AMC Releases Sneak Peek of Fear The Walking Dead

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

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AMC's Walking Dead spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead, just released footage from the season premiere, and it's...well, go look.


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Netflix Grabs Hurwitz/Bamford Comedy Series

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

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According to Deadline, Netflix just picked up Lady Dynamite, a new comedy starring Maria Bamford and executive produced by Mitch Hurwitz. Based on Netflix's comedy track record (I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED Kimmy Schmidt) and the creative folks involved here, there's no way I'm not finishing this within a week of it coming out. The show, co-written by Pam Brady from South Park, is based on Bamford's life, and NOT the Community/Legend of Korra crossover I HOPED it would be. Pema and the Koog would be pretty awesome, though.

Southern Bastards Coming To FX Question Mark?

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:11 am

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Deadline is reporting that Scott Rudin is developing Southern Bastards as a potential series for FX. In other news, I will finally be getting around to reading Southern Bastards this weekend. Because having every one of my friends, several professional acquaintances, half the Best of 2014 lists on the internet, all of Twitter and three people who work at my shop telling me isn't quite enough, but shit, now there's gonna be a TV show! Better get off my butt.

The American Gods TV Series Is Finally Happening, at Starz

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

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It's hard to believe that both this project - which involves a pantheon of ancient gods both old and new, from Odin and Anubis to the newly minted god of technology - and Preacher are finally happening on TV. Sacreligious depictions of deities are the new black. Or actually, given the way both Neil Gaiman and Jesse Custer dress, they're the old black too.

The series was developed and written by Hannibal and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and Kings creator Michael Green who will executive produce and showrun. Gaiman also will executive produce the series, which is launching a casting search for the lead role of Shadow Moon.
And it will air on the same network as Ash vs. Evil Dead. I officially have Starz in my eyez now.

New South Park Superhero RPG Has a Wonderfully Terrible Name

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

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The Fractured But Whole
, a sequel to The Stick of Truth, will feature the gang as superheroes rather than fantasy characters, though I presume your character will still be named "Douchebag."

I hope there will be a level full of green vegetables, wherein one can revel in total pea-ness. Or a challenge that involves capturing roosters with vacuum cleaners, thereby enhancing one's cock-sucking talents. All I know is that The Fractured But Whole is evidently a game you must beat - so be sure to give it a good creaming!

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EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON REVEAL: Ambiguously Gay Duo in Car Bobble-Head

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

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I know Entertainment Earth works long and hard to firm up some exclusives with real staying power every year. Despite stiff competition, I think this car will do it...

The way Ace and Gary see it, if you're going to build an Ambiguously Gay Duo car, why not do it with some style? It's one of the reasons Bif Bang Pow! is bringing collectors the Saturday Night Live The Ambiguously Gay Duo Car Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive available exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343.
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An American Dream Dies - RIP Dusty Rhodes

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:40 am

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Eat. Sleep. Write obituary. Repeat? Dammit, I didn't want to have to do two in a row.

Even if you're not a fan of wrestling, Dusty Rhodes is a name that might be familiar. In a world of muscle men and fitness freaks, the man originally born Virgil Runnels was flabby, goofy looking, and sported a massive splotchy birthmark on his belly. Yet his gift of gab and lightness on his feet made him a multiple-time world champion, the likes of which we won't likely see again in today's more image-obsessed version - though it's telling that when Vince McMahon finally persuaded him to jump to the then-WWF, he actually acknowledged "The American Dream"'s past, something he never did at that time. And other then putting him in a polka-dot outfit, he didn't really change a thing about the man who had gotten there on his own terms.


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Obsessive Browncoats Parody Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back" to Demand Firefly Return

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

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I'd put the odds of an actual new Firefly series at just slightly less than those of a full on Star Trek: The Next Generation reboot on network TV with all the original cast, but by all means, fans, don't let that stop you getting creative with your demands. Who knows - Joss Whedon does seem like he got very tired of counting Marvel money, and he may decide to go the opposite direction and get back to making things with more limited appeal that aren't guaranteed success. Maybe if we all clap our hands, Tinkerbell style, and chant, "I do believe you're feminist! I do! I do!" he'll get well again.

Or maybe there's a better approach. Production group geekiarchy didn't stop with making T-shirts - they've done a full-on music video featuring clever lyrics and a pretty outstanding Adam Baldwin impersonator. The chorus refrain is good, but...

I particularly like the 'verse.

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YEEEE..waitaminute. Maybe you should watch the video first.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Good Gravy, Baked in a Pie

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything. Either comment below with your question, or email boydappraisal at yahoo.

Here we are back at Thursday again. LYT said it was okay to go on doing more of the things I find to eat from the 99 cent store - just not every week. So I was good and did not do one last week. But (drum roll) you get 2 for the price of one this week as I will be comparing. Two different forms of biscuits and gravy. Yep, you can get this tasty treat in a frozen food variety and then for a scant dollar.

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The 17 Best Pop-Culture Dinosaur Cameos

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Obviously dinosaur buffs glory in such primordial favorites as The Lost World, King Kong, The Valley of Gwangi, One Million Years B.C. and the Jurassic Park movies. But there's another, hardcore level of dino-nerdom for whom even a scrap of stock footage on a sitcom, even an allegorical dinosaur in a political cartoon, indeed, even the little green brontosaurus on the sign of a Sinclair gas station is a sweet breath of muggy Mesozoic air. Such scavengers may even find ourselves watching for the nearly subliminal dinosaurs in the opening of The Big Bang Theory.

So, with Jurassic World opening, let's acknowledge a few of the dinosaurs who turned up for just a scene, or maybe even just a tantalizing glimpse, in movies - or TV shows, or comics, or whatever - that weren't really properly of the dinosaur genre:

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