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Babylon 5

COMET TV keeps getting and airing awesome classic sci-fi on their free online network! They recently added Space: 1999 (SEE: Journey to Space: 1999!) and air such shows as Stargate SG-1 and Andromeda. Now you can add Babylon 5 into the mix!

The J. Michael Straczynski created show features the crew of the last Earth built space station as it fights for peace and stability in the galaxy. The series starred Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyl, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Bill Mumy, Jason Carter, Stephen Furst, Jeff Conaway, Peter Jurasik, and Andreas Katsulas.

Official Description: The year is 2257. Babylon 5 is the last of the five-mile long Babylon space stations built by Earth for peaceful inter-species trade and diplomacy. Babylon 5 is managed by Earth Force and maintains peace and stability in the region during a time of diplomatic tension and even war. The epic five-year tale of Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski is considered one of the best science fiction television series ever created.

You can watch Babylon 5 everyday at 9am pst and every night at 6pm pst over on COMET TV.

Posted on November 3rd, 2018 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Space: 1999

COMET TV just got a little more far out with the addition of Space: 1999 to their Saturday and Sunday night blocks of free programming!

I have not had the pleasure of watching the classic British sci-fi TV series from the 70s, but it has all of the hallmarks that I look for in my b-movie/TV viewings. And I can’t help but love that it is set in 1999, as that is almost right in the middle of when the show aired and present day (and boy was their future wrong!).

Space: 1999

In the series, the 311 people that live on Moonbase Alpha’s lives are forever changed when nuclear waste stored on the Moon’s far side exploded and sends them hurtling uncontrollably into space and through black holes and space warps. Over the course of their journey they encounter alien civilizations, dystopian societies, and “mind-bending phenomena previously unseen by humanity.”

Space: 1999 co-starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, with notable guest appearances including Christopher Lee, Ian McShane, Peter Cushing, Joan Collins, and Dave Prowse. The series will air back to back episodes Saturday and Sunday nights at 10/9c on COMET TV starting in September.

We had the pleasure of talking to David Zellis, the producer and co-writer of the indie horror flick Dark Forest.

Dark Forest

Who?
In 2013 we entered a filmmaking competition in Canada called CineCoup (basically American Idol for filmmakers) we didn’t make it far, but decided to make the movie anyway. We are located in Winnipeg Canada, so we used local talent some who been active in the community for years. The story revolves around four girls going on a camping trip getting away form the group’s psychotic boyfriend.

Dark Forest

What?
It is about a group of friends that go on a camping trip and are terrorized/stalked by one of the group’s jealous and psychotic boyfriend.

Dark Forest

Where?
We never really specify where it takes place, but we filmed in Winnipeg and outside of the city as well. We were very fortunate to have a friend that let us use their property that has a forest directly behind it.

Dark Forest

When?
We made it over the summers of 2013 and 2014. It is not set at any specific time, but it has an atmosphere of feeling like it was made in the eighties. We did a theatrical release ourselves across Western/Central Canada which we are extremely proud of. It outgrossed some high profile government funded films and at the local theatre it played at it was held over for three weeks while outgrossing some of the high profile Hollywood films it was playing alongside. It hit the streaming services in 2016 and was finally released on Blu-Ray/DVD on February 13th.

Dark Forest

Why?
Good question. In Canada, the system is very much government funded which although seems and can sometimes be a good idea, it unfortunately causes more problems then it solves. So we wanted to make a feature on our own terms and this is the end result.

Dark Forest

How?
It is available on a number of streaming services (links below). For horror fans that prefer the physical medium, they can officially get a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD on Amazon.com and at independent retailers across Canada.

Buy or Rent:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray we are giving away in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Daphne and Velma Movie

I am so excited to be able to give one of our readers a copy of the new Scooby-Doo spinoff/prequel original movie, Daphne & Velma. I grew up watching and loving various animated incarnations of Scooby-Doo (a special shoutout to the short lived 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo), but I was never able to get into the live action attempts. I’m honestly hoping to change that with this modern twist on the characters and the focus on the title characters in high school.

Lets learn more about the movie, then checkout a special app and you can enter our giveaway for your chance to win the new flick on Blu-ray.

Official Description: Jinkies! The smart and resourceful women of the iconic Scooby-Doo franchise, come to life in an all-new mystery with the release of Daphne & Velma from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film stars Sarah Jeffery (Disney’s “Descendants: Wicked World”) and Sarah Gilman (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), and follows the first mystery-solving adventures of Scooby-Doo’s leading ladies. Daphne & Velma will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray

And now you can use the Daphne & Velma Mystery Video Decryptor & Soundboard Blog App to “help Daphne & Velma solve their latest case by helping them decrypt the footage! Dial the knob and meters to just the right position to unlock the footage and move to the next challenge.”

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Here is how you win your copy!

  1. Post a comment on this article telling us what other Scooby-Doo spinoffs, prequels, or crossovers you’d like to see!
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our status about this giveaway (the comment can be anything!)
  3. And then head over to Twitter and tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WBHomeEnt w/ #DaphneAndVelma and tell us what you love about the teen detectives!
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The Man of Steel 1The trunks are back and The Man of Steel relaunches with a new number 1 and a creative team in writer Brian Michael Bendis with art by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis. This is Bendis’ first big project with DC since signing an exclusive deal with the publisher, and what a perfect series to pair with the writer. I’m excited to see where he will take my favorite superhero.

This issue continues from Action Comics #1000, and expands on the story of Superman’s newest villain, Rogol Zaar. Was he responsible for the destruction of Krypton? Is he more powerful than the Man of Steel?

The official description for the first few issues of the new series:

The Man of Steel #1
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis!

The Man of Steel #2
With an arsonist loose in Metropolis, Superman’s powers are almost useless in finding the culprit. And back at the Daily Planet, everyone wants to know what’s going on with Lois Lane. How can Clark hold on to the secret of what happened to Lois and Jon much longer?

The Man of Steel #3
The merciless killer and zealot calling himself Rogol Zaar has searched the cosmos for Superman—and when he reaches the Fortress of Solitude, his actions will cut Superman to the core.


Posted on June 1st, 2018 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Boba Fett

With Solo: A Star Wars Story now in theaters, talk is ramping up on what will be the upcoming slate of spinoffs (keeping up the new Star Wars/prequel story every other year we have seen since Disney bought the franchise). Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, talk has turned to a potential Boba Fett spinoff movie, and boy do people have opinions on it.

I remember when word broke about the Han Solo spinoff, it was believed that either Boba Fett would have a large role in it or that there would be an anthology-like quality with two different movies in one. Neither panned out, but here we are again with another rumor about the “biggest disappointment in the universe” Boba Fett (crowned for looking so cool, then being so damn lack luster- Captain Phasma has become a close second). For this reason alone, I’m not against the idea of a Fett movie… maybe, just maybe, he can finally *actually* do something.

I would love to see him in all of his bounty hunter glory (am I the only one that would prefer a whole movie without him removing his mask?) in a bonkers sci-fi western. Don’t make him an anti-hero, just showcase him for who he was. Depending on when it takes place, this gives us a good chance to revisit Alden Ehrenreich’s new Han Solo and fan favorite Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. Maybe Lando hires the bounty hunter to track someone down…

If they really wanted to be bold, they could have this be a prequel/sequel to Return of the Jedi– did Boba Fett survive the sarlacc pit? What did he experience in the pit? Where is he now?

I’ve been pretty happy with the newer films, The  Force Awakens hit the right notes and The Last Jedi was a bold new direction. Rogue One was an entertaining one off. In the very least, I’d be open to giving Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story a chance.

Posted on May 27th, 2018 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Odd Brodsky is a quirky comedy about a woman who quits her job to break into Hollywood. Check out all all of our coverage on the feature here. Directed by Cindy Baer and starring Tegan Ashton Cohan, Ilana Klusky, Matthew Kevin Anderson, and Scotty Dickert. You can watch the flick for free on Amazon Prime.


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