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Prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor – Some of the biggest sci-fi heroes are here this weekend for Dallas Comic Con! This year, Dcc brings an amazing roster of celeb guests to fans of Star Trek, Firefly, Fringe, Superman, Stargate, Power Rangers, Kick Ass, and much more! Attending celeb guests include: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Richard Dean Anderson (Stargate), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), John Noble and Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Gates McFadden (Star Trek: Tng), Colin Ferguson (Eureka), and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) just to name a few. Comic guests feature John Romita Jr. (Kick-Ass), Jim Steranko (Silver and Bronze age Marvel comics), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane), and Arthur “the Zombie King” Suydam to get you started.
Update: Nathan Fillion just tweeted this morning that he will be unable to attend Dcc, saying,
“Dear Dallas, »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Throughout the year, Thn will look at 53 Walt Disney Animated Classics, from Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph, through the obscurity of Fun And Fancy Free to the second Golden Age of Beauty And The Beast. These are the films the Walt Disney company are most proud of, the ones that hold a special place in our hearts, the ones that still cost a fortune to buy on DVD.
This week it’s a double hitter, starting with The Sword In The Stone.
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
1963/ 79 minutes
Budget: $12 million
Based on the novel by T.H. White, itself based loosely upon Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, The Sword In The Stone is not a strictly faithful adaptation of either version of Arthurian legend. However, it keeps to the basic outline of King Arthur’s formative years, and White’s conviction that people are for the most part basically good, »
- Rob Burch
Plus more renewals, cancellations and series orders, a sodomy trial on Da Vinci’s Demons along with the finales for Once Upon a Time and Revenge. News
In the lead-up to the upfronts, NBC gave an expected sixth season order to Parks and Recreation. It also cancelled troubled comedies Whitney (which got rid of its most interesting aspect when Maulik Pancholy‘s character was written out) and 1600 Penn as well as comedies Up All Night (which was expected, considering the show’s many troubles) and Guys with Kids.
Leslie Knope wins another one.
Fox took care of an expected cancellation notice, axing Touch. However, with Kiefer Sutherland free, Fox is now talking about reviving 24 as a limited series. I’m all for the return to comedy mini-series on Broadcast TV.
Meanwhile, fans of Nikita can breathe a sigh of relief as the series’ fourth season was announced. It sounds like »
- Lyle Masaki
There’s no reason to be afraid of math – in fact, it can be fun! Just ask Carol Greenwald and Angela Santomero, co-creators of Sara Solves it, one of one of 14 Amazon original pilots now playing for free at Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM.
Sara Solves It celebrates problem solving with 9-year-old whiz kid Sara and her younger brother Sam. Together, the solve mysteries in their apartment building and beyond, using the power of math.
We asked Carol and Angela about their show, their influences, and their Amazon experience:
Why did you want to tell this story, with these characters, in this world?
We have a vision to help every child and every parent with math homework!
Seriously, we heard from parents that they needed help with some of the strategies in math that will help their kids get off to a strong start in school. And we heard from »
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.
General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Jeff Labrecque
Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.
Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer
Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer
Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer
Days of Our Lives, NBC
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer
General Hospital , ABC
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
- Eleanore Hutch
He may be the butt of every superhero joke among the masses, but Aquaman has been given new life thanks to DC Comics’ company-wide ‘New 52′ relaunch. No longer the ‘Super Friend’ in spandex who talks to fish, the new and improved Arthur Curry is a tough-as-nails king in the making.
Skills to rival Superman or Wonder Woman have won him a prominent role in not only his own title, but the Justice League series as well, meaning it’s more possible than ever that a big screen team-up will include Aquaman. If that’s the case, who could be trusted to do the King of the seas justice in live-action?
Here are our picks for 5 Actors Who Could Play Aquaman in Justice League.
Click to continue reading 5 Actors Who Could Play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’
- Andrew Dyce
Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service is getting childish with its next venture. Amazon Studios, which produces movies and series for online giant Amazon.com, has given the greenlight to the children's pilot "Sara Solves It." The series comes with a pretty esteemed pedigree as far as children's shows are concerned. Created by "Curious George" and "Arthur" executive producer Carol Greenwald, who serves as senior executive producer of children's programming at Wgbh, and "Blue's Clues" writer Angela Santomero, the plot follows brother and sister duo Sara and Sam on absorbing and relatable mysteries »
- Tim Kenneally
IFC's Out There animates the bittersweet teenage years.
Former As the World Turns hunk Jesse Soffer has joined the cast of NBC's modern-day Hatfields & McCoys drama, Deadline reports. Offer will appear as a prodigal son of the McCoy clan who returns to the fold just as the feud starts to heat up again. Now, if only I had more reason to include the phrase "Former As the World Turns hunk" more often.
The story of the ratings for The Americans has been a bumpy road. The espionage drama had a big debut, (what looked like) a large second-week drop-off and followed with a big gain from DVR viewers. Thankfully, the nervous part is over as FX has ordered a second season, meaning we'll get to keep seeing Matthew Rhys in a variety of disguises. Additionally, Nielsen has finished counting the viewers for the premiere and it now ranks as FX's most-watched series debut. »
Fonda, Stewart (seen above with Senator Al Franken), Garner, Washington have been added to the list of Oscar 2013 presenters The Oscar ceremony is only a few days away; even so, the Oscar 2013 roster keeps getting more stellar: two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington belong to the latest group of Oscar presenters announced by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron earlier today. (Pictured above: Kristen Stewart and Senator Al Franken having a ball at the Academy's Governors Awards held last December 1.) Jane Fonda Daughter of Henry Fonda (Best Actor Oscar nominee for John Ford's The Grapes Wrath and Oscar winner for Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond) and sister of Peter Fonda (Best Actor Oscar nominee for Victor Nuñez's Ulee's Gold), she has received no less than seven Academy Award nods in the last four decades. She won twice: for her performances in Alan J. Pakula's Klute (1971), with Donald Sutherland, »
- Andre Soares
The first Chicago bar I drank in was the Old Town Ale House. That bar was destroyed by fire in the 1960s, the customers hosed off, and the Ale House moved directly across the street to its present location, where it has been named Chicago's Best Dive Bar by the Chicago Tribune.
I was taken to the Ale House by Tom Devries, my fellow college editor from the Roosevelt Torch. It was early on a snowy Sunday afternoon. I remember us walking down to Barbara's Bookstore to get our copies of the legendary New York Herald-Tribune Sunday edition. Pogo. Judith Crist. Tom Wolfe. Jimmy Breslin. I remember peanut shells on the floor and a projector grinding through 16mm prints of Charlie Chaplin shorts. I remember my first taste of dark Löwenbräu beer. The Ale House was cool even then.
I returned to the North Avenue drinking scene on New Year's Eve »
- Roger Ebert
Even Superheroes need love! DC showcase the romantic side to some of their characters in this special one shot issue of short stories featuring:
- Catwoman reminiscing about her first encounter with Batman one fateful Valentine’s Day long ago.
- Aquaman and Mera discovering the tragic love story of two star crossed lovers from the 1860s doomed to have their love unfulfilled forever – unless Mera can help!
- Batgirl hooking up with some random car thief!
- Apollo and Midnighter still denying their feelings for one another.
- Nightwing getting dumped!
- Superman and Wonder Woman’s romantic dinner for two being interrupted by Ww’s murderous extended family
Valentine’s Day may mean jack to yours truly but I do enjoy reading about superheroes even when it comes to their tangled love lives. All of the stories are all 8 pages each, giving you a fleeting moment with the »
- Noel Thorne
In the new regime of Netherrealm's upcoming fighting game, it looks like the King of the Seven Seas might just be the king of two things: jack, and well... you know, what else.
You can't have a massive, universe-shaking event in the DC Universe without finding out how it affects Atlantis. No, seriously. The publisher has been doing some solid work in the last year or so rehabilitating the character of Aquaman in the New 52--inasmuch as the character needed "rehabilitation." A super strong, half-human ocean ruler who frequently has to battle arcane, deep-sea magics alongside his hot Atlantean wife, old Arthur Curry has a lot going for him.
At lest in the regular Dcu.
In the mirror universe of "Injustice," it looks like he might be under the thumb of the assembled heroes who've decided to take control of the world. We've seen something similar play out in the miniseries "Flashpoint, »
- Charles Webb
Damn right! That's about all I have to say about the newest character reveal trailer from Injustice: Gods Among Us (Okay, it's me so of course that's not all I actually have to say, but I digress). The latest addition to the lineup is the King of Atlantis himself Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. Since the New 52 began DC has done a wonderful job of reminding people why he's a founding member of the league, and that streak continues in Injustice. While I don't love the redesign as much as I'd like, his fighting style and combat in the trailer efficiently shoves that to the side. He looks incredibly fun to play, and the moment at the end just sealed the deal (hint: Sharks are awesome). While we're on the subject, if you haven't given the most recent Aquaman comic a chance, I highly recommend you do so.
I'm also quite »
- Matthew Mueller
Feature Kirsten Caspers Feb 13, 2013
Kirsten appeals to Merlin's creators, arguing that the BBC fantasy show deserves a film or television revival...
Contains spoilers for the Merlin series 5 finale.
Normally, I’m not a TV kind of person. I prefer books, and the longer the better! True storytelling is what I love, and in a time where narrative culture is more and more determined by the length of a Twitter message, the spinning of a grand old-fashioned tale has become a rare thing on television. Such a rare exception was the BBC series Merlin – until it was announced late in 2012 that the show wouldn’t be continued after the end of series five. When I read that in an interview, my first thought was that it seemed quite a daunting task, if not even an impossible one, to tie up all the loose threads that were glaringly left hanging about »
Paul Risker continues his Terry Gilliam retrospective...
Jabberwocky sits as an important entry in Gilliam’s canon, representing the realisation of his directorial aspirations. It afforded him a solo directing credit, as well as the opportunity to pursue what he considered to be the aesthetic vision of a professional director he found difficult to pursue previously.
From the animator who dreamt of directing, to the co-director who aspired to achieve a solo directorial credit, Jabberwocky was a comedy whose narrative compromised of sketches, and starred three Pythons: Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. If that was not detrimental enough the more than noticeable Pythonesque humour would cost Gilliam the earlier opportunity to break free from his identity as the sixth Python, to finally assert: I am Terry Gilliam.
Though perhaps I have interpreted this wrong, and perhaps I am not alone. Jabberwocky should be defined not as an exit »
- Flickering Myth
Ah, Valentine’s Day. We’ve officially entered the season of love, romance, and overpriced chocolate. Here to help you get in the mood, your five rotating Siipping News columnists Hannah, Yvonne, Catherine, Adri and Aja have each assembled their top five most romantic (intentionally or not) slashy moments from many different fandoms. Included in this eclectic list is everything from movies to manga, so you’re sure to find a new fandom flame or rekindle an old love. Enjoy!
Hannah’s Top 5
Picking only five romantic moments was a big challenge for me considering how many TV shows, movies, comics and books I am forever in love with. But I’ve narrowed it down to these few heart-wrenching finalists.
5. Harvey/Mike (Suits 2.12): “Who did this to you?”
I’ll be the first to say that Suits doesn’t fit my typical TV taste – no sci-fi, no fantasy, no »
- AfterElton.com Staff
Happy New Year, AfterElton! Shhh, it’s totally still a New Year! Some of us still have our Christmas trees up. *cough* It’s a great and exciting moment for fandom, with shows coming back from hiatuses, Valentines’ Specials in the works, and lots of buzz in the air. Let’s hop to it! This week, we talk about the good, the bad, the problematic, the Darry O’Brylinson, and the Holy Crap Underage Wtf.
AfterElton may be giving it up for The Backlot, but Vhelton lives on as “Vhot.” Worried about how to continue shipping AfterElton/VH1 after this week’s epic name change announcement? Fear not! The people—and our beloved VH1—have spoken, and Vhelton is still vHOT. We expect your fanart to evolve accordingly. E Online says no to “fantasy” pairings: Having awarded its prize last year to Faberry, the beloved femslash pairing of Glee, »
Our scene opens on a picturesque-looking kingdom in flames. Hmm. Seems as if Universal might finally be getting serious about its rivalry with Walt Disney World (where your intrepid recapper used to work, believe it or not). No, actually, Morgana and this week’s minion-du-jour, Odin, have decided that Camelot may be too tough to pick on right now, so they go beating up on its lesser-endowed (militaristically speaking) neighbor, Nemeth.
After their victory, Morgana tells Odin that now they are ready to take on Camelot. Odin, realizing that it is his army that will be doing the heavy lifting here, wonders what's in it for him? To which Morgana replies, "Arthur, to do with as you wish…" I don’t know about Odin, but that would sure motivate me!
In Camelot, Sir Leon is surprised to see a pair of riders arriving after dark—good thing he left the porch light on! »
Previously on Merlin, the fabulously-coiffed Morgana (how she keeps her curls so bouncy in the Dark Ages I’ll never know) took over an old ice fortress in the “frozen wastelands” of England (and here I thought “frozen wasteland in England” was just Prince Philip’s nickname for Queen Elizabeth) while looking for the Dochraid, the key to all knowledge as well as the chastity belt Uther placed on Morgana during Season One (no wonder the girl has daddy anger issues!) Arthur and Merlin were captured by Snatchers and are being brought to Morgana as slaves, while Guinevere had captured a spy in Camelot and ordered her execution.
Part II opens with Morgana asleep and dreaming of herself and the white dragon imprisoned in a deep pit. Funny—I had the exact same dream last night myself, except swap out “white dragon” for “vomiting pug” and replace “imprisoned in deep »
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