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AUDIO: DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT: “Flying Saucers”!

Posted in Audio, Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by ghostradioworld

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There are all kinds of dangers an adventurer might face.  But nothing more intriguing than …

“Flying Saucers” originally aired on “Dangerous Assignment” on April 17, 1950.    This is one of the shows from the early fifties that had both radio and television versions airing at the same time, and featuring the same cast.  The TV series was somewhat obscure, and hard to find.  But now, thanks to Hulu, the series can be watched for free.  The television series only had a single 39 episode season.  Hulu has made all the episodes available.  The radio series ran for three years.  About 90 episodes have survived.  But series star the always reliable Brian Donlevy.

THE EXORCIST Television Remake Not a Remake, Claims Author!

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Yesterday, Vulture, in an “exclusive” story reported that Morgan Creek was developing a ten part television remake of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist.   This production will be directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and produced by Roy Lee (The Departed and The Ring).  However, later in the day, Mark Kermode on his Radio 5 film review program, quoted the following from an email he’d received from William Peter Blatty:

As for The Exorcist TV series, in as much as I have no idea what the script looks like,  it certainly does not have my blessing.    I was never consulted or even told about it by Morgan Creek. … it cannot be a TV remake of my novel to which they have no right whatever …

So, if this isn’t a remake of The Exorcist, what is it?  Well, Kermode suggested,  Morgan Creek did some of The Exorcist sequels so they retain rights to some characters and story elements.  Hmmm … let’s return to the original Vulture article which states:

Unlike the iconic 1973 film, Durkin’s version of The Exorcist follows the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it …

So, actually, it sounds like they are remaking the prequel and sequels to which they hold rights and not the original novel.   Yawn.

Audio: HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL – “The Monster on Moonridge”

Posted in Audio, Ghosts, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2011 by ghostradioworld

We were a bit puzzled about how to feature a bit of Old Time Radio that would in some way honor the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek.  Then we had a brainstorm:  How about an episode of the “Have Gun Will Travel” radio show, based on a script by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry?  And it’s an episode with a horror element.  Pretty cool, huh?

“Have Gun Will Travel” was a great TV series.  But many actually prefer the radio version.  We’re not sure about that.  But we think it’s a great series and  John Dehner is wonderful in the lead role originated by Richard Boone on TV.

Video: Batgirl Promo!

Posted in Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Check out this promo for the new CGI “Batgirl” television series!  It aired after the season finale of “The Brave and the Bold”.  Pretty cool, huh?  Can’t wait?

Not so fast.

Find out the skinny on this series after the jump …

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New Network Genre Shows for Fall!

Posted in Books, Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by ghostradioworld

For most the fall TV season is just a chance to enjoy returning favorites or sample something new.  But fans of science fiction, horror and fantasy have another agenda entirely:  They want to know about the new genre shows.  Shows that likely will have a tough time with critics and the ratings.  But may include another “Star Trek”, “X-Files” or “Lost”.  In fact, it may be the new show that they (heck, we!) will be obsessed with for the next decade.

In light of this, we’re offering you this run-down with trailers of all the genre shows on the Network this fall.  (And one midseason show because we couldn’t resist.)

And we start with ABC after the jump ….

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A New Way to Save Cancelled Shows!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Did you favorite show just get cancelled?  Would you do anything to get it back?  but you don’t know where to start or what to do.  Well, a new website has been created that could be just what you’re looking for.  The site (www.iwantmyshowback.com) attempts to harness this energy and help get any or all cancelled shows back on the air.

More after the jump …..

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Kirkman Says: Cool Stuff Ahead For Season 2 of “Walking Dead”!

Posted in Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by ghostradioworld

In an interview with Collider, Robert Kirkman creator the “Walking Dead” comic, has this to say about what’s coming up on the season two of the small screen adaptation:

[Y]ou can’t even see the bar because it’s been raised so much. There is all kinds of crazy stuff that is coming up. I’m really excited. I mean, you get 8 guys that like zombies that know they are doing a T.V. show like The Walking Dead, and they know that you can get away with the kind of things that we got away with on the first season. It really becomes just an effort to just find that thing that AMC is going to make us change. So we all sitting there going, “Oh, they are going to make us change that!” So there is a lot of cool stuff coming up.

We can’t wait.

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