Dork Shelf had a chance to chat with Canadian actor Aaron Douglas at FanExpo a few months ago. Douglas, best known to audiences for his work as Chief Tyrol on the acclaimed Sci-Fi series Battlestar Galactica, had just wrapped filming on the new police-drama The Bridge when we spoke with him. We talked about his […]
Before the holidays I embarked on the perilous journey of choosing the ten ‘greatest’ Simpsons characters from the show’s last 20 years, not including the principle family itself. Check selections 10 through 6 out here. A perfectly cromulent list thus far, if I do say so myself. The final five are even harder to decide […]
Will, Lucas, and Chris talk about what they're looking forward to in 2010, particularly video games.
With The Simpsons’ 20-year anniversary having been on December 18th, you would think that I would make two top 10 lists, but alas my list formats were made to be followed and ten is still a perfectly cromulent number. After all, being 20 years old isn’t what makes The Simpsons great, its many instances of […]
To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jeff, Joel, Lucas and Will discuss all things Transformers. From the original 80's cartoon and comics to the toys and the recent live-action films we've got our giant shape-shifting alien robot bases well covered.
FanExpo, the largest fan con in Canada returns to Toronto August 28th-30th. Dork Shelf will be there! FanExpo is essentially an amalgam of five smaller conventions dedicated to comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming and anime. If you are a Canadian dork, FanExpo is the place to be this weekend.
The cable channel AMC is mostly known for playing classic movies, and also for creating the wonderful original shows Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I’m quite happy with Mad Men — ah Joan — but apparently AMC isn’t satisfied with having two great shows. We’re going to be getting more original programming from AMC soon, […]
In this "mantastic" episode Lucas, Will, Jeff, and Joel find themselves trapped in a cage deep underwater, assaulted from all sides by the desperate later seasons of The Simpsons. The dorks talk about how Matt Groening's show has changed over time, about what they've been consuming, and some hot news from the worlds of film, video games, and email spam.
The Hollywood Reporter has some big casting news for HBO‘s television adaptation of George R. R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones fantasy series. Sean Bean has been cast as Lord Eddard Stark, one of the main characters from the book. Bean, whose resume is quite long, is recognizable to many as Boromir from Lord of the […]
From commercial funny man (pepsi, pizza pops, bud light), to movie slow poke (Tideland, Charlie Bartlett), to the biggest House Party animal in last year’s under-performing (though not without its moments) original Comedy Network series, Toronto actor Dylan Taylor has been on the up and up for a few years now. You could even say […]
Good news, everyone! After six horrible years, Comedy Central has finally given Futurama back to us, for at least 26 brand new episodes. Huge DVD sales of the series and TV movies, combined with strong ratings for re-runs of the show prompted producers to give in to the cries of fans and finally bring Futurama back […]
We Canadians often take for granted or mock Canadian TV programming. Our television tastes have broadened so much in the last decade or so, that we often see our own television industry as producing shows that are too hokey, too corny and even too Canadian for our sophisticated TV palettes. This is not to say […]
“Han Solo, P.I” is the creation of YouTube user TheCBVee. The video is a mashup of Star Wars and the 1980’s TV show Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck. Oh, internet you never cease to amaze me. The Star Wars spoof is a painstaking shot for shot re-imagining of the original Magnum, P.I. intro sequence, as you […]
With live-action iterations of Transformers and G.I. Joe both hitting theatres this summer, it’s easy to forget the other 1980’s cartoon/toy-line adaptation that will be coming to a theatre near you in the coming months. I am of course referring to My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles. What a delicious little send up of […]
postmodernbarney has posted a truly epic list of 137 uncomfortable-but-true plot summaries of movies, TV shows, and comic books we all know and love. Among my favourites: E.T.: Out-of-control pet causes mayhem, sadness. Big Trouble in Little China: Redneck trucker kills Chinese immigrants. War Machine: Alcoholic rich white man gives weapons to black man. Risky […]