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Highlander: The Series and why you should watch it

Scott Varnham Aug 15, 2016

It may be so 90s it hurts, but the Highlander TV series spin-off is still very much worth a watch...

You may have seen a few articles about the original Highlander movie recently, as it’s just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Lots of things have turned 30 this year. Just a few examples: The Legend Of Zelda, Pixar, the M25. Fine institutions, but did any of them spawn a mostly superior TV series in 1992? I think not. Don’t let the fact that it was made in the 90s put you off. People still watch Buffy.

The series follows the adventures of Duncan MacLeod (cousin of the movie’s Connor). Explaining the premise of Highlander in complex detail would make me go far over my word count, so I’ll be brief. Basically, immortal sword fighters fight to decapitate each other in order to be the last one
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Contest: Win War Of The Worlds: Goliath on Blu-ray + Signed Artbook!

While our review of War of the Worlds: Goliath will be posted later this week, we have a very, and I mean very, special giveaway to one special reader.

For those that may not remember, War of the Worlds: Gliath was written by David Abramowitz of Highlander fame, features the voice talents of Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Gracen and Jim Byrnes among others and takes place in an alternate reality Manhattan where Martian invaders use 80 feet tall steampunk-like war machines to lay waste to the planet.

One of our readers is soon going to be the proud owner of a 3D Blu-ray copy of the movie along with an artbook signed b [Continued ...]
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War of the Worlds: Goliath Is Headed Your Way!

The highly anticipated animated film War of the Worlds: Goliath is now available for your viewing pleasure via theatrical release, iTunes and cable VOD. Additionally the DVD/3D Blu-ray are coming soon!

Written by David Abramowitz, directed by Joe Pearson and starring Peter Wingfield, Adrian Paul, Tony Eusoff, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes, Rob Middleton, Mark Sheppard, Matt Letscher and Adam Baldwin, War of the Worlds: Goliath received theatrical distribution and release on iTunes and VOD on March 7.

On April 1, the DVD/3D Blu-ray will be available at major retailers (including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Sam's Club, etc.) and digital VOD (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc.).

For more visit the official War of the Worlds: Goliath website, "like" War of the Worlds: Goliath on Facebook and follow War of the Worlds: Goliath on Twitter (@WotWGoliath).

Synopsis

In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martians' 80-foot tall,
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Literary Agent Lew Weitzman Dies at 76

Literary agent Lew Weitzman, who founded Preferred Artists Agency and worked with numerous Hollywood clients, died June 30. He was 76.

Among his clients were Leonard Katzman, producer of “Dallas,” James Lee Barrett, writer of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Green Berets,” western writer Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin and Roger Shullman, Jay Moriarity and Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, Paul Cooper, and Dick Christie.

Raised in Los Angeles, Weitzman graduated UCLA and joined McA after serving in the military. In 1966, he began a seven-year agency relationship with the William Morris Agency, specializing in writers and producers.

In 1973, Weitzman formed his own agency, Lew Weitzman and Associates, which he supervised for the next ten years.

In 1983, Weitzman sold the agency to the Sy Fisher Company, a division of Taft Entertainment. He became head of the agency unit, and remained there until the 1988 Writers Guild strike.

He then founded Preferred Artists Agency,
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Literary Agent Lew Weitzman Dies at 76

Literary agent Lew Weitzman, who founded Preferred Artists Agency and worked with numerous Hollywood clients, died June 30. He was 76.

Among his clients were Leonard Katzman, producer of “Dallas,” James Lee Barrett, writer of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Green Berets,” western writer Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin and Roger Shullman, Jay Moriarity and Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, Paul Cooper, and Dick Christie.

Raised in Los Angeles, Weitzman graduated UCLA and joined McA after serving in the military. In 1966, he began a seven-year agency relationship with the William Morris Agency, specializing in writers and producers.

In 1973, Weitzman formed his own agency, Lew Weitzman and Associates, which he supervised for the next ten years.

In 1983, Weitzman sold the agency to the Sy Fisher Company, a division of Taft Entertainment. He became head of the agency unit, and remained there until the 1988 Writers Guild strike.

He then founded Preferred Artists Agency,
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Lew Weitzman, 1937-2013

  • ScreenDaily
A memorial service in honour of literary agent Lew Weitzman, who died on Jun 30 aged 76, has been set for Jul 24 in Los Angeles.

Weitzman specialised in International Relations at UCLA and following military service joined McA, then the world’s largest talent agency.

In 1966 he moved to William Morris Agency for seven years, specialising in writers and producers, before going on to found Lew Weitzman and Associates, which he supervised for the next ten years.

In 1983 Weitzman sold the agency to the Sy Fisher Company and became head of the agency unit. He remained there until 1988, when the Writers Guild strike forced him to establish Preferred Artists Agency, which endures to this day.

His career clients included Dallas producer Leonard Katzman, Smokey And The Bandit and The Green Berets writer James Lee Barrett, as well as Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin and Roger Shullman, Jay Moriarity and Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, [link
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R.I.P. Lew Weitzman

  • Deadline TV
Longtime literary agent Lew Weitzman died June 30 at the age of 75. During his 40-plus year career Weitzman represented dozens of TV and film writers including Dallas producer/writer Leonard Katzman, Smokey And The Bandit and The Green Berets scribe James Lee Barrett, Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin, Roger Shulman, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, Paul Cooper, and Dick Christie. Weitzman started out at McA then in 1966 moved on to the William Morris Agency where he spent the next seven years specializing in writers and producers. Weitzman formed his own agency, Lew Weitzman and Associates which he sold in 1983 to the Sy Fisher Company, a division of Taft Entertainment. He became head of the agency unit, and remained there until the Writers Guild strike in 1988. He later formed Preferred Artists Agency, where his son Paul Weitzman currently is a literary agent. His other son, TV writer Matt Weitzman is a co-creator of American Dad!
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What to see at Comic Con 2012

  • CapricaTV
Some panels to check out:

Wednesday, July 11

6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012-13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult.

Arrow - From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe), and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action series Arrow reinvents the DC hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), and Willa Holland (The O.C.), with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne
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War Of The Worlds: Goliath (2012) Movie Trailer, Clip, Poster

  • Film-Book
War of the World Goliath Trailer Clip Poster. Joe Pearson‘s War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) movie trailer, movie clip, and movie poster stars Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Gracen, and Jim Byrnes. War of the Worlds: Goliath‘s plot synopsis: “In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian’s 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria.

Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.
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Trailer and poster for ‘War of the Worlds: Goliath’

Produced by Tripod Entertainment, War of the Worlds: Goliath comes from executive producer Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and is directed by animation veteran Joe Pearson, and written by David Abramowitz (Highlander). Featuring the voice talents of Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Gracen and Jim Byrnes, the movie is animated with combination of CG and traditional cel animation in what looks to be a steampunk epic!

Currently in production, War of the Worlds: Goliath is scheduled for worldwide release in 2012.

In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian’s 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force,
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Alessandra Torresani and Sasha Roiz in Warehouse 13, Husbands premiere, Sanctuary trailer, and a new project for Genevieve Buechner

  • CapricaTV
Just a heads-up before I start: now you can get updates from Caprica TV on Facebook, too, at Facebook.com/CapricaTV.

First off, big congrats to at Esai Morales on winning an award for Best Actor in a Feature Film at FilmOut San Diego's Lgbt Film Festival, where Gun Hill Road also picked up the award for Best First Narrative Feature, and Judas Kiss won for Best Screenwriting.

Also congrats to Callum Keith Rennie on nabbing a Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Shattered, and to the Blackstone team on winning two awards this year. Carmen Moore posted a few photos from the event on Facebook.

And congratulations to David Weddle, Bradley Thompson and everyone else working on Alphas on getting picked up for a second season! No word yet if John Pyper-Ferguson will be recurring in season two, but he will
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Sanctuary Interview With Amanda Tapping And Robin Dunne

Sanctuary, Syfy's surprise (to me) hit returns with new episodes April 15th, and the show has recently been picked up for a fourth season. I say surprise, by the way, only because the show plays fast and loose with just how wild it is going to be, and how strange the events that unfold will become, and that doesn't often sell well, even for sci-fi. When last we saw our crew, they were in a city at the center of the Earth, and who knows what might be in store for us with another season.

To help kick off the second half of the season, stars Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne were available for a Q & A call recently, and the result was really quite a cool interview.

Check it out below, along with a sneak of the next episode, and a few teaser images.

So of the episodes that
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Comic-Con 2010 Saturday line-up

The Saturday schedule for the 2010 Comic-Con at San Diego is now released. As was the case with the Thursday and Friday breakdown reports, I'm focusing on film/TV/DVD related events, screenings and panels.

Read the Thursday, July 22, 2010 schedule.

Read the Friday, July 23, 2010 schedule.

10:00-11:00 Nickelodeon Presents: The SpongeBob SquarePants Secret Formula Revealed!— Ever wonder what delicious ingredients go into making an episode of SpongeBob? The masterminds behind the show -- executive producer Paul Tibbitt (Nightmare Ned), head writer Steven Banks (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), creative director Vincent Waller (Ren & Stimpy), supervising storyboard director Tuck Tucker (Hey Arnold!), layout supervisor Kenny Pittenger (CatDog), storyboard director Luke Brookshier (Kim Possible), background painter Andy Clark (Dexter's Laboratory), animation director Andrew Overtoom (Family Guy), and the voice of SpongeBob himself, Tom Kenny -- show you how the kernel of an idea turns into a fully animated episode. Followed
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Sdcc 2010: Saturday Schedule for Comic-Con 2010 Released!

Comic-Con has just released its full Saturday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed Friday's schedule, or if you missed Wednesday's Preview Night and the Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Saturday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films

The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios,
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The Comic-Con Saturday, July 24 Schedule!

  • Superherohype
Here are the movie and TV highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Saturday, July 24. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.

Saturday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films— The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, and how they came to be involved with their project. Panelists tentatively scheduled include Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After
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Whistler Film Festival’s Soirée raises $35,000 for Future in Focus campaign

  • The Cultural Post
From a press release

Vancouver, B.C. – The Whistler Film Festival Society’s third annual Soirée Gala & Auction was held on June 24th at Nu Restaurant + Lounge in Vancouver. Playing host to 250 of BC's movers and shakers, the third annual event raised over $35,000 in net proceeds to directly support the Wffs’ Future in Focus Campaign.

Soirée was truly a feast for the senses. Festivities started with a decadent cocktail reception, followed by a fine wine and food experience of hand passed hors d'oeuvres and Pacific Northwest cuisine. Amidst a spectacular sunset backdrop, the evening evolved with live entertainment by legendary bluesman and accomplished actor Jim Byrnes as well as live art by Chilli Thom. TV Personality Erin Cebula hosted the festivities and set the stage for an unforgettable silent and live auction that featured priceless items and experiences, including an exclusive package for 10 days of Whistler, a private 3-course dinner
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New on DVD This Week

Here’s a list of some of the new movie and TV shows coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week that we’re looking forward to seeing. Also, there’s some classic and not-so-classic movies hitting Blu-ray for the first time this week as well.

Of all the new releases, we’re particularly interested in the Criterion version of The Last Days of Disco, Batman: Brave and the Bold and the debut of thirtysomething, Booker and Wiseguy on DVD for the first time.

Check them out.

Movies

Adventureland ~ Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds,(DVD and Blu-ray)

Children of the Corn ~ Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong (Blu-ray)

Duplicity ~ Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Julia Roberts (DVD and Blu-ray)

Fighting ~ Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard (DVD and Blu-ray)

How Bruce Lee Changed the World ~ Bruce Lee (DVD)

The Informers ~ Kim Basinger, Billy Bob Thorton (DVD and Blu-ray)

The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Collection) ~ Chloë Sevigny,
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Spunky SteamPunk Humans Battle Martians Yet Again In War Of the Worlds: Goliath

In the H.G. Wells original story, Martians spy on the Earth and find it ripe for the picking. They strike at the Earth, finding us humans to be weak and easy prey. They forget just one thing. It’s flu season. And so they plot their return, this time with all their shots. We humans know the Martians will return and so we prepare for the dusty red devils in their poorly balanced machinations. This time we bring the hardware and the fight is on. Below is the trailer for this excellent looking and very adult animated return to the H.G. Wells story. Within are featured giant mech on Tri-Pod action, along with misty eyed children with really tight closeups. Goliath is written by David Abramowitz of Highlander fame and features the voice talents of Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes and many others. The official
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Trailer for animated steampunk epic War Of The Worlds: Goliath

Looking.. mighty.. fine! We first reported on this project back in June, but now that the first mech-tastic trailer just dropped today we're even more excited to check out Joe Pearson's War of the Worlds: Goliath. I mean, it's steampunk, it's got an interesting throwback animation style and more massive rampaging robot war machines then you can possibly imagine.

Synopsis:

In 1900, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria.

Fourteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive
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Production Art for Steampunk Animated film War Of The Worlds: Goliath

A sequel to H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic War of the Worlds with a steampunk edge? Yes please! I’ll let the production site do all the talking for this animated film:

In 1900, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian’s 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria.

Fourteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.
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