While DC‘s vast creative output consistently draws the attention of audiences from all over the world, regardless of whether it’s making comics or movies or television shows, it isn’t exactly known for its sense of humour. Instead, a lot of its best known figures are known for being dark and brooding and gritty, despite their brightly coloured super-suits and general goodwill towards their fellow man. Take Batman, for instance, whose early comedic incarnatic has been replaced over the years with an ever more serious character, who voice gets more and more gravelly as time goes on. (more…)
Fans will have to wait longer for CBS‘s return to Star Trek on the small screen. Star Trek: Discovery won’t make the scheduled May premiere date. Reasons for the delay are not detailed, just the usual “What’s best for the series” vagueness. Star Trek: Discovery did cast an interesting and long time Star Trek character, Spock’s father Sarek. (more…)
Thanks to Flashpoint, anything can happen. No show is safe. No cast member, dead or alive is safe. As some of you may have seen from previews of Arrow, Laurel Lance has resurrected herself. And now it looks like another another deceased member of the CW/DC Universe is coming back from the dead, but in what capacity? Leave it to Rick Cosnett to say anything far from the truth with the answer. In fact, he was quite blunt when he Tweeted that he was coming back to The Flash. Will fans see Eddie Thawne stitched back together again thanks to Flashpoint? Or will this be some other version of Thawne from another Earth? It’s anyone’s guess.
James Cameron‘s life is science fiction! Not only does the majority of his filmography as a director and a producer fit snugly in the genre, but in his off time, he’s an undersea explorer like some 21st century Captain Nemo, a character from one of the most celebrated works of science fiction ever. So he’s got authority on the subject is what we’re saying. It’s authority he’s about to put to the test as the director of Aliens, The Terminator, The Abyss, and Avatar is tackling a new TV project that will explore the history and meaning of science fiction. (more…)
Prior to its release in 2016, not much was known about Stranger Things and it looks like season two will be no different. Little has leaked out of the Duffer brothers’ camp about what we can expect for 2017’s blast of nostalgia mixed horror and suspense, but that doesn’t mean we are completely in the Upside Down on what to expect.
While The Avengers might get the billion-dollar budgets, the support of clandestine government agencies, a giant floating aircraft carrier and an honest-to-God God backing them up, not every superhero team can boast those kinds of assets. Down on the dirty streets of New York, the heroes that survive are lone wolves who views partnership as a hazard they may not be able to afford. This has been the draw behind The Defenders, Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series that has been on its way down the pipe for over three years. Today, we got our first official image from the production team, along with a whole slew of new rumours, hints and tantalising factoids. Let’s dive in. (more…)
It wasn’t that long ago that the creators of Amerian Horror Story confirmed that they were working on a seventh season on the cult horror show. Having torn apart and reassembled various tropes of the genre in a parade of glorious Frankenstein’s monsters in the six seasons so far, the seventh season, Roanoke – due to hit screens in spring this year – expects to meet with the same fanfare as it tackles the fabled Lost Colony. Though there are still a few months before the season is aired, the show has already been renewed for two more seasons after it finishes. (more…)
When it comes to anime, one of the most reputable studios in Japan is the famed, Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli is responsible for some of the greatest animated films ever made outside the United States. My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away are only a few examples this studio’s magnificent lineup, and fans of their work will soon be able to appreciate another entry only this time, it’s going to be a television series. (more…)
If you’re one of those people that enjoyed following along HBO‘s Game of Thrones and comparing that to the written words of the A Song of Fire and Ice series by creator George R.R. Martin, these are frustrating times. Season 6 of the show was the first to proceed without a published novel as a blueprint, and while the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have the benefit of Martin’s insight, fans have got to know that the way Martin’s going to lay out his story will be different from the way Benioff and Weiss laid out their TV version of it. Will this be the year we find out how? (more…)
It’s been in the works for a while, some thought it was never going to happen, but by the grace of the TV gods, Twin Peaks is returning to a television near you this year. As part of the annual winter press tour by the Television Critics Association, Showtime included Twin Peaks in their presentation, but if you think there was anything even resembling a spoiler in what they had to say, you clearly don’t know how TV works. Instead, we had to make due with nuggets, and the biggest nugget of all was an air date. Yes, Twin Peaks is coming back this year, and now we know exactly when. (more…)