Cancellation Watch: Falling Skies Drops with Season 2 Premiere

TNT’s alien invasion series Falling Skies had its two-hour Season 2 premiere this past Sunday and its numbers were down from where it was with its series premiere last Summer.  It pulled a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.5 million total viewers versus the 2.0 rating and close to six million total viewers it had with… Read More »

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New in Comics: Mars Attacks, Irresistible and More Before Watchmen

A few choice selections from the comics due out June 20th: Mars Attacks #1IDW Description: The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The… Read More »

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New on DVD: Sealab 2020, Comic Book Independents, and More

DVDs and Blu-rays Due Out June 19th: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch: True Blood Keeps HBO on Top and Teen Wolf Remains Steady

After HBO has ruled Sunday nights among cable shows for the majority of the past few months with Game of Thrones, True Blood has quickly picked up the torch and run even further with it as it returns for its fifth season.  The Season 5 premiere this past Sunday pulled a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and… Read More »

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New in Comics: Before Watchmen Continues With Silk Spectre and the Triumphant Return of KISS to Comics!

A few choice selections from the comics due out June 13th: Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #1 (of 4) DC Description: ‘Oh sweetie, you’re too young to hate. Wait until you’re older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it won’t let you down.’ Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and… Read More »

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New on DVD: Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows, Superman vs. the Elite, and More

DVDs/Blu-rays Due Out June 12th:     More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch: Game of Thrones Goes Out Strong, Teen Wolf Returns Steady

Game of Thrones ended its second season strong this past Sunday as it pulled a series high rating and viewer count.  The season finale grabbed a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million viewers as it continues to build its audience.  It will now be likely a ten month wait until the third season (assuming an… Read More »

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New in Comics: Before Watchmen Begins with Minutemen #1

A few choice selections from the comics due out June 6th: Before Watchmen Minutemen #1 (of 6) DC Description: ‘Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.’ Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS! This issue is also offered as a combo pack… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Rankings for the Broadcast Network Genre Shows

The final rankings from this past season for the broadcast network shows are in, and you would expect that a first glance at these would give you a good idea of which shows were renewed and which ones were cancelled.  Obviously, the ones at the top were all renewed and those at the bottom were all cancelled, right? … Read More »

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New on DVD: John Carter, Yellow Submarine, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, and More

DVDs/Blu-rays Due Out June 5th:     More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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A Look at This Summer’s Sci Fi / Fantasy Shows

The Fall/Spring season is over now, but it doesn’t mean that scripted genre shows have gone into hibernation for the next few months.  As with every year, Summer brings us several genre entries to choose from, even if this year has fewer options than recent Summers.  The broadcast networks decided to bow out once again as we have… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Wrap Up on the Sci Fi Shows from the 2011-12 Season

The 2011-12 season is for all practical purposes over now.  Following are my thoughts on the ratings results for each of the sci fi/fantasy shows that aired this past year.  Alcatraz (FOX, Status: Cancelled) – This one looked solid in the ratings early on, but viewers started to lose interest shortly after its first month.  That’s a shame… Read More »

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New in Comics: Vincent Price House of Horrors, Grim Leaper, and More

A few choice selections from the comics due out March 30th: Vincent Price House Of Horrors #1 (of 4)Bluewater Productions Description: An all-new 4 issue mini series from the Master of Horror. Nicholas Stastny is a saintly lad. He loves his maker, his family, and above all, his animals. He loves ’em to death! Experience the most disturbing… Read More »

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New on DVD: True Blood Season 4, Dragon Age Dawn of the Seeker, and the One You’ve Been Waiting For . . Lancelot Link Secret Chimp

DVDs Due Out on or Around May 22nd:     More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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A First Look at Next Season’s New Genre Shows: What’s Worth Watching and What to Pass On

During the 2010-11 season, I suggested that we might be on the verge of a Sci Fi-Pocalypse as it looked like quite a number of genre shows were headed toward cancellation and it didn’t seem that the networks had too much of interest in the pipeline.  That never came about, though, as more shows than expected dodged the… Read More »

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