The Twilight Zone

This year SyFy cancelled its Twilight Zone marathon for July 4th in favor of airing a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon.  Twilight Zone on SyFy has been an annual event for years.  Those that hadn’t seen the Rod Serling series in its heyday could watch it and see some great science fiction.  And, of course, they could spot people who went on to fame and fortune after appearing on the series.

Dennis Hopper, Burt Reynolds, Ron Howard and Carol Burnett all made appearances before going on to have amazing careers.  There is another group of actors that continued the association with science fiction after their stint on the Twilight Zone.  Cast members and guests on a little show from the late 1960s, Star Trek.

Even though the show is over 50 years old there are SPOILERS!!!!

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Spanning science fiction, fantasy, horror, suspense and thriller, the original anthology series The Twilight Zone tapped into a part of the human consciousness that simultaneously sent shivers along spines and kept people coming back for more week after week. The show remains one of television’s most popular series and has had a wealth of spin-offs including revival series, comic books and movies. The stories the show told still make contemporary audiences shudder and even the earliest episodes first broadcast in the late 1950s are a must watch for anyone interested in the myserious and macabre. (more…)

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Twilight Zone broke barriers and bridged new horizons in 1959 when Rod Serling started the series. The same could not quite be said for the series when it was rebooted both in the1980’s and early 2000’s. Despite good actors, and a few interesting stories, the new series’ just never captured the allure of the original. In this age of the almost constant reboot, it makes sense that CBS is trying to reinvent the series for a new audience yet again. (more…)

April Fool’s is the day that pranks run rampant, and Adult Swim pulled all the stops with their prank and brought back the 90’s. Toonami was re-animated and brought back from the dead, for a one night engagement that had the internet a-buzz! As a child of the 90’s, Toonami was by far what I would attribute to my love of anime and all the great memories of after school viewings. Not only did this April Fool’s Joke take me back in time, but it also debuted new material from TOM, Toonami’s CGI host, created just for the joke.

Now while many sat in their own versions of “The Twilight Zone” as they watched all the goodies of Toonami, others immediately voiced their joy/demands that Toonami be brought back and become a permanent member of the Adult Swim broadcast. The following are some of the many Tweets gathered from the #BringBackToonami TwitterFeed:

Initially started as a request by Adult Swim as feedback on the Toonami broadcast, it has now become a large snowball of activity that is rolling down the hill and gaining large momentum. So much momentum, that Adult Swim had to quickly respond:

So for those who got to see Toonami on Adult Swim April 1st, what’d you think of the flash from the past and of its possible resurrgence to television.

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but with some of the top director’s in talks to direct it.

Variety is reporting that Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cauron are the top names in a short list to direct an upcoming reboot of 1983’s The Twilight Zone. Director Rupert Wyatt is another name that’s also on the list, but when you’re up against the director of Batman and Transformers…well, better luck next time sucker.

While this does sound awesome, there will be no gremlins on the wings of planes or living dolls, the film is rumored to touch on elements of the original television series created by Rod SerlingLeonardo DiCaprio will produce through his Appian Way, along with Jennifer Killoran Davisson and George DiCaprio. Rand Ravich and Jason Rothenberg have already written a script to accompany the new .

Another change will be the how the film will be directed, using only one  instead on the original’s use of four different directors. So while we won’t see a film combining all the styles of Nolan, Bay, Cauron and (ugh)Wyatt, but one is better then nothing.

And no matter who takes the director’s chair the very least they could do is get William Shatner to cameo, get on that Warner Bros.

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You Are Now Entering, The ‘Star Wars’ Zone

Is this the face of a monster? A creepy kid who has mind powers and uses them to terrify everyone? Yes. At least, according to this impeccable Star Wars and The Twilight Zone mash-up. It’s another gem from One Minute Galatica this time painting good ole’ farm boy Luke as a twisted, creepy kid with crazy mind powers and sick ideas of how to use ’em. You’ve entered The Star Wars Zone.

Who knew a spooky voice over from Rod Serling and black and white footage could make Luke appear to be staring straight into your soul and thinking up horrible tortures for you.

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Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.

This week’s release features three films that starts with the word “The,” which should prove how “awesome” the flicks may be. We got a couple of titles for you to check out on the Old is New section and a few titles under the TV Show Release. But wait, there’s more as we got more goodness with a release that features a certain superhero.

So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!

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Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got two release for you to check out.

After that, we got three releases for you to check out for the TV Show DVD that features a certain doctor during a certain holiday, a classic sci-fi show making it presence known in the world of Blu-Ray, and a certain character that has the power. Also included is the Hidden Gem (or Crap) of the Week, which is just another way for me to highlight a certain straight to DVD release.

So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

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What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. While we only got two films to choose from, the many Blu-Ray 3D releases may make it up for.

As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV Show DVD sections worth checking out. Oh, and a movie that came out on Blu-Ray/DVD earlier this year, well, is coming out again today so check out what’s the deal with that release. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

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What’s up bastards! Here we are with the last Tuesday for the month of October and as always, NerdBastards is here to provide you the DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got a certain collection of films that I’m sure most of you are fans of and foreign film that is set to have a Hollywood remake.

As always, we got the Old is New Again section that features a Blu-ray collection that is worth getting. Also, check out the TV Show DVD and the Anime Pick as there are some good releases. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

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