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The "Farscape" franchise will live on as a live-action Web series. Sci Fi Channel executive Craig Engler confirmed that the company has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Company for a 10-episode webisode series. So far no stars or writers are signed to appear and no story plotted, but if successful, the project could lead to re-igniting the franchise on the air.
And for all the BSG fans out there...
This fall, Sci Fi Channel will launch "Battlestar Galactica" minisodes related to fall's "Battlestar" movie "Razor," debuting Nov. 24. Eight episodes running two or three minutes each will first air on Sci Fi Channel (air dates/times yet to be determined) and later at SciFi.com.
The minisodes tell the story of a young Commander Adama (Nico Cortez) who discovers a dangerous Cylon weapon during the Cylon War that will come back to haunt him and his crew 40 years later. The shorts were writte by Michael Taylor and directed by Wayne Rose and Felix Alcala.
The film "Battlestar Galactica: Razor" will show viewers Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) on his first mission as commander of the Battlestar Pegasus and will reveal how former Pegasus leader Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) dealt with the original Cylon attack on the Colonies.
You can now buy register to lay out your down payment for a ride into space. Virgin Galactic is now taking orders for rides into space. I am not sure what timelines are but it sure is cool. I think it is 200K now but some day little guys like myself should be able to afford a ticket too. Check out www.virgingalactic.com for more details and a cool video.
Martin Nodell, the creator of the Green Lantern died at a nursing home in Muskego, Wis., on Saturday of natural causes. He was 91.
Nodell was looking for a new idea for a comic book in 1940 when he was waiting for a New York subway and saw a train operator waving a lantern displaying a green light, said Maggie Thompson, senior editor of Comics Buyer's Guide.
Nodell imagined a young engineer, Alan Scott, a train crash survivor who discovers in the debris an ancient lantern forged from a green meteor. Scott constructs a ring from the lamp that gives him super powers, and becomes a crime fighter.
He brought his drawings and story lines to All-American Publications, which later became a part of National Periodical Publications, the company that was to become DC Comics, Thompson said.
The first Green Lantern appearance came in July 1940, an eight-page story in a comic book also featuring other characters. The character then got his own series, and Nodell drew it until 1947 under the name Mart Dellon.
After its cancellation in 1949, the series was reborn in 1959 with a revised story line, and it has been revived several times.
Nodell was born in Philadelphia and studied at art schools in Chicago and New York. Besides Spencer Nodell, survivors include another son, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition, police said. He was 44.
Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when the accident occurred, Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site.
The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said Irwin was diving near Low Isles Reef near the resort town of Port Douglas, about 1,260 miles north of the state capital of Brisbane.
Queensland ambulance service spokesman Bob Hamil confirmed that a diver had been killed by a stingray off Lowe Isles Reef but refused to say who the victim was until relatives had been notified.
A rescue helicopter was sent from the nearby city of Cairns, and paramedics from it confirmed the diver’s death.
“The probable cause of death is stingray strike to the chest,” Hamil said.
Irwin is survived by his American wife Terri, from Oregon, and their daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, who will turn 3 in December.
or at least that was the question everyone’s favorite drunk Trailer Park Supervisor Jim F’n Lahey would ask…and did ask me today.
Mr. Lahey and Randy of Canada’s own Trailer Park Boys are in Victoria today doing a show at Legends. A Co-worker of mine Daffodil Bob was in the parking lot at a local McDonalds when none other than Lahey and Randy pull up.
Randy goes into McDonalds to get some cheeseburgers and Lahey walks up to Daffodil Bob and asks (in full character) “Can I bum a smoke bud?” After some convincing that he is in fact Mr Lahey Daffodil Bob (A huge fan of the Trailer Park Boys himself) has him call me on my cell phone and ask if there are any “SH*T puppets there”.
At first I thought Daffodil Bob was just pulling my leg but after a while I went along with it and complemented him on using a good “S*IT metaphor”. To which Lahey replied…”To SH*T or not to S*IT, that’s the question bud”
Not missing a beat (and trying to hold back the laughter) I shot back with “whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous SH*T, or take arms against a sea of SH*T and by opposing to end them” Lahey replies…“That’s the question bud…that’s the question”
Never has a more prolific SH*T metaphor been spoken. If only I had been at McDonalds this morning.