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This is such a rotten week for celebrities. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Richard Libertini, Angus Scrimm, and David Margulies all died. I thought I posted about David Bowie, but apparently I didn’t (just Angus Scrimm). So in alphabetical order at this point:

David Bowie passed away on January 10th, age the age of 69, following an 18 month battle with liver cancer. May he rest in peace. I had never even heard of him until around 2006 due to having no interest in music. I heard of him for the first time as a result of seeing him in The Prestige as Nikola Tesla. I loved the certain scenes in the first and last episodes of Life On Mars (British version, not the American remake) that made a lovely use of his music at pivotal moments. I have no nostalgic feelings for Labyrinth, but I did find it enjoyably weird and fun when I saw it for the first time (and Encore played it a lot) about 3 years ago. I avoided it until then, due to a general dislike of muppets and a loathing for musicals. I’ll probably rewatch it soon. I liked his role in The Hunger (1983). I need to watch The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976), as I have never seen that.

Shock Till You Drop has An Appreciation of David Bowie’s Performance In 1983’s The Hunger. Birth Movies Death has Labyrinth: Long Live The Goblin King.

As a sidenote: the weird upside down staircase in Labyrinth almost made it into my Crimson Peak Yuletide story as an homage, as another way of Lucille screwing with Edith’s mind. (Which would have been right after a deleted scene with a tombstone and gargoyle in a room) I scrapped it before anything was written of it, because seriously—it was long enough by that point. I almost wish I had done it now.

Richard Libertini has passed away, at the age of 82, after a two year battle with cancer. I knew him from House of Frankenstein (1997). I may have been one of the few that liked that film.

David Margulies has passed away at the age of 78, after a long illness. He will be best known to Ghostbusters fans as Mayor Lenny.

Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69, after a battle with cancer. May he rest in peace. I loved him whenever I spotted him in a film. Or, in the case of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005), heard his voice. I loved him as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, even if I didn’t care for the rest of the film. I always meant to watch Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)—maybe now I will. I have never seen Die Hard or the Harry Potter films, because I’m not interested in action movies or Harry Potter.
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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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Dutch Court Refuses To Try Self-Confessed Pirate Bay Uploader.

Colin Morgan won the National Television Award for Best Drama Performance for Merlin.

Christian Bale calls a young leukemia patient just to talk about Batman.

Peter Weller on voicing Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.

Stan Lee cancels appearance at Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Doctor Who Perpetual Calendar Is A Work Of Art.

Doctor Who: Silver Coins For The Golden Anniversary.

Alison Sweeney lists five favorite episodes of Days Of Our Lives.

Mondo unveils their two newest Lord of the Rings posters.

Hermione Granger: The Brightest Witch Of Her Age T-Shirt.

The 36 Greatest Supervillain Musical Numbers Of All Time.

Doc Brown Cola T-Shirt.

New TV trailer for Jack The Giant Slayer.

A Stop At Twilight Zone 4.0?

Mind Meld: How SFF Influences Your Life.

Top 10 TV Shows Based On Indie Comics, Pre-Walking Dead.

The 15 Most Nightmare-Inducing Muppets.

Princess Bride T-Shirt Terrifies Qantas Passengers.

The New Leprechaun Movie Will Be More Serious, Like We All Wanted.

The Great Stephen King Re-Read: Pet Sematary.

Long Lost Script Pages For Deleted The Shining Finale.

David Gordon Green’s Suspiria remake Caught Up In Legal Woes.

Banner For CW’s Forthcoming Series Cult.

The Hobbit Re-Read: Chapter 10, A Warm Welcome.

No Emma Frost In X-Men: Days of Future Past Movie?

The Line It Is Drawn #123—Post-Apocalyptic Comic Book Characters.

To Boldly Go Crazy: The Weird Fan Art Adventures of the Starship Enterprise.

Pop My Culture #105: Stephen Tobolowsky

Horror Etc Podcast, Episode 284.

The Ice Cream Headache Podcast interviews Kevin Murphy.

Hey Kids Comics Podcast, Volume 2, Episode 4: Farewell, Hellblazer

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 75: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

Saturday B Movie Reel #96: Super Cyclone.
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Sol Yurick has passed away at the age of 87, due to complications from lung cancer. May he rest in peace. He may be most famous as the author of The Warriors.

Medical fundraiser for sf writer Jay Lake.

Buffy vs. Edward remix is back online, but no fallout for Lionsgate.

Best of 80's UK Monster Movie VHS Cover Art

William Castle’s Five Top Movie Gimmicks.

Read White House's geeky, witty response to Death Star petition.

Secrets Behind The X-Men: X-Men and X-Factor united…with Wolverine as the villain, Gambit as the betrayer, and Professor Xavier’s final battle with the Shadow King had writer Chris Claremont stayed on the books.

14 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies That Never Happened.

Who-themed ‘ValenTime’ Cards

Star Trek: Catching Up With Diana Muldaur, Part 1.

The CineFiles Presents: Deleted—Cronenberg.

DC Recruits Tynion and Suayan for Red Hood and the Outlaws.

Jurassic Park 4 Release Date Set For 2014; Director Yet To Be Announced

Awesome Art Picks: Power Man and Iron Fist, Spider-Man, Dredd and More.

New Image From Animated Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two.

Cartoon Of The Day: Batman (Opening Titles For 1966 Series)

Gandalf Problem Solving—A Flowchart.

Eight page preview of Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters.

Frankenstein Show From Sam Mendes And John Logan Headed To Showtime

Weekend Discussion Thread: Your First Computer/Internet Experience.

The Shadow: Year One Cover By Chris Samnee.

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked (Death Is Not The End)—Being Impaled In The Heart Isn’t Fatal, Right?

Cannon Fodder 6: The Company of Wolves And The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

The Batman Universe Podcast, Episode 95: Nightwing/Huntress #1-4

Junk Food Dinner Podcast, Episode 142: The Miami Connection (1987), Shrunken Heads (1994), and Madhouse (1974).

Movie Issues Podcast: Black Sheep (2006)

Bad Movie Fiends Podcast, Episode 159: Iron Sky (2012)

Schlock Treatment 108: The Octagon (1980)
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Ned Wertimer has passed away at the age of 89. May he rest in peace. He may be best known as the doorman on The Jeffersons. For MST3K fans, he played reporter Andy Henderson in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.

News on Peter David’s health.

After 40+ Years, Comic Buyer’s Guide Ends Publication.

Microsoft Axing Messenger On March 15th

Disney Considering Layoffs To Cut Costs.

Turkey lifts ban on thousands of books.

Dimestore Dames spotlights Helen Claiborne.

DC Histories: Doctor Fate.

Superhero Origins: Guardians of the Galaxy.

Latest tv spot for Syfy’s Being Human.

Grace Randolph’s Stacktastic: Young Justice

Stan Lee’s Rants: Fine Dining vs. Diners

Trailer for Army of Frankensteins.

The Hobbit - Misty Mountains - Peter Hollens Acappella

Creepy TNG Test Footage.

Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! Obnoxio The Clown Returns

BAFTA Award Nominations for 2013

2013 Razzie Nominations: Worst in Movies

Talkin’ Rifftrax: The Avengers.

Release the kraken! 2,000 years of tall tales (and a smattering of truth)

Fox Developing Twin Peaks-Like Thriller From M. Night Shyamalan

Brett Ratner is making a high concept Quantum Leap show.

How To Cope With All The Stages Of Fan Letdown.

1987 PBS documentary celebrates Dark Shadows.

End of an Era: Fred Flintstone Replaced On Fruity Pebbles Box.

Marvel Teases Hulk And Spider-Man Events Coming In April.

Amazing behind the scenes videos from Jeff Pruitt, Buffy stunt coordinator

Short-Stint Imprints: A Look Back at DC's Defunct Lines

Millennium Films Plans Texas Chainsaw 4

Fan Made Poster Puts the Evil Dead in Motion

Limited Edition Evil Dead Shirt.

1983—Anatomy of a Cover—Magik #1.

Phoenix (Green Variant) ECCC Vinyl Figure

P:R Approved: Giovanni Costa’s Spaghetti Gotham

Blackman and Williams on Batwoman

Indiana Jones by Rodrigo Pascoal Lopes da Silva

Trailers From Hell: Alan Spencer on The Nude Bomb.

Jeff Lemire Takes Aim At Green Arrow.

First Look At The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Labyrinth Cake.

Fright Night 2 Has Found Its New Charlie And Evil Ed.

Promotional Photos For The First Episode of NBC’s Hannibal.

Exclusive Photos From Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Big Finish Produces Its Own ‘Five Doctors.’

NBC Renews Days of Our Lives Through 2014.

Are Vampires Returning To Port Charles?

Cyberpunk, multi-booting briefcase.

Jurassic Park 3D Re-Release Gets One Week Only IMAX Engagement.

CR Holiday Interview #21 -- Sean Howe

Exclusive: Spider-Man 2099 To Return.

Sherlock and the case of the Russian knock-off.

10 episodes that show the appeal Hey Arnold held for kids and parents.

Langridge, and Bone Direct The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror

Nerdist Writer’s Panel #68: 2012 In Review, Part 2.

Comic Issues #100—Geek Drinks.

The Batman Universe Podcast, Episode 20.

Just Cool Enough Movie Commentary: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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Stan Lee Turns 90 Today.

Stan Lee At 90: 90 Reasons To Love ‘The Man.’

Ian Bryce - With Great Power Extended Interview

Being Peter Parker: Thoughts On Amazing Spider-Man #700.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Surpasses $500 Million Worldwide.

The Soviets Made A Hobbit Movie In 1985. It’s So Terrible, It’s Incredible.

Great Quotes About Writing From Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin.

Only Bruce Wayne can afford this ludicrously expensive Batman chess set.

Women of the Whedonverse T-Shirt.

Labyrinth Knocker Earrings.

10 To Watch In 2013: Comic Book Characters.

The 10 Most-Anticipated Geek Movies of 2013.

The Absolute Best Cosplay Of 2012.

iFanboy’s Best of 2012: Best Comics Stuff That Isn’t Comics.

Doctor Who: Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman interview each other

Play The Game Of Time T-Shirt.

NBC Officially Passes On Mockingbird Lane.

Rumor: Star Wars Comics License Returning To Marvel?

The Worst TV Of 2012.

Marvin The Martian, Hong Kong Phooey Live/CG Footage Leaked.

The Hub January 2013 Highlights: Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Joins, Batman and Superman Movies.

Titles For Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series Episodes Airing January 2013.

From Cracked: 6 Places You’ll Recognize From The Background Of Every Movie.

Best Art Ever (This Week): December 28th.

Awesome Retro X-Men Comic Book Cover Tattoo.

FYI: What Kind Of Dinosaur Meat Would Taste Best?

10 Incredibly Stupid Ways Superheroes and Villains Have Died.

51 Things We Learned From The Looper Commentary.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #399.

Ask Chris #134: The Dubious Continuity of Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.

Bill Morrison organizing art auctions to help save Metro Entertainment.

New Stills From Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Slayer.

Film Pigs DVD Commentary #45: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Movie Issues Podcast: Strange Days (1995)
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RIAA Hammers Google With DMCA Takedowns In Six Strikes Prelude.

MTV Geek’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Avengers Fan.

MTV Geek’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Game of Thrones Fan.

What Would You Buy For People Who Read Books?: A Gift Guide.

Science Fiction and Fantasy DVD Sets That Make Amazing Gifts.

Gift Ideas For The 8 Major Species of Science Fiction Fan.

CBLDF Announces New Officers and Board of Directors Member.

Comic Gallery: Spider-Man, Batman and Captain America Couldn’t Save Hostess.

Big Ol’ MST3K Sale At Shout.

Santa Cthulhu Brings Holiday Cheer

Our Favorite Horror Sidekicks—Fright Night’s Evil Ed.

Gary Frank Confirms Batman: Earth One Volume 2 For 2013.

Details For Young Justice: Invasion—Destiny Calling DVD Bonus Episodes.

Artist Christopher Jones Breaks Down Designing Brainiac For Young Justice Comic.

Ten great sitcom time travel episodes. Blackadder’s Christmas Carol tends to be shown around Christmas on BBC America. It’s the only episode of Blackadder I have ever seen.

Conspiracy theories and urban legends in the movies.

Monday Mix-Up: ESPN does The Princess Bride.

Originals vs. Remakes: 'House on Haunted Hill' (1959) vs. 'House on Haunted Hill' (1999)

Horror Education of the Week: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Anna Chlumsky joins Hannibal for a guest starring role.

First Look At Norma And Norman Bates In Bates Motel.

Earliest Hitchcock Film Now Streaming.

Warner Bros. Posts Fleischer Superman Cartoons Online.

Young Sherlock Holmes Remake Will Probably Be Written By Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Statement from Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit about animal mistreatment allegations.

Tolkien estate unleashes legal Uruk-hai on LOTR slot machines.

Dark Shadows 2013 Cruise Information.

Deadpooh.

Someone please make this Pac-Man/Labyrinth mash-up game a reality.

A teaser trailer for the next season of Lost Girl.

Choose Your Captain T-Shirt.

The puppeteers and design team from Gremlins.

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #180: What is your catch phrase?

Marvel’s Delayed Phase One Boxset Out April 2nd, Will Now Include Phase Two Tease.

Best Movie Ever?: Addams Family Values.

Interview: Horror Legend Richard Corben Talks Adapting Poe’s Conqueror Worm.

Stan Lee’s Rants: Turkey Day.

The Evil Dead Teaser Poster.

First look at Joe Quesada’s Amazing Spider-Man #700 variant cover.

Nerdist Podcast: Jimmy Kimmel.

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 64: Highlander (1986) Commentary.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 85: Madhouse (1990).
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If anyone out there hasn’t placed their Yuletide nominations, or has an extra nomination slot that they need to fill, please consider adding the Superdictionary, Ghostbusters, or Mr. Boogedy (even if it's likely I would be the only one to request or offer that last one) this year.

AO3 Invites Available for Yuletide Participants.

Star Trek TNG 25th Anniversary Cast Q&A, Part 1.

Len Wiseman is now directing the remake of The Mummy.

The problem with the New 52 timeline, when it comes to the Batfamily.

Wonderful Toys: Batman’s 10 Best Bat-Gadgets.

Does the Joker Know Batman’s Secret Identity?

They’re Still Alive—The Universal Classic Monsters.

Today In Ghostbusters Dismay. Unless and until I see a trailer come up, I’m filing this one under just another of many, many rumors.

Gozer/Casper T-Shirt.

Fan Art: Real Ghostbusters: The Video Game.

Five Great Arthur Darvill Performances on Doctor Who.

How To Describe Doctor Who To Different People.

Winter 2012: The Perfect Comics Jumping-Off Point?

Kirkman and Moore settle The Walking Dead lawsuit.

If Disney Villains Won.

10 Great Ways To Celebrate National Comic Book Day.

Alas For Time Travel: The Leap Second Stands In Its Way.

Jareth, The Goblin King Cosplay.

USA Network renews White Collar, Covert Affairs and Royal Pains.

The Five Best Moments From Drew Goddard’s Reddit AMA.

8 Epic Heroes Who Committed Mass Murder.

New trailer for season 5 of Fringe.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 77: Heart Condition (1990).
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Jake Eberts has passed away, at the age of 71, following a brief illness. May he rest in peace.

Anti-Piracy Outfits Think Megaupload, Demonoid, and BTjunkie Are Still Alive.

Botnet master gets 30-month prison term for renting out infected PCs.

Mother Puss Bucket T-Shirt. It’s Mr. Stay Puft’s angry head being roasted over a fire.

Ghostbusters mod for Doom 2: Gozer battle.

Cocktails With Stan Lee: Seth Green.

Weird Secrets Of The Avengers That You’d Never Have Guessed.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Review. You can watch a recently released clip here.

Man of Steel: 10 Mistakes From Superman Returns The Reboot Must Avoid.

The AV Club Q&A: Confused By Our Commitment.

Syfy Acquires British Series Sinbad, Will Premiere April 2013.

Top 50 alternate movie endings. The list includes X-Men: The Last Stand, Army of Darkness, Dawn of the Dead, The Birds, Brazil, Clue, and many others.

The Eleventh Doctor’s 11 Best (and 7 Worst) Episodes.

Another clip from Doctor Who: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.

Star Trek TNG: Season Two Blu-Ray Out On December 4th.

On Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary, Google Celebrates With Interactive Doodle.

New Wonder Woman Series In Development For The CW.

Wonder Woman On TV: A Brief History.

Writer Victor Gischler Gets To Know The Shadow.

Game of Thrones Cake.

New VOD Title From Rifftrax: The Bermuda Triangle.

Trailers From Hell: David DeCoteau on Tourist Trap.

Exploring Lost Worlds: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger.

Jim Starlin talks Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.

The 15 Greatest Classic Nickelodeon Shows. I would add Are You Afraid Of The Dark, and Salute Your Shorts.

1950s Rockabilly Batman came to life at Dragon Con.

Remember when Robin fought Batman while he was taking a shower?

G4, 2002-2013.

Donkey Jones T-Shirt.

Unattended Children Will Be Given To The Goblin King.

Best Art Ever (This Week)—September 7th.

Why is William Shatner making a documentary about Xena?

Comic Book Legends Revealed #383.

Nosferatu At 90: Florence Stoker, Vampire Hunter.

Final Breakdown Of Special Features For They Live Special Edition.

Mission Log Podcast #5: Episode 5: The Naked Time.

Movie Issues Podcast: Mannequin (1987)

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