The week of November 4 will be the 25th anniversary of the first airing of “Unification Part I”, the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that finally brought together the two generations of Trek in a meaningful and substantive way. Given how easily universe-building seems to come for producers in the year 2016, one can perhaps not appreciate the logistical challenges in getting one part of the franchise to crossover with another, even if it’s just one-time only, but maybe that’s what made it so special. Aside from Spock and Picard finally appearing side-by-side, “Unification” marked an important turning point in Star Trek at one of its most difficult times. (more…)
About two weeks ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a video on this YouTube channel where he went over his very first match in the WWE. Needless to say, it wasn’t the dream first match he thought he would always have, but it was really great hearing the insight that The Rock had regarding how things worked inside the ring and out. Now it looks like a television series based on the behind-the-scenes world of professional wrestling has been picked up by Fox Television and The Rock will be a part of it. It’ll be a comedy based on the real life experiences of Johnson and former WWE head writer, Brian Gerwitz. Will Ferrell is set to be one of the producers.
Mark Hamill has appeared as Trickster in one episode each season of The Flash, which pays respect to a role/character he originally played in The Flash TV series from the 90’s. It appears that trend will continue in season 3.
Several set photos have popped up on Twitter that feature Hamill, presumably as Trickster, alongside John Wesley Shipp’s Jay Garrick (The Flash of Earth-3). However, if you look at the photos, he’s looking less like The Trickster and more like another famous DC Villain. (more…)
Simultaneously critically acclaimed and a cult phenomenon, Black Mirror is a brilliant piece of television that satirises the modern world in a darkly comic anthology. Originally a Channel 4 programme exclusive to Great Britain, the initial two seasons and Christmas special were later released to the rest of the world on Netflix. Shortly after, Netflix outbid Channel 4 for the rights to future seasons, promising creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones complete creative control and a much bigger budget to play around with. Although a recent trailer offered eager fans a tease of the new season, due for release on Friday 21st October, the only way to really understand the show is to watch it. (more…)
Westworld seems to be the show that HBO fans have been waiting for, an expansive world with dozens of characters with their own separate ambitions, desires, and obstacles to overcome. What else does that sound like on HBO? Yes, it’s probably pretty easy to draw comparisons between Game of Thrones and Westworld, or at least they have more in common than say Game of Thrones and Vinyl. In a sense, they’re both about fantasy worlds that are as dangerous as they are lovely to look at. So how about it? Could Westwold’s cowboy robots meet Thrones’ white walkers? The creators have talked about it. (more…)
Depending on how old you are, you might have heard about a campy horror film from the 1980s called Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Yes, you read that right, that’s precisely what the film was about. The film centered on aliens who look eerily similar to circus clowns that landed in a small town and proceed to murder, capture, kill, and even eat the townsfolk. The film was cheesy, but really fun and has since then gained a cult status thanks to home video releases. With everything getting rebooted, why the hell not Killer Klowns From Outer Space?
Work getting you down this week? Then this is just the thing to get you over Hump Day. John Cleese recaps all six seasons of The Walking Dead in this hilarious video for the BBC. After watching this it will be hard not to start petitions to make John Cleese recap all our favorite shows. Can you imagine what he could do with Game of Thrones? (more…)
The look on Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) said it all. Ever since he found out The Flash was Barry (Grant Gustin), he’s had this look like he was missing something, or missing out on something. Maybe he doesn’t want to be a speedster, but he definitely wants to help. The question is what can he do? His dad’s a cop, his sister has investigative skills, Cisco and Snow are the techies, and then there’s Wally. You can’t blame him for wanting to do more. To make matters worse, here comes Jesse Quick (Violet Beane) with new skills as a speedster; who got hit by the same dark matter as Wally. Poor kid. His moment will come, though. It’s just a matter of time.
Saved By The Bell was one of the most iconic television shows if you were a kid growing up in late 80’s/early 90’s. A show about a group of kids who went to high school together. The show had it all. It was funny, a beautiful cast, and even dealt with some real life issues that could affect anyone their age. Who could forget the time when Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) got hooked on caffeine pills? Then, of course, there were the notable set locations: the lockers, the classrooms, Mr. Belding’s office, and The Max. Now, thanks to a passionate owner, you and your friends can visit The Max located in Chicago.
Supergirl has a Superman problem. It’s not last year’s problem where the show’s producers deliberately pushed Superman into the background, never heard, occasionally seen from a distance or in silhouette, communicating with Supergirl, Kara Danvers (aka Kara Zor-El) through texts. Berlanti and Co. had to get around the problem of Superman and Supergirl coexisting in the same world, but rarely, if ever, interacting face-to-face (if they did, it was offscreen). This year, we have an entirely different Superman problem. Now that we’ve met Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), now that we’ve seen him up and close and personal, now that we’ve seen him interacting with Supergirl, saving the world and whatnot, we want him to stick around for the near and long-term. The credits list Hoechlin only as a guest star, not to mention (a) the show’s called Supergirl and (b) Metropolis has been left superhero-free (and Lois Lane, Superman’s girlfriend, can’t be too pleased with his absence) while Superman chills with his Super-Cousin in National City. All things considered, it’s better to have too many superheroes than too few, especially when one of Superman’s most deadly super-villains, John Corben / Metallo (Frederick Schmidt), emerges from a near-death experience with both kryptonite and malice in his heart for the Kryptonian Super-Cousins.