Powered by i.TV
September 20, 2014

TV franchises offer up last minute Christmas gift ideas

NORAD is already tracking Santa Claus and his airborne reindeer team as it heads south from the North Pole and ignores boring Canada to give delightful Christmas presents to all the good American boys and girls. Fortunately, the U.S. Air Force apologized for that anti-aircraft missile that almost nicked Dasher. They sent a fruit basket and everything. The point is that you don't have much time...

Continue Reading

BBC sci-fi classics show up for free on on YouTube

The BBC's official YouTube channel is offering free Christmas gifts to sci-fi fans in the form of a classic hero and a field full of deadly plants. The move gives American viewers a great (legal) chance to catch up on quality productions that didn't (yet?) make their way over to BBC America. Among the many full episodes of BBC programming now awaiting your computer's perusal is the creepy 1981...

Continue Reading

Ghost Intervention joins the ranks of paranormal stalkers

I confess I've written more than my fair share of posts complaining about the never-ending march of paranormal, ghost busting shows haunting TV these days. You know the shows I refer to -- the "documentaries" promising to prove the existence of ghosts without ever finding anything resembling actual proof. Every time I've written something bemoaning the arrival of another such show, I think it...

Continue Reading

That's Sir Patrick Stewart to you, Star Trek fans

You know him as Captain Jean-Luc Picard or Professor Charles Xavier, but once Queen Elizabeth II is done with him, the bald leading man extraordinaire will arise Sir Patrick Stewart, Knight of the Realm. Now 69 years old, Stewart is known around the world for his lead roles in major sci-fi franchises like Star Trek and X-Men. But he was well-known to U.K. theatergoers for years as a 16-year...

Continue Reading

BBC America brings back Van Helsing in Demons

Though I still haven't forgiven the great Dr. Abraham Van Helsing for allowing that awful movie with Hugh Jackman to be made about him -- or for not showing up and killing the entire cast of the Twilight -- I'm excited to catch his descendants on the new British import, Demons. A new horror series from the writers of past British hits Hex and Merlin, Demons features Philip Glenister (Life on...

Continue Reading

Rifftrax returns for live Christmas mock fest

The Rifftrax crew unwrapped its second national live broadcast this week from San Diego as Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett took on a series of moldy Christmas short films and sent the results to hundreds of theaters across this great nation of ours. Over the 90+ minute run of the upbeat show, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums steered seemingly innocent holiday-themed...

Continue Reading

Top TV Stories of 2009: Comcast buys NBC Universal

As 2009 draws to a close, the world has exactly what it needs -- another massive media conglomerate. On Dec. 3, cable giant Comcast justified a long-standing industry rumor and completed an $8 billion deal to acquire a controlling 51% of NBC Universal stock from former owner General Electric. Huge companies gobbling up big (but not as huge) companies is nothing new in any business,...

Continue Reading

Yes, Virginia - there are iCarly video games for Christmas

It never fails to amaze me that there very popular kid's shows out there -- complete with extensive merchandising -- that I've never heard of (though I write about entertainment for a living). Nickelodeon's iCarly is one of those shows. I wouldn't know an episode of iCarly if one sideswiped me in LA traffic, but no one at the network nor anyone associated with the show could give a chimp since...

Continue Reading

MacFarlane's home goes festive for Dark Side release

The Dark Side came to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's house Saturday night in the form of both the worst weather Los Angeles has seen in years and the DVD release party for the Empire Strikes Back parody, Something Something Something Dark Side. The follow-up to the successful Star Wars: Episode IV -- "A New Hope" spoof, Blue Harvest, Dark Side follows the exploits of Luke Skywalker (Chris...

Continue Reading

Remember the great Edward Woodward with Callan

Most American TV viewers know Edward Woodward from his run as Robert McCall as The Equalizer. But, British TV aficionados know he trained in backside-kicking on the dark, gritty British spy series, Callan. Written by James Mitchell, the show featured David Callan -- a spy working for an ultra-secret arm of the British Intelligence service specializing in assassinations. Unfortunately, the...

Continue Reading