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Sci Fi Announces TV Lineup by SciFi Channel (SciFi Channel / ) - SciFi has more TV in the pipeline! Here's their recent press release for the upcoming season...SciFi Channel has announced its new television series for the 2006-2007 season . These include:

An untitled project executive produced by Academy Award-winning actor/producer Michael Douglas, based on the work of the late author Shirley Jackson (The Haunting of Hill House). Storylines and themes from Jackson's catalog of supernatural short stories will be woven into her real life experiences transitioning from urban mom to small-town matriarch.

Heroes Anonymous, a live-action series based the comic book created by Scott Gimpel and Bill Morrison which follows a group of 20-something aspiring superheroes who form a support group to help them discover their own identity while carving out their secret identity. The series will be executive-produced by Lawrence Bender (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction), Kevin Brown (Legend of Earthsea, Roswell) and Karl Schaefer (The Dead Zone). Gimpel and Morrison will write the pilot.

Those Who Walk in Darkness, a drama based on John Ridley's (Three Kings, Third Watch) best-selling novel, about S.W.A.T. police who hunt down and capture people with super powers. John Ridley will write and executive produce in association with NBC Universal Television Studio.

Urban Arcana, a fantasy action series inspired by the Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast role-playing game. An undercover detective must protect humanity from mythological creatures from a parallel world. Aron Coleite (Crossing Jordan) will write, with Gary A. Randall and Rockne O'Bannon (The Triangle, Farscape) executive producing in association with Fox Television Studios.

Tomorrow's Child, about a young girl burned in an accident, who is saved by a special skin of extraterrestrial origin; this gives her powers beyond human comprehension. She is pursued by the government while seeking the origin of her powers. Produced by NBC Universal Television Studio and Gary Foster's Horseshoe Bay Productions (Daredevil, Elektra).

Time Tunnel, an updated interpretation of the classic 1960s television series created by Irwin Allen. The new series centers on a female scientist and a government agent trapped in time when an experiment is sabotaged. Produced with Fox Television Studios and Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni of Synthesis Entertainment. Allen's wife, Shelia Allen, will produce. Written by John Turman (The Hulk).

3:52, from television writer/producer John Tinker (Judging Amy, The Practice), takes place in the wake of the sudden disappearance of 2 billion people from the face of the Earth. The series, named for the time of the vanishing, will be told from the point of view of a small Maryland town.

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Star Wars - Episode III, Revenge of the Sith by ( 19 May 2005 / ) - The opening crawl from the trailer:
War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere. In a stunning move, the fiendish droid leader, General Grievious, has swept into the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, leader of the Galactic Senate. As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor.
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