If you've been waiting for more of the BBC's sci-fi comedy show Red Dwarf, wait no longer. A new two part special will air in the UK over Easter.
Bryan Fuller, creator of the TV show Pushing Daisies and a former Star Trek writer and producer, is pushing for a new Star Trek TV series. The new Star Trek TV show would be based on "old style" Star Trek, rather than the more recent incarnations and variations: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Star Trek: The Next Generation. There hasn't been a Star Trek TV series since Enterprise was cancelled after four seasons in 2005.
If you've been hanging out for Caprica, the prequel to the SCI FI Channel's excellent Battlestar Galactica, you'll be happy to hear that it's now going directly to DVD on 21 April 2009. According to the official press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, "the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series’ broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010."
A trailer for the third season of the BBC's sci-fi television show Torchwood has been released. This season Torchwood will run as a five-episode mini-series and may air in a single week when broadcast in the UK (the first two seasons of Torchwood were 13 episodes each). Season 3 will be called Torchwood: Children of Earth, and since it's one story, it will have no individual episode titles.
If your country was invaded and occupied by a foreign power, would you blow yourself up to fight back? If someone pointed a gun at your head and threatened to pull the trigger if you refused to sign a document you knew would lead to a hundred deaths (and you signed!), would that make you ultimately responsible for those deaths? Does superior technology give you the moral right to impose your will on a technologically inferior culture? If something believes it's a human being, acts human, and looks human, should you treat it as human? And what the hell is human anyway?
Now that the SciFi Channel has picked up the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, authorising 20 hours for season one, we get our first taste of footage from the new show.
After months of speculation, the relatively unknown 26 year old actor Matt Smith will become the eleventh and youngest Time Lord in the BBC’s long running science fiction TV series Doctor Who, taking over from David Tennant.
While you wait for the final half of Battlestar Galactica's season 4, a 10 part series of Battlestar Galactica web episodes (webisodes) entitled Face of the Enemy will be available from the show's official website on 12 December. The mini episodes star Alessandro Juliani, who plays Felix, and Grace Park, who plays Sharon/Boomer. The webisodes are set shortly after the events shown in the first half of Season 4.
There has been speculation that David Tennant would be leaving Doctor Who for some time, but now it's official.