September 3, 1987 |
Saturday mornings on ABC will look a little different this fall. Some of those behind the scenes on this season's programs like the new look. Others hate it--and the force behind it--with a passion. Changes in the way some familiar cartoon characters speak, act and look in ABC's Saturday morning children's schedule, as well the design of new shows, are largely due to the input of a Glendale-based company with a name like something out of a James Bond movie: the Q5 Corp.
June 10, 2008 |
Universal Pictures will release Clint Eastwood's latest, "Changeling," a reality-based thriller starring Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, on Oct. 24 in limited engagements followed by wide release Oct. 31. Eastwood earned the Cannes Film Festival's special 61st Festival Prize for directing the story of a mother of a missing child looking for answers when she believes that the boy returned to her by the Los Angeles Police Department isn't hers....
August 25, 1988 |
Now here's a real story from the "Twilight Zone." It seems that master writer-creator of the original "Twilight Zone" TV show, Rod Serling, left behind three outlines for episodes that he never finished. J. Michael Straczynski, chief story editor for the new syndicated program of the same name (seen locally on KTLA Channel 5), received the submissions from Carol Serling (Rod's widow), who found them going through Serling's papers.
June 16, 1991
According to KPFK radio talk-show host J. Michael Straczynski, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has not fostered quite as pervasive a cult as Classic Trek. I have attended numerous conventions over the years filled with a multitude of people from various backgrounds and age groups, and I have found that "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is as pervasive a cult as Classic Trek ever was, perhaps even more. We were all skeptical when "TNG" premiered but have found that with each passing season the quality has surpassed the original.
November 30, 1986
In all the discussion, pro and con, regarding the colorizing of old black-and-white films (and for the record, I'm against it), a delicious irony has been overlooked by both the media and those directly involved in the debate (Calendar, Outtakes, Calendar Letters, "Nightline" "The Tonight Show," etc., summer and fall, 1986). The colorizers maintain that once a film leaves a director's hands, and they acquire the property, they can do to it whatever they like. Now, according to director Milos Forman, "in civilized societies, the right of an artist that his work will not be altered or changed in any way by anybody but himself should be respected."
November 14, 1996 |
"I get off on the excitement from the fans at these conventions," says Bruce Boxleitner, who plays Cmdr. John Sheridan on "Babylon 5." "Everything else you do with TV, you never really get feedback." Boxleitner is sure to get plenty of feedback this weekend at the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Babylon 5" convention in Pasadena. He will be joined by "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski and co-stars Andreas Katsulas, Bill Mumy and others.