Source: CNN Submitted by: Cougar (Star Wars News Consultant) The final chapter of the “Star Wars” movie saga grossed a record $50 million from its first 24 hours in North American theaters, the highest box office tally for a single day, according to studio estimates issued Friday. Copyright 2005 Reuters.
According to the newswire at The Futon Critic, SciFi Channel has acquired the syndication rights to Firefly and will begin airing the show as the lead-in to their SciFi Friday original programming, begining July 22, 7pm Eastern. (3rd paragraph down) Whoo-hoo! (hat tip to Mur Lafferty for the heads up)
Source: The Computer Crows Nest Submitted by: Nina The BBC are making some of their out-of-print Doctor Who novels available as free e-book downloads. They include titles such as The Dying Days by Lance Parkin (can the Eighth Doctor thwart an Ice Warrior invasion?), and Scales of Injustice by Gary Russell (the Silurians come up […]
In exploring why Anakin turns evil (and knowing Luke doesn’t), ‘Revenge of the Sith’ episode a good look at nature vs. nurture.
The father turned evil. The son didn’t. Was Anakin Skywalker the proverbial bad seed, or did he just have a tougher upbringing than his boy Luke? [Read more…]
Written by: S.K. Sloan One of the most versatile entertainers in Hollywood’s history succumbed today to his valiant fight against lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Frank Gorshin, with his wife Christina, of 48 years by his side died Tuesday. Frank Gorshin was from the old school of entertainment. He could sing, dance, do […]
Over at eBay, you can find a special auction going on now through May 25th, with the proceeds to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The genre related items still available to bid on: “Superman” button-down shirt signed by Dean Cain “Lois and Clark” crew jacket signed by Dean Cain Two Tickets […]
[ This is my commentary on the Enterprise finale. Spoilers may ensue. ] Finally watched the series finale of Enterprise. Well. How was I ripped off by that? Let me count the ways… okay, Shakespeare mode off. I was only a casual viewer of the show, and I still felt horribly ripped off. I can […]
Connor Trinneer Speaks Up Written by: S.K. Sloan I am “shocked and a little miffed,” so says Connor Trinneer, the actor who played Trip Tucker on the recently ended series Star Trek: Enterprise. In an interview with Michael Logan in the latest edition of TV Guide Trinneer stated that he was disappointed. “I wanted us […]
According to CNN, the market for Star Wars collectibles is still hot. Original Jawa figures with the vinyl capes for $3000? Yow. I don’t have many Star Wars collectibles… they were way out of my price range by the time I was old enough to want to get them. But I do have an original […]
Original full story entitled “Is the ‘Trek’ Over?” by: Joal Ryan Edited by: S.K. Sloan In an E-Online interview on Friday May 13, 2005, Eugene [Rod] W. Roddenberry, son of the famous Gene Roddenberry – creator of Star Trek – stated that, “Star Trek will never die. It’s a cash cow for Paramount.” Rod has […]
Written by: Amiko Nevills [NASA’s Johnson Space Center] Submitted by: S.K. Sloan NASA Astronauts Mike Fincke and Terry Virts recently suited up for a voyage in “space” without ever leaving Earth. In fact, their most recent space expedition was in Hollywood. Instead of a countdown, their launch began on “lights, camera, and action!” While on […]
There’s a copy of the original media marketing kit for the 1979 Washington DC premiere of Star Trek: The Motion Picture up for auction to benefit charity. It contains the following items in pristine condition: Original Production notes Original poster Original Publicity photos Original Book and screenplay It was donated by a former Paramount executive, […]