A Behind-the-Scenes Visit to Grey’s Anatomy Shows There’s a Geeky Side to Every TV Show

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I was more than a bit skeptical about what kind of article I could get out of the visit to the set of Grey’s Anatomy that was part of the press junket I went on last month. What I hadn’t realized is that, behind every successful scripted TV show – regardless of genre – is a team of makers. Continue reading

Meeting the Moms of ABC, or How I Managed Not to Sound Like an Idiot Talking With Jami Gertz and Ming-Na Wen

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Interviewing celebrities is not usually the most comfortable of processes for anyone involved: either you’re doing it remotely via phone or Skype, or you’re sitting in a room in a hotel trying to make the most of the 15 minutes you’ve got. And in either case, the celebrity in question is often either already tired from doing a dozen interviews before you, or is a bit apprehensive because he or she knows there are a dozen more interviews to follow, or both. So it was a hugely refreshing change of pace on the Los Angeles blogger trip I was on a month ago to have the chance to sit down and really chat with a group of ABC TV actresses on a sunny balcony in Burbank. Continue reading

We’ve Got Movie Sign! — Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIX

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With last week’s big reveal that Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be returning to television screens today — National Geographic Channel will air three RiffTrax episodes with Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reprising the roles of Tom Servo and Crow this very evening — you’d be forgiven if you missed the other big MST3K news: the DVD release of Volume XXIX from Shout Factory. Continue reading

The New Atlas Headphones — Best of CES 2014

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Headphones get a lot of use in my household. I’ve worn a few out over the years, and a few others have died prematurely due to poor construction. Some have been tossed due to low budget sound or an uncomfortable fit… or both. I’m not an audiophile by any means, but I know what I like when it comes to listening to my music and playing my games. It’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of MEElectronics sound equipment, and I’ve reviewed a few of their products in the past. So when I read that their new Atlas Headphone was given a Best of CES 2014 award, I had to hear them for myself. Continue reading

Win Transformers: Armada — The Complete Series

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Armada stands out as a particularly interesting point in the Transformers franchise’s history. In the early 2000s this series marked a total reboot to Transformers continuity, and, along with sequels Energon and Cybertron, made up the first portion of what is known as the Unicron Trilogy. Continue reading

It’s Time to Play the Music, It’s Time to Light the Lights

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Got a question for Kermit, Miss Piggy, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, or anyone else involved with Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier or pretty much any ABC TV show you can think of? I might be able to ask it for you when I go to L.A. next week! Continue reading

Live Online Q&A for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey Tonight

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Tune in online to watch a live Q&A with the Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and Seth MacFarlane discussing their new science miniseries COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, tonight at 9-10pm EST at COSMOSonTV.com. Send in your questions via Twitter using #cosmoslive. Continue reading