Yes! YES! OH GOD YES! The 7th season of Game of Thrones premieres on July 16, 2017 on HBO and I can’t wait.
One of the weirdest movies from my childhood is airing on COMET TV this month. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is gross out, disgusting, off the wall, zany, bizarre, unsettling, and hysterical. Made in the late 80s, the comedy is adapted for the cult card series (& stickers) of the same name from Topps Company (see examples of below).
The series was a parody of Cabbage Patch Kids (which basically owned the 80s in terms of children’s dolls/collectibles).
Official Description: Based on the wildly popular and irreverent trading cards, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie stars Mackenzie Astin (“The Facts of Life”) as a perfectly nice teenager who discovers the Kids… to his disgust! When Dodger (Astin) accidentally releases the Kids from their magical trash can prison, all smell breaks loose. Despite their offensive personal habits – and attitude problems – Dodger soon becomes fond of the Kids. But when Messy Tessie, Foul Phil, Valerie Vomit and the whole misfit crew join his fight against thuggish bullies, their efforts just might land them behind bars at the State Home for the Ugly! (MGM)
The movie has a 0% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but don’t let that stop you from watching. Everyone should check this out at least once, what what better way to do so than for free on an online TV network? Check out Garbage Pail Kids Movie on Saturday, May 13th at 2pm et and on Thursday, May 18th at midnight et.
Blast off into space with My Hollywood Dream, COMET TV, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 with our all new (out of this world) giveaway!
Every Sunday at 8pm, COMET TV will be airing classic episodes of the cult series MST3K. To mark the occasion we’re giving away awesome MST3K Pint Glasses & a collectible card (along with a moon squishy ball).
Before we discuss how to enter to win these cool prizes, lets take a look at some of COMET TV‘s upcoming lineup of movies.
Ethan Hawke and Jude Law stars in this sci-fi tale about a genetically inferior man who passes himself off as a “superior” man in order to travel into space.
I love when we reach the future. Cherry 2000 takes place “in the year 2017”. Watch to find out how close we are to this future world of robot wives and lawless regions.
I love the comic to film adaptation of The Crow. The late Brandon Lee excels in the role of Eric Draven, a musician who returns from the grave seeking revenge for the murder of him and his fiancée.
THE CROW II: CITY OF ANGELS
Also airing on COMET TV are episodes of Stargate SG-1. You can catch the classic sci-fi series Monday through Thursday at 8/7C. Here is how to win our Mystery Science Theater 3000 Giveaway:
On January 9th, World Wrestling Entertainment (or WWE, formerly WWF) held the Royal Rumble. This 30-man battle royal determined who will wrestle in the main event at Wrestlemania in just seven weeks. Wrestlemania is WWE’s Christmas, New Year’s and birthday all rolled into one. It’s the biggest event of the year and a spectacle it’s hard to describe unless you see it for yourself.
The night before Wrestlemania, WWE holds its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Every year, WWE inducts roughly seven or eight new entrants. This may seem like a lot, but they usually have two big names, a tag team, a female, a less popular person from an ethnic minority, a manager, a behind the scenes worker and someone going into the celebrity wing. The celebrity wing is how the likes of Drew Carey, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the current President of the United States end up in the Hall.
WWE just announced the first inductee into the class of 2017. It’s Kurt Angle. For those of you who don’t know, Kurt Angle is the only bona fide Olympic Gold Medalist to ever compete in the WWE. Now, there are plenty of good reasons why Kurt Angle should go into the Hall of Fame; but there are reasons I’m surprised he is. His WWE career was impressive; he racked up a lot of accolades and he’s one of the most entertaining performers I’ve seen. On the other hand, he’s had some legal issues. They include, DUIs, reckless driving, and accusations of stalking an ex-girlfriend that required a legal agreement for the two not to interact. Not the most heinous of crimes, and forgivable.
What I find it harder to believe they forgave, is what he’s been doing for the past ten years. Angle received early release from his WWE contract, claiming he needed time off to heal. He promptly went to work for WWE’s competitors, TNA, and worked there the next ten years. He’s already in the TNA Hall of Fame and will be the first person to be inducted into both Hall of Fames. WWE has not always been so kind to perceived slights.
80s star“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka died recently at age 73. WWE aired numerous tributes to the wrestling legend. The thing is, he had recently been charged with third degree murder. He never stood trial because he was judged unfit just 12 days before his death. WWE flirted with bad publicity in celebrating the man’s life. Luckily for them, the media did not pick up on the story.
Some things are unforgivable. On June 25, 2007 wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife, and his 7-year old son were found dead in his home. Learning the news, WWE called off its live show and aired a tribute show to Benoit. Sometime during that show word began to come out that the incident was being investigated as a murder suicide. WWE was left airing the show. When WWE aired its next scheduled show, Vince McMahon (who at the time was supposed to be dead in storyline) gave a heartfelt apology and vowed Benoit’s name would not be mentioned again. He meant it. WWE began systematically erasing Benoit from their history. Old shows were chopped up to remove him. Needless to say, his merchandise never appeared again. Recently, however, with the advent of WWE’s own network and the need for streamed content, WWE has begun showing old Benoit footage with a disclaimer. Benoit will never go in the Hall of Fame.
Speaking for myself, I’m satisfied with that. Chris Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers at the time of his death. I was hit pretty hard. But it seemed unfair to wipe him off the map. Especially when medical experts have speculated that post-concussion syndrome brought about by Benoit’s wrestling career (in WWE, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling) could have caused his actions. Benoit himself claimed he had lost track of the number of concussions he had suffered. I’ve heard at least one wrestler (Montel Vontavious Porter, aka MVP) claim Benoit had shown strange symptoms, like losing track of where he was while in the ring. Wrestling may have been what caused this tragedy and, to their credit, WWE have gone to great lengths to reduce the risk of concussion in their matches and non-match segments (aka angles) since. I still own a Chris Benoit shirt. I would never wear it, but I can’t bring myself to throw it away. I try to hold on to the good memories, even with the dark cloud over them. Perhaps WWE is trying to do the same thing.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
Our friends at COMET TV have an eclectic mix of cult films this Friday, January 13th, to watch for free on their website/network.
They are starting with the 1995 comic book adaptation Tank Girl at noon est. The post-apocalyptic sci fi comedy stars, Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, and Malcolm McDowell. As the title suggests, the movie is about a girl and her tank, which she uses to fight against an evil corporation.
Next up, at 4pm est is the 2003 Tim Robbins sci fi romantic flick Code 46. It costars Samantha Morton and Jeanne Balibar. In the movie, Robbins portrays a fraud investigator who falls for the leader of the forgery ring in a dystopian Shanghai.
At 8pm et is Futureworld, the sequel of Westworld, which stars Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner. Taking place 2 years after Westworld, the movie follows to investigative reporters as they look into a mystery at the futuristic theme-park.
Lastly, at midnight is the 1981 cult horror flick Jaws of Satan. Set in a small Alabama town, Satan grants a king cobra demonic powers and it faces off with the Town’s priest. That sounds like my kinda Saturday night.
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Charmed ended in 2006 after eight successful seasons on the WB. The series focused on three sisters; originally Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty as Piper, Phoebe, and Prue Halliwell, but Doherty left the show after season 3 and was replaced by Rose McGowan as Paige. It is over a decade since the show ended and the CW (which replaced the WB) is eyeing a reboot prequel series.
TV Line reports that the new series will take place in 1976 and focus on three witches fighting evil in a small New England town. While none of the original actors are attached to the new series (yet?) there are possibilities that they can connect the shows via time travel (which occurred on the original series), or by having the characters appear as kids (maybe a demon is hunting future witches). In the very least the new show has to include a cameo by Holly Marie Combs, who was the only star of the show to appear in every episode. The show is being brought back to life by Jennie Snyder Urman, an executive producer of the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
If you are bummed that none of the original characters are slated to return, back in 2010 there was a comic series that continued the story of the Halliwell sisters and took place after the TV series finale. Zenescope Entertainment created two “seasons” of the comic, which spanned 44 issues. The series ended last September, with no news if the comic will continue with a season 11.