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FX Greenlights ‘Powers’ Pilot

If you have not read Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s “Powers”, you should.  If you want to wait for it to show up on TV, you might get your wish.   According to BMB’s Twitter page, FX has ordered a pilot based on the superhero detective series.  Bendis simply had

The New Face of Wonder Woman!

And what a lovely face it is. Not even one month after NBC gave the green light to David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman television reboot, the pilot has its leading lady.  Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”) has been cast in the role of DC’s Amazon Princess and her alter ego,

Brought to you by the letter F: ‘Fringe,’ Fridays, Fireflies, and First in Ratings

Fringe returned from its winter hiatus this past Friday, winning its time slot with nearly 5 million viewers and kicking off 2011 with one helluva episode guest-starring none other than Doc Brown himself, the inimitable Christopher Lloyd. It is great to see one of the few sci-fi shows on network TV performing well and continuing to set the writing/acting bar very high indeed.

Fringe has steadily impressed me, a notorious television snob, since it debuted in 2008. It has thankfully deviated from the freak-of-the-week X-Files vibe and morphed into one of the most original shows on television. Unique elements include Walter’s boundary-pushing inventions (don’t forget his recipe for the perfect strawberry milkshake), the fun little ways Over There differs from Over Here, the badass room with the typewriter, the red vs. blue color dichotomy (Walter’s glasses this week, hello!), the glyph code every commercial break, and the appearance of The Observer in every episode (whether he has lines or not) have allowed Fringe to create a mythos of its own. This week’s episode, “The Firefly,”showcased everything that is intriguing and fun about the show while furthering the mythology and giving fans something to talk about.

NBC Opts to Reboot Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman’s invisible jet may fly again after all! NBC, a network that originally passed on David E. Kelley’s proposed Wonder Woman TV series, has picked up the pilot from the prolific producer. The second chance was a result of the new regime change at NBC, due to the recent

Be On Smallville! (Sort of.)

If you happen to know me well, you’ll know that I’ve been a fan of Smallville since it started back in 2001.  It’s had kind of a significant impact on my life — moreso than any television show I’ve watched.  It’s had it share of good episodes (oh, so good)

Native Netflix Channel in Wii Shop

Not to be outdone by its Xbox and PS3 counterparts, Nintendo is bringing disc-less Netflix streaming to its console as of today.  The new Netflix channel is available to download right now from the Wii Shop Channel, meaning Netflix subscribers in the US and in Canada can now stream content

NYCC 2010 Report: The Women of Battlestar Galactica

Ladies of BSG, from left to right: Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Nicki Clyne, Michelle Forbes

Four of Battlestar Galactica‘s most iconic characters gathered at NYCC on Saturday for a panel highlighting their roles on the now-dearly-departed sci-fi series.  Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), Tricia Helfer (Number Six & other incarnations of herself), Nicki Clyne (Cally Tyrol), and Michelle Forbes (Admiral Helena Cain) sat down for a chat with the audience about motorcycles, pie, and strong women on television.

The moderator brought Katee and Tricia out first, and the two discussed their upcoming charity motorcycle ride from LA to New Orleans on behalf of the Gulf Restoration project.  They established their charity, Acting Outlaws, after an idea to make a film about the Van Buren sisters, the first women to ride across the US on motorcycles.  As Katee and Tricia pointed out, a female-driven historical film generates very little interest, so rather than have the opportunity to play them on the big screen, they will ride for charity in the spirit of the Van Burens.  Katee and Tricia are obviously very tight friends, that much was clear during their panel!  They’ve been riding motorcycles together for several years, and got started because they were tired of “riding bitch” (as Katee put it) behind their menfolk!

Read more about the panel after the jump!

The Avengers Assemble at NYCC!

Marvel unveiled the first two episodes of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! at NYCC this past weekend, and I was amongst the crowd that got to check them out! So, do we have our selves the next X-Men, or are we just getting another Avengers: United They Stand? Read on!

The NEW New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Sorry Xena, the original warrior princess may be looking to reclaim her status on TV. According to Deadline.com, a new television series featuring DC’s first lady is in the works, and the accomplished David E. Kelley is the brains behind the project.  Kelley is well-known for ventures into the worlds