We’re living in the Golden Age of superheroes on television. But capes and superpowers have lived on the small screen for decades—and there have been some truly bizarre ideas for how to translate them from comics. Here are 13 superhero shows it’s hard to believe someone thought were a good idea.
Eight episodes in, Arrow is officially a mega-hit, at least by The CW's standards. And not only that, but Arrow is actually... pretty decent. The Christopher Nolan-inspired "gritty" superhero soap opera manages to be addictive fun, blending some solid action with the kind of relationship drama that makes Vampire…
Television is littered with failed superhero TV shows. If you don't count Person of Interest, then only the only successful superhero shows of the past decade are Smallville and (for a while) Heroes. So how will Arrow, the new DC Comics adaptation launching on the CW this fall, avoid the curse of the superhero show?…
We often tend to think that the best era for trash culture was sometime in the middle of the Twentieth Century. An era where there were a lot of 25 cent paperbacks with gun-toting lesbians on their covers, plus drive-in movies, stag films, cheap comics and weird burlesque shows. And so on. But actually, the pinnacle…
When you think about science fiction theme tunes, chances are there are a few that are especially stirring and heroic. Star Wars. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Superman: The Movie. And all of these theme tunes have something in common: they rely on the same basic intervals.
It's almost fall TV season, which means just one thing — it's time to start second guessing the TV networks. Many new shows will be introduced, and most of them will die an ignominious death.
See Kevin Bacon in action in the new X-Men: First Class trailer. Steven Moffat drops some more seriously tantalizing Doctor Who hints. Plus a Stargate favorite explains why Rise of the Planet of the Apes isn't just another movie.
It seems to be semi-official that The Cape has been dry-cleaned and folded for the last time. And we've heard people talking about a "Summer Glau Curse," in which no power in the 'verse can keep her on the air.
The Cape, NBC's latest experiment in the superhero narrative, aired its last adventure on Monday, clocking out at a mere nine televised episodes. In honor of The Cape's idosyncratic insanity, here are 10 more ridiculous science fiction programs that failed to make it big.
Director Greg Mottola explains why Paul's alien needed to be CGI. True Grit's breakout star still wants to be in The Hunger Games. Plus Johnny Depp talks Dark Shadows, tons of hints from the cast of True Blood, and more!
Last night's episode may be the last we ever see of The Cape, NBC's splashy superhero show. And "Razer" was the perfect example of just why we'll miss this cockamamie show.
Tricia Helfer has the most devastating power of all — she can control your mind and body. We say a tearful goodbye to The Cape, and welcome back all of your animated favorites. Bikini-clad ninjas attack! And much, much more.
Last night's episode of The Cape was just as caricaturish and exaggerated as all the previous installments — but this time, there was a hefty dose of creepiness instead of just silliness. And Summer Glau got to play River Tam!
You didn't get to see much of Bruce Boxleitner as Tron in Tron Legacy, but you can see a lot of him fighting nasty aliens this Saturday in a new film from After Dark Originals.
A producer on The Amazing Spider-Man suggests the new movie isn't quite "rebooting" the saga. New photos reveal sets being built for The Hobbit. We now know who a Little Britain star is playing on Doctor Who. Plus a poster for Battle: Los Angeles, cosmic ruminations on Tree of Life, True Grit's young star loses her…
It's very early days, but we've got to admit that the latest Terminator 5 news has us a little excited. Plus Dark Shadows casts two key female roles, at least one Hobbit casting announcement was a little premature, Men in Black 3 hits script troubles, there are new Battle: Los Angeles pictures, and more!
We didn't get a fifth season of Heroes, but in some ways it feels as though we did. NBC has been giving us The Event and The Cape, two shows that feel like Tim Kring's deformed stepchildren, in the Heroes time slot.
It's been the golden chalice of television scriptwriting since 9/11: Find something profound to say about terrorism 'n' stuff. Few shows have managed it, and as the years have gone by, it's gotten harder and harder. But The Cape made it look easy last night, with a spin on bioterror that I'm pretty sure nobody else…
This week on television, the original British Being Human returns to America's screens. And it looks like yet another one of the other shoes is dropping on Fringe. Clark inches closer to wearing a costume on Smallville, and Dean reunites with his surrogate family on Supernatural. And you'll never guess who's getting…