Masters of Horror seeks new network

E-Splatter.Com alerts us to an interview on Fangoria radio, in which Mick Garris, creator of Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR series, says that the show’s third season will be on a new network, as Showtime is no longer interested. Also, Anchor Bay (HATCHET) will no longer be financing the project, but Lionsgate (SKINWALKERS) will take over.

Masters of Science Fiction: "The Awakening" – TV Review

Judging from “The Awakening” (August 11, 2007), ABC’s new televisions series MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION is THE OUTER LIMITS by another name. There is a similar approach in terms of using science-fiction premises to address current social or political issues, and like the like the ’90s version of TOL (less so the ’60s original), MOSF …

Twin Peaks DVD box set on the way

October 30 will see the release of the “Definitive Gold Box Edition” DVD set of TWIN PEAKS, the wonderfully weird television show from David Lynch and Mark Frost. The previous DVD release is out of print, and the new version will include lots of material never before available in the U.S., such as the International …

Masters of Science Fiction – uneven follow-up to Masters of Horror

MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION, Mick Garris’s follow-up to his Showtime series MASTERS OF HORROR, made its debut on ABC this Saturday. According to Variety’s Brian Lowry, the initital batch of episodes scores as one great, one okay, and two lousy. Saving the best for last […] is the quite good “The Discarded,” telling the story of …

BBC miniseries updates Jekyll & Hyde

Variety’s Brian Lowry found much to praise in the new BBC America mini-series: Shrewdly contemporizing the oft-told tale of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” BBC America infuses some clever 21st-century wrinkles into the story — starting with the split personalities using a Dictaphone to swap notes over minutia like where they …

NBC planning monster-cop show

NBC has picked up the rights to a one-hour television script about a team of cops on the trail of supernatural criminals like vampires and zombies. The untitled script (has anyone considered “Law & Gore-der”?) is intended to launch a series, which sounds as though it will resemble THE X-FILES and/or BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Project is …

Scaredy Cats: The Black Cat

Stuart Gordon’s MASTERS OF HORROR episode “The Black Cat” came out on DVD this week (I reviewed the film here), so it makes sense to make that the focus of this week’s episode of Friday Cat Blogging. This is yet another adaptation of Poe’s story, more faithful than most, i which a man is driven …

Masters of Horror: "The Black Cat" (2006) – TV Review

Today sees the release of the DVD for MASTERS OF HORROR – THE BLACK CAT. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story has inspired numerous adaptations, but director Stuart Gordon’s version is a rare exception that tries to stay true to the source material. Adapted by Gordon and Dennis Paoli, the teleplay’s most obvious conceit is to place …

“Farscape” Season Three: The Season of Death

By Anna L. Kaplan The third season of FARSCAPE, the SCI FI Channel’s highest-rated, original series continued to amaze, surprise, and engage its viewers. The deftly plotted stories delivered satisfying and deep character development against a background of galactic politics that increasingly involved John Crichton (Ben Browder), Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) and the others. FARSCAPE …

“Farscape” Season Three: Ben Browder as John Crichton

By Anna L. Kaplan Season three of FARSCAPE brought series star Ben Browder new and different challenges. He wrote his first script, “Green-Eyed Monster.” He played two John Crichtons for almost half of the season. Crichton finally got the girl, died, and yet lived on to fight the good fight, all in 22 episodes. This …