Friday, March 13, 2009


SF Signal reports that the old Atari 2600 games (like Space Invaders and Adventure) have gone online. Oh, the memories.

SF Signal also has the updated Nebula Awards nominations with links to the online versions so you can read them. See also: Locus analysis, note on why there was a correction

The Nebula Awards website has an interview with Jack McDevitt (about Cauldron, Cryptic, etc.).

Apparently some of the lost original Doctor Who episodes are believed to be in Zimbabwe, but they won't let anyone from the BBC in to look.

The Saturn Award nominations have been announced.

The Suvudu free e-library for Random House books (announced recently) has added more formats: Kindle, Sony, Scribd, and Stanza (in addition to the pdf they already include).

The Fox chairman has stepped down. I wonder if this will increase the chances for SF surviving on the network.

Renewal chances for Reaper aren't looking very good this week: one of the main characters has signed on to a pilot for another network.

CG Society shows the Steampunk award winners for video and art. Some great stuff there.

Auxillary Memory has a great article about the value of rereading classic SF books by listening to the audiobook versions. I really like audio books, but I hadn't thought of it from this direction.

3 recent items for Jericho fans: Skeet Ulrich has a new pilot for CBS, Jericho will be continuing as a comic (via i09 and Tor), and there is a possibility of a film version.

As if the original miniseries with Tim Curry wasn't scary enough to make everyone afraid of clowns, Warner Brothers is planning a movie version of Stephen King's It.

Oh, on the DVR front. I didn't mention that this Sunday at 8pm on NBC is the premiere of Kings. I've liked Ian McShane since Lovejoy, but I haven't decided if I'm going to watch this or not. See these reviews and decide for yourself: SF Gate, Zap2It, and What's Alan Watching

Some early pics from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland have leaked out.

New casting for the V remake is making it tempting: Morena Baccarin (Firefly) and Joel Gretsch (4400). The 2nd link also has news of the new pilot for Donald Faison of Scrubs.

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