Friends, in a double whammy. We not only learned a few days ago about a new Tremors series. In addition we learned that it would not be picked up by SyFy. For myself I will certainly admit I am a huge fan of the 1990 film. It seems like someone doesn’t feel the new show is getting a fair shake though. Because a couple of days ago as well, the trailer for new Tremors pilot hit the internet!
This was after, I might add, that Kevin Bacon announced the cancellation on his Instagram account: “Tremors Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS!”
The actor has also stated he wasn’t responsible for the trailer being uploaded. Perhaps though this will help to get the series picked up? I could see the likes of Netflix or perhaps even Amazon Prime sweeping in to rescue this new Tremors.
Now the series was being described as a reboot. Not from the original film of course but it’s story would end up rewriting the canon of the franchise. There have been so far 6 sequels to the 1990 film. Not counting the 2003 TV series on SyFy. Making Michael Gross’ character of Burt Gummer the only character to appear in all sequels and related series.
In all honesty, I do not believe Michael Gross was appearing in the new Tremors show. However maybe he could be talked into revisiting the character in this new continuity if it gets picked up?
As a fan of Tremors, I hope at the very least the pilot is made available. It certainly appears as if the story follows an interesting arc for Valentine. While neither heroes from the first film could be considered the sharpest tools in the shed. It seems the new show hinted that Val is having a hard time not being the big thing any longer.
I do not know of course what future awaits the new Tremors series. At least the 1990 film remains a cult film, right?
There are many movies I probably shouldn’t have been allowed to watch at the 62 Drive-In as a kid, I think a lot of these films my Father wanted to see and since I had no babysitter I guess he just hoped that I wouldn’t grow up to behave like the serial killer in Richard Franklin’s awesome Australian thriller, Road Games.
Starring Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer, Escape From L.A., King Lear) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, True Lies), the film dealt with a truck driver named Patrick Quid (Keach) in Australia who becomes involved with a hunt for a serial killer after he picks up the hitchhiking Pamela ‘Hitch’ Rushworth (Curtis). I want to avoid spoilers but you can tell by the trailer it’s an 80’s flick.
Cult Fiction offered the film on DVD but sadly I believe it’s out of print and seems to demand some high prices on Amazon.Com. I’ve always liked Stacy Keach and I think he is really hitting his stride as he gets older, even if his work in movies and TV are now mostly character parts, he is always a solid actor.
He has a new film that is debuting on the Syfy channel tonight at 9/8c, Storm War!
I can say in all honesty I’m excited to see this movie, it looks like a ton of fun!
A big thanks to Crime Critics for uploading the Road Games trailer over on YouTube.
Thanks to our friends over at The Mercury Men site for this wonderful idea of how to spend your Sunday afternoon, coloring in Jack Yaeger and Edward Borman from the exciting and very retro Mercury Men series hosted over on SyFy.Com!
Still wondering if the Mercury Men is right for you…well just take a peek at this Sunday Night Retro Commercial they whipped up!
Over the weekend while out clubbing, I ran into two of my favorite retro chicks — 1980s pop singers Tiffany and Debbie Gibson!
Tiffany and Debbie Gibson
(Of course by “out clubbing”, I actually meant “sitting at home, surfing TMZ.”)
Earlier this summer, the two pop queens from the 1980s launched their own “Journey Through the ’80s” Tour. This photograph was shot after their performance in Cleveland last week. The tour’s about to wrap up, but for those who weren’t able to catch the two live this summer can always pick up a copy of the SyFy horror film “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid”, in which the two retro divas appear … and mud wrestle. Mega Python vs. Gatoroid is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Netflix.