This past year proved to be a banner year for fans of genre television. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, which where largely viewed as niche programming in the past, have now become almost, if not completely, mainstream.
Christmas. For some it’s a time to reflect on the birth of Jesus. For others, it’s about spending quality time with the family (or pretending to enjoy the company of your in-laws). But if you’re a movie lover, the holiday season is all about bingeing out on your favourite festive flicks while flopped on the couch like a pregnant hippo, preferably with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a box of extremely fattening chocolates within reach of the other.
When Robin Williams sadly passed away on August 11th of this year, he left behind a legacy of great performances, unmatched by few of his peers. He may have begun in comedy, but as this list demonstrates, Williams quickly became as respected as a dramatic actor as he was revered for his comic talents.
Legendary TV producer and writer Glen A. Larson sadly passed away last week aged 77 - Larson was most famous for creating Battlestar Galactica one of the most spectacular and ambitious television programmes ever produced in the 1970s. Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Original Series is being released on Blu-ray for the first time on 24th November 2014 and to celebrate the release we’re remembering some of the most iconic TV shows of the 1970s.
Director Chuck Parello (Henry 2: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Hillside Strangler, Ed Gein) dropped us a line to tell us about his favourite horror movie - John Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece, Halloween.