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The Scanner’s Top Five: Week of 03.24

1. Battlestar Galactica‘s Edward James Olmos said that the show’s final season will be “devastating.” What’s really devastating is that after the show ends people will no longer have an excuse to say “frak.”

2. Robert Downey Jr. confirmed that he will make an appearance as Tony Stark in the Incredible Hulk movie. Fanboys may now move on to gossipping incessantly about something else.

3. Speaking of Fanboys, the force is not with Darth Weinstein, who caved to fan demands and will release the original version of the film along with the update that tracked slightly better.

4. George Lucas says that critics will hate the new Indiana Jones film because they hate all Indiana Jones films. That’s not entirely true, George. They just hate you.

5. Turns out that Keanu Klaatu comes to Earth to stop Global Warming in the upcoming remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Tell me you didn’t see that one coming…

SciFi Dept. Video: Kevin Maher confers with his comic book brethren to count down the most (un)successful superhero parodies. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go update my Netflix queue with Condorman.

SciFi Scanner Talk Forum: The forum is still brainstorming about the coolest superhero match-ups. Microwaved said, “Blade vs. Buffy does gets my interest peaked, despite the fact I’ve never seen one episode of the show. I think the idea of Superman vs. Iron Man is pretty damn cool on a lot of different levels. Here you have this alien who is suppose to embody everything that is American, apple pie, baseball, modest and then you have Tony Stark. That could make a brilliant piece of film really, two heroes that couldn’t be more opposite of each other.” Meanwhile the forum is playing a Sci-Fi movie quote guessing game. Rick, who correctly guessed that the quote, “As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy, than to create” was uttered by Spock in Log on to the Talk forum to join in any of these conversations, or to start a Sci-Fi topic of your own!

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