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Empire Presents “The Definitive History of the West Wing”

Empire Magazine brought together…

“…all the main players to relive the drama of one of TV’s most influential, beloved and important shows…” — The West Wing.

The post is well worth a read!

“Powers” Poster

That’s the poster to Powers, the new television series based on the Powers comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis [writer] and Michael Avon Oeming [artist].

Powers focuses on two detectives who investigate super-hero homicides.

Source: Coming Soon.

“Better Call Saul” Music Video

I’m looking forward to Better Call Saul  the spin-off from Breaking Bad.  According to the AMC site….

The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in ‘Breaking Bad.’ The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “Criminal lawyer.” The series’ tone is dramatic, woven with dark humor.

 

Source: /Film.

 

Behold, Every Horror On TV This October!

October is a great month for horror movie fans.  So many horror/monster movies are shown it is almost impossible to keep up with them all.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone would compile a listing to simplify our lives?

Joe Reid did and The Atlantic published it – Behold, Every Horror On TV This October!

More Walking and Talking Dead!

The card above says all you need to know!

“Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees!”

I was seven years old when The Monkees  tv series premiered on September 12, 1966.  I became an instant and life-long Monkees fan.  I wasn’t alone.

The Monkees tv series won two Emmys (one for Outstanding Comedy Series – beating The Andy Griffith Show,  Bewitched,  Get Smart, and Hogan’s Heroes).  In 1967, The Monkees had four albums hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (the only group to ever do that) and they outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined.

Obviously there were (and still are) quite a few Monkees‘ fans out there.  If you’re one, you’ll want to check out Eddie Deezen‘s post  Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees  at Neatorama.

More Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Original Star Trek

iO9 presents  More Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Original Star Trek.

If you’re a Star Trek  fan, even if you know most of the facts (I didn’t know 7 this time), you’ll still get a kick out of the piece.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Original Star Trek

iO9 presents 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Original Star Trek.

If you’re a Star Trek  fan, even if you know most of the facts (I knew 6), you’ll still get a kick out of the piece.

Original “Star Trek” in Cinerama

Star Trek,  the original series, is a favorite of  many of my regular readers.  Click on this link to see the photo above in all of it’s widescreen glory.

So I wonder how many of you have ever seen Star Trek  in Cinerama widescreen like in the photo above?

Admittedly, that’s a trick question since Star Trek  was never filmed in Cinerama.  That photo above sure looks like Cinerama though thanks to the dedicated work of Nick Acosta.  Click over to Nick’s site and see more widescreen Star Trek  photos and learn how he did it.

Well done, Mr. Acosta.  Well, done, sir.

The TV Shows That Premiered 50 Years Ago!

Recently The ’60s at 50 posted the September ’64 Television Debuts.   I was surprised that 50 years had passed but so many of the shows that premiered that season are still not only known, but are being regularly watched on retro channels.

The Shows and my thoughts…

‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ – I occasionally watched, but often found the concept cooler than than the execution.
‘Peyton Place’ –  Never watched it.
‘Shindig!’ – Occasionally watched but preferred Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.
‘Bewitched’ – Used to tune in regularly.  
‘Jonny Quest’ - Loved that show.  An all-time favorite cartoon.
‘The Addams Family’ - I watched but not regularly.  I was more a fan of  The Munsters.
’12 O’Clock High” – Never really watched it.
‘Flipper’ – As a kid I was a regular viewer.
 
‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ - I watched as often as I could.
‘The Munsters’ – I was a pretty regular viewer.
‘Daniel Boone’ – One of my favorite shows as a kid!
‘Gomer Pyle – USMC’ – We’d watch regularly.
‘Gilligan’s Island’ - We’d watch weekly.
‘My Living Doll’ - I don’t remember it, but with Julie Newmar co-starring, I’d be interested in giving it a look.
It would be interesting to see how other seasons held up after 50 years.  Nice one, The ’60s at 50.

“The Walking Dead” New Teaser Trailer

Here’s the teaser for the new season of The Walking Dead!

“The Walking Dead”: Hunt or be Hunted

Earlier this week AMC released the teaser poster for season five of The Walking Dead which starts next month.  If you’d like to see a larger version of the poster you can thanks to Coming Soon.

Z-Nation: “This is an Extinction-Scale Event…”

“This is an extinction-scale event.  The president is dead.”

Those are the first two sentences you hear in the trailer to Z Nation  which premieres in September on the SyFy Channel.

While it’s true that I’m skeptical of anything brought to us from the folks behind Sharknado, the trailer does look promising.  Let me warn you before you watch the Z Nation  trailer below, there is typical zombie movie gore.  So give the trailer a view and let me know your thoughts.

“Longmire” Poster, TV Series & Novels

I really like this poster for Longmire created by Thinkinb4Talkin.

Longmire is one of my favorite shows currently running.  I also think it is the most under-rated and the only one to continue to get better and better with each season.  If you have been watching then you know what I mean.  If you somehow missed this gem, then please give it a go.

If you’re interested, here’s a link to the first four Longmire novels by Craig Johnson.  I haven’t read all of them, but the ones I have read are excellent and they are what got me interested in the tv series.