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Twin Peaks

Obviously, there was no chance that Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman were going to solve the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer in “Episode 1”, but they did hit a surprising number of walls in Twin Peaks first post-pilot hour. Although we learned more about Laura and her last days, the focus of the episode was on the broader landscape of the show’s main characters, or should we say “main suspects.” Yes, the harsh glare of suspicion was cast on many different people in this episode, but did any of them kill Laura, or are we being led down a garden path? (more…)

What is this? Well, as you may have heard, Twin Peaks is returning to our TVs in a couple of months with a brand new series on Showtime, and we here at Nerd Bastards think it rather behooves us to look at the show from the beginning. Now here’s the true confession: I have never seen it. I know, it’s a black mark on my nerd credentials, and I had actually started watching it when three episodes in it was pulled from Canada’s Netflix a few years ago. It was a drag, but I moved on. However, with the pending premiere of Twin Peaks 2017 there’s new urgency, so let us all now take a trip back to Twin Peaks, knowing that for some of us, it’s the first time. (more…)

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It’s been in the works for a while, some thought it was never going to happen, but by the grace of the TV gods, Twin Peaks is returning to a television near you this year. As part of the annual winter press tour by the Television Critics Association, Showtime included Twin Peaks in their presentation, but if you think there was anything even resembling a spoiler in what they had to say, you clearly don’t know how TV works. Instead, we had to make due with nuggets, and the biggest nugget of all was an air date. Yes, Twin Peaks is coming back this year, and now we know exactly when.  (more…)

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If there’s a quintessential voice to the cult classic ABC mystery series Twin Peaks, it belongs to creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, but if there’s a second quintessential voice to the series, it belongs to Angelo Badalamenti, the man behind the haunting iconic score to the show. Of course, Badalamenti has added his unique tones to the moving pictures of many Lynch films, but since he was turning 70 years old next year, it was understandably a question mark as to whether or not he might return for Twin Peaks’ Showtime relaunch along with a litany of other talent from the original series run. Well worry not, because Badalamenti is back, and he’s back at work in this new teaser for the show.  (more…)

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Yeah, you read that right. None other than Captain Kirk himself has signed on to perhaps one of the odder projects he’s been involved with, and in doing so steps into the world of crowd-funded entertainment. Along with genre favourites Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise and Bill Moseley, Malevolent is currently seeking funding for post-production with a release planned for later this year.  (more…)

Dale Cooper Suits Up for ‘Twin Peaks’ Sequel Series

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It’s pretty rare for an actor to catch up with a character 25 years after the fact, but it seems like Kyle MacLachlan is game for some more Twin Peaks, and has signed on the dotted line to take part in the 9-part continuation of the series. MacLachlan is the first of the original cast to sign-up for the new season, which will begin shooting sometime later this year, but according to the powers that be, it’s unlikely that he will be the last. MacLachlan was the star of the original Twin Peaks, which ran on ABC for two season in 1991 and 1992, and given where the series left his character, FBI Agent Dale Cooper, I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange. (more…)

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There have been rumors, and rumors of rumors for days now, but now it’s been confirmed, Twin Peaks is coming back to TV. The announcement was made official today by series co-creator David Lynch, who will return to run the new series with Mark Frost for a nine-episode continuation of Twin Peaks, which will premiere in 2016 on the cable channel Showcase. Not many details are known yet in terms of storylines or original actors returning, but as the prototypical cult series of the 90s, the return of Twin Peaks and its town full of quirky characters, there will be more than a few people today raising a damn fine cup of coffee and a damn good slice of pie to new episodes of one of the all time greats. (more…)