Posts Tagged ‘ abrams ’

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.



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).



‘Fringe’ … An Unimpressive Start

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The series premiere of the Fox series struggled to get past NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” earning just a 5.9 rating/9 share according to Fast National Ratings from Nielsen Media Research. However, Fox once again dominated the key advertising demographic of adults 18 to 49 pulling in a 2.9 rating, followed closely by ABC with a 2.7, meaning that while total viewers may not have been out there for “Fringe,” the ones that matter to advertisers were.



Abrams: We Had A Scene For Shatner

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Today the latest wrinkle in the never-ending ‘Shatner in Star Trek‘ saga has been revealed. In a new interview with AMC, Star Trek director JJ Abrams reveals that there was a ‘flashback’ scene written for Shatner, but it “didn’t feel right.” Abrams also talked more about his approach to fan feedback.



First ‘Fringe’ Review

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Being derivative isn’t necessarily a condemnation in television, but given the auspices and hype, “Fringe” disappoints — mixing a bit of “The X-Files” here and a dollop of “Alias” there, flecks of deeply embedded conspiracies and imperiled humanity. The title should do a reasonably good job of describing the show’s audience.



Abrams: ‘Fringe’ Won’t Get Too Freaky

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

A series about “fringe science” typically would tease some pretty crazy things that would be more science-fiction than science. But when “Fringe” premieres Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. on Fox, executive producer and co-creator J.J. Abrams says it’s a show that won’t cross the line into unbelievable territory.



Abrams: My Star Trek Not A ‘Rehash’

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

‘Star Trek’s’ producer/director JJ Abrams is focusing on promoting his new show ‘Fringe’ this week, but of course the subject of ‘Star Trek’ keeps coming up. In a couple of new interviews, the multi-tasking Abrams talks about how his Trek balances the fans and a new audience and how it is ‘real’ sci-fi.



Fringe’s Torv Talks Exclusively

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

When Fox’s Fringe debuts next week, it will introduce a new Australian actress to American audiences: Anna Torv, who has appeared in some TV down under and elsewhere, but is otherwise unknown. She joins a list of J.J. Abrams’ discoveries who emerged from obscurity into the limelight.