Hick’s Picks 44

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At the recent FanExpo in Toronto, “Smallville” co-star Laura Vandervoot revealed that at one time, producers contemplated a spin-off featuring her character of Supergirl.    The spin-off didn’t happen and while the show is taking a new direction this fall, Vandervoot revealed she will be back for one episode to wrap up the Kara/Supergirl storyline. When asked […]

How will Daisies fare upon its return?

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When it returns to the airwaves on October 1, ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” will have been off the air for ten months.   A combination of factors from the writer’s strike to the overruns in filming caused the ABC series to air only nine episodes last year before it shut down production on the first season. The […]

SciFi opens a new Stargate

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As one Stargate closes, another appears to be opening. According to the Hollywood Reporter, SciFi will give a green light to a third “Stargate” series, “Stargate: Universe.” “Universe” will premiere as a two-hour movie early next year and will assume a regular hourly slot in the summer. Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, co-creators of “Stargate: […]

Atlantis to End After Season Five

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“Stargate: Atlantis” will come to a close at the end of its fifth season. The spin-off to the hit series “Stargate SG1″ was not picked up for a sixth season by the SCI FI Channel, but will live on in a two-hour movie that will air some time in 2008 on SCI FI. The film […]

Fans Petition WB for Long Cut of Watchmen

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On this weekend’s show, we’ll discuss the lawsuit that could potentially delay or keep “Watchmen” from hitting the big-screen next year.  Beyond the questions of when “Watchmen” may or may not hit movie screens comes the question that most fans have been wondering about since we first got news about the production–how long will the […]

Classic Dr Who Available on i-Tunes

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While it may not be the entire (available) 26-season run of the original “Doctor Who,” i-Tunes users can now download a selection of classic “Doctor Who” serials. Priced at $1.99 per episode, the selection covers most of the first six Doctors and offers an interesting selection of titles currently on DVD and some that have […]

Universal options Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan’s popular fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” has been optioned by Universal Pictures in a seven-figure deal according to Variety. The potential big-screen franchise will begin with an adaptation of the first novel of the series, “The Eye of the World.”  Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will produce for Red Eagle Entertainment, which […]

Falls answers questions about Journeyman

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Last season, NBC introduced viewers to Dan Vasser, a newspaper reporter who was mysteriously travelling through time, in the series “Journeyman.”   While many readers and listeners of Slice of SciFi became passionate fans for the show, the show didn’t catch on with the larger viewing public and was cancelled after 13 episodes. And while those […]

Doctor Who, Stardust win Hugos

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For the third year in the row, the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form has gone to “Doctor Who” writer Stephen Moffatt. Moffatt took the award for last year’s Doctor-light episode “Blink,” featuring the weeping angels who killed victims by sending them back in time to live our their lives. The winner for the […]

Bernie Mac Remembered

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Comedian Bernie Mac has passed away according to reports in the Los Angeles Times. Mac is best known for his work on the “Ocean’s 11″ series of movies and his work on the Peabody-award winning situation comedy, “The Bernie Mac Show.”  Mac was 50. “Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to […]

Goodkind Offers Reassurance

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Any time you take a popular novel and adapt it to the big or small screen, certain changes will have to be made. The changes can be big or small, but one thing is always certain–changes can make long-time fans of the series nervous. Author Terry Goodkind is aware of the nervousness his fans may […]

World Fantasy Award Nominations Released

The nominations for the World Fantasy Awards were announced earlier this week.  Winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention in  Calgary, Alberta.  The convention will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Life Achievement: Leo and Diane Dillon, Patricia McKillip Novel: Fangland by John Marks, The Gospel of the Knife by Will Shetterly, The Servants […]