3 items from 2013
Alexander and Ilya Salkind had sold Superman to the Golan-Globus Group/Cannon but wisely retained the rest of the family including Superboy. Thanks to Star Trek: The Next Generation pioneering first run syndication in 1987, the Salkinds realized the Teen of Steel would be perfect. Looking to produce this on the cheap, they set up shop in Florida, hired science fiction hack Fred Freiberger to produce and hired a slate of newcomers to fill the iconic roles of Clark Kent, Ma and Pa Kent, Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, et. al. The series debuted in 1988 with 25 episodes and was pretty laughable stuff. Freiberger was past his sell-by date and the Salkinds didn’t know how to handle the half-hour drama format.
Still, the ratings from the 95% of the country the series reached were strong enough to keep them going. However, changes needed to be made. Freiberger was shoved out and Salkind favorite »
- Robert Greenberger
Chivalry And Betrayal: The Hundred Years War
Second instalment of Janina Ramirez's three-part survey of the interminable Anglo-French squabble that consumed the period between 1337 and 1453. Highlights of tonight's episode (1360-1415) include France's seaborne terrorising of England's south coast, England's recovery from the Black Death, the peasants' revolt, the accession to (and removal from) the English throne of child king Richard II, and Henry V's victory at Agincourt – the very definition of interesting times. Andrew Mueller
9pm, Sky Atlantic
Two more shorts for what is effectively a showcase for comic talent old and new, playing interconnected characters all living in Clapham. Johnny Vegas co-writes and stars in the first as Rupert, bereaved proprietor of the Kinky Ink tattoo parlour, whose »
- Andrew Mueller, David Stubbs, Martin Skegg, Ali Catterall, Mark Jones, Rebecca Nicholson, Julia Raeside
Here Michael Luisi comments on the tone of the film and explains where they want to go with the remake.
" The tone is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but at the same time this is really being played for scares."
Here is what he said when asked if any elements from the originals would be used in the new film.
"No, it is a true reboot of the franchise."
3 items from 2013
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