CBS Announces its Fall 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule! How I Met Your Mother Spin-off Not Picked Up!

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There’s something about CBS that bores me silly, but I’m clearly alone in that opinion since they’ve been the #1 broadcast network 11 of the last 12 years.  Maybe it’s because I find the endless franchising of NCIS and CSI combined with comedies that all seem the same (except Big Bang Theory, which is awesome) rather ho-hum.  The Good Wife, Big Bang and The Amazing Race are the only shows I follow on the network and thank you Entertainment Weekly for ruining The Good Wife’s plot twist for me.  I hate you deeply.

After all the controversy surrounding the finale of How I Met Your Mother, maybe the biggest news in the CBS just-released fall schedule is that the spin-off How I Met Your Dad was not picked up by the network.  There’s another NCIS  AND another CSI though, because that was necessary.  Check out the full press release and schedule of programs from the network most of you are watching! Continue reading CBS Announces its Fall 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule! How I Met Your Mother Spin-off Not Picked Up!

What Marvel Characters Are Eligible for Marvel Films? (UPDATED)

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I wrote this a few months ago, but The Geek Twins just game out with a graphic that perfectly accompanies it, so all credit to them for the visual.  Since we’re in the middle of summer superhero season, I thought it worth posting again.

Long, long ago (ten years) the thought of Marvel having a film studio backed by Disney was ludicrous.  Marvel  movies were Spider-Man and X-Men movies and that was that.  Then Iron Man started what has been come to be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe: a shared film world where ANYONE could pop up.  Except everyone can’t pop up. Continue reading What Marvel Characters Are Eligible for Marvel Films? (UPDATED)

Roberto Orci Will Direct Star Trek 3 (Or 13 Depending on How You Count)

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Variety is reporting that Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer and producer Roberto Orci will be taking over for JJ Abrams for the third Star Trek film with the modern cast and the thirteenth overall.  Patrick McKayne and JD Payne will be scripting the adventure.  That’s about all we know for now, but 2016 will be the 50th anniversary for Trek and you know they’d love to get a film in the theaters that year.  Thing is, if they want to do that, they need to get moving IMMEDIATELY.

Orci has never directed a feature film.  He’s produced several but is known mostly for writing  films such as Amazing Spider-Man 2, Transformers, the previous two Star Treks, Mission Impossible III and TV work for Fringe and Alias.  This is a big BIG first assignment for a new director and the mixed bag that was Star Trek Into Darkness left the franchise in a bit of a weird place.  I don’t envy him his task.