Earth Station One Podcast Episode 117: Making Our Escape on the Battlestar Galactica

Earth Station One Episode 117: Battlestar GalacticaOn this episode Earth Station One flees from the Cylon tyranny on a lonely quest – to discuss the shining scifi franchise known as Battlestar Galactica. Joining the rag-tag crew of Mike, Mike, and Bobby is Dan Carroll. Or at least we think our guest is Dan. He may in fact be a Cylon! We also check in with writer and publisher Tommy Hancock and find out details on the new “Tales of the Rook” anthology. All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs! So say we all!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Making Our Escape on the Battlestar Galactica
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CBS has found its Holmes for that OTHER modern-day Sherlock reboot

Johnny Lee Miller = Sherlock Holmes.. haven't we seen this?By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Even though we’ll still go on the record and say that to launch a present-day Sherlock Holmes TV series in the shadow of the superlative BBC version is folly, at least CBS has found an interesting actor to play the great detective in Elementary.

Jonny Lee Miller—veteran of Trainspotting, Hackers and TV’s Eli Stone and Dexter—will prowl the streets of Manhattan as Arthur Conan Doyle’s storied detective for CBS’s Elementary. No word yet on who’ll be his Watson … but I’ll put money on them casting a woman for the part. Seems like a network thing to do. Continue reading

That Darkover TV show we always dreamed about is finally happening

Darkover is finally coming to TV, we hope :-)By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Given the massive, runaway success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, it was probably just a matter of time before someone snapped up another sweeping, character-dense, world-rich genre book series to bring to the small screen. And Marion Zimmer Bradley’s best-selling Darkover saga seems to be next in line.

Producers Ilene Kahn Power—who gave Angelina Jolie her big break in HBO’s Gia—and Elizabeth Stanley have obtained the rights to Bradley’s Darkover books, almost 40 in all, which chronicle the foundation of a human colony on an inhospitable planet in orbit around the red giant star known as Darkover and incorporate elements of both fantasy and science fiction. Continue reading

DC Comics to pick up EXACTLY where Smallville TV series left off

Smallville to continue.. WHY??!?!?By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Last year, we heard that Smallville’s story editor Bryan Q. Miller was going to continue the story of Tom Welling’s Clark Kent and his assorted cohorts from the WB series in a series of novels. Turns out DC’s plan is a little flashier and a lot more frequent.

DC will be launching Smallville Season 11 as a digital-first comic, to be written by Miller and released weekly starting on April 13, 2012; they’ll be collected into print on a monthly basis (with an episode guide as a bonus). Continue reading

Remember that Munsters reboot? It won’t be called The Munsters

The Munsters is now going to be known as Mockingbird LaneBy Krystal Clark, Source: Blastr.com

NBC’s The Munsters is getting a makeover. The network has decided to scrap the show’s classic title in favor of something new. This isn’t your grandpa’s sitcom. They’re revamping the show from the inside out.

According to TV Line, the Munsters reboot will be called Mockingbird Lane. The new title is a nod to the family’s residence, which is located at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. On a side note, TV’s other gothic clan, the Addams Family, lived on Cemetery Lane. Do they have something against boulevards and avenues? Continue reading

Crazed Alcatraz fans force prison to announce the series is fake

Alactraz isn't real.. NO DUH!!!By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

With his latest mysterious island drama Alcatraz, Lost creator J.J. Abrams opted to build the story around a real island, telling the fictional tale of more than 300 inmates and guards who disappeared in 1963.

Apparently some fans of the Fox show missed the part about it being fictional. Since the series began, the National Park Service has reported issues with overzealous tourists sneaking away from guided tours of the closed megaprison to look for the secret rooms showcased on the show. Continue reading

‘Dexter’ scoop: Series endgame begins this season

Dexter's endgame is in view!!by James Hibberd, Source: EW.com

When Showtime recently renewed Dexter for two more seasons, fans wondered: Is this the beginning of the end for the acclaimed serial killer drama?

Though plans could still change, Showtime entertainment president David Nevins tells EW the working assumption is indeed that Dexter will conclude in the eighth season. Moreover, the creative endgame starts sooner than you think — the remaining episodes of the current sixth season will set into motion events that will resonate through the remainder of the series.

“Coming back for two more years gives us clarity about how and when it will go out,” Nevins said at Showtime’s annual holiday party in Los Angeles on Thursday night. “There’s things that are going to happen [this season] that will set up a very clear endgame that will take two seasons to tell. You have got to be there for the last two episodes.” Continue reading

Stephen Soderbergh Leaves The Man From UNCLE, Starts Sniffing Out New Gigs

Man from UNCLE on Hold, AGAIN!!by Brendon Connelly, source: Bleeding Cool.com

After eighteen months of development, Stephen Soderbergh has decided not to direct Warner Bros. do-over of The Man From UNCLE. The director and studio have apparently come to a parting of the ways over casting and the budget.

Apparently Soderbergh was keen on either Michael Fassbender or Joel Kinnaman for the lead role, at least since George Clooney stepped down with back problems. Warner Bros. would not okay either Fassbender or Kinnaman for UNCLE, but did then cast them in other high profile projects – something The Playlist says “never sat well” with Soderbergh. Continue reading

BBC America Orders Five More Nerdist Specials

More Nerdist Podcast coming to BBC Americaby Philiana Ng, Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The cable network has ordered five more specials of The Nerdist, based on Hardwick’s popular podcast of the same name. The announcement comes weeks after the pilot for the show, hosted by Hardwick and featuring Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Craig Ferguson, aired in September as part of the network’s newly launched “Ministry of Laughs” comedy block.

The five specials, two 60-minute episodes and three half-hours, will air all through next year, timed to major network events. The first will air on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. as a one-hour year-end review of pop culture, tech trends and more. Continue reading

‘Munsters’ remake pilot ordered by NBC

The Munsters Get Another Remake. OY!!!by James Hibberd, Source: EW.com

TV’s original American horror story is taking another step toward returning to primetime: NBC has ordered a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic TV show The Munsters.

The new version of the half-hour sitcom is bring re-imagined by the Pushing Daises creator as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original. Continue reading