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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.

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Terminator 4 Gets A Release Date

t4_022508.jpgWell it’s really happening. McG is being allowed to direct a Terminator movie. Duck and cover!

Variety reports that his awkwardly named film Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins will start shooting this spring and has a May 22, 2009 release date. Christian Bale is set to star as John Connor and don’t expect Arnold to take time out from politics to return as the Terminator. Be ready for a replacement robot.

Personally, I had zero interest the minute McG was attached to this project. I’m quite satisfied getting my killer robot fix on television, with the very excellent Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Who needs McG?

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Bootleg Trailer For X-Files 2

x-files_022408.jpgIt’s a big weekend for X-Files sequel news, only this time it’s real. A teaser trailer for X-Files 2 was shown at Wonder Con this weekend, and of course it’s already been leaked out online.

Check it out via the embed below, while it lasts. I suspect Fox will cease and desist this sucker first thing Monday morning:

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Fox Mulder Goes Werewolf For X-Files 2? Nope

mulder_wolf.jpgTonight the guys at our sister site Cinema Blend were sent an amazing, incredible image from the upcoming second X-Files movie. It was from an anonymous source, and they had no way to verify its authenticity. But now, after a little digging and a lot of blind, stupid luck, we’re here to tell you it’s a fraud.

The picture is of David Duchovny, as Fox Mulder… turning into a Werewolf. There’ve been rumors for awhile now that the sequel’s plot might involved werewolves, but we believe it’s all a red herring being put out there by the movie’s director Chris Carter and his production team, to throw people off track. After a little digging, we discovered that the image they sent CB was actually a really well photoshopped version of a promotional image for Duchovny’s Showtime series Californication.

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Saturn Award Nominees Announced, Sci Fi Takes It In The Rear

saturn022008.jpgThis year’s batch of Saturn Award nominees have been announced, and they’re a little disappointing. In name they’re the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, but Science Fiction is very poorly represented this year. All of their most nominated films fit instead more comfortably into the Fantasy and Horror genres, which is perhaps a sad commentary on the waning popularity of genuine science fiction in modern pop culture. Nobody wants to think about the future, they want lame ass Harry Potter.

Still, a few movies like I Am Legend, Transformers, and Cloverfield did get their proper due, and in Television Lost scored big. Check out all their nominations below:

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Quick Thoughts On The New Knight Rider

knightrider_21708.jpgKnight Rider returned to NBC tonight in a 2-hour made for TV movie which may or may not end up being a series. But then if you’re any kind of science fiction geek, or if you grew up in the 80s, you probably already knew that. Actually if you grew up in the 80s, then you’ve probably spent the last two weeks gently caressing your vintage, metal Knight Rider lunchbox in anticipation. I know I have been.

Unfortunately, the whole thing got off on the wrong foot right out of the gate. Within the first five minutes Knight Rider gave us threesomes, lesbian cops having one night stands, and brutal death. Not exactly family television. NBC does know this is a show about a talking car… right?

To me that was the real problem with this new Knight Rider. It never quite knew what to be. It tries to walk a strange middle road between being the fun, cheesy, show we remember from the 80s, and being some sort of strange ripoff of the show Las Vegas. Luckily, it got better as it went on and when KITT finally gets his driver and heads out into the boonies the original show used to spend so much time in, things start to have that old familiar Knight Rider hum… assuming you can ignore all of the script’s ridiculous plot holes.