- WoW! The ubiquitous MMORPG is getting physical. Upper Deck (take that, jocks!) will produce a miniatures game based on World of Warcraft. It’s due out in the fall.
- There are rumors that the new animated series Clone Wars will premiere in UK theaters before its small-screen debut. George Lucas has betrayed America for the last time!
- After just one season as a regular cast member on Stargate Atlantis, Amanda Tapping is leaving the show to focus on a series called Sanctuary that she has sold to the Sci-Fi Channel. She’ll be replaced as commander of the Atlantis base by Robert Picardo, who played the annoying Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years and the equally annoying holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager.
Looking into the crystal ball:
- It’s the bomb! The post-apocalyptic drama Jericho returns to television Tuesday. Fans went all Star Trek on the network and brought it back from the brink of annihilation. I’ll stop with the nuclear jokes now. (Boom!)
- Finally! The first teaser trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will debut in theaters this week with The Spiderwick Chronicles, according to Variety. It will, of course, hit the Web shortly thereafter. UPDATE: Early risers can catch the teaser first on the Valentine’s Day edition of Good Morning America.
- The CGI phenom Beowulf will be available on DVD Feb. 26.