Thursday, January 11, 2007

Morning Dose: X-Men 4?; Buffy book; Trek news; No Hobbit for Jackson

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Storm brings the pressure for X-Men 4

After winning her People's Choice Award this week, Halle Berry asked X-Men fans to write letters to a Fox executive to encourage the studio to do X-Men 4. Funny, I would be in favor of another X-flick only if Berry were not allowed anywhere near the set.

The Science of slaying

Science is everywhere in the Buffyverse, according to writer Jennifer Ouellette. Ouellette's new book The Physics of the Buffyverse uses characters, concepts and plot lines from joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel to illustrate physical science concepts like sound, electricity, thermodynamics, time travel, wormholes, black holes and more. Almost makes you wanna become a science teacher. The book answers questions like the following in scientific terms:
- What’s the best kind of wood to use for a stake, especially against a Turok-han?
- How much energy would you need to create enough extra mass to turn Mayor Wilkins into a giant snake?
Buy the book here.

Star Trek XI news from Abrams, Shatner

Lost creator JJ Abrams and William Shatner are offering some information on the upcoming Star Trek film. Abrams comments make it seem like his finished script for the film is a reboot, like Batman Begins.
"... The movie does not require you to know anything aboutStar Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind," Abrams told Entertainment Weekly about the script. Abrams might also direct the film.
Shatner tells Sci-Fi Wire that he plans to meet with Abrams and will appear in the film if asked. He confirms that the story is about young Kirk. The film is due out in 2008.

Peter Jackson vs. New Line

The whole Peter Jackson vs. New Line spat is getting ugly. New Line Chief exec Robert Shaye has some pretty nasty words to say about Jackson, who says he won't do The Hobbit. Read about the mess at Cinematical.

Crazy like Matthew Fox

Finally, read about how Lost's Matthew Fox is kind of a wierdo and enjoy this new song from Talib Kweli and Madlib.

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