Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is a series about fighting one’s demons – whatever they may be – using a combination of characters from great literature and original ones.
The series opened as a tale of a man trying to save his daughter from vampires and gradually, subtly shifted to his surrogate daughter’s fight for her soul. It was, in short, a masterpiece of supernatural suspense.
Penny Dreadful: The Complete Series is in stores tomorrow.
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The Doctor Who serial Power of the Daleks made television for one very simple reason: it marked the first time that a Doctor regenerated. In the opening moments, William Hartnell’s crusty grandfather-type gave way to Patrick Troughton’s cosmic hobo – and even his companions didn’t know what to make of him.
Troughton’s second Doctor was more than a bit sillier than the original, but not less intelligent and resourceful. This was a Doctor who talked to himself and played his recorder to help him think.
After a well-received screening on BBC America, Power of the Daleks is now available on home video (DVD only, it appears).
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The long standing licensing feud seems to be over. The classic Batman Series from the 60s is finally coming home. Many people thought Conan O’Brien was joking when he tweeted about this earlier, but darn if he wasn’t right. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will distribute the long-awaited BATMAN live-action television series (1966-68) as a complete box set later in 2014. More information to come. Obvious question is “Will there be a Blu-ray set.”
I can’t say that I’m particularly surprised by this announcement, Warner and DC did a lot of promotion of the Batman 66 during last year’s SDCC. Of course it turned out to be for the Comixology Digital Exclusive Comic. But hey, this was just logical.
One of the major announcements to come out of today’s Microsoft E3 Press Conference is the 360 Dashboard is going to get a major overhaul this fall. It’s going to be in 3D, feature avatars (which looks amazingly lame), easier live group chatting, Netflix Streaming, the ability to rip games to your HD and play them. This will be awesome because it’ll mean no more disk drive noise. Here is an open letter Xbox LIVE GM Marc Whitten (Notwen) posted on Major Nelson’s website.
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