Thank you for listening. This is show 187. I’m Vince.

And I’m Casey. We’re on the feed August 14, 2011.

It’s LIVE TEAM COVERAGE on SciFi Surplus:

Eureka won’t get a sixth season after all. Reporting live from New Zealand, I’m Darren.

Confusion ensues for series 7 of Doctor Who. I’m Charlotte.

Anne Hathaway has words for Catwoman haters. I’m Matt.

Marvel Studios is in talks with Brian Kirk to direct his first blockbuster. I’m Steph.

Controversy surrounds the World War Z movie. I’m Ethan.

Jovovich is back for Resident Evil 5. I’ve been known by many names.

We need to do a better job of keeping the riff-raff out of our live team coverage.

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The Force will be legal tender... ...always.

http://boingboing.net/2011/08/11/star-wars-coins-as-legal-tender.html


The SETI project may come back on line

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/08/7309356-donations-revive-seti-quest


Forecast: World War Z Movie Will Likely Suck

Paramount has released a synopsis for it’s upcoming World War Z adapation.

"The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself."

If you’ve read the story by Max Brooks then you know why fans of the novel are freaking out this week.  The story, “An Oral History of the First Zombie War,“ takes place after the Zombie Apocalypse and is about a researcher collecting stories from the survivors.  It’s global and about the sacrifices that everybody had to make in order to defend themselves against the threat.  It’s not a race against time thriller.  Paramount shouldn’t be trying to make it into one.

http://io9.com/5830389/world-war-z-movie-synopsis-is-nothing-like-the-book-internet-melts-down


I loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes and I'm very hopeful that there will be a sequel.  Much to my delight the director of the film, Rupert Wyatt, and the film's FX supervisor, Dan Lemmon, sat down with Brendon Connelly of BleedingCool  Dot Com this week.  Even though plans for a sequel haven't been announced, yet, they shared with Brendon their ideas for what could happen in a sequel.

“There’s so much we could do… The ideas I’ve had are all sorts of things, ranging from Full Metal Jacket with apes… you could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story. Or how apes are taking over cities, and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them. Spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans and humans maybe existing underground, because that’s a way they can avoid the virus, coming up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that’s what dehumanises them.”

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/08/08/sequels-to-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-director-rupert-wyatts-ideas/


And now LIVE! from New Zealand, asterisk, here’s Darren with a  

Last week you reported that Syfy had ordered six more episodes of Eureka to finish out the program after the season five run.  EW reported this week that the 13 episode fifth season, including a holiday special, is going to be their final season.  The deal didn't come through for the additional six episodes and the creators are going to have to wrap the show up at the end of the fifth season, which is currently being filmed.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/08/08/eureka-cancelled/

Darren1

Thanks Darren for that information.

Darren2

Awesome coverage! Thanks again.

Darren-Memorial

Breaking News!

Syfy has granted Eureka one more episode in order to finish up the series.  Cancellation was announced at the end of filming the fifth season and there wasn’t enough time to write a proper series finale so they are being given one more episode in order to provide some closure.

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/eureka-syfy-orders-one-more-episode-of-awkwardly-canceled-series.html


Steph-Thor2

Brian Kirk, who has directed several episodes of Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Dexter, might be getting a chance to direct a blockbuster film this time around.  Reportedly Marvel Studios is in negotiations with him to direct the sequel to Thor.  

Kenneth Branagh, the director of the first film, was originally offered the job.  He chose to turn it down to direct The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society instead.

Thor 2 is set for release on July 26, 2013 and is expected to be primarily set in Aasgard with a large cast of Norse Gods and mythological creatures.

Thank you Steph. Do you have any thoughts?

Steph-Thor2-Thoughts.

http://www.showblitz.com/2011/08/brian-kirk-in-talks-to-helm-thor-2.html


Powers Filming

The Chicago Sun Times has managed to get some photos from the set of the pilot episode of Powers.  The series will air in Summer of 2012 if it gets picked up.  Executive Producer Charles Eglee decribed Powers thusly:

 “a mashup of genres — like, if you took Se7en and smushed it withThe Dark Knight.”

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2011/08/12/first-look-at-jason-patric-as-christian-walker-in-fxs-powers/


Feedback:

From: Robert <robert@digitalsingularity.com>
To: feedback@scifisurplus.com
Subject: yet another syfy cancellation / protest

Hey Vince and Casey...  in the wake of SyFy's announcement of the cancellation of Eureka, someone I know decided to start a site to put pressure on SyFy to stop cancelling the good shows.  Take a look and if you deem it worthy, talk to Chris, maybe give it a mention.  :)  The site is going through improvements and such as we speak, the final touches should be there within a couple of hours.  

http://www.oneangrynerd.com/

And... in case you need some more info, Chris Ambler can be reached chris@ambler.net

Thanks...

-Robert

From John Higham

NPR’s Top 100 SF&F Books

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books


Confusion ensues for series 7 of Doctor Who

It’s a back and forth rumor volley of galactic proportions.

http://blastr.com/2011/08/rumor-of-the-day-are-amy.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews


Milla is back for Resident Evil 5

http://blastr.com/2011/08/confirmedl-milla-jovovich.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews


[Opinion by Casey]

They are trying to measure a backlash and I think they're missing the mark. The last Dark Knight movie was so great that people are expecting to be disappointed and creating scenarios that help limit their expectations.

http://io9.com/5828841/so-wait-is-there-really-a-dark-knight-rises-backlash?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Anne Hathaway sounds off about Catwoman costume haters

Following the totally mixed bag of reactions to that 1st Catwoman pic we showed you last week, Anne Hathaway—who plays the ...

http://blastr.com/2011/08/anne-hathaway-responds-to.php


Zoe Saldana wants to see Kirk without his shirt

http://trekmovie.com/2011/08/10/zoe-saldana-wants-shirtless-kirk-in-star-trek-sequel-teen-choice-photos-new-mag-covers/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews


Darren talks about Star Wars: The Old Republic

Darren-SWTOR