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Monday, July 16, 2007

Farscape Returns, Chasing the Dragon, TV DVD News, Moore Looking at Gay Film, Pictures of Hollis Woods, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Farscape Returns

SCIFIWire reports that SCI FI Channel plans to revive "Farscape" as a Web-based series of short films on SCIFI.COM's SCI FI Pulse broadband network. This will be part of a selection of new original online programming. They have ordered 10 webisodes of Farscape produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi Jr. and produced by The Jim Henson Co. There are no casting or debut dates available.

Chasing the Dragon

Variety says that Robert De Niro and Universal Pictures will be making a film version of Roy Rowan's memoir "Chasing the Dragon: A Veteran Journalist's Firsthand Account of the 1949 Chinese Revolution." The book tells of the rise of Mao Zedong and communism in China, through the eyes of Rowan, who was in China at the time working for United Nations Relief.

TV DVD News has stories on "Heroes" (Season 1) here, "Philip Marlowe, Private Eye" (They say it's Season 1, but everything I find has it as Season 2) here, "Stargate: Atlantis" (Season 3) here, "Star Trek" (Original Series on HD) hereand "Bizarre" (John Byner's Showtime Series) here.

Moore Looking at Gay Film

Talking to The Advocate director Michael Moore discussed people who hate gays. Mr. Moore said: "I think it's a very ripe subject for someone like me to make a movie about. Simply because we are not there yet and it remains one of the last open wounds on our soul that we are not willing to fix yet. There is nowhere in the four Gospels where Jesus uses the word homosexual. The right wing has appropriated this guy . . . and they have used him to attack gays and lesbians, when he never said a single word against people who are homosexual. Anyone who professes to be a Christian and does that is certainly not following the teachings of Jesus Christ."

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard and James Tupper will star in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame film "Pictures of Hollis Woods." Based on the Patricia Reilly Giff novel, the story tells of 12-year-old Hollis Woods (Jodelle Ferland) who was abandoned as a baby, then became a ward of the foster-care system until she meets Josie (Spacek), a retired art teacher who understands her. While Woodard plays the girl's social worker and Tupper is a previous foster parent who wants to adopt Hollis. Ann Peacock did the screenplay, while Tony Bill directs.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

The Inheritors
What if you always dreamed of becoming a superhero? What if, instead of that dream coming true, you found you had gained the power to make other people superpowerful? And what if dark forces and monied interests wanted you to work for them, at any cost? On top of that, what if you were just a kid?

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Thor #2,

New Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1,

The Goon #19,

Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock #3,

Ms. Marvel #18,

& Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1,

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