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 […]

Russo Review — Tropic Thunder DVD & Blu-Ray


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) An epic comedy that is not to be missed Russo Rating: 9/10 Event comedies don’t come around very often. When they do, they should be celebrated. Ten years in the making, Tropic Thunder is that special blend of action and comedy shaken just right to give […]

Russo Review — “Prince Caspian” DVD & Blu-Ray


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Actors: Ben Barnes, Cornell John, Liam Neeson, Alicia Borrachero Director: Andrew Adamson Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen Language: English Region: Region 1 Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Rating: PG Studio: Walt Disney DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008 Run Time: 149 minutes A fantastic array of special features […]

Russo Review — “Lost” Season Four


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Format: Box set, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC Language: English Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 5 Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008 Run Time: 604 minutes Lost has been […]

Glover To Guest on “Heroes”


After playing Lionel Luthor for seven years on “Smallville,” John Glover must be getting comfortable with playing the father to super-villians. Our sister site, TV Guide On-Line reports that Glover has signed on for a spring guest-role on NBC’s “Heroes.” Glover will play the father of the villanious Sylar according to reports. The arrival of […]

Golden Globe Nominations


Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. The scheduled-for-Christmas release The Curious Case of Benjamin Button led the way in the movies category with five nominations. Also getting five nods were Doubt and Frost/Nixon. Actor Heath Ledger picked up a nod for his work in Dark Knight. A full […]

Playboy Creates “Mobisodes”


Long a player in the digital world, Playboy has begun offering exclusive content for mobile phone users according to USA Today. Playboy is offering downloadable “mobisodes” –- mobile-based video shorts -– that show three interns hard at work. The shorts, filmed last summer in and around Playboy’s New York office on Fifth Avenue in midtown, […]

Activision Releases “Wolverine” Game Details

Activision’s upcoming video game based on X-Men icon Wolverine will feature the character’s regenerative powers working in real time. The gaming publisher has released new details on next year’s tie-in video-game “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. “Wolverine” is being developed by Raven Software, the company that created Marvel-based games X-Men Legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. According to […]