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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.

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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COMET TV is ending the year with a bang and some awesome free sci-fi and horror movies!

The classic Tank Girl (trailer above ^ ) will be showing on both December 29th (8p e/7p c) and December 30th (same time). Tank Girl, adapted from the comic book of the same name, takes audiences to 2033 and follows Lori Petty as the title character in a post-apocalyptic landscape as she faces off with Malcolm McDowell’s villainous Kesslee. Action and booms a plenty.

Earth Girls are Easy

Also showing on December 30th (6p e/5p c), is Earth Girls Are Easy. Jeff Goldblum as a studly alien looking for a mate? Yeah, that hook works for me. Also starring Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans. How have I not seen this yet?

Dr Goldfoot

Also on December 30th, you can take a campy trip way back with the double feature of Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (2p e/1p c) and Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (4p e/3p c). Vincent Price. Frankie Avalon. And bikini clad robot women. I kid you not.

Head over to COMET TV to watch and learn more about their schedule/upcoming movies.

Are you ready for some Friday night Sci-Fi fun? COMET TV has released their list of Friday Night Movies (that you can watch online and on Roku for free). Here is their November lineup:

Cowboy vs Dinos

Cowboys VS Dinosaurs
Airs Friday, November 3 at 8P/7C

Description: After a mine explosion, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble and terrorize a small western town. Several gunslingers band together to defend their homes and the other residents from the hungry beasts. (COMET)

Cowboy vs Vampires

Cowboys VS Vampires
Airs Friday, November 10 at 8P/7C

Description: Supernatural terror strikes a Western them park. (COMET)

Starman

Starman
Airs Friday, November 17 at 8P/7C

Description: An alien takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them. (IMDB)

Deep Space

Deep Space
Friday, November 24 at 8P/7C

Description: An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. (IMDB)

What are you watching on Friday nights?

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The GODS want their entertainment!” and I want a free shirt! This week we have an awesome sci-fi prize pack from to give away thanks to COMET TV! It is inspired by the classic special effects work Ray Harryhausen! Check out the sweet prizes…

T-shirt… Magnet… Sticker… Skeleton Figures… & Candy Bones! Can I enter too? COMET TV has been hosting a monthly Ray Harryhausen marathon with The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The 3 Worlds of Gulliver, and Jason and The Argonauts.

GIVEAWAY

Harryhausen was a pioneer in special effects and we are excited to celebrate his work. Here is how to enter and win the COMET TV Sci-Fi Giveaway:

  1. Post a comment on this article that states your favorite special effects scene (or scenes) in any movie.
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our post about this contest.
  3. Follow @MyHWoodDream on Twitter (all new followers while this giveaway is active will be automatically entered).
  4. Tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WatchComet and let us know which movie mentioned in this post you are looking forward to!

Don’t forget that you can watch awesome classic sci-fi movies for free on COMET TV. Included in their lineup are the flicks listed above in addition to The Adventures of Baron Munchause, Troll, Labyrinth, The Bride, and great TV shows such as Stargate SG-1 and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Disclaimer: This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win (on Twitter you need to follow us to receive a direct message if you win). Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You can only win one COMET TV MAY PRIZE PACK from any of the online giveaways. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. The assets included within this post were provided by COMET.

CometGiveaway

Sci-Fi is taking over 2017 and to celebrate we have a COMET Space Man Landing Pack to give away! COMET TV, available on television digi-networks and online, brought us the awesome Stargate Atlantis and TV Prize Pack giveaways and are back with this new sci-fi themed prize pack that includes a spaceman USB light, rock candy sticks, and Pop Rocks– all sure to help with your late night binge watching and blogging!

Spaceman Prizes

First lets look at some of the awesome sci-fi programming that COMET is offering us this month, then we’ll get to the giveaway details!

FUTUREWORLD

The sequel to Westworld. Official Description: Two years after the original Westworld tragedy, The Delos Corporation have reopened a variety of theme parks, but all is not what it seems.

Airing:

  • Sunday, January 22 at 2am/1C
  • Wednesday, January 25 at 6/5C
  • Saturday, January 28 at Noon/11C
  • Monday, January 30 at 6/5C

Rollerball starring LL Cool J

ROLLERBALL

If a reboot includes LL Cool J, I give it a chance. Official Description: In a remake of the 1975 classic, LL Cool J invites viewers to join in the new sport of… Rollerball. It’s a violent extension of roller derby with motorcycles, metal balls and adventure so intense it will cause Chris Klein to flee the country for his life. 

Airing:

  • Friday, January 27 at 8/7C
  • Saturday, January 28 at 8/7C
  • Sunday, January 29 at 2/1C

FINAL ENCOUNTER

Cult movie about a future war? Yeah, count me in. Official Description: Young soldiers (Dean Cain, Justin Whalin) become involved in a war that has lasted more than a century.

Airing:

  • Friday, January 27 at 6/5C

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

I love sci-fi. I’m sure you do as well! We want you to let us know what your favorite cult sci-fi flick is! You have many ways to share this info with us for your chance to win the goodies pictured above (each way below gives you another entry- so you can have as many as four entries into the giveaway). They are…

  1. Post a comment on this article that states your favorite cult sci-fi flick.
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our post about this contest with your favorite cult sci-fi flick.
  3. Follow @MyHWoodDream on Twitter (all new followers while this giveaway is active will be automatically entered).
  4. Tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WatchComet and let us know how much you love sci-fi movies & are excited for this giveaway!
Disclaimer: This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win (on Twitter you need to follow us to receive a direct message if you win). Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Each household is only eligible to win ONE (1) COMET Space Man Landing Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

We’re super excited to share with everyone info on a new television network that is right up MHD’s alley (and I’m sure yours as well!)… COMET. The network is dedicated to sci-fi and horror and will be airing some of the best cult classics and modern adventure/horror flicks. The network is available on television digi-networks and online at CometTV.com and is totally free, no subscription needed. As with our “Watch Online” series of articles, we will be integrating some of what Comet has to offer in the future!

Until than, I’m proud to present Comet’s App that show cases some of what they have to offer and we have a special giveaway for our readers for a Comet TV Prize Pack (more info below the app).

First, lets start with what you’ll win! The Comet Prize Pack includes two COMET Exclusive Shirts (One – Get Skiffy “T” and the ‘We Can Hear You Scream’ Alien T), one COMET Robot Stress Ball, one COMET Flying Saucer, Astronaut ice cream, popcorn and additional goodies!

How do you enter? We have three ways!

  1. Post a comment on this thread that states your favorite science fiction or horror movie.
  2. Tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WatchComet and let us know what your favorite science fiction or horror movie is!
  3. Post a comment on our Facebook post about this article with your favorite science fiction or horror movie.

Do any of the above and you will be entered into the giveaway, do all three and you will get three entries into the giveaway! The contest will Run until November 30th, 2016.

Disclaimer: This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Each household is only eligible to win 1 COMET Insider’s Prize Pack to Giveaway via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Posted on November 27th, 2016 by MHD | Leave a Comment (7)
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