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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Diff
When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...
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Unimaginable Strength, Unbelievable Speed & Uncomfortable Spandex

July 1st, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Superhero Movie
Stripping the spandex trade down to its skivvies, Superhero Movie exposes the hilarity of the comic book genre when an Extended Version of the film arrives on DVD on July 8th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Following the uproarious misadventures of a high school student after he's been bitten by a mutated dragonfly, Superhero Movie spoofs, satirizes and skewers the conventions of fanboy cinema, taking time along the way to poke fun at some of the juggernauts of the genre - from the X-Men and Batman to Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.

Masters of comedy Craig M...
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'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

June 17th, 2008 11:40am EDT
Firefly
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...
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Leave Them Hanging: Favorite TV Cliffhangers

April 2nd, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Lost
Television is a medium that thrives on manipulating audiences into tuning in, and no narrative device is more effective at accomplishing that task than the cliffhanger. With the end of the 2007-08 season rapidly approaching and new cliffhangers waiting in the wings, we have decided to celebrate our favorites from years past.

5) The Simpsons: "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"

The Cliffhanger: It didn't provoke quite the fervor of the "Dallas" storyline that it parodied, but this two-part episode did warrant a special "America's Most Wanted" and was discussed often during the summer of 19...
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Girl Power! TV's Top Buttkicking Gals

March 28th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Alais
You know them, you love them...and you certainly wouldn't want to piss them off. So who are they? They are the uber tough heroines who prove time and again that one doesn't need a y chromosome to kill bad guys, protect loved ones and ultimately save the day. Each one of them fights for a different reason, a different cause. Each has her own style, strengths, and battles. They do all share a common trait, however - they can all take on pretty much any man, woman, robot or monster that comes their way. Here is Starpulse's tribute to "Television's Top Buttkicking Gals."

Buffy Summer...
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In The End: Best Series Finales

February 20th, 2008 1:15pm EST
Star Trek The Next Generation
The series finale. There is nothing quite like it in television. Many shows aren't given the luxury of a proper final episode, instead they are canceled prematurely and often without advanced notice. Often times those series exit after airing just a normal episode, or even worse - a cliffhanger. Then there is another group, and it consists of popular and long running series' that either go out on their own terms or are given warning of their impending doom.

We are not going to concern ourselves with the first group; after all it is hard to criticize the creative decisions of writ...
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Best Of The Furry & Fuzzy: Top Supporting Animal Characters On TV

February 14th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Spot from Star Trek TNG
Expressive, talented and (relatively) well-behaved animals have held an important place in American television since its inception. Most of the time, these animals make guest or recurring appearances, although there have been a few shows that focused on a non-human main character.

Shows that instantly come to mind in the latter category include old favorites like "Lassie" and "Mr. Ed." This particular list will not include the title characters from those two shows, nor will it include any other animals/shows where the "star" of the series was not human.

No, instead we have d...
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The Top Ten TV And Movie Robots Of All Time

February 14th, 2008 11:01am EST
Fembot from Austin Powers
Artificial Intelligence is a clear description of robots replicating human nature with self-containing thoughts. Over the years we have been mesmerized by the lore of robots, and directors in television and film have given us many more reasons to like them. Let’s count down some of the top robots of all time:

10. Fembot: The mechanical woman-like androids sent to kill international spy Austin Powers in his movies "International Man of Mystery" and "The Spy Who Shagged Me" are seductive machines that can turn a crowd of rowdy bachelors upside down with their tight curves, skimpy clothi...
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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TV's 10 Most Unrealistic Couples

January 22nd, 2008 10:14am EST
CSI
Reality is not always a factor when it comes to TV relationships. Actually, it usually isn't. Often, two characters that would never come together in real life are forced into a relationship for any number of reasons. It's not really a problem for most TV viewers because they understand that entertainment value will always trump reality.

That being said, there are some on-screen relationships that make perfect sense. Then there are the head scratchers. Below is a sampling of the latter. Please note, just because these relationships are unrealistic doesn't necessarily mean they ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 9

December 9th, 2007 3:00am EST
Felicity Huffman
Happy Birthday to Green Day drummer Tre Cool (1972), Wallflower Jakob Dylan (1969), WWE wrestler/Olympian Kurt Angle (1968), violinist Joshua Bell (1967), Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman (1962), entertainer Donny Osmond (1957), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actor John Malkovich (1953), "Star Trek TNG"'s 'Lt. Commander Worf' actor Michael Dorn (1952), singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading (1950), nine-time NFL Pro-Bowler Dick Butkus (1942), "Stargate SG-1" actor Beau Bridges (1941), English actress Judi Dench (1934), talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. (1933; d. 2001), screenwriter/...
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'Star Trek The Tour' Makes North American Debut Jan. 18

December 6th, 2007 9:23am EST
Star Trek
SEE Touring Productions and Metropolitan Talent present "Star Trek The Tour," the largest interactive Star Trek exhibit ever, which makes its North American debut on January 18th for a limited engagement at the Queen Mary Dome in Long Beach, CA.

This unprecedented event will give the public the opportunity to step inside the "Star Trek" world and become active participants in the legacy that has captured the imagination of generations: From the chance to sit on a starship bridge from the Original TV series to traveling through space on motion simulators, "Star Trek The Tour" offers th...
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Starpulse Holiday Gift Guide: TV Goodies

November 23rd, 2007 12:19pm EST
Gilmore Girls
With no end to the writer’s strike in sight, viewers are going to be stuck with dozens of repeats and reality shows. Blech. One way to battle the TV blues is to turn to DVDs for entertainment. The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s perfect timing to watch, buy, or put on your wish list some of your favorite TV shows while waiting for new episodes to air.

DVDs:

Have you had a chance to catch the new CBS drama “Moonlight?” If you’re a new vampire voyeur, or a longtime fan of the fanged persuasion, the “Angel” 30-disc collector’s DVD set is a must-see. The collection feature...
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Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

November 6th, 2007 10:38am EST
Heroes
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...
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New TV On DVD, Oct. 2

October 2nd, 2007 8:00am EDT
Star Trek The Next Generation
The complete series of Star Trek: The Next Generation is now on DVD. The series (1987-1994) was set several years after the original Star Trek series and centers on the crew on the new Enterprise. Characters include Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, William Riker, Geordi La Forge, Worf, Data, Deanna Troi, and Beverley Crusher. Also on DVD: season 1 of Jericho and Shark; season 2 of How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, and The Sarah Silverman Program; and season 3 of Numb3rs.
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

August 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
Happy Birthday to Australian actress Tammin Sursock and singer Missy Higgins (1983), "The Upside of Anger" actress Erika Christensen (1982), "House" actress Jennifer Morrison (1979), Relient K drummer Dave Douglas (1979), actress Tracie Thoms (1975), British actor Callum Blue (1973), rapper Nate Dogg (1969), "Friends" star Matthew Perry (1969), country star Lee Ann Womack (1966), "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Europe singer Joey Tempest (1963), "Full House" actor John Stamos (1963), actor Adam Arkin (1956), "The O.C." actor Peter Gallagher (1955), "Star Trek TNG" actor Jonathan Fra...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 30

May 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Benny Goodman
Happy Birthday to Venezuelan singer Devendra Banhart (1981), hip-hop artist Cee-Lo (1974), Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus (1966), Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), country singer Wynonna Judd (1964), "Star Trek TNG" & "DS9" actor Colm Meaney (1953), actor Stephen Tobolowsky (1951), Welsh film actor Hugh Griffith (1912; d. 1980), clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman (1909; d. 1986), and voice actor Mel Blanc (1908; d. 1989).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 29

March 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Elle Macpherson
Happy Birthday to tennis superstar Jennifer Capriati (1976), "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless (1968), Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson (1964), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Marina Sirtis (1960), Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell (1959), "Harold & Maude" star Bud Cort (1948), "Monty Python" actor Eric Idle (1943), legendary baseball pitcher Cy Young (1867; d. 1955), and 10th President of the United States John Tyler (1790; d. 1862).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 2

March 2nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Happy Birthday to "A.J. Soprano" Robert Iler (1985), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (1982), Lady in the Water star Bryce Dallas Howard (1981), actress Heather McComb (1977), Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977), new James Bond actor Daniel Craig (1968), rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962), SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952), singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983), Star Trek doctor Gates McFadden (1949), singer Eddie Money (1949), Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948), Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942), authors John Irving (1942) and Tom Wolfe (1931), former Soviet Union presid...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2007 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 16

February 16th, 2007 3:00am EST
Ice-T
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 2

February 2nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Shakira
Happy Birthday to "8 Simple Rules" actor Martin Spanjers (1987), Columbian booty-shaker Shakira (1977), singer Eva Cassidy (1963; d. 1996), former supermodel Christie Brinkley (1954), "Star Trek TNG" actor Brent Spiner (1949), "Charlie's Angel" Farrah Fawcett (1947), British singer/songwriter Graham Nash (1942), Smothers Brother Tom Smothers (1937), Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz (1927; d. 1991), "The Lucy Show" actor Gale Gordon (1906; d. 1995), "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand (1905; d. 1982), and Irish writer James Joyce (1882; d. 1941).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 9

December 9th, 2006 3:00am EST
Felicity Huffman
Happy Birthday to Green Day drummer Tre Cool (1972), Wallflower Jakob Dylan (1969), WWE wrestler/Olympian Kurt Angle (1968), violinist Joshua Bell (1967), Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman (1962), entertainer Donny Osmond (1957), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actor John Malkovich (1953), "Star Trek TNG"'s 'Lt. Commander Worf' actor Michael Dorn (1952), singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading (1950), nine-time NFL Pro-Bowler Dick Butkus (1942), "Stargate SG-1" actor Beau Bridges (1941), English actress Judi Dench (1934), talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. (1933; d. 2001), screenwriter/...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

August 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
Happy Birthday to Australian actress Tammin Sursock and singer Missy Higgins (1983), "The Upside of Anger" actress Erika Christensen (1982), "House" actress Jennifer Morrison (1979), Relient K drummer Dave Douglas (1979), actress Tracie Thoms (1975), British actor Callum Blue (1973), rapper Nate Dogg (1969), "Friends" star Matthew Perry (1969), country star Lee Ann Womack (1966), "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Europe singer Joey Tempest (1963), "Full House" actor John Stamos (1963), actor Adam Arkin (1956), "The O.C." actor Peter Gallagher (1955), "Star Trek TNG" actor Jonathan Fra...
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All Five "Star Trek" Captains To Appear In "Star Trek: Legacy"

August 14th, 2006 12:03pm EDT
Star Trek Legacy
Bethesda Softworks announced today that all five actors who portrayed the Star Trek series captains - William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew - will provide voiceovers in the Star Trek: Legacy video game. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated in a single Star Trek project together.

“I am delighted to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with my fellow captains by providing our voices to Star Trek: Legacy,” said Shatner. “Bethesda Softworks has done an excellent job in creating an excitin...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 30

May 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Benny Goodman
Happy Birthday to Venezuelan singer Devendra Banhart (1981), hip-hop artist Cee-Lo (1974), Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus (1966), Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), country singer Wynonna Judd (1964), "Star Trek TNG" & "DS9" actor Colm Meaney (1953), actor Stephen Tobolowsky (1951), Welsh film actor Hugh Griffith (1912; d. 1980), clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman (1909; d. 1986), and voice actor Mel Blanc (1908; d. 1989).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 29

March 29th, 2006 3:00am EST
Elle Macpherson
Happy Birthday to tennis superstar Jennifer Capriati (1976), "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless (1968), Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson (1964), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Marina Sirtis (1960), Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell (1959), "Harold & Maude" star Bud Cort (1948), "Monty Python" actor Eric Idle (1943), legendary baseball pitcher Cy Young (1867; d. 1955), and 10th President of the United States John Tyler (1790; d. 1862).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 2

March 2nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Lou Reed
Happy Birthday to "A.J. Soprano" Robert Iler (1985), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (1982), Lady in the Water star Bryce Dallas Howard (1981), actress Heather McComb (1977), Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977), new James Bond actor Daniel Craig (1968), rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962), SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952), singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983), Star Trek doctor Gates McFadden (1949), singer Eddie Money (1949), Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948), Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942), authors John Irving (1942) and Tom Wolfe (1931), former Soviet Union presid...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2006 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 16

February 16th, 2006 3:00am EST
Ice-T
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...
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