SadCAST: News & Reviews: S01E05

Recorded on Sunday 26th June 2006 with SadGeezer, Newkate, Hillidays, Headgehog and Faldor.

It was the week of fire! When Superman Returned, when a Rolling Stone played Jonnie’s dad. We found out that JMS nearly put his foot in it again and Futurama got a new future. This and more all rolled up in another science fiction video show – Welcome to SadCAST 5

After the last riotous upload (SadCAST#3) we decided to concentrate on Sci Fi News this week.

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Superman Returns: A new direction:- In Superman Returns, the Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) returns to Earth from a mysterious five-year absence to discover that many things have changed. The changes will also play out in any sequels. To be released on – June 30th 2006 Initial previews are good. Download preview at:
See a review of the film here:

Pirates of the Caribean: Rolling Stoned Stoner to play Depp’s dad!:- The next installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, is scheduled for release on July 7, along with original cast members Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley, as well as Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards as the father of Depp’s character.

Piper Quits Doctor Who:- The BBC has confirmed that Billie Piper will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of season two currently airing in the UK. She’s played the Doctor’s traveling companion Rose Tyler since the beginning of the revived series, but will exit in the season two finale. Also: British tabloid The Sun is reporting from “insider” sources on who the next Doctor Who companion will be. Freema Agyeman, who appeared in the British series Casualty, The Bill, Silent Witness and Crossroads, will reportedly be in the last two episodes of the current series, and join full-time with the third series.

Checkout other News & Reviews from Sci Fi SadGeezers:
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JMS (John Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 fame) and Zabel wanted to re-boot Star Trek! :- Its a treatment by Bryce Zabel and JMS for a reboot of star trek submited to paramount in 2004, an interesting article to read. some interesting ideas in there with a mystery race and DNA coding but nothing we havent seen on TNG or B5.
See the article at: Excerpt from the article: “Admittedly, it takes a lot of nerve to offer to resurrect the “Star Trek” franchise when nobody has asked you to do that, but that’s just what prolific writer/producer J. Michael Straczynski and I did back in 2004. We were working together on a network pitch for a limited series, “Cult”, and we started talking about the state of the Trek universe and, before we could stop ourselves, we’d banged out a 14-page treatment called “Star Trek: Re-Boot the Universe.” Actually though, Zabel and JMS didn’t get anywhere – the NEW Star Trek movie has gone to J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible 3)

Box Office:
Cars: Most popular film currently in the US:- Early numbers show that the latest Disney/Pixar venture, Cars, took in $60.1 million on the weekend, shaping up to be the third-best Disney/Pixar opening, beating out Monsters, Inc.. Last week’s winner, The Break Up, still managed $20.5 million, with X-Men: The Last Stand, $15.5M; The Omen, $15.45M; Over the Hedge, $10.3M.

Locus awards for the best Sci Fi books :- The Locus Awards were presented at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington on 18th June 2006. The Awards are selected by the readers of Locus (probably the number 1 book magazine website) and could vote for any item published last year.
1. Best Science Fiction Novel: Accelerando, by Charles Stross
2. Best Fantasy Novel: Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
3. Best First Novel: Hammered/Scardown/Worldwired, by Elizabeth Bear
4. Best Short Story: “Sunbird,” by Neil Gaiman
5. Best Art Book: Spectrum
12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy & Arnie Fenner

Checkout other News & Reviews from Sci Fi SadGeezers:
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Faldor did an excellent review of Starwrek, in the Pirkinning

The Big news is that Futurama is back! Comedy Central have agreed to produce 13 more Futurama episodes slated for 2008 (this in addition to the 4 DVD movies which have already been agreed.

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