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Daily Scan for 11.25.09 – ABC Halts FlashForward, Straczynski Talks Silver Surfer


• ABC is halting production of its time travel drama FlashForward to “boost the writing.” So much for this being the network’s successor to Lost.

• John Hillcoat’s post-apocalyptic Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road is aiming for that elusive scifi Oscar.

Firefly creator Joss Whedon has been honored with a Producers Guild of America award.

• J. Michael Straczynski says his Silver Surfer movie takes place right after the events of Fantastic Four 2. I’ll go out on a limb and say this is not a good starting spot.

• Wonder how William Shatner might have taken part in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek? Here’s the script for his alternate scene.

• We can consider it a tad belated, but this week was the birthday of the late Mister Boris Karloff, the original Frankenstein. So happy birthday, sir!

• Will Lobo be the next big scifi comic hero? One can only hope.

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