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There are shows that have been justly lauded as the best the medium has to offer. And then there are those series that have been unjustly obscured by history ... for the moment. Some are cult faves that never crossed over; others were short-lived hits that didn’t get kissed by the rerun gods. And some were just plain trash. But as Oscar the Grouch used to sing, we love trash — anything dirty or dingy or dusty. Here are a dozen shows that didn't make our "100 Greatest TV Shows" list but damn, »
Bif Bang Pow!’s Sdcc 2016 exclusive The Twilight Zone 3.75-inch Series 4 color action figures are sold out, but there’s still hope, Twilight Zone fans! Unique, black-and-white versions of Don Carter, Hansen, Jerry and Willie, Alicia, and Marsha White are available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth!
Press Release: A fan-favorite at San Diego Comic-Con, The Twilight Zone 3 ¾-inch Action Figures Series 4 in Color captured the attention of collectors new and old at the show this year. And although we’ve sold out of the colored convention exclusives, you can still complement your collection with Don Carter, Hansen, Jerry and Willie, Alicia, and Marsha White “as seen on TV” in black and white – now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth.
Designed similar to the action figures released in the ’70s, each retro-styled figure features 5 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, and hips) and showcases a classic character with episode-specific accessories.
- Tamika Jones
As the hoary old cliché goes, sometimes it’s about the journey, not the destination. This usually doesn’t apply to TV horror, which lives for the payoff; but Haunts of the Very Rich (1972) is not the usual. With this one, the payoff is all in the setup – and it’s delicious.
First airing on Wednesday, September 20th, 1972 as an ABC Movie of the Week (I know, they’re almost all ABC – what can I say? They ruled the horror roost), Haunts was up against The Carol Burnett Show/Medical Center on CBS and the NBC Mystery Movie. I’m sure a lot of folks were watching Carol, but if they scooched over to ABC they could watch Lloyd and Ed bicker in the underworld. Bridges and Asner that is – and yes, I said underworld.
Is that a spoiler? Only if you don’t watch past the first fifteen minutes. »
- Scott Drebit
While there’s been a lot of attention paid to the fact that this year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, not a lot is being been said about a movie that came out 10 years before which inspired the series. In honor of its 60thanniversary, Cinelinx looks at the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.
Star Trek is one of the most popular and enduring sci-fi franchises ever made. If it wasn’t for the influential 1956 film Forbidden Planet, we might never have had Star Trek. If you examine Forbidden Planet closely, you’ll see the creative aspects that inspired Gene Roddenberry while he was creating his TV masterpiece, which debuted in 1966. According to ‘Star Trek Fact Check’, Gene Roddenberry once wrote a letter asking “Would it be ethical to get a print of the film and have our people make stills from some of the appropriate frames?”
Forbidden Planet—which »
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Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth have revealed their San Diego Comic Con exclusive action figures for The Twilight Zone , featuring characters from ‘Nick of Time’, ‘The Dummy’, ‘A Quality of Mercy’, ‘The Lonely’ and ‘The After Hours’. Check them out here…
The Twilight Zone Don Carter 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure In Color – Convention Exclusive celebrates The Twilight Zone episode “Nick of Time” – featuring William Shatner as Don Carter. This unique figure comes complete with a miniature Mystic Seer inspired by the same fortune-telling machine shown inside the famous Busy Bee Cafe.
The Twilight Zone Jerry and Willie 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure In Color – Convention Exclusive pays homage to The Twilight Zone episode “The Dummy”. This rare figure of the persecuted ventriloquist appropriately comes with his deranged dummy – which also includes 5 points of articulation. But that’s not all… Willie also features a hand slot in the back, so you can pose Jerry and Willie together! »
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Kick evil’s butt with this Idle Hands shirt and sticker from Cavity Colors. You know the drill, these items are limited and are available for only 72 hours. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: even more Sdcc 2016 The Twilight Zone figures from Bif Bang Pow! and Entertainment Earth, and a new poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.
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By Todd Garbarini
The Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a fun-filled weekend of six science fiction classics from Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 17th. Several cast members from the films are scheduled to appear in person at respective screenings, so read on for more information:
From the press release:
Anniversary Classics Sci-Fi Weekend
Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: www.laemmle.com/ac.
Re-visit the Golden Age of the Science Fiction Film as Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series presents Sci-fi Weekend, a festival of six classic films April 15-17 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.
It was dawn of the Atomic Age and the Cold War, as Communist and nuclear war paranoia swept onto the nation’s movie screens to both terrify and entertain the American public. All the favorite icons are here: Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet, »
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All hail Frank Tashlin! America's subversive secret weapon of the 1950s made incredible adult live-action cartoon movies that satirized all the sex and vulgarity denied by the mainstream. In Technicolor! Political incorrectness meets lollypop-sweet sentimentality in a farce that transcends good taste. Susan Slept Here Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1954 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 98 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Alvy Moore, Glenda Farrell, Horace McMahon, Herb Vigran, Les Tremayne, Mara Lane, Maidie Norman, Rita Johnson, Ellen Corby, Red Skelton. Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca Film Editor Harry Marker Original Music Leigh Harline Choreographer Robert Sidney Written by Alex Gottlieb from a play by Gottlieb and Steve Fisher Produced by Harriet Parsons Directed by Frank Tashlin
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Director Frank Tashlin has finally found an appreciative audience with adventurous film fans, but the charms of his glorious style of filmmaking are unknown to »
- Glenn Erickson
In my career as a television interviewer, Nielsen was up there with William Shatner as the funniest man I ever met
I’ve been reading The Tempest again. I suppose that if Shakespeare were writing it now, he would have to call it The Extreme Weather Event, but in those days the language was in better shape. No poetry has ever been more beautiful than Prospero’s “Our revels now are ended” speech, which is likely to ring bells for any old man getting set to quit the world. Caliban, however, sounds so like an internet troll that he could easily be updated into a modern version.
It’s not necessarily a doomed task. Back in 1956, Forbidden Planet, one of the first big-budget sci-fi movies, drew on the characters of The Tempest to thicken the plot. I saw it several times in a row, and not just because Anne Francis »
- Clive James
9 items from 2016
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