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Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon Returns In Six Days

bsg98iojkwrt.jpgIt’s not just the best science fiction on television, it’s the best show on television. The Sci Fi channel’s masterful, Peabody Award winning series Battlestar Galactica returns for its fourth and final season this coming Friday, April 4th. Start planning now to have your ass in a seat.

To get fans prepared for raptor flying action, the Sci Fi channel has been running a half-hour special called Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon. In it, really cool people like Joss Whedon talk about how adicted they are to show, and tell you that if you aren’t watching it you must be some sort of fracking moron. While you are.

It’s worth watching to get your BSG blood boiling again. The entire special is now online. Watch it after the jump:

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Trailer: The New Season Of Doctor Who!

doctorwho3049f.jpgThe recently resurrected Doctor Who is returning to television soon… over in the United Kingdom. Here in America we’re always on something of a Doctor Who lag. But our British brothers already have a new trailer for the Doctor’s upcoming season, and it’s playing only in UK movie theaters.

That’s great for them, unfortunately for us it means that the only version of the trailer available to watch is a really crummy, grainy, YouTube thing shot on someone’s cell phone. Still, it’s better than nothing, especially if you’re a fan hungering for more. Here’s the trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who:

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Teminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Hiring For Second Season

terminator123094kl.jpgThere has never been much doubt that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will get a second season. After all it was the highest rated mid-season replacement of the year. But Fox has yet to announce officially that the show will continue to live at the network. Luckily, they’ve all but announced it unofficially.

TV Guide reports that Fox has given the show’s producers permission to start staffing up for the series’ new season. They’re already working on hiring directors, and while that’s not a sure thing, it certainly points to good things for Sarah Connor and her Chronicles.

Come on Fox, just announce you’re bringing it back already! We all know it’s going to happen. Give us more TV Terminator!

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Jericho Looks For A New Home – May Be Headed For Movies

jericho4095u.jpgLast night the final episode of Jericho aired. Rabid fan support aired it a second season, but it wasn’t enough to convince CBS that it merited a third. That doesn’t mean it’s dead though. It’s already being shopped to other smaller networks, and the show’s producers are ready to go just about anywhere with it, whether it be on the internet… or even into theaters as a movie.

In an interview with SciFi Wire, here’s what Jericho exec producer Carol Barbee had to say:

“There’s definitely an Internet series to be had, and we always talked about a graphic novel, and … a movie,” Barbee said. “I mean, there are lots of things that I could easily see as a way to continue the story.”

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Day The Earth Stood Still Remake Promotes The Hugging Of Trees

gort10293.jpgLet’s get this out of the way right off the bat: remaking The Day the Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves is a terrible idea. It’d be like remaking Hitchock with Vince Vaughn… oh wait I think they’ve already done that. Well then you know exactly how bad this is.

It’s one thing to remake it, but it’s quite another to let Al Gore or his equivalent muck around with the remake script. While the original movie was about an alien coming to Earth to warn us to cut it out with the whole nuclear war thing, Keanu Reeves says the new one is about an alien coming to Earth to make us all vegans and force us to hug trees. Or something like that. Here’s what Keanu told MTV:

The version I was just working on, instead of being man against man, it’s more about man against nature. My Klaatu says that if the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the earth survives. I’m a friend to the earth.

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Jericho Has Been Cancelled By CBS

jericho23049.jpgLast year Jericho was saved from the scrap heap by a fan campaign, unfortunately those same fans who saved it apparently forgot to watch it once it was back on the air… either that or they simply weren’t able to convince enough of their friends to tune in with them. In an announcement released this week, CBS lowered the axe on the show… for good this time. Here’s what they have to say about Jericho’s demise:

Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We’re proud of everyone’s efforts.