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Marvel Announces: True Believers “The Criminally Insane” For January

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Marvel has revealed that the next round of one-dollar True Believers comic books will surround the Ravencroft Asylum for the criminally insane. These issues bring the Marvel Universe’s most insidious of super-villains into your home and will span 32 pages. It’s always great to grab a bunch of comics for a buck apiece and now let’s review the issues being presented and the cover art.

TRUE BELIEVERS: THE CRIMINALLY INSANE – BULLSEYE #1 – Reprinting Daredevil (1964) #131

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“True Believers: “The Criminally Insane: Bullseye” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: THE CRIMINALLY INSANE – GREEN GOBLIN #1 – Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #14

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“True Believers: “The Criminally Insane: Green Goblin” #1

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Presenting The 44th Annual Saturn Awards Winners

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It was a few short months ago that I shared the nominees for the 44th Annual Saturn Awards. It was my very first time showcasing these particular awards in our narratives but with my continuing to serve up as much of the proper geek stuff in our Pop Culture focuses, this celebration fits right in. The winners were all revealed yesterday so check out who won out in the eyes of the votes in this committee. That’s the folks from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in case you forgot. To make this an easier list to digest, I’ve left the nominees rundown in as well so you can see who won big out of the batch. It’s very likely that some of your favorites won while others did not. Let’s check it out. I’ll come back at the close for a few additional thoughts.


Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:
WINNER – Black Panther (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Logan (20th Century Fox)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony / Marvel)
Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.)

Best Science Fiction Release:
Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox)
WINNER – Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.)
Life (Columbia Pictures / Sony)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (STX Films / EuropaCorp)
War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox)
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Airing Tonight: “Dracula” (10/25/2013)

We love the classic monsters as much as any of the others out there and since the clips for this particular television show looked interesting I wanted to share with the readers that NBC’s “Dracula” begins airing tonight and premiere’s its first episode.

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According to the show’s Wikipedia entry “The series introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.” – I’ll admit that sounds kind of interesting to me. Dracula who is the embodiment of evil fighting against an even greater threat. It could work out. Will this be a show that you will sink your teeth into? I am sorry for going for that joke but it was a perfect fit.

Main Cast:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes
Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona
Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing
Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby
Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker
Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield
Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra

Recurring Cast:
Ben Miles as Browning, the leader of the Order of the Dragon.
Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport
Miklós Bányai as Szabo
Phil McKee as Joseph Kowalski
Anthony Calf as Dr. William Murray
Jemma Redgrave as Minerva Westenra
Tamer Hassan as Kaha Ruma aka “The Moroccan”

Clips, photos and I am sure that even some recent episodes can be enjoyed via the show’s official website which is linked below.

Official Website: http://www.nbc.com/dracula

Smithsonian Networks presents “The Vampire Princess”

Title: “The Vampire Princess”
Studio: Smithsonian Networks
Release Date: 10/14/2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating: 3.5/5

If you are a Horror fan and have never seen the original film “Dracula” or even its remake, then you need to stop reading now, take care of business and then return to be a little more up to speed on things. If you have then we can safely and easily continue because the Smithsonian Networks film “The Vampire Princess” discusses some of the potential histories that just might have led up to the inspiration behind the writing of this classic work of literature. From the moment it begins, this historical journey reminded me a lot of a show I grew up on entitled “In Search Of”; this was a great mystery meets documentary series hosted by Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy. The premise of “The Vampire Princess” takes the view that instead of a man being the sinister player that “Dracula” was modeled after that it was instead done based on the life and hard fate that was experienced by a real 18th century bohemian princess by the name of Eleonore von Schwarzenberg. It is possible after all and when the viewer watches this film they might agree with me.
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