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Billed as the UK's biggest collectors' show, the convention takes place at the NEC on Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25.
Other guests include:
• Britt Ekland - Best known for »
- David Bentley
If you only see one photograph today, make sure it's this one of David Hasselhoff dressed as a pirate posing on the hood of a car. Not just any pirate, he's actually Captain Hook and not just any car, but Kitt. Oh yes, the Hoff is reuniting with his Knight Rider costar while across the pond dabbling in local theater, taking on the nefarious pirate part in Peter Pan at the Opera House in Manchester, England. If you just closed this tab to book a seat on an international red eye and matinee ticket, well, you wouldn't still be reading this and we wouldn't blame you. And because the more Hoff really does make for merrier everything, he's photobombing himself, sorta. Peep over his right shoulder and, »
Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix and Optibotimus, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast for your audio/visual pleasure! But first a word from Gcrn founder TFG1Mike:
So at the end of October beginning of November we held Tmnt Week! Previously in September we had Batman Week! Now from November 10th to December 22nd will be Bond Month! With blogs from MovieRevolt Dan, and the Shaken Not Stirred Series on Movie Week In Review. Where TFG1Mike and MovieRevolt Dan will review 18 of the 23 Bond Films! Before we get to that though, here’s last weeks regular content:
Interviews – Space Guys In Space
In this GeekCast Radio Interview, »
Get out your jingle bells. David Hasselhoff is coming toward us tonight, Saturday, Nov. 10, as a very merry guy who helps clients get through the holidays in style in "The Christmas Consultant," a Lifetime movie he says he glommed onto because it's family-oriented and so is he. Hasselhoff also tells us he is in negotiations for a show that would bring him back into the reality TV realm, this time on the Travel Channel and that he plans to tour the U.S. with his one-man "An Evening With David Hasselhoff" stage show next year. The show has already been a success in Europe and the U.K, where the former "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star continues to have an avid following. Will his "Evening With" show fare as well back home? Followers of the Hasselhoff saga are well aware his life has been fraught with trauma, from past battles with booze to public derision. »
This story isn’t as random as it may appear. David Hasselhoff does actually have something to promote — a Lifetime Christmas movie opposite Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda!) that airs this Saturday — which is why the Associated Press recently interviewed him. But peg or no peg, I welcome any time The Hoff gets a chance to talk about The Hoff, because it leads to gems like these — which I’ve ranked in order of ridiculosity.
4. On his dream TV project: “I’d love to bring back, more than anything, kind of like Murder, She Wrote.”
3. On the characters that appeal to »
- Hillary Busis
“My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it’s showing outside,” David tells The Huffington Post. “I grew up in Chicago, and there was always snow. In Los Angeles there never was, so we would always import snow! I think it's a great time for me with my family. We always watch 'It’s A Wonderful Life’ and ‘White Christmas,’ spending it together.”
Importing snow isn’t cheap, but it’s not Christmas without it, David says.
“There is a snow-making machine that you can rent. Every Christmas, the kids would look forward to it, so I would cover the entire front yard with snow. »
- Naughty But Nice Rob
"When Justin Bieber comes up and goes, `Hoff!' and then Selena Gomez says, `It's so weird he loves you,' it's great. It just means that you're hip and it's cool," the 60-year-old actor said in a recent interview.
To stay part of the conversation, Hasselhoff keeps busy and is always working. He stars in a Lifetime movie "The Christmas Consultant," opposite Caroline Rhea, that airs Saturday (8 p.m. Est). He will tweet backstage for MTV at Sunday's European Music Awards and play Captain Hook in a Peter Pan pantomime in December in Manchester, England.
Hasselhoff talks about his various projects, his »
Are Michael Knight and his talking car Kitt headed to the big screen?
During a recent interview with Access Hollywood, David Hasselhoff talked about bringing "Knight Rider," where he played Michael Knight, a crusader for the innocent who had the artificial intelligence enhanced car Kitt by his side, to the big screen.
"Hopefully we'll bring it back. It's at the Weinstein Company in development as a movie," he said. ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Ever wonder where The Hoff hung his red swim trunks out to dry after a long day on Baywatch duty? Well, today is your lucky day! David Hasselhoff has just put his 8,947 square-foot Hasselhome on the market for $3.8 million and we've got the deets on the Knight Rider's digs. The sprawling Encino colonial-style estate, located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, is described as an "entertainer's paradise." It sits on a 1.5 acre lot, which boasts a tennis court, pool, waterfall and a grotto (wonder if the Hoff and Hef shared the same landscape designer?). The house itself doesn't disappoint, either. The foyer opens up to a gorgeous two-story living »
We don't always do posts on "the most interesting man in the world", but when we do it's when we find out Jerry Goldsmith has appeared on nearly every geeky show from the 80's! He was on the Star Trek crew during the infamous "Corbomite Maneuver", and also made appearances on Macgyver, Knight Rider, Dallas, The Fugitive, Charlie's Angels and yes, even this episode of The A-Team! Watch Uncle Buckle to see the man in action, and also check it out if you've never actually watched the show...ten times more awesome than I ever expected.
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- Mick Joest
Sony Pictures Animation has secured rights to the 1983, 8-episode NBC TV series "Manimal", created by Glen A. Larson ("Knight Rider") and Donald R. Boyle, to develop as a CG/live-action hybrid feature film.
"...'Dr Jonathan Chase'... wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts. From Africa's deepest recesses, to the rarefied peaks of Tibet, heir to his father's legacy and the world's darkest mysteries. Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man... 'Manimal'..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Manimal"...
- M. Stevens
The rights to the cult 80s TV show that lasted only 8 episodes has been picked up by Sony Pictures Animation in hopes of bringing Manimal to the big screen as a live action and CG hybrid film. In the show, Simon MacCorkindale (one of the most British names ever), played Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man with a mysterious past who could change into a black panther and other animals to fight crime. It sounds bloody brilliant. Here’s to hoping it’s on Netflix Instant (it’s not).
Glen A. Larson, the man who brought Magnum P.I., the original Battlestar Galactica, and Knight Rider to TV in the 80s, is attached to produce, so don’t worry about it being a drastic new take on the classic. »
- Andy Greene
Sony Pictures Animation has scored the movie rights to NBC's short-lived early 80's TV series "Manimal" with plans to turn it into a combination live-action/CG animated feature says Heat Vision.
Simon MacCorkindale ("Death on the Nile") starred in the campy original as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a wealthy doctor with a mysterious past, who can shape shift into any animal he chooses in order to help the police fight crime.
Melody Anderson ("Flash Gordon") and Michael D. Roberts ("Baretta") co-starred. Only eight episodes aired before the critically slammed show was cancelled, though it has since developed a cult following.
Glen A. Larson ("Magnum P.I.," "Knight Rider," "Battlestar Galactica") created the original show and will serve as producer on the film for which writers are currently being sought. The move follows Sony's announcement last month of a similar live-action/CG feature based on 80's sitcom "Alf". »
- Garth Franklin
This may be a sign that the apocalypse is upon us.
Sony Pictures Animation wants to mine the long-since forgotten vaults of NBC television for a possible new feature film based on the camp show Manimal.
If your memories of the show have been overwritten by better ones (or you weren't even alive at the time), Manimal was an hour-long series that debuted in the fall of 1983 on the peacock network. British thespian Simon MacCorkindale played a suave doctor named Jonathan Chase who had picked up the ability to shapechange into different animals. This was well before the days of morphing software technology, so Manimal relied on puppet animatronics and cutaways when Chase turned into the show's furry and feathered creatures (like a black panther.)
- Patrick Sauriol
Sony Pictures Animation is currently developing a big screen adaptation of the failed 1980's TV series Manimal. Not sure why they have decided to move forward with a silly project like this based on such a terrible series, but it will be a live-action CGI hybrid film. They might as well pump this money into a awesome original film idea, it's not like Manimal has a built in market.
The 1983 NBC series was created by Glen A. Larson (Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica) and Donald R. Boyle and the story followed Dr. Jonathan Chase (William Conrad), a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world, using his powers to fight for justice. He turned into a black panther in every episode. Larson will serve as an executive producer on the project.
For those of you not familiar with the series here's a couple of »
- Joey Paur
Remember the NBC early 80s show called "Manimal?" No? Well, don't worry, the premise is pretty simple. It's about Dr. Jonathan Chase, a rich doctor who morphs into animals in order to fight crime! Yup it was a campy show, and NBC cancelled it after just eight episodes. The series, starring Simon McCorkindale and Melody Anderson was created by Glen A. Larson, the TV producer who gave us "Magnum P.I., " "Knight Rider," and "Battlestar Galactica" among others.
Now, according to THR, Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the movie rights to "Manimal" and is developing a live action/CG Hybrid film. Sony is fast becoming the studio who gives you the live action/CG Hybrid films that you really don't care about but you'll watch anyway. Movies like "The Smurfs" last summer which grossed a head-scratching $500-million box-office take, the unavoidable sequel, and the upcoming "Alf."
Are you excited to see "Manimal? »
For decades, the legend of Manimal has been passed down from generation to generation. A man with the brightest of futures and the darkest of pasts, he is a crime-fighting shape shifter who is able to take on the form of any animal. Dr. Jonathan Chase's adventures ran for four short months on NBC back in 1983 before the show was cancelled (prematurely, of course), but Manimal lived on in the hearts and minds of fans. Now Sony Pictures Animation is ready to give him another shot at the spotlight as they have reportedly picked up the rights to Manimal on the big screen. It is as the prophecies have foretold... but is the world truly ready for more Manimal? According to THR, Sony Pictures Animation is developing Manimal as a live action/CG hybrid film. Series creator Glen A. Larson (Knight Rider) is on board as a producer and »
In news that's sure to make our own Foywonder dance a quick Electric Slide, it appears that the truly awful yet strangely beloved television series "Manimal" is next in line to get on the remake train. Yes, you read that right - "Manimal."
The puzzling news comes from THR, which reports whtat Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the movie rights to "Manimal," a short-lived television series that aired on NBC in the early 1980s, and is developing the project as a live action/CG hybrid film.
"Manimal" followed Dr. Jonathan Chase, a wealthy doctor with a mysterious past, who morphed into animals in order to help the police fight crime. The show, which starred Simon McCorkindale and Melody Anderson »
- Uncle Creepy
Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the movie rights to Manimal, a short-lived 1983 NBC series, and is developing the project as a live action/CG hybrid film. Glen A. Larson, one of the most prolific TV producers of the '80s (Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica), created the show and is attached as a producer on the feature. Photos: 10 Inappropriately Sexy Cartoon Characters Manimal followed Dr. Jonathan Chase, a wealthy doctor with a mysterious past, who morphed into animals in order to help the police fight crime. The show, which starred Brit Simon MacCorkindale and Melody Anderson
- Borys Kit
I've seldom seen a theatre audience leave with more bemused faces than after David Hasselhoff's opening performance at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Hoff is in town for one week only with his An Evening With ... show, in which he sings, screens his showreel, and orchestrates a chaotic onstage party for his fans – and for his ironic fans, too. It veers from bad to cheesy to generous spirited, and ends – not totally intentionally – in the most eye-popping spectacle I've seen all festival.
It doesn't start promisingly. We're treated to fully five minutes of clips, summarising Hasselhoff's life on stage, the small screen and as a globetrotting personality. Here is Simon Cowell saying what a swell guy he is – which doesn't bode well – and parroting the familiar claim that the Hoff can laugh at himself. This event's opening sequences imply that, even after years of kitsch stardom, the Baywatch »
- Brian Logan
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