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‘Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #3.8′ Review (aka The Lost Dimension – Part 6)

Written by George Mann | Art by Rachael Stott, Marcelo Salaza | Published by Titan Comics

So, The Lost Dimension arc, this year’s flavour of the now yearly multiple Doctors event, comes once again to a monthly book. I have said elsewhere that this year’s event, pretty much giving most of The Doctor’s incarnations their own adventures, should have taken place in their own books anyway, with a couple of Alpha and Omega bookends to tie it all up. It has ended up being a bit of a sprawling mess to be fair, lacking cohesiveness and struggling to find any sense of tension or even fun, jumping all over the place with seemingly very little payback.

For readers of the Twelfth Doctor’s book who are not following The Lost Dimension, you’ve not actually missed a great deal. A powerful force has been unleashing white holes across the universe,
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‘Stranger Things’ is Best When Using its Movie Homages as Red Herrings

Paul Reiser isn’t the most identifiable ’80s figure in “Stranger Things.” The future “Mad About You” star saw solid hits during the decade in “Diner,” “My Two Dads,” and two “Beverly Hills Cop” movies, and he has been headlining another ’80s-set modern TV series for the past three years (the criminally under-appreciated “Red Oaks”). But he’s no Winona Ryder. He might even slip behind “Goonies” star Sean Astin in the Reagan-era power rankings. It’s doubtful fans were as excited about seeing Reiser as they were when his character, Dr. Sam Owens, offers Will Byers Reese’s Pieces.

Yet when it comes to homages within “Stranger Things,” few are as integral to the story as recognizing Paul Reiser as the bad guy from “Aliens.” Many have noted the superficial similarities between the characters, but it’s important to note why this casting works beyond a fun homage. It’s beneficial to the story,
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‘Stranger Things’ is Best When Using its Movie Homages as Red Herrings

Paul Reiser isn’t the most identifiable ’80s figure in “Stranger Things.” The future “Mad About You” star saw solid hits during the decade in “Diner,” “My Two Dads,” and two “Beverly Hills Cop” movies, and he has been headlining another ’80s-set modern TV series for the past three years (the criminally under-appreciated “Red Oaks”). But he’s no Winona Ryder. He might even slip behind “Goonies” star Sean Astin in the Reagan-era power rankings. It’s doubtful fans were as excited about seeing Reiser as they were when his character, Dr. Sam Owens, offers Will Byers Reese’s Pieces.

Yet when it comes to homages within “Stranger Things,” few are as integral to the story as recognizing Paul Reiser as the bad guy from “Aliens.” Many have noted the superficial similarities between the characters, but it’s important to note why this casting works beyond a fun homage. It’s beneficial to the story,
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Spotted: Your Favorite '90s Star in Stranger Things Season 2

Image Source: Netflix You may have noticed that a couple of stars from the '80s and '90s joined Stranger Things season two. First there's Sean Astin, of The Goonies and Rudy fame, as Bob the Brain. The second is Will's doctor at the Department of Energy. Dr. Owens is played by prolific comedian Paul Reiser. This 60-year-old New Yorker got his big break in entertainment in the 1982 Barry Levinson film Diner, which costars Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, and Daniel Stern. (It's worth a watch if you ever get a chance.) RelatedHas Stranger Things Already Started Planning Season 3? Here's What We Know After appearing in the first two Beverly Hills Cop films, Reiser landed one of the starring roles on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads opposite Greg Evigan and Staci Keanan. If you're the right age (like I am), you were a huge fan
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33 Things You Don't Know About Full House

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Plenty of people call themselves Full House fans, but how much trivia do you know about the people and the stories behind the hit '90s show? Well, now is the perfect time to test your knowledge, because the series turns 30 years old on Sept. 22, prompting all kinds of nostalgia. To celebrate the anniversary, take a look at 33 things you may not know about your favorite '90s series. The Show The show was originally going to be called House of Comics, and it was set to follow three comics who lived together. Family sitcoms were so popular at the time, though, that the show's creator, Jeff Franklin, decided to shift the theme. The theme song was cowritten and performed by Jesse Frederick, who was also behind the theme songs for Family Matters, Step by Step, and Perfect Strangers. The Full House family lived in one of the homes called
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Inside the Secrets, Scandals and Legacy of ‘Full House’ From Creator Jeff Franklin (Exclusive)

Inside the Secrets, Scandals and Legacy of ‘Full House’ From Creator Jeff Franklin (Exclusive)
September 22, 1987. Thirty years ago. Ronald Reagan was president, and “Full House” debuted on ABC’s worst night at 8 p.m. Friday, considered to be not a time slot, but rather a “death slot.” We barely made the Top 75. The reviews of the show were terrible — “cheesy, saccharine, mind-numbing” — and that was from the one positive review.

If you had told me I’d be running the same show with the same cast in 2017, I would’ve asked what drugs you were on, and could I please have some? And yet, today, “Full House” has become one of the most beloved, popular and iconic family sitcoms ever. How on earth or any planet is this possible? Here’s how…

My big break happened when Garry Marshall “hired” me for fifty bucks a week to be a “researcher” on “Laverne and Shirley.” He did this with a couple young writers each season — a cheap way to put them on
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Honest Trailer: An Episode of ‘My Two Dads’ in Spaaaace

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Honest Trailer: An Episode of ‘My Two Dads’ in Spaaaace
Next week brings Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, which means Marvel fans will be watching it over and over again until Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters. Or at least until the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer arrives. But since the movie has been available on Digital HD since […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Honest Trailer Doesn't Punch Hard Enough

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Honest Trailer Doesn't Punch Hard Enough
Marvel scored another massive hit at the box office this year with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The movie was also received very well by critics and fans, but most agree that it isn't quite as good as the original Guardians of the Galaxy, which came as a very pleasant surprise in 2014. As such, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Honest Trailer is here to explain why the sequel couldn't manage to be quite as good as the original. Though, it ultimately doesn't land hard enough punches, going a little soft with its tough love.

Even though Honest Trailers are known for ripping movies apart, the Screen Junkies gang seems to have a lot of love for this movie. They point out that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 did bring back a lot of the things we loved from the first one. James Gunn once again delivered crazy visuals,
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Whatever Happened to the Cast of My Two Dads?

My Two Dads was an American sitcom which aired on NBC for three seasons. The show was launched on September 20, 1987, and continued until April 30, 1990. The TV series was created by Michael Jacobs and Danielle Alexander. The story is about a teenage girl, Nicole Bradford, who is brought up by two men. Following her mother’s death, the two men who were fighting for her mother’s affections are awarded joint custody. The two men were once friends but had fallen out when they were in love with Nicole’s mother. Each series follows the story of how they struggle

Whatever Happened to the Cast of My Two Dads?
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Whatever Happened to Staci Keanan from My Two Dads?

The age of entertainers in Hollywood run the gamut, from eight to 80 and beyond. And while there is no shortage of child actors, making the transition into adulthood while being able to keep the flame of passion burning is no easy task. We all know stories of child stars who either crashed and burned badly or simply fizzled out never to be heard from again. While Staci Keanan didn’t crash and burn and she did have some success as an adult actress, she has been extremely inconspicuous in since 1998. So, what has this former child phenom been up

Whatever Happened to Staci Keanan from My Two Dads?
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5 Movies You Totally Forget Giovanni Ribisi Was In

Giovanni Ribisi’s real name is Antonino Giovanni Ribisi. He is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 17, 1974. He began his acting career in his childhood when he appeared on many television shows, including ‘The Wonder Years’, The New Leave It to Beaver’, ‘My Two Dads’, and ‘Married… with Children’. As his career continued into adulthood, he began to appear in movies. Some of the movies for which he is best-known include ‘Ted’, ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘Friends’, ‘Boiler Room’, and ‘Saving Private Ryan’. As he has appeared in so many movies covering a

5 Movies You Totally Forget Giovanni Ribisi Was In
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‘Terror Birds’ DVD Review

Stars: Jessica Lee Keller, Lindsey Sporrer, Greg Evigan, Leslie Easterbrook, Dillon Cavitt, Evan Miller, Sarah Joy Byington, Heath Allyn, Mark Hanson, Craig Nigh, Sam Stinson, Carlton Caudle | Written by Jake Helgren | Directed by Sean Cain

Ok, when you buy a film called Terror Birds you surely know what you getting… A film horror film about a group of people getting terrorised by one or more horrific killer birds. And that’s Exactly what you get! However if you’re a horror fan, and one that pays particular attention to cast and crew on Dtv titles, you’ll also be expecting something special given that Terror Birds comes from writer Jake Helgren – whose previous films Varsity Blood and Bloody Homecoming were both highly enjoyable modern takes on the classic slasher movie.

Maddy Stern’s father, a fanatical birdwatcher, goes missing during a routine birdwatching excursion, so she and her college pals
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My Two Dads: NBC Sitcom Joining Antenna TV and Up TV

My Two Dads is back. Sitcoms Online reports both Up TV and Antenna TV are now airing re-runs of the 1980s NBC sitcom.Created by Michael Jacobs and Danielle Alexandra, the show starred Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan as two former friends who are awarded joint custody of a young girl. The cast also included Staci Keanan, Chad Allen, Giovanni Ribisi, Florence Stanley, and Dick Butkus. The comedy ran for three seasons before NBC cancelled it in 1990.Read More…
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How Chuck Lorre Went From ‘Noble Failure’ to ‘Big Bang’ Success

How Chuck Lorre Went From ‘Noble Failure’ to ‘Big Bang’ Success
The first TV show that Chuck Lorre ever ran lasted five weeks. A sitcom about a Staten Island family, “Frannie’s Turn” premiered in what Lorre calls “the coveted Saturday 8 o’clock timeslot” on CBS.

Lorre had developed the show at the behest of his bosses on “Roseanne,” where he was a staff writer. He hadn’t liked the idea for the show, but he did like the faith that Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had placed in him to develop and run it. When “Frannie’s Turn” was canceled, Lorre, believing he’d put that faith to waste, prepared for the worst.

“To my amazement Tom Werner said to me, ‘Well that was a noble failure. Let’s try something else,’” Lorre says. “And I was shocked, because I thought my career was over.”

His career was far from over. After that “noble failure,” Lorre, recipient of Variety’s Creative Leadership Award, went
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12 Worst TV Shows of All Time

12 Worst TV Shows of All Time
Too much quality TV got you down? All that art and introspection making you pine for the long-gone age of junk? Here’s a companion to our list of the 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time – a few of our picks for the worst. Remember: For every bad show that claws its way to the airwaves, there are hundreds of even worse ones that never made it that far. Respect!

Duck Dynasty

2012-present

Congratulations, Robertson family – you are officially the worst anything ever! A dipshit sitcom passed off as a reality show,
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‘Full House’ Creator Jeff Franklin Shares Audition Memories of Olsen Twins, John Stamos, Others

‘Full House’ Creator Jeff Franklin Shares Audition Memories of Olsen Twins, John Stamos, Others
Fuller House” reunites the majority of the original cast back for the revival series — but before there was Netflix, there was “Full House.”

Jeff Franklin, creator of the iconic family sitcom, says finding the perfect cast members in the ’80s was a pretty seamless experience, which is unusual for the typical tedious casting process.

“It was a dream to cast,” Franklin says. “Pilots are really, really tough. Everybody’s casting at the same time so you have 100 shows all fighting for the same talent pool. Most pilots fail because the cast isn’t right — not necessarily that the writing is bad because you have so many scripts that are written and the ones they pick are usually the cream of the crop, for the most part.”

Fuller House,” which premieres on Netflix today, will feature the entire “Full House” cast — besides the Olsen twins. But, Franklin says the famous sisters
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Ray Colcord, ‘Boy Meets World’ and ‘Simpsons’ Composer, Dies at 66

Ray Colcord, ‘Boy Meets World’ and ‘Simpsons’ Composer, Dies at 66
Ray Colcord, Emmy-nominated TV composer whose themes included the long-running “Boy Meets World” and “227” series, died Friday at his Studio City home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.

Colcord scored hundreds of hours of television, mostly comedies. He was Emmy-nominated for his theme for the 1990 sitcom “Singer & Sons,” but he also wrote the themes for “The Charmings,” “The Ann Jillian Show,” “The Torkelsons” and others in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He also composed the scores for dozens of other series including “Dinosaurs,” “Boy Meets World,” “Big Brother,” “Facts of Life,” “The Simpsons,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Silver Spoons,” “My Two Dads” and the currently running “Girl Meets World.”

Colcord’s other credits include scores for the films “Resurrection Mary,” “The King’s Guard,” “Heartwood,” “The Paper Brigade,” “Wish Upon a Star” and “Amityville Dollhouse,” and songs for “Earth Girls Are Easy” and “All Dogs Go to Heaven 2.
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Kung Fu Panda 3 Review

Unsuspecting Panda Gets Hit on the Head: The Franchise returns after 5 years in hibernation to serve up its popular platter of exquisitely crafted visual aesthetics and minimally involving story beats (author’s note: giant pandas do not hibernate). Kung Fu Panda 3 once again follows Po (voiced by Jack Black) on his legendary “Skadooshing” adventures, as he faces down threats to his kingdom, his species and his concept of fatherhood.

Not entirely unlike the recent viral video of Smithsonian’s National Zoo panda, Tian Tian, rolling through the snow, this installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise provides a fleeting but fairly adorable diversion. The film – co-helmed by Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda 2 director Jennifer Yuh as well as Kung Fu Panda story artist Alessandro Carloni (his feature debut) – is rich with stylized sequences that heighten the experience from moment to moment when the movie isn’t bogged down by its all too familiar plot.
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Brush Up on 33 Little-Known Full House Facts

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Source: ABC A reboot for Full House called Fuller House is coming to Netflix, '90s kids! Plenty of people call themselves Full House fans, but how much trivia do you know about the people and the stories behind the hit '90s show, not to mention where the cast is now? Several of the show's stars have been sharing the spotlight lately. Candace Cameron Bure competed on Dancing With the Stars, and a few of her former castmates cheered for her from the stands. She also reunited on screen with Scott Weinger, who played D.J.'s boyfriend Steve, for an episode of The Neighbors, and all three of the main Full House guys came together for a Super Bowl commercial last year. To relive all the Full House excitement, take a look at 33 things you may not know about your favorite '90s series. The Show The show
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September 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sentinel, Eaten Alive

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It’s a big week for cult horror fans, as there are some supremely awesome titles making their way home on September 22nd, including The Sentinel from Scream Factory and Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, which is being released by Arrow Video. For all you Time Warp fans out there, 20th Century Fox is celebrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary in grand style with a stellar Blu-ray set and Kino Lorber is resurrecting the often overlooked early ’90s thriller Lisa, starring the adorable Staci Keanan from My Two Dads.

Other titles being released on Tuesday include Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and a pair of kid-themed Halloween movies perfect for younger viewers this upcoming October.

Eaten Alive Two-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Meet The Maniac & His Friend. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger's famous red and green sweater,
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