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The CW has long been one of the best supporters of Our Kind of Shows, and at this year’s Upfronts they put even more money where our hearts are. Of the six new shows announced for the fall and winter schedule, four are for us: The Originals, The Tomorrow People, The 100, and Star-Crossed. Now of course more than one has that trademark The CW soap opera-ish spin on it, but hey, not Every show is for every one of us.
Here to assist in our prejudging are synopses for all, via Deadline, and maybe even better, clips and/or TV spots. There’s not really anything new for The Originals, but fans will want to see it all again anyway. The Tomorrow People features the wonderful Mark Pellegrino so it’s my favorite of the four.
The 100 (pronounced “the hundred”, not “the one hundred”) has an encouraging clip, »
- Erin Willard
This is a creepy, suspenseful novel of the supernatural, where a man in a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith kidnaps kids and takes them to a place he calls Christmasland.
Of all the holidays, Christmas remains my favorite, even if it’s lost all meaning. I love the decorations, I love the music (which is odd, because it’s so religious and I’m not very religious), I love the sweets and all the other food that goes with those 6 weeks that starts at Thanksgiving. Yeah, presents are great, but for me they pale next to the colorful lights, the sparkling tinsel, and the smell of pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies (love the odor, but not a huge fan of »
The CW announced its fall 2013-14 slate earlier today, adding five new dramas including a drama about Mary, Queen of Scots called Reign, as well as the highly anticipated Vampire Diaries spinoff titled The Originals, and The Tomorrow People, starring Robbie Amell, brother of Arrow’s Stephen Amell. The network has also released trailers which you can watch below. Let us know which shows you are interested in watching.
The Originals – Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he »
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fifth and final one announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW.
After targeting teen girls for so long, The CW has widened their demographic focus and in the process have improved their fortunes with three of their five new shows from last year returning. One in particular, "Arrow," has been a big hit for them. As a result this year's line-up sticks heavily with genre fare - sci-fi, supernatural, and even a period piece.
The network's troubled "Nikita" has scored a six episode third season order to wrap up its story lines, no word on when those episodes will air just yet. In fact, specific premiere dates for all their shows have yet to be set.
Several other pilots didn't make the »
- Garth Franklin
The CW presented its 2013-14 broadcast schedule today, and we have all the details of who's paired with whom and on which nights we'll be able to see our favorites as well as some clips and previews.
Excerpts from the Press Release:
“We had a terrific season last year, growing our audience on-air, digitally, and socially. Now we are building on that success by continuing to add more original programming all year long and by adding high-concept, exciting shows to our schedule that will help us continue our mission of broadening out our 18-to-34-year old audience,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “‘Arrow’ was one of the breakout hits of this season, and we’re using that show and ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ our two highest-rated series, to launch our new dramas ‘The Tomorrow People’ and ‘Reign,’ on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah, the original family of vampires, »
- The Woman In Black
Their creations are towering achievements in genre entertainment, and on June 26 the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films will recognize the continually influential work of Richard Matheson, William Friedkin, and Vince Gilligan at the Saturn Awards.
From the Press Release
This year’s Saturn Awards ceremony will be hosted by actress Virginia Madsen, who won a Saturn Award as Best Actress for her performance in 1992’s Candyman and received an Oscar® nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role for 2004’s Sideways. Matheson, Friedkin, and Gilligan are all expected to attend the Saturn Awards ceremony at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, California.
“The recipients of this year’s special Saturn Awards have influenced generations of fans – not to mention other creative minds – and their accomplishments truly rank among the great contributions to science fiction, fantasy, and horror,” said Academy President Robert Holguin. “They have provoked our thoughts, invaded our dreams, »
- Uncle Creepy
Luke Owen looks at Doomsday #1...
The Earth may have dodged a bullet on 12/21/2012, but there are worse things in store for our little blue planet. Seven adventurers aboard the International Space Station watch in horror as most of the world is decimated by a monster solar flare. And their only choice is to return to the surface, and face whatever awaits them there!
Coming off from The High Ways, John Byrne returns us to space (kind of) with his new series Doomsday which documents the end of the world as its destroyed by a solar flare. It’s a good opening issue for an interesting story, but there something isn’t quite right.
When writing The High Ways, Bryne said that he was inspired by the likes of Dan Dare and other 50s sci-fi serials and the artwork he used reflected this style, which complimented the story well. In Doomsday #1 however, »
A woman awakens one day to discover her mountain cabin has been separated from the rest of the world by an invisible wall. She can see through it, but she’s unable to pass. As the days turn to weeks and the seasons begin to change her solitude becomes more and more of a threat to her survival. What caused it? Why is it happening? When will it end? Damned if I know, but my ignorance doesn’t stop me from loving the first trailer for Julian Pölsler‘s new film, The Wall. It’s wonderfully atmospheric and creates a real sense of isolation, and if nothing else it makes for an interesting companion piece to the upcoming limited TV series of Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Check out the trailer for The Wall below. There’s no doubt the film is a visual stunner, but the trailer doesn’t reveal what it’s ultimately about »
- Rob Hunter
Roy Z is a badass musician and producer who is known for his killer work with Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Judas Priest. We recently chatted with Roy about his work on the Zombie Squash game starring George A. Romero, his current music projects and much more.
Amanda Dyar: Tell us, what have you been up to nowadays?
Roy Z: I've been mixing, writing, recording and developing artist, working with new young artists, teaching, you name it. I'm currently mixing, what I would call an international group, because they're all from different countries, called One Machine. I'm mixing their debut now. My good buddy, Steve Smythe is in the band, who, when I first met him, was in Testament in 2003 when we toured together with Halford. I've also been working and developing a group called Art of Shock. I'm doing their Ep now and they're going »
- Amanda Dyar
Cooper, who has starred in the daytime series since its first year in 1973, had been in and out of a Los Angeles hospital recently due to an undisclosed illness. Her actor/son Corbin Bernsen had been informing fans of her condition via Facebook, where he confirmed her death today. “My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep. I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time. »
- Lynette Rice
The brains behind boutique studio Creations Unearthed may keep their online identity low-key, but their amazing custom hand-crafted pieces, consisting mainly of super-detailed 1:6 scale figures of horror movie icons, deserves much attention from serious collectors, and we've rounded up some groovy examples of the meticulous detail that goes into the work. Above we have this 12” tall, fully articulated figure of Michael Myers, in fully tailored fabric coveralls and removable Shatner mask (two different hair colors to choose from) and wielding a metal butcher knife. Several Halloween sequel versions of Michael are also available. Another slasher icon, Jason Voorhees, gets the treatment in two different 12” figures – one from Friday the 13th Part V (spoiler: the face of Jason impostor “Roy” from that sequel is revealed behind the hockey mask), and the other from Jason Takes Manhattan. The coolest touch on the latter is the pink guitar Jason used to dispatch a victim in that film. »
- Gregory Burkart
One of television's all-time greatest sci-fi series has finally arrived on 13-disc DVD boxset - the truly breathtaking The New Twilight Zone: The Complete Collection - and to celebrate the release we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition:
Featuring an unbelievably stellar line-up of creative talent right across the board – from the stars to the writers and directors involved – the highly-acclaimed 1980s incarnation of “The Twilight Zone” comes to DVD as a digitally remastered 13-disc collection featuring all three seasons of the series that redefined the fantasy/anthology genre and raised the bar for quality television in general.
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the »
- Flickering Myth
One of television’s all-time greatest sci-fi series has finally arrived on 13-disc DVD boxset – the truly breathtaking ‘The New Twilight Zone: The Complete Collection’. To celebrate the release we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner!
Featuring a spectacular hoard of talent previously unheard of in a single television series, including the likes of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Joe Dante, Wes Craven and William Friedkin to name a few, ‘The New Twilight Zone’ wowed audiences at a time when television was an arid wasteland of cheesy, identikit soap operas and repetitious, uninspired action series, quickly establishing itself as an unmissable series! Even by today’s standards, the list of creative talent involved is simply astonishing and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it.
This great box-set series can also be picked up on Amazon via this link here. »
- Dan Bullock
It's official -- MTV has ordered a pilot based on the "Scream" film series made famous by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. From MTV and Dimension Films, the pilot is set to be a one-hour drama that revives and reinvents the story of horror movie-obsessed teens who find themselves targeted by a ruthless serial killer in an iconic mask.
"Scream" would serve as a potential companion to the network's successful "Teen Wolf" series, also based on a film series. According to reports, Craven is in talks to potentially direct the pilot. Craven hasn't directed a television episode since 1992, and he garnered acclaim as the director of several "Twilight Zone" episodes in the mid-1980s.
Williamson, on the other hand, is not involved with the TV show -- he's a little busy with his new serial killers over on Fox's "The Following," which ends with a finale this Monday night. »
The Bourne Legacy may not quite have kicked the franchise in the robust new direction hoped for, but it certainly gave a boost to the professional clout of writer Tony Gilroy. He's now producing the indie thriller Nightcrawler, the directorial debut of his brother Dan Gilroy. Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo will be heading his cast.Dan also wrote the film, which involves "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in La". So nothing to do with blue mutants that go Bamf! then. Nor the Scottish techno band; telekinetic Twilight Zone military units; or that Brian Thompson guy in Cobra. Oh wait, he was the Night Slasher. Makes all the difference.Gilroy (Dan) was the co-writer on Legacy and has the "story" credit on Shawn Levy's Real Steel. He also wrote The Fall (directed by Tarsem, who appears elsewhere in news this morning), and, »
Summer used to be the time that we’d see Warehouse 13, Haven, and – sigh – Eureka return with new seasons, but that’s all changed. Warehouse 13 returns for the second half of its giant 20-episode season on Monday, Haven is now a fall series, and Eureka… well, you know.
But chin up! We have Season 2 of Continuum and standalone seasons of Sinbad and Primeval: New World coming our way, along with the return of Face Off, Ghost Hunters, and many other competition and nonscripted series, not to mention a Twilight Zone marathon, a Roger Corman marathon, and more Original Movies with excellent titles. Check em all out below; series broadcast info will be updated on the SciFiMafia.com Spring and Summer Primetime TV Schedule.
- Erin Willard
Back in season 5, Psych tackled the It’s A Wonderful Life motif with “The Polarizing Express”, in which Shawn (James Roday) gets a glimpse of what life for his friends and colleagues would have been like had he chosen not to return to Santa Barbara. “Right Turn or Left for Dead” is similar in that it explores what might have happened had Shawn not offered his coat to Juliet (Maggie Lawson) at Lassiter’s (Tim Omundson) wedding.
Like “Polarizing”, this episodes takes place mostly inside of Shawn’s head, but fortunately, “Right Turn” is more Twilight Zone than It’s A Wonderful Life, so the characters are shown in parallel universes anchored by the photograph ...
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- Heather Donmoyer
Netflix has released a fantastic new red-band trailer for Eli Roth's crazy looking series Hemlock Grove! The trailer is Nsfw as it includes "mild fornication, fellatio, heavy cocaine use, lesbian necrophilia, violent hemorrhaging." All the things a person wants in their red-band trailers... right? The series looks insanely jacked up, and I can't wait to watch it!
Roth directed the first episode of the horror series which is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel. The story centers on "the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing that nothing is what it seems." It seems to have a mix of Twin Peaks and Twilight Zone and some fantasy horror elements.
- Joey Paur
The horror anthology V/H/S deserves credit for figuring out a good way to present mediocre found-footage ideas. When watching a bad found-footage horror film the main problem is that it goes on too long and can’t keep its gimmick fresh, but if many of those films were cut to short-film length, their shortcomings would be well camouflaged. So it goes with the sequel V/H/S 2: there are some good ideas, and some awful ones, and the best thing that can be said about the bad ideas is that they don’t hang around.
Like its predecessor, V/H/S 2 is shaped around a framing story. This time, the framing story involves two private investigators searching for a missing person. Turns out this particular »
- Mark Young
Scream Factory recently announced a June 18th release date for their Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition of The Howling and we now have the official list of bonus features that will be included:
“It’s time to unleash the beast within and join the pack as Scream Factory™ is proud to present the ferocious 1981 classic The Howling Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 18, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins) and written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless, this massive cult hit is based on the popular novel by Gary Brandner. The all-star cast includes Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo), Patrick MacNee (The Avengers, A View to a Kill), Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore), Christopher Stone (Cujo), Belinda Balaski (Piranha), Kevin McCarthy (Innerspace), John Carradine (The Twilight Zone), Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove), Elisabeth Brooks (Deep Space) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager). Brimming with edge-of-your-seat suspense and »
- Jonathan James
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