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Ultradome to Answer Who Would Win in a Fight

For fanboys who have always wondered who would win in a fight: Galdalf vs. Darth Vader or Neo vs. Harry Potter, HEROES actor Milo Ventimiglia is prepared to answer.

He will star and co-produce ULTRADOME, a scripted web show where fans can settle hypothetical disputes in a vfx showdown, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's The Live Feed.

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Sarah Connor Chronicles Star Could be Headed to Elm Street

Recently (though unconfirmed) cancelled TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES star Thomas Dekker is in final negotiations to star as Jessie in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET re-do, according to

Jackie Earle Haley and Kyle Gallner are already onboard the Warner Bros./New Line film. Samuel Bayer is directing. Platinum Dunes is producing with Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form producing.

The film is set for an April 16, 2010 bow.

-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Get Enhanced

Cartoon Network will premiere STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: DECODED, a full slate of 22 enhanced episodes from season one of the CG-animated series from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. Using text windows to provide in-the-moment insights into all aspects of the sweeping galactic conflict -- from trivia to background on characters and storylines -- STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: DECODED enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself.

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Toei & FUNimation Announce Digital Partnership

FUNimation Ent. and Japanese producer Toei Animation Co. have entered into a digital content partnership in which the U.S. anime leader will distribute seven series from Toei's catalog starting Friday, April 3.

English-subtitled episodes from AIR MASTER, CAPTAIN HARLOCK, DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, GALAXY EXPRESS, PRETTY CURE and SLAM DUNK will be offered in the U.S. by streaming via FUNimation's online video portal,

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AMC to Exclusively Offer Star Trek Gift Cards

AMC Ent. will offer STAR TREK-themed gift cards before the movie hits the big screen. This limited-edition series of gift cards are only available at AMC and give moviegoers a chance to collect all four cards featuring Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Nero (Eric Bana) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana).

The cards are available for $25 per gift card in limited quantities at or at theatre box offices. Guests who purchase all four receive a free display kit while supplies last.

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MTV Games, Paramount and Rock Band go Where No Man Has Gone Before

MTV Games and Harmonix's ROCK BAND are joining forces with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Ent. to celebrate the May 8 theatrical release of the film STAR TREK from director/producer J.J. Abrams. The first-of-its-kind collaboration will fuse together the massive cultural followings of both STAR TREK and the video game phenomenon ROCK BAND to engage fans with free music, an in-game battle of the bands, and futuristic avatar creation contest.

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Chilling Season Finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Introduces Cad Bane

The heroes of the Republic have repeatedly beaten back the assaults orchestrated by the evil Separatist forces, but an entirely new threat -- lethal mercenary Cad Bane -- will emerge from the shadows in "Hostage Crisis," the thrilling conclusion to the first season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 20 on Cartoon Network.

Count Dooku seeks to spring a Separatist prisoner from Republic captivity, but his profile prevents him from getting close enough to set in motion his malevolent plan.

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Esurance Online Flash Star Trek Game Now Up

Esurance, the online auto insurance company, has recently launched a new STAR TREK movie-themed Flash game featuring the company's special agent brand icon, Erin Esurance. The free online game includes animated versions of alien life-forms from J.J. Abrams' upcoming STAR TREK film produced by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Ent. and due in theaters May 8, 2009. Esurance's STAR TREK movie-themed online game is the latest addition of fresh content to the company's STAR TREK micro-site:

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LucasArts, Sony Expand Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game

LucasArts and Sony Online Ent. will release GALACTIC HUNTERS this March, the second expansion to their STAR WARS Galaxies trading card game.

GALACTIC HUNTERS for the first time giving both light and dark side players the chance to employ some of the most recognizable and legendary bounty hunters in the galaxy. Players can issue bounties on opponents with the all-new "target" keyword ability and reap the rewards of completed bounties with instant, stat-enhancing bonuses.

New cards include:

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Star Trek Films, Original TV Show Head to Blu-ray

Paramount Home Ent., for the first time, will release all the original STAR TREK films from the '70s and '80s and the original 1960s-era TV show to Blu-ray.

The releases begin April 28 with the seven-disc, 29-episode Blu-ray set of "STAR TREK: The Original Series" from CBS Home Ent. and Paramount Home Ent.

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Star Wars is Top Toy License for 2008

Driven by the popularity of the STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated television series, the Force remained strong in 2008 as STAR WARS catapulted to the Number 1 spot of all traditional toy licenses, according to The NPD Group. U.S. toy retail sales for the brand in 2008 exceeded $450M.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS was the single most popular licensed toy property in 2008 according to data released by the NPD Group. It was also, as a result, the top boys’ toy license of the year.

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Clone Wars Gets Second Season at Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has picked-up a second season of the hit CG-animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. Slated to premiere in the fall of 2009, the second season will continue to take audiences on new and exciting adventures, combining the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm with innovative animation. The season one finale of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS airs on Cartoon Network Friday, March 20 at 9 pm ET/PT.

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Esurance Launches Star Trek-themed Micro-Site

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced the recent launch of its newest micro-site related to Esurance's partnership with Paramount Pictures' May 8 theatrical release of the new film STAR TREK from director J.J. Abrams. Visitors to can view exclusive content about the upcoming STAR TREK movie, gain access to unique "out of this world" downloads, enter one of the galaxy's most unique contests for a chance to win a trip to the movie's premiere, and more.

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Star Wars Coming to London Stage

BBC NEWS is reporting that STAR WARS: A MUSICAL JOURNEY will debut in London in April, then tour Europe.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will play a live score as excerpt from the six films are shown onscreen. The show was put together by Lucasfilm and composer John Williams. It will not have actors playing characters, but will feature live narrators.

The six films in the STAR WARS saga have been edited down to two hours and Williams has "painstakingly rewritten" the music he wrote, said a statement from Lucasfilm.

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Star Trek Coming to IMAX in May

Paramount Pictures' STAR TREK, from director J.J. Abrams, will be simultaneously released to both IMAX and conventional theatres worldwide on May 8, 2009.

STAR TREK, which chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members, will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Paramount Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.

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Star Trek Comes To The iPhone, iPod Touch

The Original Crew of the Starship Enterprise are roaring to the iPhone and iPod touch from IDW Publishing and iVerse Media.

Available immediately, STAR TREK ARCHIVES: THE BEST OF PETER DAVID #1 is the first issue of the ongoing digital comics series that reprints some of the best comics from Star Trek's illustrious history. Peter David is one of the most popular and respected STAR TREK writers, known for his mingling of humor and popular culture.

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Lucas on Indy 5, Star Wars 3-D & Red Tails chatted with George Lucas at last night's American Cinemathque award honoring Samuel L. Jackson in Hollywood.

Lucas said they are seriously looking at a fifth INDIANA JONES film, but are hunting for that elusive "MacGuffin, which is an object that he goes after. They're very hard to come by," Lucas added.

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IDW Publishes Star Trek Comicbook Series

IDW Publishing has joined with Paramount Pictures, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Kurtzman/Orci Productions and CBS Consumer Products to publish a four-issue limited comic book series tied to next summer's new STAR TREK movie, which will be released in theaters on May 8, 2009.

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright To Pen Spider-Man 4

David Lindsay-Abaire, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play RABBIT HOLE, is in final negotiations to write Columbia's SPIDER-MAN 4, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Sam Raimi is already confirmed to direct, with Tobey Maguire to star. Series producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad are also on board, with star Kirsten Dunst expected to also return.

Columbia did not comment on the deal for the fourth installment featuring the Marvel Comics character, and plot details are highly secret.

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Next Star Wars Game To Explore Old Republic

LucasArts and BioWare's next venture will be STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC, a story-driven massively multiplayer online PC game set in the timeframe of the STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC franchise.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC, being developed and published by BioWare and LucasArts, will feature immersive storytelling, dynamic combat and intelligent companion characters.

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J.J. Abrams Talks Star Trek With EW

After 10 often dismal movies, STAR TREK had turned into a pop culture punchline. Even people who'd built their entire careers around TREK could see the writing on the wall. "STAR TREK," says Leonard Nimoy, "had run its course."

But director J.J. Abrams believes he can make the franchise cool again. This week's issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has the inside scoop on Abrams' surprising, idealistic odyssey, which could become next summer's multiplex juggernaut.

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Shiny New Y-Wing Bombers Make Debut In Clone Wars

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS puts a new shine on a very recognizable part of STAR WARS lore as the Y-wing bombers make their debut in "Shadow of Malevolence," a new episode of the animated series premiering at 9 p.m. Friday, October 10, on Cartoon Network.

In the second of a three-episode arc, "Destroy Malevolence" finds Anakin Skywalker, his Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Jedi Master Plo Koon utilizing long-range Y-wing bombers to lead a bold strike on General Grievous' warship, the Malevolence, and its destructive ion cannon.

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The Force Is With iTunes

Starting Saturday, each week's new episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS will be available at the iTunes Store ( for $1.99 an episode, or $39.99 for a season pass to all 22 episodes. Both "Ambush" and "Rising Malevolence," which air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network, will be available starting Saturday. This pattern will continue throughout the season, with each new episode available at the iTunes Store the day after its Cartoon Network premiere.

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Coming Soon, To A Mall Galaxy Near You

The STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Intergalactic Tour blasts off today in malls around the country. The tour will run eight consecutive weekends, making appearances in eight major cities across the country until it completes its mission on Sunday, November 9.

The tour brings to life both favorite and new characters from the upcoming animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with interactive activities. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the first weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation, premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, October 3, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT).