It Came From The Tube: Midnight Offerings (1981)

By the early ‘80s, Melissa Sue Anderson was ready to get some dirt under Mary Ingall’s fingernails, and shed her squeaky clean image. Late in ’81 she would entertain horror audiences with her big ...

7 TV shows with ‘wolf’ in the title that don’t feature a single wolf…until now

Louisa Mellor Sep 9, 2016 These 7 TV shows were making false wolf-related promises. With the help of Ms Paint and a lack of journalistic dignity, we fixed that… Den Of Geek has no truck with the ...

John Ostrander: Nasty Surprises

I’ve heard it said that old friends are the best friends. That makes sense to me. Over time, you’ve shared experiences together, both good and bad. You’ve grown to know each other, to know the little ...

John Ostrander: Origins

As I mentioned in a previous column, I’ve been on a Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe reading/re-reading jag as of late and have been enjoying it greatly. As other commentators have noted, the pleasure in the Nero ...

John Ostrander: Nero Wolfe Revisited

My mother once told me that an odd pleasure she had in growing older was that she could go back to favorite books, particularly mysteries, and enjoy them all over again because she didn’t remember the ...

Mike Gold: Alfred, Master of the Butlerverse!

When it comes to the world of heroic fantasy, there have been a hell of a lot of really great butlers. We’ve got such luminaries as Ram Singh (The Spider), Bernardo (Zorro), Cadbury (Richie Rich), ...

Why Dramas Like 'Bates Motel' Are So Important for A&E, Even When the Network's Topping the Reality Rankings With 'Duck Dynasty'

Why Dramas Like 'Bates Motel' Are So Important for A&E, Even When the Network's Topping the Reality Rankings With 'Duck Dynasty' When it launched in 1984, A&E was called The Arts & Entertainment Network and aired the type of performing arts, British mysteries and doc programming previously reserved for PBS. The channel quickly ...

Olga Kurylenko and Bill Smitrovich join Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man'

Olga Kurylenko and Bill Smitrovich join Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man' Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is getting ready to start filming his next movie, "November Man." Directed by Roger Donaldson ("The Bank Job"), the film also stars Olga Kurylenko ("Oblivion"), Luke ...

DVD Shelf Library

One of our recurring segments on The Televerse is The DVD Shelf, where guests come on to talk with us about one of their favorite series no longer on the air. Here is a library of the DVD Shelfs and ...

The Shipping News Valentine's Special

Ah, Valentine’s Day. We’ve officially entered the season of love, romance, and overpriced chocolate. Here to help you get in the mood, your five rotating Siipping News columnists Hannah, Yvonne, ...

The Televerse #50- Spotlight on Breaking Bad/Nero Wolfe with Tyler Smith

It’s another long one this week, as, despite the Olympics taking over primetime, there was interesting television galore this week. After running through Our Week in TV as quickly as feasible, ...

Max Allan Collins (‘Road to Perdition’) on carrying on Mickey Spillane’s legacy

A week before he died in 2006, author Mickey Spillane turned to his wife and said, “When I’m gone, there’s going to be a treasure hunt around here. Take everything you find and give it to Max – he’ll ...

Notes and queries: Who is the greatest fictional detective?

Plus: Is the air fresher in a forest? Why do men bother shaving? Who is the greatest fictional detective? Holmes? Marlowe? Marple? Philip Marlowe didn't solve all his crimes; his main business was ...

Obsessive, Compulsive, Procedural #6: ‘Covert Affairs’

Covert Affairs Created by Chris Ord and Matt Corman imdb, USA, Tuesdays at 10Pm 2.01 Begin the Begin Directed by Kate Wood, Written by Chris Ord and Matt Corman 2.02 Good Advices Directed by Ken ...

Warner Bros. Bringing Lew Archer To Screen With The Galton Case

You gotta love a good detective story. Hollywood certainly does, and over the years some of the best fictional detectives have made their way onto TV and movie screens, played by actors ranging from ...

How Peter Falk Made Lt. Columbo Iconic

How Peter Falk Made Lt. Columbo Iconic Everett Peter Falk Before Peter Falk came along with his iconic portrayal of Lt. Columbo, TV detectives were never people like us. For the most part, they were a smug and self-assured bunch, ...

'Sherlock Holmes 2' Casts Stephen Fry as Sherlock's Brother

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical The wonderfully named Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother, is somewhat of an obscure Arthur Conan Doyle creation, appearing in four Sherlock Holmes stories, ...

'Sherlock Holmes 2' Casts Stephen Fry as Sherlock's Brother

'Sherlock Holmes 2' Casts Stephen Fry as Sherlock's Brother Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical The wonderfully named Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother, is somewhat of an obscure Arthur Conan Doyle creation, appearing in four Sherlock Holmes stories, ...

Maury Chaykin obituary

Actor who was at his best in shadowy roles The actor Maury Chaykin, who has died aged 61 after a heart-valve infection, was an American and a Canadian citizen, and his career reflected his dual ...

Character Actor Maury Chaykin Dead at 61

Another fine character actor is gone. He appeared in over 100 movies in his career and had one of those familiar, recognizable faces. It’s hard to believe that Maury Chaykin was only 61 when he died ...

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