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The world is rife with super hero television shows these days. Just turn on pretty much any channel and you have something from Marvel or DC or some indie label that’s being cranked out in the name of ratings and money. Luckily, most of them have been pretty entertaining thus far, so we’re getting some quality shows. But here comes another that may or may not have the chutzpah to survive – Supergirl. And now we’ve got the first look at our heroine, Melissa Benoist, in the costume of the titular character. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)

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Before he becomes the next James Bond, Idris Elba is returning to a character that helped cement his celebrity. I was pretty late to the Luther party, only having just finished the third season on Netflix last month. If you haven’t seen Luther yet, I highly recommend it. Most fans thought that would be it for Luther after the third season as Elba moved on to bigger movie roles, but luckily the BBC is working on a two-part special and Idris Elba is already back on set to bring us more later this year. (more…)

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left audiences with a hell of a cliffhanger when the show took its winter break.  After kicking some Hydra ass, the mid-season finale finally revealed Skye’s new powers and in the final moments, even gave audiences their first glimpse of an Inhuman.  In the months since then, audiences have had more Flash, more Arrow, and the entire run of Marvel’s other network series, Agent Carter.  In other words, the competition has been FIERCE since the agents went on vacation. So, did the return of AoS live up to its potential and manage to keep pace with the several other comic book series’ out there? Somehow, someway, yes, it certainly did. Spoilers follow. (more…)

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If you’ve ever wondered how many miticlorians there are in a Slayer, wonder no more! Disney announced today that they will be adding the voice acting talents of Sarah Michelle Gellar to the second season of their wildly successful animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels. The series takes place fourteen years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, five years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hopeand twelve years after the fall of Sunnydale. Wait, no, this isn’t a fan fiction mashup! This is real! Okay, inquiring minds want to know – Jedi or Sith?!  Spoiler alert – read no further! (more…)

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Rescued from cancellation by Yahoo! last spring, Community may yet realize its implied promise of six seasons and a movie. This despite the fact that it’s lost almost half the original cast (Yvette Nicole Brown departed in the off-season to deal with family issues), but with a majority of the cast remaining, and some new recruits coming onboard, Greendale will now live on, on the internet, as it should be (I guess). It was a big gamble to get recruited by Yahoo, and a big gamble for Yahoo to enter the getting-more-crowded original content game, and with the premiere of Community coming very, very soon now, it seems that the show is doubling down on fan interest by evoking another new “Age.” (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, we saw more of the same, plus a few interesting twists and turns. Gordon and Harvey Bullock were out busting heads as usual. The Penguin was busy trying to live out his life as a low-rent gangster. Fish Mooney was climbing the ladder of her current underworld structure, even to the point of carving her own eye out in hopes of getting that promotion she wants. And poor Alfred was busy getting stabbed by his so-called buddy because $Money$. So where does that leave us with ‘Everyone Has A Cobblepot’? As it turns out, this one happened to be one of the better episodes of Gotham. (more…)

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He’s big, he’s bald, and well, maybe not so beautiful. I mean, if you consider a hellbent mob boss that can work your face like pizza dough with his hefty trash bag sized fists, then sure I guess there’s some beauty in that.

Marvel’s Daredevil premieres on Netflix on April 10. Leading up to the anticipated premier, fans have been treated to a refreshingly brooding style  trailer, couple of motion posters, and a few official photos featuring lead characters like Foggy Neslon, the Night Nurse and the titular hero himself Daredevil. One big character (and I mean that literally) that we haven’t seen much of is the show’s lead villain Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin. The character was given a passing pan in the trailer for Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil series, but now USA Today have debuted our first proper look at Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) as The Kingpin.  We also have some quotes from the actor, so click on through and have a look-see. (more…)

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Nerd Bastards writer Regina Lizik usually does the weekly The Walking Dead write-up, but she’s out this week so I’m filling in. This week’s episode is called Remember. What exactly are our merry band of survivors supposed to be remembering? Before we get into that, I’d like to take a moment to remember an important cast member during the last few seasons that came to an untimely end tonight. Yes, another unsung cast member bit the dust, cut down in the prime of their life, and we watched their life slowly drain away. So consider this your one and only SPOILER WARNING. You click-through and it’s all on you. (more…)

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A little more than a year ago, Harold Ramis passed away. I thought about his death again this weekend after Leonard Nimoy passed. Both were the kinds of celebrity deaths that make you feel old and hit you hardest: icons from my and probably your childhood. When Ramis died, the internet reacted unkindly to Murray’s statement about the loss of his friend and colleague. I wrote something about it and as we see Shatner get some of the same heat, it seemed right to once again write something. Sort of…
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Heroes of ‘Arrow’ & ‘Flash’ Team-Up for a Spin-off

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With all the ground work being laid in both Arrow and The Flash, introducing new characters who could each lead their own spin-off series, unless the CW wanted to change their name to the DC Network, this was really the only option that made sense. The CW has announced that they’re presently developing a “superhero team-up” spin-off series featuring a ragtag group of actors from both Arrow and The Flash. Currently being developed by DCTV Universe overseers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, the new show already has a popular quartet of actors apparently signed up to lead team, which will only, undoubtedly, open the door to more spin-off ready characters. (more…)