Joss Whedon: Like Luke Skywalker, in a way

This interview with Joss on Star Trek and Star Wars and their effect on Firefly and Serenity is all sorts of cute:

Whedon: There’s always the young punk rebelling against his father.I’m rebelling against Han Solo, but if you are going to tell me that Han Solo isnĀ“t the father of Malcolm Reynolds, then I am going to laugh and laugh and laugh.

He then goes on to say:

At the same time, I owe both of those franchises a huge debt. They are both in my personal, how can they not be? It’s that classic thing : I’m rebelling against my father and doing everything he doesn’t do, but I think I look like him.

Read the full quote on TrekWeb via Whedonesque. The entire article is in the latest issue of Cinefantastique.

Movie News: V for Vendetta, Undead Trek, Spielberg

It’s just been one thing after another for V for Vendetta: Now the release date has been moved back a second time to March. By the time this movie comes out, Natalie Portman may actually have hair.

Star Trek may not be actually dead. Again: Stake. Heart. Plunge. Rinse with holy water. Repeat.

Steve Spielberg’s next project is When Worlds Collide, which sounds like an Armageddon retread. Spielberg being Spielberg, it should turn out okay if Ben Affleck and Aerosmith are kept far, far away.

Jessica Alba is not Jeannie. (As in I Dream of.) Instead, she’s starring in a movie called The Wake with Sigourney Weaver and Hayden Chistensen. Classic TV fans breathe a sign of relief… I mean, do we really need a remake of I Dream of Jeannie in this day and age? Did Nicole Kidman’s Bewitched teach us nothing?

Sith, Spidey showdown a draw

Sith has tied the Spider-Man 2 record for fastest to $200 million, and it’s now (officially) the biggest movie of 2005.

The Associated Press asks what’s left for fans to fawn over with Star Wars and Star Trek both at an end. They suggest Harry Potter, perhaps not realizing that HP is already the biggest fish in the fandom pond these days. Not to mention Serenity and Battlestar Galactica, which are poised to be the ‘new’ Wars and Trek, respectively.

Aside from box office tidbits, SW news is getting to be scarce again. I’ll have to go back to normal posting, oh horrors!