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April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Eric Johnson, who left behind "Smallville," is headed to outer space as Flash Gordon. Johnson, who played Whitney Fordman on the CW's Superman saga "Smallville," will star as the adventurous Gordon in a new Sci Fi Channel series that puts an updated spin on the comic-book character and his adventures. The 22-hour series is set to premiere in August with Gordon, backed by his classic cohorts Dale Arden and Dr.
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April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Eric Johnson, who left behind "Smallville," is headed to outer space as Flash Gordon. Johnson, who played Whitney Fordman on the CW's Superman saga "Smallville," will star as the adventurous Gordon in a new Sci Fi Channel series that puts an updated spin on the comic-book character and his adventures. The 22-hour series is set to premiere in August with Gordon, backed by his classic cohorts Dale Arden and Dr.
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December 2, 2002 | Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, Special to The Times
When the Sci Fi network launched 10 years ago, it was best known for airing endless reruns of "Battlestar Galactica," along with the umpteenth TV airing of "Star Wars." Hard-core sci-fi geeks, it seemed, had found a channel all for themselves. Around the same time, Cartoon Network became the 24-hour hub for fans of nostalgia cartoons, and nothing but. If Bugs was your boy, this channel was your toon boon.
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August 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Sci Fi Channel has pulled the plug on "Stargate SG-1," but there still might be life ahead for the series. Sci Fi said it would not order further episodes of the show, now in its 10th season. The cable channel, however, has booked a fourth season of "Stargate: Atlantis," a spinoff that premiered in 2004. The final 10 episodes of "Stargate SG-1," which logged its 200th episode Friday, will air next year on Sci Fi. MGM, which produces the show, is hoping to dock it on another channel.
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May 11, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After many false starts and broken promises, the much-touted Sci-Fi Channel appears ready to become fact this fall--the first major new cable TV network to launch in nearly two years. The Sci-Fi Channel was the most prominent new program service on display at the recently concluded National Cable TV Assn. convention in Dallas.
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March 5, 2001 | IVY BROWN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The talk show format has been done to death--literally. In the last few years, the list of name-talent hosts who have passed on to the talk-show graveyard is long, from "Donny and Marie," "The Howie Mandel Show" and "The Magic Hour" to "The Roseanne Show" and "The Martin Short Show." But before anyone plays the death knell of the genre, a totally new twist has breathed life into it.
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February 20, 2001 | T.L. STANLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's like this: explosive car chases, goofy one-liners, villains with wacky nicknames and chicks kicking butt, all wrapped up in Roger Corman's throwback-yet-currently-in-vogue sensibility, which means tight skirts and titillation galore. In other words, this is not "The West Wing." That's fine by the Sci-Fi Channel, which was looking for an original show that would lighten up its schedule and broaden its audience.
NEWS
August 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Sci Fi Channel has pulled the plug on "Stargate SG-1," but there still might be life ahead for the series. Sci Fi said it would not order further episodes of the show, now in its 10th season. The cable channel, however, has booked a fourth season of "Stargate: Atlantis," a spinoff that premiered in 2004. The final 10 episodes of "Stargate SG-1," which logged its 200th episode Friday, will air next year on Sci Fi. MGM, which produces the show, is hoping to dock it on another channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Prepare yourself for an invasion," a deep, computer-enhanced voice says in menacing tones over a black TV screen, which then erupts into brightly colored flashes of static. "It's coming for you."
BUSINESS
June 27, 2000 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER
Barry Diller is struggling to be a Francophile, but it's not clear whether the beret fits. The proposed purchase of Seagram Co., the largest owner of his USA Networks Inc., by French media and utility giant Vivendi could free Diller from the overly protective Seagram, which has restricted his growth. Vivendi may allow Diller to make some big purchases and become the A-list media player he has yearned to be.
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December 2, 2002 | Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, Special to The Times
When the Sci Fi network launched 10 years ago, it was best known for airing endless reruns of "Battlestar Galactica," along with the umpteenth TV airing of "Star Wars." Hard-core sci-fi geeks, it seemed, had found a channel all for themselves. Around the same time, Cartoon Network became the 24-hour hub for fans of nostalgia cartoons, and nothing but. If Bugs was your boy, this channel was your toon boon.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2001 | IVY BROWN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The talk show format has been done to death--literally. In the last few years, the list of name-talent hosts who have passed on to the talk-show graveyard is long, from "Donny and Marie," "The Howie Mandel Show" and "The Magic Hour" to "The Roseanne Show" and "The Martin Short Show." But before anyone plays the death knell of the genre, a totally new twist has breathed life into it.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2001 | T.L. STANLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's like this: explosive car chases, goofy one-liners, villains with wacky nicknames and chicks kicking butt, all wrapped up in Roger Corman's throwback-yet-currently-in-vogue sensibility, which means tight skirts and titillation galore. In other words, this is not "The West Wing." That's fine by the Sci-Fi Channel, which was looking for an original show that would lighten up its schedule and broaden its audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Prepare yourself for an invasion," a deep, computer-enhanced voice says in menacing tones over a black TV screen, which then erupts into brightly colored flashes of static. "It's coming for you."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After many false starts and broken promises, the much-touted Sci-Fi Channel appears ready to become fact this fall--the first major new cable TV network to launch in nearly two years. The Sci-Fi Channel was the most prominent new program service on display at the recently concluded National Cable TV Assn. convention in Dallas.
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