Our guest this week is a one-man powder-keg responsible for some of the best SF television programming in history, Kenneth Johnson. He has served as executive producer for such classic sci-fi fare as the "Alien Nation" series and all the "Alien Nation" feature TV films, 81 episodes of television's "The Incredible Hulk" with Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin and Lou Ferrigno, "The Curse of Dracula" and the cult classic "V."
Johnson, a winner of the prestigious Viewers for Quality Television Award, multiple Saturn Awards, The Sci-Fi Universe Life Achievement Award, plus nominations for Writers Guild and Mystery Writers of America Awards, among others, is also a writer and director for all the above shows, plus the original "The Bionic Woman," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Sherlock Holmes Returns," the miniseries "Venus Rising" and so many more. You can also add music composer to his list of accomplishments having written music for a variety of film and television projects over the years.
Kenneth will be talking to us about his past work on all these shows, but more importantly also sharing what he has in store for the future as it relates to both "Alien Nation" and the new "V" miniseries titled "V: The Second Generation," due out in 2009. His novel of the same title is available in bookstores now or you order your hardcover copy from our partner's Amazon.com.
In our general News Segment we take a look at rapper 50 Cent and his gaming enterprise, Noah Wyle's latest Librarian effort and from the International News Desk comes word that anime creator DLE will soon be launching the French company Anakama's popular online game "Dofus" on Japanese television as a series.
Movie Talk has the gang venturing into "X-Files - The Titleless Movie" and how Olyphant and Jovovich square-off for the Perfect Getaway.
Taking a look at the small screen for TV Talk comes this story about how "Battlestar Galactica" has met-up with Joss Whedon's new SF thriller "Dollhouse" on Fox. Then, we take a closer look at some of NBC's new SF line-up for the 2008-2009 season.
The Future looks rosy for "Eureka" actress Erica Cerra, while at the same time dark as she will be starring in a feature film called "Dark Swarm" in 2009, and actor James Gandolfini is putting aside his Tony Soprano persona for that of New York City mayor in the remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123″ when it hits the rails in July 2009.
All these stories, the SF-TV legend himself, Kenneth Johnson and of course special segments, contests and much more on Slice of SciFi Show #155 beginning this Saturday online or from your favorite podcatcher, and a week later, Monday, April 14, 2008 on XM-Satellite Radio's The Sonic Theater during morning rush hour. Be sure to tune into XM Radio this Monday morning (April 7) for our exclusive Nichelle Nichols and J. Neil Schulman interview.
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