Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Coming Soon - The Librarian: Quest for the Spear 

Good thing Charmed is a repeat this Sunday. I'll be able to Tivo TNT's original movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear. Judging by Scifi.com's preview, it sounds like a fun show. Any chance they're dangling it as a potential series?

Noah Wyle stars as a perennial student who when forced to find a job lands one at the Metropolitan Public Library, where he works with head librarian Bob Newhart and fellow librarian Jane Curtin (!). Also appearing are Olympia Dukakis and Kyle MacLachlan. While he's already about being surrounded by all the books, he is tickled pink to find that the librarians are also charged with safekeeping the secret treasures of the Ark of the Covenant, Pandora's Box and Excalibur. Unfortunately, Bad Guys discover the trove and hijinks ensue.

Sounds like it's got action, travel, braininess, legend, fantasy and likely some high tech security gadgets. Something for everyone!!! It premieres this Sunday, December 5 at 8 pm on TNT.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 11/30/2004 01:14:00 PM

No Serenity Until Next Fall 

Sci-Fi Wire reports that Joss Whedon's film Serenity is now scheduled for release September 30, 2005, after Universal Pictures decided that the original release target of April 2005 was getting a little crowded for their target audience.

They haven't updated the official site yet, or even maintained it very well for that matter. It still has the April release date displayed, and the blog hasn't been updated since September 17. Actually, the "blog" is more like a monthly news update page which only lasted a few months. Five posts in total. I would have thought that Joss and people working with him would have been much more obsessive than that. Even more surprising is that you can't link back to the main Serenity site from the blog. The synopsis page is a tiny little pop-up with a couple of paragraphs. The most effort seems to have been put into Browncoats, the online community in which they hope to cultivate a rabid audience. But even that's not all that interesting. The old Firefly site (now the DVD promo site) had a lot more to offer.

I'm hoping this is all because all the creative energy has been put into the film production itself, and they just assumed that Whedon fans can be counted on to make our own fun.
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But I'm a sucker for online fun and distraction, so I joined The Browncoats. Now if only they'd update their banners:



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Posted by Beth Henderson at 11/30/2004 01:11:00 PM