Geek Out With “Spartacus” On Netflix

Spartacus Blood and Glory

It’s always been a mystery to me why, in an era of increasing shock value and excessive explicit material on television, the Starz series Spartacus was so overlooked by mainstream audiences. Sure, it never had the built-in audience of Game Of Thrones (which of course is based on a book series) or the easy accessibility of House Of Cards (a Netflix original), but Spartacus had many of the same attributes that have kept shows like these so popular for years now. There was reckless ambition, sudden death, sex appeal and nonstop political scheming. In many respects, it was the perfect … Continue reading

Star Trekkin’ in to a New Series (but not where you think)


This morning news broke out via Deadline that CBS was about to announce a new Star Trek TV series. Fans didn’t have to wait long, as the Tiffany Network just announced this afternoon  the first details about the developing series. The new, as yet in subtitled, Star Trek spin off is expected to premiere in January 2017.  It will even receive a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network (perhaps following a 2017 NFL Playoff game?). but after that, fans will have to look a little harder to find the show. It will move to CBS All Access, the … Continue reading

Allons-Y! Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Announced From Big Finish


David Tennant is returning as the Tenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as his companion Donna Noble in three Doctor Who Audio Dramas! Rumored to be in the works for a while now, Big Finish made the official announcement this morning, fittingly, at 10 o’clock. ‘I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked to play the Doctor,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. ‘We were all so pleased for him — as we knew how much Doctor Who meant to him. And now David comes full circle, back doing Doctor Who … Continue reading

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer drops


No point writing much here, you’re not reading it.  You just want to see the 2+ minutes of new Star Wars goodness.  So here it is.  So much to be excited about, but almost 2 months to wait!  But if you’re the kind of person who knows they have to see it first, you’re in luck. Ticket sales for the sequel also went live today, just after the spot aired during tonight’s  Giants/Eagles game on ESPN  (a nice bit of corporate synergy from the Mouse House).  What do you think?   Is the Force strong with this one?

Archer & Armstrong to Return in 2016


Valiant Comics announced today at New York Comic Con, that fan favorite characters Archer & Armstrong will be returning in a new monthly series in 2016. From Valiant:” Valiant is proud to announce A&A #1 – AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES for the Valiant Universe’s premier pair of history-smashing adventurers…the amazing ARCHER & ARMSTRONG! Written by rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Carpool Buddies of Doom) with art by superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Mutants), Valiant’s next flagship series starts here in March 2016 as Archer & Armstrong begin a senses-shattering trip to unlock the secrets of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel…recover … Continue reading

New York Comic Con Returns! Day One at the Con


It’s that time of year, my favorite time in New York City. The weather gets a bit cooler, post-season baseball is getting into full swing, and hockey and college football both have returned.  Oh and it’s time for my yearly nerd pilgrimage to the far west side of Manhattan, to New York Comic Con.  As a bonus, the city has finally completed the 7 train extension, and now you can take the subway all the way to 34th and 11th, just a stone’s throw from the Jacob Javits Center (and the new station is is quite the site) Thursdays used … Continue reading

Sherlock Returns this Christmas

Sherlock Special 2015

It’s been almost two years since the last new episode of the BBC’s hit series Sherlock aired. The wait has been long, but is nearly over, and to prove it, here is the first trailer for the upcoming Sherlock Christmas special.   Unconnected to the series, which is set in modern London, this special is set in the classic Holmes period (the late 19th Century) but it does feature the 21st cast, including stars Benedict Cumberbatch(Shelock), and Martin Freeman (Watson) along with Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson), Rupert Graves (Inspector Lastrade), and Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson). The special airs this holiday … Continue reading

Doctor Who: The Time War from Big Finish


In December 2015, the Time War will rage and only one man can save us. John Hurt is The War Doctor!  Audio production company Big Finish confirmed today that acting legend Hurt would be returning to the role of the Doctor for a 12 part story, beginning this December!    Introduced at the end of the Seventh season finale, The Name of the Doctor, the War Doctor went on to play a major part in Doctor Who’s Fiftieth Anniversary, the and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of gside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors. He is … Continue reading

Is David Tennant Heading for a Big Finish?


So, from the oh I hope this is true department.  There is a rumor going around that David Tennant will be bringing the 10th Doctor to Big Finish, and he’ll be bring the incredible Catherine Tate with him, as Donna Noble, for a series of audio adventures set during the revived series fourth season.      This news would be a biggest get for the audio drama company since the brought Paul McGann back to play the role of the Eighth Doctor back in 2000, for the first time since he started in the 1996 movie, joining Doctors Five, Six, … Continue reading

Comic Review: Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1 (Mini Series) Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Juan Jose Rip, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Valiant Comics The Skinny: Probably the most controversial Valiant Comic of this era.  This is the comic that either you hate because is not in your collection, or you love because you are one of the lucky few that have it, and enjoy every minute reading it. By lucky few, rumors say that the print run of this comics is a little over 3,200 copies only the publisher know.  Valiant took a risk on this promotional comic book, many … Continue reading