Wednesday 31 May 2000
The Lathe of Heaven, the 1980 TV movie based on Ursula K. Le Guin's novel, is scheduled to be broadcast on PBS this week, beginning June 1st -- check local listings.
Also, US subscribers of cable channel BBC America can see the $10 million TV mini-series Gormanghast, based on Mervyn Peake's fantasy trilogy and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, beginning June 10th. Time Magazine (June 5) calls it ''neither a ponderous classics lesson nor a sugarcoated trifle, but a grotesquely funny, vulgar and penetrating tale of class and demogogy...''.
Tuesday 30 May 2000
The trailer to Sci Fi Channel's new Dune miniseries, due in December 2000, is available here. It was broadcast Sunday May 28th during Sci Fi Channel's broadcast of the 1984 David Lynch version of Frank Herbert's novel.
Thursday 11 May 2000
Some are concerned that the film Battlefield Earth is designed to promote Scientology.
Fun link: Click on this 'Malkovich Edition' link to view a special version of Locus Online's homepage.
(To see how it works, manually remove the locusmag.com portion of the URL, including the '/' after 'jminc', to view http://www.lfw.org/jminc directly. Link via Windowseat.)