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The beginning of May gave us some heart-wrenching news. Some of our favorite shows faced cancellation, some of which had been written into cliffhangers or were going to leave story lines left unresolved. But like winged angels from on-high, three networks swooped in and saved three shows and left fans rejoicing and singing their praises. But that’s only part of the story. Fans and crew alike took to social media to campaign for the survival of their shows. Which shows found their second chance?

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Your favorite show is going to be canceled. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but nothing on TV, Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu can last forever. Everything is destined to end at some point. Well, except maybe The Price Is Right, but that show has earned its immortality. For fans of The Expanse, judgement day came when Syfy announced on May 11th that they were canceling the show after the conclusion of its 3rd season. Fans were devastated. But then a curious thing happened: Brooklyn Nine Nine had also been canceled but was then saved as fans voiced their support. Emboldened, The Expanse fans rallied and a movement was born. Petitions have circulated, banners have flown, and the fans are determined to cancel the cancellation. With rumors and speculation abound, The Expanse remains canceled at the time of this writing (though Amazon is heavily rumored to be picking it up).

Win, lose, or draw, the show has earned a loyal following for several reasons. Strap in and get ready for the juice, as we take a look at why The Expanse deserves to be saved.

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Back in May of 2016, Channel 4 announced that it was partnering with Sony to produce an anthology sci-fi series (a description that is tantalisingly reminiscent of Black Mirror) based on the stories of renowned writer Philip K DickElectric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick is to due to be split into ten separate parts, with each episode a standalone drama adapted from Dick’s work by a creative team from both the UK and the USA. The series will be written and directed by Ronald D Moore and Michael Dinner, with Bryan Cranston both executive producing and appearing in the show. (more…)

Ronja The Robber’s Daughter is set for release on Amazon Prime tomorrow in its entirety. We previously reported on their most recent trailer, which you can check out here, and for those who are finding it hard to wait for Amazon to hit the release button and grant access to the series, we have reviewed the first episode for you. The episode is titled The Child Born on A Stormy Night and sets the stage for the series’ 26 episode run. Some minor spoilers follow

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SDCC16: “Buckaroo Banzai” Moving In With Amazon

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Earlier this year Clerks creator Kevin Smith spoke on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, saying that “weird doors” started to open after his episode of The Flash aired. And apparently one of those weird doors led to a meeting with MGM and into talks about turning the cult flick The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension into a TV series. And if the rumors are true, the Banzai TV series may soon have found a landing bay with the quickly growing streaming giant Amazon. MGM and Amazon are rumored to be close to locking down a deal which would bring W.D. Richter and Earl Mac Rauch‘s 1984 cult classic sci-fi adventure comedy to the small screen.

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With Amazon apparently recently reviving of the revival of ‘The Tick coming with the down note that Patrick Warburton would not be returning as the Big Blue Bug of Justice, the unfathomable question of who would replace him as the Azure Amnesiac Avenger was asked. Well, get ready to be fathomed because Deadline is reporting that the British actor-comedian Peter Serafinowicz has been tapped to don the antenna and psychoses of the Ben Edlund created comicbook character. (more…)

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To all you Hannibal fans out there (myself included) it seems like nothing but bad news lately, and not to add insult to injury, but I’m about to add insult to injury. To recap, NBC decided to cancel Hannibal about three episodes into its third season, but since Hannibal isn’t a wholly owned product of NBC, and the network merely licensed the internationally-made series to air in the U.S., there was a very good chance that Hannibal could be picked up elsewhere. In fact, show producer Bryan Fuller was absolutely certain of it. Well, those odds got slightly more narrow today as Fuller tweeted that neither Netflix nor Amazon, the two likeliest candidates for a Hannibal reprise, have passed on picking up the show. (more…)

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In terms of all the controversies around Josh Trank‘s remake of Fantastic Four, this one may be the smallest. Still, it’s interesting to note that as we countdown to the August release of the latest version of Marvel’s First Family, Twentieth Century Fox is hoping to help you forget the last time they had the characters in the multiplex, the much-maligned Fantastic Four, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Now depending on your point of view, FF and ROTSS are amongst the worst comic book movies ever made, but if you want to see them now and relive the misery, it looks like you’re going to have to do the unthinkable, and rent or buy the physical DVD or Blu-ray. (more…)

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Guillermo del Toro always has so many projects on the go at the same time that sometimes it’s darn hard to keep up with all of them. The guy is a prolific writer with a wild imagination that must be in constant overdrive; there is no doubt about it. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that some of these projects fade away into the background. However, if you are an avid fan of del Toro, you will know that he never gives up on a project entirely, no matter how long it has remained dormant. And, this has been the case with his pet project A Killing On Carnival Row, which he has been sitting on for almost a decade now, and it looks like the long-gestating film has found new lease of life as a TV show. (more…)

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Welcome to the festival of light that is The BastardCast, unfortunately the chicken wing coupons that we sent out are expired. Sorry, but hey the #TimeChallenge continues, we sorta have have Star Wars new. Plus the finer points of the great May 6th, 2016 Sophie’s Choice of movie blockbuster weekends that DC/Marvel have set up for us and the worst audition tape ever for a late night TV talk show (but it is for basic cable, so we still have a chance!)

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