Just Previews: Summer line-up of new shows, and then some!
‘The Wil Wheaton Project’
Premiered last night.
It’s W-hil W-heaton, w-hat more can I say?
I found it kind of Tosh.0-ish.
Wil’s a funny guy, and sort of a Geek Pop Culture icon.
Premieres May 30, 2014
K, so it’s kinda difficult to picture John Malkovich as Blackbeard, but this still looks interesting.
I mean, it’s PIRATES!!!
Wait, has their popularity died out with no more Disney ones?
Why Blackbeard and not Francois L’Ollonais? Guess Blackbeard is more well known.
He supposedly buried treasure under a tree in Burlington, N.J.
Yeah, N.J. has lots and lots of interesting history, for instance Joseph Bonaparte (Napoleon’s brother) was a resident of Bordentown, N.J. Oh, and Napoleon’s preserved penis is supposedly here, too.
Have you guessed it? Mhm, I’m from N.J.
Dunno, seemed like John wasn’t very excited about it?
Premieres June 19, 2014
Based on the film ‘Legion’, it’s a post-apocalyptic future (when is it not?), where angels wage war against humankind (yeah, they were always jealous of God’s hairless primates and their souls.)
Are you on team Gabriel or team Michael?
Pfft, the Winchester bros have been dealing with this sort of thing for some time now….
‘The Last Ship’
Premiers June 22, 2014
Deadly global pandemic wipes out 80 percent of the population! A paleomicrobioligist is trying to find a cure. This is probably what happens if you dig too deep or stuff melts that shouldn’t be melting. The premise has been done, but dunno if ships, or more specifically the last ship, were ever employed.
The Last Ship=Michael Bey=lots ‘o ‘splosions?
Premieres July 9, 2014
Halle Berry stars as an astronaut who returns after a year in space, pregnant. Her scientist hubby has ‘created’ a son for them. The fate of humanity lies somewhere in between, if it can just be understood. Figuring out what’s going on is never easy. Especially when aliens are involved. Like what their motive is, are they benevolent aliens or the other kind that want to impregnate you with their offspring that eventually burst from your chest….
Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer, therefore, with him involved, of course there will be aliens…and androidic boys!
Maybe he knows something we don’t!?!
(He lived in a town nearby where I live and I swear a couple times I saw him in the town of Haddonfield.
Found this quote by him on Wikipedia-
‘I first became aware of the sky when my father pointed out the Perseid meteor shower to me when I was about 6 years old, living in Haddon Heights, N.J.’
This could explain a lot. Maybe first contact was actually made in N.J?
No, wait, that hasn’t happened yet. Not until 2063 and in Bozeman, Montana….or has it!?!)
Premieres July 13, 2014
Based on Guillermo Del Toro’s book of the same name, The Strain follows an outbreak in N.Y.C. of the most disturbingly gross case of vampirism ever.
I could only find teasers, no actual trailer, but I did find this which gives you a very good example of what you have to look forward to (I know I am)-
Premieres July 27, 2014
A series based loosely on the Manhattan Project (which led to the creation of the atomic bomb) and how it, might have/possibly/probably/perhaps, affected the personal lives of those involved.
(Plus there’ll be a second season of ‘Salem’ on WGN America. Just discovered this station. I watched the first season of ‘Salem’ on OnDemand.
It’s sort of another ‘Game of Thrones’ (but less explicit) meets Salem Massachusetts, 1692, only
in this series the witches are real and not caused by mass hysteria/ergot/jealousy/not-to-be-ignored-anylonger girls/greed.
Premieres July 31, 2014
Yes, it’s reality tv, but a really epic sounding one!
D&D meets Survivor in Middle Earth. Twelve chosen compete to save the kingdom.
Looks like uberfun, doesn’t it? Seriously, it does! *envious*
Premieres August 8, 2014
It’s early 1900s N.Y.C. and the dawn of 20th century ‘modern’ medicine. Clive Owen portrays one Dr. John Thackery, as they hack through lives and limbs to further the advancement of medicine and medical procedures. Never a pretty picture.
It is directed Steven Soderbergh.
Premieres August 9, 2014
Clair Randall, a married British combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 Scotland, where, she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a Scottish warrior who comes to her aid. I like the sound of this!
Adapted from the book series of the same name.
Premieres August 13, 2014
Sean Bean (Yay! 🙂 ) is a special deep-cover operative for the FBI. He is apparently very adept at transforming himself suitably for each assignment….until a stranger suggests he may not be the man he thinks he is.
Based on the comic book ‘Hellblazer’,
A snarky damned (literally) demon hunter, doing what else? Hunting demons and sending them back to whence they came.
Because it has Sean Pertwee, (yes, I loved Dog Soldiers and am not ashamed to say so :p ) and
Donal Logue (he’s been in sooooooo many good films/shows!)
In the beginning there was Batboy, sans Robin. And all the other teen nemesises…nemesi?
Fall, 2014 (October?)
Based on yet another comic book superhero. Can we ever get enough? Nope<(imagine me popping the ‘p’ when saying that. Which I did.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNRBOpzTojQ Official Site.
Sorry, Sheldon, you are not Batman.
…or the Flash.
Nor are you Batman, Wolowitz.
‘Last Man On Earth’
Move over, Rick Grimes and Company, I guess only one guy made it….but not until 2015 (if?)-
Don’t forget to stand during this trailer…
I wonder if even a zombie mate would be welcomed?
Also from Fox (2015, if?)
Guess it’s sort of Game of Pharaohs (with vampires?)
I’ve noticed a lot of bigger stars are turning to television.
Wonder if that’s a sign that movies, as in the big screen, and their theaters, are destined to go the
way of the dinosaurs?