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Source: Deadline | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Back in the 90s, Chris Carter was a name that was inescapable for regular television viewers of the time. After creating The X-Files, one of FOX’s biggest hits of all time, it was clear the man had talent and could take TV to places it had never gone before. He also developed such cult hits as Millennium and Harsh Realm, but they unfortunately never really got the attention they deserved and were canceled far too soon.

Lately, however, Carter has been working his way back to TV. Last year, it was reported that he was developing a “female-lead mystery police thriller” titled Unique, which unfortunately ended up getting canned before it could ever get off the ground. Now, he’s back at it again, this time with a show more in the vein of The X-Files called The After, featuring a story centered around a mysterious event that contains elements of “science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia,” according to Deadline. Read on for details!

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Source: AMC | Posted By: Dan Geer

Season 3 of the hit television horror drama The Walking Dead is just over a week away from its premiere on Sunday, October 14th, and AMC has just released a new trailer for the show, showing us more of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) leading his followers into the nearby prison for safety, as well as some scenes with Andrea (Laurie Holden) and newcomer Michonne (Danai Gurira). Hit the jump to check it out!

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Source: AMC | Posted By: Dan Geer

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For those of you who are getting more and more anxious for the Season 3 premiere of AMC‘s The Walking Dead, the network has just debuted new webisodes for the show on the official site to hold you over until the show’s October 14th premiere!

Titled Cold Storage, this second web series forĀ The Walking Dead is developed, produced, and directed by Greg Nicotero, who not only does special effects and make-up for the actual TV series, but also acts as co-executive producer. The latest web series consists of four episodes, and you can hit the jump to read more about them.

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Source: Back to Frank Black | Fourth Horseman Press | Posted By: Dan Geer

millennium

It has been a while since PopcornMonster.com’s last report regarding the Back to Frank Black campaign and their efforts to get a movie made based on Chris Carter’s much beloved cult TV series Millennium, which starred actor Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens) as the main character, Frank Black, and ran for three seasons on the FOX network before it was canceled in 1999. While a movie still has yet to be green-lit, whether in the form of a feature film or TV movie, the movement still continues to gain support from Carter, Henriksen, series producer Frank Spotnitz, and countless fans all around the world.

BTFB‘s latest effort comes in the form of an extensive companion book to the series titled Back to Frank Black: A Return to Chris Carter’s Millennium, slated for release by the end of this month. The book includes forwards by Henriksen and Spotnitz, as well as an introduction by Carter. The book’s content consists of a number of interviews with the cast and crew from Millennium, including writers Glen Morgan and James Wong (who wrote some of my favorite episodes from the show), and even boasts an essay written by fan-favorite Brittany Tiplady, who played Frank Black’s daughter. Also included are various essays from a number of well-respected authors with a wealth of knowledge regarding the TV series, including award-winning media critic John Kenneth Muir, who recently published Horror Films of he 1990s last year.

ForĀ Millennium enthusiasts, this book is definitely a must-have, and a great way to show that the fanbase behind the series is still very much alive and well, and continues to gain new fans to this day. For a refresher of what the show was all about, as well as more info regarding the new book, hit the jump for a short video and press release!

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Source: Entertainment Weekly | Posted By: Dan Geer

the clone wars season 5

If you have been seeing a sudden boost in Star Wars news lately, it is mainly due to the recent Star Wars Celebration VI convention held in Orlando, FL this past weekend. For starters, we were given our first look at Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Star Wars Detours, followed shortly thereafter with the announcement of Star Wars Episodes II & III getting released in 3D back-to-back in 2013.

But of course, the main focus with Star Wars right now is Cartoon Network’s hit television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which will be entering its fifth season on September 29th. Fans of the show can say with confidence that it has grown exponentially since the feature film and first couple of seasons, and this latest trailer for the series (first shown at Celebration VI) puts this on display with absolute perfection.

This is not really so much a kiddie show anymore, folks. Not only do we get more Death Watch, Savage Opress, and Darth Maul this time around, but we also get to finally see the Sith master himself, Darth Sidious, in person getting in on the action, flawlessly wielding two lightsabers. The trailer really shows us that the series will take on a much more serious and darker tone, and also deal with the major repercussions of the Wars themselves and what they mean to the future of the Republic and the Jedi. Hit the jump to watch the new three-and-a-half minute trailer for Season Five!

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Source: Star Wars Detours Facebook | StarWars.com | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Details have been scarce regarding Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s (creators of Robot Chicken) upcoming Star Wars spinoff series, Star Wars: Detours, but now that has all changed, thanks to a panel they held at Star Wars Celebration VI, the latest Star Wars convention currently happening in Orlando, Florida this weekend.

The show was first announced over two years ago, with StarWars.com making the official announcement, and George Lucas himself vaguely discussing it later that year at Celebration V. The only details known at the time were that the show, then titled Squishies, would appeal to all ages, and utilize characters from all corners of the Star Wars universe to tell comedic stories dealing with “normal, mundane everyday problems.”

Yesterday, the Star Wars Detours Facebook page was unveiled, and today the first trailer and clips from the new animated TV show that were shown at Star Wars Celebration VI have now made their way online for all to enjoy. Hit the jump to watch!

Update: Three More Clips have made their way online, and are now available to watch after the jump as well.

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Source: SyFy | Posted By: Dan Geer

alphas

SyFy’s new hit TV show Alphas is gearing up for its second Season, which premieres July 23rd at 10/9c, and it is expected to be even bigger and better than anything fans experienced in Season 1. The latest press release for the show boasts a great roster of new and returning guest stars slated to make appearances during the new season, including Sean Astin (The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings) and Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles).

For those unfamiliar with Alphas, it is a science-fiction television series that follows five people with superhuman abilities, known as “Alphas,” who work together to prevent crimes committed by other Alphas. Hit the jump for a sneak preview of the upcoming Season 2 premiere, as well as a trailer, key art, and the Season 2 press release!

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Source: AMC | Posted By: Dan Geer

walking dead season 3

Season 2 of AMC‘s The Walking Dead seemed to be hit or miss for many fans of the show. Some claimed the season moved along too slowly in the first half, with the main cast meandering around Hershel’s farm for way too long. On the other hand, while they remained at the farm until the very end, most people also thought the second half of Season 2 was some of the best television entertainment ever.

Whatever you may have thought about last season, the new four-minute trailer for Season 3 that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con today makes it look like it will top anything we have seen before. Fans, you are going to love this! Hit the jump to watch!

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Source: Entertainment Weekly | Posted By: Dan Geer

Death Watch

Last month saw the debut of a teaser trailer for season five of Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which teased more of Darth Maul, his brother Savage Opress, and the Mandalorian splinter group Death Watch. The new full-length trailer – which debuted recently at Disney Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars Weekends and just yesterday online over at Entertainment Weekly – starts off showing us exactly what was in the teaser, but then gives us a whole lot more.

Not only does this trailer feature more of Maul and the Death Watch, but also reveals that planet Onderon from the Old Republic mythology will be featured as part of a major battle during the war. We also get to see more of the space pirate Hondo Ohnaka (who seems to have taken up a career in arms dealing), and, most of all, the trailer hints that The Clone Wars series will really be getting more into just how the Empire from the original Star Wars trilogy came to be – more than what was revealed in Revenge of the Sith. This is definitely the best trailer for the series as of yet. Hit the jump to watch!

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Source: Star Wars Official Website | Posted By: Dan Geer

Maul Opress

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been quite the game changer in its last two seasons, delivering the goods with compelling new villains and darker storylines. More specifically, the show has proven itself to be worthy of the Star Wars legacy by showing us that fans did not know everything there is to know about the Force (Mortis trilogy, anyone?), or even various characters from the actual film franchise, particularly when it comes to Darth Maul.

Based on the latest teaser for Season five, it looks like the show will continue raising the bar and take Star Wars to a whole new level. This particular trailer shows that the fifth season will indeed follow up on storylines introduced in past seasons, such as the return of Maul as well as the Mandalorian splinter group Death Watch. Hit the jump to watch!

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