This week on the show: New lost episodes of Doctor Who discovered, the complete Top Cow Pilot Season 2011 gets reviewed, and what comics should a conservative community stock in their library?
Show Notes after the Jump!
Milo Ventimiglia, from NBC’s Heroes, was on the Today Show this week pimping the return of the television show, and in the process talking about his interest in comic books, and more specifically, his own Berserker series from Top Cow.
Since its debut on the Sci-Fi Channel, my wife and I have been fans of Eureka.Â When Boom! Studios announced it was bringing one of the highest rated cable series to comic form, I knew it was somethingÂ worth checking out.Â The first issue doesnâ€™t arrive until February 4, 2009, but Major Spoilers is able to bring you an early review of the series that fills the space between seasons.
H’wood is once again throwing originality out the window and diving into your childhood to bring the A-Team television show to the big screen.Â Ridley Scott, Jules Daly, and Stephen J. Cannell are all on board to produce the film with Joe Carnahan set to direct.
Carnahan and the Scott brothers say they will use the original premise of the series as the template for an action film. In the original, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.
The Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.
“This was a coveted property, and reimagining a show that I remembered as a kid was tough to turn down,” Carnahan said. “Fox hired me to make it as emotional, real and accessible as possible without cheesing it up.”
How ’bout this smarty pants – if it was a beloved childhood television show, why not turn on TVLand and watch it there instead of raping our memories?Â As B.A. Baracus would say, “I pitty the fool that can’t be original”.
Sad news today, as a friend of the Eartha Kitt family reports that the singer and actress has passed at 81 years of age.Â Most readers of Major Spoilers will remember Kitt as the second Catwoman from the 1967-1968 Batman television show.
Kitt, a self-proclaimed “sex kitten” famous for her catlike purr, was one of America’s most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and getting a third nomination. She also was nominated for two Tony Awards and a Grammy.
She will be missed.
IDW is releasing a new five-issue series based on the continuity of Cartoon Network’s Transformers animated television show.
In â€œDispatches,â€ Animated series head writer Marty Isenberg, along with artist Dario Brizuela take a brand-new look at the story behind the AUTOBOTSâ€™ arrival on Earth. Youâ€™ve seen the Animated movie, but do you know the whole story? You will as ULTRA MAGNUS, SENTINEL PRIME, STARSCREAM, BLACKARACHNIA, and many more tell their sides of the story that started it all! The TRANSFORMERS Animated series will also feature OILSLICK, who was originally intended to be a toy-only character, but the creators found a place to fit him into the comic.
Transformers Animated: The Arrival #1 will sell for $3.99.
Spinning out of the CBS television show Ghost Whisperer, IDW Publishing has a five issue mini-series featuring Melinda Gordon, the medium who helps ghosts cross over. The mini-series is written by Carrie Smith and Becca Smith – writers for the television show.