Filing this under “I’ll believe it when I see it” comes news that has fans of Firefly and Serenity all jacked up with hope. Joss Whedon’s short-lived but hugely beloved SciFi series, which continued with the 2005 film Serenity, has continued to hold its fandom. Finally, after years of fans clamoring for more of Joss Whedon’s space western, someone at FOX thinks it might be a good idea to see the remaining crew members of space ship Serenity return for second season/reboot of Firefly. Whaa? Is this for reals? Are fans finally going to get their wishes/dreams fulfilled? Well, yeah, but it’s all predicated on one very important condition. (more…)
The first thing we’ve got to ask ourselves watching the new FX series Legion is, what the hell is going on? Forget where this fits in with the X-Men universe. Forget about Easter eggs and references to the Marvel Universe. If you were watching Legion and thinking about any of that stuff you were either a) inexplicably bored by the material, or b) so hopelessly fan boy-ish that there’s no cure for you. What Noah Hawley‘s done with Legion is inexplicable. There are about a thousand ways to interpret the events of the pilot episode, and its hard to say if any of them are right. (more…)
Out of all of Netflix’s original programming, no series has been met with such intrigue and divisive response than The OA. Almost two months after the first series aired and ended with an “it’s up to the audience to decide what happened” type cliffhanger, a second season has just now been confirmed. (more…)
The 100 has never been a show about easy answers, so did you really think they’d come back with a plan to save the planet after one episode? Hardly. But this week’s episode seemed less concerned with solutions than it did in exploring how the weight of making those decisions affects the decision makers. Once again, confronting the hard choices and bitter truths about pure and unadulterated survival, The 100 says outright this week that coming through the other side of the pending radiation bath is not going to be as easy as even the most conservative of hopes. I just hope that the writers aren’t painting themselves into a corner. (more…)
Almost all attention in Netflix’s new Marvel show Iron Fist will be focused on Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he is the titular hero of the story. Rand, a presumed dead orphan has been missing for 15 years after the plane crash that killed his parent returns to New York City to fight for his family country. At the same time, he will have to balance those responsibilities with the responsibility of being the Iron Fist of K’un L’un.
It’s the mid 1990’s and you just got home from middle school. You take off your backpack, run right to the living room, and turn on the television. What show do you put on? If you answered The Magic School Bus, then you deserve a prize. Sadly, the show stopped producing new episodes some time in 1997, but can sometimes be found on syndication. However, it looks like the show about a science teacher who drives a magical school bus to take her students on amazing field trips is coming back to life as an animated series on Netflix titled, “Magic School Bus Rides Again” with Kate McKinnon ready to jump into the driver’s seat.
Today, Netflix released a slew of information via a bulky press release and an announcement event about the programming it has planned for the forseeable future. Along with its usual range of specials and a number of new seasons for some of the shows that have cemented Netflix as a great content creator, there was also a single line, almost buried in the rest of the information, that has a solid chunk of people pretty excited. It has now been announced that an adaptation of Castlevania will be coming to Netflix at some point this year. (more…)
It’s Christmas Eve, and we gotta save America!
Last week gave us a great episode of Legends of Tomorrow almost 100% from the perspective of the villains, the Legion of Doom. Not only do we know that the Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne has a weakness, but we also know why he is so desperate to get a hold of the Spear of Destiny. The best way to prevent the Black Flash from killing you, is to alter reality so that you once again exist. Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn also graduated from interns to partners in the Legion of Doom as well. To top it off, not only were they able to rescue Rip Hunter’s memories, but they programmed him into the fourth member of the team by creating an “evil” identity for him.
Can you remember the last time an episode of The Flash made your eyes open wide? It’s definitely been a while. However, this week’s episode may have finally changed that. Titled, “Untouchable,” this week’s episode thought outside of the box. It had a villain worthy of the viewers time, and created a couple of moments that you may not though possible or at least fathomable. As usual, you’ll find plenty of spoilers here. So if you haven’t seen the episode, go watch it first.
It’s a sad day for Battlestar Galactica fans as actor Richard Hatch passed away today at the age of 71. Best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original BSG series, Hatch passed away surrounded by family and friends due to an extended illness. He would later go on to play the character Tom Zarek in the 2004 version of the show. Even though the show ended in 2009, he would continue to host panels and fan discussions for the show. A small example for his love for the show and it’s fans. He will surely be missed.