The Sci-Fi Week That Was: 5/31/08 – 6/06/08

“Transformers 2”. Last week was full of “Transformers 2” movie news. I don’t know if that’s the result of Michael Bay’s “Operation Confusion” moving full steam ahead, but it seems unlikely. More remakes of sci-fi classics and not-so-much classics, and “Dune” finally gets moving toward actually happening. Maybe. This, and more, in your condensed version of The Sci-Fi Week That Was.

Platinum Studios Preps Final Orbit Comic for Big Screen – A movie based on a comic book about thrill-seeking pretty people who get trapped on a space station. I say they had it coming.

Glover, Newton Join Emmerich’s 2012 – What, Morgan Freeman wasn’t available? I guess not. Danny Glover and Thandie Newton to play First Father and Daughter in Roland Emmerich’s disaster flick “2012”. Glover is the President of the United States, in case you didn’t get the references above.

20 Robots In Transformers 2? Jazz Returns? – Yup, enough “Transformers 2” news for you to chew on. First up is the news that TF2 will feature a gaggle (that’s a lot!) of robots, and that Jazz will return. Other news:

Transformers 2 to be Called Revenge of the Fallen – No, really.

Transformers 2 Gets British with Matthew Marsden – I hope he brought tea and crumpets to the fight.

Transformers 2 Set Pictures and Videos Galore – The title says it all, doesn’t it? Set pictures and videos from the PA shoot of TF2, featuring helicopters and Chinese extras playing Chinese people fleeing a Decepticon attack.

Megatron Shirt Gets Geek in Trouble at Airport – No, really.

Russian Trailer for X-Files 2: I Want to Believe – Another trailer (also in English, despite the title) for the movie based on the show everyone remembers, but no one is really sure they are going to go see. But that isn’t going to stop Chris Carter from acting cute with the movie’s plot.

Dollhouse: Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku Goofs off – Eliza is so damn cute. Joss — eh.

Warren Ellis’ Ocean Movie Gets a Writer – Question: why didn’t Warren Ellis write the movie version of his comic book?

John Moore to Remake Capricorn One – This is crap. I know this movie was faked on a soundstage just like the moon landing. Wait, what?

Dune Remake May Have a Writer – Maybe.

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder DVD Cover Art and Specs – Would you like to know more?