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Daily Scan for 03.05.09 – Life on Mars Extinguishes, Fuller Wants Original Trek

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• ABC cancels its ill-advised remake of the British time travel classic series, Life on Mars.

• Bryan Fuller, creator of Pushing Daisies, wants to do another Star Trek television show in the style of the original 1960s series. Miniskirts and go-go boots for the win!

• Doctor Octopus portrayer Alfred Molina has signed on to play an evil sorcerer in Jerry Bruckheimer’s live-action Sorcerer’s Apprentice remake. But who, oh who, will play the magic brooms?

• Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped to star in Christopher Nolan’s next movie, the scifi-ish Inception. Nolan can do no wrong in my eyes, and DiCaprio’s surprisingly solid: This is one to watch.

• I love the title of Robert Zemeckis’ latest kids’ movie: Mars Needs Moms.

• Wil McCarthy notes the eerie similarity between Coraline and Hellraiser.

• SF Signal hosts another fantastic mind meld, this time flipping a hoary old chestnut upside down: What non-genre books would you recommend to scifi omnivores?

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