By Rick Marshall at MTV.comFirst ‘Smallville’ Images Of Hawkman, Doctor Fate And Stargirl
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming two-part “Smallville” arc “Absolute Justice” — and not just because of the involvement of comics scribe Geoff Johns. Along with introducing Michael Shanks as Hawkman, the story will also debut a few more members of DC’s Justice Society of America: Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin).

And now Entertainment Weekly offers our first images of the JSA trio in costume — including the expected showdown between Hawkman and Green Arrow, who never did see eye-to-eye in the comics world.

“Absolute Justice” kicks off February 5 with the first of two episodes bringing the JSA into the “Smallville” universe.

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By Andy Grieser at Zap 2 News: Syfy adds Stephen King TV series supposedly based on ‘The Colorado Kid’
Novelist Stephen King is getting back into the television game, though this latest project has us scratching our heads.

Syfy has picked up 13 episodes of an original series, “Haven,” purportedly based on King’s novella “The Colorado Kid.”

The thing is, “The Colorado Kid” is about a young journalist who is told the story of a mysterious corpse, a man from Colorado who shows up in Maine in record time.

Here’s how the Syfy release describes “Haven”:

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From Daniel Fienberg at HitFix: ‘True Blood’ cracks the Producers Guild TV field
The Producers Guild of America announced the nominees in the television series and non-fiction television categories for the 21st Annual PGA Awards.

While the nominees are largely a familiar and traditional lot, without a single new Fall 2009 drama or comedy on the list, the PGA did manage to recognize a few fresh names, including HBO’s “True Blood” in the drama category.
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By Kathie Huddleson at Sci Fi Wire: Star Trek‘s never-aired ‘lost’ pilot rediscovered

Most everybody knows there were two pilots for the original Star Trek, but did you know there was a third alternate version? This blast from the past will be available on Blu-ray when CBS Home Entertainment releases Star Trek: The Original Series—Season 3 on Dec. 15, along with plenty of third-season extras.

“When we first discovered the original film print existed, we jumped at the chance to give Star Trek fans the opportunity to add this never-aired pilot to their collections,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment.

Apparently a film collector in Germany—a well-documented haven of Trek fandom—found the 35mm film print several years ago and finally connected with CBS Home Entertainment and distributor Paramount Home Entertainment. The film was transferred to HD video and then digitally remastered by the Digital Restoration Department at CBS. And talk about a painstaking process. They went frame by frame to remove the dirt from 40-plus years.

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