Numbering Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) among its creators, Lantern City is a new, ongoing series from Archaia and Macrocosm – a steampunk/espionage series that looks at what one might do to save loved ones.
Intriguingly, Lantern city is part of ‘a larger transmedia Universe’ in which an illustrated novel, Rise, has already been published and a television series is currently in ‘active development.’
Lantern City is about the travails of Sander Jorve, a lower class worker, who is persuaded by his brother-in-law Kendal to infiltrate the ranks of The Guard – setting him on a path that threaten the status quo of the class system and his own beliefs.
Lantern City #1 will be in comics shops on May 13th. Follow the jump for details.
Continue reading Espionage + Steampunk = Archaia’s Lantern City!
It was the Eighties, a time when beautiful housewives with big hair were too busy getting into escapades with handsome spies with manly names to worry about being desperate! It was a time when shows with a touch of innocence to them like Scarecrow and Mrs. King ruled the network ratings.
Amanda King (Kate Jackson) is a suburbanite widow with two young sons Jamie (Greg Morton) and Philip (Paul Stout). Lee Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner) is the suave and handsome American spy with the code name of Scarecrow. Together, they go undercover to oust the bad guys; all the while trading battle-of-sexes verbal jabs. The hit series , created by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Lemming,mixed comedy and intrigued that came from the seemingly mismatched pairing of an independent housewife and a worldly, slightly jaded spy as undercover operatives. The stories were sometimes highly implausible, such as a thirty-something housewife being targeted by a white slavery ring. Yet there were really powerful episodes such as the one titled Odds on a Dead Pigeon in which the versatile Kate Jackson plays a duel role: Amanda King and that of a look-alike deadly assassin.
Continue reading DVD Review-Scarecrow & Mrs. King: The Complete Second Season – Reliving Lighthearted Eighties Television
One of Roger Corman’s important rules is that you don’t show the monster right away [a rule that a number of his productions for Syfy has ignored] – partly because what you imagine is scarier than anything you can put on screen, and partly because his usual budget didn’t allow for monsters that would hold up until intense scrutiny. Area 51 [Syfy, 9/8C] schools the master in that regard – also in smarts, suspense, effects and sheer fun.
Continue reading Area 51 Out-Cormans Corman!