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Archie fans let’s make a date on April 27th to see the CW’s Riverdale Premier Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media
Alas if you did not buy tickets they are sold out but you may be able to screen it partially on Hulu or at the Paley Center archives. Of course the best way to avoid missing out on these great events is to join the Paley Center as a member with the benefits of early member only sales, events and supporting the museum in NYC/LA.
This series is turning the Archie comic book we grew up watching in a new direction and I LOVE it! I had a chance to chat with some of the cast and producers at Wondercon where we chatted about the process to bringing the comic book to network TV, that the show is based on the rebooted comic book series and that the hardest part was finding the perfect actors for the roles. Any fan who’s watching has to agree the chemistry and strong acting coupled with the writing has fans tuning in every week!
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Josie are the core of the series but the entire cast from parents to the supporting cast has created a Riverdale that feels so real … I mean real where everyone is GORGEOUS it is on the CW <guffaw> so it’s still the dream hometown of America but with a naughty twist of teachers dating students, a HS getting pregnant, family rivalry, catty mothers, jerk dads and high school where EVERYONE feels out of place.
The PaleyLive event is one of many Paley Center year-round public programs that offer TV fans the opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in exclusive and intimate events. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only to expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.
||KJ Apa, “Archie Andrews”
Lili Reinhart, “Betty Cooper”
Camila Mendes, “Veronica Lodge”
Cole Sprouse, “Jughead Jones”
Marisol Nichols, “Hermione Lodge”
Madelaine Petsch, “Cheryl Blossom”
Ashleigh Murray, “Josie McCoy”
|Casey Cott, “Kevin Keller”
with Mӓdchen Amick, “Alice Cooper”
and Luke Perry, “Fred Andrews”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer
Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer
Moderator: Dominic Patten, Senior Editor, Deadline
||The event is sold out. For additional information and panel updates, please visit: https://www.paleycenter.org/2017-riverdale
|About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
About RIVERDALE: Based on the Archie Comics characters, Riverdale stars KJ Apa (The Cul de Sac), Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack), Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (24), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Appearances: Younger, The Following), with Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210). Riverdale is produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, and the series airs Thursdays (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on The CW.
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iZombie – Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
Warning spoilers for Tuesday’s iZombie
I was on pins and needles at the end of Season 2 trying to figure out what did everything mean! Well the season premier ‘Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother’ answered a lot of questions and set up the overall moral quandary not only for Liv (Team Human or Team Zombie) and how her friends (human and zombie) will navigate the reality of what would happen if people learned that we have zombies among us.
On the S3 premier Tuesday Liv and Clive headed to Fillmore Graves HQ. It was the moment when it hit both of them that they were dealing with some major badasses with superhuman powers and the money to make life a lot simpler for assimilation. One of the more touching moments of this episode that will be a more emotional core for Clive is when he sees a cute little boy, Wally that used to live in his apt building. Neither of them had thought about zombie kids and what that would entail (education, living life and eating brains). I think as the season progresses the murder of Wally and his mother Anna will propel Clive to find who killed them and make zombies seem more like individuals. I suspect it might be a conspiracy nut who called into the radio station saying that he had ‘zombie’ neighbors after Liv & Clive weren’t able to stop the security guard from spilling the beans.
Liv and Clive driving to the radio station
I thought it was quite cleaver to take care of the investigation by blowing up the space so that it will burn up most of the bodies and forensic evidence. As well as getting to all of the survivors of the Chaos Killer to have a good cover story absolving Major. Sadly a few witnesses will not stop people from still thinking that Major is guilty and he WAS guilty so …. As Major tries to get back to normal he was reminded that it’s hard to find a job when people think your a serial killer! Luckily he’s a man with a special skill set so he signs on with Fillmore Graves. Hopefully Vivian never learns that HE killed her husband cause she doesn’t seem like a forgiving type of woman! But Major is basically a decent guy which is why he didn’t kill anyone but he still kidnapped people and left the entire city terrorized. His new life is going to have him evaluate what he wants to do next from taking the cure to finding the hooker with a heart of gold or embracing the life of a mercenary and how those decisions will affect his friendships. It wasn’t the life he planned as a teacher!
It’s always good to be rich and as Vivian Still, CEO of Fillmore Graves begins to use her position to set up a Zombie Homeland off Seattle. As they prepare for ‘Discovery Day’, when humans learn about their brain-eating living dead neighbors the plan is to have a self sustaining place for them to live with schools, homes and of course her mercenary business! I can imagine a LOT of people wanting to hire some undead mercenaries <guffaw>. I mean they are mercenaries so how moral can the business or leadership truly be??
Liv is coming off the mercenary brain and is having some major emotional fallout after she had to
Girl you need some bronzer and hair dye!
shoot her zombie boyfriend when he was brain crazy and going to kill Clive (BFF). I think this season is going to be a major upheaval for the entire gang from Peyton, Ravi and Blaine love triangle as she’s torn between a sexy good doctor or a sexy drug dealing kingpin … such a hard choice! Not that Ravi doesn’t have a LOT on his plate with only 19 cures and no way to make more and working on offsetting the memory loss he’s going to be one busy doctor. I’m also thinking his arch-nemesis who fired him might come back to the lab as she tries to figure out WHY the body was in such a advanced state of decay and had brain in the stomach! I’m not sure how Liv & Ravi will explain that but am sure it will be a doozy of jumping through hoops.
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘What if ….’ (S4)
Well am so happy that the mid season premier has kicked off in the Framework since it’s one of the best episodes ever! So if you haven’t seen the new episode on ABC please stop reading cause this if FULL of spoilers.
My recap well in the Framework Hydra won and they have taken over the world with an iron fist and boots upside everyone’s necks. Pretty much everyone is either working for them, fearing them or trying to hide that they are inhuman since in this world it’s pretty much a death sentence. They have the technology to test genetic markers and will take you away to torture, experiment or do goodness know what to inhumans so it’s one scary place to be different. Daisy is an agent so uses her access to look up friends and Lincoln (sadly he’s dead after an experiment so no useful power help) so that she can try to ‘wake’ them up. Jemma Simmons isn’t so lucky cause she wakes up buried in the woods all dirty with smoky marks on her chest. Jemma is able to flag down a passing car when another woman picks her up (likely thinking she was attacked by a rapist) who is willing to take her to WDC till they get to a Hydra checkpoint and realizes she has no Hydra ID. Instead she’s S.H.I.E.L.D. and tells her to get out before the wrath of Hydra rains down on them like hellfire (no new friends).
Jemma is mildly curious about the how realistic it seems and is intellectually curious how the system is working (who can blame her). Next we Coulson teaching at a high school spouting Hydra propaganda till one kid is escorted out and for one moment I though the would do something but he just told him to grab his book bag. Another kid says that Hydra was founded by Nazi scientists and is evil as heck but Coulson is keeping his neck down so tells the kid he’s wrong but (at least) doesn’t report him. Instead he uses an example of an inhuman being brought back from Behrain and put in ‘normal’ school but he kills everyone kicking off this witch hunt. A memory that even in this perfect world is hunting Melinda May as she leads a Hydra (looks like she’s 3rd in command) team including Ward & Daisy who she directs to question an inhuman prisoner. May is ruthless as usual but with no tempering so she’s not one to play with in the Framework! During the presentation Daisy recognizes the prisoner ‘Jason Rojan’ but doesn’t out him (it’s Vijay Nadeer) as she’s directed to turture him with Ward to get necessary information about the resistance. May is watching them like a hawk and when Daisy stumbles is reminded to do her dang job and torture inhumans for intelligence. May comes in pissed that Ward and Daisy are failing and Vijay talks some major smack about Bahrain almost earning a bullet to the brain till Daisy talks her down. Daisy is told to turn him over to the ‘Doctor’ for enhanced interrogation and while escorting him tries to get some info on the down low but he tries to escape sadly straight into the arms of some the Doctor’s goons. Was I the only one shocked to see Fitz as the evil doctor looking quite fetching in a tailored three piece black suit?? Why does evil always look so damned sexy?? Am sure he REALLY wished he’s given up the info to Daisy and Ward cause the Doctor is brutal with that machine he was using . Jemma tries to meet Daisy at the rendezvous point but since she was nowhere to be found she marked ‘X’ as the spot and looked for Coulson in the Hydra cop car’s computer. Off to the school she went (how nobody put out an APB is beyond me but ) to try to wake him up. She’s all hysterical so comes off as a lunatic and he thinks it’s some sort of a test so he calls the po po aka Hydra to inform even after she points out the T.A.H.I.T.I. Hula Doll and asks him to think
Daisy is on her way out of the Doctor’s toruture room when May walks into to tell him about the report of a subversive female at Coulson’s school and he reminds her of her past failure as he says get the team out and find this person. The Framework seems to have little glitches since he kinda has a twinge about Jemma but doesn’t know why but off he goes to report everything to the boss. It’s A.I.D.A. and she has Fitz wrapped around her finger sealed with a kiss. Nope I didn’t see that coming either!
Daisy and Jemma try to use the ‘wake up’ remote but A.I.D.A. closed that loophole and they are trapped like rats in a maze! Daisy heads over to Coulson’s school to see if she can reason with him after he leaves the classroom after perusing newspaper clippings to try to figure out what is going on. Since Daisy has ALWAYS been his favorite he wakes up almost the moment she speaks and they lock eyes in the rearview mirror. I know that she’s not his kid but I STILL think that’s his kid with May somehow!
I have to say that I’m impressed with this episode and that they are using the graphic novel as a framework so it offers so much more freedom than keeping in the movie timeline. I am excited to learn more about the people in the Framework .. the all Hydra are Nazis kid is my new best friend and am curious where the rest of the team will be found in next week’s episode.
Read below for a little more fangirl writing about my favorite twists from the mid-season premier.
The episode has Daisy walking up beside her man and it’s not the one we expected it’s Ward! Daisy aka Sky wasn’t the only one that shivered since I had no idea how they were going to bring him back but I have to say this third ‘mini series’ has me on the edge of my couch. I was so intrigued that I watched it live and was NOT disappointed. Now Daisy woke up in a gorgeous bedroom sadly Jemma woke up buried in the dirt near the bordered up old S.H.I.E.L.D. offices with dark marks all over her sweater. As the episode goes on and I tried to figure out if she was a zombie (she’s not) and why she wasn’t snuggling up with Fitz it was revealed that she was likely murdered by Hydra (nearly explaining the two smoke marks near her heart). Of course we realized it was a whole new world when she hitchhiked to a checkpoint and showed her new ‘friend’ that she had a S.H.I.E.L.D. ID. The welcome mat was rolled up real fast after that!
We got to see a few of our beloved characters living life in the Framework and it was not what I expected. Mae is high up in Hydra taking names and running her team like a boss.
Everyone is fearful of the Doctor (who is NOT the person I thought) nope it’s Fitz looking quite debonaire in a three piece black suit with a black pit where his heart used to be torturing inhumans and enemies of the ‘state’. I was surprised to find Colson having drank the KoolAid teaching high school students propaganda lies and allowing a kid to be taken by the ‘authorities’. I think he may have been an inhuman or maybe part of the resistance but no matter what nothing good was going to happen to that cute little ginger. His buddy tried to push back against Colson saying that Hydra was founded by Nazi Scientists and is the evil empire but he got shut down by ‘teacher rules’ (he’s darned lucky he didn’t get informed on!).
Ward still loves Daisy aka Sky enough to say nope to moving in (a bit of foreshadowing) but since he hid her paperwork showing that she’s a inhumane have forgiven him for being evil .. did I mention he had his shirt off <hubba hubba>. Watching Daisy aka Sky try to navigate Hydra from logging onto the computer, talking smack to co-workers and interrogating a prisoner was interesting since she was not blending all the well and I thought that Mae was going to give her a drug test or ask if she was drunk! Blend girl blend when you are surrounded by Hydra!
I found it fascinating that Jemma didn’t try to blend in by washing up in a bathroom to look more presentable since she looked homeless which of course brought her to the attention of the authorities. So of course everywhere she turned people were giving her the stink-eye they probably thought she was going to ask for some money!
I love Coulson at school trying to keep his head down for fear of being dragged off to be tortured and the saucy kid who was NOT having it with the Hydra propaganda!
Leave a comment below on what was your favorite part about the new world order!
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Am so excited to hear that the Paley Center for Media is welcoming Prison Break, Riverdale, Speechless, and the New ABC Musical Event, Dirty Dancing for the 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season! <scream> so many great programs that my head is spinning!
“The programs selected for our PaleyLive events represent the best television has to offer and tackle today’s most compelling themes and issues,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “The programs in our PaleyLive Spring Season run the gamut from thriller to mystery, from romance to the challenges facing a special needs family. Each one promises to spark the entertaining and informative conversations that have made PaleyLive programs the premier experience for both the public and industry professionals.”
PaleyLive LA this Spring selection of programs, feature screening, premier episodes, panel talks AND the opportunity for the audience to ask questions! I just found out about these new panels and if you are a member you can buy tickets before the general public!
An Evening with Speechless
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm
I’m a huge fan of ABC Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Television’s Speechless it’s a show that represents the challenge of a family struggling to live in a neighborhood to offer the best to their kids. The portrayal of JJ DiMeo by Micah Fowler that shows a HS kid living his life and not allowing anyone to stand in front of his wheels! Out of the entire family I must admit I want to hang with JJ and not just to cut in line <guffaw>. The Paley Center will host Minnie Driver (Maya DiMeo); John Ross Bowie (Jimmy DiMeo); Mason Cook (Ray DiMeo); Micah Fowler (JJ DiMeo); Kyla Kenedy(Dylan DiMeo); Cedric Yarbrough (Kenneth); Scott Silveri, Creator & Executive Producer; Melvin Mar, Executive Producer; and Jake Kasdan, Executive Producer; for a premiere screening and conversation.
Prison Break: Premiere Screening & Conversation
Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
I’m ready for a new adventure with Prison Break and the new nine part event series with original series stars reuniting for an all-new adventure that has the thrills and cliff-hangers of the Golden Globe Nominated original series when it aired on FOX (2005-2009). The Paley Center welcomes back members of the cast & creative team including Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield); Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows); Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi); Robert Knepper (T-Bag); Paul T. Scheuring, Creator & Executive Producer; Vaun Wilmott, Executive Producer; and Executive Producer, Michael Horowitz, who last appeared on the Paley stage in 2008; for this special screening and conversation in advance of the broadcast premiere on April 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
Riverdale: Screening & Conversation
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s newest series has turned Archie and the gang into a modern teen soap series heavy on the mystery! Archie Comics has always stayed relevant over the decades but this new story has introduced them to not only old but new fans! The show has captured the CW viewers and has already been renewed for Season 2! Archie, Betty Veronica, Jughead and Josie are living a small town life with big city dreams and murder simmering under Pop’s shop as the teens sip milkshakes and exchange very simmering glances! The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation including: KJ Apa (Archie Andrews); Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper); Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge); Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom); Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge); Mӓdchen Amick (Alice Cooper); Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy); Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; and additional guests to be announced.
Dirty Dancing: The New ABC Musical Event
Premiere Screening & Conversation
Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm
No fan of the 1987 movie classic can miss the 30th anniversary musical premiering this year on ABC! Paley Center is offering a first look AND talk with the talent and team behind the upcoming three hour filmed musical event that will be produced by Lionsgate and Allison Shearmur Productions. We get to see the romance of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle during a summer vacation in the Catskills that I think will have all of us singing the songs from the original movie and era. Those lucky enough to score tickets to the premier screening will have a chance to hear from Abigail Breslin, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Colt Prattes, and Katey Sagal just before the ABC Television Network TV premiere on May 24. So don’t put baby back in the corner instead have a Dirty Dancing Party at PaleyLive: Los Angeles!
As part of the many benefits of Paley Center Membership, Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting March 7. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on March 8, and to the general public on March 9. To learn more about other benefits of Paley Center Membership, which includes the opportunity to experience more intimate events with today’s most famous television stars and other noteworthy personalities, please visit paleycenter.org/join-us.
For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org.
About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
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I had the pleasure to hear about Colony at the 2015 SDCC where I interviewed some of the cast and executive producers of the series. It was a huge mystery since nobody hadseen much of the show (under tight wrap) but I do love a man in uniform with a jaunty red beret.
From the first episode of the show we were trapped behind a wall with an occupation military force that ruled with an iron fist. We had no idea how they had taken over or if we had any kind of government outside of the Los Angeles. We did know that people were resisting (hello Geronomo) but it felt like we were outgunned AND out-teched. I had no idea who was on what side or why. But the pace of the first season had me watching and of course thinking what would I do in that situation (be a mouse hiding in the shadow or a brave lion willing to fight). Really the only think I knew after looking at the occupation tech (those DRONES) was that we hadn’t been invaded by China or Russia and that some Americans were willing to sell out the country for power and money (remind you of anyone you know or may have voted for??).
My theory was finally confirmed with the season finale when we finally saw who was really in charge and where desedents were sent (NOT Kansas). But season 2 took us back to the days before life ended as we know it and I have to say I am incredibly impressed by premier. The pace was fast, we got to know the characters a lot better and also SEE what the heck happened. Even better I got to watch the premier with the cast and two executive producers (one of whom gave me a major clue about the upcoming season) as they and other fans reacted to the big reveals.
Will (Josh Holloway) is a pragmatist who’s FBI partner Devon (Carolyn Michelle Smith) might be dirty with kickbacks from Armenian criminals (the mob). Will is loyal so instead of reporting her he plans to ask for a transfer. Katie (Sarah Wayne Callis) is working at the Yonk and meets Broussard (Tory Kittles) for the first time after he returns to LA to care for his sick mother (well to say goodbye really). Well it turns out Alan Snyder (Peter Jacobson) is a low level manager with MAJOR sticky fingers trying to support two households (being divorced in LA is damned expensive) and a daughter that is ‘team Mom’ and is recruited to be in charge of LA.
Mix all of this into an hour and we have some major trouble brewing for S2 of Colony. We finally get to see the cast living normal LA lives in a sprawling city that has strangers that will eventually meet as friend and foe. It was a regular day with the kids in school and the youngest son on a field trip to Santa Monica. The first inkling something is wrong when the FBI office gets reports of people kidnapped/missing. Will and Devon go to investigate and realize that it wasn’t random. They both have the inkling it’s some sort of attack. Now I can’t blame Devon I’d want to get the heck out of dodge too when all the people who are on a secret list to be the first defense to get the country running all come up missing. While Will is concerned with his family and getting everyone in one central location that has food, water and security so he tells everyone to get to the Yonk. While Alan has a meeting with some ‘friendly’ people who like his style of graft and think that he’d be a great addition to the ‘new order’. Watching him meet the alien for the first time was mindblowing since it means this was a long term plan and that they had access to ALL of our databases .. hmm. I love how Alan was told he can
save his family and he grabs his daughter and leaves the ex like dirty dishwater (I don’t think the divorce was amicable!). Now that Will is searching for Charlie how will they get Bram (Alex Neustaedter) out of jail, keep the nutty babysitter from the kids and well stay alive???
I think what makes this S2 premier so effective is that it sets everything up for the season. We find out how the wall went up, that Alan really wasn’t that bad, Will is in Santa Monica looking for his wildling and gets to see his old partner Devon (is she still a friend???). As well as who will be in charge and how everything is going to shake out. I know that Madeline (Amanda Righetti)
hitched her wagon to a new star Burgess (Adrian Pasdar) to keep the insulin flowing to her child while still mourning the loss of her husband. That the rebellin has some hard information and scientists/tech that might finally be able to strike back (Geronimo is NOT dead) of course so will the aliens so might not end that well for Los Angeles. While Will is in Santa Monica how will Beau (Carl Weathers) and the other cops deal with squashing trouble from those pesky humans. I can’t wait to spend my Thursday (dateless) nights with my Colony and see what will happen next.
Leave a comment below what you think will happen this season on Colony?
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I saw Rogue One and was intrigued by the Rebel Freedom Fighter Saw Gerrera played by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. I am very excited to get to know Saw better when he joins the Ghost Rebels Kanan, Hera, Sabine, Zeb and Ezra to fight the Empire.
“It’s an incredible honor to have Forest Whitaker play Saw in ‘Rebels,'” says series executive producer Dave Filoni. “Forest did a great job at capturing Saw in a way that is a bit mad, a bit crazed, a bit afraid, but also a bit sympathetic. He sees something coming, but no one will take action before it’s too late.”
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If you are getting confused about what time period the Disney XD series fits in the Star Wars film history it’s a prequel to the new film Rogue One. Forest will be voicing Saw Gerrera (from the film) in the debut episode “Star Wars Rebels: Ghosts of Genesis, Parts One & Two” that premiers Saturday, January 7th (8:30-9:30 PM EST).
It’s very exciting to hear from Dave and the team behind the animated series that is enriching the Star Wars mythology! Dave’s work on Clone Wars and Rebels is such a labor of love from a fanboy who grew up to work with George Lucas. Dave’s work on the series is a bridge for not only the films but also to fans young and old. What I love about the series is that they give us an opportunity to delve into characters and stories that can unfold as only a weekly series can as opposed to a film with a finite amount of time.
The character of Saw Gerrera was first introduced in the TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (2008-2015) as a guerrilla fighter for his home planet. Created by George Lucas, Saw received training from the Jedi – Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano – and served as an early harbinger of the Rebel Alliance, an assortment of disparate groups coming together to fight for a common cause.
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El Rey is warming my frozen heart with the 3rd annual Kaiju Christmas marathon!
It’s 96 hours of classic Godzilla films beginning Friday, December 23rd at 6am or as I say all the easier to park in front of the TV and not talk to anyone <guffaw>
El Rey Network’s “Kaiju Christmas” Godzilla Marathon Film Schedule
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23RD
6:00 AM ET/PT “GOJIRA”
8:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
9:30 AM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
11:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE”
1:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
3:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO”
5:00 PM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
7:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLAS REVENGE”
8:30 PM ET/PT “TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA”
10:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
1:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA”
3:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLAS REVENGE”
4:30AM ET/PT “RODAN”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th
6:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
8:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH
10:00 AM ET/ PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
12:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK
2:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DETOROYAH”
4:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: FINAL WARS”
6:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S.”
8:30 PM ET/ PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
10:30 PM ET/ PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
12:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
1:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: FINAL WARS”
4:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25th
6:00 AM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
8:00 AM ET/PT “TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA”
10:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
12:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: FINAL WARS”
3:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S.”
5:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA”
7:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA”
9:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
11:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
1:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE”
4:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26th
6:00 AM ET/PT “RODAN”
7:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA”
10:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLAS REVENGE”
11:30 AM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
1:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
4:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
6:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
8:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA”
10:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA
12:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA”
2:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S.”
4:30 AM ET/ PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network targeting “Strivers,” working and middle class male viewers who hold strong core beliefs about the importance of family, independence, hard work, craftsmanship, and legacy. Founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network features action-packed programming, relatable heroes and aspirational stories that embrace today’s America. El Rey’s slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the one-on-one interview program “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair,” and “Lucha Underground,” a lucha libre wrestling series produced by Mark Burnett. El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/ horror. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures, with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
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Get ready to celebrate Christmas with the new Doctor Who Holiday special Doctor Mysterio, premiering Sunday, December 25, 9/8c on BBC AMERICA! Steven Moffat has written the new special, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark) and together they have brought Manhattan to Cardiff at the BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.
This year the Doctor will be in New York City for a Superhero adventure that includes aliens out to switch brains, Nardole, a reporter and ‘The Ghost’ ohhh my! Will the Doctor save Mahattan and who’s the hero behind the mask??
Peter Capaldi stars as the Doctor, Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) as Nardole, Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant and Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) as an investigative journalist.
As you count down the days to Doctor Mystery the BBCA will have a Doctor Who Takeover Marathon all leading up to the new season of Doctor Who with a NEW companion and the Doctor Who spin-off Class in Spring 2017 on BBC AMERICA.
BBCA’s robust slate of originals includes: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency airing now on Saturdays and returning with season two in 2017, BBC Music Awards on December 14th, Planet Earth II on January 28th, plus the final season of Orphan Black and the recently greenlit series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the holiday season of family and friends all in one spot! This year the Paley Center is celebrating the holiday season with classic TV programs from their archive on the big screen from noon to 5pm!
It looks simply delightful to see the mean Grinch in all his glory in their auditorium since I’ve only seen these shows on TV. <sigh> seeing the list of holiday fare brings back childhood memories of cinnamon toast and hot chocolate as my family gathered around our old TV. My grandmother cooking the BEST sweet potato casserole and my grandfather enjoying a scotch with their dog.
What’s your favorite holiday TV show that will bring you to Paleyland? Are you going to ask Santa for Nintendo (is everything old new again) or some other sold out item that you want to put under the tree for yourself <cough cough> the kids???
Come watch the Grinch, Rudolph, Heat Miser, Frosty, and more!
It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand features continuous daily screenings of beloved classic holiday TV programs from the Paley Archive on our big screen! See the following classic holiday programs playing continuously from noon to 5:00 pm:
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Rugrats Kwanzaa
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays!
It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand
December 2, 2016, to January 8, 2017, in Los Angeles
Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Closing at 4:30 pm on Christmas Eve (12/24) & New Year’s Eve (12/31).
The Paley Center for Media celebrates the joy of the season with a special family-friendly experience. It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand features continuous daily screenings of beloved classic holiday TV programs from the Paley Archive, along with family activities and…a visit with Santa! (Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.)
So come have a wonderful holiday experience in Beverly Hills, at the Paley Center.
Bring the family to PaleyLand and have a visit with Santa! Photos with Santa are available for purchase.
Visit with Santa Schedule!
Saturday, December 3: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, December 10: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 11: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, December 17: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 18: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 21: noon – 5:00pm
Thursday, December 22: noon – 5:00pm
Friday, December 23: noon – 5:00pm
Saturday, December 24: noon – 4:00pm
*Click for more info, and when Santa will be at the Paley Center (his hours vary)!
Posted in Geek Fun, geek tv, Los Angeles, museum, TV Tagged with: A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Rugrats Kwanzaa, Beverly Hills, Cartoon, Christmas, Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays!, Frosty the Snowman, Hanukkah, Holiday, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Kwanzaa, PaleyLand, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, the Paley Center, Toonlife
Kick off the holidays with RiffTrax, Martians, Santa and Weird Al!
“Come on, we know you don’t like roasted chestnuts — nobody does, they’re gross — so why not make our RiffTrax Holiday Double Feature your new Christmas tradition? Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and a Christmas Shorts-stravaganza, plus all new riffing on yours and our Christmas photos is just what the Santa ordered,” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
“The RiffTrax crew always delivers literal laugh-out-loud content that has audiences coming back event after event, and their Holiday Special Double Feature is certain to make this the funniest time of year,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said.
This year gather your family, friends and popcorn for a double feature of geek fun with the “RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature”! This year the guys are bringing to select theaters the “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” and “Rifftrax Live: Christmas Shorts-straveganza,” two classic beloved episodes we-worked to bring laughter and holiday joy and multiple Grammy Award-winning comedy legend “Weird Al” Yankovic for a night of Christmas shorts No coal in your stockings with the added sweet treat of Parade of Aquatic Champions short and Michael, Kevin and Bill riffing on hilarious fan-submitted holiday family photos.
This holiday special from Fathom Events and RiffTrax, this event will play in movie theaters across the country on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Coming to movie theaters before the holiday special, “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” will be broadcast live on Thursday, October 27 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT with an encore showing on Monday, October 31 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature
” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network
. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Tickets for “RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature
” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. For a list of all participating theaters, click here
Posted in Geek Fun, geek tv, Los Angeles, Movie Tagged with: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bill Corbett, Carnival of Souls, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Parade of Aquatic Champions, RiffTrax, Rifftrax Live: Christmas Shorts-straveganza, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians