Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

Which Character Do We Really Need To Meet In Game Of Thrones Season 5?

Every year, Game of Thrones introduces a few new characters to its massive cast. This year, it's Prince Oberyn, the Magnar of Thenn, and a couple others. But which book character absolutely must be introduced in season five, for the whole thing to work? And who do you want to play him or her? » 5/02/14 2:40pm 5/02/14 2:40pm

Imagining Remakes Of Old TV Series

This is the age of the reboot. It's been happening regularly for the last 15 years at least, spurred on, I think, by a few successes like BSG and the Brady Bunch movies. Despite the failure of almost all others, such as Knight Rider, The Bionic Woman, the UK The Avengers movie, the Dukes of Hazzard movie, and Total… » 2/27/14 2:46pm 2/27/14 2:46pm

Mark Sheppard really should play Avon in Syfy's Blake's 7 reboot

Syfy is apparently racing ahead at speed Standard by Six with its remake of Blake's 7, the classic British show about criminals who join a political prisoner to fight an evil space empire. This show will live and die based on the character of Avon, and there's one actor who's uniquely qualified to play him. » 4/30/13 11:47am 4/30/13 11:47am