New on DVD: World War Z, Grimm Season 2, Arrow Season 1, Plus the Universal Monsters on Blu-ray

DVD/Blu-ray Releases Due Out On or About September 17th: Universal Monsters on Blu-ray: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Fall 2013 Season’s Best Bets for Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

23 shows!  23!  That’s how many new and returning science fiction and fantasy shows will debut in Prime Time between tonight (with The Legend of Korra at 7 PM EST on Nickelodeon plus Haven at 9 PM EST on Syfy) and November 23rd (when the BBC/BBC America newbie Atlantis has its bow).  23!  And that’s not counting the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Futurama Goes Out Strong, Under the Dome Takes a Hit (From a Tennis Ball)

After seven seasons and already having been cancelled once (by FOX), Matt Groening’s Futurama came to a close last week with its final episode on Comedy Central.  The series went out on a high note pulling a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.2 million total viewers.  I believe that’s the best numbers the show has pulled… Read More »

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New in Comics: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd and More

A few choice selections from the comics due out September 11th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 (of 4)IDW Publishing Description: The Martian mayhem overtakes Mega-City One! During the annual meeting of the Mega-City Mafia, a new boss makes a play for power thanks to a mysterious… Read More »

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New on DVD: Star Trek Into the Darkness, Supernatural S8, Plus . . . Frankenstein’s Army and Lust of the Dead?

DVD/Blu-ray Releases Due Out On or About September 10th: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch Fall 2013 Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Preview

Another new television season is upon us and despite the fact that many science fiction and fantasy fans regularly complain that there is nothing to watch on the tube, the number of genre entries offered by the broadcast networks and cable channels continues to grow each year.  This Fall, there are more than twenty new and returning genre… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Siberia and Under the Dome Both Rise in the Ratings

There was no holiday slump for the two broadcast network Summer shows on Monday (Labor Day) night as both NBC’s Siberia and CBS’ Under the Dome improved their numbers from the past weeks with their most recent episodes.  Siberia posted a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.9 million total viewers (based on the preliminaries, the finals… Read More »

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New in Comics: The Original George Lucas Star Wars Script Gets Adapted to Comics, Plus Space: 1999, Once Upon A Time, and More

A few choice selections from the comics due out September 4th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): The Star Wars #1Dark Horse Description: Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change… Read More »

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New on DVD: Revolution Season 1 and Other Recent TV Shows, Plus Sharknado

DVD/Blu-ray Releases Due Out On or About September 3rd: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch: Under the Dome Still Going Strong as it Winds Down its First Season, But Siberia is Sinking to Insignicance

Most of the cable sci fi/fantasy shows have wrapped up their Summer seasons and the cast-offs from the 2012-13 season have finished out their burn-off runs as well.  But the two broadcast network genre shows still have a few weeks to go as they track very different paths ratings-wise.  The CBS hit series Under the Dome improved its… Read More »

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New in Comics: Jericho Season 4 #4 (Maybe), Locke & Key Alpha #1, and More

A few choice selections from the comics due out August 28th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): Jericho Season 4 #4 (of 5)IDWNote that the release date on this is very tentative Description: Jake continues to be weary of John Smith’s motives and gets hold of Smith’s prized possession ‘the precipice.’ Jake… Read More »

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New on DVD: Walking Dead Season 3, Captain Harlock Complete TV Series, and More

DVD/Blu-ray Releases Due Out On or About August 27th: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch: True Blood and Teen Wolf Wrap Up as the Summer Winds Down

It’s late August and that means that the Fall season is just around the corner and time for the Summer shows to start wrapping up their seasons. It’s been a pretty succesful Summer thus far for genre shows with most of the non-burnoff entries doing well in the ratings, one broadcast network show getting a renewal (Under the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Under the Dome Slips in the Ratings Again

CBS series Under the Dome experienced another drop in its ratings this past Monday, slipping to a 2.4 score (after the final numbers came in) with 10.4 million total viewers.  That’s now two weeks in a row of flagging numbers, but there’s not too much to be worried about here.  It’s not uncommon for a show to slip… Read More »

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New in Comics: Buck Rogers and The Thunder Agents Return to Comics and More

A few choice selections from the comics due out July 31st (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): Buck Rogers In 25th Century #1Hermes Press Description: Buck Rogers, the first, best, and original Sci-Fi hero returns with Howard Chaykin drawing and writing this action packed incarnation of this iconic title. Over eighty years… Read More »

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