Is there a message in this second Game Of Thrones season seven trailer… a dire prediction? Of course there is! There are at least three huge armies roaming the seven kingdoms as the White Walkers look south and Winter settles in across the land. Can those factions unite to face the true enemy or will the undead claim the field after defeating the last army standing? July 16th can’t get here fast enough! (more…)
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen comic is a timeless classic. The limited series graphic novel has a rich history as being one of the greatest graphic novels ever created. The alternative history murder mystery surrounding former superheroes employed by the government was a deconstruction of the idea of the superhero and was infused with politics as well as the idea of a “dark side” to heroes and has always been heralded as a perfect story. For a long time, the series was deemed “unfilmable” by its creators. Zack Snyder did a fairly accurate film adaptation of the comic back in 2009 that was met with mixed results. Some thought it was too much like the comic and others thought that the ending didn’t ring true to the original (changing the surprise at the end). The Director’s Cut of the film helped flesh it out even more than the theatrical cut. Either way, it was a worthy effort. Recently there have been talks about a reboot for the comic and it looks like we might get a TV adaptation.
While the smart money is on Star Trek Discovery swiftly becoming the most pirated show not on television once the series begin, at least now there is a set premiere date of September 24th, 2017. That’s on a Sunday and the series can only be seen on CBS All Access, a pay to play streaming service, except for the one time airing of the pilot that same Sunday night at 8:30-9:30 PM (PST) on your local CBS channel. (more…)
Here we are at Twin Peaks episode 7. It’s the beginning of the second act (if we are to split the series into three groups of six episodes), and let’s consider the idea that the number 7 itself has been a significant number in the world of Twin Peaks. So what would the seventh episode of the revival give us? Clarity, I think was the hope. Lord knows that despite how much we’ve been enjoying the zaniness and the weirdness we would really like to see some sign that the series is out to tell a story and is not being used as a dumping ground for every odd thought that David Lynch has had in the last quarter century… (more…)
Last week’s episode of American Gods was one of the weakest of the season. As stated before, it didn’t really feel like a penultimate episode and probably should have switched around with the previous week. Learning about Essie McGowan (who looked eerily similar to Laura Moon) and her devotion to Mad Sweeny didn’t add much overall, but it did deliver fine performances by Pablo Schreiber and Emily Browning as they were the central characters that episode. However, we still have the Cold War between the Old Gods and the New Gods. Thank goodness for this week!
We’ve been in an Adam West-less world for a little less than a week, and as the tributes and memorials continue to roll out, fans can seek solace in seeing the actors remaining work released posthumously. West, who passed away on the 10th of June after a far too brief battle with leukemia at the age of 88, earned his iconic status by not only being everyone’s first Batman, but also by making numerous appearances that often served as an endearing little wink to his status in pop-culture.
Last March it was announced that West would be appearing on NBC’s DC Comics superhero meta-comedy Powerless, however the show was canceled before the episode aired. In true heroic fashion, DC Entertainment has made the episode, titled “Win, Luthor, Draw,” available for a limited time and you can watch it below. (more…)
Life is like a hurricane in Duckberg, and nobody knows it better than Scrooge McDuck; the millionaire codger was a character children fell in love with while watching Disney’s Saturday morning classic, DuckTales. The show premiered in 1987, and was so successful that it led to a feature film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, and two highly successful video games (one of which was remastered not too long ago). DuckTales (and spin-offs DarkWing Duck and Quack Pack) has since remained a nerdy fan favorite (even resulting in some disturbing deconstructions). Last year, Disney realized how sorely the franchise was missed, and moved ahead to revive the show with a reboot on Disney XD. Now the time for nostalgia is nearly at hand. Disney has released the shows updated theme song, new images, and a premier date! (more…)
Special effects hold a dear place in many of our nerdy hearts. Those folks that turn writers dreams into miraculous looking dragons on HBO‘s Game Of Thrones for instance. Emilia Clarke loves green yarn, but even thought the director couldn’t get her to put it down, the effects people were able to turn it into this: (more…)
Saturday’s tragic news that TV’s Batman, Adam West, had died after a brief battle with leukaemia hit the fan community hard. It didn’t matter that West’s Batman wasn’t the Darkest Knight, that he wasn’t a broody and disturbed misanthrope that poured years of rage and grief into beating the tar our of criminals, he was, to many, the Batman of a generation. As always, there’s a camaraderie amongst superheroes, even amongst Batmen, and among the numerous people to state their grief for the loss of West are those that took up his mantle in the cape and cowl. (more…)
With Episode 6, Twin Peaks proves that even though you may not know where it’s going, it can still give you an emotional reaction whether that’s humour, horror, or grief, and you got all three in this week’s edition. I don’t know if this new Twin Peaks is David Lynch dumping every idea he’s had for the last 27 years into one narrative, or whether he’s punking TV recappers and fans that like to turn over every rock on set for every little clue, but I do know that the developments on this week’s episode had me hypnotically transfixed from one hilarious moment to the next utterly shocking moment. (more…)