NEWS ARCHIVE - 10th to 16th DECEMBER 2007


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12th December 2007


Fox has re-scheduled four forthcoming Blu-ray titles. Master and Commander and The Day After Tomorrow have been moved back to February the 18th. Mr & Mrs Smith and Independence Day have been brought forward a week, to December the 24th.

Several forthcoming Fox Blu-ray titles have been added to Incoming: Commando, Wall Street, and Eastern Promises.

10th December 2007


I've got a treat for all you Heroes fans today: the first in a series of syndicated interviews with members of the Heroes cast!

Today's interview is with Jack Coleman, who plays the 'Man In Horn-Rimmed Glasses", aka Noah Bennet. Click here to read the interview. Further interviews will follow this week!

Heroes Season 1 is now available on DVD and HD-DVD!

Lots of new titles have been added to the Incoming database this week, including vintage BBC series Sutherland's Law; the 1976 BBC adaptation of Our Mutual Friend (which features a host of great British thesps, including Patrick Troughton and Leo McKern); the 1972 and 2007 versions of Sleuth; and the second series of The Street, which is airing on BBC1 at the moment.


A game promoting the release of Highlander - The Source has been released. You can find it here.


BBC Audiobooks has formally announced the next batch of titles in their Classic Radio Sci-Fi range, which are due next month. These are adaptations of Stanislav Lem's Solaris, John Wyndham's Chocky and Isaac Asimov's A Fall of Moondust. Each two-disc set has an RRP of 12.99. Here's the official blurb, and the sleeve images...

A Fall of Moondust

Following a moonquake, the tourist-cruiser 'Selene' sinks fifteen metres into the dust of the Sea of Thirst . That dust is more liquid than sand, and it flows quicker than syrup and slower than water. No rescue attempt under such extraordinary conditions has ever been mounted - but now the lives of dozens of people are dependent upon it.

Barry Foster, James Aubrey and Harry Towb are amongst the cast in this gripping, full-cast radio drama. It is based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, and was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.


When young Matthew starts talking to himself, and introduces his invisible friend Chocky to the family, his parents decide it's just a phase he is going through. But when Matthew starts explaining binary maths and anti-gravity propulsion, they begin to worry. Is Chocky really just the product of an over-inactive imagination, or something more?

Based on a novel by John Wyndham, this full-cast radio drama was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


Protagonist, Kris Kelvin, arrives at a scientific research station hovering above the surface of Solaris where research has been ongoing for years on the strange ocean life form.

When Kris and his colleagues become more aggressive in trying to force contact with Solaris, the ocean's response is to experiment with the researchers' minds by confronting them with their most painful and repressed thoughts and memories through the materialization of complex human constructs.

Kris is confronted with the manifestation of his deceased wife and his guilt over her suicide but whatever seems to be tormenting the other researchers appears to be much worse.



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