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Artist Bryan Moore Launches GoFundMe Campaign for Mary Shelley Bronze Bust

He's honored horror literature's past with incredibly detailed bronze busts of Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe, and now artist Bryan Moore is paying tribute to Frankenstein author Mary Shelley with an amazing life-size bronze bust that needs your support in the final stages of creation.

Set to be unveiled at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Wa on August 30th (the birthday of the beloved Frankenstein author), the Mary Shelley life-size bronze bust is in the final stages of creation, but those final stages come with a hefty price tag at the bronze foundry, so Moore has launched a GoFundMe project to raise $16,000 to "mold, cast, finish and fire the patina on the bust itself."

To learn more about supporting Moore's amazing work, visit the project's official GoFundMe page, and read on for additional details and a video from the ambitious artist.

"To celebrate the 200th
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Rod Serling's "Planet of the Apes: Visionaries"

From Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, the graphic novel "Planet of the Apes: Visionaries", available August 2018, written by Rod Serling in a comic book format for the first time as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the film from Dana Gould and Chad Lewis:

The first 'Planet of The Apes' (1968) film was an adaptation of the French novel 'La Planète des Singes'. 20th Century Fox commissioned Rod Serling, creator of 'The Twilight Zone' to adapt the source material. However, Serling’s first draft was drastically revised for the finished film.

"Fans all over the world have wanted to experience Rod Serling's original 'Planet of The Apes' and this graphic novel is an incredible realization of that vision", said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios.

"Dana Gould and Chad Lewis have brought a new dimension to the story you only think you know,
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Get an extended first look preview at Rod Serling’s Planet of the Apes: Visionaries

Back in February, Boom! Studios announced that it would be adapting Rod Serling’s unproduced Planet of the Apes screenplay in comic book form, and now we’ve got an extended first look preview at Planet of the Apes: Visionaries, which you can check out here…

“Fans all over the world have wanted to experience Rod Serling’s original Planet of The Apes and this graphic novel is an incredible realization of that vision,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios. “Dana Gould and Chad Lewis have brought a new dimension to the story you only think you know, delivering a timely, ambitious and unflinching original graphic novel perfect for every reader, whether a long time fan or new to these characters.”

Boom! Studios searched the 20th Century Fox film archives and unearthed the first screenplay for the original Planet of the Apes (1968) movie, written by Rod Serling, and adapted
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Did You Know “Planet of the Apes” is Based off The Twilight Zone?

Most of us know that Rod Serling co-wrote “Planet of the Apes’” original screenplay back in 1968. That happened excatly four years after the last episode of “The Twilight Zone” was aired. While most people have pointed out stylistics similarities between the TV series and the film, we are going to go deeper and show that the feature film got its inspiration from exactly six episodes. Taylor is among three astronauts who are wondering in the desert, thinking that they landed in an alien planet that is desolate and devoid of life. After a while, two of the astronauts die,

Did You Know “Planet of the Apes” is Based off The Twilight Zone?
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Olive Films

1970 /1:85 / Street Date April 24, 2018

Starring Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon

Cinematography by John Avildsen

Written by Norman Wexler

Directed by John Avildsen

Galvanized by Martin Luther King’s assassination, an army of protestors descended upon 1968’s Democratic convention then playing out on Chicago’s south side. They were greeted by an enraged mayor who made sure there would be no contest between his men in blue and their bell-bottemed adversaries – cops came out swinging and left Michigan Avenue swimming in blood and the smell of tear gas.

Like Vietnam, Richard Daley’s Windy city purge was a living room war – a TV sensation that ensured the whole world would be watching. It took some time for movies to catch up. Films like Medium Cool and Easy Rider met the head-cracking controversy head on but big studio releases related to this particular counter-culture moment tended toward docile
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How Legion Landed Jon Hamm as Season 2's Rod Serling-Style Narrator

How Legion Landed Jon Hamm as Season 2's Rod Serling-Style Narrator
Did you notice a familiar voice amid the Technicolor chaos of Legion‘s Season 2 premiere? Unlike David Haller, you’re not hearing things: That really was the former Don Draper himself, Emmy winner Jon Hamm, serving as narrator for the premiere’s surreal animated interludes.

“There’s a narrator throughout the whole season in places, for those sort of educational segments,” creator Noah Hawley explains to TVLine. “So I knew we needed a voice, but I didn’t feel like it was the voice of one of our characters.” He wanted a distinctive voice to serve as his narrator, he says,
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Ship of Fools

Secure one major book with a serious subject, sign up a wagonload of stars (including a legend or two) and make sure every cookie-cutter character repeatedly explains themselves to the camera in close-up. That formula worked well for Stanley Kramer in 1965; his film hasn’t much of a reputation but the cast is gold. A bright new transfer makes the picture look very good.

Ship of Fools

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Powerhouse Indicator

1965 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 149 min. / Street Date March 9, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, José Greco, Michael Dunn, Charles Korvin, Heinz Rühmann, Lilia Skala, Barbara Luna, Alf Kjellin, Werner Klemperer,

Gila Golan, Kaaren Verne.

Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo

Film Editor: Robert C. Jones

Special visual effects: John Burke, Farciot Edouart, Albert Whitlock

Original Music: Ernest Gold

Written by Abby Mann from the novel by Katherine Anne Porter

Produced and directed by Stanley
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Zachary Quinto Rebooting Leonard Nimoy’s ‘In Search Of’

To refresh the memories of those who were born after 1985, the original In Search Of series was a creation of The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling back in 1972. But Serling passed away before the series too to the air, and Leonard Nimoy chose to pick up the lead as host and move forward. Now with the recent death of Nimoy, Star Trek’s newest Mr. Spock, Zachary Quinto, will be picking up where Nimoy stopped and revive the series. In Search Of is basically an investigative show that delves into the worlds of the paranormal and supernatural, two themes that

Zachary Quinto Rebooting Leonard Nimoy’s ‘In Search Of’
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Unproduced ‘Planet of the Apes’ Screenplay by Rod Serling Becoming a Graphic Novel

Unproduced ‘Planet of the Apes’ Screenplay by Rod Serling Becoming a Graphic Novel
Over the past decade we’ve been lucky enough to experience one of the best sci-fi trilogies in recent memory in the form of the Planet of the Apes prequel franchise that began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, continued with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and recently concluded (at least for […]

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Rod Serling’s Original Screenplay for Planet Of The Apes (1968) Adapted as Graphic Novel Planet Of The Apes: Visionaries

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While he is credited as one of the writers for the original Planet of the Apes movie (based on Pierre Boulle's novel La Planète des singes), Rod Serling's screenplay was drastically transformed from its initial conception, leaving The Twilight Zone creator's version of the iconic story left untold... until now.

Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products have teamed up to release Planet of the Apes: Visionaries, a graphic novel adaptation of Serling's script that features intelligent, nicely-dressed apes living in a vibrant city of skyscrapers and advanced technology.

Artist Chad Lewis and writer/actor Dana Gould (creator of Stan Against Evil and a passionate fan of Planet of the Apes) adapted Serling's screenplay to graphic novel form. You'll be able to read the new graphic novel when it's released in comic book shops this August, and in the meantime, you can view new artwork and
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Rod Serling’s original Planet of the Apes comes to life at Boom! Studios

Boom! Studios has announced that it is set to celebrate fifty years of Planet of the Apes with a comic book adaptation based upon The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling’s unproduced screenplay for the iconic film, entitled Planet of the Apes: Visionaries.

On the road to making the landmark science-fiction classic, 20th Century Fox commissioned Rod Serling to adapt the French novel La Planete des singes. Serling’s first draft, which was drastically revised before filming, is a radically different vision of the franchise than the one the world has come to know and love. Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts; instead, it’s a bustling and urbane metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant Ape culture. In a world where Apes wear modern clothes, drive modern cars and rule the late night talk show scene, the arrival
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Rod Serling's 'Planet of the Apes' Script Inspires Graphic Novel (Exclusive)

A lost piece of movie history will be rescued this summer, as Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products partner to bring Rod Serling's original Planet of the Apes vision to life for the first time in the graphic novel Planet of the Apes: Visionaries.

The Twilight Zone creator was the first screenwriter to adapt Pierre Boulle's novel for the screen, and his draft differs in some important ways from the finished movie — not least of which being that Thomas (not Taylor) discovers an entire modern city filled with apes in a parody of contemporary life, rather than...
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Zachary Quinto To Host a Revival of Leonard Nimoy's Paranormal Series In Search Of For The History Channel

Zachary Quinto is following in Leonard Nimoy's footsteps again and is set to host a new UFO series for The History Channel called In Search Of. The series is basically a revival of Rod Serling and Leonard Nimoy's 1970s series of the same name which saw the hosts examine unexplained phenomena all over the world.

The network has ordered 10-episodes of the new series, and each episode will "follow Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme — think: alien encounters, mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, time travel and artificial intelligence — and searches for the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries."

The series will also feature interviews with witnesses and scholars with "a personal connection to the phenomenon and include immersive demonstrations and experiments." Quinto had this to say in a statement:

“I am so excited to be reimagining ‘In Search Of’ and exploring new
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The Best Post-Super Bowl TV Episodes of the Last 35 Years

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The Best Post-Super Bowl TV Episodes of the Last 35 Years
Until the 1980s, the networks didn’t give much thought about what they aired after the Super Bowl — it was sometimes golf, “Lassie,” or nothing at all. But then, in 1983, NBC aired the second episode of new action hour “The A-Team,” turning it into an immediate hit. The next year, “Airwolf” launched behind the Super Bowl, and in 1988, ABC found success debuting “The Wonder Years” after the game, solidifying the strategy of premiering brand new shows — at least temporarily.

The gambit wound becoming a bust by the 1990s, as post-Super Bowl shows turned into quick failures: “Grand Slam,” “Davis Rules,” “The Good Life” and “Extreme.” NBC came up with a new strategy in 1996, running an episode of its biggest show there — “Friends” — which allowed it to charge hefty ad rates for what was assuredly a big event.

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Zachary Quinto to Host, Executive Produce Unscripted Series ‘In Search Of’ for History

Zachary Quinto to Host, Executive Produce Unscripted Series ‘In Search Of’ for History
History has greenlit the unscripted series “In Search Of” with Zachary Quinto attached as host and executive producer, the cable network announced Tuesday.

Inspired by the iconic 1970s series of the same name, the show will examine unexplained phenomena from all over the world. Each episode will follow Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme – such as alien encounters, mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, time travel and artificial intelligence – and searches for the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries. The original “In Search Of” series aired from 1977-1982 and was hosted by Rod Serling and later by Leonard Nimoy following Serling’s death. Ironically, one of Quinto’s most famous roles is playing the younger version of Spock–a character made famous by Nimoy–in the new “Star Trek” film franchise.

“I am so excited to be reimagining ‘In Search Of’ and exploring new questions and phenomena with all of the
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The X-Files season 11 episode 4 review: The Lost Art Of Forehead Sweat

Chris Longo Jan 25, 2018

In a comedy episode of The X-Files season 11, memory is under attack. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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11.4 The Lost Art Of Forehead Sweat

For a show that spent ample time attempting to uncover the truth, the past often took a backseat to fighting the future in The X-Files. You know the drill. Evidence goes missing. Unsubstantiated reports are filed. Multiple accounts of the same event are unreliable at best. At worst? Someone or something could be running interference with a witness’s memory. If the series dwelled on unsolved phenomena instead of moving along to bigger, more important subject matter, Mulder and Scully would still be in the woods hunting for the Jersey Devil.

By definition, the truth has to be out there,
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'The Twilight Zone': Theater Review

A midcentury design classic whose nerve-jangling theme music still sends Proustian shivers down the spine, The Twilight Zone became the inspirational benchmark for future generations of copycat paranormal thriller shows, from The X-Files to Black Mirror to Stranger Things. Created and chiefly written by Rod Serling, who also served as onscreen narrator, the initial series ran on CBS from 1959-1964. It later spawned a Spielberg-produced spinoff movie, followed by two further small-screen revivals. A new TV reboot is currently in development with Get Out director Jordan Peele attached as co-producer.

But it seems director Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, La...
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The Twilight Zone Reboot from Jordan Peele Gets a Go From CBS All Access

Many of us have fond memories of being frightened out of our wits as children, watching re-runs of the popular series “The Twilight Zone.” This was an immensely popular series for those who enjoyed getting a good scare. Sometimes the episodes just left you feeling odd. Rod Serling was the original host. He had a way of presenting each segment, so it challenged us to wonder if there is more to life than we can actually see with our natural eyes. This was a show that became a classic television series. It presented the inexplicable and made us question what

The Twilight Zone Reboot from Jordan Peele Gets a Go From CBS All Access
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot with Jordan Peele Heads to CBS All Access

You may now enter The Twilight Zone! The beloved classic series has been handed a series order with Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) leading the way.

The reboot will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films for the subscription video on demand service CBS All Access. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) will executively produce the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

Peele went on to say:

Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,

Kinberg added:

The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.
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The Twilight Zone: CBS All Access Orders Revival Series from Key and Peele Creator

With all apologies to Rod Serling, call this, "The dimension of re-imagination." CBS has ordered The Twilight Zone TV show revival. CBS Television Studios is producing the new series with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg are executive producing with Marco Ramirez, and the trio will collaborate on The Twilight Zone TV series premiere. The first season of Serling's The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS in 1959 and ran for five seasons of 156 episodes, before it was cancelled in 1964. That series previously spawned two TV series revivals -- one which ran on CBS from 1985 to 1989 and another, which ran on the now defunct Upn, for one season in 2002-03. The Twilight Zone franchise also includes novels, comic books, feature films, and more. Read More…
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