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New Age X-Files

New Age X-Files

Stephen Lyons, Associate Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Retro Rewatch

While the X-Files is a corner stone of TV for the genre of paranormal procedural series. In 2008 a new franchise hit the air to challenge this. Fringe is a show born from the hole X-Files left when it went finished its run on television. Taking the idea of FBI agents investigating weird occurrences. Fringe...

The Little Spy Show That Could

The Little Spy Show That Could

Stephen Lyons, Associate Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Retro Rewatch

Zachary Levi will star in Shazam!  in April of 2019 as the titular super hero. Before that though for five seasons he was to a legion of adoring fans Charles "Chuck" Bartowski. An intelligent, but unmotivated employee of the Buy More(a.k.a Best Buy) as a member of the Nerd Herd(a.k.a. Geek Squad). ...

Hell’s Angel

Hell’s Angel

Stephen Lyons, Associate Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Retro Rewatch

A few Rewatches ago I talked about my love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The tales of the blonde slayer wouldn't be complete without a journey to visit her tall, dark, used to be evil, on-again, off-again boyfriend, Angel. For three seasons the vampire with a soul worked with Buffy and the Scoobies to save ...

First Rule, You Don’t Talk About It

First Rule, You Don’t Talk About It

Stephen Lyons

September 13, 2018


Filed under Retro Rewatch

In October of 1999 a movie came out that punched the world in the face. It was based on a book that came out in 1996 that also punched the world in the face. It is a coming of age film for a generation that came of age wanting to flip off the establishment. That film was Fight Club. And this tim...

Fantasy Football’s Finest

Fantasy Football’s Finest

Stephen Lyons, Associate Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Retro Rewatch

From October 2009 to December 2015 fantasy football players around the world had a program that showed the rigorous trials and tribulations of being in a fantasy football league. A program that not only had a group of friends who would do anything to win a trophy and stop at nothing to escape the dreaded...

The Detective Who Came From Mars

The Detective Who Came From Mars

Stephen Lyons, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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In 2004, TV screens across the globe were introduced a teen noir mystery drama series. Veronica Mars, also the name of the protagonist of the series. Kristen Bell plays Veronica Mars, a high school and later college student, who after many years of helping her private investigator father, also wor...

Adventure Has a Name

Adventure Has a Name

Stephen Lyons, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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As readers of this column have noticed, I've done all TV series, it's time to change things up. The first movie series I've decided to watch, in this columnist's humble opinion, is the greatest franchise in the history of franchises. Indiana Jones is my favorite franchise of all time and I will s...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a CW show that lasted 10 Seasons

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a CW show that lasted 10 Seasons

Stephen Lyons, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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In October 2001, a program launched that not only lasted a multitude of seasons but also kick started the young adult superhero drama that dominates many channels. Smallville was a 10 season spanning drama with over 200 episodes becoming, at the time, the longest running North American science fiction ...

Maybe You Can Help Solve a Mystery

Maybe You Can Help Solve a Mystery

Stephen Lyons, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Retro Rewatch

Murders, strange disappearances, con artists, lost treasures, aliens, ghosts, monsters, lost loves, conspiracies, and so much more were covered on Unsolved Mysteries. In 1987, actor Raymond Burr hosted the first special of the series. The next two specials were hosted by Karl Malden, until finally ...

Can I get a Whoa, Bundy

Can I get a Whoa, Bundy

Stephen Lyons, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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There are hundreds of ideas for what is the prefect TV family. Some say it's the Cosby family, not so much anymore, but they used to. Some say the Keaton family from Family Ties. Others pick those lovely Bradys' in the Brady Bunch. Some even say the Bunkers' from All in the Family. But there is only ...

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