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Tube Bits for 01/16/2009

  • Fringe returns next week and J.J. Abrams says the show will hit its stride with the new episodes. Especially the ‘giant slugs’ one. Err, ok.
  • Jamie Bamber reminisces about his time on Battlestar Galactica and Apollo’s journey as a person over the course of the show.
  • Whoa, dude! Keeanu Reeves is set to star in a live-action remake of the anime series, Cowboy Bebop. Bebop is one of my 10 best SF anime series and I’d rather it not get ruined by Hollywood or wooden ‘acting’. But darn it, the setting is just so cool, it will be hard to resist.
  • The distinctive and dulcet tones of George Takei will be on display Jan. 23rd in the Clone Wars episode “Defenders of Peace”. He plays a Separatist General whose mission could spell the doom for the Jedi! Unless you’ve seen Episode 3 and know that is Darth Vader. Oh, SPOILER!
  • Retrovision Internet TV as the 1954 show Rocky Jones, Space Ranger up and ready for you to view. This is your grandfather’s science fiction so give it a shot, won’t you?
  • Did you know Comedy Central is getting in on the whole fantasy TV thing? They are, with a parody series called: Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire! Please, contain your excitement, at least until you the see the trailer:
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2 Comments on Tube Bits for 01/16/2009

  1. I don’t know much about Cowboy Bebop except that it looks cool and I want to see more episodes.  But if Keanu’s set to play the main character dude, well, isn’t that character a bit wooden.  I remember thinking he was.  Might actually be a good choice?

  2. Cowboy Bepop is great and I think it has the potential for being a very inventive and interesting live action film.  But what are the chances of Hollywood getting it right? 

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