The Ultimate Formula for Recapping Alcatraz Episodes

Alcatraz is a fun, solid show about a motley trio chasing down time-traveling convicts (and guards) from the legendary 1960s prison. It's all good creepy fun, if not exactly earth-shattering so far. But it's also true that pretty much every episode seems to include the same basic elements, with a few tweaks here and… » 1/31/12 4:10pm 1/31/12 4:10pm

It's official: Jorge Garcia is the best thing about Alcatraz

We've always liked Jorge Garcia on Lost, but he's really stretching his acting muscles on his new show, Alcatraz. And somehow he's managing to act rings around not just Sarah Jones but Sam Neill too. Actually there are two things to love about Alcatraz, especially based on last night's episode — Garcia's… » 1/24/12 4:26pm 1/24/12 4:26pm

Are we reaching the end of the J.J. Abrams era of television?

J.J. Abrams' new series Alcatraz, debuting tonight, feels very much like an attempt to recapture the glories of Lost. It features yet another mystery on an island, and the return of Jorge Garcia. The show was created by a Lost writer — who was replaced during production. And there are lots of random little mysteries… » 1/16/12 12:40pm 1/16/12 12:40pm

Alcatraz creator Liz Sarnoff explains how to keep actors in suspense

Alcatraz might be the most mysterious and creepy J.J. Abrams production yet — it involves criminals from the famous island prison disappearing in the past and reappearing, without having aged at all, in the present. These time-displaced criminals wreak havoc in present-day San Francisco. » 12/13/11 1:40pm 12/13/11 1:40pm

Alan Grant's velociraptor speech from Jurassic Park, animated with toy…

Tal Moskovich has taken Sam Neill's famous velociraptor monologue from Jurassic Park and turned it into a nifty animated short using some unusually sinister toy dinosaurs. Note: the raptors weren't really that big. » 8/23/11 7:30am 8/23/11 7:30am

Could J.J. Abrams' new show be more bizarre than Lost? Here's…

As J.J. Abrams preps to shoot his new mysterious, (possibly) time-traveling TV series Alcatraz, we're piecing together the trail of clues Abrams has left. What is this show about? Astral-projecting convicts, ancient magic, science? Here's what we know. Spoilers/speculation ahead... » 1/20/11 1:08pm 1/20/11 1:08pm

Watch Vampire Bill fight the new Ice Age in the first trailer for ICE

Vampire Bill knows that the world is approaching the next Ice Age, and yet no one will believe him! Watch Stephen Moyer give his best "angry scientist" in the new trailer for the adaptation of James Follet's disaster novel, ICE! » 10/28/10 6:30am 10/28/10 6:30am