CBS buys J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan's Minority Report-esque TV series

J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are teaming up to prevent future crimes. CBS has just ordered a pilot of their drama Person of Interest, about an "an ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen." Nolan wrote the pilot, and both he and Abrams will stay on as exec producers. Sounds good,… » 2/11/11 9:58am 2/11/11 9:58am

Spielberg Gets His "2001" On With Wormhole Saga

We've critiqued science fiction movies with bad science, but one project in development is supposed to have immaculate science, thanks to a script treatment by Caltech physics professor Kip S. Thorne. Interstellar, produced (and maybe directed) by Steven Spielberg, will deal with travel through a wormhole into an… » 3/19/08 11:31am 3/19/08 11:31am