SciFi Geeks Sheet – 7/14/15

In today’s round up of the latest sci-fi related news; we get our first look at HBO’s Westworld, Blastr catches up with the cast of Syfy’s next space adventure and, what if one of Hollywood’s biggest directors were to take on an iconic Star Wars characters?

HBO Releases First-Look Photos at Westworld

From The Hollywood Reporter

The forthcoming drama series’ first teaser trailer debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday during the panel for CBS’ Person of Interest, with HBO releasing images from the series on Twitter. Jonathan Nolan, who created Person of Interest, co-created Westworld with Lisa Joy and directed the pilot.   “Bring her back online,” says an ominous character in voiceover at the start of the trailer. “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” Anthony Hopkins‘ character is shown briefly in the footage, as are snippets that feature an Old West setting.

Image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

The drama, about a futuristic theme park, is based on Michael Crichton‘s 1973 film.  Westworld premieres on HBO in 2016. The trailer has not yet been released.

Read more at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-hbos-westworld-first-808190

The cast of The Expanse on bringing Syfy back to space

From Blastr.com

The pilot screening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was something of a coming out party for the show, but for Blastr, it was a chance to get to know some of the faces that’ll be bringing the show’s characters to life. Check out the interviews below with Wes Chatham (Amos Burton), Cas Anvar (Alex  Kamal), Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata), and Shohreh Aghdashloo (Chrisjen Avasarala.)

The Expanse premieres this December on Syfy in the United States.

Guillermo del Toro’s Idea For A Jabba The Hutt Movie

From Slashfilm.com

The director was at San Diego Comic Con promoting his upcoming film Crimson Peak, and during one of his press interviews he revealed his idea for a Star Wars Anthology film which would see the origins of gangster Jabba The Hutt. Telling Yahoo he said “I would do the sort of ‘Godfather‘ saga the Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control.  I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup, you know?”

Image courtesy of SlashFilm.com

But don’t expect Guillermo del Toro’s Jabba the Hutt epic to happen, its just an idea. He has not signed on for a movie or anything.   The filmmaker warns: “This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it.” .. “this is not real.”  He was asked at one point if he was interested in directing The Force Awakens but was, and is too busy doing other projects.

Read more at http://www.slashfilm.com/guillermo-del-toro-star-wars/

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice