World’s Smallest GPS Unveiled


Imagine a GPS unit small enough to fit on your wrist.  It’d be perfect for outdoor activities. Watchmaker Suunto has just unveiled the X10, billed as the smallest and lightest wrist-mounted GPS unit on the market.   The new wrist-sized device will set you back $599 this holiday season. Recently awarded a “Best of Adventure Gear” […]

AFI Announces Best TV, Movies of 2008


The American Film Institute announced it top tv shows and movies for 2008 yesterday. Disney and Pixar’s “Wall-E” and this year’s biggest blockbuster “The Dark Knight” made the list. Rounding out the top ten were Clint Eastwood’s “Grand Torino”; the fable-like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; the historical drama “Frost/Nixon”; a tale of illegal […]

Send a Holiday Message to an Astronaut


No, the post office hasn’t started runs to outer space just yet.  But you can send one of the crew of the International Space Station a holiday-themed greeting via a NASA website. Your message (and a cheesy postcard) will be zapped up to astronauts Mike Fincke, Sandra Magnus and Yury Lonchakov. The crew is preparing […]

“The Crow” Flies Again


The man who directed the first “Blade” movie, Stephen Norrington has signed on to bring “The Crow” back to the big-screen according to Variety. Norrington will write and direct the upcoming big-screen reinvention of the popular comic book series. “The Crow” will end a long sabbatical for Norrington. After directing “Blade” and “The League of […]

New BSG Webisode Debuts


The first segment of the new, ten-part “Battlestar Galactica” webisode series, “Face of the Enemy” debuted Friday. If you haven’t seen the episode yet or just want to watch it again, you can do so below. The webisodes will only be available for our readers in the United States.

The Fight for the Future Continues in “T5″


 Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek of Halcyon Co. confirmed they are writing and developing a fifth installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Variety reports. Anderson and Kubicek acquired the rights to the franchise last year and announced they were considering making a new trilogy of films in the “Terminator” universe. However, most Hollywood insiders expected Anderson […]

Clock Radio Offers Streaming Music


Best-known for the iPod dock radios, iLove is introducing a new dual-alarm clock-radio that streams Internet radio stations and podcasts, according to USA Today. The iNT170  bedside companion offers more than 15,000 online radio stations and podcasts from around the world –- which you can listen to subscription-free -– and is searchable by country, genre […]

Hick’s Picks 56

I know Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST are crowded when it comes to quality, genre-related shows. It’s enough to make me envy Sam and her three DVRs sometimes. Especially nights like tonight. On NBC, we get the last new episode of “Chuck” of the season. It goes up against the mid-season finale of “Sarah […]

Keanu On Top of Box Office

It’s not surprise that the remade version of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” took the top slot at the box-office this weekend.  What is a surprise is the movie’s box-office take of $31 million was about $10 million below most estimates for the updated science-fiction vehicle starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly.  That lead […]

Slice of SciFi #191: Interview with Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)


Interview: This week, we talk to Ashley Eckenstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Ashley may be familiar to some of our younger listeners (and our listeners with young children) as Muffy from Disney Channel’s “That So Raven.” Ashley talks about playing the padawan of Anakin Skywalker on “Clone Wars.”

Fuller Shares Plans for “Heroes”

While we’ll miss “Pushing Daisies,” the one good thing to come out of the show’s ending is that Bryan Fuller can return to “Heroes.”   Fuller worked on the show during its first season, writing what many consider to be its strongest episode, “Company Man.”  Now with “Daisies” pushing up daisies, Fuller has signed a deal […]

Goyer Talks About “Flash Forward”

On our last episode, we told you about “Flash Forward” getting a pilot order from ABC.  This promising new series, based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel of the same name is one of the hot properties in Hollywood right now and could be a companion piece to “Lost.’  This week we’ve brought you a […]

Fox Releases “Day” Into Outer Space

Well, at least we’ll know why our alien overlords are so ticked off at us when they come to conquer the planet. 20th Century Fox’s release of the remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” will not only be global, but universal.  Fox will beam the movie into space toward Alpha Centauri as part […]

“Boldly” Close to Pick-Up


Fox executives are impressed with the sci-fi comedy pilot “Boldly Going Nowhere” and are inching closer to a series order reports the Hollywood Reporter. Screenings of the 44-minute pilot were held yesterday for Fox executives. The half-hour “Nowhere”, created by “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” trio Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, revolves around […]

New “Heroes” Webisodes Begin Monday


With the third volume of “Heroes” closing Monday and a new one not opening until February, fans will be happy to know that it won’t be a bleak mid-winter without new content. Starting Monday, NBC will offer the first in a series of new “Heroes” webisodes series, called “The Recruit.”  New episodes will be released […]