We’re quickly drawing to a close another season of Game of Thrones, and with it being the sixth season, and considering recent discussions about the show only has maybe 13 episodes of story left in it, it’s all but guaranteed that the next few hours of the show are going to be highly consequential. Not much is known about the final two hours of season six to air on June 19 and 26 respectively, but we do know this, the show is going to be squeezing every minute of action it can out of them. On top of that, you’ll have to make sure your DVRs don’t cut off the last 10 minutes of the finale. (more…)
Star Wars: Rebels first season wraps up on Monday with a very special guest star. Throughout this past season we’ve already welcomed great Star Wars luminaries like Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Frank Oz (Yoda), but this is huge. Everyone bow before the Dark Lord of the Sith because he’s arriving in animated form in the season finale of the Disney XD series. Considering that Rebels is set between the two trilogies, and since it was really only a matter of time before Kanan and the crew of the Ghost got too big to be merely a concern for some imperial goons and the creepy Inquisitor, it looks like the Emperor is sending in the big guns. (more…)
“Happy fucking Father’s Day.” — The Season Four Finale of Game of Thrones
The TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swordshas now come to a close and, at the end of it all, what is the overall lesson this tale has taught us? Really, it’s the same overarching message that the climax of nearly every slasher film ever made has attempted to hand down: don’t count your opponent as being out of the fight until you are setting fire to his breathless corpse. Though Joffrey may have fallen, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage, whose work this year has been damn near transcendent) found himself at the mercy of the cruelest members of his family. For a moment, Tyrion believed he may have discovered a sliver of hope in his trial-by-combat “champion”, until Prince Oberyn of Dorne wasted one too many seconds taunting his downed foe before he found himself on his back, Ser Gregor Clegane’s thumbs deep in his eye sockets. But tonight, Tyrion got to dole out a few teachings of his own to his tyrannical father, as the imp was once again underestimated by those who look down their nose at him. The resulting patricide is one of the most heart-wrenchingly sad moments in Martin’s Song of Ice and Firesaga, and show-runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have translated it into the perfect capper for what may be the series’ strongest season. (more…)
Yowzah! What a finale! Hope you don’t mind going absolutely bonkers waiting until November 23rd, amirite? For an episode that suffered an awful lot of hype, “The Name of The Doctor” no only withstood it, but completely twisted our expectations. Like a good episode of Steven Moffat-penned Doctor Who should. Moffat has stumbled in the past and I’ll be the first to admit he’s the king of convolution, but in this finale he managed to not only rewrite all of Who history, but at the same time, leave it completely untouched. An impressive feat, indeed. I’m sure most you of sat there, staring at your television screen, mouth agape, just stunned as the credits rolled. And there’s no better compliment than our stunned silence.
But I’ve had time to sit and digest, and I’m not one for keeping quiet. First off, Clara, the “impossible girl.” The mystery surrounding her has hung like a shadow over this entire season. From the moment she appeared in “Asylum of the Daleks” – another absolute shocker that left us all scratching our heads and wondering how and why the new companion was appearing now, before The Ponds had even made their exit – to her role in “The Snowmen”, all the way to this opening montage. What a way to start! It’s a sequence I know Classic Whovians will be picking over again and again. It’s a sequence I made sure to watch more than a few times, because holy shit! There’s Clara and the First Doctor, and the Sixth, and the Fourth, the Fifth, the Second, the Third, and the Seventh! I mean, how is this possible!?
Earlier this year, it was announced that Fringe, the sci-fi series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, would be renewed for a fifth season. It was, but not without a fight. The show already had to contend with falling ratings and the move to the feared Friday night “Death” slot of late-night television just piled on top. Through the efforts of it’s fandom however, the show persevered. Alas, all good things come to an end. The show, which explored the wild wonders of the fringes of science, is finally coming to a close.
Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman confirmed the end of the show via Twitter. Answering a question on when the final episode will air, he tweeted:
FYI: the question was asked by bassist and guitarist for Marilyn Manson. True story.
Fox hasn’t confirmed the air date of the finale, which Wyman confirmed he will write and direct, but mark your calendars for Feb 1st, 2013 for now. Fringe will return for it’s final season Sept. 28th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
I’m bummed it’s over. I’m going to miss this modern day X-Files.
The cast of Community has appeared in both claymation and Japanimation, now they’re going 8-bit. In these exclusive images of their upcoming season finale see the Greendale Seven imagined as video game characters from a bygone era.
This episode is about Pierce battling for his rights to his father’s fortune. Finally, an episode where Chevy Chase will actually do something, I’m sure he’s thrilled. How this all takes place within a video game though, is beyond me, but I already know I’m gonna love it.
Make sure you tune in this Thursday at 8:00pm on NBC, and then again at 9:00 and 9:30 because for some reason they’re burning through three new Community episodes in one night. Oh! And next season, you’ll have to catch Community on Friday nights because NBC seems committed to killing any hopes for a larger audience.
UPDATE!IGN has scored an exclusive clip from Community in 8-Bit, check it out!
Still don’t know why they’re in a video game, but who cares, this episode looks awesome!
Here we are, the sophomore season for AMC’s The Walking Dead draws to a close and it’s safe to say it does so on a high note. OK, that is an understatement, I don’t know about you but I confident in calling tonight’s episode the best since the shows pilot and a clear sign that it has finally recovered from the exit of former showrunner Frank Darabont.
We get what we have waited and hungered for. Zombies. Lots of them. We get action, we get direction, we get Rick going a little crazy. The brains finally hit the fan as a zombie herd descends on Herschel’s farm and a much anticipated character finally makes an appearance. While the TV show is a radical departure from the comic book, we see do see signs that its moving in a similar (and insanely awesome) direction.
Before we dive into the episode, I want to bring up something that has been bothering me. Morgan and Duane Jones. Remember them? The father son combo that Rick met in the pilot. The walkie-talkie he swore he was going to use to each day at dawn to communicate with them. So, Rick did that like once and then it was completely forgotten. Just one time as a framing device to launch the first episode of the second season to then be washed away as the black hole that is Herschel’s farm sucked all the drive and momentum out of the plot. I bring this up since I fear this is the trap the show has fallen into. The long form dialogue based exposition on the post zombie apocalypse verses just giving us some zombie head shots and pulse pounding tension, the second season seemed like an experiment in figuring out the mix. That experiment has ended and I hope the show has found a balance that it will carry into it’s third season.
Speaking of which, lets talk about how the second season ended.
The season finale of what might be the best season of Doctor Who yet, at the very least the most shocking, comes to a close October 1st with the epsiode, “The Wedding of River Song.” I’m sure we could discuss for hours what that ominous title means. I’m guessing it’ll have little to do with two people being joined in matrimony, but will all of River’s secrets be revealed? Part of me wants to know it all, so I can finally wrap my head around her whole confusing, timey-wimey continuity, but then again, a part of me wants River always shrouded in mystery and warning us not to peak at spoilers.
What I can confirm is eyepatches must be very in style, and the Doctor has been neglecting his hair dresser. Check out the gallery below and share any theories you might have about what this finale is all about.
With only two and a half weeks to go before Doctor Who returns (August 27th, y’all), rumors are still swirling about claiming Karen Gillan and Arthur Darville will be leaving the Tardis with the season six finale. Nooo! Amy and Rory are my favoritest, most awsesome companions ever! At least until Matt Smith picks up some new travel buddies. Then they’ll be my favoritest most awesome. It’s a vicious cycle of replacement when it comes to companion loyalties.
Anyway, a “source” for the Daily Star has happened upon a bit of spoilery news about this season’s finale, click the jump for more.
“Fire and Blood” takes its name from the words of House Targaryen, the fallen royal family now nearly extinct and in exile across the sea from Westeros. The house values fire and blood. They call themselves Blood of the Dragon, they’re known for burning people alive and marrying brother to sister to preserve their familial strength. It’s a family credo that breeds both power and madness, and as Game of Thrones closes its first season, the world has plenty of both to spare.