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SyFy Creates Sci-Fi Fantasy Improv Series

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The SyFy network is moving beyond “Sharknado” sequels and into the even scarier world of science fiction fantasy improvisation game shows. The network has lined up Nick Cannon’s production company to help them create a show where teams of 4-6 people compete against each other performing sketches from popular [or obscure] sci-fi TV shows or […]

Westworld Reboots Robots On HBO With Anthony Hopkins

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Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray will get rebooted as an HBO series with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Crichton passed away in 2008 but was the writer of several sci-fi classics beginning with “The Andromeda Strain” and going throughout the “Jurassic […]

Xena Visits Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Lucy Lawless – she of “Xena: Warrior Princess” fame – will be taking on a featured role in the upcoming season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Lawless, last seen doing a turn as Diane Lewis in “Parks and Recreation”, will be taking on an as-yet-undetermined role for the Marvel series but more information is expected […]

Manimal To Be Reanimated By Sony Pictures Animation

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Sony Pictures Animation will re-animate the cult 1983 television series, “Manimal”, into a live action/CG hybrid with Will Ferrell as one of the producers. Never heard of “Manimal”? Don’t be sad, you’re probably not alone – that’s because the series received only eight lonely episodes when it ran in the autumn of 1983 on NBC. […]

It’s Smiley’s World And You’re Just Living In It

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Nicolas Loufrani, the owner of the smiley emoticon rights, has joined up with French entertainment company PGS Entertainment and Paris-based animation studio, OuiDO!, to produce an animated television series for children ages 4-7 based on the emoticon and his fellow emoticon family. The new television series is expected to debut on French television channels Gulli […]

Warner Archives brings "Gilligan's Planet" to Earth on DVD

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Disney Unveils Toy Story That Time Forgot Poster

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The newest short film based on the “Toy Story” franchise is called “Toy Story That Time Forgot” and will be debuting as a holiday special on ABC later this year, but you don’t have to wait that long to see the poster for the show which Disney/Pixar released this week leading up to their appearance […]

Review: Rankin-Bass "The Hobbit" and "Return of the King" Remastered DVDs - Classics Revisited

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It’s always nice to discover that an old cartoon from your childhood holds up to your fond nostalgic feelings for it. The Rankin-Bass adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit proves to be one of those cartoons. The TV special, first aired in the late 1970′s, was my personal introduction to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, and while the […]

James Garner, Actor, 1928 - 2014

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Actor James Garner passed away of natural causes on Saturday, July 19, 2014, of natural causes at the age of 86. Garner’s best-known roles were both on television: as the genial gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950′s western Maverick (appearing in a guest-starring role as Marshal Zane Cooper in the 1994 feature film remake starring […]

Batman And Pee-Wee Sitting In A Tree, Ready To Be Released On DVD

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Warner Bros. Home Video has announced that “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will be released to both Blu-ray and DVD in November while Shout! Factory announced “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series” will come to Blu-ray in October with an HD DVD release to come later. “Batman” has the entire three-season run [1966-68] of the television […]

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