Archive for the ‘Television’ Category
Geek Peek: First Look At The Second ‘Game Of Thrones’ Beer
June 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Deal: Game of Thrones Statue: Tyrion
Back in December we got our first peek at the first in the announced line of Game of Thrones-themed beers—a blonde ale called Iron Throne—being created by Brewery Ommegang in New York.
Now comes our first look at the second beer in the line, which is set to arrive sometime this fall. The second beer is a stout called Take the Black, inspired of course by the Night’s Watch and the oath that seals their lifetime commitment to the protectors of the realm of Westeros. It will be 7% alcohol by volume.
You can check out what the next beer will look like, including the special label it will wear that was designed by a52, the same studio that designed the title for the HBO show’s opening credits. [...]
June 18th, 2013 at 8:40 am | |
DVD Review: Beetlejuice: The Complete Series
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is a Game of Thrones Statue: Tyrion from Dark Horse for $169.99 (that’s 15% off the list price of $199.99).
Note – this deal is only for today, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last (and at TFAW, supplies don’t last so grab this now if you want it at a discounted price).
If/when the deal runs out, you can still get Game of Thrones Statue: Tyrion statue at the discounted price of $185.25 through Amazon [...]
June 17th, 2013 at 11:30 am | |
Beetlejuice: The Complete Series
DVD (Amazon Exclusive)
Created by: Tim Burton
Director: Robin Budd
Voice Cast: Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Elizabeth Hanna, Roger Dunn, Tara Strong, Len Carlson, Susan Roman
Rated TV-PG | 2160 Minutes
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Though I know I should be wary,
Still I venture someplace scary;
Ghostly haunting I turn loose…
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!
Winner of the 1990 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, Beetlejuice: The Series was created by Executive producers Tim Burton and David Geffen and ran on ABC and FOX from 1989 to 1992.
Featuring music by Danny Elfman and the vocal talent of Tabitha St. Germain (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Stephen Ouimette (X-Men: The Animated Series), and Alyson Court (Resident Evil), Beetlejuice: The Complete Series is now available as an Amazon exclusive DVD set from Shout! Factory that’s a must-have for fans of Burton’s Ghost with the Most.
The animated series focuses on teenage goth girl Lydia Deetz (Court) and everyone’s favorite poltergeist prankster Beetlejuice (Ouimette) as they explore The Neitherworld, a wacky realm inhabited by monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and the undead.
Beetlejuice: The Complete Series includes all 94 episodes from the shows’s 4-season run. That’s 2160 minutes of macabre mayhem; 36 hours of classic hand-drawn animation of sandworms (Ya hate ‘em right? I HATE ‘EM MYSELF!). Beetlejuice: The Series led to other spooky kids’ cartoons like The Addams Family, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters [...]
Blu-ray Deal: ‘Star Trek: The Complete Original Series’; ‘The Next Generation’ S1-3
June 13th, 2013 at 9:30 am | |
Deal: Smallville: The Complete Series DVD Box Set
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is an up to 62% off sale on Star Trek: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray and Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray.
– Star Trek: The Original Series – Seasons 1-3 [Blu-ray] for $88.99 (that’s 51% off the list price of $179.98)
– Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 1 [Blu-ray] for $49.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $129.99)
– Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 2 [Blu-ray] for $49.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $129.99)
– Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 3 [Blu-ray] for $57.49
(that’s 56% off the list price of $129.99) [...]
June 11th, 2013 at 1:32 pm | |
Check Out This Preview Of Marvel’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ Graphic Novel
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Smallville: The Complete Series DVD box set for only $114.99 (that’s 66% off the list price of $339.88).
The 62-disc box set contains 192 hours of material, which includes all 218 episodes of Smallville (10 seasons) and over 5 hours of brand new content, like a never-before-seen Superboy pilot shot in 1961, a look back at the series with over 100 minutes of material, a decade of Comic-Con featurette, DC’s Secret Origin documentary, and more [...]
June 10th, 2013 at 6:30 pm | |
Deal: Farscape: The Complete Series DVD & Blu-ray
So ABC’s surprisingly successful television series Once Upon a Time will be getting a spin-off series this Fall and now we have a preview of an upcoming graphic novel co-created by Marvel Entertainment and Disney-ABC.
We have some images from the upcoming hardcover graphic novel titled Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen [...]
June 7th, 2013 at 1:15 pm | |
Video: George R.R. Martin Watches Fans React To ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode “The Rains Of Castamere”
This week, Amazon has a sale on Farscape: The Complete Series box set on DVD for only $49.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $129.98) and Blu-ray for only $69.99 (that’s 53% off the list price of $149.99).
The 26-disc DVD set and 20-disc Blu-ray set both contain all 88 episodes of the sci-fi series Farscape, along with over 15 hours of bonus features like audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes footage. Also, on the Blu-ray set, there’s an all-new documentary titled Memories of Moya: An Epic Journey, which features new interviews with the cast and creators [...]
June 6th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
The ‘Princess Bride’ Effect: How ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Turning More and More People Into Fred Savages
Author George R.R. Martin visited Conan last night to discuss the hit HBO show based on his books, Game of Thrones. While there, Conan O’Brien showed Martin a popular video going around that shows fans watching the shocking latest episode of the show, “The Rains of Castamere,” and their reactions to the madness that went down.
Considering it was Martin’s brain that the events of this episode were born in, everyone’s been wondering his thoughts on what happened. Click on over to the other side now to see Martin watching people react to the episode, but be warned, there may be spoilers. [...]
June 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Matt Smith Leaving ‘Doctor Who’ – But Who Will Be The Next Doctor?
Hey there, champ. Mind if we have a seat? We heard this week’s episode of Game of Thrones was especially difficult to watch. And we just wanted to let you know that we understand, and that it’s going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay. But probably not.
This week’s episode, titled “The Rains of Castamere,” is the ninth episode of season three and one that fans of George R.R. Martin‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series have been waiting for since the show began…with sick, sadistic smiles of pure evil hiding behind poker faces in front of unsuspecting friends and family members who entered the show unaware of what fates these characters had coming to them. As the show has progressed there have been some shocking moments, sure, and even fans of the show who hadn’t previously read the books had learned that it was not wise to grow too fond of a character. But they were not prepared for this. [...]
June 5th, 2013 at 10:37 am | |
‘Wanderlust’ Star Justin Theroux Set For Lead In Damon Lindelof’s Post-Rapture HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’
Whovian heads exploded left and right over the weekend with the announcement from the BBC and Matt Smith that the current Time Lord will be departing from the popular and long-lived series. Doctor Who, it seems, will be getting another new Doctor, this time during the year of the show’s 50th Anniversary.
The announcement was made a few weeks following the season finale of Series 7, The Name Of The Doctor, which concluded with the earth-shattering revelation that [...]
June 4th, 2013 at 4:12 pm | |
Jean Stapleton, TV’s Edith Bunker On ‘All In The Family’, Has Died
Justin Theroux has been cast as the lead in the pilot for The Leftovers, a potential new HBO series from LOST co-creator and showrunner Damon Lindelof.
The Leftovers is based on the book of the same name by author Tom Perrotta, and takes place in a world after the Rapture (or as it’s known in the book, the “Sudden Departure”) has happened, and things are—as you might imagine—not nearly the same as they once were. [...]
June 1st, 2013 at 5:56 pm | |
Jean Stapleton, best remembered for her portrayal of the long suffering, yet always sympathetic and scatterbrained wife of TV’s Archie Bunker on the seminal 1970s sitcom All in the Family, has died of natural causes in New York City, according to the LA Times. She as 90.
Stapleton, who was an actress first weaned on dramatic roles in her career, found a place in television lore as the character of Edith Bunker on the CBS sitcom, which ran from 1971-1979 and was the number one television show for five years during that run early on. She portrayed the character with a heart of gold and a running, ditzy mouth and attitude which sometimes became rather grating, especially on her husband Archie, the rotund, blowhard bigot who had opinions for everyone and everything in his difficult life, except himself of course. Played by the late Carroll O’Connor, he and Stapleton exhibited a chemistry which was able to successfully parlay such guises as hilarity, drama, pathos, candor, silliness, and intensity. The two of them, along with Sally Struthers (who played their daughter Gloria) and Rob Reiner (who played Gloria’s husband Mike), were one of television’s finest ensembles, and they all went through a road with their characters life which spoke about themes such as impotence, political unrest and uneasiness, pollution, abortion, homosexuality, inflation; in fact, no subject was taboo, and the show pushed the envelope of what was once forbidden to discuss on television, let alone a situation comedy right to the forefront of the American fabric, no doubt aided and abetted by the skillful acting by the foursome [...]
Joss Whedon Talks The Return Of ‘Firefly,’ Quicksilver & His Wish To Make A Batman Movie
May 30th, 2013 at 11:30 am | |
Deal: The West Wing: The Complete Series Collection DVD Set
It’s time for the annual (or bi-annual, or tri-annual, or monthly) Firefly update! BREAKING NEWS: It’s still canceled *shakes angry fist at Fox* as you expected.
But show creator Joss Whedon did a Q&A session after a screening of his micro-budgeted filmed-in-the-back-yard-when-he-had-time-while-filming-The-Avengers take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at an event hosted by the Film Society at Lincoln Center.
In addition to answer the obligatory Firefly question, Whedon also answered some other interesting questions, including one about the drama (or lack thereof) regarding the comic book character Quicksilver being in both Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past for Fox and Whedon’s The Avengers 2 for Marvel and Disney, and one that revealed his desire to jump into the world of Batman. [...]
May 24th, 2013 at 8:16 am | |
AMC CEO Wants ‘The Walking Dead’ On The Air Until 2022 … At Least
Today’s Gold Box spotlight item of the day over at Amazon today is The West Wing – The Complete Series Collection DVD box set for only $79.99 (that’s 73% off the list price of $299.98).
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Friday, May 24, 2013, until 11:59PM PST while supplies last.
This 45-disc collection contains all seven seasons of the NBC political television drama The West Wing, which starred Martin Sheen as an American President and showed the inner workings of the White House. The set includes audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes features, gag reels, and other extras that were part of the individual season DVD releases. There’s also creator Aaron Sorkin‘s teleplay for the pilot episode [...]
May 23rd, 2013 at 2:00 pm | |
Most shows take one season at a time, and decide to either cancel or renew based on the latest season’s numbers (though it’s silly at this point in time to pay too much attention to the numbers given how many different ways we watch TV). AMC does this as well, though they’re not exactly keeping their intentions a special secret.
The Walking Dead is one of the biggest shows on TV right now, and, despite a few speedbumps along the way regarding the creative forces behind the show, it’s continued to score huge numbers and a growing fan base. You have to assume that network execs have long term plans for shows like this, even if they do wait to greenlight a new season, but AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan is sharing his plans from the top of a peppermint patty mountain. [...]