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Although the major studios and networks have taken over the cavernous assembly halls at Comic-Con, the autograph pavilion remains one of those last vestiges where the fans hold sway. So it’s always interesting to patrol that part of the annual convention — which kicks off in earnest Thursday — to see the famous, near-famous and fleetingly famous on hand peddling their signatures and memorabilia.
Among this year’s newcomers: Jason Williams, who will be making his first Comic-Con-related pilgrimage to San Diego, he says, tied to the 40th anniversary of a movie that was once a staple of the confab’s smoke-filled latenight screenings: “Flesh Gordon,” a softcore-porn knockoff of the Flash Gordon serials that featured a who’s-who of future big-name special effects talent — including Rick Baker and Jim Danforth — providing its much-better-than-expected visuals. (The poster carried a disclaimer that read, “Not to be confused with the original ‘Flash Gordon. »
- Brian Lowry
The Screen Junkies YouTube channel has lampooned the Shailene Woodley young adult film.
The voiceover actor interrupts the trailer to say: "Wait, guys, we did this one already. It's The Hunger Games."
He continues: "So it's the same movie but without the actual games? That sounds horrible."
The film is set in a world in which people are forced to choose between one of five factions when they turn 16.
Harlan Ellison’s WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Yeoman Rand return to the Enterprise following their first encounter with the Guardians of Forever, only to find a darker, more vicious crew of renegades awaiting them! Can they return the timestream to its proper state? And will they even survive long enough to try?
I can’t recall a recent comic book that I have such pleasure in taking my time in reading and absorbing so much as I have with the two issues of City on the Edge of Forever so far (issue One review is here). My stall is obviously set out in front of you here and you can see that this review for issue #2 is going to be a positive one, but there is no »
A two-hour crossover episode will unite the worlds of The Flash's first and Arrow's third season...
Soon to join that list is Arrow and The Flash, two common-universe shows that will share a whopping two-hour crossover episode later this year. Executive Producer Andrew Kriesberg confirmed at this year's TCA tour that "Episodes 8 of both shows, Arrow and Flash, are going to be a two-hour crossover event."
That's not all, as Kriesberg also confirmed that Arrow's Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will also be turning up in The Flash in episode four of the new series. If you were planning on tuning in to The Flash but up until now have given Arrow a miss, now might be the time to »
Rockford Files star had 'Charm, humour, but most of all class'
War record and support for civil rights recalled
Obituary: James Garner
The American film and television world reacted with sadness on Sunday to news of the death of the Emmy winning actor James Garner, who died in Los Angeles at the age of 86.
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- Martin Pengelly in New York
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
While “Star Trek” fans like to imagine the crews of their favorite starships getting along as famously off-screen as they appear to when the cameras are rolling, it just isn't always true. In particular, George Takei and William Shatner have famously not gotten along for years. See video: Bill Maher's Advice to Hillary Clinton: ‘Go Away’ On Friday's “Real Time,” Takei spoke with Bill Maher about it, and he didn't shy away from saying what he thought about the original Captain Kirk. “He is Canadian. And Canadians have a certain image of being even-tempered and friendly and all that, »
- Jason Hughes
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.
Friday, July 25
Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »
The Planet of The Apes movies occupy a curious netherworld of critical opinion. With each film, the budget was sawn in half, leading to a successive pattern of diminishing returns that led to a cheapening of its esteem. The spin-off TV show was quickly cancelled, further dulling the lustre and few people even remember the animated series that finally put the Apes to bed until a rude awakening in 2001.
However, for all their child-pleasing capers (the family-friendly G rating was a mandatory stipulation from the studios), the Apes movies deftly juggled important themes and arguments about slavery, free-will, nuclear war, vivisection, racism and oppression, and man’s innate capacity for cruelty. In pure storytelling terms, the circuitous plot links the first five movies (and the prequel Rise of The Planet of The Apes) into a pleasing, if relentlessly pessimistic, self-perpetuating full-circle.
Enormous box office successes in their early stages, they »
- Cai Ross
It is entirely possible that Planet of the Apes has the best batting average of any long-running movie franchise. In 46 years, there have been good Apes movies, and fascinatingly bad Apes movies, and at least one legitimate Hall of Fame masterwork (the original film, one of the most brutally cynical adventures in Hollywood history). The first film was based on a novel by French author Pierre Boule about a monkey planet—but the sequels set off in fascinating, frequently goofy, always energetic new directions.
The central running motif of Humans Wearing Ape Makeup (analog or digital) turned into a freefloating »
- Darren Franich
Earth Alliance Issue #1 General Information Released by: Future Earth Entertainment @scifiwriter’s Twitter Account Written & Created by: Raymond C. Fields Art & Lettering Marc Olivent Color Rachel N. Ward Available On Amazon & iTunes Trailer Editorial Biases I'm a huge sci-fi fan and I love picking something fresh and different from what I'm used to reading. While I love everything Star Trek, Stargate, Star Wars and the like; it's nice to find something that isn't one of these three and has an identity all its own without having to be mashed in with any other sci-fi clichés. So whenever I see a new piece of sci-fi I pick it up and consume, consume, consume. Even if it's quote-unquote bad. I'll still give it a look to determine for myself if it is good for what I like to read. Right away when I received the request to review this piece I was »
Burger King upsets the haters, the rise of the intergenerational gay couple, why George Takei loves America even when it betrayed him
Fresh off calling Michele Obama a “tranny,” Joan Rivers sat down with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield to talk about her new book. After some joking around, Whitfield asked legitimate questions, like if Rivers felt she was mean to celebrities, or how she could call herself an animal rights activist and wear fur on the cover of her book. It was at that point that Rivers told her she was the wrong person to interview someone who does humor, and left the set of the live interview. I get that Joan thinks being a comedienne gives her a blank check to say whatever she wants, but it doesn’t excuse her from answering to it, and reporters aren’t just there to be a part of your PR machine. »
- Ed Kennedy
Last weekend, members of the Lgbt community - lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people - and their supporters celebrated Pride Month with parades, parties, marches and festivals. The celebrations occur every June in commemoration of New York City's Stonewall riots which occurred on June 28, 1969, and are regarded as a pivotal moment in the Lgbt social rights movements. From San Francisco to London spirited revelers took to the streets to celebrate, including several famous allies. Partying on not one, but two coasts was the cast of Orange Is the New Black, who are being called the unofficial winners of Pride. Trans »
- Kelli Bender
George Takei has already taken over your Facebook feed. Now, it's time for him to take over your TV screens and movie theaters … again. See video: Sundance: George Takei Compares Anti-Gay Marriage Utah Governor To Segregationist George Wallace The longtime “Star Trek” veteran is the subject of the bio-doc “To Be Takei,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and hits theaters and VOD in August. The well-reviewed film starts with Takei's early days in internment camps for Japanese-Americans, and then follows his rise to sci-fi hero and 1970s sex symbol. Also read: George Takei Uses Facebook to Publicize Anti-Gay Attack The story, »
- Jordan Zakarin
Earlier this month, Idw – using the writing talents of Scott and David Tipton and also the artistic talents of J.K. Woodward – released Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay of Star Trek: The City On The Edge of Forever in a comic book format you can read our review here). We managed to catch up with both J.K. Woodward and Scott Tipton and asked them a handful of questions about this comic book adaption, and now being involved in such a memorable piece of Star Trek history.
Villordsutch: With Harlan Ellison’s story being such a classic amongst fans was there are trepidation in accepting this torch and bringing it to comic format? I for one was excited in wanting to see it arrive »
For many actors, playing even just a small role in an illustrious franchise such as Star Trek is a highlight of their career. Idolised celebrities including Tom Morello and Seth MacFarlane, and even King Abdullah bin al-Hussein of Jordan consider their briefest of appearances to be among their happiest of moments.
Whilst it is fair to say that anyone who has graced Star Trek with their presence would describe it as a proud achievement, there are also those from whom it was just one part in a distinguished career. Whether they had yet to make it when they made their appearance, or were chosen because of their renowned career, there are those with resumes so impressive that even Star Trek can be overshadowed.
- Ian Coomber
Starz Digital Media announced Thursday the George Takei documentary To Be Takei will debut July 3 on DirecTV and will run exclusively on the platform until Aug. 5. On Aug. 22, To Be Takei will be released theatrically in the United States and Canada and will also be available on all major video on demand outlets on that date.
To Be Takei, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, offers “an entertaining and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year old actor/activist George Takei,” states a press release. Written and directed by Jennifer M. Kroot (It Came From Kuchar »
- Chancellor Agard
“For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” This Hugo- and Writer’s Guild of America Award-winning teleplay has been much discussed for decades but only here can you see the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!”
I’ve been rather excited about seeing this series of Star Trek comics since it was mentioned back in March and just and yesterday we were teased with a few pages of the comic too. Well I say excited – I’ve been watching the dispatch list like a hawk waiting for my prey to raise its head slightly above the grass so I can pounce and grab it in my talons. I want this comic so badly »
For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s Hugo-and Writer’s Guild of America Award-winning Star Trek teleplay ‘The City on the Edge of Forever’ arrives this week as Idw Publishing tells the classic tale as originally intended by the legendary sci-fi writer. Check out a preview of Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever #1 right here….
- Gary Collinson
The San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching and numerous companies will be offering items you can only buy at the show. This year, Diamond Select Toys has announced that you’ll be able to pick up eight exclusive collectibles from them at Booth 2607, including a Godzilla bust and The Walking Dead minimates:
Godzilla Burning Godzilla Sdcc Exclusive Vinyl Bust Bank
“A Diamond Select Toys Release! Godzilla is more than just a giant lizard . he’s also a walking nuclear reactor! This new, limited-edition vinyl bank of the King of All Monsters depicts him as he appeared in 1995′s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, when his atomic heart began to overheat. With an all-new black-and-orange color scheme, this 8-inch bust bank features collectible-quailty paint applications, as well as a coin slot on his back and an access door in the base. Limited to 1000 pieces. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! »
- Jonathan James
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