Next Wednesday sees the release of Superior Spider-Man #1, Marvel Comics’ new series in which Peter Parker has been replaced by… someone else (I’ll save the spoilers for under the jump, in the unlikely instance that you haven’t read the story or seen the news somewhere else). Thing is, that’s clearly not the version of Spider-Man that’ll appear in the next Amazing Spider-Man movie or Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. But does it matter?
This past Thursday saw the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, also known by those with taste as “The best of the Star Trek series from the 1980s and ’90s.” There are, however, those who have avoided the show due to the (admittedly foreboding) reputation that it has developed as overly dark and continuity-laden, especially when compared to the other Treks of the time, and remain unaware of the show’s greatness. For them, then, here are five episodes to introduce Deep Space Nine to the wary.
It may be the start of a new year, but it’s also the start of a new month and that means as ever a look at what’s lying ahead in terms of new seasons and new shows on television. The days of mid-winter being a quiet time for television schedules is over, with January seeing the return of a couple of comedy favorites, the return of what may be Syfy’s best series and a couple of newcomers waiting to win your attention.
2013 sees at least two movies promising the end of the world (Comedies This Is The End and The World’s End), but also two movies set after the apocalypse (Oblivion and After Earth). It’s a year that has remakes of horror classics (Evil Dead, Carrie), sequels galore (New installments of The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Kick-Ass, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and, of course, GI Joe: Retaliation) and a relaunch for Superman himself with Man of Steel. In other words, it’s a pretty packed year. But which of the movies due for release next year are you most excited about?
2012 was a busy year for genre movies, with long-awaited movies that may have disappointed (John Carter, Prometheus), franchises making new bids of life (Men in Black 3, Total Recall) and the superhero movies that ruled them all (The Dark Knight Rises and, of course, The Avengers). But what was your favorite movie of the year? Tell all in our poll.
I’ll admit it: This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special was a joy for me, feeling as if it was a distillation of everything I’ve enjoyed so far about the Steven Moffat era (Okay, with the obvious exception of no Rory and Amy, but still): Comedy, fairy tales and, of course, a big mystery at the heart of everything.
ith only four episodes left, it’s time for Fringe to start answering some questions – Starting with the most obvious one left over from last week’s episode: “What’s the deal with the mysterious Observer child?” Well, that and the identity of Donald, of course…
If there’s one thing we can count on at this time of year, it’s the re-runs of all our favorite holiday cartoons and stop-motion specials, from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer to How The Grinch Stole Christmas and, of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas. But which festive animation makes your days the brightest, and which would you rather see lost in the North Pole for awhile? Vote in our seasonal poll and let us know!
It’s strange to admit, but one of the things that I miss most about not living in the UK anymore is British Christmas television. There’s something about the way that the networks there really push the boat out that I find myself nostalgic for after a decade in the US, and it’s not just because the Yule Log does nothing for me.
If Steven Moffat isn’t angling to convince fandom to demand a Madame Vastra Investigates spin-off from Doctor Who, then it’s hard to imagine what he’s up to with the second prequel to this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. Five quick thoughts about “Vastra Investigates,” perhaps? Why not?
In last week’s episode of Fringe, Peter rediscovered his humanity and Olivia apparently rediscovered her spine. But does that mean that things are headed back to normal for the show? Well, judging by this week’s episode, apparently so (as long as animated dream sequences are included). Five questions about “Black Blotter,” coming right up…
John Harrison. John Harrison. John Harrison. Nope. No matter what emphasis I put on it, the name given to Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness still means nothing in particular to me, and you know what? That’s perfectly okay with me, because the movie isn’t out for another half-year. But there are others who need to know just who John Harrison is right now… So here are some of the possibilities.