banner

TV

5-mister-mxyzptlk

Supergirl continues to thrive in the CW Superhero lineup and the show’s producers have announced what might be Supergirl’s biggest and most dangerous opponent in the series so far: Mr. Mxyzptlk. That’s right, the master of disaster from the Fifth dimension is making his way onto Supergirl in 2017 and is reported to be appearing in two episodes. Could Mxyzptlk appear in other CW superhero shows? (more…)

flash-and-green-arrow
“Skirt!” Best. Line. Ever. This week’s episode of The Flash continued the “Invasion” crossover happening on all of the DC Universe/CW television shows. Even though the event began with Supergirl, the core of the story is in this episode. There were aliens, team-ups, superhero poses, conflict, BIG conflict, and an ending that is satisfactory, but will leave you tense enough that you have to watch the rest of the shows to see what happens next. But this review is all about The Flash. That being said, it will be a long time before this writer calls any other episode of The Flash “the best.”

(more…)

Kevin Smith Leaves ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ Amid Lawsuits

buckaroo_banzai_kevin_smith

Kevin Smith has been on a roll in the small screen. In addition to his talk shows, Comic Book Men and Geeking Out, he’s been guest directing episodes of The Flash and Supergirl. It looks like Smith caught the TV bug and wanted to continue by adapting a classic movie as a TV series. Fans of the 1980’s cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension recently got excited as the director revealed that he was working with MGM and Amazon on adapting a TV series based on the original film. It looks like that excitement was a little premature.

(more…)

Supergirl

Don’t call it the first part of a four-part crossover event. The “it” in the previous sentence refers to Supergirl’s fall finale, “Medusa.” Every TV and internet ad touted “Medusa” as the first part of a mega-crossover connecting Supergirl with The Flash (Tuesday), Arrow (Wednesday), and Legends of Tomorrow (Thursday), pitting the CW’s DC superheroes against an intergalactic, world-conquering alien menace/existential threat, the Dominators. Unfortunately, the Dominators don’t make an appearance in “Medusa.” They don’t even get a shout out from a single character. On the plus side, we do get seven or eight seconds of Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) and comrade-in-superhero-arms, Cisco Ramon/Vibe (Carlos Valdes), dropping into Supergirl’s (Melissa Benoist) National City apartment via a space-time portal/wormhole moments before the credits roll and a “To Be Continued … on The Flash” title card. (more…)

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-07-40-pm

The trio that made up the “build team” on the hit show, Mythbusters, are getting their own Netflix show. About 2 years ago, the team which, consisted of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tori Belleci, suddenly and unexpectedly announced that they would be leaving the show. Little did anyone know that Mythbusters would only be around for one more season following their departure. Now the quirky build team will make a triumphant return with their own show.

Netflix has revealed the White Rabbit Project trailer for their new science series from the producers of MythBusters, which will debut all episodes on the streaming service December 9.

(more…)

the-walking-dead-tara

The Walking Dead has been dragging on slowly like a walker in mud since the murderous season opener. Thankfully, there have been some bright spots in the season such as “The Cell”, despite that godforsaken “Easy Street” song. Now we can add the Tara-centric “Swear” to that painfully small list of enjoyable episodes that have been aired thus far. You read that right: an episode all about Tara was actually a pretty good one. To be honest, most people had probably forgotten that Tara and Heath had gone off on a “two weeker” scavenging run immediately after the ambush at the satellite bunker.

(more…)

westworld1-9a

Considering this, the penultimate episode of the first season of Westworld, calling it “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is a title loaded with meaning. It refers to two series of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for the piano, which is a very prominent instrument in the series, and was referred to directly in an analogy made by Ford in the episode’s final moments. The idea that this was both a prelude and a fugue is interesting though. A prelude is a first movement, an introduction to the opera or symphony, which implies that everything that’s happened in Westworld so far has been set-up for the real story that’s about to occur. (more…)

Firefly’s Ron Glass Has Died At The Age Of 71

ron-glass

A veteran of television and film who captured the hearts of nerds around the world in his role of Shepherd Derrial Book in Firefly, actor Ron Glass died late on November 25th 2016. His agent has confirmed the new of his passing and a number of grieving friends have already shared many of their own personal tributes. The reports released so far have not gone into a lot of detail aside from informing fans that he died peacefully overnight in his home in Los Angeles. (more…)

emerald-city

Few authors can lay claim to creating a cultural touchstone. L.Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz has been a childhood favourite for over a century, and NBC are now poised to bring us a retelling of the fable. Their venture down the yellow brick road is only the latest in a long line of adaptations and re-imaginings. Ranging from The Wiz, Oz the great and Powerful and Wicked to the iconic 1932 original. It’s also not the first story set in Oz to cast Dorothy’s quest in a darker light, with 1985’s Return to Oz introducing many a fresh-faced youngster to their first taste of existential terror. So what does NBC plan on bringing to the party?.

(more…)