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Today in Soap Opera History (February 20)

1970: Dark Shadows' Quentin and Maggie had matching pitchforks

on their hands. 1980: Edge of Night's Mrs. Henson testified at

Draper's trial. 1995: Atwt's Eduardo died. 2006: Gh's Courtney

found out Nikolas was the father of her baby (Spencer Cassadine)."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1967: CBS began broadcasting As the World Turns in color,
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Blu-ray Review – Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, 2018.

Directed by Sam Liu.

Featuring the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter, Anthony Head, Scott Peterson, John Dimaggio, Grey DeLisle, and Yuri Lowenthal.

Synopsis:

Based on the graphic novel by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight envisions Batman in the Victorian Age as he chases down famed serial killer Jack the Ripper in Gotham City.

Over the last few year’s many of DC’s Original Animated Movies have been set within a continuity, each film building off the last, but every now and then DC does a one-off that is either based on an original idea or a graphic novel. For their latest film, they adapt the classic Brain Augustyn and Mike Mignola graphic novel Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, the first Elseworlds story, in what is the first truly enjoyable and great DC animated film in a long while.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight a great adaptation.
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Review: Gotham by Gaslight

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The notion of placing Batman in other times and places seems so obvious now, but when Brian Augustyn first hatched the notion with Mark Waid, it was radical. As Augustyn recounts on the 21 minute Caped Fear: The First Elseworld featurette, it was immediately embraced. So enticing was the concept that when artist Mike Mignola first heard about it, he kept saying he had no time but then kept contributing ideas that it was clear he’d make the time.

Gotham by Gaslight pitted an 1889 Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper, come to Gotham City. It was moody, atmospheric, and somber, a perfect Victorian take on the crimefighter. As a result, it ignited imitators, prompting DC Comics to finally invent the Elseworlds imprint and inspired Augustyn to write a sequel, Master of the Future, set three years later as Gotham hosted the American Discovery Exposition.

It was only a matter of
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Watch: Batman Versus Jack the Ripper in ‘Batman: Gotham By Gaslight’

Warner Bros. Animation’s newest film, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is out now today on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. In honor of its release Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have released a new clip from the animated film. In this all-new clip, Batman takes on the iconic serial killer, Jack the Ripper atop of a dirigible (a fancy word for a zeppelin). You can check out the talked about clip below.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police
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Watch Selina Kyle Face off with Jack the Ripper in ‘Batman: Gotham By Gaslight’

Continuing our coverage on the upcoming DC Animation Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, we have a new clip! In this clip Selina Kyle gets stalked by the infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Is Selina Kyle prey or predator? You be the judge.

By the cover photo (provided by Warner Bros.) it looks like Selina Kyle is either luring Jack the Ripper into a trap or that she just got to a point to where she knew she would have to fight back. It’s obviously from the same scene because the pig carcasses hanging from the ceiling match up with ones in the clip. We all know Selina wouldn’t go out with out a fight.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the
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Three Robins Appear in New ‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ Clip

DC animated’s upcoming film, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment January 23, 2018, on Digital and February 6, 2018, on Blu-ray and DVD. In the animated feature which is based on Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, we see Batman in the turn of the century as he attempts to protect Gotham City from Jack the Ripper. In the all-new clip (posted below) we get a glimpse of children with some very familiar names.

Did you happen to catch those names? Batman fans will recognize Dickie as in Dick Grayson, Jason as in Jason Todd and “Little Tim” as in Timothy Drake, all who have taken the code name of Robin in the Batman lore.

The film stars Bruce Greenwood as Batman, Jennifer Carpenter as Selina Kyle, Scott Patterson as Jim Gordon, Anthony Head as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal as Harvey Dent, John Dimaggio as Chief Bullock,
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The Dark Knight vs. Big Bill in new clip from Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

Ahead of its digital release later this month, IGN has revealed a new clip from the upcoming animated adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 graphic novel Batman: Gotham by Gaslight which sees the Dark Knight taking on Big Bill; check it out here…

Support Flickering Myth: Order Batman: Gotham by Gaslight via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper,
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Ivy meets Jack the Ripper in first clip from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

The first clip has been released from the upcoming animated adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 graphic novel Batman: Gotham by Gaslight which sees Ivy meet Jack the Ripper; watch it here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Batman: Gotham by Gaslight here

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident,
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TVLine Items: Bell to Host SAG Awards, HBO's Alan Ball Drama Trailer and More

TVLine Items: Bell to Host SAG Awards, HBO's Alan Ball Drama Trailer and More
Next month’s SAG Awards will be a good place, when The Good Place star Kristen Bell takes the reins as the telecast’s first-ever host.

RelatedThe Good Place Renewed for Season 3

“This has been a year in which assumptions have been challenged, stereotypes have been shattered and precedents have been broken,” executive producer Kathy Connell said in a statement. “We decided to capture the cultural mood by casting aside one of our own traditions, and we’re thrilled to have such a talented performer like [Kristen] Bell help us do so.”

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will
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The Split: SundanceTV Unveils First Look at Divorce Drama Series

It seems like divorce talks are heating up. SundanceTV has released two first look photos from season one of The Split TV show. Check them out, above and below. Creator Abi Morgan is writing the six-episode modern relationship saga and is executive producing with Director Jessica Hobbs. The Split premieres on SundanceTV in the Us and BBC One in UK, in 2018. A divorce law drama, The Split stars Nicola Walker, Annabel Scholey, Deborah Findlay, Anthony Head, Rudi Dharmalingam, Stephen Mangan, Meera Syal, Fiona Button, Barry Atsma, and Stephen Tompkinson. Guest stars in the first season of The Split include Mathew Baynton, Tanya Franks, Chanel Cresswell, Tamara Lawrance. and Claire Rushbrook. Read More…
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‘The Split’: First Look At SundanceTV & BBC One Divorce Drama

SundanceTV and BBC One have released first-look images of Abi Morgan's divorce drama The Split, produced by Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures. The six-part drama stars Stephen Mangan (Episodes) and Nicola Walker (River, Last Tango in Halifax) alongside Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Deborah Findlay (Leaving), Annabel Scholey (Being Human) and Barry Atsma (Hector and the Search for Happiness). It…
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

And now we finally get to the best one of all. The true peak of Buffy. The Season where it truly was at its finest hour.

After a shaky Season Four, Buffy returned in style for its fifth season, constructing 22 episodes full of strong characters, a brilliant arc, heartbreaking moments and some of the best hours that the show ever produced. Whilst all the previous Seasons of Buffy had numerous good qualities, it’s fifth just seemed to have everything. From the intense, gripping story-arc of Season Two, to the consistently brilliant episodes of Season Three, to the superb stand-alone hours of Season Four, Season Five is an example of a show at full throttle. It’s brimming with confidence, it knows exactly where it’s taking the story – and explores new routes for our characters that we didn’t even think we’d see.

So, what makes Season Five so great?
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‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ Looks Bloody Interesting

Inspired by the the one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight puts Batman against the real world serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Take a look at the trailer below as well as additional information about the upcoming DC and Warner Bros. Animation film.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Animated Feature Set For February Release

We finally have a release date for Batman: Gotham By Gaslight and those waiting for a physical copy will be able to snag the film beginning February 6th. It is possible to get the film sooner, but that's only for the crowd who wants to own it digitally. Those who don't have a problem with that can pick it up January 23rd.

For those who clicked having no clue what this is, think Batman in the time of Jack The Ripper with a bit of a steampunk vibe. You can see the trailer for the feature below, or find the original comics by doing a quick web search! Here's some additional information on the film from the press release:

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City.
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight release date, synopsis and special features revealed

A few days ago we got a look at the first trailer for Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, the upcoming animated adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 Elseworlds tale, and now Warner Bros. has unveiled the official synopsis and details of the bonus features for the next entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper,
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"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Angel"

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Sneak Peek footage from the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Season 1 episode "Angel", written by David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil, that aired April 14, 1997 on The WB:

"...'Buffy Summers'(Sarah Michelle Gellar) has just moved to 'Sunnydale' after burning down her old school's gym to escape her 'vampire slayer' duties. Her plans are complicated by 'Rupert Giles' (Anthony Head), her new 'Watcher', who reminds her of the presence of evil.

"'Sunnydale High' is built atop a 'Hellmouth', a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area.

"Buffy meets two schoolmates, 'Xander Harris' (Nicholas Brendon) and 'Willow Rosenberg' (Alyson Hannigan) who help her fight evil through the series.

"She also gets a love interest in the form of 'Angel' (David Boreanz) a vampire with a soul.

"Together they are the 'Scoobies', and must prevent 'The Master' (Mark Metcalf), an ancient vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight animated movie gets a trailer, cover art and cast

IGN has revealed a trailer for the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, the upcoming adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 one-shot of the same name; check it out below…

“An adaptation of the popular 1989 tale that introduced us to a Victorian Era Dark Knight who was in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is largely considered to be the very first “Elseworlds” tale. At 48 pages, the original comic is relatively slim, meaning the movie version will offer an expanded version of the story, something that’s sure to delight fans of its cobblestone-paved world.”

Update: Here a look at the cover artwork…

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is set for a home entertainment release in 2018 and features a voice cast that includes Bruce greenwood as Batman, Jennifer Carpenter as Selina
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight - UK release date, new clip

Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Jan 12, 2018

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight sees Batman do battle with Jack The Ripper. Here are all the release details, and a brand new clip...

The growing collection of animated adaptations of Batman stories continues, with the screen take on the 1989 story, Gotham By Gaslight. Originally penned by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, this is the Batman story that’s set in Victorian times, and sees Batman up against Jack The Ripper.

Here in the UK, you'll be able to take a look at Gotham By Gaslight via digital on January 23rd, with the DVD and Blu-ray available from February 5th. There'll also be a Limited Edition Steelbook, if you're into that.

Here are the details of the bonus content set to be available with the release...

Blu–ray, Blu–ray Steelbook and Digital

Caped Fear : The First Elseworld (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham,
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Gotham by Gaslight Trailer Has Batman Fighting Jack the Ripper

Gotham by Gaslight Trailer Has Batman Fighting Jack the Ripper
The first trailer for the animated adaptation of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight has arrived. It's taken the live-action DC universe a little while to truly find its footing, but, a few missteps aside, the animated DC movies have been truly terrific for a very long time. The next animated DC adventure has Batman facing off against Jack the Ripper at the turn of the century and it's going to be a bloody, action-packed, R-rated adventure.

Warner Bros. confirmed during San Diego Comic-Con that Gotham by Gaslight was going to be the next classic DC story to get the animated movie treatment. While this is just a teaser trailer, it looks like director Sam Liu has done something that looks to be pretty faithful to the source material. It certainly gives us a version of Batman we haven't seen on screen before, animated or otherwise. It looks like this could be
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4

And thus, a new era began.

Buffy Season Four is a controversial Season amongst fans. To put it simply – it’s not the favourite for many. This was a bit of an interesting year for the show – for one thing, it lost two of its principle cast members to a newly launched spin-off, the familiar high school location was no more and the characters were officially adults. Times were moving on for Buffy, and the things that we had gotten used to were going to have to change.

Thus, the show moved onto the life of a Slayer at College, and the adventures that ensued. Adventures that are a little, well, daft at times. Don’t get me wrong – Season Four is by no means a failure, and does hit some serious heights on occasion. If anything, it lacks the consistency of Season Three and the brilliance of Season Two.
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