Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Newsie News 11/13

Pike Cast in New Star Trek Movie
Bruce Greenwood has been cast as Christopher Pike, the Starship Enterprise's first captain. For the major fans of the original series they know that Captain Pike was the captain of the Enterprise in the original pilot of Star Trek, but when the show was eventually approved (much later than expected) the actor playing him was unable to return for filming so Captain Kirk was created in his place. Pike later returned as the "first captain of Enterprise" in a special two-part episode.

Eragon Gets a Fourth Book
I don't know how many of you have enjoyed the Eragon books (Inheritance Trilogy) written by Christopher Paolini. He has only produced Eragon and Eldist and we have been waiting for the third book for about three years. Now, after the years of silence, in has been announced that the delay is due to the fact that now the Inheritance Trilogy is becoming a quartet. There are now going to be four books in the Inheritance Cycle with the third coming out September 23, 2008.

This is both great news and dismal news. The great news is that Paolini isn't going to cut the story and shorten the book in order to keep in a trilogy. The problem, if it's going to take him four years (in total) to release the third book, how much longer do we have to wait for the fourth book? Well, like most good books, I'll still be waiting for it if it takes 10 years, only I might not enjoy it as much as my future kids will by then.

Mark Wahlberg Cast as Max Payne
Yup, Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark) will be playing the part of the movie adaptation of the popular Rockstar game Max Payne.

I have one word to describe this news... meh.

The game was okay, not great but not bad. Mark Wahlberg is a good actor who sometimes does crappy movies, but since I really enjoyed The Italian Job, I'll give this one a chance.

Scrubs Not Getting a Finale
Due to the WGA strike, the series finale for Scrubs has yet to be written and will thus not be shown until this strike is over. It looks quite likely that the episode will not be shown this season, but Bill Lawrence, creator of Scrubs, has promised that if NBC doesn't show it, he will get it to air on ABC.

This news is amongst many shows suffering due the strike. Heroes is going into reruns and The Office has completely stopped production, firing all it's hair dressers, set designers, etc.I am all for the strike but I do miss my shows. I just hope that Hollywood realizes soon how important writers are before we see hundreds of reality shows covering our tv screens.

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