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Ben Browder Cast in New Web Series

Naught for HireHere’s good news for all of us Farscape and SG-1 fans! We can look forward to a new web series later this year called Naught for Hire starring Ben Browder.

Fan favorite Ben Browder (Farscape and Stargate SG-1) has been cast as lead in the upcoming scifi noir web series Naught for Hire. Browder will play Nick Naught, an old-fashion private detective in a futuristic world.

Naught for Hire is co-written by John E. Stith and Jeffrey Berman. Production begins this summer and will premier this December. The story will be in 13 parts and set 20 years in a hi-tech future where A.I. is present in everything electronic.

From Press Release:
…Unfortunately for Nick, the A.I. chips are temperamental, leaving him to wade through a horde of low-lifes and criminals, while contending with a car that’s in love with him, an answering device that plays pranks on him, and a neurotic elevator that wants to go anywhere but up or down.

In the spirit of pulp-style serialized detective stories, each of Naught for Hire’s six-minute episodes will end on a cliffhanger and feature a who’s who of celebrity guest voices as the inanimate objects that populate Naught’s world.

… “I’ve been lucky enough to have a rewarding history in the scifi genre.” said executive producer and star Ben Browder. “What Naught for Hire has that sets it apart is a very cool blend of both sci-fi and noir with a sensible dose of humor. As an actor, Naught has the potential to be the ‘beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

“The Sci-Fi genre attracts a loyal following of fans, me among them, and noir is experiencing a renaissance of sorts lately,” said series creator Jeffrey Berman, “so I think our series has the potential to appeal to a wide variety of audiences.”

He continues, “I’m also delighted with the top-notch talent this project has attracted. It really shows that the Hollywood community is embracing the opportunities available with New Media.”

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Blu-Ray News: Worldwide Live Community Screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(Warner Brothers Press Release)

Also enjoy an exclusive look at the final chapter of the Harry Potter saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Burbank, CA, October 19, 2009 – Experience the first-ever worldwide Live Community Screening (LCS) exclusive to owners of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Disc and hear star Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates answer your questions during this live LCS on December 12th, 2009. Also be the first to see footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, featured on the Blu-ray and 2-Disc Special Editions of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, available on December 8th, 2009.

The worldwide LCS, which showcases the expansive capabilities and interactivity offered with Blu-ray and Warner Bros. BD-Live, will take place on December 12th at 12:00PM PST (3:00PM EST) live from London. The LCS will allow BD-Live capable Blu-ray users to simultaneously watch the movie together with Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates and hear an interactive Q&A where fans can ask questions about the blockbuster film directly to Daniel and David, directly from their home.

“I’m really looking forward to the Live Community Screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and excited to talk directly to fans of the movie about my experiences and answer their questions,” said Daniel Radcliffe. “It’s a wonderful way for fans and for those directly involved with making a film to share opinions and ideas.”

According to director David Yates, “It’s a tremendous honor to be invited to host the first worldwide Live Community Screening and to have the opportunity to talk directly to fans across the globe. I’m looking forward to engaging with the thoughts and opinions of the fans who have supported us so loyally and passionately over the years – without them the films wouldn’t be the success they are.”

Warner Bros. BD-Live is an interactive feature exclusive to the Blu-ray format that allows users to experience a variety of exclusive interactive features. In addition to access to the multi-territory LCS, other exciting BD-Live content available to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray owners include:

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Fun Friday Links & Trailers

If you haven’t heard yet, Tor has a new online bookstore. Books and merchandise. Check it out here:

And be sure to enter these great giveaways:

Here’s an extended preview clip for Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince that aired during Merlin on Sunday:

The Last Airbender Trailer: