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Observations of the 2012 Emmy Nominations

Observations of the 2012 Emmy Nominations

Earlier this week, the 2012 Emmy nominations were announced.  As is typical, there were snubs and surprises with the usual expectations.  Here are a few observations from this year’s list of potential award winners. If You Want Drama, Go To Cable Of the six shows nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, the only one that was […]

The Twilight Zone Quiz

The Twilight Zone Quiz

Rod Serling’s innovative anthology show The Twilight Zone had more influence on our society than perhaps any other scripted series.  Its episodes illuminated themes of society and the human condition that television networks were afraid to tackle during that time by wrapping its messages in stories of horror, science fiction, and fantasy.  Known for its […]

Old TV Shows That Surprisingly Have NOT Been Turned Into Movies

Old TV Shows That Surprisingly Have NOT Been Turned Into Movies

Hollywood turning old television series into motion pictures has gone from being a cliché to expectation.  FilmVerse has alread talked about classic shows that were made into movies with the original casts and science fiction movies that became TV shows as well as comparing a TV show with the movie it spawned.  In looking at TV shows […]

RIP Ray Bradbury

RIP Ray Bradbury

The world lost one of its greatest voices in science fiction when Ray Bradbury passed away at age 91.  He was a true pioneer in speculative fiction, writing about colonizing Mars, strange towns with odd inhabitants, and nefarious circuses that come to town.  His story “I Sing the Body Electric” is one of the more […]

5 Fantastic SF TV Shows Based on Movies

5 Fantastic SF TV Shows Based on Movies

This article was originally published at showwatcher.com on May 16, 2012. Television has had a long history of taking hit motion pictures and adapting them as television series.  Occasionally the TV shows are better than the movies they are based on or have more of an impact on the public consciousness.  While many comedies and […]

Classic TV Shows Turned Into Films

Classic TV Shows Turned Into Films

This article was originally published on showwatcher.com on 4/18/12. Since the 1990’s, movie studios have mined television as feature films with such productions as The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, The Addams Family, and The Brady Bunch Movie. This trend was a reversal of the habit of making TV shows based on feature films, one that shows […]

RIP Dick Clark

RIP Dick Clark

Anyone who grew up from the ’50s onward who watched American television was effected in one way or another by Dick Clark.  He was a pioneer in TV, bringing us countless musical groups through American Bandstand.  He was an annual fixture with his New Year’s Eve show.  He hosted game shows and introduced the world […]