SyFy Exec Admits They Blew It with Stupid Name Change and Less Sci-Fi

- 10-29-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Hey, remember when Syfy showed science fiction? How many times have you heard that question asked amongst the nerderati or amongst your circle of nerdish friends? See, there was once this time that the Sci-Fi channel, later rebranded SyFy in a much maligned and mocked marketing campaign, but the somewhat radical respelling of “sci-fi” came with a shift to do less compelling and original programming, and do more cheap reality shows and ridiculously over-the-top “original” movies like Sharknado, Dinocroc Vs Supergator, et al. In a surprising and interesting new interview, one SyFy exec is saying that the channel screwed the pooch when it comes to their programming the last few years, and at a time when genre TV has been booming on other network to boot. (more…)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Z Nation’ Co-Creator & Showrunner Craig Engler Launches ‘Lovecraft’ Comic Kickstarter

- 10-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to meet Craig Engler, co-creator of SyFy‘s Z Nation. If you haven’t checked out Z Nation yet, you should. The mixture of, “Horror, Humor, and Heart” in Z Nation, as described by Engler’s creative Z Nation partner Karl Schaefer, is a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Now that Z Nation has gotten the green light for a second season, Engler is turning his attention to another of his interests, a comic book Kickstarter that takes a deeper look at H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue. (more…)

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Bonus ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Clip: Is Anyone Worthy?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer scheduled to premiere last night on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked a week early, Marvel decided to just go with it. Releasing the Official trailer later that day and blaming the leak on Hydra. That left fans to wonder what Marvel would do for that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spot. Now we know they tagged the SDCC 2014 Marvel Panel footage to the new trailer. (more…)

Do Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch Tie Into Marvel’s Other Phase 3 Films?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Since the announcement that the character Quicksilver and his sister, mutant children of X-Men villain Magneto, would appear in both X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s been a question as to how Ultron director Joss Whedon would deal with the matter of the twins’ genetic heritage. At issue is the fact that X-Men and the Avengers do not inhabit the same movie universes: 20th Century Fox owns the film rights to the X-folks while Marvel Studios hold the movie rights to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. However, Quicksilver and his sister Scarlett Witch are characters that exist in a grey area as far film rights are concerned, which gives both studios the chance to use them in their stories. Still, Fox owns the movie rights to the term “mutant.” So, if they can’t be called mutants, how will Whedon explain Quicksilver and his sister the Scarlet Witch’s origins in Ultron? Comments by Marvel Studios suggests that the explanation will still be not quite human. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E6 – “A Fractured House”

- 10-29-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Simmons finally made it back from her undercover operation. She also happened to have a little help from Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird. Now, with one returning and one new addition to the team, Coulson sets out to fight H.Y.D.R.A. once again. This time, however, H.Y.D.R.A.’s main plan of attack is a PR move that could have the world hunting after Coulson’s team with a vengeance. Scroll on for a review of ‘A Fractured House‘. (more…)

Feige Takes Spider-Man Question During Marvel Mega Event

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The speculation was running rampant before Marvel Studios‘ big info bomb earlier today that one of the details to be revealed concerned the movie rights to one of Marvel Comics‘ biggest characters. On the one hand, Marvel is proving that they can make an event out of anything, even little heard of titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, or Black Panther, or The Inhumans, but on the other hand the studio bigwigs and Disney shareholders would probably love to get a piece back of some of those marquee characters. Spider-Man has been association with Marvel since the web-slinger’s inception in 1962, but the movie rights remain buttoned up with Sony where they are, for all intents and purposes, trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear (not that Spider-Man is a sow’s ear). But might that be changing… (more…)

Listen To Kevin Feige Talk Marvels Mighty Movie Line-Up

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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In case you missed it (I don’t think anyone except the Amish missed this), Marvel took the Internet by storm today when they announced their movie slate from 2015 going into 2018. Amongst the expected releases – such as Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of Galaxy 2 – Marvel threw a burning fastball special when they announced Black Panther, Captain Marvel, the Inhumans, and Avengers 3 & 4 Infinity War movies. Heads exploded around the Internet. Now we’ve got the Kevin Feige Q& A session held after the big presentation. One warning, there are spoilers in there. (more…)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Footage From Marvel’s Big Phase 3 Announcement & MOAR!!!

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It didn’t take too long for some of the video from Marvel‘s big live streaming Phase 3 announcement event earlier today. They may tell no one to film anything, but you know someone is going to do it anyways. Now we’ve got three clips for you. (more…)