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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #7

22 February 2017 1:07 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #7…

Metalhead 2.0″ Part 1! Donatello reboots a new and improved Metalhead only to find that the robot no longer functions entirely as designed… for better and worse!

Call it the cynic in me but despite the tremendous amount of goodwill I have towards Universe, a few pages in I wondered if issue #7 was going to be a clunker. Last month we had my favourite Idw turtle in the spotlight. But now the focus has turned to Donatello, possibly my least favourite (yes I said it!).

Well I’m happy to admit that I was a wrong. Tmnt Universe #7 is extremely interesting as it heads off in a decidedly Philip K. Dick direction. So much of the story is intrinsic to a very fundamental spoiler that I can’t say much. Suffice to say it’s a very well written story that brings forth plenty of questions. »

- Chris Cooper

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Watch: 'Tears In The Rain' Sci-Fi Short Film Inspired by 'Blade Runner'

20 February 2017 1:01 PM, PST | | See recent news »

"I would know if I was a replicant!" We're always on the lookout for good sci-fi short films. Tears In The Rain is an intriguing little short from South Africa that is clearly directly inspired by Blade Runner, set in the world of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. This short was made on a budget of only $1500 which is crazy impressive, and it looks great. I wish there was more taking place outside on the streets, but it's still cool to see a well-made short film set in this world, and I can always appreciate some fascinating dialogue. This gets deep into the themes from the original novel about free will and whether or not our memories are real, and if we would know that we're a robot, or are just designed to think we're real. Original synopsis for the short: "In a dystopian Los Angeles future, »

- Alex Billington

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Amazon picks up Ron Moore & Bryan Cranston's Philip K. Dick anthology series

15 February 2017 5:20 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

An anthology series based upon the works of Philip K. Dick brought to us by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) was commissioned by Channel 4 last year, but now it seems that the series has found a new home as it has been announced that Amazon has picked up the sci-fi anthology series. Titled Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, each episode of the... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams: Amazon Orders Anthology Series from Bryan Cranston & Ron Moore

14 February 2017 6:42 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The stories of Philip K. Dick are coming Amazon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming platform has ordered a new series called Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.From Byran Cranston and Ron Moore, the anthology drama is based on the short stories by the award-winning sci-fi author. According to THR, "each episode is set to be a standalone segment, adapted and modernized for global audiences by British and American writers." Philip K. Dick wrote The Man in the High Castle, which is currently Amazon's most-viewed original series.Read More… »


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Amazon picks up Bryan Cranston’s Philip K. Dick anthology series Electric Dreams

14 February 2017 1:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The rights to a new anthology series titled Electric Dreams has been picked up by Amazon Studios. The series, which is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Bryan Cranston, will feature adaptations of the famed sci-fi work of iconic writer Philip K. Dick.

Dick’s work has been adapted many times for the screen, perhaps most famously with Blade Runner, an adaptation of his story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – the work which this new series gets its title inspiration.

The show already has a bunch of writers on board, who have worked on high profile projects such as Pacific Rim, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Justified.

Electric Dreams comes from Cranston’s Moon Shot Entertainment. Cranston himself is expected to appear in the series. A similar relationship to that of Cranston’s other Amazon series, Sneaky Pete.

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- Samuel Brace

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Amazon Picks Up Bryan Cranston-Ron Moore Anthology Series

14 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Bryan Cranston and Amazon are partnering on another series.

The streamer, already home to Cranston's Sneaky Pete, has acquired an anthology series exec produced by the Breaking Bad alum, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

From Sony Television and British broadcast Channel 4, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is based on the award-winning short stories by the sci-fi author. Each episode is set to be a standalone segment, adapted and modernized for global audiences by British and American writers. Dick's work includes The Man in the High CastleA Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott's hit Blade Runner.

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- Kate Stanhope

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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ TV Series From Ron Moore, Michael Dinner & Bryan Cranston Picked Up By Amazon

14 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon has picked up Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (fka Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick), a 10-epiosde sci-fi anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael DinnerBryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV, sources say. The show, based on short stories by the award-winning novelist, was originally commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK in May. At Amazon, it will join the streaming network’s flagship drama series The Man in the High Castle, which is based on Dick’s… »

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Amazon Grabs U.S. Rights to Bryan Cranston’s ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Anthology Series

14 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon has landed U.S. rights to the anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” from Sony Pictures Television, producer Bryan Cranston and “Outlander” showrunner Ronald D. Moore.

The series was set up last May by Sony TV with the U.K.’s Channel 4. The 10-episode drama will feature adaptations of works by the revered science fiction author, who penned the story that inspired 1982’s “Blade Runner.”

Dee Rees, writer-director of HBO’s “Bessie” and this year’s Sundance favorite “Mudbound,” has been recruited to write one of the episodes. Other scribes on board include Tony Grisoni (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”), Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) Matthew Graham (“Life on Mars”), David Farr (“The Night Manager”) and Travis Beacham (“Pacific Rim”). Moore and fellow executive producer Michael Dinner (“Justified”) are also set to write.

“Electric Dreams” hails from Cranston’s Sony-based Moon Shot Entertainment banner. The »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Humans Season 2 Review

11 February 2017 2:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Can a human and a machine love one another? This is the question Humans dedicates itself to not only asking, but to asking in as many ways possible.

The show exists in a setting familiar to most science-fiction fans: a world in which lifelike humanoid machines populate society’s homes and businesses. Like the hosts of Westworld or the replicants of Blade Runner, they’re anatomically identical to humans and nearly blend in with humans. However, unlike hosts and replicants, the “Synths” of Humans do not think, trick, manipulate, feel or lie. That is, except for a select few – Niska, Mia, and a handful of others – who are disrupting expectations due to their “consciousness code.”

The second season of Humans picks up a few months after its first season and opens with Niska (Emily Berrington), perhaps the most intriguing of the conscious Snyths, »

- D.F. Lovett

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Television Takes on New Meaning in Trump’s America (Column)

9 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the third episode of “The Young Pope,” the insinuations of the first two episodes become uncomfortable reality: The newly anointed Pius Xii (Jude Law) is an unstable egomaniac. Lenny — the pope’s name, before he ascended to “His Holiness” — spends the opening two episodes obsessing over his first homily to the public, in a push-and-pull with Vatican leadership and the protocols of the divine office. When he does finally deliver his speech, at the end of the second hour, it so provocatively breaks with tradition that it is deeply destabilizing, for both the public and the Vatican’s status quo.

Lenny revels in it. “I’ve always been uncomfortable with wisdom,” he tells a confidant, basking in the triumph of his upset — both in unruffling the world with his speech, and in beating the odds of the papal conclave to become the next pope. “I don’t care about loving my neighbor as myself. I »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Watching "The Man in The High Castle" As Democracy Crumbles

2 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Deborah Lipp

It’s possible that The Man in the High Castle was born to drive us all insane. It’s possible that Philip K. Dick dropped a lot of acid, looked into the future, saw our current political situation, and sent The Man in the High Castle to try to save us. It’s also possible I have been watching too much cable news. 

The Man in the High Castle is the second-best show on Amazon Prime. Based on the 1962 novel by renowned mind-bender (and acid-dropper) Philip K. Dick (who brought us Blade Runner and Total Recall), the show depicts an alternate history, in which Germany and Japan won World War II, and divided the Us between themselves. Our characters take us inside both the Japanese and German regimes, as well as inside the resistance movement operating against each. 

I am watching a TV show about resistance movements. »

- Deborah Lipp

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The Man in the High Castle: Season Two Debuts Worldwide Next Month

31 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Are you ready for some more dystopian alternate reality political drama? The second season of The Man in the High Castle TV show premieres worldwide on Amazon Prime Video, Friday, February 10, 2017. Fans don't have to worry about it being cancelled too soon. The series has already been renewed for season three. Loosely based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, the 1960s-set series imagines the Axis powers won World War II. In season two, which premiered in the Us in December, Stephen Root joins as the mysterious title character. Prime members can catch a sneak peek on February 3rd.The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain, a young woman from Japanese controlled San Francisco. Rupert Evans also stars as her boyfriend, Frank Frink. A factory worker, Frink »


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Rooney Mara, Jason Segel & Charlie McDowell On Their Journey To The Afterlife With ‘The Discovery’ – Sundance Studio

23 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After premiering his directorial debut, the futuristic, mind-bending romance The One I Love here in Park City three years ago, director Charlie McDowell returns with the dystopian future drama The Discovery.  Part Philip K. Dick, part Stanley Kubrick, with a dash of Christopher NolanThe Discovery follows Will (Jason Segel), a neurosurgeon whose physicist father Dr. Harbor (Robert Redford) is even more renowned, radical and revolutionary in the medical field. Harbor has… »

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17 January 2017 1:51 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »



Kl Studio Classics

1974 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Elliott Gould, Joseph Bova, Trevor Howard, Edward Grover, John Lehne, James Noble, Lyndon Brook, Michael Lombard, Kay(m) Tornborg, Joy Garrett, John Stewart.

Cinematography: Petrus R. Schoömp

Film Editor: Norman Wanstall

Original Music: John Cameron

Written by John Gould from the novel by Algis Budrys

Produced by Barry Levinson

Directed by Jack Gold

Today’s filmgoers say they want more cerebral science fiction films, and some moviemakers make an effort to comply. This year’s Arrival is quite ambitious, and last year’s Ex Machina is as good as any sci-fi movie since 2001.

But back in the 1950s producers quickly discovered that the audience wanted little more than monsters and mounting disaster in their sci-fi. Although some wonderful work snuck through, killer robots and alien invaders became the norm. From the 1970s forward, even with Stanley Kubrick aboard, »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Arrival,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Earn USC Scripter Award Nominations

11 January 2017 9:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Lion,” and “Moonlight” have been selected as the feature film finalists for the USC Libraries Scripter Award.

The organization also named “Games of Thrones,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “The Night Manager,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” as nominees for its television award.

The winners will be announced on Feb. 11 during a ceremony at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC. The selection committee, chaired by Writers Guild of America West President Howard A. Rodman, selected the finalists from a field of 80 film and 45 television adaptations.

The Scripter was launched in 1988. Last year’s Scripter feature film award went to “The Big Short,” which also won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. “Show Me a Hero” won the first-ever TV award.


‘Deadpool,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ Nab Writers Guild Nominations

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- Dave McNary

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Scott’s Favorites of 2016

4 January 2017 3:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hey there, everyone! I sincerely hope this finds you all well (or at least coping) and eager (or at least willing) to take on a new year. I love doing year-end lists. For me, it’s a time of reflection, as well as expansion. Since I started with Daily Dead in April of 2015, my horror-view continues to grow; I’ve been so fortunate to meet and speak with some enduring legends of the genre, not to mention strike many new friendships through social media. But what my continuing immersion in this greatest of cultures has provided above all else is an appreciation for the variety and depth horror has to offer. It really has been a great year; unfortunately, I’ve missed some goodies, but dammit, I tried. So, without anymore ado whatsoever, here are a few (okay, a lot) of my favorite things from 2016.


Favorite Books

As a ravenous horror enthusiast, »

- Scott Drebit

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The Man In The High Castle: Amazon renews for season 3

3 January 2017 11:46 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jan 4, 2017

It's confirmed - The Man In The High Castle will return to Amazon for its third season.

There's no huge surprise here, as The Man In The High Castle is one of the most talked-about shows on Amazon Prime, but yes, it's been confirmed that a third season of the alt-history Nazi-stuffed drama is on the way.

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Amazon broke the news with a YouTube video, which oddly hasn't been made available in the UK. At the time of writing, all we have to go on is Collider's description of the clip.

Apparently, it shows Rufus Sewell's John Smith and Chelah Horsdal's Helen (who's pregnant in the scene) watching the Nazi atomic bomb land in Washington. »

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The Man in the High Castle: Season Three Renewal & New Showrunner for Amazon Series

3 January 2017 1:47 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Good news. Amazon has renewed The Man in the High Castle TV show for season three and tapped Eric Overmyer as the third season showrunner. Back in May, creator Frank Spotnitz exited the role, while the second season of the dystopian drama was still in production.A TV series adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rufus Sewell. Season two premiered on December 16th. Learn more from Amazon, after the jump.Read More… »


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Cool Videos: Blade Runner Fan Re-Creates Deckard's Apartment in Vr

3 January 2017 1:25 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Ridley Scott’s 1984 science fiction action noir, Blade Runner, is without a doubt one of the most influential films of the genre. For years, fans have cosplayed Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard, built the 2019 Los Angeles cityscape out of legos, and written countless fan-fictions about the gritty underbelly of Philip K. Dick’s strange, neo-techo world. All that being said,... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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The Man In The High Castle renewed for third season

3 January 2017 10:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Man In The High Castle season 3 happening. After last month’s impressive season 2 debut, Amazon have ordered a new series for 2017.

More on The Man In The High Castle season 3 below.

Amazon Video‘s The Man In The High Castle has been renewed for a third season. The show had its second season debut during December and has apparently already proved to be popular with fans across the streaming network.

This series, loosely based Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, takes a look at what the world might look like had the outcome of World War II turned out differently. In this dystopian scenario, the Axis powers won the war, leading to the United States being divided into three parts, an area controlled by the Japanese, a Nazi-controlled section, and a buffer zone between the two. Despite the oppression, a new hope emerges when films turn »

- Paul Heath

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