Official Art And Set Photos Reveal Arya Stark’s New Look In 5th Season Of ‘Game of Thrones’

- 12-19-14Books, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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Arya Stark has been spending most of the past few seasons on Game of Thrones on the run inboynito. Ever since fleeing the capital with the help of Yoren (Night’s Watch recruiter), by chopping her locks and disguising her as an orphan boy named “Arry,” she has been trying to make it home every since. Bumping into all sorts of trouble along the way including; Ser Gregor Clegane (becoming a cup bearer for Tywin Lannister), Brotherhood Without Banners, and Sandor Clegane, Arya eventually finds herself filling the shoes of her fake persona – becoming a hardened, brutal killer, doing what is necessary in order to survive. Throughout this whole period, Arya and Clegane become scavengers, and they aren’t exactly the cleanest of people travelling across Westeros. Futhermore, we are left at the end of Season 4 with Arya leaving an injured Clegane and aboarding a ship for that’s heading towards Braavos, and that only means one thing folks! (more…)

Manu Bennett Joins MTV’s ‘Shannara’ Cast As Series Regular

- 12-18-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


There may still be hope for MTV‘s new fantasy series Shannara after all. As the casting of the series continues, fan favorite Manu Bennett has joined the cast in a pivotal role. He’s been on our nerdy radar since he first popped up in Xena, Warrior Princess as Marc Anthony. Since that role he’s been a gladiator, a fearsome Tolkien albino troll, and a chemically enhanced berserker that hates a particular favorite Bowman of ours. What fantasy role will he playing this time? (more…)

‘Doctor Who’ Too Dark? Not According to Moffat

- 12-16-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There may be a great many grown up nerds amongst its fan faithful, but Doctor Who was conceived, sold and continues to be marketed as a family show. Say whaaaaaaaaat? Yes, consider the Saturday at 8 pm timeslot, the lack of blood and bad language, and the hero’s aversion to violence and always using the power of his mind over a firearm. Yes, Doctor Who is meant for kids to enjoy every bit as much, if not more, than the adults who also enjoy it. But has it gotten too dark for those kids? Many people have been asking themselves that question, and now it’s Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat‘s turn to give us an answer. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t think it is. (more…)

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Series Begins In Los Angeles

- 12-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


When AMC‘s The Walking Dead series spinoff was announced, one of the major questions fans had was: Where would it take place? The flagship series has been set in and around Atlanta, Georgia for the first 4.5 seasons. Fans were ready to see how The Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse was affecting other parts of the country. Now we know that the as yet untitled spinoff series will start out on the West coast in Los Angeles. (more…)

Did Stephen Amell Tease Oliver Queen’s *[Redacted]?

- 12-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


If you haven’t watched the mid-season finale of Arrow yet, consider this your spoiler warning. Really though, if you haven’t watched it, and are reading this after reading the title of this post, then you probably deserve to get spoiled. We’re not going to do that though. Those of you who ARE up to date can click-through and check out some tantalizing information about the show’s future. (more…)

Yoda to Appear (Sort of) on ‘Star Wars Rebels’

- 12-16-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


With the exception of an appearance by C3PO and R2-D2 in the second episode of the series, the new Star Wars Rebels has been fairly preoccupied with its new universe of characters, a ragtag group of rebels fighting against the Empire five years before anyone heard of Luke Skywalker. Of course, it’s not like the show needs the help. First it’s a heck of a lot of fun, and second it’s got Stormtroopers, TIE Fighters and all sorts of trappings of the Original Trilogy to keep fans happy. Still, it’s a great big universe and it’s always possible that the crew of the Ghost could run into someone from either pre-established Star Wars trilogy, and it seems that they will again. When Rebels returns in January, Yoda will be getting in on the fun. (more…)

Annoyed by the New Lightsaber Design? Deal With It, Cause More Designs are Coming

- 12-12-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Love it or hate it, the writers and concept artists for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens flick are branching out and pushing beyond the classic lightsaber design that we have grown to know and love. The latest crack at it consisted of the broadsword-saber that we’ve all seen by now in the Force Awakens teaser trailer. And another brand new lightsaber design will be making the rounds via the Star Wars Rebels cartoon. Scroll on to see what the creative heads at Disney have come up with this time around. (more…)

Check Out the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special ‘Last Christmas’ Trailer

- 12-12-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


There’s a new trailer for the BBCs Doctor Who Christmas Special: Last Christmas is out and we’ve got a few glimpses into what we can expect to see. There’s Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and special guest Nick Frost as Santa Claus. (more…)

Blair Underwood Joins ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Cast

- 12-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Word around the Internet today is that Blair Underwood will join the cast of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the second half of season two when the series returns to ABC in March 2015. What role will he be playing and how will he fit into the combined Marvel Television/Cinematic Universe? (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3E9 – “The Climb”

- 12-10-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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After last week’s crossover with The Flash, Arrow might be more than a little amped up and energized, but in the face of the midseason finale the show had a lot of work to do to get back on track. A number of provocative pieces were laid out in the first couple of episodes of the season, and it all seemed to get buried under secret origins, crossovers, DC Comics Easter Egg hunting and turning Laurel Lance into the Black Canary. But what about Sara’s murder? Or the coming vengeance of Ra’s al Ghul? Or the fact that Quentin Lance is in the dark about his youngest daughter’s death? Or the game Malcolm Merlyn is playing, and how much Oliver’s sister Thea knows and/or is a part of it? Most importantly though is just what the heck does all this pointless meandering around Hong Kong have to do with anything?* (*Just kidding, it’s entirely pointless.) (more…)