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The Haunters Of The Future Rise At Wylie’s Haunted Armory

Emmanuel is focused. The senior at Wylie High School is sitting in the stands of the Choir Room during the final acting workshop for this year’s Haunted Armory. Two veteran haunt actors, Michael Edwards and Rob Cory from Dan’s Haunted House in Denton, TX, are leading the class, trying to give the incoming cast the […]

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Couple Allegedly Planned to Drug and Sexually Abuse 2 Kids Before Being Caught by Plane Passenger

Couple Allegedly Planned to Drug and Sexually Abuse 2 Kids Before Being Caught by Plane Passenger
Newly obtained court documents reveal the alleged text message conversation about child sex abuse between a Tacoma, Washington, man and his girlfriend while he was flying from Seattle to California on July 31.

Authorities said that same conversation was spotted by a fellow passenger on the man’s Southwest Airlines flight, leading to his arrest when he landed.

According to a federal criminal complaint obtained by People, the man, 56-year-old Michael Kellar, and his girlfriend, 50-year-old Gail Burnworth, discussed drugging the kids with Benadryl and molesting them while they slept.

Federal investigators claim the lurid texts were exchanged between Kellar, a divorced father of two,
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Donnie Darko

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

When high school kids get into creative writing
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Blu-ray Review – Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault

Villordsutch reviews Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault…

The difference between a visionary and a normal, everyday Joe is that a visionary will always see that an insignificant something as actually “Something!”. The visionary in the discussion here is Gene Roddenberry and it’s thanks to him seeing the insignificant as important that we have in our hands Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault .

It’s easy for those out there, the glib, the cynical, to push Star Trek: The Original Series – The Roddenberry Vault away as another way to snatch cash out of our hands. This isn’t that. This isn’t three discs with Gene’s “Best Episodes Ever!” slapped on them with a new sheen added to them. This is something rather splendid.

To realise how wonderful and how brilliant this is, all Trek fans have heard the whispers that Lt. Carolyn Palamas
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On this day in pop culture history: Trekkies gathered for the first ‘Star Trek’ convention

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On this day in pop culture history: Trekkies gathered for the first ‘Star Trek’ convention
Fan conventions are big business now, with attendees paying hundreds of dollars for front-row seats, autographs, and photo ops with their favorite TV stars. But in 1972, a convention that gathered fans and gave them the chance to meet their TV idols was a rather new concept. It was in that year, from January 21-23, that Trekkies got together for what’s often recognized as the first true “Star Trek” convention. A convention specifically for enthusiasts of the Gene Roddenberry show had been organized before — in March 1969, at the Newark Public Library — though that event did not have any celebrity guests. It did feature a slide show of “Star Trek” aliens, skits, and a fan panel discussion. The January 1972 con was held at the Statler Hilton Hotel (now Hotel Pennsylvania) in New York, and among the celebrity guests were Roddenberry, Majel Barrett, D.C. Fontana. The legend goes that 500 people were expected to attend,
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Star Trek: 10 Great Stories You Never Got To See

For nearly half a century, the Star Trek franchise has left an indelible mark on the popular culture and public consciousness of the western world. It has championed our noblest aspirations by its optimistic portrayal of a future in which the human race has largely overcome some of its more crippling character flaws. At other times, it has forced us to look at ourselves in the mirror by ruminating on how we might one day be viewed by more enlightened generations of our descendants.

Star Trek has also inspired a number of technological advances we now take for granted, most notably flip phones and tablet computing, and multiple generations of scientists, engineers, astronauts, and visionaries have identified Star Trek as the spark that motivated them to pursue those careers. It is no exaggeration to say that had Star Trek not existed in the second half of the 20th century, the
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AFI Awards List: An Upscale, Oscar-Friendly Version of the People's Choice Awards

American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’: AFI Awards 2013 – big-studio movies rule once again (photo: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in ‘American Hustle’) The American Film Institute has released AFI Awards list featuring the Top Ten Movies of 2013. As usual, the AFI Awards mostly focus on mainstream, popular fare from the big studios; in fact, they’re a sort of more upscale, Oscar-friendlier People’s Choice Awards, i.e., no Twilight, no The Fast and The Furious, no Adam Sandler, scattered super-hero movies, mostly bypassing Harry Potter. (You’ll see why they’re so big-studio-friendly once you scroll down a bit to check out the list of this year’s AFI Awards’ jury members.) Six of the AFI’s Top Ten 2013 movies come courtesy of the Hollywood majors: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Additionally, 12 Years a Slave was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures,
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AFI Awards 2013 Official Selections Announced

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI Awards 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.

An almanac documenting works of excellence that mark a moment in time, AFI Awards is also the only national honor for the community’s creative ensembles as a whole, acknowledging the collaborative nature of the art form. Honorees are selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike, and/or make a mark on American society.

AFI Movies Of The Year

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Fruitvale Station

Gravity

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Saving Mr. Banks

The Wolf Of Wall Street AFI TV Programs Of The Year

The Americans

Breaking Bad
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AFI Name Their Ten Best Films Of 2013

The continuing list of award bodies just keep on coming with many organisations and critics weighing in with their take of the best of 2013.

The American Film Institute is latest to offer their simple ten best films of the year. AFI are well known as educating future filmmakers and honouring the heritage of the moving picture arts. They have released the following press release giving their choices and those involved in the decision-making process. They also have a great record in having the Best Picture Oscar-winner on their list. Will one of these walk away with the top honour come February?

AFI Movies Of The Year

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Fruitvale Station

Gravity

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Saving Mr. Banks

The Wolf Of Wall Street

“AFI Awards is a moment for the most accomplished storytellers 0f 2013 to pause and be appreciated – not as competitors, but as a community,
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AFI Names Best Movies and TV Shows of 2013

AFI Names Best Movies and TV Shows of 2013
In its salute to the year’s films and TV shows, the American Film Institute has endorsed Oscar hopefuls “Captain Phillips” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”, while “Fruitvale Station” continues its impressive momentum, after winning multiple citations this past week.

American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Her” and “12 Years a Slave” were all mentioned by AFI, after winning the top prize in various group’s voting in the last eight days. Rounding out AFI’s top 10 were “Nebraska” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” which have been honored for their performances in other group’s voting.

On the TV side, AFI recognized “The Americans,” “Masters of Sex” and “Orange is the New Black,” boosting the awards profiles of those popular shows that are relative newbies to the kudos world.

Also in the TV top 10 are such kudos faves as “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,
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AFI Names Best Movies and TV Shows of 2013

AFI Names Best Movies and TV Shows of 2013
In its salute to the year’s films and TV shows, the American Film Institute has endorsed Oscar hopefuls “Captain Phillips” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”, while “Fruitvale Station” continues its impressive momentum, after winning multiple citations this past week.

American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Her” and “12 Years a Slave” were all mentioned by AFI, after winning the top prize in various group’s voting in the last eight days. Rounding out AFI’s top 10 were “Nebraska” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” which have been honored for their performances in other group’s voting.

On the TV side, AFI recognized “The Americans,” “Masters of Sex” and “Orange is the New Black,” boosting the awards profiles of those popular shows that are relative newbies to the kudos world.

Also in the TV top 10 are such kudos faves as “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,
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Trek Nation DVD Review

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Trek Nation DVD Review
Title: Trek Nation Directed by: Scott Coltorp Starring: Rod Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry (archive footage), Rob Zombie, Stan Lee, Majel Barrett (archive footage), George Lucas, Nichelle Nichols, J. J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane, Wil Wheaton, Patrick Stewart, D.C. Fontana, Jonathan Frakes Running Time: 82 minutes, Not Rated Special Features: Disc 1 – Comentary; Disc 2 – Trailer; Home Movies; Footage of Gene Roddenberry’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony- 09.04.86; Infinte Diversity: The Fans of Star Trek featurette; “A Star Trek Is Born” featurette; Extended interviews with George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth Mc Farlane, Stan Lee, Rick Berman, Wil Wheaton, Nick Sagan, Ernie Over Most would think that the child of the legendary [ Read More ]

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Star Trek Faq: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise Book Review

Star Trek Faq: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise is a new, non-fiction Star Trek book that is meant both for die-hard and casual fans of the original Star Trek series created in the 1960s. Despite the title, the book isn’t set up in a question and answer format, and the book has answers to some questions that have probably only occurred to a small number of people. This book is meant to be a distillation of information published elsewhere, but even at 413 pages, don’t expect technical details like an explanation of star dates or warp drive. There is an obligatory episode guide, but thankfully, the plot synopses are kept short. From my fan perspective, its pages do contain some interesting information that I wasn’t aware of. The author, Mark Clark, is a Star Trek fan, but he is also a film historian,
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'Forbidden Planet's' Warren Stevens Dies At 92

Warren Stevens, who has appeared in more than 160 television shows and movies over the years -- including "Star Trek" and a pair of stints on "The Twilight Zone" in different decades -- has died. He was 92. Stevens was already a veteran character actor when he played Rojan in the 1968 "Star Trek" episode "By Any Other Name." The episode, written by D.C. Fontana and the late Jerome Bixby, aired in the show's second season, and had Stevens' character along with Barbara Bouchet's Kelinda, commandeer the Enterprise, trying to take the Enterprise to another galaxy. However, Stevens is probably better known to genre fans for playing Lt. Doc Ostrow in 1956's "Forbidden Planet." Ostrow uses the "plastic educator" in the film to help the rest of his crew, but dies in the process. That film also ...
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CBS halts sales & Phase II’s version of long-lost ‘Star Trek’ episode

Now CBS, but once Paramount Pictures, have had little to say about the many internet fan series based on their property of Star Trek (Hidden Frontier, Intrepid, Farragut and New Voyages: Phase II to name just a few) over the years. They clearly saw a workable, symbiotic relationship with fan productions and the mainstream TV shows and movies. As long as the fans never changed the conical nature of the established main characters (be it Tos or its many spin-offs), they were given (a mostly) free rein to expand the Star Trek Universe. But recently, someone within CBS, or over at Paramount, have suddenly raised a red alert.

It all began back in October when a fan approached Norman Spinrad, who wrote the episode The Doomsday Machine, to autograph the script for another episode of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry commissioned him to write in 1967 called He Walked Among Us. The
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Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level

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Star Trek: The Next Generation had to do a lot to convince fans of Gene Roddenberry’s trendsetting original series that it was the same vision, merely updated. By then, there had been two decades of just Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The fans felt a certain ownership having saved it from cancellation during the original network run and then created an unprecedented following that led to an animated series and four feature films. The notion of continuing the series and setting it 78 years in the future left people wary.

The turmoil surrounding the birth of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the haphazard production of the first season had fans even more concerned before the new show debuted in late September 1987. In those early Internet days, word still spread at warp speed as familiar names David Gerrold and D.C. Fontana joined and
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Star Trek Writer D.C. Fontana To Judge Starfleet’s Creative Writing Contest; Star Trek Fan Club Sponsors Opportunity for Aspiring Authors

Hollywoodnews.com: Star Trek Writer D.C. Fontana To Judge Starfleet’s Creative Writing Contest; Star Trek Fan Club Sponsors Opportunity for Aspiring Authors

Starfleet, the world’s oldest and largest continuously-active Star Trek fan organization, is honored to announce that the guest judge for the second annual Starfleet Short Story Contest will be legendary writer Dorothy (“D.C.”) Fontana. To enter their work in the contest, authors must be members of Starfleet, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. and submit their stories before 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 2010. All stories must be 7,500 words or less and take place within the fictional science fiction universe of Star Trek. For complete contest guidelines, please visit http://fiction.sfi.org.

“Study humanity and dream…” is Fontana’s advice to aspiring writers.

Starfleet, the world’s oldest and largest continuously-active Star Trek fan organization, is honored to announce that the guest
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DVD & Games Forecast: 'Star Trek,' 'Fight Club,' and 'Bruno' lead this week's BluRay charge

Star TrekFight Club! Omfg! That's how I feel, anyway.  It's a great week overall, but the BluRay nerd in me wins for sheer unbridled enthusiasm.  And speaking of Omfg and enthusiasm, did you guys see "Curb" on Sunday night?  Between Bob Einstein's joke and the Michael Richards moment and the big finish with Larry, I sort of can't believe that even exists.  Hats.  Off. The Christmas season is well underway, and as is true of music, today is pretty much D-Day for a lot of the giant holiday titles hitting shelves.  It's one of those weeks where there is 100% no way...
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Bob Burns’ Screaming Video

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When was the last time Halloween came five times in one month? It’s been happening this October thanks to Bob Burns, monster kid fandom’s legendary “gift that keeps on giving”—and it has only taken him 42 years to get it all together! At the Bob Burns’ Hollywood Halloween website, a two-hour-plus documentary telling the story of Bob and Kathy Burns’ live Halloween shows has been serialized; the first of the five parts became available on October 5, and the rest are being spaced throughout the month.

For newbies, a bit of backstory: In 1967, Bob and wife Kathy, ensconced in their new Burbank home, decided to do a little more for trick-or-treaters than drop candy in their bags. When kids knocked on the door, it opened to reveal a “mad lab” complete with Frankenstein’s Monster (a dummy strapped to a diagonal operating table) and crackling lab equipment. For the next several years,
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Review: 'Star Trek: Tos' Season 2 on Blu-ray

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After a rocky first season that ended with the letter writing campaign to save Star Trek from cancellation, the second season opened in a horrible Friday night time slot but was a stronger series. Creator Gene Roddenberry continued to oversee everything as an Executive Producer but John Meredith Lucas took over as the line producer, aided by Roddenberry’s former secretary, D.C. Fontana becoming the script consultant. These changes made for a strong start as witnessed on Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2, now out on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Video.

Things had started to gel for the series as the characters became more sharply defined and the writers began to tailor the by-play accordingly. The backstory grew stronger so it was clear what the United Federation of Planets was all about and that the starship Enterprise was truly exploring space and fought only when necessary.

The season opened with
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