By Carol Pinchefsky, Source: Blastr.com
As we reported in April, the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute was experiencing budget cuts, so it was forced to shut down its spearhead to life in space, the Alien Telescope Array. Now fans of the institute, who obviously didn’t want a crimp in their first-contact plans, have donated $200,000 for the cause.
If you haven’t noticed, the economy has recently been having a spot of bother, resulting in budget cuts and limited private donations to every agency or group in need, including SETI. But SETI has one advantage in fundraising that many institutes do not: star power.
Source: Doctor Who TV
A rumour has resurfaced that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are leaving Doctor Who.
By Kathie Huddleston, Source: Blastr.com
Late last week at the Fox TCA, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly stated that Terra Nova’s first season was being planned for 13 episodes only, and not the 22 it might otherwise get if it got good ratings, due to the complex production.
However, executive producer Brannon Braga told Blastr, “If they tell us they want nine more, it’ll be incredible. But we’re up to the challenge. I might have a nervous breakdown, but…”
by James Hibberd, Source: EW.com
Whoa! Big shock on Eureka.
Remember how Syfy ordered six episodes for a potential final season last week? Well, tonight the network decided that not only is the series firmly going to end, but those final six episodes are not going to happen after all.
The 13-episode fifth season that was ordered last year, which includes a holiday special, is going to be the final season of Eureka. Continue reading