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From The Nostalgia Critic: The Weirdest Jack And The Beanstalk. It’s just a bit over 15 minutes, without all the usual skits that he's done lately with his reviews.

I watched that movie when I was 2 or 3 in the 1980’s; I'm just surprised someone else knows about it, since very few people I have encountered ever have. Right around that same time, I discovered both Unico movies. And around that same time was The Little Mermaid (also anime; this one, not another from the same time frame) and The Last Unicorn (which wasn’t as surreal as the others). Is it any wonder I am the way I am, and go for the darker (and possibly on the weirder side) fairy tale stuff?

(It explains a lot. Granted, back then I sort of liked the evil Hecuba from that version of Jack And The Beanstalk, and found Jack to be the weird one.)

Meanwhile, checking on the poll in the previous locked (only on Dreamwidth) post: So far, it’s at a tie between people just wanting to vote, and people in favor of a Gothic Horror/Romance community; second place is do both. I forgot to mention that the poll will continue through Saturday evening.
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Chris Wiggins has passed away at the age of 87, following a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. May he rest in peace. He played Jack Marshak on Friday The 13th: The Series. I never caught very many episodes in reruns on Syfy, although I did like his character from what I saw; I recently purchased season 1 from a library book sale. I’ll finally watch the first few episodes of that this afternoon.

A quick check of IMDB tells me he played Dr. Hardy in Murder By Decree (1979), and apparently was the Great Wishing Star in Care Bears II: A New Generation (1986)...in addition to a large amount of other voicework. I’ll eventually get around to a rewatch of Murder By Decree.
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Sir John Hurt has passed away, at the age of 77, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. May he rest in peace; he died five days after his birthday. I mostly recognized him from his role as The War Doctor on Doctor Who, but apparently he was also the voice of the dragon on Merlin (which I watched for a couple seasons, and then jumped ship).

He is perhaps most famous for his role as Gilbert Kane in Alien (1979). His death scene is one that I unfortunately watched first at the age of 5, when it was suddenly shown in the middle of Terror In The Aisles (suspense films, stuff from the 40’s in black and white, sudden unexpected--well, to me--chestburster scene followed as the show talked about bloodier horror; I think that is how that went, and then gory then on out). I didn’t know that was him when I watched Spaceballs many years later.

He was The Horned King in The Black Cauldron (1985), and Aragorn in Lord of the Rings (the Ralph Bakshi version from 1978).

And when it comes to horror films, I remember him from Frankenstein Unbound (1990), and The Skeleton Key (2005). I haven’t seen The Ghoul (1975), so I need to watch that at some point, along with Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (it also stars the late Alan Rickman) and Whistle And I’ll Come To You (2010).

(I don't have an icon of The War Doctor, so here's one of the Brigadier.)
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Carrie Fisher has passed away this morning, at the age of 60, following going into full cardiac arrest on a plane on Friday. May she rest in peace; best wishes go out to her family. While I’m not a fan of the Star Wars films, I did love her in Soapdish (1991). For the nostalgia, she was Thumbelina in Faerie Tale Theatre. And, apparently, she had a quick cameo as “woman kissing on bridge” in Hook, according to IMDB.

That was on BBC America just yesterday.

Until I checked her IMDB page, I was not aware that she was in Frankenstein (1984) as Elizabeth. David Warner played The Creature, so I really must track it down.
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Bernard Fox has passed away at the age of 89, as a result of heart failure. May he rest in peace.

I remember him best as Dr. Bombay from Bewitched. He was one of my favorite characters, when I watched it in reruns on Nick At Nite as a child. He appeared as the same character in the spin-off Tabitha, and decades later (in a cameo) in the soap opera Passions. I loved his small role in The Mummy (1999). Me-TV recently aired one of his two episodes of Columbo.
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Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83, as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. May he rest in peace. He is most famous for his roles in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory and Young Frankenstein. I avoided the former (well, except for the “there’s no earthly way of knowing” scene) but the latter is good. For Sherlock Holmes fans, he was Sigerson Holmes in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother.

When I was 6, I loved Haunted Honeymoon, even if I now realize it wasn’t that great.
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James Horner passed away yesterday, at the age of 61, after his plane crashed in a field. May he rest in peace. He was an Oscar winning composer who worked on many movies over the decades, including these: The Rocketeer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Krull, Willow, Jumanji, Hocus Pocus, and Aliens. For MST3K fans, he also worked on theme music for Deathstalker And The Warriors From Hell.

Dick Van Patten passed away at the age of 86, due to complications from diabetes. May he rest in peace. I never watched Eight Is Enough, so I believe I mostly recall him from Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Spaceballs, and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988).

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Lois Lilienstein has passed away at the age of 78, after a battle with cancer. May she rest in peace. She may be most known for Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show, which I watched and loved when it aired on Nickelodeon in the very early 80’s.

According to IMDB, the show started in 1984, so I would have been 3. I mostly remember Bram’s beard (perhaps it scared me, I don't know. I was 3)--the strange elephant, and a bit of the Skinnamarink song.
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Rest in peace, Robin Williams. He died yesterday at the age of 63 of an apparent suicide. When I was around the ages of 9-13, I loved him so much. Hook and Jumanji were a tie for my favorite of his movies at one point, and I watched so much Mork and Mindy on Nick At Nite when I was younger than that. I enjoyed him as the Genie from Aladdin, and may be one of the few to remember him as a frog in Faerie Tale Theater. He will be deeply missed by everyone he brought even a modicum of laughter to.

People keep bringing up Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam as better movies of his—I’ll have to watch them sometime. He was great in The Birdcage. I also remember this little cameo that he and Billy Crystal had in an episode of Friends.

You can read reactions from the White House (they issued a fantastic statement), Pam Dawber, and several others over here and (if you’re interested in one from Sarah Michelle Gellar in this next link) here and here.


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Meshach Taylor has passed away, at the age of 67, after a battle with cancer. May he rest in peace. I will always remember and love his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women…and, to a lesser degree, Hollywood Montrose in the Mannequin movies. Until I checked IMDB, I wasn’t aware that he appeared in The Howling and Damien: Omen II.

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Kirsten Bishop has passed away, at the age of 50, following a battle with lung cancer. May she rest in peace. I primarily know her from the 1975 English dubbed anime version of The Little Mermaid. I watched that version numerous times in the early 80’s, around the age of 2. (I always preferred that original, unhappy ending over the Disney version.)

I don’t believe that I have ever watched anything else she voiced or appeared in.
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Arthur Rankin, Jr. has passed away at the age of 89. May he rest in peace. He was consulting and executive producer on the 80’s version of Thundercats, producer and director for The Last Unicorn, as well as half of Rankin and Bass. Lord of the Rings fans may remember that he produced The Hobbit and The Return of the King in the 70’s.

Maximilian Schell has passed away at the age of 83, as a result of “a sudden and serious illness.” May he rest in peace. I mostly remember him from The Black Hole (1979), and his role of Hamlet--since the latter aired on MST3K.

John Cacavas has passed away at the age of 83. May he rest in peace. He was a film and tv composer. Among his work was the theme for Kojak, which I’ve been watching every Sunday evening lately, courtesy of Me-TV. I haven’t seen the movies he did that MST3K showed. The only films he did composition for which I have seen appear to be The Satanic Rites of Dracula, and Horror Express.
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Russell Johnson passed away yesterday, at the age of 89, as a result of kidney failure. May he rest in peace. He will be best remembered by most as the Professor on Gilligan’s Island. MST3K fans will also remember him from This Island Earth, which featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

Hal Sutherland has passed away. As of the post I link to, there’s no word as to his age, when he died, or how. He was the director of almost every episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, and was the co-founder of Filmation Studios. May he rest in peace.
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Peter O’Toole has passed away at the age of 81, after suffering a long illness. May he rest in peace. I loved watching him whenever he popped up. A short list of what I loved him in: Stardust (2007), High Spirits (1988), Casanova (2005), Supergirl (1984), and Svengali (1983). High Spirits was one of my favorite movies when I was little, and I watched Stardust for the first time this year, before sign-ups closed for Yuletide.  He will be greatly missed.
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Danny Wells passed away on November 28th, at the age of 72.  May he rest in peace. I only ever knew him as Luigi on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show--the only episode I really remember (which Kotaku links to) is where Luigi was possessed, and Ernie Hudson is dragged in to help.

Also, a quick note about the weather headed here:  I'll be riding out the ice and snow storm (which begins sooner than expected, around 3 PM, and ends tomorrow night) combination at the other house, which has limited dial-up.  When I get back over here, I'll update everyone on anything that transpired.   Paducah appears to be in the area listed as having a chance for "isolated power outages." Rather than the notch we hit (according to a chart the local weatherman has) in 2009, of "complete and total collapse of basic infrastructure." So, there's that.

Despite rumors to the contrary, which apparently panicked a reporter, Jim Cantore is not currently in the area. (Which means I must link--again--to this little song a local radio station played in the aftermath of the ice storm back then.)

 

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Eileen Brennan has passed away, at the age of 80, following a long battle with bladder cancer. May she rest in peace. I loved her in Clue and Murder By Death. I’ve never seen The Cheap Detective, so I’ll have to track that one down someday.

Reading through her IMDB page, I see that she was also in the 1995 remake of Freaky Friday, as well as The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
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Dropbox Acquires Mailbox.

Doctor Who: New Series 7 Launch Trailer 2013.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary trailer has been released.

The Doctor at Comic Relief 2013.

Back to the TARDIS T-Shirt.

Geek Parents Name Child After Dark Knight Rises’ Bane. Their other children are named after Star Trek (Lore and Dacx) and Highlander (Kurgan—sadly, not a Methos to be seen) characters.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Adds Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, and Booboo Stewart. Cudmore reprises his role as Colossus, BingBing will be Blink—no word as to who Stewart is playing just yet, though.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Will Be Azazel-less.

Secrets Behind The X-Men: Was Cable or Stryfe the clone, and who had the cure for the Legacy Virus?

10 Comic Book Characters We’ve Watched Grow Up.

Drawing Crazy Patterns – Captain America’s Unbreakable Shield Breaking

RIP, Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, and more coming to Netflix.

Own The Original Art For The Death of Robin.

Diggle, Lobdell, Pak & Snyder Celebrate Superman Part II

Iron Man Desk Lamp

Best Art Ever (This Week): March 15th.

Awesome Art Picks Shazam, Batman, Black Cat and More

A Nice Little Pile Of Preview Screenings Set For Wondercon – Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Hannibal And More

Watch the first footage from BBC America’s Orphan Black.

What Exactly Does A Firefly Crew Air Freshener Smell Like?

John Cho joins Sleepy Hollow.

Here’s The First 3 Minutes of the Grimm Fairy Tales Pilot. It doesn’t look good to me.

Comics And Classical Music? With Brian Blessed And Kickstarter, Surely It Can Work

Weekend Discussion Thread: Bad (or B) Movies That Deserve To Be Preserved.

Killer POV: Ep. 5: The Flocking of a Birdemic 2

Film Bin Commentaries: Return To Oz (1985)

Death’s Door Prods: Let’s Watch—Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).
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Malachi Throne has passed away at the age of 84. May he rest in peace. Star Trek fans will remember him as Commodore Mendez in the TOS episode The Menagerie, as well as the leader of the Talosians in The Cage, and was Senator Pardek in the Star Trek: TNG two-parter Unification. He played False Face in the Adam West Batman series—I recently managed to catch an episode with him, courtesy of ME-TV. He was the narrator for the original 1977 trailer for Star Wars. A quick check of IMDB, tells me he was also the narrator of the cartoon Visionaries: Knights of the Magic Light.

Paramount Censors Torrentz’s Torrentless Homepage from Google

A Few Favorite Red Nose Day Moments.

A Global Zombie Walk Is Coming This May.

The History of TNT’s Monstervision. From back when I watched, pre-Joe Bob Briggs.

Veronica Mars Movie Budget Coming Entirely From Kickstarter, More Rewards To Be Added

Today in ‘What’s being Kickstarted?’: Maybe Pushing Daisies, definitely not Firefly.

BFI: The Second Doctor Panel.

10 Minor Doctor Who Characters That Should Have Been Companions.

The Line It Is Drawn #130—Song Lyrics Starring Comic Book Characters.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #410.

Ask Chris #145: Looking Forward To Batman’s Past.

10 Marvel Events That Had A Major Impact.

San Diego Comic-Con Update: convention center expansion approved; D23 may threaten Marvel’s participation

Dave Bautista will play Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Stan Lee’s Rants: Commercials

90-year-old Stan Lee is a parkour master with his own theme song, obviously

Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection Trailer

World Premiere Of ‘Teen Titans Go’ Slated For Wondercon 2013 In Anaheim

Image of the Day: Favorite Images From Knightfall #4.

Image of the Day: Favorite Images From Knightfall #5.

New Beware the Batman Promo Poster Released

Cartoon Theme Songs Sure Were Weird.

Why Sherlock Comics Should Be A Thing.

Andy Diggle, Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak and Scott Snyder Celebrate Superman, Part 1.

Wonder Woman Documentary To Air On PBS April 15th.

Jurassic Park 4’s director will be Colin Trevorrow.

Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths

33 Things We Learned from the ‘Psycho’ Commentary

Vintage Horror Cinema: F.W. Murnau's 'Faust'

Cosplay We Love: The most amazing Cthulhu costume you’ll ever see.

How It Should Have Ended: Portal.

MST3K Volume XXVI Trailer

Trailers From Hell: Allan Arkush on The Actress

Top 10 Unlikely Action Stars

The 10 Greatest Personality Tests In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 290: The Shining

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 87: Rock ‘n’ Rule (1983).

Mission Log Podcast #32—Episode 32: The Changeling

Smodcast #30: Christopher Drake: Music of the Knight.

Movie Issues Podcast: Josie and the Pussycats (2001).
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Google Reader Is Being Retired.

Poll Technica: Where should we go when Google Reader is put out to pasture? 8 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain.

Manga Reading Site JManga to End Service in May

Twinkies Returning To The US By Summer.

‘Hey, Let’s Fandom!’ Multi-Fandom Friending Meme.

A celebration of Louis Jourdan

Mini-Comics Day 2013 Coming March 24th.

Caroline Skinner steps down as Executive Producer of Doctor Who.

The Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Project hit its goal of $2 million. As of the last time I looked, it was at $2,589,961, with 29 days to go. It went to $1 million in less than 5 hours.

11 Cult TV Shows Besides Veronica Mars that Deserve Kickstarter-Funded Movies

Warner Bros. claims Tolkien Estate breached Hobbit contract

The Hobbit Re-Read: Chapter 16, A Thief In The Night

Dimestore Dames spotlights Dr. Serling ‘Doc Rocket’ Roquette

DC Histories: Captain Carrot.

Starfire: Where Do I Start?

Grace Randolph’s Stacktastic: Top Ten Supporting Characters

IDW to reprint Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman comic strips

Alan Cumming Is Not In X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Dani Moonstar

An Interview With Kieron Gillen On Kid Loki and Journey Into Mystery: "Trust Your Instincts" (Part 1 of 2)

Gimmick or Good? – Superman #75

New Man of Steel Still.

The lesson of the comiXology blackout

Top 10 Worst Superhero Movie Costumes

Producer Brandon Vietti Discusses The End Of Young Justice, Looks Back At Series In New Interview

Image of the Day: Favorite Images from Knightfall #2

Image of the Day: Favorite Images from Knightfall #3

How did the Being Human ending compare to past finales?

Xfinity On Demand Comcast Subscribers Can Check In to Bates Motel Early

Five Things to Look For in the Upcoming 'Bates Motel'

DIY: Hellraiser Rubik’s Cube Puzzle Box

The 10 Best Uses Of Canes In Science Fiction.

Look Inside Upcoming ‘How To Speak Klingon’ Audio Phrasebook

Colorado Neurological Institute raffling Back to the Future items to benefit Parkinson's patients

Hot Wheels Heritage 1:18 Scale Ecto-1 Announced

Sigourney Weaver Fighting an Alien and Slimer With a Proton Pack Art Raffle.

Here’s the Theatrical Poster For ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection’

Trailers From Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Captain's Courageous

Screen Media Acquires VOD Rights to ‘Coffin Joe’ Films

10 episodes that show why MacGyver was more than a punchline

Neverwhere Clips.

SOAPnet's 50-Hour General Hospital Marathon Kicks Off With Very First Episode

Geekfest Rants, Episode 131: Superman: The Movie (1978)

Comic Issues #109—Shamrocking.

Now Playing Podcast: Jonah Hex (2010)
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Armando Trovajoli has passed away at the age of 95. May he rest in peace. He provided the theme music to Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as the music for Hercules in the Haunted World, Atom Age Vampire, and Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory.

The Kickstarter page for Rifftrax has now earned $201,430, with 21 days to go.

Comix Experience Robbed At Gunpoint.

Stumbled across this, from 2011, for anyone that’s interested: The creators of Disney's 'Mr. Boogedy' talk about the film 25 years after its premiere. Some interesting trivia about what went on behind the scenes—for instance, a young Joaquin (then known as Leaf) Phoenix was almost in the first film, in the role that went to David Faustino.

Regis Philbin to host Fox Sports panel show

Tales From ECCC: Bruce Timm And The Cancellation Of The Green Lantern Animated Series

Who should be the next Robin?

DC Comics Reveals ‘Batman And’ Lineup of Team-Ups

DC Comics’ Mad Magazine-Style Variant Cover For Wonder Woman #19

Jim Lee, Scott Snyder Discuss Superman Unchained, Debut New Art

Associate Publisher Ruwan Jayatilleke Let Go By Marvel

New trailer for Iron Man 3.

X-Men #1 To Be A Little On The Late Side

Top 5: Actors Who Were Almost Spider-Man.

Joss Whedon Denies Planet Hulk Storyline For The Avengers 2

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #192: What canceled television series do you miss most?

Terror Tranmission’s interview with John Stanley.

Doctor Who: New Ice Warrior Design Unveiled.

The Doctor Who Vending Machine.

Differences Between The Theatrical And Director’s Cuts Of ‘Army Of Darkness’ Detailed.

Jewel Staite answers more fan questions over at Blastr.

3 Problems With Fairy Tale Movies Like ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’

Once Upon a Time Creators Deny Recasting Sebastian Stan's Role, Discuss Wonderland Spinoff

The Longest-Running Manga in Japanese History

Fox Renews The Following, New Girl, Two Others

Teo Halm joins Girl Meets World as Cory and Topanga’s son.

Emma Booth joins Gothica as Frankenstein's bride, Madeline Usher.

Tesla Motors Loses Appeal Against BBC's Top Gear

Sony Sets Date for 6th Resident Evil Film

The Woman in Black is up for 2 Empire Awards

'Dexter': Moonves says season 8 is last

The 12 Worst Things in the Star Wars Expanded Universe

The 10 Least Competent Time Travelers

Film Sack Podcast #152: BloodRayne (2005)

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 289: How To Survive A Horror Movie.

We Hate Movies, Episode 100: Taking Care Of Business (1990)
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Here’s what an actual Six Strikes copyright alert looks like. Comcast Punishes BitTorrent Pirates With Browser Hijack.

Are Cable Companies Hoping Usage-Based Internet Access Will Help Thwart Netflix?

Time Warner Cable says there's no consumer demand for gigabit internet

High Court Orders UK ISPs to Block Kat.ph, H33T and Fenopy

San Diego Comic Con hotels sold out in about 2 minutes.

New Short From Rifftrax: Ten Long Minutes

For the curious, the Rifftrax Kickstarter page has reached $174,410, with 26 days to go. Here’s their recent video with their plea.

Showcase Renews Lost Girl For Season 4; Syfy will air it, too.

Off My Mind: Consequences of Batman Incorporated #8.

Help Wanted: 10 Applicants For The New Robin.

A poster for The Dark Knight, drawn by Daniel Nash

Image of the Day: Awkward 1950′s and 1960′s Batman Moments #4

Deadman: Where Do I Start?

Top 10 Things That Make Stan Lee Awesome.

Stunning Glow-In-The Dark Steampunk Iron Man Cake

Great Moments in Comics History: What If? #19

Image Relaunches Joe’s Comics Imprint With Help From Straczynski, Templesmith, and Sienkiewicz

11 Most Controversial Comic Books.

Defining the Doctor: The Tomb of the Cybermen

Weeping Angel Doll

Cult moves to Fridays on the CW.

Doctor Gash's Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies Ever #1 - The Exorcist

Movie Legends Revealed: Was There Really an Octopus in The Goonies?

Star Wars X-Wing Bed.

Snow Yoda.

What Movies Look Like Before Special Effects.

Sherlock’s E-Card.

Oz: The Great And Powerful cover for Entertainment Weekly.

8 Great Mythological Creatures That Desperately Need to Be in More Movies

Ninja Turtles Moves to June 2014

21 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Childhood TV Shows.

The BBC’s Zombie PSA – Keep Calm And Avoid The Undead

The Hobbit Re-Read: Chapter 14, Fire and Water.

CBS Announces Start Of Production On Under the Dome

You can watch the two-minute international trailer for the first season of Hannibal here.

Titanium ring conceals saw and handcuff opener

Bad Movie Fiends Podcast #166—Live Stream.

Saturday B Movie Reel #100: End of the World.

Film Bin Super-List Special: ‘Cartoon Villains’, Part 1

Film Bin Super-List Special: ‘Cartoon Villains’, Part 2

Mission Log #30—Episode 30—Amok Time.
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For the curious, the Kickstarter page for Rifftrax Live to get Twilight has reached $140,611 in barely two days. Impressive would be an understatement here.

Roman Dirge Hospitalized After Drunk Driver Accident

Vulcan tops vote to name Pluto moons

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

The Pirate Bay Departs Sweden And Sets Sail For Norway and Spain

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Cast Revealed.

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: Tyger Tyger and Moon of the Wolf.

Press Release For Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite

Grant Morrison On His Legendary Batman Run. Expect spoilers for Batman Incorporated #8.

OP/ED: The Pro & Con of Batman Incorporated #8. Massive spoilers—if you don’t want to be spoiled, you shouldn’t look at the link, either.

Image of the Day: Awkward 1950′s and 1960′s Batman Moments #2

The Science Behind Superheroes Infographic.

Guillermo del Toro updates on Justice League Dark movie

Guardians of the Galaxy Won’t Feature Jason Momoa After All

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Obnoxio the Clown versus the X-Men.

7 Superheroes Who Should Get Their Own Arrow-Style TV Shows.

The Return Of What If If To Marvel

25 Years of Venom Infographic.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 set photos show off our new Mary Jane.

Fandom Manifesto: Once Upon A Time.

Warehouse 13 gets trailer, return date.

Atop The Fourth Wall: Linkara Riffs—What About School Spirit?

Atop The Fourth Wall: Marville #4.

An Adventure in Space and Time enters final week of filming

Dark Shadows nominated for various Rondo Awards.

Fangoria nominated in four categories for 11th Annual Rondo Awards.

Exclusive: Birdemic II: The Resurrection Flies into Theatres Early

Doctor Gash's Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies Ever #3 - Halloween

Laura Ramsey joins The Sixth Gun.

Janet Montgomery joins ABC’s Gothica pilot as Grace Van Helsing.

On Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane will be played by Tom Mison

(Re)Animations: Creepy Crawlers (1994)

The 11 Nerdiest All-But-Forgotten TV Anthology Shows.

The Lego Back To The Future Time Machine Train Is A Must Have.

67 Year-Old Japanese Man Builds 6.5 Foot UC Gundam Papercraft

10 Greatest Science Fiction Board Games of All Time

Columbia University acquires the Elfquest archives

Gandalf Birthday Cake

Five Memorable Dragons From TV and Movies

We Hate Movies, Episode 99: Freejack (1992)

Two In One Showcase, Episode 233: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1992) Commentary.

Two In One Showcase, Episode 280: A Very MSTie Christmas.

Nerdist Writer’s Panel #75: Leslye Headland.
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Spider rain wasn’t so strange. Those with a massive fear of spiders probably shouldn’t watch the video. I’d say being stuck there at that particular moment in time would be my own nightmare.

Kentucky Experiences Real-Life ‘Birds’ Terror As Millions Flock To Small City. Instead of spiders, a city a short distance from here is getting this.

Saturn Award Nominees. Whedonesque reacts to The Avengers and The Cabin In The Woods being nominated here.

CCI Issues Statement Regarding Registration Technical Issues

X-Men Sequel Days of Future Past Teased for SDCC 2013

How one man’s lies almost destroyed the comics industry

Stan Lee’s Rants: Pennies.

CBR News interviews Brian Michael Bendis

DC Announces Venditti, Fialkov, Jordan and Giffen on Green Lantern Titles

DC Histories: Vibe.

Kyle Higgins Talks Nightwing’s Big Move Out Of Gotham

Image of the Day: Best BTAS Screenshots #3

Top 10 Most Terrifying Toy Commercials Of The 80’s—Part 2.

Rachelle Lefevre Joins Under The Dome

Kirk Ward joins the Zombieland series as Tallahassee

An Adventure in Space and Time: TARDIS designer cast

Bruce Campbell Wants To Buy You An Evil Dead Tattoo

Proton Pack To Be Given Away At Retro Con 2013.

The Sandman Re-Read: Fables and Reflections.

Eileen Davidson Returning To Young And The Restless.

Random Roles: Jeffrey Combs on Re-Animator’s endurance, playing H.P. Lovecraft, and more.

Oz The Great and Powerful—Behind the Scenes

Oz The Great and Powerful Extended Sneak Peek

Horror Etc, Episode 287: Long Live The New Flesh

Now Playing Podcast: A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Comic Issues #106—Spoiler Alert.

Geekfest Rants, Episode 128: New York Toy Fair 2013—Part 1

Film Bin Podcast: Outland (1981)
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Italian file-sharing site owner hit with record $8.5 million fine

Rifftrax: Cool As Ice (Sample)

Cartoons, characters linked to kids’ bad behavior: Power Rangers again. I watched Power Rangers when I was 11. It didn’t do anything to me.

AfterEllen interviews Zoie Palmer, from Lost Girl.

Guardians of the Galaxy Character Guide.

Mutant Women of Earth: How Chris Claremont Reinvented The Female Superhero.

Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! Vans Special

Sandman/Sherlock crossover fan art.

Download Calendar of Tales: 12 New Neil Gaiman Stories for Free

Injustice Gods Among Us' alternative costumes for Harley Quinn, Bane

The Dark Knight Returns To Vegas…With Bane and the Joker (Cosplay)

What It's Like To Have Your Period As Told By Batman, Bane And The Joker

Bizarro Back Issues: ‘Dastardly Events Aboard The Hellship’ (1978)

The Batmobile, Totally Geeked Out

Image of the Day: Best BTAS Screenshots #2

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich & Joker’s Wild

JLA Profiles: Stargirl—Geoff Johns' Favorite Character

Greg Weisman Discusses The Final Issue Of The Young Justice Comic Series

Warren Ellis has started a new daily panel strip called Scatterlands

Interview: Chris Chibnall.

Doctor Who Revisited: Patrick Troughton BBC America Promo.

'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary episode to be directed by Nick Hurran

Weeping Angel Cookies.

Big Finish: February Releases.

Julie Benz Talks TV Death, Undeath And 'Defiance’

TV’s Most Heartbreaking Deaths. Whedonesque reacts to the list here. Joyce is listed. I would have added Fred on Angel.

Five Fan Theories That Explain The Events Of Back To The Future

Tim Burton and Danny Elfman To Present One-Time Concert In London

The Worst Sci-Fi Snubs In Oscar History.

Is it possible that the Borg are the perfect enemy?

Ten Out-of-Print Horror Flicks to Make You Drool

Random Roles: Eric Roberts on The Dark Knight, Shelley Winters, John Waters, and more

Kathleen Kennedy Exits ‘Jurassic Park IV’ to Concentrate on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The CW’s Tomorrow People Casts Peyton List

18 Stills From Orphan Black

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #191: What comic do you, personally, want to be a character in?

The Vulcan Vault: The George Lucas-Produced Twice Upon A Time (1983)

Five New Minutes Of Bates Motel Footage.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 98: Aspen Extreme (1993)

Nerdist Writer’s Panel #74: Live From San Francisco.
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Richard Briers has passed away at the age of 79, following a long struggle with a lung condition. May he rest in peace. For Doctor Who fans, he appeared in the Seventh Doctor story Paradise Towers, playing the Chief Caretaker. He also played the role of Henry Parker, in the Torchwood episode A Day In The Death. I also remember that he played Smee in the 2003 version (which I think I saw on Encore once) of Peter Pan, and had a role in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994).

CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it

Hyperlinking Is Not Copyright Infringement, Scholars Say

SDCC Hotel Reservations Tuesday, February 26 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET

Comic-Con 2013 Badge Registration Recap: The Highs and The Lows

Barefoot Gen Manga's Unfinished Sequel Draft Found

Reece Shearsmith has been cast as Patrick Troughton in An Adventure in Space and Time

The 10 Best Moments in The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

Interview: The Odyssey of Neal Adams.

Grace Randolph’s Between The Pages: Death of the Family—Batman #17.

Image of the Day: Best BTAS Screenshots #1.

Preview: Nightwing #17.

Ain’t It Cool News talks with Dustin Nguyen about L’il Gotham.

Comics You Should Own – Sandman Mystery Theatre

Superman on TV: February 18th-24th.

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Superman Gained the Ability to Shoot a Mini-Superman Out of His Hands

Comic Book Casting: Madman Live-Action Movie.

Mark Waid on reinventing comics for the digital era.

New Lego Marvel Super Heroes Concept Art Arrives Online.

Atop The Fourth Wall: Night of Atop The Fourth Wall Live.

First clip from Oz the Great and Powerful shows the wicked temper of Oz's witches

Benedict Cumberbatch Narrates The New Star Trek Into Darkness Motion Poster

Introducing the movie neighbors from hell.

Slimer Deluxe Wall Relief Now Available On eBay.

Restored Back to the Future Hero DeLorean Time Machine now on display at Universal Studios

5 Horror Sequels We’d Love To See.

From Cracked: 5 Grimms’ Fairy Tales Way Too Dark To Read To Kids.

Revenge, Italian Style: 5 Spaghetti Westerns Worth Your Time

Crowning the Better Holmes & Watson

The Best Hardee’s Premium Offer Ever? Gremlins’ Albums and Storybooks. I think I had those when I was 3 or 4.

Watch a clip from the 2004 unaired pilot of Dark Shadows

Joss Whedon Talks of 'Hopeful' S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot, Plans for Maria Hill and Other Marvel Characters

Silly Hobbitssess and Goofy Giants: When Did Fantasy Movies Get Taken Over by Comic Relief?

The Top 5: Cartoon Characters That’d Make Memorable Presidents

Trailers From Hell: Max Landis on Love Exposure

Tom Hanks vs. the Fonz: 35-plus Oscar nominees in weird TV guest spots

Comics Alliance Reviews 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret Of The Ooze' (1991), Part One

Fandom Manifesto: Dollhouse.

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): February 18th.

The Downey Files, Episode 10: Mermen. Chris Downey talks with David Fury.

Film Sack Podcast #150: The Warriors (1979)

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast: The One With Mark Altman

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 80: Guyver: Mutronics (1991)
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Russian meteor, asteroids and the Tunguska event

Microsoft warns of Windows 7 RTM's imminent loss of support

Rare Women Fic Exchange sign-ups are open.

Cinematic Titanic Will Stop Touring At The End Of 2013.

Weekend Discussion Thread: That Moment That Completely Cracked You Up.

Dwayne Johnson Won’t Be Lobo After All.

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Was the Green Goblin Involved in Aunt May’s Return or What?

Image of the Day: Early History of Dick and Babs #5.

Chris Claremont will judge the X-Men And Wolverine Design Contest.

The Tenth Planet to be released on DVD with animation

The Doctor Who My Little Pony Is Now An Official Toy.

The Best Doctor Who Cosplay From Gallifrey One

Official BBC Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Jewelry.

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover? How Can You Not?

Over 30 Years Of Star Trek Bloopers.

What If Pixar Made A Star Trek Movie?

Get an Inside Look at BBC America's Orphan Black

Dueling 'Exorcists:' How We Got Two Demonic Prequels

Tokyopop: Cosplay Friday #16.

Awesome Art Picks Superman, Wolverine, Elektra and More

Lightsaber Toilet Plunger + Millennium Falcon Toilet Seat

Don’t Let This Snow Gremlin Melt.

10 Memorable Movie Witches.

Voltron, Kermit, and Donatello sit for their portraits like true gentlemen

Holmes scholar files suit to put Sherlock unambiguously into the public domain

An economic summary of Middle-Earth through the Fourth Age

Film Bin Crew Commentaries: Jack And The Beanstalk (1974) Nice to see I’m not the only one who managed to catch this one at a young age.

Bad Movie Fiends Podcast #164: Black Shampoo (1976)

Killer POV, Episode 1: Getting To Know Your Killer P.O.V.

Schlock Treatment 113: The Dungeonmaster (1984)

The Batman Universe, Episode 23
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Meteor explodes over Russia, injuring hundreds.

W. Watts Biggers has passed away at the age of 85. May he rest in peace. He was the co-creator of Underdog.

The Pirate Bay: We will sue copycat site for copyright infringement

TV Tango lists 282 Movies, Marathons and Specials on TV for President's Day Weekend 2013

The Hub Airs 8-Hour Animaniacs Marathon On President’s Day.

Today in ‘Hey, this still exists’: The You’ve Got Mail website.

Seven Science Fiction/Fantasy Martyrs Who Give Saint Valentine a Run for His Money

The Best Of Both Worlds In Theaters April 25th.

Exclusive set picture from An Adventure in Space and Time

Doctor Who News: BBC Books Announces April Releases.

18 Bad Guys Who Were Way Too Easy to Defeat

Harrison Ford Will Return As Han Solo In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The Battle of Hoth is being fought in this man’s living room.

Fantastic Fangirls: Lupercalia. They’re listing great werewolves in pop culture, including Oz and Rahne Sinclair.

Jason Mamoa has reportedly been offered the role of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Secrets Behind The X-Men: Upstarts, High-Lords and Armageddon: The artists and the editor took control of the X-Men's destiny.

Abandoned Love: Whatever Happened to Peter and Mary Jane’s Baby?

Felicity Jones officially joins The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but which character will she play?

Amazing Spider-Man #700 Third Printing Gets A New Cover.

Joe Simon - With Great Power Extended Interviews

Peter Dinklage is the Villain of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (But Who Will That Be?)

Cast This: Justice League.

Inker Jonathan Glapion exits Batman

Interview: Greg Capullo Talks Batman

Image of the Day: Early History of Dick and Babs #4

Secret Batman Incorporated Storyline Leaks Via Twitter

Favorite DC Couple: The Case For Harley And Ivy.

Alan Moore, Ben Templesmith, And Steve Niles Help Launch Black Mask Comics.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #406.

The Mummy Gets A New Writer, On Track For 2014 Release.

Hannibal gets a premiere date: April 4th.

Oddities of Toy Fair ‘13

From Cracked: 6 Huge Movie Plot Twists That Caused Even Bigger Plot Holes.

Criterion’s Catalog Free on Hulu All Weekend

The AV Club’s Watch This: Death Becomes Her casts Bruce Willis as the helpless rope in a tug-of-war

Some Beautiful Concept Art from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim

Dynamite Launches D’N'A Battlestar Galactica Series In May

The Sword in the Stone Hand: The Arthurian Trends in Hellboy

5 Great Alien Invasion Movies.

Weekly Sketch Up—February 15th.

Best Art Ever (This Week): February 15th.

Mission Log Podcast #28—Episode 28—The City On The Edge Of Forever.

Smodcast: Grant Morrison: Bat Bard.

Retroist Podcast, Episode 131: Batman The TV Series.
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DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

Large Hadron Collider shuts down for two years of upgrades

[livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn made this Valentine Love Meme. You may want to check to see if you happen to be listed. Whoever it was that tossed my name out there, thank you so much—that was unexpected, but definitely a welcome surprise.

Nathan Fillion Is Taking Valentine Requests

The 12 Most Horrifically Bad Dates in All of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Stan Lee’s Rants: How It Should Have Ended. It’s a crossover with How It Should Have Ended, for the Star Wars movies, Inception, and Batman.

San Diego Comic Con badges go on sale on February 16th—here’s your video guide.

ComicsPRO and CBLDF Team-Up for Second Annual Live Auction

Tales From The Code: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.

Canada Has Bipartisan Agreement Opposing Zombies

The Line It Is Drawn #126: Valentine’s Day With The Superheroes.

Peter Dinklage joins the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. While they don’t say which character he’ll play, my best guess is Puck.

Alternate The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Web-Shooter Designs Arrive Online.

Hayley Atwell Will Return (Briefly) In Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

New Iron Man 3 Poster.

The Night Gwen Stacy Died Cover Art Expected To Go For Over Two Hundred Thousand

Rocket Raccoon: Where Do I Start?

Interview: Scott Snyder On Death Of The Family.

10 Things Geoff Johns Added To The Green Lantern Mythos.

Rumored New Writers For The Green Lantern Books.

Claire Holt joins the spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals.

A Jurassic Park 3D Poster.

Ultimate Back To The Future Collectible: Biff’s Manure Car.

Griff’s Hoverboard For Sale On eBay.

One Trek Mind #63: 10 Best Trek Romances

The Evolution of Star Trek.

The Darth Vader Knife That’s Made To Go With a Kilt

The Hobbit Re-Read, Chapter 12: Inside Information.

Transformation and Death: The Witches.

Amazingly realistic David Bowie dolls

Night Of The Living Dead (1968): 3 different prints at Archive.org

Evil Dead Fest Announced.

Top 10 Superhero Movie Costumes.

Hey Kids, Comics Vol 2 07 Happy Birthday, Superman Part 2.

Pulp Nightmare Pulp Commentary: Judge Dredd

Comic Book Club Podcast: New Paradigm Studios.

Death’s Door Prods Podcast—Let’s Watch: Young Frankenstein (1974) Commentary

Death’s Door Prods Podcast—Let’s Watch: Spaceballs (1987)
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Comcast acquires full ownership of NBC Universal ahead of schedule

Benefit Art Auction For Peter David.

Dimestore Dames spotlights Barda Free (Big Barda).

The Second Doctor will be revisited on BBC America on February 24th, as they show Tomb of the Cybermen.

Radio Times has Doctor Who postcards, in celebration of the 50th anniversary

Personality Quiz: How Would You Deal With An Alien Invasion?

Red Dalek Angel Earrings

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Coasters.

The 7 Greatest Bromances In Space.

Anna Silk talks Lost Girl with After Ellen.

Linda Hamilton will be guest-starring on Lost Girl.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Will Be Shot In 3D.

Could we see the return of Nightcrawler in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

DC Histories: Action Figure Comics.

Image of the Day: Early History of Dick and Babs #2.

Image of the Day: Early History of Dick and Babs #3.

MPAA Officially Passes PG-13 Rating For “Superman: Unbound” Animated Feature

Would You Have A Secret Identity?

Editor George Mann Discusses Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

A Hobbit Hole Litter Box.

Top 10 Most Terrifying Toy Commercials of The ’80s – Part 1.

New Details Emerge on SG-1: Unleashed

Mondo Releasing Poltergeist Soundtrack On Limited Edition Vinyl

Horror Poster Redux: Mondo Revisits Crystal Lake With Friday the 13th

From Cracked: 5 Hilarious Reasons Publishers Rejected Classic Best-Sellers.

Choose Your Captain T-Shirt.

Chibi Star Trek figures.

10 episodes that take viewers into the depths of The Twilight Zone

New Key Art For Hannibal

The Sandman Re-Read: A Game Of You.

Movie Legends Revealed: Spielberg Won Cut Of Star Wars Profits In Bet?

Warner Bros. wants to give Dorothy a sword and a TV show called Red Brick Road

MGM Sets Up Another Remake—The Shrinking Man.

Now Playing Podcast: Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 286: The 30 Percent Feedback Show.

The F This Movie Podcast: The Faculty (1998)

Geekfest Rants Episode 127 - Looper Review and Other Bruce Willis Genre Films.

Comic Issues #105—2 Year Anniversary Live.

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 79: Kamen Rider Fourze Retrospective Roundtable

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