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.
It appears that a birthday card sent to Harry Potter caused a bit of a stir in Missouri.
Since Harry lives in England and his birthday is July 31st, I guess it was appropriate to send it this early.
But the kid who sent it was 16. Out of touch much?
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.