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Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Premiere Tonight!
Spool up your FTL drives, Battlestar is back! Tonight is the season premiere of the fourth and final season. I will admit that I’ve already seen tonight’s episode, and I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed. For a cool preview of the season, and a fun interview with Grace Park, check out the new issue of Comic Foundry. Fun stuff. The show airs tonight at 10 ET, on the Sci-Fi Channel.Posted by Tim Leong on April 4th, 2008 filed in TV, Blog |
NBC Announces New Horror Anthology Featuring Steve Niles, Dan Knauf, Brandon Routh
NBC is producing FEAR ITSELF, a new 13-episode horror and suspense anthology series. It’s a big collab project between a lot of Hollywood writers, directors and actors, including several from the comics world. Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Dan Knauf (Invincible Iron Man) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) are all attached, though none are working on the same episode.
“Community” is directed by Mary Harron (”American Psycho,” “The Notorious Betty Page,” “Big Love”) and written by Kelly Kennemer (”The Music Within”). When a young married couple, played by Routh and Appleby, find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, their lives seem…well…perfect. But as the dark
underbelly of their neighborhood creeps to the surface, they soon realize that their neighbors will go to any extreme — even murder — to make sure that they
comply with their twisted sense of conformity. John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise”) also stars.
“New Year’ s Day” will be directed by Darren Bousman (”Saw II, III and IV”), and is written by Steve Niles (”30 Days of Night”) from a story by Paul Kane. A
young woman wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by horrifying zombies.
“Family Man” will be directed by Ronny Yu (”Freddy vs. Jason,” “Bride of Chucky”) and is written by Dan Knauf (”Carnivàle,” “Supernatural”). This action-charged,Posted by Tim Leong on March 3rd, 2008 filed in TV, Blog |
psychological thriller focuses on a likeable family man who switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience. Now, he must fight from behind bars
to keep the murderer from adding his family to the long list of victims.
Change Your Tivo…LOST Moves
According to TV.com, the first episode of the new season of LOST will premiere on Jan. 31, about a week earlier than previously advertised. Also, it’ll be moving from Wednesdays at 10 to Thursdays at 9.
I remember remarking to CB Cebulski at a Millarworld meetup a few years ago that people couldn’t have comic-themed events on Wednesdays because everyone would be at home watching LOST (like they were that evening, save for the Tivo-savvy). No more! Party on Wednesdays.1Posted by Tim Leong on December 17th, 2007 filed in TV, Blog |
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Live Action 1950s AstroBoy!Posted by Tim Leong on November 14th, 2007 filed in TV, Video Games, Blog | 1 Comment »
Heath Ledger Out as the Joker…
…and Katee Sackhoff’s character from Bionic Woman is in.Posted by Tim Leong on September 27th, 2007 filed in TV, Movies, Blog |
Besides providing a good review, Magnetic Media Fed has brought to my attention a very cool NPR interview with Ray Wise and Kevin Smith about the cool show Reaper (CW).Posted by Tim Leong on September 26th, 2007 filed in TV, radio, Blog |
Star Trek X Friends
Found on an awesome Star Trek post on the Sinful Caesar blog.Posted by Tim Leong on September 24th, 2007 filed in TV, Blog |
Do not be tempted by the promise of big boobs and geek references
WARNING! The Big Bang Theory, a new television show that debuts tonight on CBS. Maybe you’ve seen the previews out there and have been lured in by the geeky guys wearing shirts of comic characters. Maybe you just saw the hot chick. Whatever caught your eye, avoid this program at all costs. It’s terrible. Or as Canadians say, it’s terrible, eh. The jokes are contrived and acting is way off. It’s creating character shells based from the most stereotypical of stereotyped “nerd personas” that have ever been stereotyped. Thick glasses. Math equations abound. Klingon Boggle parties. Soooo forced. The thing that really kills me is that the show attempts to capitalize on the now-cool geek culture. Brace yourself, kids, because now that nerds are cool everyone is going to try and milk it for all its worth (Sure, the success of Heroes helped push it too). The Big Bang Theory is not the only show this season taking advantage of the popularity of geek culture. Other offenders:
Chuck (NBC), about an IT worker who tags along with a hot secret agent trying to protect the world with the data in his head.
Pushing Daisies (ABC), about a pie maker who can bring the dead back to life with a single touch (and kill them again).
Journeyman (NBC), about a newspaper reporter who begins to travel through time and change lives
Moonlight (CBS), about a vampire who defies all the bad stereotypes and works as an LA private investigator. (not starring David Boreanaz)
Reaper (CW), about a twentysomething guy who has to hunt down demons after his parents sold his soul to the devil.
Bionic Woman (NBC), about a hot chick who winds up having enhancement surgery (no, not thaaaaaaat type of enhancement)
I’m not saying all of these shows are bad. In fact, Reaper and Pushing Daises are both quality programs. But enjoy the popularity of nerd culture while it lasts. Trends are cyclical and shitty nerd tv (what’s up, Big Bang Theory?) can only do harm.Posted by Tim Leong on September 24th, 2007 filed in TV, Blog |
Let Them Eat Cake
Apparently this Muppet cake was a blue-ribbon winner at the 2007 Kentucky State Fair.Posted by Tim Leong on September 12th, 2007 filed in TV, Blog, Lifestyle | 1 Comment »
Reminder - Tim on the Comic Book Club Tonight!
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The deets:Posted by Tim Leong on September 11th, 2007 filed in TV, Blog |
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