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Stories for August 13, 2004

Del Mar Races

Aug. 13, 2004
KPBS Commentaries

It's another boisterous afternoon at the Del Mar race track... screams and the horses pound down the clubhouse stretch...It would have sounded much like this when Seabiscuit swept down this same stretch in an historic match race....66 Augusts ago.

Alien Vs. Predator

Aug. 13, 2004
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

AVP is set in the present day and uses earth as the setting for this showdown of space creatures. Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henricksen) heads a mega-corporation at the forefront of robotics. (Trivia note: Henricksen played the android Bishop in Aliens, and this film suggests that the robot was designed and named after Weyland.) Weyland is sick and his vast wealth cant change the fact hes going to die. But he decides that if he is going to die soon, he wants to be remembered for something. So he uses his fortune to finance an expedition to Antarctica where his satellites have taken note of a huge underground temple shaped like a pyramid. He gets Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan) to lead the expedition and then hires a crew of specialists to tag along and document the find. But what they find when they arrive is a nest of aliens, including a massive queen, and a group of predators who may be hunting them or the aliens.

KPBS Commentaries

Aug. 13, 2004
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 13, 2004
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting