It was only back in January that we shared the trailer for the second season of “American Gods” which airs on the Starz Network and if you missed that trailer please just click HERE to be up to date with the rest of us. This season begins tonight on the Starz network which is a premium channel from your cable provider and it will be episodic as opposed to something that you can sit and binge. Let’s take another look at the premise and casting along with the poster for the season.
The Premise: When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he enters a world he does not understand and meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday. Left adrift by the recent death of his wife, Shadow is hired as Mr. Wednesday’s assistant/bodyguard. He finds himself in a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, including Technology and Media. In a grand plan to combat the threat, Mr. Wednesday attempts to unite the Old Gods to defend their existence and rebuild the influence that they have lost, leaving Shadow struggling to accept this new world and his place in it. Continue reading Tonight: “American Gods” Season 2 Premiere On Starz (3/10/2019)→
I once said that there was never a better time to be a fan of comic books and the vivid stories that come from them and are now finding themselves to the big and small screen. The CW Entertainment network has a half dozen DC Comics superhero shows and now a popular Dark Horse Comics title “American Gods” is getting a second season for its tales. The show is based on the novel by the great Neil Gaiman and the first official trailer for this new season is down below. I’ve also added some premise and the massive casting from last season for those who might only just be learning about the series. Take a look.
The Premise: When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he enters a world he does not understand and meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday. Left adrift by the recent death of his wife, Shadow is hired as Mr. Wednesday’s assistant/bodyguard. He finds himself in a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, including Technology and Media. In a grand plan to combat the threat, Mr. Wednesday attempts to unite the Old Gods to defend their existence and rebuild the influence that they have lost, leaving Shadow struggling to accept this new world and his place in it. Continue reading Starz Presents: “American Gods” Season 2 Official Trailer→
It was a few short months ago that I shared the nominees for the 44th Annual Saturn Awards. It was my very first time showcasing these particular awards in our narratives but with my continuing to serve up as much of the proper geek stuff in our Pop Culture focuses, this celebration fits right in. The winners were all revealed yesterday so check out who won out in the eyes of the votes in this committee. That’s the folks from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in case you forgot. To make this an easier list to digest, I’ve left the nominees rundown in as well so you can see who won big out of the batch. It’s very likely that some of your favorites won while others did not. Let’s check it out. I’ll come back at the close for a few additional thoughts.
Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release: WINNER – Black Panther (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Logan (20th Century Fox)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony / Marvel)
Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.)
Best Science Fiction Release:
Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox) WINNER – Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.)
Life (Columbia Pictures / Sony)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (STX Films / EuropaCorp)
War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox) Continue reading Presenting The 44th Annual Saturn Awards Winners→
As mentioned the other day in THIS POST, The PiercingMetal Media Outlet would once again be exploring the American International Toy Fair and to start this visual party off right let’s take a look at what was being presented by the fine folks at Dark Horse. Their collectibles this year focused on the “Witcher” and “Game Of Thrones” properties and this stuff is exceptional. Take a look.
Fans of the novel “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman will be excited that the show makes its season premiere this evening on Starz. I’ve shared some posts about it before with a trailer and the character posters for those interested. This one crept up on me and I am unfamiliar with the source material so I am not sure I am catching it straight away. Here is the show poster along with some reminder of cast.
Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning as Laura Moon
Crispin Glover as Mr. World
Bruce Langley as Technical Boy
Yetide Badaki as Bilquis
Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney
Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday
Gillian Anderson as the new Goddess Media
Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya
Martha Kelly as Zorya Utrennyaya
Erika Kaar as Zorya Polunochnaya
Peter Stormare as Czernobog
Chris Obi as Mr. Jacquel
Mousa Kraish as the Jinn
Omid Abtahi as Salim
Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy
Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis
Dane Cook as Robbie
Kristin Chenoweth as Easter
Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan
Jeremy Davies as Jesus Prime
Conphidance as Okoye
Beth Grant as Jack
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve already stated that I am not sure about catching this one right away but the DVR allows for easy binge watching. Have any of you readers sunk your teeth into the original novel at all? I know there is a comic book hitting the stands as well and perhaps I will add that to our narratives as well in the comic book review area. Tell me below if you will be watching. I’d like to hear.