similar to the original Broadway musical version and cost $5 million to produce.  The sequence also took […]

EA Makes Cuts to Staff

On the heels of Yahoo’s announced downsizing comes news that videogame maker Electronic Arts will cut its staff by six percent.   The move is being down to cut costs according to the Associated Press. EA is best known for its popular sports franchise games, Madden NFL Football and Tiger Woods Golf. The company has also […]

Hick’s Picks 50

The Simpsons’ producer Producer Al Jean predicts there will be least three more seasons of the animated series. “The cast is signed for three more years, so I would now say it’s about a 90 percent chance we’ll come back for at least one of those three,” Jean said.   “I actually think it’s better than […]

Apple Adds Podcast Application to iPhones

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A proposed firmware upgrade means you’ll soon be able to listen to Slice of SciFi and any of our other FarPoint Media shows on your iPhone. TG Daily reports a new firmware upgrade will include the abiity to directly download podcasts to your iPhone. Earlier this year, Apple rejected the use of the Podcaster application […]

Famous “War of the Worlds” Broadcast Celebrates 70th Anniversary

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Seventy years ago today, Orson Welles scared the daylights of a nation, convincing millions of radio listeners that invaders from Mars were taking over the planet.  One of the most famous broadcasts in radio history, “The War of the Worlds” was a radio adaptation of the popular H.G. Wells’ science-fiction novel for the “Mercury Theater […]

New Images Show Volcanic Activity on Mercury

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New images from NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft are yielding a wealth of new information on the smallest planet in our solar system. Earlier this year, a fly by of the planet  took hundreds of high-resolution pictures covering 30 percent of the planet’s eastern hemisphere that had never been seen […]

Netflix Adds Streaming Video for TiVo users

Coming soon to a TiVo near you: streaming movies from Netflix. The popular Internet movie rental service announced yesterday that it will begin offering TiVo users the ability to stream content by the end of the 2008.  Beta testing of the service will begin immediately for selected users with a full rollout scheduled for December according to CNet […]

New Smallville, Supernatural on CW Tonight

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The CW’s Thursday line-up freatures all new epiosdes of “Smallville” and “Supernatural” this evening, starting at 8 p.m EST. SMALLVILLE” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) — Episode: “Identity” JIMMY TAKES A PICTURE OF CLARK SAVING LOIS — Jimmy (Aaron Ashmore) snaps a picture of Clark (Tom Welling) super-speeding to save Lois (Erica Durance) from a mugger […]

SciFi Greenlights GameQuest

Twelve players will square off to find out who is the “best all around gamer” in the United States in SciFi’s new competition-based reality series, “GameQuest.” The network gave a green light yesterday to eight episodes of the series, which will air early in 2008 according to the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. “GameQuest” will feature […]

Mendes Will Direct Preacher

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HBO may have passed on adapting the popular comic book series “Preacher,” but that hasn’t kept the project down.   Variety reports that Acadamy Award nominated director Sam Mendes has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation for the long-running comic book series. “Preacher” is a supernatural project, which would be new ground for Mendes.  Mendes […]

Empire Recreates Classic Trek Photo

Actors Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine have helped Empire Magazine recreate one of classic Star Trek’s iconic publicity photos for the cover of this month’s issue.  Below are comparisons of the two images, courtesy of Empire‘s website. The new issue goes on sale in the UK Thursday and includes new photos from the upcoming J.J. […]

NASA Wants Moon’s Sky Free of Junk

At any given moment, there are thousands of man-made objects orbirting our planet.  Should an error occur and one come crashing back to Earth, we’re protected by our atmosphere.  Our atmosphere will burn up most objects before they impact the ground, except for the largest of objects. But that’s not the case with the moon. […]

Laugier Set for Hellraiser Re-Make

French director Pascal Laugier is in final negotations with Dimension to helm a remake of Clive Barker’s popular horror-franchise “Hellraiser.”  Laugier has directed several horror films in France, including the controversial “Martyrs.” “This is a dream project for me,” Laugier told the Hollywood Reporter. “I know Clive Barker’s work very well, and I would never […]