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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Claudia Christian

Claudia Christian is a singer and actress who is best known for playing the part of Commander Susan Ivanova on “Babylon 5.” The actress also appeared in other films including “The Hidden” in 1987, “Clean and Sober” in 1988, “Hexed” in 1993 and several others. While she’s a familiar face in Hollywood, there is much more that the talented actress has accomplished in her life. Here are five things about her that you probably didn’t know. She’s a voice actor Christian has a face that is well known to fans, but her voice is also recognizable. Those who were fans

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The Hidden

The Hidden


Warner Archive Collection

1987 / Color /1.78:1 / Street Date October 4, 2017

Starring Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri

Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin

Written by Jim Kouf

Produced by Stephen Diener, Dennis Harris, Jeffrey Klein

Directed by Jack Sholder

After a demanding evening spent bumping and grinding at The Harem Room, a weary young dancer packs up her gear and exits the club to a chorus of catcalls. She responds by whipping out a state-of-the-art shotgun and laying waste to not only to the would-be lotharios but a good section of Hollywood Boulevard. Is this the continuing story of Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45? No, it’s Jack Sholder’s The Hidden, one of the wittiest B movies of the eighties.

That stripper’s gun-happy rampage is just the latest in a series of increasingly bizarre crimes catapulting the baffled police into a futile game of whack-a-mole; as soon as the cops eliminate one gunman,
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Babylon 5: the wonder that is Stephen Furst’s Vir Cotto

Jules-Pierre Malartre Jun 28, 2017

We salute a much-loved Babylon 5 character, played by the much-missed Stephen Furst...

A little less than a year ago, in the wake of Jerry Doyle’s passing, Babylon 5 creator J.M. Straczynski made a passionate plea to the universe; too many B5 alumni had died already. Following the untimely deaths of Michael O’Hare, Richard Biggs, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway, and more recently Jerry Doyle, Straczynski was “goddamned tired of it” and he asked the universe to “knock it off for a while”.

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Unfortunately, the universe didn’t listen since on June 16, Stephen Furst joined his fellow departed B5 co-stars on “the other side of the veil”.

Most will remember Furst as lovable Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in the 1978 cult classic Animal House, but to sci-fi
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NCIS Season 14 Episode 11 Review: Willoughby

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Happy New Year, fellow fans of NCIS! I hope you enjoyed the holidays, because we're leaping right back into things with a thorough downer story on NCIS Season 14 Episode 11.

This episode finally delved into the mysterious Operation Willoughby, to which we had only been given the vaguest of clues prior.

There have been some questions as to whether there would be a long-term story arc this season – certainly, this business with Chen lays that to rest.

It would have been nice to have learned about this apparently notorious Super Evil Criminal before now, but we can't have everything.

It was nice that there was at least some prior establishment (however vague) of Operation Willoughby, but Chen's sudden introduction as a Napoleon of Crime-type villain came off as a bit abrupt.

The decision to kill off Rafi Silver's Qasim seemed a bit harsh for the character, especially given what he'd
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R.I.P. Jerry Doyle (1956 – 2016)

Reported on the BBC News is the sad story that actor Jerry Doyle of the Emmy Award winning television show Babylon 5 has passed away aged 60 years old.

Babylon 5 ran from 1993 – 1998 and Jerry Doyle starred as one of the show’s most favourite characters Security Officer Michael Garibaldi. He’d also starred in a number of other television programmes including Moonlighting, NYPD Blue and Beverly Hills 90210, and more recently he had hosted his own radio show Jerry Doyle Show which aired on the Talk Radio Network.

Already past co-stars of Jerry Doyle have begun to pay their respects, Claudia Christian tweeted that, “He was a brilliant man, a joy to work with…”

This and Bruce Boxleitner has tweeted, “I am so devastated at the news of the untimely death of my good friend @jerrydoyle.”

We at Flickering Myth wish his family and friends the most heartfelt condolences at this most painful time.
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Comic Con 2015 Saturday Schedule

Comic Con 2015 Saturday Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants

The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a
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Celebrating Columbo's best star turns

Shatner, Nimoy, Dunaway, Johnny Cash and more. We take a look at some of TV detective show Columbo’s killer cameos...

Schlubby working class hero, Crime And Punishment’s Porfiry Petrovich for primetime, fatherly fighter of crime... I was introduced to the rumple-coated and rumple-faced one back in 1987, following an off-hand attempt from my mother to get five-year-old me to sit down and shut up for a few minutes. Desperately looking for something to grab my attention, and zeroing in on what ITV happened to be repeating that Sunday, her “Oh, look! Columbo! You like him, don’t you?” – “Huh?” – “He’s the one with the cigar and coat, you know him!” got me to sit down, be quiet, and puzzle over whether or not I did like him. She turned out to be right – I liked him a lot.

By then in the late 80s, Lieutenant Columbo had been
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Babylon 5: 14 alternatives to a straight reboot

There are plenty of interesting directions a return to the Babylon 5 universe could take. Here are a few suggestions...

I read somewhere that J.M. Straczynski writes every day. That’s not surprising given his extensive body of work for television, motion pictures, novels and comics. He is best known for Babylon 5, of course. I remember what a lot of people used to say about Babylon 5, “How much can happen on a space station?” Well, a lot actually! And after five seasons of the original series, a bunch of made-for-tv movies and a couple of spin-offs, there are still plenty of stories left to tell.

That is why I was excited recently to read that Joe (apparently, he thinks you’re cool if you just call him Joe) was going back to work on Babylon 5. My excitement soon turned to dread when I found out that
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New Mentalist Season 7,Episode 4 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Mentalist" episode 4 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Black Market," and it turns out that we're going to see Patrick and the gang look deeper into a murder involving counterfeit diamonds, and more. In the new, 4th episode press release: A head cold will force Jane to run his investigation from the office. Press release number 2: The team is going to investigate a murder linked to a counterfeit diamond operation, but an illness will force Jane to direct his colleagues from the office as he recuperates. In the meantime, Abbott is going to be concerned that transgressions in his past, could harm his wife’s chance to obtain a prestigious job in Washington, D.C. Guest stars feature: William Abadirq (Jacques), Devon Barnes (Wren), Courtney James Clark (Dixie), Will Green (Kirk), Leonard Roberts (Elon), Christine Adams (Lena
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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman,
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Castle season 6 episode 21 review: Law & Boarder

Review Laura Akers 5 May 2014 - 06:45

The latest episode of Castle disappoints. Here's Laura's review of Law & Boarder...

This review contains spoilers.

6.20 Law And Boarder

One of the things that dramas, particularly procedurals, regularly do is to use a subculture as the background of an episode’s story. In general, they pick something that some part of their audience is really familiar with, while the rest of the audience tends to be only vaguely aware of said culture. They then weave whatever their primary plot is into that subculture.

When this is done well, what we often get is a combination of a fish-out-of-water story as the main characters try to understand how this community works and an exploration of that culture as the main characters learn what they need to about it in order to be able to complete whatever their task is in that world. And by the time the store ends,
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Q&A with Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies’ Cody Knotts

Professional wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has grappled with Ric Flair in the ring and engaged Keith David in an alleyway brawl in They Live, but in Troma’s Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies, he faces his most relentless enemy yet: the living dead.

Trapped in an abandoned prison by a growing zombie horde, Piper and a group of fellow pro wrestlers, including “The Franchise” Shane Douglas and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, must utilize their body-slamming skills to survive the night. For the latest part of our Q&A series, we caught up with Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies writer/director Cody Knotts, who told us all about his experience making the movie.

The cast of Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies is comprised of just that: pro wrestlers and zombies. From “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan to “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, there are some huge pro wrestlers attached to this project. Could
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What to Watch: Nov. 17-23, 2013

Chicago – What to Watch is back! Miss us? Every week, we roll out 5-10 of the latest films and TV shows to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and various streaming services. This week’s highlights include a few classics, a cult hit, a couple of recent comedies, and a family flick. In the order we’d advise buying or renting them…

The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection

Photo credit: Cohen Media Group

“The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection”

Another Wtw, another Cohen Media Group release. Seriously, the good folks at Cohen have been doing an amazing job of finding relatively obscure classics and recent foreign films and polishing them like they’re beloved worldwide. They’re rivaling Criterion and Scream Factory as studios for which every release truly matters. Their latest is a collection of four early films from the legendary Vivien Leigh, an actress best-known for “Gone with the Wind” and a true Hollywood icon.
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Fright At Home: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

It’s Tuesday, so it must mean it’s time for Fright At Home! Scream and Shout! Factory pretty much own the week with a whopping four releases, including ’80s cult fave Night Of The Comet, John Carpenter’s action classic Assault On Precinct 13, killer robot-run-amok Eve Of Destruction, and ’90s comic book adaptation Tank Girl.

Also back-on-the-beat is Maniac Cop 2 (read our review here!) and Maniac Cop 3: Badge Of Silence from Blue Underground, who’ve some of their best work bringing these to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray’s.

Read on below to see what else qualifies as this week’s must-own discs!

Fright At Home: November 19th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

Night of the Comet

Blu-ray + DVD / Scream Factory


It’ s the first comet to buzz the planet in 65 million years, and everyone seems to be celebrating its imminent arrival. Everyone, that is, except Regina Belmont (Catherine Mary Stewart,
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Blu-ray Review: Maniac Cop 2

Blue Underground resurrects Matt Cordell from his home video graveyard with a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of William Lustig’s balls-out insane, 80′s action-horror sequel, Maniac Cop 2!

Recounting the original film’s impaling finale (featuring one of the greatest stunts in cinema history), Maniac Cop 2 slices open with a very eerie opening credits crawl in a steel cold junkyard. As the camera slowly makes its way around the car cemetery, a shadowy patrol car roars to life amongst the heap; Matt Cordell (once again played by iron jaw Robert Z’Dar) – the Maniac Cop – has once again returned to stalk the streets of New York. Seeking revenge against officers Forrest (Bruce Campbell, The Evil Dead) and Mallory (Laurene Landon, It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive) for sending him to a watery grave, Cordell quickly (and surprisingly) dispatches the cult stars in gruesome fashion.

Now believing
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Maniac Cop 2 Is Dopey Fun

Maniac Cop 2 Is Dopey Fun
By the end of Maniac Cop 2 (1990), director William Lustig and screenwriter Larry Cohen have all but cleaned up their corner of Fun City-era New York. A would-be politician publicly confesses his previous crimes, a babbling wannabe serial killer gets caught, and the zombie cop of the film's title is laid to rest. But the film's grim tone is established early on with the death of two of its predecessor's main characters. Like most of Lustig and Cohen's films, Maniac Cop 2 is dopey fun. The plot — Robert Davi's stoic detective and Claudia Christian's pushy psychologist hunt an undead lawman (Robert Z'Dar) — is pretty dull, but the film handily coasts on sleazy charm. Strip club beardos, blind vets hawking newspapers, and pissy cab driver...
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Maniac Cop 2 Midnights This Weekend at The Hi-Pointe

“Shooting Cordell is only good for getting his attention!”

Director William Lustig’s Maniac Cop 2 (1990) picked up right where Maniac Cop (1988) left off and did a great job of continuing the chaos. Both films even had the same tag line: “You have the right to remain silent . . . Forever!” The sequel has badge-wearing wacko Matt Cordell (Robert Z’dar), the crazed, murderous “Maniac Cop” of the first film (now even more monstrously disfigured after a brutal stay in prison) teaming up with Turkel (Leo Rossi), a crazed degenerate serial killer on ‘a crusade against the whores of the world’, who likes to murder strippers. They’re up against frenzied, chain smoking NYPD detective Sean McKinney (movie veteran Robert Davi), who is just one step ahead of a nervous breakdown and feisty police psychologist Susan Riley (the gorgeous Claudia Christian). Sean McKinney’s nerves don’t get much relief when officers
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More Theatrical Screenings Added for Maniac Cop 2 Re-Release

The wonderful loonies over at Blue Underground have updated their list of theatrical engagements for the re-release of Maniac Cop 2 so check it out to see if you'll be one of the lucky ones who'll witness the massacre on the big screen!

From the Press Release

Blue Underground is bringing a 2013 Dcp Restoration of director William Lustig’s Maniac Cop 2 to theaters this fall in advance of its upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack release.

Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative and new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, this Maniac Cop 2 Dcp is the definitive presentation of the action-packed cult-horror favorite. Bill will attend Maniac Cop 2 screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco to introduce what critics have hailed as “Truly The Greatest ‘80s Horror-Action Movie Ever Made!” (Alamo Drafthouse).

The limited theatrical release kicks off
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Alluring First Poster For ‘California Scheming’ Thriller!

The first poster for Gravitas Ventures’ indie thriller California Scheming has been released with the beautiful Gia Mantegna “driving us crazy” as the new-in-town teen seductress who pulls three other privileged Malibu teens into her own devious scheme. That is until unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.

The film is directed by Igby Goes Down’s Marco Weber and hits Us theatres 31st January 2014, although no UK date have yet been slated. Joining Mantegna is Devon Werkheiser, Spencer Daniels, Rachel Seiferth, Claudia Christian and Chad Lowe.

Source: Gravitas Ventures

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Gravitas plots California Scheming

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Gravitas Ventures and Rapid Eye Film announced that teen thriller California Scheming will open day-and-date in theatres and on VOD on January 31 2014.

Marco Weber wrote, directed and produced the story about teenagers in Malibu who encounter a dangerous newcomer.

Gia Mantegna, Devon Werkheiser, Spencer Daniels, Rachel Seiferth, Claudia Christian and Chad Lowe star.

monterey media has acquired Us and Canadian rights to WWII story A Farewell To Fools starring Gérard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel, thriller No God, No Master starring David Strathairn, family title Redwood Highway with Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt. The distributor plans spring 2014 theatrical releases on all three.
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