Quite possibly the freakiest fandom story ever has made it into mainstream media with Hobbits gone wrong, a cover story into Portland’s Willamette Week. It’s an odd story of LOTR ‘charity’ fansites, Sean Astin, a missing person, and a whole lot of waylaid cash.
The full run of this short-lived show will be in stores December 7th. 12 episodes were produced, but only 3 aired before the cancellation.
Wil Wheaton played Wesley Crusher, intergalactic intern, on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was hated, he was loved. He went to bootytown. And then Wil grew up, and moved on, and actually has a sense of humor about the whole thing.
What’s new? He has a book: Just a Geek.
And I think it’s okay to appreciate Wesley. Even if it’s only a little.
Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone to Americans) has been translated into ancient Greek. The translator explains his process.
J.J. Abram’s new series Lost will have some SF elements. Because a show from the creator of Alias starring a Hobbit wouldn’t have a genre audience otherwise. Hopefully it avoids cancelation, because I’m down to two shows next fall and I NEED TV.
Smallville’s Lois Lane has been cast.
The La Femme Nikita second season DVDs have been pulled. Huh?
Starwars.com has up a preview of Star Wars Insider #77, the first issue under the new fan club arrangement. The biggest design change so far looks to be a new masthead…
Content includes the top ten OT moments, prequel update, Bantha Tracks, and a story by Timothy Zahn.
It starts shipping to subscribers July 22, and will be in stores August 3rd.
Chris Carter is still out there. The X-Files creator is directing a movie adaption of A Philosophical Investigation, a thriller by Philip Kerr.
On TV, that is. MSNBC takes a look at series for genre fans. There’s a lot out there, surprisingly, but I’m strangely unmoved.