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The Scanner’s Top Five: Week of 03.03

1. Who watches The Watchmen? This week, it was every comic book nerd from here to Veidt’s Antarctic fortress as the first pictures of the superheroes from Zack Snyder’s upcoming adaptation surfaced.

2. Submitted for your approval, Twilight Zone creator and host Rod Serling was inducted into the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame.

3. Get ready to reboot the Master Control Program…in 3-D. A sequel to Disney’s 1982 computer-generated epic Tron will pop out of the screen in 2011.

4. Nielsen may have ended Captain Kirk’s five-year mission two years early, but IDW Publishing is bringing us the rest in comic form. The first issue of Star Trek: Year Four hits stands next month.

5. A Terminator apocalypse is just ten years away, says a University of Sheffield professor. I knew that iPhone was trouble.

SciFi Dept. Video: Kevin Maher explains how the Asylum’s self-proclaimed “knockbuster” big-budget movie parodies give you a bigger bang for your buck.

SciFi Scanner Talk Forum: Should classic Sci-Fi movies be remade? Tricky63 thinks it’s, well tricky: “I understand that some people feel that they can improve on what has already been done, but some classics should be left alone. In remaking the classics, careful thought must be given to the writer, the director and producers. Make it fun, interesting and ‘believeable.'” 1STSARGEANT agrees that at best, remakes should be judged on a case-by-case basis.” he says. “Let them do what they’re doing. Sooner or later they’ll get the message as to how good they are by looking at the box office receipts.” Speaking of box office receipts, McGillicuddy is making a plea for the latest Sci Fi flop, Jumper. “It’s entirely possible that our expectations were simply too high,” the post said. “Had Michael Bay directed this film, we’d probably all be calling it a popcorn thrill ride. But Doug Liman did it, and so we raised the bar too high.” Log onto the Talk forum to join in any of these conversations, or start a Sci-Fi topic of your own!

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