Science Fiction

Terminator’s Jones Reveals Spoilers

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Richard T. Jones, who plays FBI agent James Ellison on Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, told SCI FI Wire (spoilers ahead!) that his character will take the job as private security for Zeira Corp., the company run by Catherine Weaver (Shirley Manson) and a precursor to Skynet.



‘Heroes’ Leads NBC Premiere Week

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The last new episode aired last December, with Season Two cut short by the writer’s strike. In the spring the writers decided to concentrate on the third season, rather than jumping back into production to add a few episodes onto the second season. That time allowed creator Tim Kring and his team to evaluate the show’s “sophomore slump” and retool the series a bit.



Where Did ‘Virtuality’ Idea Come From?

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Ronald D. Moore, the man behind the critically acclaimed “Battlestar Galactica,” is trying to catch that bolt of lightning in his bottle twice with a potentially new Fox series known as “Virtuality,” but questions are popping up more and more about where the story idea may have originated.



Braga’s ‘Flash Forward’ Headed To ABC

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Brannon Braga is headed back to sci-fi television. The co-creator of Enterprise, who has more Trek writing credits than anyone, has just sold a sci-fi pilot script to ABC. Co-written with David Goyer (Batman Begins), ‘Flash Forward’ sparked a Hollywood bidding war and is being considered a companion show to JJ Abrams ‘Lost’.



No One Ever Offered Shatner A ‘Star Trek XI’ Role

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a story that doesn’t seem to ever want to die, William Shatner responded to a report from last week from “Star Trek XI” director J.J. Abrams explaining why the Capt. Kirk actor was out of the film. Shatner said that while he is a big fan of Abrams, the truth was, no one ever offered him any kind of role in the film.



‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural’ Open Strong

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

“Smallville” earned a 2.7 rating/5 share, according to Fast National ratings from Nielsen Media Research, slightly about its average from last season, but still nearly 13 percent off its highest rating last year. “Supernatural” also did well clocking in with a 2.3/4, its highest rating in the past two years.



Abrams Talks Challenge Of Keeping Star Trek From Turning Into Parody

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a light-hearted interview for BBC Radio 1, JJ Abrams talks about Fringe, Cloverfield, Lost, and yes…Star Trek. The Star Trek director reveals some new things about the film and goes into more about how he is trying to ensure the film does not become a sequel to Galaxy Quest (not that there is anything wrong with that).



Kevin Smith: Star Trek (Almost) As Good As Dark Knight

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

As we reported a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith got an early preview of a rough cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and gave it a good review (twice). Now in a new interview, the Clerks director compares this year’s mega-hit The Dark Knight to Star Trek and Watchmen (which he has also seen months ahead of the rest of the world).



‘Heroes’ review: risks remain

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

For “Heroes,” the writers strike actually came in the nick of time: Just as NBC’s promising sci-fi serial appeared to be careering off course, the work stoppage truncated its second season. Back with new spring in its step, the show continues to feature intriguing characters and stories, but it’s time-hopping shenanigans risk wearing thin.



Bryan Fuller Wants To Bring Trek Back To TV

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Another veteran Trek writer/producer out promoting his new show is 2008 Emmy-nominee Bryan Fuller, who is the creator and show-runner for the quirky ABC hit ‘Pushing Daises’. In a new interview Fuller assessed the state of the Trek franchise and talked about how he would love to get another go at a Trek TV series.