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It’s hard to believe it has been 35 years since a blonde haired warrior in tight pants graced the silver screen and saved everyone of us from Ming The Merciless; all to the tune of Queen’s title track “FLASH!“. The 1980 movie Flash Gordon (based on the long running comic strip and old time serials) has always had a pop and sub culture fan base, but given three decades past, the cult film had started to fall into obscurity. That is, until Sam Jones donned those tights again and reminded us why he’s the “savior of the universe” appearing in Seth McFarlane’s Ted.

Since his uproarious (and damn near god like) appearance in Ted, Sam Jones is now in the spot light again. He’ll be appearing as himself again in this summers Ted 2, and he’s even been mentioned to reprise his Flash role (or make a cameo) in a proposed Flash Gordon reboot. Sam is also being featured in his own documentary called Life After Flash which will be hitting Kickstarter in June. You can check out the trailer below.

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Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)

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There is so much love for Joss Whedon’s  Firefly. Fandom for the series has carried on well past the shows cancellation in 2003 and continues to gain new fans. It’s no surprise to find Browncoats from current hit programming showing their love and giving respect to Joss Whedon‘s space-western.

Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett from CW’s The Flash sing an a capella version of “The Ballad of Serenity,” the theme song from Joss Whedon’s beloved TV series. (more…)

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Oh the tap dance we all do these days to avoid posting tripping over spoilers for our favorite shows. AMC felt the wrath of the well-timed spoiler when they posted one about a character death on their The Walking Dead Facebook page an hour before the West coast aired the episode. Another show that often has folks up in arms about spoilers and trying to prevent their book reading friends from spoiling for them is George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones. Here’s the thing though, Martin doesn’t understand what everyone is so upset about when it comes to spoilers. (more…)

Spielberg Signs in to Direct ‘Ready Player One’

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In what maybe the perfect sythesis of director and material, it seems that Steven Spielberg has claimed the right to make the film version of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, a novel that Hollywood’s been very eager to adapt since even before it was published. The book takes place in a virtual reality environment where various “players” search out the one Easter egg that will let them take control of said world. So why is Spielberg the perfect man for the job? The book includes several mentions of the master’s work and references to his 70s/80s heyday with hits like the Indiana Jones trilogy, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, and The Goonies. (more…)

Alien Nation

It’s hard to forget the original Alien Nation.  Not only was the movie a brilliant commentary on discrimination, set in the future of 1991, but it was a hell of a crime drama, and even won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film of 1998.  The movie went on to spawn a television series, several tv movies, books, and a comic book series. Well, as we all know, Hollywood banks on nostalgia more than creativity, so it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Alien Nation is heading back to the screen, via a 20th Century Fox reboot. (more…)

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Ever since Marvel (thankfully) regained the rights to include their endlessly popular Spiderfella in the ever-expanding MCU films, speculation has run rampant as to who may be behind the webs. Outside of who would be playing the iconic web-head, there’s also been a lot of hubbub over which of the many iterations of Spider-Man would be appearing in Marvel’s films. Of course now that we know that it will be an apparently young Peter Parker behind the mask, the only thing we have left to ponder is the identity of the young new movie hero. Today, as if the casting Gods heard our pleas for answers, a second young actor has been brought forward as a potential contender for the role. (more…)