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Marvel Heroes Weekend on EPIX

News Release: April 27 – 29, EPIX will be hosting Marvel Heroes Weekend – a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and the EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes EPIX Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel’s famed superheroes and their creator features the movies that have led up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of The Avengers on May 4.

“Staff Nicknames”
Stan Lee talks about crediting the writers and artists behind comic books and the fun nicknames given to his staff

“Quitting”
Stan Lee talks about almost quitting the comic book business in the ’60s and how his wife convinced him to give it another shot.

Star Trek TNG Coming to Blu-Ray!

PRESS RELEASE:

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level Blu-ray Disc™ Will Be Released On January 31, 2012
Complete First Season Blu-ray Available Later in 2012

LOS ANGELES – September 28, 2011 – The beloved series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® will be transferred to high-definition for the first time ever and released on Blu-ray™, it was announced today by Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Home Entertainment.

All 178 episodes from seven seasons will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release on Blu-ray and eventual runs on television and digital platforms both domestically and internationally.

“Fans have been clamoring for a high-definition release of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® for years,” said Ross. “Transferring the series to high-definition presented difficult technical challenges, but our team has come up with a process to create true 1080p HD masters with true HD visual effects. We can’t wait to show fans how pristine the series looks and sounds with our upcoming Blu-ray releases.”

Transferring STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® to high-definition presented numerous challenges – The series was originally shot on film and then transferred to videotape, which was used to edit episodes together. In order to create true HD masters, CBS is going back to the original uncut film negative – all 25,000 plus film reels of it – and cutting the episodes together exactly the way they originally aired. The visual effects were all shot on film and will be painstakingly recompositioned, not upconverted from videotape. The newly cut film will then be transferred to true high-definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. Denise and Mike Okuda are consulting on the project.

While the first full season won’t be available until later in 2012, CBS Home Entertainment is releasing STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® – THE NEXT LEVEL, a single Blu-ray disc to give fans a taste of the series in HD, on January 31, 2012. The disc will include the feature-length pilot – “Encounter at Farpoint” – as well as two more “fan favorite” episodes, “The Inner Light” (Season 5) and “Sins of the Father” (Season 3). The single disc will be available for a suggested retail price of $21.99.

One of the most popular series in the STAR TREK franchise, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012. It premiered in first-run syndication during the week of September 28, 1987 and ran through 1994.

Set in the 24th century on the Starship Enterprise, about 100 years after the original STAR TREK series took place, the series starred Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker, LeVar Burton as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge, Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi, Brent Spiner as Lt. Commander Data, Michael Dorn as Lieutenant Worf, Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher and Wil Wheaton as her son Wesley Crusher.

Terra Nova Premieres Monday

Set your DVRs – The Terra Nova Series Premiere is this Monday, September 26 8/7c on FOX.

In 2149, Earth has become uninhabitable for humans with contaminated air and overpopulation. Scientists have discovered an alternate pre-historic Earth and decided that in order to save humanity, they will create communities in the past. The Shannon family is given the chance to join the Terra Nova settlement 85 million years in the past. Starring Jason O’Mara as Jim Shannon, a loving father and former cop and Elisabeth Shannon Shelley Conn as Jim’s wife and a talented doctor the two form a strong family with their children Josh (Landon Liboiron), Maddy (Naomi Scott), and Zoe (Alana Mansour) and are the heart of the show.

Well-cast with fantastic characters, the drama alone would make for a solid show. But adding heart-pounding suspense with dinosaurs and a mysterious rogue group of settlers, Terra Nova is one of the most exciting shows coming to television. The first episode is a 2-hour event, with enough beautiful imagery and special effects, that viewers will forget they’re watching a television show instead of a feature film.

This is a must-see show that will appeal to more than just science fiction fans. With solid characters, mystery, incredible adventure, and spectacular effects, I was certainly impressed with the pilot episode.


For more info on Terra Nova:
http://www.fox.com/terranova

Falling Skies Tonight on TNT

TNT’s new hit scifi drama Falling Skies has already been renewed for a second season. Tonight’s all new episode “What Hides Beneath” holds some shocking revelations and is one of the most exciting yet this season. Action-packed, thrilling suspense, and heart-wrenching drama makes this one of the best shows on tv right now. Fringe’s Blair Brown guest stars as a survivor that Tom stumbles upon while on an information-gathering mission. Don’t miss it!

STARZ Torchwood Miracle Day Premiere Update

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The forth season of Torchwood will be airing exclusively on the STARZ Channel on July 8 at 10pm EST. “Miracle Day” will feature Torchwood stars John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), and Kai Owens (Rhys Williams) as well as newcomers, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins.

Good news for those that don’t have a subscription to STARZ! The first episode will stream online at http://bit.ly/TWMiracleDay on the early morning of 7.8.11 at 12:01am ET/PT. Visit the site for additional information and to join the active community.

Coming This Fall to NBC: Grimm

From Press Release: Grimm is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Those weren’t stories – they were warnings. Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli) thought he prepared himself for the realities of working as a homicide detective until he started seeing things he couldn’t quite explain. When his ailing Aunt Marie (guest star Kate Burton, “Grey’s Anatomy”) arrives, Nick’s life turns upside down when she reveals they are descendants of an elite group of hunters, also known as “Grimms,” who fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. As Nick digs deeper into her past, he realizes that he will have to shoulder the responsibility of his ancestors – and contend with a larger-than-life mythology of the Brothers Grimm that is now all too real. Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star. Grimm is a production of Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner serve as executive producers, Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt are the creators/executive producers and Marc Buckland is the director.

For more information on Grimm, visit the official show site: http://www.nbc.com/grimm/