Television

Mon
30
Jan

Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who after this year's Christmas Special

Radio Times announced today:

Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he will leave Doctor Who at the end of the show's current run, bowing out to make way for a new Doctor.

Capaldi will leave at the end of series 10, with the 2017 Christmas special serving as his last hurrah.

Mon
30
Jan

Adam West Narrates Latest Promo for NBC's POWERLESS

NBC's latest comedy, which airs Thursday February 2nd, takes place in the DC Universe where superheroes are known for their heroic deeds. Unfortunately, other than the villains, innocent bystanders tend to be the most affected by the use of super-powers.

Originally pitched as a workplace comedy centered around insurance adjusters, the theme of the show has been shifted to a team of inventors working for "Wayne Security". Their task is to find ways for the 'cowering commuters' to protect themselves when a super-battle occurs.

The latest promo has the iconic Adam West (Batman 1966), narrating. This can only lead to a small bit of hope that perhaps he'll cameo in an episode along the way. Starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alan Tudyk, POWERLESS will reference many of DC's heroes with its comedic narrative.

Mon
30
Jan

Nocking Point: ARROW Ep 510 asks "Who Are You"?

Welcome back arrow fans! The return to Star City was quite an emotional rollercoaster. With the return of Laurel Lance there were certainly a lot of questions crying out for answers. I felt that there was a lot of different storylines to keep track of this week.

Mon
30
Jan

Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episode 2: Forged in Steel

Picking up where the first episode ended, after Brody and company's escape from Galvanax's ship via the trash chute.  As a result, a lot of garbage ended up getting dumped on Earth.  This garbage lands on the road blocking two teenagers from Summer Cove High Schools named Hayley and Calvin.  As they try to clear the garbage from the road, they find the shapeshifter Mick.  Mick explains how he ended up on Earth, and they are attacked by Galvanax's foot soldiers.  They manage to fight them off and head back to Summer Cove High School to try and fix Mick's broken wrist communicator.  Mick ends up getting hired as the shop teacher.  Clearly Summer Cove is pretty lax on teacher background checks...

Fri
27
Jan

History Notes: Legends of Tomorrow Episode 209, "Raiders of the Lost Art"

Legends of Tomorrow Raiders of the Lost Art

So LEGENDS OF TOMORROW has moved to a new timeslot for the week. Now what am I going to do with my Thursday nights?

Ahem.

Six months ago (if such measurements can mean anything at all in a show where the characters are hopping about in time), Rip Hunter (ARTHUR DARVILL) and the Waverider were going down for the count. The team was scattered. So Rip grabbed a non-descript piece of wood from under the flooring of the timeship that even Gideon didn't know about, shut the ship's AI down, and stuck his hand directly into the power of the time drive.

Fri
27
Jan

End of the Innocence: CW's RIVERDALE a Subversive, Adult Spin on Comic Book Champion

Riverdale

If you were a fan of DAWSON'S CREEK, you're in luck: it's back, only under a new name with different characters. The characters may suspiciously sound and look like they come from a familiar comic book, but names and appearances are where the familiarity ends.

It's been a long summer for the teens of Riverdale, highlighted by the mysterious death of Jason Blossom (TREVOR STINES) while on a pseudo-romantic boat trip with his twin sister, Cheryl (MADELAINE PETSCH). Cheryl was found crying on the riverbank by Scout Troop leader Dilton Doiley (DANIEL YANG), but Jason's body was never recovered; and his death has an impact the entire town -- a tragedy for many, and an answered prayer for others, like Alice Cooper (MADCHEN AMICK) who tells her husband that she hopes Jason burns in hell. It's the mystery at the heart of the series, and we learn all about it through our narrator and blogger, Veronica Mars Jughead Jones (COLE SPROUSE).

Thu
26
Jan

Catching Up: The Flash Episode 310, "Borrowing Problems From The Future"

The Flash Episode 310, Borrowing Problems From the Future

In the weeks since Christmas, Wally (KEIYNAN LONSDALE) has been shadowing Barry (GRANT GUSTIN) as he does his Flash duties. He's learning by observing, which has led some -- like Detective Tom Patterson (GREG GRUNBERG) -- to assume that "the guy in yellow" is not so super-heroic after all. Wally overhears this but tries not to let it affect his patience.

Wed
25
Jan

Taking Flight: SUPERGIRL 'Lives' with Kevin Smith Ep 209

SUPERGIRL has returned with episode 2.10 titled, "Supergirl Lives" directed by Kevin Smith. After a long layoff it's time to get back to protecting the world (particularly National City) from alien threats.

The episode starts off with Supergirl chasing down a couple of low level jewel thieves. An event that really shouldn't have her racing to catch up to the van, as we've seen her run alongside The Flash. It's a sequence that's necessary to work itself into upcoming events. As she topples the van by blowing out it's rear tire, the two thugs in the back miraculously escape unharmed. As they flee the scene, Guardian appears to cut them off but is distracted by one who wields a knife; allowing the other to run in the opposite direction.

Mon
23
Jan

Episode Titles for IRON FIST Would Make Bruce Lee Proud

The moment of truth is upon us. According to Bleeding Cool, the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) has been classifying episodes of the upcoming Netflix original series: IRON FIST.

In doing so, they've released the titles of all but 2 episodes, including the directors for each one. After giving these a look through it's been determined (by this humble writer) that they are the most badass titles since Bruce Lee gave us "Fists of Fury" and "Enter the Dragon".

Sat
21
Jan

Power Rangers Ninja Steel Episode 1: Return of the Prism

When POWER RANGERS: DINO SUPER CHARGE ended, I wasn't quite sure how well my kids would take it.  They love the POWER RANGERS franchise in all of its iterations, but for the most part they watch them on Netflix.  DINO CHARGE/DINO SUPER CHARGE was the first POWER RANGERS series they watched week by week as they aired.  But, when the last episode aired, Nickelodeon aired a commercial for POWER RANGERS: NINJA STEEL, and my kids were all excited about the new series.  My six-year old son and I sat down to watch the premiere as it aired, and we enjoyed it quite a bit.

Thu
19
Jan

"Game of Thrones" Season Six - Now Available on DVD and Blu Ray!

Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray

Since its inception, Game of Thrones has become famous for pulling no punches, killing main characters, and giving us villains we love to hate.

But in season six, it became known for a different reason – feminism.

Yes, that’s right. The show that started out as a pissing contest between men vying for the throne, the show that included gratuitous on-screen rape of major female characters, and the show that gave us misogynistic villains like Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsey Bolton, has evolved into a story about women taking charge.

And I am 100% here for it.

The epic fantasy genre is notorious for its mistreatment of women. From all-male questing teams to prevalence of sexual assault, it’s a genre that’s often been a boys’ club. But that’s slowly changing.

Thu
19
Jan

Kevin Smith Directs "Supergirl Lives", Invited Back for More

The upcoming mid-season premiere of SUPERGIRL, titled 'Supergirl Lives' was directed by Kevin Smith. And the experience was so positive for everyone involved, he was invited back to direct episode 17 as well.

In an interview with Comicbook.com Kevin Smith said that because he loves creating, it takes a special circumstance for him to set everything aside to work on a project. And for him, the experience was so enjoyable and he loved everyone on-set, that he couldn't say no to coming back.

From Comicbook.com:

Wed
18
Jan

Rizzoli & Isles Final Season Hits DVD

Rizzoli & Isles Season 7 (and Final)

Tess Gerritson's crimefighting duo reaches the end of the line of their television capers, with the impeccable Dr. Maura Isles (SASHA ALEXANDER) dealing with a head trauma injury that seems to have activated a genetic brain disorder that manifests in dizzy spells and forgetfulness. For the woman who is used to always being the smartest person in the room, this is a little more than unsettling, and several of the early episodes follow Maura's personal path as she pursues treatment options. Meanwhile, Detective Jane Rizzoli (ANGIE HARMON) is offered an opportunity to pursue a career with the FBI.

Wed
18
Jan

Outsiders Returns to WGN for Second Season

Taking place in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky, the base story of the Outsiders centers around the Farrell clan who have lived isolated on top of their mountain for generations.  Struggling to keep an uneasy truce with the townspeople below and maintain their way of life, they also struggle within themselves for power within their clan, and are put to the test when their very way of life is threatened from the outside.

In the first season we learned there is a Big Coal company that has bought rights to mine the coal rich land. But to do so, they must enlist the help of the Sherriff T. Wade Houghton (Thomas M. Wright) and the law enforcement of Blackburg to remove the Farrell’s and any others that may reside up on the mountain by whatever means possible. At the same time, the struggle for power within the clan drives some to commit murder, ending with a huge confrontation between the authorities and the clans that ended in massive bloodshed.

Wed
11
Jan

Watch: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Fluffy) Debates Marvel vs DC

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, affectionately known as 'Fluffy', has a comedy special on NETFLIX called "I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry" and, among other things, he dished out his thoughts on the Marvel vs DC debate.

During the special he discusses his experience drinking a chocolate cake shake, an injured audience member, his meeting with Arnold Shwarzenegger and the return of the 'racial gift basket'. In the segment (from his official YouTube channel), he recalls a conversation between himself and one of his kids' friends who claimed DC was better than Marvel.

Caution: Married men may squirm a bit when he discusses Green Lantern's power!

Mon
09
Jan

CW Renews Arrowverse and Supernatural for 2017-2018. And Constantine returns! (in animated form)

I actually saw this first announced by Stephen Amell on his Facebook, but Hollywood Reporter better coverage:

Ahead of its day before press at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, The CW handed out early renewals to seven veteran series.

Returning for the 2017-18 broadcast season are all four DC Comics shows — The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow — as well as dramedies Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, alongside its longest-running original, Supernatural.

Missing from the list are The 100, iZombie and The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, all of which have yet to debut their current seasons. (Reign will end with its upcoming fourth season and The Vampire Diaries also will sign off later this year.)

Thu
05
Jan

Voltron Season 2 Trailer Has Zarkon in Hot Pursuit!

If you're reading this, odds are you loved season one of Voltron on Netflix and you have been anxiously awaiting for more news. Entertainment Weekly has a great interview up for fans who want an inside look at what's in store for our Paladins in the second season.

When season one ended, our Paladin's were scattered throughout the galaxy, separated during their heroic escape from Zarkon's clutches. It was discovered that Zarkon was the original owner of the Black Lion and his connection with it still runs deep. So deep, in fact, that this season he appears hellbent on tracking down Voltron and reclaiming what was once his.

In the interview, executive producer Lauren Montgomery discusses Zarkon's renewed motivation:

Wed
04
Jan

Doctor Mysterio (AKA Doctor Who) Returns for Christmas

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio

  • Written by Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Ed Bazalgette

Cast

Wed
21
Dec

You Won't Believe Superman's New Relationship Status!

When I saw this coming across the interwebs I couldn't believe it. It's been hinted at, over the years, within the panels of comics during the 'golden age' and even explored during the New 52. But now that's it's being done where tomorrow's generation of comic book readers will see it, the future looks bright for the 'power couple'!

Over the course of Superman's 75 plus years of existence, his relationship status has been relatively consistent; albeit with a few blips on the radar. Superman loves Lois Lane. It's been as consistent as his red underwear. Even though he's remained true to his heart, there have been several instances where it's implied he was attracted to Wonder Woman.

The debate of who Superman should be romantically involved with has become a hot topic ever since DC launched the "New 52".

Fri
16
Dec

David Tennant to star as Scrooge McDuck in Ducktales!

BBC America posted some surprising news this morning!  David Tennant is going to star as Scrooge McDuck in next year's DUCKTALES relaunch!


Here's the rest of cast announcements, which comes as the cast sings the theme song from the classic series:

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