Singer/Songwriter Paul Williams showed up on the set of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1973, wearing his Virgil makeup from Battle of the Planet of the Apes.
Archive for the ‘Television’ Category
A Westworld reimagining/remake? Yes, please!
Comes out this October.
If you happen to like Tim and Eric-esque off-beat, frankly weird humor, then you might want to check out the upcoming Adult Swim show Decker: Unclassified. It stars Tim Heidecker as Jack Decker, and is pretty much Tim and Eric meets 24.
Decker: Unclassified premiers June 17th.
Preacher, the series based on Garth Ennis’ comic series of the same name, premiers tonight on AMC. Given the content of the comic series, you’d think it would be a better fit on, say, HBO, or the like. Then again, Breaking Bad was good, so maybe there’s hope.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, this is part of what you’re missing.
Continuing with the superhero movie and television news, of which there’s going to be a lot of this year, Netflix released this trailer for the upcoming second season of the Daredevil series. This is continued proof that a good trailer goes a long way in solidifying a casting choice, in this case in regards to Jon Bernthal as Punisher.
The second season of Punisher drops March 18th on Netflix.
So, Archer P.I.? I’m cool with it.
The official Ash vs Evil Dead Facebook page has uploaded the first episode of the new series as a special preview. If you’re a fan of the previous Evil Dead movies (Army of Darkness included) and you don’t have cable, or just didn’t manage to catch it when it originally aired, then you’re in luck.
With Venture Bros. Season 6 slated for an early February 2016 release, a trailer for the upcoming season has surfaced on the interwebs. The Venture family is moving to New York to take over Jonas Venture Jr.’s company after his untimely death, and it also looks like there’s going to be a lot more parodies of Marvel properties, especially considering the greater focus on Spider-Man expy Brown Widow, and the seemingly crossdressing Captain America expy as well.
In any case, I can’t wait!
Yup, they’re rebooting MacGyver, or at least attempting to, with a pilot having been ordered by CBS. My hope in this matter is it’ll be Space MacGyver:
To promote their show ‘Vikings’ at San Diego Comic-Con, History channel has set up a “Bludgeon Booth” at the convention.
In the Bludgeon Booth, attendees get dressed up in Viking garb, choose their weapon, and, with all the strength and battle rage they can muster, slam the weapon down on a platform, upon which an attendant sprays them with red, sugary blood. This entire event is recorded in slow motion, mixed with footage from the show, and emailed to the attendee to do with as they wish. The above video is my own run through the booth; it was a lot of fun!
What do attendees get for participating in the Bludgeoning Box, aside from the satisfaction of being coated in fake blood? A Vikings comic book, and a Vikings-branded drinking horn, which also allows the owner discounts on beer at select bars in the gaslamp district.
Easily one of the best booths at this year’s SDCC.
Dinosaur World Wide is handling the merchandise for Danger 5, including t-shirts, posters, lobby cards, and more. For those who are unaware, Danger 5 is a parody of the spy genre which stars an international team of special operatives who’s primary goal is to kill Hitler, and disrupt Nazi efforts in the process. The first season was a 60’s take on WWII. The second season is more Cold War-inspired, although, as always, the team’s main goal is to kill Hitler.
The buzz on the soon-to-be-released ‘Daredevil’ Netflix series has been pretty positive. Plus, it’ll on Netflix, so you’ll be able to watch the entire run in one sitting (if you’d like). It comes out April 10th.
A reboot of ‘Thunderbirds’ with special effects by WETA? Sign me up! Too bad the characters aren’t more reminiscent of the original ‘supermarionation’ style, but the live-action sets are on point. Plus, it still beats the pants off of that crappy ‘Thunderbirds’ movie released back in ’04.
‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ debuts on April 5th in the UK, and April 12th in Australia, with no word on a US release (yet).
The Christmas Day episode of BBC 2’s James May’s Toy Stories featured Action Man. For those of you unfamiliar with Action Man, he was the British version of GI Joe. Here is the trailer.
To watch the whole episode, visit Daily Motion.
In case you missed it, AdultSwim.com is still hosting the Venture Bros. ‘All This and Gargantua-2′ special, including the epilogue which wasn’t included in the original broadcast, for free. Not only is it a full hour long (well, 50-ish minutes), but it sets up Season 6 in a majorly huge way.
I’m far from adverse when it comes to sharing Adult Swim programming on this website, although this one might be a bit ‘out of left field’. Just remember when watching it:
1) It’s extremely surrealist humor
2) You’re doing yourself no favor if you don’t watch the whole thing
3) If you have to skip ahead, it picks up around the 4 minute mark
It’s not quite Venture Bros., but it has a somewhat similar feel, given that it’s a parody of various Hanna-Barbera properties, principally Scooby-Doo. Plus, Norm Macdonald as an alcoholic pigeon just feels… right.
You can catch the first episode here: www.adultswim.com/videos/mike-tyson-mysteries/the-end
A while back we featured an article on the Australian series Danger 5:
From David Russo and David Ashby, the creators of Italian Spiderman, comes the ultimate 60’s era-style spy show you never knew you wanted, but know you have to see. Set in an alternate WWII, 5 Allied spies: Jackson from the USA, Tucker from Australia, Lisa from Russia, Claire from Britain, and Pierre from Europe, battle Hitler and the Third Reich’s evil schemes world wide, facing such foes as lizard men and Japanese robots.
Great synopsis, huh? You know you have to see the second season, which reportedly will begin airing next month.
In true teaser fashion all we get is a few flashes of some backgrounds, the promise of a Gargantua-2 special later this year, and…. oh, yeah, a mysterious new man clad all in blue who’s been bumping off members of the Guild of Calamitous Intent. Who could it possibly be?
Halo: Nightfall is the upcoming Ridley Scott produced live action series based in the Halo universe. As you can see in the above image, members of the Colonial Guard forces in the series are wearing HELIKON-TEX CPUs (Combat Patrol Uniform) in PenCott BadLands camouflage.
To find out more about Halo: Nightfall, visit: www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/halo-nightfall
This video combines two of my favorite entertainment forces, Batman and Dethklok, into a fusion of metal and vigilantism. Fair warning, it’s a bit weird.