Review: Supernatural Magazine, Issue #26

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers for season six]

Supernatural Magazine. Titan Magazines, 2011. Issue #26, August 2011. 66pp. US $6.99, CAN $7.99. ISSN: 1752-945X.

This issue, we’ve got the usual double-interview with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, a season six set report, an article about the making of “Frontierland”, and an interview with Mitch Pileggi. Regular columns include “The End” as the Classic Episode, dragons in Myths and Legends (Oh, boy), Batchelor’s Grove Cemetery in the Chicago area for …

Paula R. StilesReview: Supernatural Magazine, Issue #26

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/24/11

This entry is part 8 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 2

This week, we have spoilers for upcoming show Once Upon a Time (which we will start reviewing this fall), and returning veterans Doctor Who and Supernatural. We’ll also start reviewing Doctor Who again when it comes back from hiatus on August 27:

Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

Doctor Who is back this weekend, yay! Back on Saturday, August 27, …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/24/11

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.09: Malleus Maleficarum

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Supernatural Season 3

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: In honour of Lovecraft’s birthday, we check out a case of witchcraft set in New England, where the brothers stumble across a dark corner of the demon Ruby’s past.

Recap: Recap of Dean’s deal, Sam Done Come Back Wrong: Season Three, and Ruby’s seduction of Sam (which actually makes her look even worse than in the context …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.09: Malleus Maleficarum

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/17/11

This entry is part 7 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 2

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:

Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

You know it’s a real slow spoilers week when the most exciting news is that the folks on the set have officially gone cra – I mean, decided to play a massive prank on the fandom by asking fans to send in ducks to the set. You know…little

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/17/11

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 4.13: After School Special

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Supernatural Season 4

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: A hunt at one of their old schools brings back more than bad memories for Sam and Dean.

Recap: Recap of weeChesters, with Sam whinging about how he never got to have a normal childhood and it’s all Dad’s fault.

Cut to Truman High School in Fairfax, Indiana, where a stereotypically nasty blonde cheerleader is getting the others on her …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 4.13: After School Special

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/10/11

This entry is part 6 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 2

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:

Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The watchword for this week’s spoilers is “vague”.

The big news this week is the official confirmation that Supernatural is getting an extra episode this season, bringing the number to 23. The news has been out for over a month, but the network only confirmed it last week. Nikita

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/10/11

Report from Comic-Con 2011, Part 2

By Heather S. Vina

Today, we continue my Comic Con 2011 report with the second half, which includes the Supernatural and Doctor Who panels, as well as a few others!

Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD for Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, Nikita, The Secret Circle, Doctor Who, Glee, Person of Interest, and Mythbusters.

Saturday

“2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Garth Ennis: Crossed, Stitched, and Beyond – Superstar writer and Comic-Con special guest Garth Ennis …

Heather S. VinaReport from Comic-Con 2011, Part 2

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 2.02: Everybody Loves a Clown

This entry is part 3 of 21 in the series Supernatural Season 2

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Immediately after their father’s death, the brothers investigate a family-killing monster hiding out in a circus. Maybe it was too soon….

Recap: Long recap of Dean’s near-death experience in “In My Time of Dying”, to the tune of “Time Has Come Today” by The Chamber Brothers (an excellent choice). Cut to a red balloon being popped at a carnival on …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 2.02: Everybody Loves a Clown

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/3/11

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 2

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:

Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The week after Comic-Con is always a bit slow with the spoilers and this one is no exception. But we still have some.

First, there’s an interview with Guy Norman Bee, who is currently directing episode 7.02 (third filmed, second aired). There isn’t a lot of spoilerage for his …

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/3/11

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 1.08: Bugs

This entry is part 8 of 22 in the series Supernatural Season 1

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Sam and Dean investigate when construction workers in a new housing development get a case of the creepy-crawlies.

Recap: Standard early season-one recap of the uberplot, where the brothers are “on a quest to find their father”. Cue title cards and cut to Oasis Plains, Oklahoma, on a housing development called “Oasis Plains Estates”. Two construction guys working for “Oklahoma …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 1.08: Bugs

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/27/11

This entry is part 4 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2011: Part 2

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:

Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

Before we get started, I’d like to point this show’s writers to today’s edition (well, rerun) of Bloom County. If Supernatural were a comic strip, would it be a Bloom County or [gasp!] a Nancy? You decide.

Moving on, I think it’s safe to say we can …

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/27/11

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 4.06: Yellow Fever

This entry is part 6 of 21 in the series Supernatural Season 4

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: Sam and Dean investigate a revenge curse that drives people insane from fear and then kills them. And then Dean gets it.

Recap: It’s a dark city street at night. We hear a man panting in terror as he runs full-tilt down the street from a pack of barking dogs. The camera pans up so that we see the man …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 4.06: Yellow Fever