TV

Futurama is Back!

Good news, everyone! After six horrible years, Comedy Central has finally given Futurama back to us, for at least 26 brand new episodes.  Huge DVD sales of the series and TV movies, combined with strong ratings for re-runs of the show prompted producers to give in to the cries of fans and finally bring Futurama back […]

Retro Kick: Growing Up with Canadian TV

We Canadians often take for granted or mock Canadian TV programming.  Our television tastes have broadened so much in the last decade or so, that we often see our own television industry as producing shows that are too hokey, too corny and even too Canadian for our sophisticated TV palettes.  This is not to say […]

Mashup: Han Solo, P.I.

“Han Solo, P.I” is the creation of YouTube user TheCBVee. The video is a mashup of Star Wars and the 1980′s TV show Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck.  Oh, internet you never cease to amaze me. The Star Wars spoof  is a painstaking shot for shot re-imagining of the original Magnum, P.I. intro sequence, as you […]

My Little Pony Live-Action Film Trailer

With live-action iterations of Transformers and G.I. Joe both hitting theatres this summer, it’s easy to forget the other 1980′s cartoon/toy-line adaptation that will be coming to a theatre near you in the coming months.  I am of course referring to My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles. What a delicious little send up of […]

137 Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

postmodernbarney has posted a truly epic list of 137 uncomfortable-but-true plot summaries of movies, TV shows, and comic books we all know and love. Among my favourites: E.T.: Out-of-control pet causes mayhem, sadness. Big Trouble in Little China: Redneck trucker kills Chinese immigrants. War Machine: Alcoholic rich white man gives weapons to black man. Risky […]

TV Character Battle: Ben Linus of Lost vs. That Guy from Lie To Me

Friend of Dork Shelf and fellow dork in her own right, Christie St. Martin, has posted an epic TV character grudge match over at her newly redesigned site.  What would happen if you pitted Benjamin Linus from Lost, master deceiver and manipulator extraordinaire against Lie To Me‘s Dr. Cal Lightman, a human Lie Detector? Having […]

Venture Bros. Season 3 DVD Review

Behold the might of Jeff’s Venture Bros. Season 3 DVD review! Bringing back the Anti-Gravity scale; things will be rated out of 1 to 5 G‘s! The Good The Venture Bros. is incredibly well written and layered. It stands up to multiple viewings and every episode has commentary. The Meh While we have deleted scenes, they […]

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’s Cobra Commander Fails

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra comes out this summer from director Stephen Sommers. Sommers; creator of such cinematic gems as Deep Rising, The Mummy 1 & 2 and Van Helsing, has resurrected 60′s action figure and 80′s cartoon G.I. Joe as a summer blockbuster in the mold of these films. By in the mold […]

Podcast 2: Buying Games, Canadian Content, and Poirot’s Moustache

We're back this week with another podcast. Jeff, Will, and Lucas discuss how they go about deciding to purchase video games, the role of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and advertising in creating Canadian shows and making it difficult for Canadians to watch foreign shows, and Hercule Poirot—supercop.

Astro Boy Trailer

Like many kids, I was exposed to reruns of the 1960′s Japanese cartoon Astro Boy in my youth. Part of me liked it, another part of me kind of hated it. I could never put my finger on it, but something about Astro Boy just creeped me out. Maybe it was the fact that he […]

Battlestar Galactica Frak Map

There seems to be a lot of frakking going on in the fleet.  Battlestar Galactica Wiki has posted a handy reference page for those of you wanting to know who’s frakked who on Galactica, the fleet and beyond.  Based on the diagram it would seem that Baltar and Starbuck get around the most… But if […]

Star Wars TV Series Casting Begins

The oft mentioned and long anticipated live-action Star Wars television show has apparently begun the casting process.  The MTV Movies Blog interviewed actress Rose Byrne at a junket for her new film Knowing, and she let slip that many of her friends had already auditioned for the Star Wars series.  Byrne, no stranger to the […]

Watch Battlestar Galactica Series Finale at The Fox Theatre

Planning on watching the series finale of Battlestar Galactica?  Yeah, me too. Why watch the finale on a television or computer monitor like a sucker when you can see it in a movie theatre with full surround sound?  Did I mention that part of the ticket proceeds go to charity?  Did I also mention that […]