The Q is in effect! Ho-ah, let’s get up to date on some Sci-Fi movie news. While there are other movies that I’m more interested in telling you guys about, by my contract with Chris (written in the blood of virgins, which I’m sure you can guess costs a lot) the first movie news bit I have for you is the old Sci-Fi standard, Star Trek. According to TrekMovie, it turns out that STXI is planned for Summer 2008 and things are coming along nicely for the flick. I cannot help but think that things are going to go very sour for them though – you know that it’s about the original series characters, right?
“Still unclear how many TOS roles are being recast, but another source indicates that the treatment included the characters of McCoy and Scotty in addition to Kirk and Spock. The ‘Kirk’s first Mission’ plotline still seems to be the prevailing assumption amongst those TrekMovie has spoken to, but still nothing firm so it is still in the realm of ‘rumor’.”
I may not have a full handle on this, so let me make sure I’ve got this right. It’s got first gen characters, all together, so I can only assume that we’re talking about the maiden voyages of the Enterprise – I mean, I just did a quick check, Kirk was the first captain of the Enterprise (ignoring all that alternate timeline crap), and surely it was in that role as captain of the Enterprise that he met McCoy and Scotty and Spock. Please GOD don’t tell me he’s that we’re going to get the Dickens/Lucas treatment and have Kirk rescue a young Vulcan with the help of a recently graduated family practitioner only to be trapped by whatever and then saved at the last minute by the ingenious and clever gadgetry and ingenuity of an aspiring engineer. Christ in heaven, please, not that.
Also, I suppose this would be Sci-Fi, but since it’s related to a game it might, I dunno, be misplaced? Screw it, I think that Halo is science fiction, and I’m the only person I need to answer to! The Halo movie is serious trouble via Variety, but Peter Jackson says that everything’s A-OK!
Probably not Sci-Fi, but: Wanna get your Fraggle Rock on in a feature film? You betchya.