Sci-Fi TV Wednesday: Doctor Who, The Hulk, The Walking Dead, The Cape, The Wild Wild West + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week we have Doctor Who and Torchwood possibly crossing over, The Incredible Hulk returning to TV, The Cape stepping into The Event’s hiatus and much more news. Plus lots of previews, including the latest from The Walking Dead. Plus the latest television ratings, casting bites and more.

 

GENRE TV NEWS

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol will air on Christmas Day in US + Another Who/Torchwood crossover episode?

Good news for US fans of "Doctor Who". BBC America has announced that they will air the Christmas special — now titled "A Christmas Carol" — on Christmas Day in the US. The special will air at 9PM. This will mark the first time that a "Doctor Who" Christmas special will air in the UK and the US on the same day. In other news, "Torchwood" creator Russell T. Davies told IGN that a "Doctor Who" / "Torchwood" crossover episode could happen:

"Well, ["Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat] said he’d love to see Jack in Doctor Who. So if Steven says that, Steven will make it happen, I would think. That’s not inside information, but I bet one day it will happen. I’d love to see it. It would be marvelous."

The last crossover episode took place during the season four episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey’s End".

Minisode (takes place between "The Eleventh Hour" and "The Beast Below" [YouTube]

Minisode (takes place between "Flesh and Stone" and "The Vampires of Venice" [YouTube]

Doctor Who DS footage (video game) [via ONM]

Matt Smith on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson [YouTube]

Promotional stills for "The Sarah Jane Adventures" – 4×11-12 – "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith" [more at Blogtor Who]

Guillermo del Toro and David Eick to create The Hulk TV series for ABC

It’s confirmed. Marvel Studios and ABC Studios have tapped Guillermo del Toro (“Pans Labyrinth”, “Hellboy”) and David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”, “Caprica”) to create/executive produce a new "Incredible Hulk" series. Details are scarce, but Deadline reports the "The Hulk" will follow an origin story:

In it, physicist Bruce Banner, whose alter ego is the green and raging Hulk, will be in his mid-twenties, less reactive and more energized as the world is still his oyster. Unlike the two Hulk movies, in which the monster was a pure CGI creation, the series will employ a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI. Del Toro and Eick will break the story for the pilot script together, sharing story and created by credit. Eick will write the script, with del Toro attached to direct subject to his availability. Del Toro will also oversee the designing of the Hulk character, which is expected to draw on previous comic book incarnations, as well as the original 1978-82 Incredible Hulk TV series, with a few wild tweaks on the old look.

The project won’t be ready for fall consideration next season, but Marvel is reportedly looking to launch it following the July 2012 theatrical release of "The Avengers" (which of course features Mark Rufallo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk so we could be looking at a debut as early as fall 2012.

The Walking Dead season two probably will debut in October 2011

Although the show has already been picked up for a second season by AMC, we may be in for a long wait between seasons of "The Walking Dead". the live feed | THR says that AMC isn’t likely to launch the 13-episode second season until October 2011:

The reason? Fearfest. AMC’s annual horror movie marathon served as a perfect promotional platform to ramp up interest for The Walking Dead, which also took advantage of the higher audience levels during the fall (something not all cable shows can pull off given the barrage of broadcast shows airing at the same time — which is why most cable dramas run during the summer).

None of this is confirmed — the second season hasn’t even started production yet — but at the moment this is the plan. On the plus side, executive producer/director Frank Darabont is expected to write and direct another episode in season two. We’re three episodes into the first season with just three to go. So what can we expect for the final half? Conflict. Darabont: "Before it’s all said and done, the opinions and actions of the group are divided." Fellow executive producer Gale Ann Hurd added: "Stakes are higher, dissension develops, rivalries intensify. The CDC is also expected to play a larger role: "If I’m in some biological holocaust and I’m in Atlanta, wouldn’t the Centers for Disease Control be the first place to go?," teases Darabont. "The Walking Dead" airs Sunday’s at 10PM on AMC.

The Cape premieres in January + The Event going on hiatus until February

NBC has announced that "The Cape" will premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, January 9 (9-11PM). The premiere will be followed up on Monday, January 10 with a encore of the premiere from 8-10PM and a new episode from 10-11PM. The series will settle into its regular timeslot the week after (January 17: 9-10PM). Check out a new trailer for the show below, followed by our first look at guest-star Mena Suvari.

First look at Mena Suvari [Zap2It]

So what does this mean for the struggling series "The Event"? Well, after the November 29 episode, the series will be going on hiatus until February 28. The return will be two hours long — 9-11PM — with a regular airing the week after (9-11PM). Rumor is NBC will be airing a recap special before its February return, recapping the first 10 episodes. However, NBC hasn’t committed to that yet.

Previously on TrekMovie.com: Ron Moore To Remake The Wild Wild West For CBS

Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Ron Moore has once again been tasked to reboot a classic TV show for a modern audience. The man who rebooted Battlestar Galactica is now headed to the old west to remake The Wild Wild West for CBS…CBS is once again bringing back a classic show for a modern audience. This time it is the action-adventure Western The Wild Wild West, which originally ran for four seasons from 1965-1969.

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Previously on TrekMovie.com: Rumor: Warner Bros. Wants Karl Urban As Next TV Batman?

Time for another big casting rumor related to one of Star Trek’s new crew, and this time it is Karl Urban. According to an online report, Warner Brothers is thinking about bringing the Batman franchise back to the small screen, with Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, being considered for Bruce Wayne/Batman…The new report comes from Comic Book Movie which cites "insider sources" saying that Warner Brothers plans on bringing the Batman franchise back to live action television following Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film The Dark Knight Rising. The report says that WB would want to keep the feel of the Nolan series and they have already put an executive onto the project.

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PREVIEW Videos & Images

Being Human (US/Syfy)

Promo trailer [Syfy]

Character promo images (UK left, US right) [SpoilerTV]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales (comic)

Cover art [io9]

Caprica

Caprica / Star Wars / Star Trek spoof starring Alessandra Torresani [G4TV]

Chuck

Promo for episode 4×09 "Chuck vs. Phase Three" [YouTube]

The Event

Promo for episode 1×09 – "Your World to Take" [YouTube]

Falling Skies

Promotional stills [more at multipleverses]

Fringe

Set images [via SpoilerTV]

Promo for episode 3×07 – "The Abducted" [YouTube]

Futurama

Promo for the Christmas special: "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" [Comedy Central]

Futurama
Preview – Santa’s Coming
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Ugly Americans Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time The Benson Interruption

Misfits

Promotional stills for episode 2×02 [more at SpoilerTV]

Sneak peek at episode 2×02 [via SpoilerTV–click for sneak peeks]

Reise: Kingdom Falling

Episode 7 – "Beast" [Syfy]

Sanctuary

Promotional stills for episode 3×06 – "Animus" [more at SpoilerTV]

Sneak peek at "Animus" [Syfy]

Smallville

Promotional stills for episode 10×09 – "Patriot" [more at Comic Book Resources]

Preview for "Patriot" [YouTube]

Stargate Universe

Sneak peek at episode 2×09 – "Visitation" [Syfy]

Supernatural

Promotional stills for episode 6×09 – "Clap Your Hands If You Believe" [more at KSiteTV]

Promotional stills for episode 6×10 – "Caged Heat" [more at KSiteTV, (2)]

Teen Wolf

Promo trailer [YouTube]

V

Set images [more at The V Files]

Teaser trailer for the season two premiere – "Red Rain" [YouTube]

The Vampire Diaries

Cast promotional still [SpoilerTV]

Interview with Nina Dobrev [MTV/YouTube via SpoilerTV]

Promo for episode 2×10 – "The Sacrifice" [YouTube]

Sneak peeks at "The Sacrifice" [YouTube]

The Walking Dead

Promotional stills for episode 1×04 – "Vatos" [more at Daemon’s TV]

Sneak peek at "Vatos" [via Daemon’s TV]


TV BITES

  • Although CBS hasn’t confirmed it, "Medium" star Patricia Arquette has revealed that the show has been canceled. The show recently had its order reduced from 22 episodes to 13. Arquette says she doens’t know how the show will end: "I don’t know what it’s going to be, but they’re really excited about it. They’re like, ‘We’re just going to burn the whole thing down!’ I’m really excited." [Hollywood Insider  | EW]
  • Todd McFarlane says the proposed animated "Spawn" series will appeal to adults which is why it’ll be on cable: "We’re gong to a cable network, and that’s their bread and butter…"They want stuff that isn’t what you can find on ABC, NBC and CBS…We have now an area where we can actually do shows that get a little grittier, a little darker, a little more risque." [MTV]

  • Robert Carlyle has won the Gemini award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his portrayal of Dr. Nicholas Rush on Syfy’s "Stargate Universe". ‘SGU’ was nominated for nine awards, including Best Dramatic Series (which it lost to "The Tudors"). [Gemini Awards via GateWorld]

  • Unsurprisingly, the "Smallville" midseason finale will end with a cliffhanger, "It is a great cliff-hanger going into the spring run, because there are a couple of pretty big twists in that episode..Things don’t go very well for our heroes. Just when Clark is on top of the world, things kind of crash down around him.", says executive producer Brian Peterson… [TV Guide]

  • …Also, we can expect a [Spoilers] proposal from Clark to Lois "within the next three episodes", promises Peterson. [Zap2It]

  • The November 23 episode of "No Ordinary Family" will see Jim (Michael Chiklis) lose his powers: "He’s had a taste of feeling special and making a difference and thinks he can continue fighting crime without his abilities — that puts him in big jeopardy," says co-creator Jon Harmon Feldman. [TV Guide]

  • The "Stargate Universe" mid-season finale (""–November 30) will see the team aboard the Destiny finally able to fly the ship out of its predetermind path: "On their way, they find a graveyard of damaged ships from a huge, long ago battle…Unfortunately, their arrival on the scene restarts the fight," said executive producer Brad Wright. Colonel Telford (Lou Diamond Phillips) will also be back in the episode. [TV Guide]

  • "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Kevin Williamson says Elena (Nina Dobrev) feels she can take care of herself, and will be doing so in future episodes: "Elena’s no damsel in distress." Elena will be teaming up with Rose (Lauren Cohan) to try to find the Original vampires. [TV Guide]

  • The cast and crew discuss what’s in store for the rest of the season of "Fringe" in an interview with TV Guide.

  • Episode 1×06 of "The Cape" will be called "Cape’s Day Off". [SpoilerTV]
  • Episode 4×13 of "Chuck" will be called "Chuck vs. The Push Mix". [SpoilerTV]
  • Episode 6×13 of "Supernatural" will be called "Unforgiven". [SpoilerTV]
  • Episode 3×09 of "Fringe" will be called "Marionette". [SpoilerTV]

Episode descriptions/synopses:

  • "Supernatural" – 6×10 – "Caged Heat". [KSiteTV]
  • "Chuck" – 4×10 – "Chuck vs. the Leftovers". [ChuckTV.net]
  • "Fringe" – 3×07 – "The Abducted". [TV Guide]
  • "Fringe" – 3×08 – "Entrada". [Fringe Television]
  • "Human Target" – 2×03 – "Taking Ames". [SpoilerTV]
  • "The Event" – 1×10 – "Everything Will Change". [SpoilerTV]

CASTING BITES

  • Jason Wiles has joined the cast of ABC’s "No Ordinary Family". Wiles will play Mike Powell, the brother of Jim (Michael Chiklis), in the 12th episode. So far Wiles has only signed on for just the one appearance… [Fancast]
  • …In related news, Rebecca Mader will play an employee of Global Tech, the company where Stephanie (Julie Benz) works. Mader’s episode will premiere in January. [TV Guide]
  • Arlene Tur is joining "Torchwood: The New World" the fourth season of "Torchwood" which will air on Starz next year. Tur will play a surgeon named Vera Juarez. [Deadline]
  • Fiona Shaw has joined HBO’s "True Blood" as a new regular. Shaw will play Marnie, "a mousy, timid and secretly self loathing storefront medium and palm reader who is taken over by the spirit of a powerful witch."… [Deadline]
  • …Meanwhile, Courtney Ford is joining the cast in a recurring role as Portia Bellefleur, "a classic Southern beauty who runs her own law practice". The character is the sister of Bon Temps’ detective Andy (Chris Bauer). [Deadline]
  • Annette O’Toole will reprise her role as Martha Kent in episode 10×13 of "Smallville". The episode is titled "Beacon". Meanwhile, Allison Mack will reprise her role as Chole in the season’s 12th episode "Collateral". Both episodes will air in early 2011. [Fancast]

SCI-FI RATINGS (Based on final national numbers unless otherwise noted) [@TravisYanan]

Stargate Universe [Syfy]

  • Episode 2×07 – “The Greater Good” – 1.07M viewers (+11%) and a 0.4 A18-49 rating (nc).
  • Episode 2×08 – “Malice” – 1.025M viewers (-5%) and a 0.4 A18-49 rating (nc).

The season two average is now down to 1.065M viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating. Compared to the first eight episodes of last season — 2.025M / 0.8 A18-49 rating — "Stargate Universe" is down 49% in viewers and 50% in the demo.

Ghost Hunters [Syfy]

The most-recent episode — 6×22 — drew a season-low 1.46M viewers and a season-low tying 0.7 A18-49 rating. That was down 19% from the previous episode among viewers and 13% in A18-49 rating. Season six is averaging 2.07M viewers and a 0.9 A18-49 rating (2.05M / 0.9 A18-49 rating when including the Halloween episode).

Hollywood Treasure [Syfy]

  • Episode 1×05 – 1.15M viewers (+16%) and a 0.5 A18-49 rating (+25%).
  • Episode 1×06 – 1.04M viewers (-9%) and a 0.4 A18-49 rating (-20%).

After dropping below 1M the week before, the show was able to inch its way back over 1M. The season average is now 1.20M viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars [Cartoon Network]

  • Episode 3×08 – "Evil Plans" – 1.84M viewers (-1%) and a 0.4 A18-49 rating (nc).
  • Episode 3×09 – "Hunt for Ziro" – 1.76M viewers (-4%) and a 0.4 A18-49 rating (nc).

The third season is currently averaging 1.88M viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating and it’s averaging a 2.1 rating among the show’s key demographic kids 2-11.

Fringe [FOX]

"Fringe" was up a touch to 4.82M viewers (+0%), but hit a new series low among adults 18-49 with a 1.7 rating (-6%) for episode 3×06 – "6955 kHz". Season three is averaging 5.17M viewers and a 1.9 A18-49 rating.

Chuck [NBC]

Episode 4×07 – "Chuck vs. the Fear of Death" returned from its one-week hiatus with 5.43M viewers (-1%) and a 1.8 A18-49 rating (-10%). That was a season-low among adults 18-49. The season average for "Chuck" now stands at 5.43M viewers and a 1.9 A18-49 rating.

The Event [NBC]

  • Episode 1×06 – "I Know Who You Are" – 5.54M viewers (-7%) and a 1.7 A18-49 rating (-15%).
  • Episode 1×07 – "For the Good of Our Country" – 5.64M viewers (+2%) and a 1.7 A18-49 rating (nc).

The 1.7 A18-49 rating marks a series low. The season average is now down to 7.195M viewers with a 2.3 A18-49 rating. Considering the show premiered with 10.88M viewers and a 3.6 A18-49 rating — it doesn’t seem likely it’ll last beyond this season.

The Vampire Diaries [The CW]

  • Episode 2×09 – “Katerina” – 3.495M viewers (-4%) and a 1.6 A18-49 rating (nc).

"The Vampire Diaries" is on hiatus until December 2. The season average now stands at 3.43M viewers and a 1.6 A18-49 rating. In the network’s key demos for the program — A18-34 and W18-34 and  — it’s averaging a 1.9 and a 2.6 rating, respectively.

Nikita [The CW]

Episode 1×09 – "One Way" drew 2.33M viewers and a 0.9 A18-49 rating. That sets a new series-low among viewers and ties a series-low among adults 18-49. The freshman drama is averaging 2.84M viewers and a 1.1 A18-49 rating and could be in danger of cancellation due to very poor numbers within the network’s key demos — 1.0 rating among A18-34 and a 1.3 A18-49 rating among W18-34. Then again, season average wise, it’s still one of the network’s best performers. "Nikita" is also on hiatus until December 2.

The Sarah Jane Adventures [CBBC]

Part 1 of "The Empty Planet" drew 0.99M viewers (+3%) on Children’s BBC, with Part 2 dropping to 0.81M (-18%). The ratings for Part 1 mark a new high for CBBC. Thus far this season — we have data for the first eight episodes — "The Sarah Jane Adventures" is averaging 0.785M viewers. [Doctor Who News Page]

CHART (11/1/2010 to 11/7/2010)


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Adam E

Do we know if they’ll have a recap episode before the season 2 premiere of “V?”

New Green Lantern trailer is out on the web. It looks to have some fun moments along with the epic superhero stuff. And the aliens are here! Abins Sur. ( Temuera Morrison aka Jango Fett; SW II; Attack of the Clones) Tomar Re and Kilowog. Yahoo has posted the trailer. Check it out below.

http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/153-green-lantern-breaks-away-from-earthbound-superhero-movies

Jim Nightshade

I like the new Hulk series idea and producers….sounds better than the two movies using some cgi some prostectics-they should change his name to David Banner since that is the name used in the Bixby series when Stan Lee had a senior moment and forgot the correct name of the character he co created with Kirby haha…

So Ghosthunters was the 1st and best rated of the ghost shows…now there are about 12 of em on cable channels and their ratings are real low…overkill?

gee batman tv, hulk tv, wild wild west tv….the new shows are sounding very 60 ish and 70s ish aint they? Only show missing is a new TREK SHOW….CMON PARAMOUNT…CBS

Green Lantern looks really great….we hope….

YAY a futurama XMAS special! Prepare to dodge SANTA MISSLES—

Smallville keep up the great season so far…

Captain Conrad

Why is it that Clone wars gets so many viewers? Sym-Bionic Titan is a far superior show. H*** I almost cried at the end of the last episode.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

Im realy excited about Smallville. I feel it is realy hitting it’s peak and I for one hope that the series Finale will be a 2 hour event with Clark being Superman for the whole 2 hour ending with his battle with Darkside. That would be the best way to end the series. I feel that Stargate Universe is finaly picking up a bit in there action and it is starting to feel a little more like a series that can make it. I just hopt it is not to late. I think the new Incredable Hulk and Wild Wild West can be great if there done right. Disapointed about The Event. I realy like that show. I hope it can make it.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

Oh and Harry Balls. I just know you will be sad to no longer have Erica Durrence to hate on when Smallville Ends. No Ordinary Family is looking better and better. I hope it can continue.

"Check the Circuit!"

Nice write up on Smallville in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. They like the direction of the final season and were very complimentary of the chemisty between Welling and Durance. They called her out as one of the most underrated actresses on television.

Despite it’s up and downs, I’m gonna miss that show. I’m holding out hope for an 11th year or a spin-off series….Metropolis.

Hugh Hoyland

Sounds like the net works are getting the “old” brands out, dusting them off a little, adding some new paint and polish and…Ta Da, a ton of new shows to get audience attention for the next couple of years. I’m sure some wont make it far, maybe some will be good though.

We have the Hulk, Batman, WWW, Spawn animated and Im certain there are others on the way. And what about Star Trek? NOPE, nothing, and its probably not even a topic of discussion at CBS. I guess my only outlet is to grip about it here from time to time. And wait until 2012! :]

Crypter Crypter Crypter

Watched Human Target premiere last night.
Too many characters. Worked better with just the trio last season.
Worst part is the glaring absence of Bear McCreary…the soul of Human Target is now gone…sad…i loved the first season.

Pensive's Wetness

i wasn’t aware of neilson’s 2-11 age-range being important. As if 2 years give a sh*t about Pampers?

Harry Ballz

6.

That’s BALLZ, not Balls! As to Smallville, I’m just happy to see that a real actress, Allison Mack, is returning for an appearance. That should, hopefully, shame Durance and the rest of them into making some kind of effort!

Daoud

They haven’t cancelled Stargate Universe still? Guess they want to burn off a few more of what’s in the can first.

Lore

Sounds like The Hulk will primere just in time for the demise of No Ordinary Family.

"Check the Circuit!"

Looking forward to having the Hulk back on TV. Impressive creative team. But I was hoping that Kenneth Johnson would somehow be involved. The 70’s show had a geniune soul. Say what you will about its shortcomings, they somehow made it connect with people. Of course that might have had something to do with the late, great Bill Bixby.

Chadwick

Don’t care about damn thing on here, except walking dead. I have read the entire comic series but have not had time to watch the TV series. Just started to watch Fringe, great show. But sci fi is still lacking, Dr. Who is just like Farscape quirky and shitty just like most Commonwealth TV shows are. With the exception of the US/Canadian Stargate.

I personally enjoy all Stargate series, SG1 being my fave just because of Richard Dean Anderson. Atlantis was interesting, I did like the Ori arch over the wraith arc. And Stargate Universe, well lets just say that after the new Battlestar Galactica every sci fi is now influenced by it.

John

BRING BACK CAPTAIN JACKKKKKK

also I can’t WAIT FOR THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! :D

guest

SGU has some potential, if they’d just get past having the frustrating soap opera/in-fighting amongst the crew and start some adventure/exploration, like the first 2 series. It’s clearly a rip-off of BSG & Voyager, which isn’t a bad thing if they’d use the good elements of those shows, in addition to what made SG1/Atlantis enjoyable. At least they haven’t gone overboard with technobabble, yet.

Thorny

9… I liked “Human Target” last night a lot more than I thought I would. Rescuing Winston was too quick, but the rest of the episode was great.

Mel

Smallville is really great. I hope they rethink the “last season” thing! ;-)

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

Sorry Harry. My Bad. I hope they make a spin off on Smallville. Have Clark be Superman and for Harrys sake recast Lois.

A Kirk for the Rest of Us

I have to say I’m thoroughly enjoying The Walking Dead. There’s a lot of potential territory to cover. Glad to see it is renewed for 13 more episodes. We really don’t know what’s going outside of Atlanta at this point or why the z-pocalypse happened. I’d be interested to see if they go beyond the immediate group and give us a bigger picture of what’s going on elsewhere in the world.

Also enjoying SGU. Destiny’s mission to discover the organized structure in the cosmic radiation background noise mystery is a game changer. SyFy should think about finding another night or time of year to run this series if they give it a 3rd season.

#21

I’m with you. I caught last Sundays block of episodes and became fascinated with it. Really well done and comes off better than most zombie movies released in theaters. Can’t say I am a fan of the long wait between seasons, though. That stuff really killed the momentum of BSG and absolutely destroyed the slow paced Caprica. If you are going to have long periods of time between the seasons you MUST deliver in every episode. No room to take an episode off. Now I have a show that I actually care to set the DVR for. Until Blood and Chrome, that is.

Phaser Guy

Wow, The Walking Dead is SO overrated. I stopped after the last episode. I thought this would be an action show.

gingerly

lol Undercovers.

“It’s canceled?! I should watch before it goes off the air, then.”

Better advertising might’ve done it NBC, beyond that *more colorful* mess.

@23

I thought this would be an action show.

It’s not. It’s an occasionally tense drama with some creepy moments. Also, quite good. Best new Fall show and whatnot.

PEB

does anyone know why the Romulans on Enterprise wore the same uniforms as the Romulans from Nemesis? Something close to what was worn in TOS would have gone over well but it was like at that point they werent even trying anymore, they were just limping to the finish line with that show. Was it ever explained?

Gary the Gorn

What about Caprica? Is that on the air still? Are the ratings under 1 million? I lost interest in it after the first few shows. Hard to watch. I really wanted it to be a good show but it just became a soap opera with some Sci-Fi elements.

The Event is O.K. but starting to drag. They can’t expect viewers to hang on week after week without a big reveal.

Stargate Universe puts me to sleep. No likable characters like the other Stargates. Everyone on that ship is dark and grumpy. Very depressing show. Stargate Atlantis was much more fun.

Harry Ballz

20.

Attaboy, Capt Mike!

I’m glad you saw the error in your thinking and stopped drinking the koolaid! :>)

Lore

#25 Its called saving money on Wordrobe.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

Harry! Harry Harry!. Just trying to conform. Oh ok. I was put in the Agony Booth till I changed my ways.

Battle-scarred Sciatica

I’m right with you and Durance issue, Ballzy old boy.

I know Durance is quite a pain in the arse but you have to admit her and Welling do have some character chemistry. It pains me to admit it.

I’m not sure about the return of the Mack. In many respects I think she is actually worse than Durance.

This only my opinion of course – and to be fair, that usually isn’t worth shit!

Just end Smallville properly, I say! I don’t want to see the suited one in the last 10 seconds of the finale.
I will be seriously pissed off if my 10 years of viewing is abused by a lack of vision!

Keep on Trekkin’

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire

#30. I agree. As I stated before. Have a 2 hour Series event and ending with Clark as Superman the entire Event as he faces Darkside. He can put the suit on in the final minute of the Ep before the series ending event. That happens then everything will be fantastic.

CommanderJacobs

I saw an article on the web recently about a Star Trek series – it was the opinion of this group (sorry – cant remember who), that the time for a new Trek series is NOW – in between the movies. They said otherwise, interest would wane (my guess is the mundanes interest would wane, obviously).
Also – I saw a blurb on Torchwood: The New World. If you thought the original 3 series were disturbing, wait till you see series 4….

And if you like a show – tell your friends to watch it! That is the BEST
way to keep them on the air. Trust me, most of these are pretty good, if you can get over whatever bias or preconcieved notions you have. I watch as much as I can whenever I can.

Desstruxion

So ready for more Who.

Will_H

Walking Dead has been a great show so far. I wish they were doing more episodes this season.

cleverclogs

Sigh, I really hope they don’t cancel Fringe just because ratings are slightly lower in the 18-49 group. What about the rest of the population & other countries!
I just finished watching Boston Legal – I particularly enjoyed the episode towards the end of Season 5 where they had a case against the networks for not showing any content for older people / and dumbing the rest down.
It seems all these TV series are actually too intelligent for people to bother with. idiots.

CarlG

I have just watched Craig Ferguson do a bump n’ grind with a Dalek. o_O

Youtube video of the week right there.

I’m sorry, but this just proves Hollywood is fast running out of new ideas. Bringing back the Hulk, The Wild Wild West, making an Americanized version of Being Human and, not reported here, but also Americanizing Top Gear. Add this to the long long list of reboots, rehashes, reimaginings, and you find all we are doing is recycling. Granted, there are some unique ideas out there, mined from comics books & graphic novels (which are really the same thing but using different words to describe. Comic books have a stigma attached, they are for kiddies, whereas Graphic Novels…oh, those are for adults. I’m a cartoonist, I draw comics, I call them comics when I produce them) like Cowboys & Aliens, The Walking Dead, but most of what I am seeing suggested, proposed and brought to life seem to be making old stuff new. Just imagine Hollywood trying to make an Americanized version of Doctor Who (true, they are filming some of next season of that show in the USA…maybe that is just the first step to a reimagined Dr. Who..lol)!

Being Human works as it is (although series 2 was a bit slower paced than series 1), but to retool it and present it as a new show, the way I have read they are going to do it, I don’t see it working….Life on Mars anyone?

@35 Fringe just needs to wrap up the two universe story line (which is coming to a head in two weeks). I don’t think Bob Orci is happy with season 2 of Fringe…I could be wrong, but that was my impression.

nuSpock

#6—that may not be as soon as people think…although billed as the final season, dramatically increased ratings have brought up the possibility of Smallville having an 11th Season…

Red Dead Ryan

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“that may not be as soon as people think…although billed as the final season, dramatically increased ratings have brought up the possibility of Smallville having an 11th season…”

…….thus forcing Harry Ballz to endure another season of Erica Durance!

Somewhere in Toronto, Harry is having nightmares about this scenario!

Harry Ballz

All I ask is that they end Durance now, but, no, they test me by hinting that they might continue the series…….

How long will this END-DURANCE TEST go on?????

Desstruxion

They should do a spinoff series called “Durance”. It would be an hour show with her views on politics and the world we live in. It would be spellbinding.

Howard Beale Lives

Love the little Doctor Who clips…Did they make any more of them? Searched youtube and I can only find the 2.

Harry Ballz

42.

Watch that show? I’d rather stick hot needles in my eyes!

@3 “they should change his name to David Banner since that is the name used in the Bixby series when Stan Lee had a senior moment and forgot the correct name of the character he co created with Kirby haha…”

Jim,

From what I understand that was a CBS exec decision who thought the name of ‘Bruce’ implied something other than heterosexuality for their title character. In fact I think I remember reading he was less subtle than that.

I too look forward to this. Can’t state enough how important Joe Harnell’s music was to me on the old show.

Admiral Stedman

True Andy. I have read that thought on more than one occasion.
Imagine that mindset today, what a backlash they would get.
So let Stan off the hook @3.

As for the series it could work. I’m a BIG fan of the Bixby original, never missed it on CBS. In elementary school I remember getting these fake
green eye things that I pinched in between my eyes and made it look like I was turning into the Hulk on the playground.

Kids who try that today would be put on medication. What a world.

sean

Being Human looks as though it will pale in comparison to the original, unfortunately. Such is life.

The Almighty Tallest

Being Human is one of the best shows I have ever seen. I never missed an episode on BBCA. I don’t know why SyFy is redoing it. Anyone who watch the real Being Human will be sorely disappointed by this remake. Every time they try to “Americanize” a British series, it sucks horribly. Example: “Life On Mars”. The British version was fabulous. The American version crashed and burned. Now, they’re even trying to Americanize “Top Gear”. That’s stupid. Top Gear is my favorite TV show right now. I just can’t wait to see how we Americans ruin that one too.

@37: Captain Karl, I do agree with you…up to a point. As an artist myself, I too do worry about what seems to be a large amount of remakes and reboots making the rounds. But–remakes and reboots are nothing new. They’ve already made an “American” version of DOCTOR WHO (the tv film for Fox back in the 1990s), and yes, they are bringing out American versions of British shows. However, this has been done for years. And where is the outrage over the British version of LAW & ORDER? Do we only vent our spleens when it’s Americans adapting foreign shows? Why don’t we get mad when it’s the other way around? But as to what you said about wanting to see original shows…well, while it’s very easy and hip to say that, it’s very hard to do. Face it–studios feel safer in putting the effort behind a property that has some history rather than take a chance on something original. I’m not trying to beat you down–far from it (gotta respect a fellow artist!). It’s just that I followed your way of thinking until reality hit me in the face. Remember PIRANHA 3D? Well, one of the writers of that film, in an interview, said that he had actually written four scripts–two remakes, two originals. Guess which ones the studios picked up. I’m afraid to say it, but…that’s how it is. If there was someway to get in there and change it, great–but it won’t be by complaining on… Read more »

Canon Schmanon

I’m a fan of the Bixby version of Hulk, but I wouldn’t want to see it done that way again. We need a larger Hulk. Ferrigno might be a big man, but he made a very small monster. I’m pretty worried about this. I hope we get a real Hulk and not just a Bulk.

As for Urban, he can be quite imposing. I was amazed at how physically unimposing he made himself as Bones. a very impressive actor. I’d trust him in just about anything. I can’t say that yet about Pine and Quinto.

The Walking Dead is great, but I’m very angry to hear it won’t be back until next OCTOBER!!! This is how shows lose their viewers. Quite a slap in the face to those who made it popular enough to renew. I’m very unimpressed with the management of the show.