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Not To Be Missed: Season Finale Of The Sarah Connor Chronicles

We’re only getting nine episodes of Fox’s fantastic new television version of the Terminator franchise, and it all wraps up this Monday March 3rd with a two-hour finale. The show has done well enough in the ratings that Fox should renew it for next season and shoot more episodes, but with the vagueries of television nothing is ever a sure thing. This is Fox after all, there’s always the chance they’ll cancel it in favor of a series about people being eaten by homosexual bears.

Enjoy Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles while we’ve got it, and make sure you’re in your chair at 8PM Monday with your TV tuned to Fox.

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Freddie Highmore Stars As Astro Boy

astroboy022808.jpgThe computer animated, movie version of the popular, classic cartoon series Astro Boy has it’s lead. Imagi Studios told us tonight that they’ve hired Freddie Highmore to provide Astro Boy’s voice.

I know there are a lot of people out there with an attachment to this character, but to be honest I’m only reporting on it because it’s a robot, and let’s face it I’m obviously a sucker for anything automaton related. Just look at the site. However I somehow missed out on this particular phenomenon. Apparently it’s an anime riff on the old Pinocchio theme.

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George Takei Is Still Not In Star Trek

takei022708.jpgThis morning frequently wrong rumor site ran a story claiming that George Takei would show up in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek prequel. Of course this flies in the face of everything anyone associated with the production has had to say on the matter. The people actually making Star Trek have been pretty clear on this: None of the original cast will be in the film except Leonard Nimoy.

Still, AICN insists it’s true. Except of course their story is based on nothing but vapor. All they have is an interview with George Takei where he basically says “no comment”. That’s hardly a confirmation that he’s in it. AICN has invented a story out of nothing.

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Starship Troopers 3 Trailer

starship3022708.jpgBelieve it or not, they’re still making sequels to Starship Troopers. Like the last one, this new one is a direct to DVD feature being put out by Sony. It’s called Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, and unless it has a co-ed shower scene I’m having a hard time finding a reason to be interested. At least Casper Van Dien is back, though it’s not like he has anything better to do.

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The Last Starfighter Gets A Sequel

laststarfighter022708.jpgThis is a rumor that has me really excited. Apparently a sequel to the classic 1984 movie The Last Starfighter is under way. In fact, it’s supposed to start shooting this month and the original film’s star, Lance Guest, will be back.

The news comes from Cinema Blend, where they say the movie will be about the original Last Starfighter’s son. I guess that makes sense.

Sadly, they movie will have go on without the best character in the original, Centauri. The great Robert Preston, who played Centauri, died in 1987 of lung cancer. Hopefully they’ll have the good sense not to try and replace him. They’d be better off writing the character out altogether. There’s no replacing Preston.

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Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Images!

bsg022708.jpgNBC/Universal has just sent us a huge gallery of really great promotional images for the upcoming season of the best show on television, a little science fiction series called Battlestar Galactica. The images aren’t actual shots from the movie, but posed photos of the cast. Still, it’s interesting what these pics can tell you about the new season.

For instance, if you browse through the images below, you’ll notice that Apollo is never shown in uniform. This fits with the rumors we’ve heard that he’ll be abandoning his role in the military to become a lawyer full time.