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  • MST3K Season 12 Review - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet is Pretty Nice

    11/19/2018 9:44:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gavin Jasper
    MST3K season 12 scales back in various ways, but delivers a strong set of six episodes on Netflix. When Mystery Science Theater 3000 returned for its eleventh season, they had big shoes to fill. While the series has evolved over the decades, prior change only happened in pieces. When Mike Nelson replaced Joel Hodgson as MST3K host, everything else remained the same. With the jump from Comedy Central to the Sci-Fi Channel, it still just boiled down to losing Trace Beaulieu and having to cover for it. The eleventh season, on the other hand, was a total changeover. New host,...
  • MST3K Clips from K01 K02 K03

    11/19/2018 9:26:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Rarities Archive ^ | Published on Jun 12, 2016 | Mystery Science Theater 3000 Rarities Archive
    MST3K Clips from K01 K02 K03 Sadly, if you were expecting to watch the first 3 episodes of mst3k, you can't right now. Understandably, not everyone recorded the first ever mst3k episodes because no one expected it to become this big, but thankfully, we have saved a few clips proving that copies are out there.
  • Redskins QB Alex Smith breaks two bones in leg against Texans

    11/19/2018 6:30:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/19/2018 8:12 AM CT | John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
    LANDOVER, Md. -- As Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith lay on the ground Sunday, his teammates knew one thing: His season was over. They saw his ankle bent at an awkward angle. They witnessed the pain on his face. So they took a knee and prayed. They waited for him to be loaded onto a cart and then walked over -- every one of them -- to wish him well. Even most of the Houston Texans' bench walked over to the cart. Smith, 34, broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg on a third-quarter sack and underwent...
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 9 Episode 7

    11/18/2018 5:51:26 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 27 replies
    N/A | November 18, 2018 | N/A
  • Looking for advice on an upgrade (user poll)

    11/18/2018 12:43:35 PM PST · by paladinkc · 41 replies
    I'm sick of the current tv we have, it was a cheap off brand, and I'm looking for a good quality replacement, but there are so many different suppliers out there it is hard to find one at a decent cost. I'm looking for 40" preferably NOT a smart tv but it wont be hooked up to internet anyway, but I would like to find one that is under $300 and I could use some advice as to what to choose.
  • Mickey Mouse turns 90: Iconic character celebrated in huge new NY exhibition (tr)

    11/18/2018 7:33:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2018 | DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC
    The word ‘mouse’ and ‘juggernaut’ are not usually used in the same sentence, but there is one that defies diminutive description, and, indeed, is a colossal figure: Mickey Mouse. And so, it is apt that a new exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic character’s 90th anniversary is large as well: 16,000 square feet and ten rooms. ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ has the warmth of nostalgia coupled with fresh artistic takes on a cartoon character that has become one of the most recognized symbols – the three black overlapping circles of his head – around the world. The...
  • The Most Brilliant TV Detectives

    11/18/2018 7:23:00 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 90 replies
    Ranker ^ | no date given | no author given
    Just for fun, here's a list of the top 100 TV detectives as determined by the Ranker community.
  • How to Watch the MST3K Turkey Day 2018 Marathon Details

    11/17/2018 8:24:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | November 8, 2018 | Gavin Jasper
    With the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 season hitting Netflix on Thanksgiving, the MST3K Turkey Day marathon comes early this year. Thanksgiving Day is always a big deal for Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s when the show debuted way back in 1988, it’s when the upcoming MST3K season 12 will debut on Netflix, and it’s when they regularly do their annual Thanksgiving marathon. The fact that it’s going to be the 30 year anniversary of the show helps make it seem like an even bigger deal this year. There’s been an elephant in the room, though. There’s a little too...
  • NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

    11/17/2018 6:10:12 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-17-2018
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble ensued. NBC-TV, which was televising the game, had scheduled a presentation of Heidi, the tale of a young girl’s adventures...
  • Joy Behar Calls on Trump to Resign: 'He Cannot Handle Any of the Stress'

    11/17/2018 2:26:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Thursday’s edition of The View, the panel weighed in on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass.” The panel rushed to Acosta’s defense, in addition to spouting the usual talking points about how Sarah Sanders is a liar. The liberal co-hosts on The View ultimately concluded that President Trump “does not like to be asked tough questions he doesn’t want to answer.” After explaining to President Trump that “that’s their job” to ask tough questions, co-host Whoopi Goldberg advised President Trump: “if you can’t handle it, get out of the kitchen,...
  • Comic Book Industry Reacts To Bill Maher Dissing Stan Lee And Comic Books

    11/17/2018 10:36:59 AM PST · by Simon Green · 59 replies ^ | 11/17/18 | Adam Barnhardt
    Television personality Bill Maher penned an op-ed on his blog railing against the comic book industry in the wake of the passing of former Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee. Maher dropped lines like "I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important," along with mocking fans who were mourning the loss of the beloved comic creator. "But then twenty years or so ago, something happened – adults decided they didn’t have to give up kid stuff," Maher ranted. "And so they pretended comic books...
  • Whatever Happened to Non-Super Heroes?

    11/17/2018 6:01:43 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday I was back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show. (You can find a few moments from my guest-hosting stint here.) We were preoccupied, as apparently we will be well past Thanksgiving, by the third Broward County hand count of the fifth Palm Beach machine count, or whatever rubbish we're up to now. But I also mentioned, towards the end of the show, my ambivalent feelings about Stan Lee, the phenomenally successful Marvel Comics impresario who died a few days ago at the age of 95. Meeting him was one of the great moments...
  • Channing Dungey, ABC executive who canceled Roseanne, is stepping down

    11/16/2018 3:45:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 16, 2018 | Lynette Rice
    Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Dungey will be replaced by Karey Burke, the current head of programming at Freeform, ABC’s sister cable network. “I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey said in a statement. “This job has been the highlight of my career. While I’ve loved every moment and knew I could call ABC home for many years to come, I’m excited to...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 11

    11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM PST · by Impy · 58 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 11 THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Green Bay at Seattle 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox CenturyLink Field SUNDAY, NOV 18, 2018 Houston at Washington 1:00 pm CBS FedEx Field Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Dallas at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Carolina at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Denver at L.A. Chargers 4:05 pm CBS StubHub Center Oakland at Arizona 4:05 pm CBS...
  • Has Hollywood’s Reboot Obsession Gone Too Far? (tr)

    11/15/2018 12:39:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 15, 2018 | Alan Sepinwall
    What is dead may never die. This is a religious oath recited often by the people of the Iron Islands on Game of Thrones. It is also increasingly the guiding ethos of Hollywood development, where any familiar title, no matter how sacrosanct it might have once seemed, is ripe for a sequel, a prequel, a reboot or all of the above. This includes Game of Thrones itself, which is due to end next year but has a prequel in active development, and several other potential spinoffs waiting in the wings if that one works out OK. Showbiz has been gripped...
  • Criminal Minds - Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan

    Streaming from my site. If anyone has problems with the streaming, please let me know. Announcing two Star Trek videos simultaneously yesterday was the first time I've seen stress on the site. Warning: Criminal Minds is a violent show. The video is about the comfort they give one another to deal with that violence.
  • Since Firing Megyn Kelly, the “Today Show” is Thriving

    11/15/2018 3:33:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 14, 2018 | Brian Steinberg
    Megyn Kelly’s ouster at the Today Show was great for the franchise’s viewership, according to Variety, with Nielsen reporting an impressive 10% bump in advertiser’s coveted 25-54 demographic during the third hour Kelly used to host. There’s been a 4% jump in viewership for Today as a whole. But will the boost endure? Kelly was booted on October 26, just two days after defending the use of blackface on her program. The cancellation of Megyn Kelly Today topped off 12 months of tumult that’s plagued Today, beginning with Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct and ouster in October 2017. But it...
  • Lily James, 29, to star in remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Rebecca

    11/14/2018 4:12:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2018 | BAZ BAMBIGBOYE
    Lily James is to play the lead role in a film remake of Daphne du Maurier’s classic gothic novel Rebecca. Alfred Hitchcock’s cult 1940 adaptation of the psychological thriller, starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, won an Oscar for best picture. [snip] Hollywood actor Armie Hammer will take Olivier’s role as de Winter, who along with his creepy housekeeper Mrs Danvers still appears obsessed with his eponymous late wife Rebecca.
  • NFL moves Chiefs-Rams game from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions

    11/14/2018 1:59:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 11/13/2018 | by Sean Wagner-McGough
    The Chiefs and Rams will no longer meet in Mexico City. Due to concerns over the field conditions in Mexico City, the NFL has moved Monday night's game -- arguably the best game of the season -- from Estadio Azteca in Mexico City to the Coliseum in Los Angeles. In a statement, the league announced that the decision was made "in consultation with the NFLPA" after an inspection found that the field "does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday." "We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca...
  • 'Little House on the Prairie' actress Katherine MacGregor dead at 93

    11/14/2018 11:59:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    AOL ^ | November 14, 2018 | Ryan Schwartz
    Actress Katherine MacGregor, best known to TV audiences for her role as town gossiper Harriet Oleson on the long-running family drama Little House on the Prairie, has died at the age of 93. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacGregor died on Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement home in Los Angeles. Little House star Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls Wilder) eulogized her former castmate in a touching Instagram post.