6 items from 2016
Fans of the Star Trek novels would certainly recognize the name Dave Galanter. Yet, the author considers himself more of an occasional novelist rather than a career one.His library includes a few books he co-wrote with Greg Brodeur, like the 1994 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" novel "Foreign Foes," and the 2001 two-parter "Dead Zone" and "Forever Dark" in the Maximum Warp series. He even penned a "Star Trek: New Voyages" episode, "Enemy: Starfleet," that was released in 2011. In fact, Galanter considers "New Voyages" co-creator James Cawley a friend.Despite spending his days in the world of technology outside of writing, Galanter loves Star Trek, and loves pitching in wherever someone asks. So when Cawley put Galanter and Alec Peters together soon after "Enemy: Starfleet" was produced, Galanter »
Television producers Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan have signed a first-look deal with independent studio Entertainment One through their production company Piller Segan. The multi-year deal will see eOne serve as studio, deficit financier and worldwide distributor on all Piller Segan television projects.
“Shawn and Lloyd are both exceptionally talented producers and fantastic guys. They have incredible instincts and truly understand what it takes to create compelling television for worldwide audiences,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “We’re delighted to strengthen our partnership with them as we continue in our strategy of collaborating with the best in the business to deliver breakthrough television powered by eOne.”
“EOne has been an engaging, supportive and trusted partner for many years,” Segan said. “We are thrilled to expand our wonderfully productive relationship. »
- Daniel Holloway
Televisa has ordered 10 episodes of Scott Shepherd’s sci-fi thriller The Seventh Day, with Shepherd and his writing/producing partner Cindy McCreery, set to pen the scripts and serve as showrunners. Televisa acquired rights to the post-apocalyptic Amazon serialized novel with subsequent seasons based on future books written by Shepherd. Piller/Segan Productions’ (The Dead Zone, Greek, Haven) Lloyd Segan will executive produce. Set seven years after the Strangers decimated… »
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat apologized on Thursday for joking that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will end with an assassination attempt. On Wednesday, Douthat tweeted, “Good News guys I’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends” accompanied by a link to a clip from 1983 movie “The Dead Zone.” After his tweet received a torrent of backlash, Douthat issued a mea culpa via Twitter, saying he “can see why” readers were offended. A lot readers were offended by my Trump/"Dead Zone" joke from yesterday. I can see why, and I've deleted the tweet. Apologies. — Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT »
- Brian Flood
While investigating a murder at the Chaos Day Memorial, Dredd comes across a slave ring in which people are being sent into the bowels of the earth to rob the bodies of the dead. Yodie Planchet is one such unfortunate being forced to undertake in this harrowing labour. But when he finds a strange bracelet that bestows great power to whoever wears it, he is able to rescue his pregnant sweetheart and escape to the ‘Big Meg’. However, an item this powerful is always being sought after, and it isn’t long before Yodie is being pursued by mysterious agents from the future!
Way back in July 2014 I was lucky enough to begin reading John Wagner’s Dead Zone with some seriously fantastic artwork with Henry Flint. The story began in Judge Dredd Megazine Issue #350 and it won – over the next few months »
Because I’m a fan of musical accompaniment in storytelling, I’d recommend hitting play on the track below to accompany your reading.
Hopefully, if you are reading this, you know about our Late Nite Grindhouse program. Late Nite Grindhouse was a crazy idea I had of solely showing horror, cult and genre cinema theatrically at midnight. Being located in St. Louis, Missouri was a tough thing for a film fanatic of genre cinema. I would see theaters in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York or a college town like Austin, Texas – courtesy of the terrific Alamo Drafthouse – get these great repertory films that would show theatrically. I wanted in on that. I figured, that I would work with a theater that shared the same dream I had of celebrating film. Granted, I wanted to show a specific type of film but I was also wanting to build a community. »
- Andy Triefenbach
6 items from 2016
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