Looking for something to read at the beach this summer? You might try the Lost Book Club. Often episodes of Lost have included reference to a book which was relevant to the theme of the episode. The Lost Book Club website includes books which have been featured in various episodes and an explanation of their relevance. Books include On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Valis by Philip K. Dick, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, The Fountainhed by Ayn Rand, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and Island by Aldous Huxley. Besides these well known books there were a number I’ve never heard of and I might order a few of them.
If you haven’t seen Lost from the beginning, The SciFi Channel will be replaying it in four hour blocks each Monday starting on September 15.
With Doctor Who on a long hiatus we still have four specials to look forward to. It has been announced that this will include the Christmas 2008 and 2009 specials, and an episode around Easter. The date of the fourth has not been announced, with some speculating it will be for Halloween 2009. There are also rumors that one episode will take place in Egypt. The Christmas 2008 episode will feature the return of the Cybermen.
I was disappointed in the last made for DVD episode of Babylon 5, and J. Michael Straczynsk agrees that such low budget formats fail to do justice to the series. He has announced that he will not put out any further low-budget Lost Tales and writes, “The only thing I would be interested in doing regarding Babylon 5 from this point on is a full-featured, big-budget feature film.”
And, finally, it looks from the above picture that Megan Fox’s interest in science fiction isn’t limited to her roles in the Transformer movies. Apparently she is also a Star Wars fan.