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Chris Wiggins, Friday The 13th: The Series Actor, Has Passed Away

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For years, viewers invited Chris Wiggins into their living rooms to hear his vast knowledge of all things occult on Friday the 13th: The Series, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the actor has passed away in Ontario at the age of 87 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

According to THR, the news of Wiggins' passing was recently shared in an obituary published in the Toronto Star. His family has requested that loved ones and fans donate to the Alzheimer Society in place of purchasing flowers for his memorial service in mid-March.

Wiggins is perhaps best remembered for his aforementioned role as Jack Marshak in Friday the 13th: The Series. As fans know, instead of Jason Voorhees, the series focused on cursed antiques that had to be tracked down, and Wiggins' character was absolutely vital in helping Micki Foster and Ryan Dallion on their quests,
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Rest in Peace: Chris Wiggins of Friday the 13th: The Series

Sad news is coming out of the Great White North as The Toronto Star has announced that character actor Chris Wiggins, who played occult expert Jack Marshak in the “Friday the 13th” TV series, has passed on. Wiggins was born… Continue Reading →

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Chris Wiggins, Veteran Character Actor, Dies at 87

Chris Wiggins, a veteran Canadian character and voice actor who appeared in such TV shows as ReGenesis, Redwall and Wojeck and voiced the original Babar, Care Bears and Spiderman cartoons, has died. He was 87.

Wiggins died Feb. 19 in Elora, Ontario, his family announced in the Toronto Star, after a struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He is best known for playing Jack Marshak in the Friday the 13th TV series, Friday's Curse, which ran for three seasons until 1990.

Wiggins also performed the role of Johann Robinson, the father on the 1976 TV series Swiss Family Robinson, and voiced...
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Friday The 13th: The Series (1987–1990) Now Available to Stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video

With a TV series take on the Friday the 13th film series now in development at The CW, horror fans may be reminded of Friday the 13th: The Series, the late ’80s show that had nothing to do with Jason Voorhees or Camp Crystal Lake, but instead centered on antique store owners seeking to capture and lock away cursed items wreaking havoc outside their shop's doors.

If you're nostalgic for Friday the 13th: The Series, then you'll be pleased to know that all three seasons (72 episodes) of the beloved show were recently added to Amazon Prime Instant Video for fans and Prime members to enjoy.

To watch the three seasons of Friday the 13th: The Series, visit the links below:

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

Created by Larry B. Williams and Frank Mancuso Jr., Friday the 13th: The Series starred Louise Robey, John D. LeMay, Chris Wiggins, and Steve Monarque.
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Genre Television We Want to See Resurrected

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Genre Television We Want to See Resurrected
Genre television is becoming a major presence in primetime TV. Shows like American Horror Story, Hannibal, True Blood and Grimm are dominating the air and doing big numbers for cable and network stations alike. Subsequently, there is a new trend of reviving series once thought to be dead. Netflix is resurrecting Arrested Development, Fox is bringing back 24, TBS rebooted Cougartown. FEARnet is even getting in on the game, bringing back Reaper with an all-new reunion special airing May 28th.

We at FEARnet, being die-hard horror fans, have some ideas as to what we would like to see rebooted, revived, retooled, or resurrected for another turn in the spotlight. There are plenty of factors that play in to the viability of revamping or resurrecting a series. There are concerns of continuity, scheduling, the aging of the cast, and more. We are not proclaiming that a revival of each of these series is necessarily logical.
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Avengers Files: Everything you need to know about Thor

Avengers Files: Everything you need to know about Thor
Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Hawkeye and Katniss? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Thor, God of Thunder

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Thor – Then and Now on TV

In August 1962, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Larry Lieber created Thor, a new superhero based off of the Norse God, and from that issue of Journey into Mystery, the God of Thunder has gone onto become one of the iconic heroes associated with the Avengers. Even though his big screen debut was in this summer’s Thor (reviews here and here), and will be seen next year in Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor has had numerous incarnations on TV, both in live-action and in animation, so with Lionsgate’s release of Thor: Tales of Asgard May 17th on Blu-ray/DVD, Killer Film takes a look back at the other appearances of the God of Thunder.

God of Thunder and rock and roll. The spell you’re under, will slowly rob you of your virgin soul – Kiss

Four years after his first comic book appearance, Thor appeared on the animated show
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Canada's "Rocket Robin Hood" - May 18

Written by Ralph Bakshi ("Fritz The Cat") and produced by Krantz Films 1966-1969, for Toronto's Grantray-Lawrence Animation, "Rocket Robin Hood" features a gaggle of Canadian voice actors, including Chris Wiggins, Bernard "Bunny" Cowan, Len Birman, Paul Kligman and Gillie Fenwick.

"...'Rocket Robin Hood' leads his 'Merry Men', including 'Little John', 'Friar Tuck', 'Will Scarlet', 'Maid Marian' and other characters from the classic story of 'Robin Hood'. They live in the year 3000 on 'New Sherwood Forest Asteroid' and are determined to foil the despotic plans of 'Prince John', the 'Sheriff of N.O.T.T.' ('National Outer-space Terrestrial Territories') and other villains including 'Dr. Medulla', 'Manta', 'Nocturne' and the 'Warlord of Saturn'..."

"Rocket Robin Hood" will be release May 18.

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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 Blu-ray versions of movies and TV shows like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Shaun of the Dead, Observe and Report, Castle: The Complete First Season and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles — which we are reviewing for next Tuesday’s DVD Review.

Check them out.

Movies

Battle for Terra ~ David Cross, Danny Glover Mark Hamill (DVD)

Clive Barker’s Book of Blood ~ Sophie Ward, Jonas Armstrong (DVD)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ~ Matthew McConaughey (DVD)

Gojira ~ Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kochi (Blu-ray)

Observe and Report ~ Seth Rogen (DVD and Blu-ray)

Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins ~ Frank Welker,
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Friday The 13th The Series: The 2Nd Season Coming February 10th, 2009!

With the successful DVD release of the first season of Friday The 13th The Series, Paramount Home Entertainment has announced February 10th, 2009 as the release date for Friday The 13th The Series: The 2Nd Season. February is shaping up to be a killer month for Friday fans. The new Platinum Dunes remake hits theaters on Friday February 13th. And on February 3rd, you'll be able to find new "deluxe edition" DVD's of Friday The 13th's Part's 1 through 3, as well as the new franchise documentary His Name Was Jason. Below is a short press release and DVD cover art for the new 2nd season boxed set (courtesy of DVDActive.com)

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced the second season of Friday The 13th - The Series which stars John D. Lemay, Louise Robey, and Chris Wiggins. All 26 episodes will be included - presented in full screen along with English Stereo tracks.
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Update: Friday the 13th: The Second Season Comes to DVD

Update: We now have cover art below! February 2009 is going to be the month for all things Friday the 13th . Platinum Dunes' new movie strikes theaters on the 13th, re-releases of the first three films arrive in Deluxe Edition DVDs (news here and here ) on February 3rd as does the new documentary His Name Was Jason ( official announcement ). Paramount Home Entertainment is going to keep the love rolling with the DVD debut of Friday the 13th: The Second Season . The sophomore run of the television show starring John D. Lemay, Louise Robey and Chris Wiggins will street on February 10th.
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