Sneak Peek at Futurama! Plus, Our Conversation With Billy West

by Andrew Moseman at Discover Magazine
Robot-human intermarriage. The Harlem Globetrotters performing mathematical wizardry. Hearing, “Good news, everyone!” when bad news is on the way. It means one thing: Futurama is back.

The interstellar travels of the Planet Express crew—canceled by Fox in 2003 but kept alive by syndication, straight-to-DVD movies, and the unstoppable force of geek fandom—return with 26 fresh episodes on Comedy Central, starting with a full hour on June 24 at 10PM eastern.

Discover Magazine: Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: During the hiatus, what was the turning point when you felt like this was really going to happen?

Billy West: Because, I think, the Futurama movies sold well, it gave them an indication of who was still out there. So as I’ve maintained all along, the super fans of this show kept it alive. It’s too good to go away. That’s my feeling.

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Fans feign blackout to protest FlashForward’s demise

By Andrew John at Digital Journal

Fans have staged one of the most unusual protests in TV history to protest at the axing of their favourite sci-fi series: they dropped to the ground and stayed there for 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

They were recreating the worldwide blackout that was central to the action in ABC’s FlashForward. As the programme title suggests, the population of the world were able to see incidents from their future during their blackout.
ABC cancelled the show after one series – leaving the story on a cliffhanger. Disgruntled fans decided to stage their own blackouts yesterday outside ABC offices in New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and London.

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Fox Vampire Spoof Gets Title and Star!

by Uncle Creepy at Dread Central
The previously nameless film will now be known as … wait for it … wait … for … it … Vampires Suck. Yes, you read that right, Vampires Suck. See you are slapping your knees already, aren’t you? Well, maybe just out of frustration for now, but at the very least The Hangover‘s very funny Ken Jeong (pictured right) is set to star.

According to Box Office Mojo the flick is still on track for its Wednesday(!?!) release date of August 18th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!!! Sigh.

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New ‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 2 Poster Looks Awesome!

by Chad Langen at Reel Empire

New ‘Vampire Diaries’ season 2 poster looks awesome! It seems like just yesterday that The CW announced they’d be developing a series called “The Vampire Diaries” which would be based upon the best-selling book series of the same name. Now, the first season has already come and gone and needless to say, I don’t think anybody was surprised to see the show renewed for a second season.


In addition to the network’s announcement regarding “The Vampire Diaries” returning for a second season, there is also word that viewers will see werewolves. If you remember the shocking season finale,which had one hell of a cliffhanger, we saw a glimpse of the werewolves and according to various reports, that was just the first of many times we’ll be seeing them.

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Stargate Universe: Why Aren’t You Watching It?

By Alex Zalben at UGO
So you remember a few months ago, when Stargate Universe first premiered on Syfy? And you were all like, “This? This is what they’re replacing Battlestar with? A third Stargate series?” Well, I’m here to tell you, you were wrong.

But first, let’s take a step back. We don’t know how the pitch for this show went down months (or more likely, years) ago, but SGU certainly wears its DNA on its sleeve*. It has the look of Battlestar Galactica, the rough plot of Star Trek Voyager, and the sprawling cast/overarching mystery elements of LOST. Plus, you know, with the whole Stargate thing. So no one is going to argue this is the most original show of all time – and over the course of the season, it hasn’t done a whole lot to buck those ideas.

But beyond that, it’s actually somehow, miraculously managed to transform itself into its own show. The cast is still so big that I don’t know many of the character’s names… But the ones I do have grown into unique, interesting people, like Eli, the regular guy nerd who has evolved into one of the heroes of the show.

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Stargate Universe is hardly a Stargate show (since they can’t even use the stargate), but it’s interesting. It’s a good sci fi show for people who prefer character driven shows. I’ll admit I’ve never seen Flash Forward, but the previews did a horrible job explaining what it was about. But more and more often campaigns by fans to save a show have worked; look at Futurama (!) and Chuck.

What do you think of a Vampire spoof TV show? Are you a fan of Flash Forward?