Welcome to the weekend. Here are three quirky SF things you might like to know about as you look forward to three days of bank holiday fun:
Doctor Who mid-series trailer
A trailer for the rest of this series of Doctor Who is available now on the BBC website - it features a lot of Rose, and some Daleks. Pop over and take a look at
the official website .
New Uhura speaks!
Actress Zoe Saldana talks to blog site io9 about Star Trek (and Avatar). Saldana takes the role of Uhura, first made famous by Nichelle Nichols, in the Star Trek reboot hitting our screens in a year's time. "To be on the Enterprise with all these guys, the message speaks loudly. She's a female, she's of high rank and she has her shit together." Read it the rest of it on io9 .
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Terminator Salvation
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is next year's fourth movie in the Terminator series, set in 2018, and it will star Christian Bale as human rebel John Connor. Thanks to press announcements by Warner Bros we now know that he will also have a wife, Kate Connor, played by British actress Charlotte Gainsbourg - presumably she will take over from Clare Danes as the character who survives Judgment Day with Connor. There's more about this at Digital Spy , and also over on Empire's website .
Real Communists mad at Indy
According to Digital Spy , Communist dudes in Russia are asking for the new Indiana Jones film to be banned because it is anti-Soviet propaganda. "Together with America we defeated Hitler," said Viktor Perov of the Russian Communist party. "We sympathized when Bin Laden hit them. But they go ahead and scare kids with Communists. These people have no shame." A fellow party member also described the Russian menace in the film as a simple "paranoid Churchillian fantasy".
More stories and interviews over the next week as usual, keep visiting www.sfx.co.uk !