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Monday, April 7, 2008

Stargate: Universe, Heroes, TV DVD News, The Punisher: War Zone, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Comic Previews

Stargate: Universe

"Stargate: Universe," third series in the Stargate franchise (fourth if you count the abortive animated "Stargate: Inifinity") is going to take place on a ship originally built by the Ancients. Brad Wright, "Stargate:Atlantis" co-creator, was quoted at GateWorld as saying: "The idea of 'Stargate: Universe' is that it is set on a ship that was part of an Ancient experiment that was set in motion probably millions of years ago -- one that they never saw to fruition, but that we can. They got busy with the whole ascension thing." In this reality two ships that were built by the Ancients, one an unmanned one that automatically placed stargates throughout the universe, and another that trailed behind it exploring. That second ship is the vessel for the new series. "Atlantis" utilized an eighth chevron to travel to another universe, now "Universe" will take on the ninth chevron, which is designed to get to the exploration ship. Word is that SciFi Channel is interested in the series, but Wright made it clear that such a venture would need the right amount of money to make sure it's handled the way fans expect. Wright said: "We pitched an expensive series. The idea we have is not cheap. I think we've proven ourselves, so ... 'Can we please have enough money to do it right this time?' And, if not, then honestly, I don't want to do it. Why do it wrong?"


In this story on Sci Fi Wire, the third season premiere will be on September 15th. It will be three hours long consisting of an hour of clips and two hours of new material. Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, said: "On Monday, Sept. 15, we'll kick off with a Heroes clip show to try to bring back the audience and [then air] a massive two-hour Heroes film." The 'Origins' spinoff is dead, but season three will be a total of twenty episodes, with the back ten to begin in February 2009. All of this if there is not SAG strike, which would change everything, and could even kill the show.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Doctor Who" (Several Box Sets) here, "Fraggle Rock" (Season 4) here, "Match Game 73" (Vol. 2) here, "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (The Best of Ricky & Dave) here, "Walker, Texas Ranger" (Season 5) here, "Jupiter Moon" (Vol. 4) here, "The Toxic Crusaders" (Complete Series) here, "Galaxy High School" (Complete Series) here and "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (The Best of . . .) here.

The Punisher: War Zone

Superhero Hype reports here that the film will debut on December 5, rather than September 12.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

George Lucas said (about making an animated version of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" for the Cartoon Network, as opposed to making the original theatrical versions of the Star Wars): "A Star Wars theatrical film takes you a long time to do, and it all comes out on one weekend. But television shows are repeated and repeated. If you make a few mistakes or something, the end of the world isn't going to happen, you can get away with it and no one notices, because of the nature of the fact that it comes out every week, and it moves so fast. It just gives you more creative freedom, to take chances you don't have in features."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Mighty Avengers #12,

Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide,

Thor: Ages of Thunder,

Nova #12,

Neozoic #4,

Abyss #4,

& Noble Causes #32

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