Archive for July, 2003

Bob Hope Departs for Sto-Vo-Kor

Monday, July 28th, 2003

Although this will be in every paper in the world, I thought it prudent to mention it here. Bob Hope, one of the greatest (mayhaps THE greatest) entertainers of all time, passed away on Sunday. Here's one of the stories on the net. I, like nearly all Americans, grew ...

J.G. Hertzler at London Forbidden Planet

Monday, July 28th, 2003

The Alien Online has a notice that General Martok will be doing a booksigning at Forbidden Planet in London today, July 28th.

DeSanto on Galactica

Friday, July 25th, 2003

Tom DeSanto talks about the Sci-Fi Channel's upcoming Battlestar Galactica mini-sereis over on Sci-Fi Wire. It's an interesting piece, and worth the read. Personally, I'd like to see what Richard "Apollo Macdude" Hatch has to say on the series.

Walter “Matt” Jefferies Dies at 82

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003

For those who haven't heard, Matt Jefferies passed away on July 21, 2003. He was the Art Designer for the original Star Trek series in the 1960's. Sci-fi Wire as a brief article on his passing, and there is a longer piece on For those who are a ...

First Heinlein Novel to be Published

Monday, July 21st, 2003

Over on Locus Magazine Online, there is a short blurb about For Us, The Living, the FIRST novel written by Robert A. Heinlein, all copies having thought to have been lost or destroyed, has been located and sold at auction by Heinlein's estate to Scribner's and Pocket Books.

New Doctor Who spinoff, Deimos Rising

Saturday, July 19th, 2003

Outpost Gallifrey has an announcement from Reeltime Picures that there will be a new spinoff drama. According to the article posted, this is due out in the U.K. in October, in time for the Doctor's 40th anniversary. Timelords only know when it will hit the States.

Emmy Nominations for SF

Thursday, July 17th, 2003

SciFi Wire Emmy nominations have been announced, with Frank Herbert's Children of Dune and Enterprise, as well as other good genre series, up for several awards.

Ninth Doctor Cast

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

The BBC on-line has a short article on casting Richard Grant as the 9th Doctor. Apparently this will be an animated film, not live action. However, the doctor is still the doctor.

Forrest J. Ackerman

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Sci-Fi Slacker's has an excellent essay on Forrest J. Ackerman. Forry is to many Mr. Sci-Fi. Okay, I have to admit it, I miss my collection of Famous Monsters of Filmland, which Forry published, and I grew up on. It's that magazine that really got me interested in fandom and led ...

Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Announced

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Locus Magazine online has an article on this years winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards. Also at Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.

Firefly movie deal in works

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

From SciFi Wire, Josh Whedon has announced he is close to closing a deal for a film version of the series Firefly. A theatrical version is hinged on getting all of the regular cast members back for the project. I for one hope it bears fruit, as Firefly ...

Convergence 2003

Thursday, July 10th, 2003

All pics are thumbnails. Klick on the image link for a larger view. Convergence 2003, running over the 4th of July weekend, and held at the Bloomington Radisson Hotel, started off with a bang. Party bang, that is. After getting checked into the hotel and gear moved into my room, ...