SadCAST: News & Reviews: S01E06

The show was recorded on July 7th 2006. SadGeezer and Newkate, Headgehog, Faldor an Hollydays took part.  We chatted about Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, US Sci Fi Box Office, Harry Potter and a possible new Star Trek idea from Faldor.

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The show was recorded on July 7th 2006. SadGeezer and Newkate, Headgehog, Faldor an Hollydays took part.

Items discussed were:

Scanner Stars Hammed it up! A Scanner Darkly director Richard Linklater told SCI FI Wire that his stars reacted differently to the idea that their performances would be rendered in animation

Richards Confirmed For Pirates 3 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards looks set to play Johnny Depp’s father in the third Pirates of the Caribbean film, a fitting role for the man upon whom Depp based the character of Captain Jack Sparrow, the Reuters news service reported.

Newkate did a brief review of the film and explained why she liked it.

Agyeman Confirmed BBC have formally announced that Freema Agyeman will be the new Dr Who companion (chamethey can’t change David Tennant) I know we already did this, buit it’s nice to know that it’s confirmed now.Freema Agyeman has been named as Dr Who’s new sidekick, replacing Billie Piper.

Hollydays was very impressed by the films ‘Cars’ and recently ‘Over the Headge’ (which she feels should be seen because it has ‘Mr Sci Fi’ William Shatner in it) Harry Potter may perish in last book, author hints Harry Potter may perish in the final installment of the boy wizard series in which two main characters die, author J.K. Rowling hinted in a television interview. JK Rowling said she was well on the way to finishing the eagerly-awaited seventh Potter book. “I wrote the final chapter in something like 1990, so I’ve known exactly how the series is going to end,” she told a chat show on Channel 4 television. “The final chapter is hidden away although it’s now changed very slightly. One character got a reprieve. But I have to say two die that I didn’t intend to die,” Rowling said. “A price has to be paid, we are dealing with pure evil here. They don’t target extras, do they? They go for the main characters — well, I do.” Asked whether one of the casualties would be Potter himself, Rowling said she had never been tempted to kill off the magician before the finale. At the same time, she added: “I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, ‘Well I’m gonna kill them off because that means there can be no non-author written sequels. So it will end with me and after I’m dead and gone they won’t be able to bring back the character’.” The author said she did not want to commit herself either way on Potter’s fate, telling interviewers Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan: “I don’t want the hate mail, apart from anything else.”

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Faldor’s Review Faldor produced an excellent review of the piece submitted to Paramount by JMS (of Babylon 5 fame) to try and resurrect the Star Trek TV franchise with the workup of an idea for a new series called ‘Star Trek – Reboot the Universe’

US Box Office ( (Headghog) Superman Returns – $52,150,000 ($84,208,000) – not good for a $300 million flic The Devil Wears Prada – $27,000,000 ($27,000,000) – much better than expected Click – $19,400,000 ($77,918,000) – pretty much in the profit zone now Cars – $14,035,000 ($182,056,000) – doing well 🙂 Nacho Libre – $6,186,000 ($64,959,000) – doing well 🙁 The Lake House – $4,510,000 ($38,735,000) – not hot The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – $4,432,000 ($51,666,000) – making money Waist Deep – $3,312,000 ($15,175,000) – nice The Break-Up – $2,830,000 ($110,069,000) – Jennifer’s got moxey The Da Vinci Code – $2,300,000 ($209,793,000) – wow Tuesday July 4, 2006

Emmy Nominations (Headgehog) Alias -2 nods BSG – 3 Lost – 8 Smallville, Supernatural, Surface, Atlantis There was also a debate about the pronunciation of Dune. Should it be pronounced Doon or Dewn viewers were asked to help decide. Send us an email to sadcast at sadgeezer dot com.

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