Entries Tagged as 'tv'
April 15th, 2013 by jawajames · No Comments
British chat show host Jonathan Ross argues for his answer to the ancient geek question, Star Trek or Star Wars? to The Times. While he finally sides with Star Trek, he does offer this about Star Wars:
I think I love Star Wars mainly because it took all the cool stuff I loved in comic books and science fiction novels and finally put them up on the big screen. And I no longer felt like an outcast.
Meanwhile, Forbes tries to look at both franchises as a model for startup companies:
These were David and Goliath stories. Little guys, taking on impossibly big challenges. Irresistible stories of human aspiration. What happened over time? They became Goliaths themselves; they lost their inner David, their startup spirit.
..and then points to Firefly for not turning into a Goliath, by being canceled.
Awesome photo totally snagged from GeekTyrant and their Ultimate Star Wars vs Star Trek page.
Filed: film · people · star wars · tv
Tagged: firefly · star trek · vs
April 10th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
IGN has the scoop on The Legend of Korra Book 1 DVD and Blu-Ray: It’s coming out on July 16 and features audio commentaries on all 12 episodes.
Still no word about when Book Two will air, though…
Tagged: blu-ray · dvd · legend of korra
April 5th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Fresh from the photo shoot… Ashley Eckstein gave Her Universe fans our first look at these van Gogh TARDIS leggings the other day. Sounds like they’ll be another Hot Topic exclusive.
Tagged: clothing · doctor who · her universe · merchandise
March 31st, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Continuing TV weekend, tonight sees the beginning of the third season of Game of Thrones, based on on the third book in the series, A Storm of Swords.
Tagged: a song of ice and fire · game of thrones (tv) · video
March 30th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
The second half of Doctor Who’s seventh season begins today with ‘The Bells of Saint John.’ (Naturally, there’s a prequel.) But we knew that, right?
The Who news today is that at least two of the show’s previous stars will be returning for the 50th Anniversary special. And there’s a new face for Who as well: John Hurt. The special begins filming this week
Need more Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman? The Nerdist has you covered! Season two of Chris Hardwick’s show begins tonight (after the premieres of Doctor Who and Orphan Black) with a full set of BBC guests. Not only do we have the Doctor and his new Companion, there’s Dominic Monaghan, and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany!
And you can tune in all day on BBC America for a Doctor Who marathon – my how things have changed since back then.
Tagged: chris hardwick · doctor who
March 27th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
With new Doctor Who coming any day now (more on that later,) get yourself in the mood by ordering the latest from Her Universe: A Dalek dress.
Like the Tardis dress, this one is a Hot Topic exclusive and will run you $26.50-30.50. It also, according to Ashley, runs small.
Tagged: clothing · doctor who · her universe · merchandise
March 16th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The back half of Season 7 comes to BBC and BBC America in a matter of weeks! That’s the BBC promo above, but Entertainment Weekly has another trailer with different footage. And yes, you will spy Star Wars alum Warwick Davis – he appears in the second-to-last episode of the season
The show is back March 30th on both sides of the pond.
Tagged: doctor who · trailers · video · warwick davis
March 13th, 2013 by Dunc · 8 Comments
The Veronica Mars Movie Project has been the talk of the pop culture internet today. It’s revolutionary and somewhat controversial – if the Kickstarter reaches $2 million dollars, they’ll make a movie to wrap up the series. Creator and showrunner Rob Thomas made a deal with Warner Brothers, who owns the show – fans fund the movie and Warner will distribute it
It quickly became the fastest-growing Kickstarter film campaign, and they literally reached their goal as I wrote this post. (Anything above the goal will also go towards making the film.)
Veronica Mars, for the uninitiated, was a TV series that ran for 3 seasons (2004-07) on UPN and the CW. Starring Kristen Bell in the title role, it was a show ahead of its time, a high school film noir set in a town filled with elevated levels of class conflict and, yeah, those slow-brewing season-long arcs that are now all the rage. (Thanks, Lost!) And, no, it might never have recaptured the glory of the first season – one of the best seasons of broadcast TV ever, IMO – but fans were still sad to see it go.
A few months ago I discovered the show rerunning on SoapNet, and got addicted all over again, so this could not have happened at a better time for them to take my money. Yes, I donated. I’m not going to tell you to do so too, but I do suggest you go watch season 1. (Watch it for free at theWB.com, or it’s free to stream on Amazon for Prime members.) I hope you won’t be disappointed.
February 23rd, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Debuted on Kimmel tonight; The first episode premieres on March 31st. (via)
Tagged: a song of ice and fire · game of thrones (tv) · trailers · video
January 28th, 2013 by jawajames · 1 Comment
Cartoon Network has put out their lineup for the 2013-2014 season, using a multi-city road tour for the next few weeks to promote their new and returning shows. Most notably, they are hyping three quarterly specials for LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, and saying nothing about the return of The Clone Wars. Does this mean that The Clone Wars is leaving Cartoon Network for the fall? Or just that it is still in negotiation (ie, they can’t announce anything yet)? They list their returning shows, and the adventures of Skyguy and Snips aren’t on it.
But here’s the description of The Yoda Chronicles:
LEGO Star Wars returns in epic style with THE YODA CHRONICLES, a thrilling, funny and action-packed new LEGO Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials! Set in the “Prequel” Star Wars timeline, THE YODA CHRONICLES stars the one and only Yoda—the Jedi Master who has seen it all, done it all, and taught generations of Jedi Knights—in an all-new adventure. With the help of a fresh class of Padawans, Yoda leads the Jedi in a desperate fight to stop Darth Sidious and his minions from creating a new super-weapon that could crush the Republic and win the war for the forces of Evil.
Some of those news articles are claiming that the Yoda Chronicles are set in the original trilogy timeframe – I think this definitively says “prequel era” with such keywords as Republic.
Back to The Clone Wars: Is this the end of the show, or will Disney XD (or another Disney channel) be picking it up? We know that they have been working on season six, and perhaps a network change has prevented them from talking about it much officially.
And also coming back: The Powerpuff Girls in a new special!
EDIT: While the list of returning shows (and new shows like Teen Titans Go! and Total Drama All Stars) is primarily for their prime-time lineup on weeknights, there is also the lack of their DC Nation block of cartoons (Green Lantern, Young Justice, etc.), which follows The Clone Wars on Saturday mornings. Is the Saturday morning crowd just not big enough to mention in their release? However, other shows which have been aired on Saturdays are listed in their returning shows: Beyblade: Metal Fury and Pokemon: Black and White – are they being bumped up to primetime, or are they anchoring the Saturday morning timeslot. What does this also mean for the DC Nation shows? Just like Clone Wars, are they not important enough to list, still in negotiation, or not coming back? It seems that most comic books sites are calling Green Lantern and Young Justice as cancelled.
Filed: the clone wars · tv
Tagged: lego star wars · tcw: season 6 · the yoda chronicles