11 items from 2015
Earlier this month, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter page, asking for at least $2 million to create new episodes of the cult classic TV series. The campaign reached its first goal of $2 million in just eight days, which will fund the first three episodes, but they are seeking as much as $5.5 million to produce an entire 12-episode season. The campaign has raised $2.59 million so far, and earlier today, Joel Hodgson posted an update on the Kickstarter page, revealing that Felicia Day has come aboard to portray Kinga Forrester, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester, with comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn set to voice Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo.
Felicia Day's Kinga Forrester will be the new Mad Scientist in this updated version of MST3K, who Joel Hodgson described as both comedic and threatening. The original mad scientist was her father, Dr. Clayton Forrester, »
Powers Boothe (Sin City, Deadwood, Nashville) has joined Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a recurring role as Gideon Malick, a notorious man whose loyalties remain a mystery. Boothe previously appeared in Marvel's The Avengers as a member of the World Security Council. While Marvel wouldn't say much more about Gideon Malick, it's possible that he could actually be the next Red Skull. Here's what Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, had to say in a statement regarding the casting.
"Gideon is incredibly menacing and in him we have a character that even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear. Only someone of Powers' caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed."
In the aftermath of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s battle with Jiaying and the Inhumans, Director Coulson will search the world for more powered people and will face threats unlike the world has ever seen. »
While under Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter, Marvel Studios became notorious for it's penny pinching ways. But how far did they go to save a buck? According to Joss Whedon, he's made more money from his internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog than he did from directing the first Marvel's The Avengers. He disclosed this information during this past Saturday night's Dr. Horrible reunion. But is what he says true?
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was an independently financed project that he put together back in 2008, and it has been a cult hit ever since with a strong army of fans. Whedon noted that writing and directing Marvel's The Avengers netted him far less than the 45-minute video starring Neil Patrick Harris as the title character. The actor joined the director, along with Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion to celebrate the 7 year anniversary of Dr. Horrible, which kicked off Paleyfest NY »
Whedonites got a double dose of geek love on Saturday in New York — first the Firefly panel at New York Comic Con in the morning, and the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog reunion at Paleyfest in the evening. Although the moderator for the latter tried to get the 411 about a Dr. Horrible sequel, Joss Whedon swerved the conversation into another topic: finances, where he revealed yet again that he made more money doing Dr. Horrible, a mostly free webisode series, than he did directing the first blockbuster Avengers film. Luckily for those who really want to know about the sequel, Vulture chatted with Whedon, Nathan Fillion, and Neil Patrick Harris before the panel. ("Sequels are my favorite!" Whedon laughed. "They always go so well for me.")How much has been written? There is a title (which Whedon won't share just yet), there is an outline, and there are songs. Will there »
- Jennifer Vineyard
Read More: 'Mr. Robot' Star Christian Slater on Season 2 and Why He Can't Lie About The Show's Secrets The extended lineup for New York's PaleyFest 2015 has been released and it promises plenty of events built around some of the most popular shows on right now. The cast and creative teams from shows such as "Pretty Little Liars," "Mr. Robot," and "Transparent" will participate in panels and discussions throughout the week of October 10-19, opening with a special "Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog" reunion including Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Joss Whedon. The full extended lineup is as follows: Saturday, October 10: Opening Night: "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" Reunion; 8:30pm Panelists: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Joss Whedon Sunday, October 11: ABC Family’s "Pretty Little Liars," 6:30pmPanelists: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, I....
- Ryan Anielski
Read More: 'Mr. Robot' Star Christian Slater on Season 2 and Why He Can't Lie About The Show's Secrets The extended lineup for New York's PaleyFest 2015 has been released and it promises plenty of events built around some of the most popular shows on right now. The cast and creative teams from shows such as "Pretty Little Liars," "Mr. Robot," and "Transparent" will participate in panels and discussions throughout the week of October 10-19, opening with a special "Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog" reunion including Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Joss Whedon. The full extended lineup is as follows: Saturday, October 10: Opening Night: "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" Reunion; 8:30pm Panelists: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Joss Whedon Sunday, October 11: ABC Family’s "Pretty Little Liars," 6:30pmPanelists: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, I. »
- Ryan Anielski
Two years ago, Marvel's reputation for being careful with money when it came to talent became very public. The tough negotiations the studio was having with the ensemble of actors to return for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" spilled out into the trades. The various negotiations were resolved, and even Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, who had from time to time strongly intimated they were ready to walk way from the series, are now more than ever happy to participate. But that hardly means Marvel has changed their methods. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Joss Whedon reveals that it was only during the making of "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" where he finally understood “what it feels like to get paid.” Indeed, he claims he earned more making his own "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" than he did directing the first 'Avengers' movie. “They are in the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Neil Patrick Harris made his Canadian convention debut last weekend at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo to a packed house of fans, chatting about his career and the potential sequel to one of his most beloved works: Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog. Neil Patrick Harris was the final and perhaps most grand addition to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo lineup as he was announced on the first day of the convention after it had already begun. When Stan Lee was forced to cancel his appearance, Nph came to the rescue and made a Friday-only date with Canada, greeting fans and talking to a packed house in the Stampede Corral stadium. Nph was in full force, joking with his panel moderator and convention spokeswoman Emily Expo, at one point saying to her, "I can't stop staring »
- Keven Skinner
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!
Friday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future
Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman
Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »
Science fiction dream team Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, 42, I, Robot) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, Monsters University, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) are blasting off once again to bring a sci-fi show to life. This time, the former captain and pilot duo are launching a campaign on Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform, for a brand new web series titled Con Man. The series is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters they have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans. Fans can contribute to Con Man now on Indiegogo here: Indiegogo.com/Projects/Con-Man. Here's what Alan Tudyk had to say about the project in a statement.
"If you've gone to a sci-fi convention, you've only seen half of it. Con Man »
Geeks of the world, prepare for an awesome fandom collision! Nathan Fillion is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, E! News has confirmed. Go on, nerd out. We'll wait. The geek God is set to make a cameo as—wait for it—himself when he stops by CBS' hit sitcom in the Feb. 19 episode. As first reported by EW.com, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) will just so happen to see the Castle star at a restaurant, with a debate soon following as to whether or not it's really him and if they should snag a selfie. Typical fan problems, right? Thanks to his work on Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog ('Sup, »
11 items from 2015
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