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Critics praise ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ with universal acclaim

The reviews for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale have been trickling in and, remarkably, they are just about unanimously laudatory. Critics are heaping praise upon the show, saying that it’s not only powerful and emotionally affecting but chillingly timely and relevant. Here’s a short round-up of some of these reviews with links …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ trailer feels taken straight from today’s headlines

“I was asleep before. That’s how we let it happen.” With these chillingly resonant words the new trailer for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, set to premiere April 26, begins and immediately lures viewers in. Frame after frame, quote after quote, the trailer thrills with themes and imagery seemingly taken straight from today’s …

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Anne Rice’s casting picks (so far) for the Vampire Chronicles TV show

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Anne revealed a couple of her top casting choices for leading roles in the future Vampire Chronicles TV series. First and foremost, of course, would be Lestat himself. This role was initially played by Tom Cruise in the 1994 Neil Jordan film, Interview …

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Anne & Christopher Rice start a new Facebook page for the Vampire Chronicles show

Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice, who is to be her writing partner while developing the Vampire Chronicles TV show, have started a new Facebook page that focuses exclusively on the future show. Specifically, it will be used to make announcements regarding the show and also to interact with …

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In defense of the fake-out in ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6

*Note: This post contains a zombie herd’s worth of spoilers for both Season 6 of the TV show and Volume 17 of the comic. Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead premiers on October 23. As we prepare to learn the outcome of season 6’s cliffhanger ending, I want to revisit …

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INTERVIEW: Actor Jeff Teravainen on the golden age of sci-fi TV

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Dark Matter is presently one of SyFy Channel’s hottest science fiction series right now and Pop Mythology was really lucky to talk to one of the actors that make it such a memorable show. If you haven’t caught Jeff Teravainen’s performance as Lt. Anders on Dark Matter, then you might …

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Open casting call for ‘Comic Book Men’ Season 6!

Last year we posted an open casting call from the producers of Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men for Season 5 of their show. For some reason it was a really popular post that got shared a lot (guess a lot of people want to be on the show!). So without further …

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The origins of the Klingon language, the ‘Axanar’ lawsuit and linguist Marc Okrand

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The Klingon language has been in the media spotlight due to the Axanar vs. CBS/Paramount lawsuit. I talked with the developer of the Klingon language, Marc Okrand, to see if some additional insight into the matter could be found.

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‘Houdini and Doyle’ inspired by real-life friendship between illusionist and author

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There’s a sense of mystery about Harry Houdini that isn’t easily dispelled. Even to this day, escape artists and stage magicians still revere his name and hold him as a benchmark figure in performing legerdemain and feats of, well,  magic; but few realize that he was as sceptical of the …

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PREVIEW: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – “Asgard War Part Two: Rescue Me”

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This Sunday, April 17, MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY returns with an all-new episode airing at 8:00am/7:00c on Disney XD. Here’s a preview of the new episode “Asgard War Part Two: Rescue Me” in which the Guardians must work with Thor in order to save Star-Lord who has been captured by Thanos.

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