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‘Agents of Shield’ Star Jeff Ward Talks Season 5 Time Jump, Star-Lord Comparisons & That Major Daisy Reveal

‘Agents of Shield’ Star Jeff Ward Talks Season 5 Time Jump, Star-Lord Comparisons & That Major Daisy Reveal
Turns out, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t just in space -- they’re in the future!

ABC’s Marvel series made the jaw-dropping reveal in their two-part season five premiere on Friday, as the agents learned that a mysterious new monolith had transported them not just into outer space, but far into a future where Earth has long-since been destroyed -- by one of their own, no less.

In this bleak new world, the Kree rule over what remains of humanity, who live out a desolate existence in a sector of a massive space station known as The Lighthouse. As the agents struggle to come to terms with where -- andwhen -- they are, they meet Deke (Jeff Ward) and Tess (Eve Harlow), citizens of The Lighthouse who end up becoming their unwitting guides to life in this dreary dystopia.

Et spoke with Ward over the phone a few days before the premiere to get a better
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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Last season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was its absolute best yet, and for a variety of reasons. The main one being its 10:00 p.m. time slot allowing for darker subject matter ranging from a fully realized Ghost Rider to bloodcurdling androids.

Unfortunately, season 4 ended with a mixed bag of a finale, leaving some of the show’s most loyal fans a bit cold thanks to a lack of resolution for just about every character except for Holden Radcliffe, who did manage to bow out in the best possible way. Aside from a few fun moments, including some thrilling onscreen action with Ghost Rider and Quake tearing through LMDs, “World’s End” didn’t quite live up to its own titular sense of…well, an ending.

Just as the team found its chance to process the aftermath of the Framework, Talbot’s shooting,
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Why a Show Cancellation is Sometimes a Gift

In 2003, after one critically-acclaimed—but thinly-watched—season, Joss Whedon’s sci-fi/western series Firefly was canceled by their network, Fox. Now, fourteen years and one movie later, fans haven’t stopped clamoring for a revival. Even the show’s lead, Nathan Fillion, still pines for his life on the starship Serenity. In 2006, the same network canceled another critical hit: Arrested Development. The cancellation drew the ire of the shows (small, but) passionate fan base. The loud, persistent demands for a renewal were amplified when the show became a post-network hit on Netflix. Those demands were eventually met: ten years after the show’s first premiere, Netflix released a

Why a Show Cancellation is Sometimes a Gift
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Why Joss Whedon should not direct Batgirl

Ricky Church on why Joss Whedon shouldn’t direct Batgirl

Earlier this week the internet was filled with a lot of rumours that Warner Bros. was no longer interested in a Joss Whedon-directed Batgirl film. Though Whedon has created some of the best stories for the comic or sci-fi genre, from Avengers to Buffy The Vampire Slayer to Firefly, he is not without controversy, now more than ever. As of now, it has been denied that Whedon has been or will be fired from Batgirl, but would it even be a bad thing if he didn’t direct? In my opinion, he’s no longer the right person to bring Batgirl to life.

Some spoilers for Justice League follow…

After taking control of Justice League in the wake of Zack Snyder’s departure from the film due to a family tragedy earlier this year, Whedon conducted reshoots of the
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9 Comic Book TV Shows That Were Canceled Way Too Soon

Right now, we have an abundance of comic book TV shows to keep us busy. Some of them are really good, such as The Gifted, while others are rapidly plummeting in quality, like The Walking Dead. Nonetheless, if you’re a comic book fan, you’re certainly spoilt for choice in this day and age.

The entertainment industry isn’t always fair, though, and we’ve seen a whole bunch of impressive comic book shows get canceled when we felt like they were only getting started. Sometimes, no matter how much we support a show and tell all our friends about it, the wider audience doesn’t get behind it and the execs kick it to the curb.

As such, we’ve gone back in time and selected nine comic book series that got canceled too soon. Before you ask why Joss Whedon’s Firefly isn’t on this list,
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The Rookie: new Nathan Fillion TV series on the way

Joseph Baxter Oct 30, 2017

Nathan Fillion will soon be back at the former home of Castle, ABC, to star in a new dramedy series called The Rookie...

Nathan Fillion’s starring role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Fox’s ahead-of-its-time space/sci-fi/western series Firefly will likely be forever considered the elephant in the room that is his career. Yet, his 2009-2016 run – opposite Stana Katic – as the title star of ABC crime procedural Castle was, in actuality, the most prominent gig of his career. Now, a year and a half after that series came to a (controversially sloppy) close, Fillion has finalised a deal to return to ABC with a series called The Rookie.

ABC has emerged the winner in a competitive situation to acquire The Rookie, reports Deadline. With the network giving a straight-to-series order, Nathan Fillion will not only serve as star, but has also nabbed an executive producer slot.
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The Rookie: ABC Orders Nathan Fillion (Castle) Series

Just because they cancelled Castle doesn't mean the Alphabet Network is done with its male lead. ABC has ordered The Rookie TV show, starring Firefly veteran Nathan Fillion straight to series. Deadline reports ABC snagged The Rookie in a competitive situation. In addition to starring, Fillion will also executive produce the new "light" crime drama with Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley. Read More…
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Alan Tudyk Exits Steve Martin’s Broadway Comedy ‘Meteor Shower’ Over ‘Creative Differences’

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Alan Tudyk Exits Steve Martin’s Broadway Comedy ‘Meteor Shower’ Over ‘Creative Differences’
Firefly” and “Suburbatory” star Alan Tudyk has left Steve Martin’s upcoming Broadway comedy “Meteor Shower” just weeks before it’s scheduled to begin performances due to the time-honored “creative differences.” Jeremy Shamos, a Tony nominee for “Clybourne Park” who most recently appeared in “The Big Sick,” will replace him in the role, producers Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson announced on Monday. Shamos will now play the husband of Amy Schumer’s character in the show, which follows two couples in the middle of marital freefall at a dinner party in Ojai, California. Also Read: 'Tiny Beautiful Things' Theater Review: Nia Vardalos Provides.
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Blu-ray Review – Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Created by Joss Whedon.

Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.

Synopsis:

Joss Whedon’s cult show Firefly has been reissued on Blu-ray in a new set that includes some nice packaging, a poster, and character cards. It doesn’t include any new bonus features, so if you have the previously issued Blu-ray set, you’re not missing anything in that department. However, the Blu-rays do have a couple things not found in the original DVD collection, so this is a worthwhile pick-up for those who haven’t grabbed Firefly on Blu-ray yet.

I admit I didn’t catch Joss Whedon’s Firefly when it first aired on Fox in the fall of 2002. My wife and I had welcomed a baby to our family that summer, so between that and a move to another city,
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'Firefly' at 15: How a Canceled Show Became a Cult Favorite

It was the unlikeliest of invitations. Writer-producer Tim Minear had gotten to know fellow TV wunderkind Joss Whedon while working his Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, and one day in 2001, Whedon approached him with what had to be one of the stranger requests he'd ever had.

"He told me, 'I have a spaceship and I want you to come and play in it,'" recalls Minear, who now runs FX anthologies American Horror Story and Feud.

That craft turned out to be a pilot Whedon had written called Firefly, which he saw as a TV twofer: part space opera and...
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Review: Gotham The Complete Third Season

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Despite their wealth and social status. Thomas and Martha Wayne were victims of random violence in a city filled with such acts on an hourly basis. The robbery and dual murders could have happened to anyone which makes Bruce Wayne a sympathetic character – he could be us. His training to become Batman resonates because any of us could dedicate ourselves both mentally and physical to perfection in order to prevent others from becoming victims.

Unless you’re watching the mess that is Gotham. There, the everyman aspect has been stripped away from the event so here, in this twisted version of the comics, we learn their murders was ordered by the Court of Owls which is somehow tied in to the utterly corrupt Board of Directions of Wayne Enterprises.

With Gotham The Complete Third Season out now on Blu-ray from Warner Home Entertainment, we can relive the harebrained plotted which
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John Ostrander: Should This Man Be Considered A Role Model?

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“I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me.”

—Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1

Joss Whedon created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is credited with writing strong female roles and espousing feminist ideals – but not by his ex-wife, Kai Cole, who on the blog The Wrap accused him of being a serial cheater during their marriage and was a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.” This has led to a number of (now ex) fans venting their anger and feelings of betrayal.

Is it true? I dunno. I don’t know Whedon and Cole personally. Could she be lying? Possibly. Could he be an asshole? Possibly. It’s not the point of this column, however. The question I want to consider is – should Whedon, or any artist or celebrity, be considered a role model?

A role model is
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‘Con Man’ Creator/Star Alan Tudyk Talks Possible Syfy Expansion For Short Form Comedy Series

A prolific actor and voiceover artist earning his first Emmy nomination this year for Con Man—a short-form comedy series of his own creation in which he also stars—Alan Tudyk has to be one of the most versatile performers in Hollywood today. Appearing in dramas like Trumbo and 3:10 to Yuma and instant animated classics including Moana and Zootopia, Tudyk is perhaps best known for his sci-fi outings—particularly Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly, which has given the actor…
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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

See related
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Buffy and Firefly anniversary box-sets arriving this Sept

Louisa Mellor Aug 24, 2017

Buffy and Firefly completists might want to start saving up for two new anniversary box-sets coming out this September...

This year, Buffy The Vampire Slayer celebrated its twentieth birthday, an occasion to be marked by the release of a new commemorative box-set coming out on the 18th of September.

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Joining it will be a new Firefly collectors' DVD and Blu-ray collection, released on the 11th of September and celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of another very fine Joss Whedon-produced show.

According to the official press bumf, here are the special features fans can expect to find in each set. First up, Buffy, which is currently on at £80.64:

· Cast and crew commentaries · Featurettes · Outtakes · Easter eggs
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Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife Writes Scathing Essay Claiming He Cheated Repeatedly During Their Marriage

Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife Writes Scathing Essay Claiming He Cheated Repeatedly During Their Marriage
Joss Whedon‘s ex-wife, Kai Cole, has called the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and Avengers director a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals” who engaged in a series of infidelities throughout their marriage.

In a scathing guest blog post for The Wrap detailing her side of their 16-year marriage, Cole spoke against her ex’s reputation as a writer of strong female characters.

A spokesperson for Whedon told The Wrap in response, “While this account includes inaccuracies and misrepresentations which can be harmful to their family, Joss is not commenting, out of concern for his children and out of respect for his ex-wife.
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Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ The Complete Series Blu-ray Coming for 15th Anniversary

Joss Whedon's first and only season of Firefly will ride again on September 19th with a new complete series Blu-ray release to celebrate the 15th anniversary this year.

Firefly's notable anniversary makes its a prime time to redeliver the series on Blu-ray. If you've been in the market for the previous edition of Firefly The Complete Series on Blu-ray, you've likely noticed the inflated secondary market prices for that out-of-print release. This new release will meet that demand.

It wouldn't make much sense to celebrate Firefly's 15th anniversary without some exclusive content and Fox aims to please in that department. The Firefly 15gh anniversary Blu-ray includes an exclusive Firefly poster and collectible character cards for a limited time only.

The legacy bonus features included are:

“Here’s How It Was: The Making of Firefly” Featurette

Firefly Cast Roundtable: Lunch with Joss, Nathan, Alan and Ron”

Serenity: The 10th Character
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Buffy, Firefly Receive Anniversary Box set with Collector’s Items

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Boxed Set

The teen years can be brutal. Especially when you’re Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) — a Sunnydale High School student destined to slay supernatural, blood-sucking baddies instead of hanging out at the mall. Over the seven seasons of this thrilling, witty show, Buffy struggles to maintain allies in the fight against evil, while also engaging in on-off romances with a moody vampire (David Boreanaz) or two (James Marsters). Now you can own this 39-disc set containing all 144 episodes of one of the smartest, funniest, most action-packed series ever to slay on the small screen — also starring Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head and Nicholas Brendon.

Bonus Features:

**New** Official Buffy Dark Horse Comic Book Featuring Exclusive Cover and Coloring Sheet Inside Packaging as a Gift With Purchase for Limited Time Only Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete
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The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years

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The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years
In the age of peak TV, we’ve gotten to see many series which are constructed to be satisfying after just one season of storytelling. But it’s important to remember that this is a relatively new phenomenon, that all too often, potentially great shows will get cancelled before getting the chance to reach their full potential.

Read More:8 Cancelled TV Shows That Got A ‘Twin Peaks’-Style Revival

The list below focuses on scripted series, reaching back over two decades to cover some of television history’s most disappointing ends. The aim is to remember some of network and cable’s most audacious experiments, for better and for worse.

25. “Almost Human” (2013-2014)

In many ways, “Almost Human” was deeply flawed to a degree that made its cancellation understandable — it struggled to balance too many plot threads with an over-reliance on recycled world-building, ultimately failing to coalesce despite some ambitious
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The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years

The 25 Best One-Season Television Shows of the Last 25 Years
In the age of peak TV, we’ve gotten to see many series which are constructed to be satisfying after just one season of storytelling. But it’s important to remember that this is a relatively new phenomenon, that all too often, potentially great shows will get cancelled before getting the chance to reach their full potential.

Read More:8 Cancelled TV Shows That Got A ‘Twin Peaks’-Style Revival

The list below focuses on scripted series, reaching back over two decades to cover some of television history’s most disappointing ends. The aim is to remember some of network and cable’s most audacious experiments, for better and for worse.

25. “Almost Human” (2013-2014)

In many ways, “Almost Human” was deeply flawed to a degree that made its cancellation understandable — it struggled to balance too many plot threads with an over-reliance on recycled world-building, ultimately failing to coalesce despite some ambitious
See full article at Indiewire Television »
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