SciFi Friday: Lost; Star Trek Spoilers; Doctor Who Returns; and an R-Rated Kristen Bell Trailer

Last night’s episode of Lost once again revealed more information on the story and left us with more questions. We learn about four people from the freighter in flash backs, including a ghost buster, but it is not clear how they fit into everything. As we were already left to suspect, it looks like someone might have gone to a lot of trouble to make it look like Oceanic 815 is at the bottom of the ocean with everyone aboard dead. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to find out either that getting Ben was the primary objective of the mission, or that Ben had his own spy aboard the freighter. Matthew Abaddon turned out to have sent them, but didn’t seem to believe there were survivors from Oceanic 815 as he becomes when he confronts Hurley at the asylum.

At times Lost has been frustrating as characters have seemed to avoid asking questions when they have a chance to find out more, primarily to keep us viewers in the dark. They actually asked Ben about a long standing mystery, but Ben denied knowing anything about the monster. One thing we do know about Lost is that characters wind up interrelating with each other in unexpected ways. This makes me wonder about the woman whose face was not shown in Daniel Faraday’s flashback. I bet she is someone we know, and the same might be true of Ben’s spy aboard the freighter. Next week we find out the identity of another one of the Oceanic Six, which presumably means we will see a flash forward involving another survivor.

Jericho returns on February 12. Variety has a review.

The SciFi Channel has announced that they have acquired the fourth season of Doctor Who and the first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures. They will both be airing in April, which hopefully means there will be minimal delay in the airing of Doctor Who following the initial broadcast on the BBC. More good news from the Sci Fi Channel–today is finally the last episode of Flash Gordon. The BBC has also renewed Sarah Jane for a second season.

USA Today has information on sixteen upcoming science fiction and other genre movies. There is a possible spoiler with regards to Star Trek XI. J.J. Abrams says the movie “won’t suffer from the problem that prequels suffer from: that you know all the characters will live.” Screen Rant has more potential spoilers which possibly explain why things might not turn out as we expect:

The story does not just involve time travel. It actually explores alternate timelines, and jumps between them quite a bit.

While from what we’ve seen so far it seems like they’re being very faithful to the original Enterprise design, in an alternate timeline there will be a significantly different version of the NCC-1701. From what I’ve been told it will be a very kick-ass version – essentially an all-out warship.

Some of the film will also take place in the time of Star Trek: The Next Generation, although I won’t say at what point in the film.

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I’ve previously posted a trailer for the upcoming movie with Kristen Bell, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. An R-rated version of the trailer is available above, with a higher quality version available here.

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