Neil Gaiman

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller was a series that retold various European folk tales, particularly ones considered obscure in the U.S. Henson combined a cast of actors and puppets for the story retellings. The series featured John Hurt in prosthetics and make-up telling these old folk tales to his puppet dog that acted as the point of view of the audience at home. The series had 1 season of 9 episodes and a spin-off of Greek Myths that had 4 episodes. But why is everyone talking about a puppet show that aired on the BBC in 1987? And what does Neil Gaiman have to do with it? If you guessed reboot, you’re absolutely right.

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Here’s Stan “The Man” Lee. Because Bill Maher doesn’t deserve to have his face on NerdBastards.

On November 17, 2018, Politically Incorrect talk show how host, Bill Maher took to his website to post a blog entry on the death of Stan Lee and the world’s reaction to losing the champion of comic books and imagination. Mr. Maher spent three paragraphs belittling comic book readers, specifically adult readers. He went on in his tirade of insults, reducing Stan Lee’s work and his impact on society as “using our smarts on stupid stuff”.

Does Maher have a point? Does any of his argument hold water? Or is he an out-of-touch, pompous blowhard trying to get some clicks on his website by riding on the coattails of the death of a man far greater than he’ll ever be?

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Neil Gaiman was a busy guy this weekend. Not only did American Gods have a panel, but so did Good Omens, the Amazon program based on the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett. New York Comic-Con gave us some great photo opportunities as well as the first real trailer for the Amazon Prime show, showcasing Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley. Armageddon is in full swing and this angel and demon, respectively, team up to try and stop it. The Horsemen ride, the Anti-Christ is walking the earth, and our only hope is two winged gentleman who isn’t sure they can even slow it down. Are you ready for the end times?

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‘American Gods’ finds New Media in New Cast

When Gillian Anderson announced she would not be returning to Starz hit show American Gods, the question arose whether they would recast the role or go in a new direction.  Today that question was answered.  The show will introduce a new character that will replace Gillian’s character, Media.

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American Gods

Last week on American Gods, we didn’t spend much time with Shadow, Wednesday or any of the Gods Old or New. But we did get a hell of exposition as it relates to Laura Moon, what she’s been doing before and after her fellatio-related auto accident. Thanks to Mad Sweeny’s coin, she’s now an undead super zombie, capable of destroying the Technical Boy’s drones with a flick of the wrist. Her death gave her a newfound appreciation for her “puppy” and she now wants to find him. Even though she’s back in the real world, the nothingness of death awaits her when her task is completed.

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More than fifteen years after the publication of Neil Gaiman‘s Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel American Gods, Starz broadcast the first episode of the television adaptation today. Though it’s still incredibly recent, advanced previews are already getting great reviews, from long time fans of the book and people coming to the series with fresh eyes alike. It seems that the various components of the series, after fans have ached for it for so many years, have fallen into place in a way that will at meet high expectations, with a stellar cast including Ricky Whittle as protagonist Shadow Moon and Ian McShane as his con artist Old God mentor, Mr Wednesday.
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As previously reported, Brian Fuller and Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of Gaiman’s original work, American Gods is finally coming to television on April 30th. Other than a trailer and some info leaked around the net, there hasn’t been too much information released on the various characters (Gods… we mean Gods) who are going to be making up the cast… until now! Starz has released 10 new character posters and we have them here for you to check out.

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American Gods makes its way onto the small screen on Starz April 30th, based on Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling book of the same name. This new trailer sets a dark and bloody tone for the series produced by Bryan Fuller and Micheal Green which stars Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane (Deadwood), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Orlando Jones (Mad TV), Crispen Glover (Back to the Future), and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch). Check out the trailer below. (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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Neil Gaiman To Produce Dimension Hopping TV Show

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Legitimately legendary author Neil Gaiman harbors a dark secret. Either he has actual tiger blood, is a neutron star in a human disguise, has formed a dark pact with ancient gods or simply has an army of tousle-haired clones at his disposal. There can be no other explanations for how he can have so many projects on the go at once. There’s TV versions of American Gods and Good Omens on his plate as well as a radio version of Stardust, and that’s just for starters. Now he’s been announced as producer of a brand new Science Fiction show that intends to hop around the multiverse in an abandoned skyscraper. Good god man, it’s okay to just have a lie-in sometimes.
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