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Billy Idol Was Almost the T-1000 in Terminator 2

Billy Idol Was Almost the T-1000 in Terminator 2
With the upcoming Terminator 2 3D re-release hitting theaters next weekend, Robert Patrick has been making the press rounds, where he dropped quite the bombshell. The actor, who essentially launched his career by playing the nefarious T-1000 robot in T2, revealed that rock star Billy Idol was cast in the role before him, but was forced to drop out, leading the way for his breakthrough role. Here's what Robert Patrick had to say about Billy Idol's casting.

"Billy Idol was set to do the role of the T-1000, as I understand. I can tell you that I saw Billy's image when I went to Stan Winston after I got the role. Unfortunately, he got into a motorcycle accident and busted up his leg, so he wasn't able to physically do what the role demanded."

Oddly enough, Billy Idol would go on to make his feature film debut in The Doors,
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Dear Sci Fi Creators, What's With Three Boobed Women?!

Dear creators/purveyors/men of sci-fi,

What's the fascination with the triple boobage? I just don't understand it. Okay, for the sake of the Total Recall reboot you want to carry on the tradition as there was one in the first...but why was it there in the first place? Multiple breasted women have become somewhat of a thing in sci-fi, with appearances in Star Wars, Star Trek, Earth Girls Are Easy, Heavy Metal 2000, Necropolis, The Warrior, and The Sorceress and I'm sure many other pieces of literature and film I've excluded. While I can't speak for the entire geek nation, I have to say I'm not a fan.

Six breasts makes one look like a pregnant dog, and three boobs is just more annoying because the lack of symmetry messes with my mind! I know we geeks can be into some freaky stuff, but after a brief review with the Gt staff,
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Kevin Eastman auctions his entire studio to benefit Hero Initiative

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Now this is the way to spend your Christmas loot!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has moved his entire studio into Meltdown Comics… and he’s gonna auction the entire thing off in one giant lot to benefit the Hero Initiative.

The Kevin Eastman Art Studio auction will run for 10 days beginning Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, at 9:00 Pm (Pst). It will wrap the evening of January 4th at 9:00 Pm, which will be the final night of the 35 Days Of Kevin Eastman event at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. Swing by for the huge blowout closing night party!

And before you do, check out this video in which Kevin walks you through the studio and some of the items.

Click here to view the embedded video.

On Christmas night, you can seek out eBay merchant: oranj And here are some of the highlights you’ll find contained within this treasure trove!
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Robotech Producer Carl Macek Dies

Carl Macek was a pioneer in the field of anime, serving as producer and story editor for the popular Robotech series from the mid-1980s.

Macek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 21, 1951. He worked at California State University Fullerton as a librarian of popular culture, and co-editor of 1979’s McGill’s Survey of the Cinema and Film Noir-An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (1979). He also wrote the book The Art of Heavy Metal: Animation for the Eighties. He became involved with anime in 1985 when he revised and edited three separate Japanese anime series, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada, into a three-generation Robotech Wars storyline. The popular series was produced in 1985 by Harmony Gold in association with Tatsunoko Prod. Co., Ltd. Macek also produced Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (which combined Space Pirate
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David Fincher Still Planning New Heavy Metal Animated Movie, Now in 3-D

According to Deadline, director David Fincher (Fight Club) is once again shopping around a new animated feature inspired by the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, now in 3-D. Like the original, Fincher's adult-oriented movie will include a collection of science fiction and fantasy shorts by different directors, accompanied by a rock and roll-themed score.

Fincher has been working on putting together a new Heavy Metal for at least two years now, initially setting up the project at Paramount. However, because of Fincher's insistence on the movie being R-rated, Paramount dropped the project in July 2008.

The movie seemed to be back on track in April 2009 when it was announced that Gore Verbinski and Zack Snyder were attached to direct segments of the anthology. The project got a further boost in August with the addition of director James Cameron. However, there was nothing more heard about Fincher's Heavy Metal after that August announcement,
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Big-name directors add weight to David Fincher's Heavy Metal

In March last year, it was announced that Paramount Pictures was to make a new animated film based on the 70s sci-fi fantasy magazine Heavy Metal.

Director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) signed on to spearhead the project, which would consist of eight or nine separate segments, each based on one of the magazine's serials.

Fincher would direct one of the segments and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would direct another. It's worth adding that Eastman is also the owner and publisher of the American magazine. He bought the title in 1991.

Tim Miller, whose Blur Studios would handle the animation, was also to direct a segment of the R-rated, adult-themed feature.

After that, all went quiet, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Paramount bosses had become jittery about the idea and felt it was "too risqué".

Whether that was true (after all,
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'Heavy Metal' Gets Heavier with Fincher, Cameron, and Verbinski

Film School Rejects is reporting that Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has spilled some major beans on the remake of Heavy Metal, the totally over-the-top 1981 sci-fi flick full of boobies, violence, and, some might say, awesomeness.

Eastman wrote Heavy Metal 2000, which stars former Penthouse Pet Julie Strain, who is also, incidentally, Eastman's ex-wife. She also voiced Heavy Metal 2000 and starred in the Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 video game. Eastman told Fsr,

"I've got breaking news that Fincher and James Cameron are going to be co-executive Producers on the film. Fincher will direct one. Cameron will direct one. Zack Snyder is going to direct one and Gore Verbinski is going to. Mark Osborne and Jack Black from Tenacious D are going to do a comedy segment for the film. Three other directors have agreed but we haven't signed them, but they're equally as jaw-dropping.
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Kevin Eastman Breaks Out of His Shell with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The co-creator of the popular series talks about the series' origins, the 25th Anniversary of the creation, the newly-announced film, Heavy Metal and more.

25 years ago, Kevin Eastman's idea that he co-hatched with Peter Laird came to fruition when the first issue of radical new comic called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the comic book stands. Soon thereafter, a licensing phenomena was born that spawned into the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated TV series, the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, including 2007's Tmnt. The series that Eastman and Laird started is celebrating its 25th anniversary and, in conjunction with the anniversary, a new DVD set is being released featuring four separate sets that form the animated series' seventh season with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 1 - The Leonardo Slice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 2 - The Michelangelo Slice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt.
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Re-introducing Fangoria Slices!

Earlier this week Fango gave you a look at 6 brand-new installments of Fangoria Slices featuring Japanese director Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi The Killer) discussing his new projects. Tonight we're re-introducing the series in which your favorite genre stars and creators sit down with Fangoria for exclusive interviews and insight into their lives and work - each presented in 60-second bite-sized clips. We're getting things kicked off right, with 60 Exclusive Interview clips, that you'll only find right here on Fangoria.com!

With much thanks to our friend Bill Hall, we've been mining the Fango Archives to uncover an incredible selection of rare and unreleased video from Slices first run, and we've begun filming new installments as well. The process is a time-consuming labor of love, and in the coming weeks we'll be posting further installments of Slices along with other rare video from the Fango vault.

This initial selection includes appearances by:

Elizabeth Banks - Slither,
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Big Directors Rock Out to "Heavy Metal"

If you want to know how awesome Heavy Metal's cult following is, look no further than the big name directors who are jumping to work on the new film. Current Heavy Metal mag owner and publisher Kevin Eastman (who is also the co-creator of the Ninja Turtles, Fyi) is producing the third movie. The idea is, unlike the sequel Heavy Metal 2000, this one will be another anthology film like the original 1981 movie. The real draw is in getting top directors to direct each animated segment.
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