BBC Has A Merry Christmas

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It was a holly, jolly Christmas for the BBC.  The British network, powered by two popular specials, dominated ratings in the UK on Christmas Day. The long-awaited Wallce and Gromit Christmas special, “A Matter of Loaf and Death” was the year’s highest rated program, garnering an audience of 14.3 million.  That equals about 53.3% of […]

“Terminator” Inducted Into National Film Registry

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James Cameron’s original “Terminator” is one of 25 films that will be placed into the National Film Registry for preservation according to the Hollywood Reporter. The original, low-budget epic made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star and launched a new science-fiction franchise that is still going strong today on both TV and next year in theaters.  It […]

Barrowman Wants More “Torchwood”

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If it were up to John Barrowman, he’d played his popular character Captain Jack Harkness until he was 90. The character, first introduced in “Doctor Who” and now the center of the spin-off series, “Torchwood” will return to screens later this year for a five-episode third season.  The story will be a week-long mini-series according […]

Boxleitner Returns For “Tron 2.0″

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The original Tron will be back for the sequel according to /Film.  The web site reports that actor Bruce Boxleitner has signed on to reprise his role in the upcoming sequel. Boxleitner joins fellow original cast member, Jeff Bridges for this highly anticipated sequel.  In the original, Boxleitner played the title character, Tron who joined […]

Top Grossing Films of 2008

As 2008 winds to a close, we look at the top grossing films of the year.  The figures listed are for the world-wide box-office results. 1.  Dark Knight $996.8 million 2.  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  $786.6 million 3.  Kung-Fu Panda $631.9 million 4.  Hancock $624.4 million 5.  Iron Man $581.9 […]

Russo Review — “Ghost Town” DVD & Blu Ray

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Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) An expertly crafted romantic comedy Russo Rating: 8/10 Some of the most memorable romantic comedies of all time involve the afterlife; take Ghost for example. Then again, other titles involving loved ones reaching back from the beyond include some of the worst, take this year’s Over […]

Russo Review — “Eagle Eye” DVD & Blu Ray

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Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Russo Rating: 7/10 Though the story is derivative, the spectacle is far grander. Lots of fans like to get angry at the studios for remaking their favorite titles. Filmmaker D.J. Caruso, with the financial backing of Hollywood titan, Steven Spielberg, has attempted to get past the […]

“Eon: Dragoneye Reborn” Prize Pack Contest

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Thanks to the Penguin Young Readers Group, we have a special prize pack celebrating the publication of Alison Goodman’s “Eon: Dragoneye Reborn” for one lucky listener. A fantastic new fantasy novel, “Eon” follows the story of Eon, training to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. Eon is thrust into the […]

Slice of SciFi #193: Holiday Encore: Craig Horner (“Legend of the Seeker”)

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The gang is off for a couple of days, celebrating the holiday season with friends and family.  We hope you enjoy this encore Slice of SciFi episode, featuring an interview with “Legend of the Seeker” star, Craig Horner.

Ron Moore Promises Final Cylon Reveal Will Be…–An AMC Interview

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Star Trek veteran and Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore discusses religion, revelations and resolutions in the series’ final season, which begins January 16. Q: You admitted recently that Battlestar‘s themes of faith and religion were something the network requested after reading a line in the miniseries. How did it evolve? A: It was very […]

Judge: Fox Has Stake in “Watchmen”

The judge in the dispute over who has the rights to distribute the upcoming “Watchman” movie has issued a ruling–and it’s one that could possibly delay the movie’s release. The judge in the case has ruled that 20th Century Fox has a copyright stake in the upcoming graphic-novel adaptation motion picture, according to the Hollywood […]

“Tales of Beedle the Bard” Optioned

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Warner Brothers has optioned the movie rights to the Harry Potter related book, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” according to Cinema Blend.  The book is a collection of five short fables set in the Harry Potter world of wizards and muggles by author J.K. Rowling. The titular Beedle the Bard wrote five tales, each […]