I love movie posters. They’re a great art form in and of themselves. Over the hundred years of film production countless talented artists have churned out poster after poster for films both good and bad. So I thought it’d be fun to introduce a new ongoing feature here on City of Films…Poster Friday!
Every Friday I’ll post a couple of posters that I really enjoy. They could be from current films, they could be from films released years before you were born, all that matters is that I like ‘em.
When possible I’ll try to track down who it was that did these posters, a bit simpler for modern films but I’ll do my best for all of them.
So which two posters appear in this premiere?! Find out below!!
TV Shows. There are so many of them each year and I’d say that about 90% of them are garbage. Sometimes that garbage is rightfully thrown out and other times it lasts for seasons and seasons beyond any rhyme or reason.
2013 isn’t even half over yet, there are still a lot of new shows waiting to premiere this Summer and Fall, but I thought I’d throw together a list of the five new shows that officially have my attention. As well as one that I really wanted to like, but that ended up being a disappointment.
Click below to find out which shows I picked!
It was the season finale of The Simpsons yesterday (24 seasons, that’s crazy) and I thought it would be fun to do a Simpsons themed article. So I present to you…My Five Favourite Non-Human Characters on The Simpsons!
Wait…what? Seriously? Isn’t that the type of article you’d write once you’d…I don’t know…completely exhausted all other options? I mean…you’ve only done two articles so far…not counting all those Star Trek ones last week.
My god, so…so this is really happening, we’re really doing this then? Favourite non-human characters from a cartoon show? For real? This is…this is what we’re doing?
Alright, here goes. Strap yourselves in folks ’cause this will be…something. Poor dear, I fear he’s lost his mind.
Here it is folks, the final day of Star Trek Week!
Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT), or simply Enterprise as it was known for the first two years, was the series that many fans blame for killing Star Trek. It premiered the same year Voyager ended and by that point it was felt that Star Trek in general needed a break. Waiting a few years to make people hungry for Star Trek again would not have been a bad thing in my opinion. That said, I always enjoyed ENT and was disappointed that it wasn’t given seven seasons like its brethren. That’s right, Enterprise was the first series since the original that did not last seven seasons.
The premiere episode, Broken Bow, debuted on September 26, 2001 to big ratings but for the next four years those ratings would slide down and never recover. In fact, during the later part of season three, word spread that this could be the last season of the show. Similar to what happened in 1968 with TOS, fans bombarded UPN and Paramount with letters begging for the series to be renewed, and as in 1968…it worked…for one more season. Star Trek: Enterprise would last four seasons with a total of 98 episodes. Its last episode, These Are the Voyages…aired on May 13, 2005 and would signal the end of Star Trek. For the first time since 1987…there would be no Star Trek series in production.
It’s day four of Star Trek Week! I see Graham and Ryan checking the clock and looking annoyed. Don’t worry guys, it’s almost over!
Star Trek: Voyager (VOY) came around during a period of maximum Star Trek saturation. Voyager premiered only a year after TNG ended and only two years after DS9 premiered. This is most likely the point in which “Star Trek fatigue” took root, but more on that tomorrow. Star Trek: Voyager debuted on January 16, 1995 with the episode “Caretaker” and, like its sister shows, would last seven seasons for a total of 172 episodes before closing with “Endgame” on May 23, 2001.
Hit the jump for my favourite episodes!
Welcome to day three of Star Trek Week! Today we’ll focus on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) which was the last series Gene Roddenberry had knowledge of. He sadly passed away in 1991, two years before the premiere, but he was aware that series creators Rick Berman and Michael Piller were moving ahead with it.
DS9 brought a big change to the pre-existing Star Trek shows, instead of taking place on a starship as the others had, DS9 took place on a space station near the planet Bajor. Also a large number of the main and recurring characters were not members of Starfleet so the overall tone ended up being a lot darker compared to its predecessors. The series premiered on January 3, 1993 with “Emmisary” and would go on for seven seasons with a total of 176 episodes before concluding on June 2, 1999 with “What You Leave Behind”.
So if you’re curious which episodes I’ve chosen as my favourites…click onward!
It’s day two of Star Trek Week and today we’ll be focusing on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) seemed like a long shot, no one had a lot of faith that it would catch on. The Original Series was so great and had developed such a loyal following that people doubted whether Gene Roddenberry could capture that lightening in a bottle again.
The first episode, Encounter at Farpoint, premiered on September 28, 1987 to huge ratings which proved that Gene had done it again. The first two seasons of the show weren’t bad, but it wouldn’t be until season three (a symptom of most post-TOS series) that the show really took off and became the epic space adventure we all know and love. TNG lasted seven seasons for a total of 178 episodes and ended its run with “All Good Things” on May 23, 1994.
So hit the jump and I’ll let you know which episodes I’ve chosen…as my favourites.