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By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 18, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 18, 2009 |

James Marsters will be playing a terrorist in “Caprica” come 2010. No word yet on whether his character will be naked, a vampire, or attracted to poodles, but we can hope.

There are two diametrically opposed options for an actress’ career to hit absolute rock bottom: nudity in direct-to-DVD releases or very special heartwarming movies on very special heartwarming channels. Natasha Henstridge essentially started out her career in the former so she reversed field into the latter to run out the clock. She stars in a very special heartwarming Hallmark channel original movie “Family Gathering,” which according to very special heartwarming movie template 3c means this city girl inherits the family farm, a dog named “Lucky,” and a host of problems only she can solve, whilst falling in love. Really, that’s the plot. I think we should take up a collection to pay for the production of Species IV: In My Pants…In Space, before Natasha ends up in a movie with Reba.

Where the Wild Things Are isn’t just a film adaptation of the kid’s story, it’s also being novelized! And according to an interview with screenwriter Dave Eggers in The New Yorker, his novelization of the film is only loosely based on the film’s script, to the extent that director Spike Jonze was surprised by some parts of the novel when he first read it. I don’t know if that increases or decreases the odds that the finished film is as good as the trailers have looked. It raises the question though of whom exactly the target audience is for a novel loosely based on a film loosely based on a children’s story? Is this a hipster thing? I think it’s a hipster thing.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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