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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (August 2011)

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There is absolutely no need to remake Planet of the Apes. Arguably, I suppose, you could justify doing it if you wanted to stick close to the original novel, which was set in a high-tech future run by apes, but to be honest I'm not sure the novel is a better story, just a more involved one. The payoff gag in the original film - thought up by Rod Serling - is really superior to the one in the book.

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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN: "Apollo 18"

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Duncan Jones (I guess he doesn't want to be called "Zooey Bowie" anymore, and how can blame him?) made "Moon" a couple years back: A modestly-budgeted, cleverly filmed, very smart SF film. Granted, full enjoyment depended on people not noticing a couple pragmatic errors in the premise, but I can put that aside: It was a very good film, and just the sort of thing that geeks like me have been screaming for seemingly for a lifetime.

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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN: "Outcasts" by the BBC

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Is it just me, or is BBC America running more Science Fiction than Syfy? Fantasy, too, for that matter. I have no idea how long it'll take this series to actually reach our shores, but this is a really interesting looking show. Click on through for a glimpse!

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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY (not) INTERESTED IN: Matrix 4 and 5

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PLEASE NOTE: For about a day there, a wildly circulating rumor said that there were two more "Matrix" sequels in the works. This has turned out to be completely untrue, and special thanks to Gin Rummy for pointing this out to us.

The following article - and its responses - went up before it had been debunked, and it basically is just my thoughts on the subject, effectively: "Why bother?"

I'm leaving it up here for completeness' sake, but there are NO MATRIX SEQUELS in the works.

Sincerely,
The Management.

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THINGS WE'RE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN: "Love" by Angels And Airwaves (2011)

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Even as traditional television Science Fiction is kind of whithering and dying on the vine, we're living in the foothills of a golden age for high quality indie SF films. The flag-bearer for this is obviously Duncan Jones, with "Moon" and "Source Code." This is only right and fitting since his father is an alien anyway, but there are a number of other projects afoot.

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