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Tube Bits for 02/01/2008

  • I was under the impression that Joss Whedon had stated, uncategorically, that Firefly, as a show, was over and that Serenity told the entire story that the TV series was going to tell. However, Summer Glau must not have heard that because she told Sy Fy Portal that Firefly is ‘never over‘ and there could be another incarnation on the horizon. I’m thinking, at this point, too much water has passed under the bridge and all the other cast members are off doing other things. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
  • The web-based series, Sanctuary, starring Amanda Tapping, has been picked up by the Sci Fi Channel for a full 13-episode season. The show will be re-tooled for Sci Fi and filming will begin in March. Of course, this means that Tapping will have to end her run on Stargate: Atlantis to concentrate on the new show.
  • J.J. Abrams’ new show, Fringe, continues to fill out its cast. Anna Torv will play the lead role of FBI Agent Olivia Warren. Along with Torv, a bunch of also lesser known actors have obtained roles: John Noble, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole.
  • Is the writer’s strike a good thing for Galactica fans? Apparently the NBC-Universal is interested in resurrecting the spin-off Caprica series. With Galactica ending, this may help stem the loss of viewers. But only if it’s a good show.
  • LOST returned last night (well, it’s actually starting right now, as I type), but maybe you need something more to renew your interest in the show. How about the LA Times’ list of pop culture references in LOST? What other show is going to reference The Wizard of Oz and Myst in the same series?
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4 Comments on Tube Bits for 02/01/2008

  1. RE: Sanctuary and your comment: “Of course, this means that Tapping will have to end her run on Stargate: Atlantis to concentrate on the new show.”

    Not neccessarily so…

    Amanda was able to work on SGA Season 4 AND the two SG1 made-for-DVD movies, Ark of Truth and Continuum, last year.

    Both the SciFi Wire and NBCU press releases indicated that Tapping is expected to return to SGA season five for “several episodes.”

    We’ll know more on Monday, when the expected Season Five cast line up is expected to be released by the SciFi Channel.

    Oh, and I’m looking forward to watching Sanctuary on TV, I enjoyed the webisodes.

    And seeing MORE of Amanda.



  2. Tim Bartik // February 1, 2008 at 9:07 am //

    Although I can’t give a citation off the top of my head, I know that Joss Whedon has said that there are many Firefly stories he never got to tell. I believe that the Serenity movie story arc was originally intended to be completed by the end of seasons 2 or 3 of the TV show.

  3. Joss has never stated that the show is over. However, there is ZERO interest from anyone as to continuing the series/movies on film, so it’s highly unlikely. The comics are about the only place where it’s continuing.

  4. Re: Lost & pop culture

    Great photo essay. But add:

    Flash comic book.

    The music (Mama Cass, Beach Boys, “Driveshaft,” etc.)

    I don’t know if you can call it pop culture, but there’s also the philosopher name thing: Locke, Rousseau, (Desmond) Hume….I’m sure there are others.

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