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The rebooted Tick series starring Peter Serafinowicz is set to hit Amazon Prime this August 25th. If you haven’t already seen the pilot you can check it out here. The series has had a couple of updates since that pilot which includes the updated Tick suit pictured below. Check out the suit and the new teaser for the August 25th release of The Tick. (more…)

Months ago the much await arrival of Amazon’s azure arachnid avenger came in the form of an amazingly well received pilot (which is still available, FYI.) And while we have to wait a little longer for this third small screen iteration of The Tick (following the 1994 cartoon and the far too short Patrick Warburton FOX live-action series from 2001) some good news dropped earlier today on the production’s official twitter. They’ve started principal photography and star Peter Serafinowicz is rockin a vastly improved suit. Check it out: (more…)

After almost three decades of waiting, the first collaborative novel between Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld novels) and Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Stardust, and Coraline) is finally being made for television! Development for an adaptation of Good Omens began in 2002 as a film, but the project remained somewhat mired in development hell for years. By 2008, the project appeared dead in the water. Fortunately, for fans and pretty much everyone else who appreciates amazing fantasy fiction, Amazon greenlit the series, which is set to premiere sometime in 2018.

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A new limited television series has just been announced by Amazon titled, “Toy Wars”, which follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro and Mattel in the 1980’s and 1990’s. If you’ve been living under a rock here’s a quick history lesson: Hasbro is the company behind toy franchises like GI Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony, while Mattel produces Fisher-Price, Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, Masters of the Universe, American Girl dolls and so much more.  So how does Amazon plan to bring this battle to the small-screen. Find out more after the jump.

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The CW Flirts With Starting Its Own Streaming Service

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Popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu may be seeing some competition in the near future.  The CW, the network famous for its DC-related television shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and less recently Smallville may be getting its own stand-alone streaming service quite soon.  With the streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime outputting shows that are both critically and culturally acclaimed, as well as incredibly lucrative, it’s hard not to see the allure in the idea.  Could this be the end of TV as we know it?  Maybe… (more…)

Amazon Picks Up ‘Galaxy Quest’ The TV Series

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It was a kind of joke (but not really) for years as Trekkies fans of all stripes identified the 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest as the best Star Trek films in years. A nice complement that also has the virtue of being true thanks in no small part to a great cast and sharp editing and visual effects work. For Trek fans, it was an Easter egg-filled delight of all the Star Trek tropes, not mention a kind of parody of all the behind the scenes drama of cast discord with the show’s conceited and marginally talented star (ahem). But might the Galaxy Quest concept be durable and adaptable for television? Well, Amazon certainly thinks so. (more…)

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Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m a television binger (that’s with a hard ‘g’). It’s nothing new, all my life I’ve binged on media whether it be books or video games, but with the steady increase of available television shows, often seasons at a time, television binge watching is an ever-growing epidemic. Some of you may be unfamiliar with television binge watching, others may be sufferers yourselves, but together, we can all help in raising awareness.

On Friday, Netflix premiered its new original series, House of Cards, and in what is beginning to become the trend they dropped all 13 episodes at once. That means as I’m typing this it isn’t out of the question for somebody to have by now watched the entire season. Consider what this means for a moment. Those Monday morning “water cooler chats” will have to be segregated by those who’ve only seen a handful of episodes and those who’ve binged on the entire season. The risk of spoilers has significantly increased. And a story that would normally take weeks, possibly months to enjoy has been compressed into a weekend marathon session.

We are at a point of television evolution.

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