New in Comicsl: Batman and Superman Meet for the First Time in the New 52 Universe

A few choice selections from the comics due out June 26th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): Batman Superman #1DC Description: A new epic begins with the debut of this new, ongoing series! Don’t miss the first fateful meeting of Batman and Superman in The New 52! By: Greg Pak, Jae Lee… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Under the Dome Scores Big With Its Debut, Plus a Run Down of the Rest of the Summer Sci Fi/Fantasy Shows

Back in the saddle again and its time for a quick rundown of how the Summer sci fi / fantasy shows have been performing so far.  First, I will start out with the most recent–and biggest–news, the premiere of the Under the Dome last night based on the Stephen King book.  That series, which has been touted as… Read More »

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New on DVD: Peter Cushing Doctor Who Movies on Blu-ray, New Sci Fi Steelbook Releases, Plus . . . Hansel and Gretel Get Baked?

DVD/Blu-ray Releases Due Out On or About June 25th: New Steelbook Releases: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch: 2012-13 Season Wrap-Up of Sci Fi/Fantasy Shows and the Prospects of Those that Survived

Another season is in the can with yet another round of cancellations of science fiction and fantasy shows.  But not nearly as many as you might think.  I tracked twenty six shows this past season (though several had only marginal genre elements) and of those only six received the axe.  That’s only a 23% cancellation rate, much lower… Read More »

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New in Comics: Kick-Ass 3 Hits the Stands

A few choice selections from the comics due out June 5th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)Marvel Description: Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl’s blockbuster return for the LAST EVER story arc of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s mega-selling series. Hit-Girl’s in jail, leaving Kick-Ass to lead the superhero… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Season Numbers for Broadcast Net Genre Shows Has Revolution Top Among Sci Fi/Fantasy Offerings

The “final” numbers for the broadcast network shows from the 2012-13 season are in.  These may be adjusted slightly at some point because a few shows are still airing new episodes (Revolution has its season finale tonight and Hannibal has a few more episodes to go), but for the most part the season has been wrapped and the… Read More »

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New on DVD: Teen Wolf Season 2, Plus the Glorious Return of Erik Estrada in . . . Chupacabra vs. the Alamo?

DVDs/Blu-rays due out June 4th: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Hannibal Will Dine Again for a Second Season

The wait is finally over!  NBC has left the small but devoted legion of fans (which includes myself) for new series Hannibal hanging as to whether the show would return for a second season.  But last night they made it official that the infamous serial killer would be returning for another repast after the current season ends.  The… Read More »

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The Summer Sci Fi/Fantasy Shows Start the First Week of June, Here’s What to Expect

The 2012-13 season is all but over (Revolution has its finale on Monday and Hannibal will wrap up later in June) and it’s time for the networks to start rolling out their Summer lineup.  This used to be the time when the cable channels would beef up their genre programming, and we still see some of that with… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Which Sci Fi Shows Benefit the Most from the Fall Scheduling and Which Ones Got the Shaft

With the Fall schedule set (pretty much at least, things can always change) we know where the broadcast network sci fi/fantasy shows will land once the new season kicks off this coming September.  However, the Prime Time landscape can be a tricky thing with some timeslots offering a cushy resting place for a series while others can prove… Read More »

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New in Comics: Clive Barker’s Next Testament, John Carpenter’s Asylum, and (Maybe) Jericho #3

A few choice selections from the comics due out May 29th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles): Clive Barker Next Testament #1 (of 12)Boom! Studios Description: The first all-new original comic series created and written by Clive Barker is here! Julian Demond, captain of industry, has left behind everything to begin a… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Hannibal’s Slipping Numbers Not Helping Its Cause

Last Thursday’s airing of NBC’s Hannibal saw the show slip to a 1.0 rating with 2.7 million viewers.  That’s a drop of one tick from the 1.1 score it posted the week prior and not necessarily good news for the show.  The network has yet to announce whether the series will return for a second season, and a… Read More »

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New on DVD: Beetlejuice Animated Series, Doctor Who Series 7, and More

DVDs/Blu-rays due out May 28th: More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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Cancellation Watch Preview: Early Predictions for the New Fall Sci Fi/Fantasy Shows

I realize that most of the announcements about the new shows for this coming Fall season just went out and that none of them has aired a single episode yet and will not until September or later.  But that’s not dissuading me from making some early predictions.  I’ve seen the trailers, read the synopses, and observed where they… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Amazon’s Zombieland TV Series CANCELLED . . . By the Viewers!

This past year, Amazon decided to get into the original programming game with their Instant Video service to compete with other online streamers who have been doing the same like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more.  And they came up with what I thought was a very sensible approach which involved putting the pilots for several shows out for… Read More »

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