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The Book: Rendezvous With Rama
At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at an inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind’s first encounter with alien intelligence. It will kindle their wildest dreams… and fan their darkest fears. For no one knows who the Ramans are or why they have come. And now the moment of rendezvous awaits — just behind a Raman airlock door.
Why it should be adapted:
Unlike the previous two entries, Doomsday Book and Brave New World, Rendezvous With Rama is straight-up Sci-Fi , with spaceships, aliens, and all of the fun jazz that comes along with that.
To be fair, »
- Drew Koenig
Jupiter’s moon Europa has long been a tempting target for mankind’s roving eye, especially since it apparently boasts an ocean of liquid water lurking under its frozen surface. Now comes Europa Report, the chronicle of a fictional space mission to explore the frosty world, starring Sharlto Copley and Michael Nyquist. Check out the poster below. Even though we were warned away from the place by the big announcement at the end of 2010, humanity’s trying again (albeit in a very different cinematic universe that has nothing to do with Arthur C. Clarke’s monolith-happy realm.)A blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, Europa Report follows a contemporary mission to investigate the possiblity of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean underneath Europa’s icy surface may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends »
One of television's all-time greatest sci-fi series has finally arrived on 13-disc DVD boxset - the truly breathtaking The New Twilight Zone: The Complete Collection - and to celebrate the release we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition:
Featuring an unbelievably stellar line-up of creative talent right across the board – from the stars to the writers and directors involved – the highly-acclaimed 1980s incarnation of “The Twilight Zone” comes to DVD as a digitally remastered 13-disc collection featuring all three seasons of the series that redefined the fantasy/anthology genre and raised the bar for quality television in general.
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the »
- Flickering Myth
As we’ve been reporting, Syfy had its Upfront presentation to potential advertisers Wednesday night, and they spent yesterday issuing press releases. It’s a good thing they held the event at a pier, as there is a boatload of information included in the summary press release below. We made sure to get it posted before the weekend, since it will take you the entire weekend to absorb it all.
Some of it is information we’ve already posted, like the Ringworld and Childhood’s End development and the High Moon pilot production, some of it we posted about fairly recently, like Ronald D. Moore‘s Helix, some of it we haven’t heard about in quite some time, like Orion, Proof, and Dominion, and some, like the nonscripted shows, the anthology, and some of the projects announced, are news to us.
You’ll also see ratings info and other »
- Erin Willard
Earlier this week, Syfy announced a number of new projects that would premiere later this year, along with the renewal of Being Human. Continuing reading for details from the official press releases, including more information on the upcoming anthology horror series from Jamie Foxx:
“Syfy and Chiller President Dave Howe today unleashed the imagination of the advertising community by announcing an original programming slate featuring Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained) executive producing, writing and directing a horror anthology series, a trio of new reality series – Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Cosworld and Fandemonium – and 19 scripted and reality development projects, including The Jim Henson Creature Shop, a creature competition program.
Howe further announced a groundbreaking strategy of major quarterly multiscreen events showcasing new high concept programs, including Ringworld, a miniseries based on Larry Niven’s classic novel; Helix, an epic thriller from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore; the scripted »
- Jonathan James
Here’s more news from Syfy‘s Upfront presentation Wednesday night. Syfy is the source of some of my favorite miniseries, so it’s always great news to learn that more are coming. This press release announces book-to-miniseries adaptations of Larry Niven‘s Ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke‘s Childhood’s End.
Syfy Developing Two Classic Science Fiction Novels To Miniseries Larry Niven’S Ringworld From MGM Television And Universal Cable Productions Arthur C. Clarke’S Childhood’S End With Michael Deluca As Executive Producer And Universal Cable Productions
- Erin Willard
Today we have a shmorgishborg of Syfy news regarding new projects being picked up, so I’m just going to cut the crap and dive straight into this pool of information. Hold on to your butts.
On top of announcing the renewal of young female-skewing Being Human for a fourth season, Deadline reported Syfy gave the go ahead for a four-part miniseries based on Larry Niven’s Ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End. Ringworld would follow a team of explores as they travel through space in search of an alien artifact known as Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of one million Earths. Along the way they discover the leftovers of an ancient advanced civilizations, possible origins of the human race and the salvation for a doomed Earth. Childhood’s End is a chance of pace; it tells the tale of a peaceful alien invasion by the mysterious Overlords, »
- Brody Gibson
"Childhood's End", written in 1953 "...follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious 'Overlords', whose arrival ends all war, helps to form a world government and turns the planet into a near-utopia.
"Many questions are asked about the origins and mission of the aliens."
"But they avoid answering, preferring to remain in their spacecraft, governing through indirect rule.
"Decades later, the Overlords show themselves, and their impact on human culture leads to a Golden Age..."
Written in 1970, Niven's "Ringworld" is set in the year 2850 A.D. on Earth.
"...'Louis Gridley Wu' is celebrating his 200th birthday. Despite his age, Louis is in perfect physical condition but is bored. He has experienced life thoroughly and thinking of taking a trip to and beyond the reaches of 'Known Space', »
- Michael Stevens
Syfy unveiled a big slate of projects in development Wednesday (April 10). It includes series projects from "Hannibal" and "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller, "The Middleman's" Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Robert Zemeckis and ... Jamie Foxx, who's behind a new horror series at the cable channel.
Foxx will executive produce, direct and write for an untitled horror anthology series set to premiere in October. Syfy name-checks "Tales From the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone" in describing the show, which will feature "creepy morality tales" based on ideas like envy and superficiality. Other writers on the show include Mike Ferris ("Terminator 3," "The Game") and John E. Pogue ("Everwood").
Some of the other projects in development at Syfy:
"High Moon": Fuller and fellow "Hannibal" writer-producer Jim Danger Gray are behind an adaptation of the novel "The Lotus Caves" by John Christopher. Mining colonies on the moon are plunged into chaos when miners discover a new form of life. »
A four-hour miniseries based on Larry Niven’s Ringworld, and Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End from producer Michael De Luca join the Syfy development slate announced today at its upfront presentation in NY. The network’s previously announced longform projects include Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle, Stephen King’s Eyes Of The Dragon, and Darkfall. The network also said today it is renewing its drama series Being Human for a fourth season. The Season 3 finale aired Monday. Related: Syfy On Galaxy Quest With Order To Bryan Fuller Pilot, Other Space Series In Development In Ringworld, a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Looking over 4 different press releases here from the Syfy channel, the network has unveiled a ton of new series for its upcoming season, including development of 2 miniseries based on two of science fiction's greatest novels: Larry Niven's Ringworld (a co-production of MGM Television and Universal Cable Productions (Ucp)) and Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. They join the previously announced Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, as well as Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon, from Universal Cable Productions (Ucp), and Darkfall, also from Ucp and Jim Henson Productions. But that's just a fraction of what else they »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Looking over 4 different press releases here from the Syfy channel, the network has unveiled a ton of new series for its upcoming season, including development of 2 miniseries based on two of science fiction's greatest novels: Larry Niven's Ringworld (a co-production of MGM Television and Universal Cable Productions (Ucp)) and Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. They join the previously announced Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, as well as Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon, from Universal Cable Productions (Ucp), and Darkfall, also from Ucp and Jim Henson Productions. But that's just a fraction of what else they announced. Of most interest to this site is a new scripted series from Jamie Foxx and his Foxxhole Productions. Foxx will write, direct and exec produce a currently-untitled 5-episode horror anthology series, and might also appear in the project, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
If winter time feels a little bit like science-fiction utopia for fans, then you'll have to thank Syfy. The cable channel said it's working on two separate miniseries that will showcase two of the genre's biggest names in literature: Arthur C. Clarke and Larry Niven. Clarke, of course, is the late author who penned novels such as "2001: A Space Odyssey" among other famous works. This time around, however, Syfy is interested in his 1953 novel "Childhood's End." That story, according to Syfy, follows a peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near utopia. Although director Stanley Kubrick was originally interested in producing "Childhood's End" into a film in the 1960s, he would opt instead to go with "2001." Since »
Michael Perry (The River, Paranormal Activity 2) is adapting Ringworld as a four-hour miniseries. The story follows a team of explorers that travel to the farthest reaches of space to investigate an alien artifact called Ringworld – an artificial habitat the size of one million Earths. As they crash land on this enormous structure, they discover the remnants of ancient civilizations, technology beyond their wildest dreams, mysteries that shed light on »
- James Hibberd
Syfy today announced a diverse slate of upcoming projects, including new series "No Place," "High Moon," "Helix," an untitled horror anthology show from Jamie Foxx and many more. The network is also developing miniseries adaptations of both Larry Niven's "Ringworld" and Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End." For "No Place," Syfy will join creative forces with Fox Television Studios, Academy Award-winning director/producer Robert Zemeckis, producers Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine, and feature film writing team John Brancato and Michael Ferris ( Terminator Salvation , The Game ). Zemeckis and Rapke will serve as executive producers along with Brancato and Ferris who will write the pilot. In "No Place," »
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's pivotal album, "Houses of the Holy." Led Heads, this is your permission to crank it up to 11 today.
The eight-song LP was released in 1973 and was the legendary rock band's fifth studio project, but it represented the first compilation of entirely original Zeppelin music. Including tunes like "The Song Remains the Same" and "Dancing Days," the album was recorded at the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio on Mick Jagger's country estate, featuring more complicated guitar contributions from Page and less of the blues twang heard on other tunes. The result was released to mixed reviews; since then, however, the record has gone down in history as one of Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time (along with "Led Zeppelin," "Led Zeppelin II," "Led Zeppelin IV," and "Physical Graffiti").
The cover art of "Houses of the Holy" (featured below) was inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's novel, »
- Katherine Brooks
"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, you were talking so brave and so sweet," Del Rey sings. "Giving me head on the unmade bed, while the limousines wait in the street." As Billboard notes, Cohen wrote the song about Janis Joplin, but then later regretted that decision. From a 1994 interview with BBC Radio (via 1HeckOfAGuy.com):
There was the sole indiscretion, in my professional life, that I deeply regret, because I associated a woman’s name with a song, and in the song I mentioned, I used the line “giving me head on an unmade bed while the limousines wait in the street”, and I’ve always disliked the locker- room approach to these matters, »
- Christopher Rosen
Anyone who loves great science fiction and incredible writing loves The Twilight Zone, but two decades after that show finished, we got the underrated 1985 series The New Twilight Zone. Now, for the first time, it’s being released on DVD as a complete collection on 13 discs, from Shock Entertainment and Fremantle Media Enterprises. That’s 27 hours of shocking stories. If that wasn’t enough, the series is home to some incredible talent. Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman all make appearances, and the writers room is equally star packed thanks to the likes of Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Richard Matheson, and Arthur C. Clarke. That’s the writers behind such classics as The Shining, Game Of Throwns, I Am Legend, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Completing the all star teams behind these shows are some A-List directing talent such as William Friedkin, Wes Craven, and Joe Dante. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
More casting news has come in for Michael and Peter Spierig's sci-fi action-thriller Predestination, featuring Daybreakers star Ethan Hawke. Sarah Snook has just landed the lead female role in the flick, and we have the skinny for you right here.
The Spierig brothers wrote the original screenplay, which chronicles the life of a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.
"Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story 'All You Zombies.' No, it's not a zombie flick, but it's one of our favorite short stories and is unlike anything you've ever read before," said the Spierig brothers. "The short is on many sci-fi lists as one of the greatest short stories of all »
- Uncle Creepy
Review James Hunt Jan 11, 2013
James' weekly Tng visit arrives at surprisingly fun, binary-titled episode 11001001...
This review contains spoilers.
The Enterprise D docks at Starbase 84 to have its Holodeck repaired after it nearly killed one of their crew members a few episodes ago. Not a bad idea, although when it does similar in the future everyone forgets they even tried in the past. After the ship docks, everyone immediately drops what they're doing and declares it a duvet day – everyone except Riker, who doesn't appear to have any interests outside of being second in command.
To repair the holodeck, Commander Quinteros brings aboard some Bynars - aliens who exist in a technologically-driven symbiosis – to do the repairs. They'll also be fiddling with the Enterprise's computer, because that always goes well. Wesley and Riker watch the Bynars and can't help finding them suspicious (good call, especially considering everyone pretty much let »
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