The Sci-Fi Week That Was: 4/4/08 – 4/10/08

In case you missed it, here are the science fiction-related news from the week of 4/5/08 to 4/10/08 from our sister site (visit for the latest in science fiction movie and TV news). This week’s highlights: “V: The Second Generation” the movie franchise? Vincenzo Natali’s “Splice” images; “Transformers 2” production updates; and a couple of Stargate news, including more details on the new series, Stargate: Universe.


V: The Second Generation as a Movie Franchise? – Kenneth Johnson, the man behind the original “V: The Mini-Series”, is trying to launch a movie franchise based on his novel, “V: The Second Generation”, a sequel to his original works.

Script Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still Remake – Someone has read the script for the Keanu Reeves remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (you know, the one about Global Warming?), and in a word: It blows donkey chunks.

First Look at Vincenzo Natali’s Splice – Two images from “Cube” director Vincenzo Natali’s new sci-fi movie, “Spliced”, starring Sarah Polley and Adrian Brody as “renegade” scientists experimenting in DNA splicing.

First Look at Ilion’s Planet 51 – First images from the non-Pixar computer-animated movie “Planet 51”, featuring the voice work of Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Jessica Biel.

Robosapien: Rebooted Toy-turned-Movie on the Run – Yes, you heard that right. A movie based on the lame robot toy that walks forward one inch at a time while making all kinds of noise and draining parents of money to buy batteries. The movie.

Earth vs. Moon is Sci-Fi Epic – Let’s face it, the moon has been asking for it. Described as a “sci-fi epic.”

Shia LaBeouf: Transformers 2 Starts in June! – The title is self-explanatory. Shia LaBeouf says that he starts filming “Transformers 2” in June!

Stargate: Universe TV Series to be Set on a Ship – Latest news regarding the still-in-development third Stargate series has the show being set onboard a ship built by the Ancients.

Stargate: Continuum Plot Details, DVD Release Date – What the second Stargate direct-to-DVD movie is about, and when it’s due out on DVD.

Transformers 2 Character Breakdowns, Plus Devastator! – Who is coming back for “Transformers 2” and who isn’t? Plus, Devastator is said to be making an appearance. Excited, yet?