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American Horror Story, 10 Seasons Behind It. Success!

American Horror Storyi s a US horror-drama TV show created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It is an anthology, with each season taking place in a different setting. The series is broadcast on FX Networks and first premiered on October 5, 2011. The Pilot show got the best ratings FX had ever had for a series premiere and its popularity  rose with the second season premiere marking the show’s highest numbers at the time.[The pilot episode of its fourth installment, Freak Show, broke FX records when it brought in approx. 12.64 million views. The show has received positive reviews from critics and also fans. It has received several nominations for Prime time Emmy Awards under the miniseries category.

The show has received very varied responses, verging from the enthusiastic to complete rejection from critics. Ken Tucker from Entertainment Weekly gave it a score of B+ , Chuck Barney of the San Jose Mercury News said “Most TV shows, after all, quickly fade from memory. This one will haunt your dreams.” But, some critics, such as Alan Sepinwall, feel that the show just has scenes and sounds that people will want to forget. Some critics gave mixed reviews, such as Mary McNamara of The Los Angeles Times who said “Because even with all the zombies and vampires, there is always room for a good “American Horror Story”. The first season scored a 62 out of 100 from the review site Metacritic  from 30 reviews by critics.

BUT check it out for yourself, everybody has different tastes, 10 series, cant be all bad.


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Z NATION – Pick TV Sets UK Premiere Date For Season 5

Z NATION – Pick TV Sets UK Premiere Date For Season 5 and its the Final One.

The fifth and final season of Syfy’s zombie apocolyptic drama Z Nation will have its UK premiere on the Sky channel Pick TV on Tuesday October 9th at 10pm, 2020 it has been announced.

The Z Nation series follows a group of everyday heroes during their major struggle to save the world following a zombie apocalypse. The drama series, created by former Syfy exec Craig Engler and Karl Schaefer, is produced by Sharknado indie The Asylum and stars DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Matt Cedeño (Devious Maids), Nat Zang and Joseph Gatt.

The  group embarks on a dangerous USA cross-country mission to take the one man who survived a deadly zombie virus, hoping he holds the key to a vaccine.


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“Sliced” is Coming Back To Our TVs on Dave Channel

“Sliced” is Coming Back To Our TVs on Dave.

UKTV announces today that Sliced is returning to Dave for another 6 episodes.  Sliced is co-written by its BAFTA-nominated star Samson Kayo  who plays Joshua, a down-on-his-luck pizza delivery driver in London.

The first three episodes reached over 1.7million viewer and was written by Samson Kayo and Phil Bowker and produced by Lovely Electricity. It is commissioned for UKTV by Pete Thornton, head of scripted, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, Luke Hales, Dave channel director, and Steve North, genre general manager, comedy and entertainment.

Sliced will be on our TV screens on Dave later this year.

Some media comments:

  • “Sweary, sweet and genuinely funny” – The Sun TV Mag
  • “Charming” – says The Guardian
  • “Scabrous, filthy, but funny” – reported the Daily Mail
  • “Officially our new favourite show … Dave’s best sitcom yet” – as written by Digital Spy
  • “Extremely relatable” – commented the Daily Mirror

 


TV Soaps and Coronavirus, Less Episodes Being Screened

It’s taken our sports, it’s taken movies, our freedom. Coronavirus is also trying to take our soaps.

As Covid-19 wages war on life as we know it, we all need all the  entertainment we can get, as people remain at home to curb the spread of the virus.

And while Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks have had their schedules cut, they  have not been cancelled altogether.

Eastenders.  Filming of has been suspended due to the pandemic, and it will only be on BBC twice a week instead of the usual four times for the foreseeable future.

Coronation Street is also having its number of airings cut from five per week to three.

 

Emmerdale.   ITV had initially confirmed that Emmerdale would continue every weekday at 7pm but alas the schedule has now changed.It will air on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm. Coronation Street will follow at 7.30pm on

Hollyoaks  Despite initially vowing to continue, Channel 4 has made the decision to hold filming. As a result, the number of weekly episodes will be cut from five to three.


Coronavirus: Huge Loss of Jobs in the Film Industry

About 120,000 film industry workers have  lost their jobs in Hollywood as a result of Covid 19

The film and TV industry around the globe has experienced an almost total stop of activity, with thousands of largely freelance crew laid off at short notice with little or no financial recompense. Hundreds of productions from studio shoots such as the Avatar sequels and Fantastic Beasts 3  to independantproductions have been halted.

In the UK, the situation for “below the line” crew appears equally catastrophic. The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union) estimates almost 50,000 industry freelancers will have lost their jobs as a result of the virus. The union’s head, Philippa Childs, commented: “almost all film and TV production has ground to a halt in the UK … The country’s world-class film and TV sector is at risk of a whole generation of talent being financially ruined by this crisis.”

Directors UK, the trade guild representing British screen directors, sent a letter to chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for further measures to support freelance and self-employed film industry employees. Directors UK CEO Andrew Chowns wrote: “There is now a critical need for similar  support measures to be introduced for self-employed workers who are anxious, not just about losing their current work, but at the thought of facing months without income as productions are suspended longer term and, for some smaller productions, indefinitely.”


The People vs O J Simpson Serial on Netflix – Superb

The Accused

O J Simpson made his mark with athletics while playing running back for the University of Southern California, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968. O.J. — also known as “Juice” — was signed by the Buffalo Bills, where he played for nine years before being sold to the San Francisco 49ers. After retiring from the NFL in 1979, he also made a success with small acting roles and celebrity friends. In 1994, it was reported that he attended Donald Trump’s wedding to Marla Maples.

The Victims

Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J., who were 12 years apart, met in 1977 and married in 1985. The years they were married were splattered with domestic violence accusations and spousal abuse claims from Brown Simpson against him.

Nicole and Ronald Goldman—a waiter at a nearby restaurant, who was reportedly bringing her a pair of glasses she’d left —were found dead on June 12, 1994.

A great series that delves deep into the trial and the lengths the defence and prosecution go to in order to find him not guilty or guilty.


Feelyvision Could be On Its Way To Your Home TV Soon

Feelyvision may be the next stage in television’s  evolution? British scientists are now developing technology that will allow viewers to taste, smell and touch the sensations being played out on our screen.

Researchers at the University of Sussex are exploring ways which will let viewers sense raindrops on them or wind blowing across their face, using ultrasound beams and air flows to heighten the sensory impact of scenes they are watching on their box.

This tactile TV will help TV companies create programmes that capture the audience’s full gaze and immerse them in a multisensory world, according to Dr Marianna Obrist, Reader in Interaction Design at Sussex, whose Computer Human Interaction lab is leading the research.

The team is working with Ultrahaptics, a Bristol start-up company who has developed technology that uses ultrasound to enable users to receive tactile feedback projected on to their uncovered hands, without needing to wear specialised gloves.

The technology uses ultrasound to send sensations through the air directly onto the TV watcher pinpointing areas of the hand that would best be stimulated to evoke different emotions.


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Beatles autographs signed in a Cardiff police van up for auction

A  set of  special autographs by The Beatles with an unusual Cardiff story are up for auction.

The Beatles fan club card signed by all of the band, is to go under the auction at Rogers Jones auction house in Cardiff on March 27.

The autographs were handed out in the most unusual of places ie. in the back of a Black Maria police van after their show at The Capitol Theatre in 1965.

The performance, on December 12, is renowned as the last tour date the band would ever play in the UK.

The autographs belonged to Cardiff policeman Frank Wilson who was part of the team transporting the band to their performance in Cardiff.

When bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones came to play in the city, security was so tight they couldn’t drive into the city for the gig.

Instead, the bands went to the police station to be driven in a secure Black Maria, to avoid being mobbed. They were also ferried away from the shows in the van to avoid fans.

Former Cardiff police officer John Wakes recalled in an interview with the South Wales Echo, on May 9, 2016 that one police colleague told him that when The Beatles came to town, John Lennon was so exhausted he didn’t know where he was.

It was December 1965 and Lennon got in the back of the Black Maria and said ‘where are the kilts?’,”. “The police told him ‘you’re in Wales.

An officer got into the vehicle with The Beatles and their crew who asked him for cigarettes. He handed them out until there wasn’t one for him.

Now, the wife of Frank Wilson, who died in 2000, aged 62, is putting the autographs up for auction.

“We’ve had the autographs in the family for about 55 years now,” said Val Wilson, 82. They’ve been kept in pristine condition in an envelope”.

I remember him telling me that when they got into the van after the show they were all sweaty and smelly. The van drove up to the stage and bundled them in and they were off.

Global Autographs say to bidders “buyer beware as the Beatles roadies signed numerous autographs on the Beatles behalf, was this item pulled out of somebody’s pocket or bag or was it individually signed in the back of the van”


WIN a free Daisy Ridley Autographed Photo from Star Wars

Star Wars Autograph Universe is giving away a FREE Daisy Ridley autographed 10×8 photograph to one lucky winner in this competition.   There are three ways to enter as  listed below, you are allowed to enter all three times! Your entry will only count if you complete all the steps stated. Competition ends on February 29, 2020 at 8PM EST and the winner will be announced on our social media site. Best of luck!

3 Ways to Enter – Do All Three:

Twitter

  1. Follow @swau_official on Twitter

  2. Retweet our contest (it will be pinned to the top of our page)

  3. Tweet out a photo your favourite Star Wars autographed item using #SWAURidleyContest and tag @swau_official

Instagram

  1. Follow @starwarsautographuniverse on Instagram

  2. Post a photo of your favorite Star Wars autographed item using #SWAURidleyContest and tag @starwarsautographuniverse

Facebook

  1. Like the @starwarsautographuniverse Facebook page

  2. Share our competition post (it will be pinned to the top of our page)

  3. Post a photo of your favourite Star Wars autographed item using #SWAURidleyContest and tag the @starwarsautographuniverse (make sure your post is public so we see it!)

Good luck and MTFBWY!

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ENTER HERE:  https://www.starwarsautographuniverse.com/blog/2020/1/28/win-a-free-daisy-ridley-autograph


EWAN MCGREGOR TO ATTEND ACE COMIC CON NORTHEAST USA

Ewan McGregor, one of the most desirable after signers for Star Wars signature collectors, will be appearing at Ace Comic Con Northeast on Saturday, March 21st. This will be at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center March 20-22nd.

This marks Ewan McGregor’s first time signing appearance at a comic convention.

The details for his appearance are listed below:

VIP Packages, Photo Ops, & Autographs will be available for purchase on December 26 at 12pm ET via www.acecomiccon.com. Pricing is as follows:

VIP Packages: $600
Photo Ops: $225
Autographs: $225

Please note, the VIP packages for the two other headlining guests (Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston) sold out in record time. It is expected the same will happen for McGregor.

At least two companies have been afforded private signings with McGregor while he is in Boston.