Rowling to take stand today


Best-selling author J.K. Rowling will be on the witness stand today in a Lower Manhattan courtroom, testifying against a publisher that wants to publish an encyclopedia based on her Harry Potter novels reports the New York Times. Rowling will testify against RDR Books, a small publisher in Michigan that wants to publish a print edition […]

More Lost this season

According to an exclusive report by E! On-Line’s Kristin Dos Santos, a deal has been reached to produce and air a fourteenth episode of ABC’s hit TV series Lost this year. But there’s a catch–fans will have to wait until the end of May to see it. The first hour of the three-hour season finale […]

Deal or No Deal to air Star Wars themed episode


NBC’s popular game show Deal or No Deal will visit a galaxy far, far away later this month with a special Star Wars themed episode. Set to air Monday, April 28th, the two-hour episode will give two Star Wars fans the experience if a lifetime when they are joined on the show by Princess Leia […]

X-Files Revelations coming to DVD


Looking to have a quick refresher course on The X-Files before you get in line for the second X-Files movie later this summer?  A new DVD set coming out on July 8th could help. The two-disc set X-Files: Revelations will feature eight episodes that influences the upcoming X-Files 2 movie reports SciFi Wire.  In addition, […]

Producers respond to Babylon A.D. story

Yesterday, we reported that the upcoming Vin Diesel movie Babylon A.D. was being cut by 20th Century Fox from a running time of 160 minute running time to 90 minutes. Today producers are denying the story, saying that the movie’s running time will be and has always been around an hour and forty minutes and […]

Is The Incredible Hulk doomed to box-office failure?


When the new trailer for The Incredible Hulk debuted on-line several weeks ago, the fan reaction was overwhelmingly mixed. Scenes featuring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and other members of the re-cast and re-imagining entry into a potential Hulk franchise drew positive response while scenes with the newly created CGI Hulk and his nemesis the Abomination […]

Test audiences don’t like one Dark Knight scene

Preview screenings of the much-anticipated Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight are underway according to sources The film is winning rave reviews from test audiences except for one scene. In the movie, Heath Ledger’s character of the Joker is seen alive in a body bag as part of a nefarious plot. Audiences have reacted […]

Scientists discover smallest extrasolar planet


Spanish scientists announced the discovery of the smallest planet outside of our solar system Wednesday reports the Associated Press. The new planet, GJ 436T, is located 30 light years from Earth. It was discovered by a team led by Ignasi Ribas through a technique observing the planet’s gravitational pull on other planets already discovered around […]

More Lost this season?


TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello is reporting that the current season of Lost may be extended an episode if negotiations between producers and ABC work out. The current season is set to run for thirteen episodes but an additional episode could be ordered and produced for the series’ fourth season. The season was originally supposed to […]

New animated Batman on the way


The Caped Crusader’s current animated run ended a few weeks ago with the series finale of The Batman. But the Dark Knight won’t be able to relax long with the Cartoon Network’s announcement that a new animated series for Gotham’s defender will debut this fall. Batman: The Brave and the Bold will feature the Dark […]

Hick’s Picks 24

Universal Options Earth Vs the Moon Universal Pictures has picked up the pitch for a new “sci-fi epic” Earth vs the Moon according to the Hollywood Reporter. The pitch was made by writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Earth vs the Moon will be produced by Scott Stuber, who is currently producing the new Wolf […]

Gyllenhaal the “Prince of Persia”?

Earlier this week, stories that actor Orlando Bloom had accepted the title role in the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time swept across the Internet, including a report here on Slice of SciFi. The story turned out to be mis-reported. Today, Latino Review reports a new casting rumor for the lead role in […]

Bakersfield Star Trek shoot

A car accident near the set of the latest installment in the Star Trek franchise revealed filming is taking place for the film in Bakersfield, California according to reports at SyFy Portal. The reason for the filming is that Bakersfield is being used to simulate Captain James T. Kirk’s boyhood home of Iowa for scenes […]

Helfer signs deal with FOX


There’s good news today for fans of looking to get a weekly dose of Tricia Helfer on their television sets. The actress has signed a one-year talent holding deal with the FOX network. The network is eager to cast Helfer in a new series, probably a drama, for the upcoming television season. According to the […]