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Finally! #Stargate coming back to life with film trilogy reboot! | Blastr


Finally! Stargate coming back to life with film trilogy reboot!

Trent Moore Thursday, September 5, 2013 – 4:14pm

A whole lot of sci-fi fans have been bummed ever since the most recent Stargate series, Universe, went off the air a few years ago. Well, we have some good news: The franchise is coming back to the big screen.

But it won’t be a continuation of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis or Universe. Heck, it won’t even be connected to the original 1994 film that started it all. Get ready for a reboot.

Director Roland Emmerich has revealed that he is prepping a trilogy of new Stargate films meant to reboot the franchise. Originally Emmerich had envisioned Stargate as the first part of a trilogy — but MGM opted to make Stargate SG-1 instead, which ran for a decade and led to the two additional TV spinoffs.

Now that the franchise has been dormant a few years, Emmerich decided it was time to come back and give it another shot. Though the rebooted trilogy could borrow from some of his original plans, Emmerich was quick to point out that the new films will not be connected to the original Stargate film, noting “the actors look totally different … it would not work.”

The films will almost certainly not connect to the SG-1 universe, either, since Emmerich has never really been a huge fan of the small-screen version of the franchise. To this day, he maintains it is not a “canon” continuation from his film.

Here’s what he told Digital Spy:

“We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot… and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we’ll have to look for a writer and start.”

via Finally! Stargate coming back to life with film trilogy reboot | Blastr.

 

Worf TV Series | The Mary Sue


MICHAEL DORN STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIS WORF-BASED TV SERIES

by Susana Polo | 11:03 am, August 21st, 2013

We first learned about Michael Dorn‘s efforts to get a Worf-centered Star Trek movie or television show into development nearly a year ago, and even though nothing has come of it yet, Dorn is still optimistic.

Last September Dorn said he’d been contacted by “several individuals” interested in making a movie about a post-Next Generation Worf, the captain of his own Federation starship.

“Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago, where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it,” said Dorn. “Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.”

Dorn gave J.J. Abrams‘ hold over the franchise as one roadblock the project would have to clear, and a Worf movie does seem a bit like an odd choice for a company that’s pretty heavily invested in an alternate timeline version of the universe that takes place both a generation before and in a place with a completely different visual aesthetic than Next Generation. Still, a year later, Dorn is still hoping it will happen, and talking about it as a television series rather than a movie. He told HuffPo:

Last year there was interest and I talked to a couple producers and we actually had pitch meeting with Paramount and CBS. Business things got in the way in terms of the JJ Abrams movie coming out and CBS/Paramount and their relationship with JJ Abrams. I don’t think they wanted to step on his toes by putting a new series on, but it’s not dead yet. I’ve finished the script and hopefully someone will take a look at this and say ‘we can do this.’

While I’m not personally certain that Star Trek returning to television is something that’s in the cards right now, I’d love to see it happen, and I’d love to see it happen in a way that wasn’t based on Abrams’ Star Trek.

(HuffPo via Blastr, top pic via Flickr.)

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Harry Potter Turns 33! You, the Fans, Gave Us 33 Reasons Why You Love Him! | Fan Voice


Harry Potter Turns 33! You, the Fans, Gave Us 33 Reasons Why You Love Him!

BY JENNA BUSCH | JUL 31, 2013

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Harry Potter is one of my all-time favorite book and film series. I’m still reeling from the fact that eight films managed to take a book series I love and actually make me love it even more. According to the interwebs, today is Harry’s 33rd birthday. In honor of the event, I solicited some fan love on my Twitter feed and my Facebook and Google+ pages. Here is what you had to say about the boy wizard.

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@elguapo1: “I love Harry Potter because he exists in a world that fuels the imaginations of both children and adults the world over.”

@bonniegrrl: “Harry Potter was more than just the underdog wizard kid with a bad childhood. He showed us that even when life hands you lemons you can still turn it around and make Polyjuice Potion. Though everything and everyone seemed to be against him, he still had his friends to pull him through the darkness. I will always love him for never giving up and for always standing up for what’s right, which isn’t easy when you’re a teenager with a price on your head.”

@BSGesus: ” I love how the books are structured to go through each season. Summer to Spring. There is nothing like Autumn at Hogwarts.”

@WH_Woolhat: “When the Sorting Hat yells out “Hufflepuff” in the movies, I laugh every time”

@geekgirldiva: “I love Harry’s bravery. No matter how scared he is, he fights anyway. For his friends, for his family, for Hogwarts. Without question.”

@evildorina: “Not only has J. K. Rowling created wonderful, complex role models, but she’s also come up with a world as dark as our own. I think we can all relate to the fear Harry and his friends live through every day. As we get older, we learn that life isn’t magical, we’re not invincible, and our loved ones won’t be here forever. Rowling reminds us that life is still worth living, there are always people out there worth fighting for, and we can beat the darkness.”

@DavinCleary: “I love Harry Potter because even though I was in my late twenties when I started reading the series, it makes you feel like you are a kid, seeing the magical world through Harry’s eyes.”

@thestephthorpe: “He brought out the child in all of us. Both kids & adults alike could experience & share this wondrous new world together through his eyes. He always tried to do the right thing, even when it seemed hopeless”

Bryan Hardbarger: “Aside from the painfully obvious reasons why this story is so amazing… like the character development, the films lush landscapes and rich effects is the simple fact that J. K. Rowling’s writing sent countless numbers of children and adults alike to sit down and READ. Bless her, and her talents, her imagination, her determination and influence on so many to persevere through the hardest times. She created an entire world in our imaginations, full of hope and friendship, laughter and tears. We fell in love with SO many of her individual creations, I for one have been forever enriched by her work. If I ever see J. K. in person, I owe her the biggest and most heartfelt hug!”

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Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series


Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series
11 months ago by Sandy Schaefer

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Geek favorites Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer have been forthcoming about their hopes for bringing “Star Trek” back to the small screen, after the release of J.J. Abrams’ elusive sequel to his Trek movie reboot next summer. However, it turns out those two aren’t the only ones with big dreams about a new TV series set in that sci-fi universe – Michael Dorn is also taking steps to reprise his signature Trek role on a spinoff, tentatively titled “Star Trek: Captain Worf.”

Worf, Son of Mogh, of course, is the first Klingon main character on a “Star Trek” TV series. He appeared on The Next Generation throughout its seven-season run, then became a Deep Space Nine regular for its last four seasons. Dorn portrayed Worf in all four Next Generation films; in addition, he played Worf’s grandfather, Colonel Worf, in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”

Rumors and reports about a prospective Worf spinoff began circulating earlier this year – which, perhaps not-so-coincidentally, marks the 25th anniversary of The Next Generation. Trek News caught up with recently with Dorn, who gave them the following exclusive “scoop” on the project:

“I had come up with the idea because I love [Worf] and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals–I can’t say who and all that–about wanting to come on board and be part of this. ”

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After Lucasfilm, is Hasbro next for Disney? | GMA News Online


After absorbing the Star Wars universe with its $4-billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, Disney’s big-time acquisition spree does not appear to be over yet.

Disney may soon be putting mouse ears over Optimus Prime, Cobra Commander and other characters in the Hasbro universe, if rumors cited by MTV prove accurate.

 “(W)e have it on good authority that serious discussions are happening at the highest levels of both Disney and Hasbro to fold the largest toy and game company on the planet into the Mouse,” MTV said.

But it said that while the talks are still “just discussions” at this time, they are serious enough to potentially rock the entertainment industry.

 “The Lucasfilm acquisition has been reported as taking as few as six months to complete. On the other hand, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has until 2015 on his current contract, and he waited about three years in between the acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm, so we may be without firm news on this for some time,” it added.

Should Disney’s acquisition of Hasbro push through, it would gain the rights to Hasbro properties including Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons and Dragons, Beyblade, Battleship, Nerf, and Magic: The Gathering.

Even before Hasbro and Lucasfilm, Disney had already gobbled up Marvel Entertainment, though Sony still owns the film rights to Spider-Man.

Film rights to other Marvel properties, X-Men and Fantastic Four, are with Twentieth Century Fox, ScreenRant.com said.

Still, having Hasbro, Marvel and Star Wars would be a “pretty comprehensive lock on boy’s entertainment,” MTV said.

 “(It would be) a far cry from a few years back when Disney was heavily criticized for losing its grip on boys,”

MTV also noted Hasbro has toy and tabletop game licenses to Star Wars and Marvel, and has been successful with them. It cited as well the “cross-pollination” with Star Wars Transformers and Monopoly.

Hasbro’s future:

MTV noted that while the Transformers and G.I. Joe films are with Paramount, that could easily change, since the animated series are with The Hub, along with Beyblade, Kaijudo, and others.

But it said it is not clear how that channel would fit into Disney’s plans.

 “They could be folded into Disney XD, and the girls brands folded into Disney Channel. On the comics’ side this would be bad news for IDW, just as the Marvel acquisition was for BOOM! and the Lucasfilm acquisition is likely to be for Dark Horse,” it said.

A separate article on Examiner.com also suggested the possibility of a “Magic: The Gathering” theme park at Disney World “where players can meet Jace, the Architect and Vraska the Unseen.”

It added rides could include “Multiverse Racing” go-carts and guests could stay at the luxurious Ivory Tower. — TJD, GMA News

Thanks to GMANews.com for this interesting news article, go check them out today!

via After Lucasfilm, is Hasbro next for Disney? | SciTech | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere.

 

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Castle Pays Homage To Firefly At A Sci-Fi Convention


Castle Firefly Convention EpisodeNathan Fillion is keeping the “Firefly” torch burning even in his newer role — this weeks “Castle” paid homage to the short-lived Joss Whedon series in a number of geeky ways.The episode, directed by “Star Trek: The Next Generation” legend Jonathan Frakes, was set at a sci-fi convention, and featured a “Firefly”-style show called “Nebula-9.”“They were canceled over a decade ago. After 12 episodes, which was 12 episodes too many,” Castle explained to Beckett.“I thought you would be a fan,” she admitted.“I’m a fan of good sci-fi. ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Battlestar,’ that Joss Whedon show, but ‘Nebula-9?’ No, it’s all phony melodrama and lifeless acting,” our hero proclaimed, much to the joy of the Browncoats in the audience.”Castle” airs every Monday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

Thanks to the fine folks at Huffington Post for this lil’ jewel of the ‘Verse!

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Felicia Day to Make Return Visit to ‘Supernatural’ | TV Equals


Eureka Mirror Mirror Season 5 Episode 11Felicia Day, the writer, producer and star of the long-running online series ‘The Guild’, will be making a return visit to the long-running CW series Supernatural, reprising her role of Charlie Bradbury, a computer whiz who all but inadvertently helped the Winchester brothers (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) get one step closer to taking down Leviathan leader Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart) last season.

Now word comes from TV Line and Day’s own Twitter post that she will be making a reappearance on the sci-fi series. Here is what Day had to share on Twitter:

“What better place to be on Halloween than on the set of Supernatural”?

Charlie will show up in episode 11 of the current season of ‘Supernatural’ in an episode called “LARP and the Real Girl”. Does that mean that Charlie (aka Day) will help the brothers in a case involving role-playing? Sure sounds that way given the title, right?

Among Day’s other credits are ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Eureka’ as well as the online sensation ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’, the online series ‘Dragon Age: Redemption’ and the made-for-TV movie ‘Red: Werewolf Hunter’. She also serves as host of the online podcast ‘The Flog’.

‘Supernatural’, which is now in its 8th season on The CW, will air its next new episode this Thursday, November 1 at 9/8c.

via Sci-Fi Favorite Felicia Day to Make Return Visit to ‘Supernatural’ | TV Equals.

 
 
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