Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Legend of the Seeker

Stardate 10-28-2008

Let me ask you a question. While watching Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Lost, re-runs of Star Trek TNG, or Chuck, have you ever said to yourself, "This show is pretty awesome, but I wish it was just a little bit nerdier."? For all of you who answered YES, have I got great news for you.

The creators of Hercules and Xena: Warrior Princess are back to the small screen and they have brought with them something that fans of fantasy have been waiting for for years. The Legend of the Seeker. The Legend of the Seeker is a new TV series based off of The Sword of Truth book series from Terry Goodkind. There are 11 books in this series. I am about to start book 5. I love the series. Its full of excellent story telling, creative original creatures, original uses of magic, fun characters, brutal violence, and for those of us with a softer side, heart pounding romance. The books are each pretty long; around 900 pages each. The producers of Legend of the Seeker plan to cover each book over the span of a 22 episode TV season. They have stated that they are going to stray from the books at certain parts and expand upon the series mythology. I hope they get it right.

The new show starts this weekend on the CW. I think they are going to show one hour on Saturday and then the second hour on Sunday. From then on, the show will be on every Saturday night.

Please enjoy a Youtube clip of the first 10 minutes of the show.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"Someone Saw a Cockroach Up On Twelve"

Stardate 10-01-2008

Harold Ramis, Egon, of Ghostbusters recently wrote in to the Chicago Tribune to confirm that a script for Ghostbusters 3 is in the works. Ramis confirmed that the writing team for Ghostbusters 3 will be himself, Gene Stupintsky, and Lee Eisenberg. The three of them recently finished up Ramis's most recent film, Year One, which was co-produced by Judd Apatow. Ramis also stated that he is hoping to tap into Apatow's talents and the young talent of actors that Apatow works with.

Ramis also stated that Dan Aykroyd and original director Ivan Reitman are currently involved on a consulting level and that Bill Murray will also be involved in certain aspects of the script.

Ramis explained that the original Ghostbusters would appear in the film in some mentor capacity.

I'm pretty excited about this news. I really wish that we could get another Ghostbusters movie with the original guys still in the prime of their lives and comedy careers, but I think that has past. I'm content with just having them be in the movie at all.

So, if the original Ghostbusters will be in the film as mentors, what cast of actors would you like to see as the apprentices? If Apatow is attached and Ramis likes those who tend to be attached to Apatow films, then chances are, it could be any of the following:
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Adam Sandler, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly, James Franco, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Martin Starr, or Jack Black. Thats all I can think of right now.

Who would you like to see as the new Ghostbusters?
How do you feel about new Ghostbusters?
Who do you think would ruin the Ghostbusters franchise if attached as a new Ghostbuster?

My dream team would be Steve Carell, Jason Segal, Seth Rogan, and Ben Stiller
My kill list would be Jack Black and Adam Sandler