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HBO Greenlights 'Game of Thrones' Fantasy Series

by Harley W. Lond, posted Mar 2nd 2010 10:56PM
If you needed proof that bookworms really rule the world, you need look no farther than HBO, which just greenlighted the highly anticipated fantasy series "Game of Thrones," based on George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels.

According to a report at THRLiveFeed, the pay cable network has picked up the project for a first season debut next spring and has ordered nine episodes (a pilot was shot last fall). Production will begin in Belfast in June with a cast that includes Mark Addy, Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Ehle, Iain Glen and Lena Headey.

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HBO Ready To Play 'Game of Thrones'

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 2nd 2010 5:15PM
game of thronesSick of waiting for Guillermo Del Toro to adapt 'The Hobbit' for the big screen? This news might help tide you over: HBO has officially picked up fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' for a 10-episode season.

The show is based on George R. R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels, which, admittedly, I have never read. Still, I'm excited about the possibilities for this series. HBO did family drama right ('Six Feet Under'), reinvented the Western ('Deadwood'), gave us a wonderfully quirky vampire show ('True Blood'), and the greatest police drama of all time ('The Wire'). I can't wait to see what an epic HBO fantasy series will look like.

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'Lost' and 'V' Go Back to Back Starting March 30

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 19th 2010 9:21AM
LostAs the headline says: on Tuesday March 30th, ABC will begin airing the remaining episodes of 'Lost' and the relatively new show 'V' on the same night, back-to-back. It's a good choice but there is some question as to whether or not 'Lost' fans will flock to 'V' once their favorite program is done.

Both shows are ensemble dramas, but 'Lost' is very subtle in its science fiction and/or fantasy elements, usually downplaying them in favor of the characters. 'V' has spaceships and lizard-people and the sci-fi is pretty tough to ignore. Even on TV Squad, 'Lost' is categorized as a drama while 'V' is science fiction or fantasy. While the science fiction genre has sometimes gotten a loyal viewership by the mainstream (if such a concept exists), it's usually because they don't realize they're watching science fiction.

So what do you think? Will fans of 'Lost' likely continue on to 'V', or is ABC making a mistake? Sound off in the comments.

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Going through the looking glass with Syfy's Alice

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 20th 2009 6:02PM
alice syfyThe producers of Tin Man, Syfy's dark and splashy spin on The Wizard of Oz, are back with Alice, a twisted take on Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In a conference call with reporters, Alice director Nick Willing and star Caterina Scorsone talked flying flamingos, Tweedledee and Tweedledum's torture tactics, and what Wonderland would look like 150 years after Alice's original adventure.

We'll have an advance review of Alice soon, but for now you can head after the jump for an inside look at the miniseries, premiering December 6 on Syfy. Spoilers follow.

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Rescue Me: Fantasy - VIDEO

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jul 1st 2008 10:11PM

Rescue Me - Fantasy
(M2) "Do you have a boner?" - Franco

Wow... if Tommy isn't drinking anymore, maybe he should start. Fantasizing about his estranged wife is one thing. Thinking about your deceased cousin's widow isn't much better. Getting it on in your dreams with both of them? Well... OK. But having a sex dream with The Probie (even if Mike isn't "The Probie" anymore... he still is) is just plain freaky.

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Lucas: Star Wars TV series will be different

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 7th 2007 12:01PM
george lucasIn an interview with SFGate, Star Wars creator George Lucas said his live-action Star Wars TV series planned for 2009 will be different than the updated Battlestar Galactica or Joss Whedon's Firefly. I mean, of course it will be different, those are all three different series, but it sounds like Lucas has something big in mind. He also said the new series would be more "adult" and would not focus on the Skywalkers. I'm not sure what he meant by the "adult" remark, but I imagine he plans to make softcore Star Wars porn. Trust me, they didn't even come close to exposing all the gadgets hidden inside R2-D2. The Star Wars saga is about to get hella steamy. Hells yeah. Or perhaps not, either way it is my duty as a Star Wars geek to be excited about it.

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Beauty and the Beast comes to DVD

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 2nd 2006 4:03PM
Beauty and the BeastRemember Beauty and the Beast? Ron Perlman as Vincent, the cultured man-lion, falls for savvy assistant DA Catherine played by a pre-buff Linda Hamilton.

The series which began in 1987 had lots of rabid fans, and not just of the romance novel variety. Well, fans, your day has finally come. Beauty and the Beast will be released to DVD on February 13, 2007.

While the official announcement from Paramount hasn't been released, DVD Empire is taking pre-orders.

Now, this is just for the fans. The narration from the opening credits:

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Raimi producing Goodkind's Sword of Truth for television

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 20th 2006 6:54PM
wizard's first ruleSam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead films, as well as producer of popular syndicated series such as Xena and Hercules, recently secured the film rights to author Terry Goodkind's eleven-volume Sword of Truth series. Development of the first part of the lengthy mini-series, based on the first book in the series, Wizard's First Rule, will begin as Raimi wraps up production on Spider-Man 3. The final volume of Goodkind's fantasy series is slated for release in 2008, and more information on the TV adaptation will be available early next year. I've read very little fantasy in my lifetime, but are any of you fans of Goodkind? What do you think of this collaboration?

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Doctor Who is number one

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 1st 2005 4:17PM
I'll admit I've never given Doctor Who a chance. When I would stumble upon it while surfing the channels it just never drew me in. Oddly enough, I also found myself skipping past Red Dwarf on many a night because I thought, quite ignorantly, that it was Doctor Who. Hey, remember I was only looking at my screen for a split second: "Science fiction show on PBS. Must be Doctor Who." Well I soon learned from my ignorance and became a fan of Red Dwarf while continuing my lifelong indifference of Doctor Who. Others don't agree however, as Doctor Who was recently named the best fantasy TV series by British TV watchers. Red Dwarf did come in second, however, with the TV version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy coming in third.

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