TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/04/11

This entry is part 1 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 1

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

V is back on the air this Tuesday and we’ll be reviewing it. Jane Badler talks about her role. She says she is more benevolent than her daughter, though still arrogant. She also talks about auditioning for the role and the lasting power of the original V

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Found on the Net: 2011 Lovecraft On Screen

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

We all know that the most-awaited Lovecraftian project for 2011 is Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness, but with so many rumours, it’s hard to tell when, if ever, it will happen, though Del Toro had said summer of 2011 for shooting and James Cameron is somehow involved.

If you can’t possibly wait until then, Henry Saine’s horror-comedy The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu is getting a DVD release this February

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: 2011 Lovecraft On Screen

Angels and Demons Week: ‘Supernatural’ Demons

By Paula R. Stiles

[major spoilers up through 6.11]

Demons not only predate angels on Supernatural, but are the very first MOTW to appear on the show. In the teaser for the pilot, set in 1983, Mary Winchester is torched on the ceiling by the evil Yellow-Eyed Demon that murdered her parents in 1973. Her husband John’s obsessive, lifelong quest to find and destroy the demon ruins their sons, Dean and Sam’s, lives. Along the way, the brothers are …

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Angels and Demons Week: Satanic Panic: “Michelle Remembers” and the Witchcrazes of the 1980s

By Lyndsey Holder

“Before Michelle Remembers there were no Satanic prosecutions involving children. Now the myth is everywhere.”

– Robert Hicks, U.S. Justice Department

“There are over one million Satanists in this country…The majority of them are linked in a highly organized, very secretive network. From small towns to large cities, they have attracted police and FBI attention to their Satanic ritual child abuse, child pornography, and grisly Satanic murders. The odds are that this is happening in your town.”

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Angels and Demons Week: Article: We, Angel

By Stewart Sternberg

In most recent film and fiction, angels tend to be depicted as insanely handsome, fit, aloof, and mysterious in a way associated with igniting throbbing hearts. We might say the angel is now stepping into the shadow of paranormal romance. Maybe about to go the way of the vampire and other metaphysically-rooted beings. Whether this is good or bad, it was probably inevitable. After all, the anthropomorphizing of angels in popular culture has been going on for …

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Angels and Demons Week: A Brief Demon Primer

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Danielle DeLisle has given us a brief explanation of some of our misunderstandings of angels, so I thought I’d do something similar for demons. Although not exclusive to Christian mythology (demons appear in Jewish and Muslim tales, to name a few cultures), the most popular visions of demons we have come from Western stories and movies, and thus have been shaped by Christian imagery. In Christian tradition, demons are spirits which can afflict people.

Treatises on the …

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Angels and Demons Week: ‘Supernatural’ Angels

By Paula R. Stiles

[major spoilers up through 6.11]

[Note: We reviewed “A Very Supernatural Christmas” last year and you can still find the review here.]

The CW show Supernatural (which we review on a weekly basis) has a wide variety of monsters, but two of the most formidable categories are traditional enemies in the abrahamic religions: angels and demons. So, an overview of each group for Angels and Demons Week seemed logical. This week, we’ll look at how …

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Angels and Demons Week: The Misunderstanding of Angels

By Danielle DeLisle

The images of angels are ingrained deeply into our society. If you stop and ask someone on the street about angels, most will say that angels have wings, halos, and harps, and that they live on clouds. Studies, like the one in a 2008 TIME magazine article, reveal that a majority of people believe in angels. During the holidays, our world is saturated with angel movies, art, ornaments, figurines, television shows, and cards. These images, however, are …

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Angels and Demons Week

Welcome to Angels and Demons Week. From December 24 to December 31 we will be dealing with all things demonic and angelic. We have reviews, articles and all kinds of other goodies wrapped up for you.

Why angels and demons? Well, it seemed like the time of the year for it, what with It’s a Wonderful Life on the TV, but also with the darker side of the holidays just looming around the corner. Because if we accept, even embrace, …

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Column: Writing the Mythos: The Old Box Set

By G. W. Thomas

I’m looking at my old Call of Cthulhu box set from 1982, the one with the Gene Day artwork, the cracked corners and bindings all roughed up and stained from countless hours of flipping through pages of stats. What I am most struck by is that I owe Sandy Petersen a huge debt of gratitude.

Here’s why: as far back as 1984, I was not an H. P. Lovecraft fan. I found him old-fashioned, verbose, ridiculous. …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 12/21/10

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

This week, we have spoilers from V and Supernatural:

V
(Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Jane Badler gave a brief interview where she reveals her character eventually escapes her dungeon.

The VFiles has links to deleted scenes from the first season.

The second episode of the second season will have Erica discovering the aliens did something to her when she was pregnant, altering Tyler …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 12/21/10

Found on the Net: Weird Fiction Review

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There are few things that excite my jaded heart, but I am all a-flutter after having seen Weird Fiction Review, Issue 1. This magazine is published by Centipede Press, makers of fine speculative books, which already had my interest from the start. But to add to that, it is edited by S.T. Joshi, the authority on all things Lovecraft, and it is beautiful. Like, breathtakingly beautiful, with gorgeous illustrations which accompany fiction, poetry and reviews from …

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