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Will You Watch 'Twin Peaks' Without David Lynch Directing?

4/7/2015 12:45pm EDT
I remember way back in 1992 my father Michael and I attended our first ever "Twin Peaks" festival in glorious North Bend. We stayed at the famous Salish Lodge (aka The Great Northern Hotel!), attended a meet and greet breakfast with various cast (Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee and movie newbie Moira Kelly were in attendance!) and even managed to corner David Lynch himself after an interview at the winery (coincidently taking place at the same time as a Peaks costume contest across town!) to get the illusive director to sign a British quad poster of "Eraserhead." (Still the Mona Lisa of my poster co...

Will Showtime's Revival Of 'Twin Peaks' Go On Without Its Creator?

4/6/2015 5:12pm EDT
David Lynch Drops Out Of 'Twin Peaks' Revival Over Salary Disput
David Lynch has pulled out of Showtime's forthcoming revival of his cult hit TV series Twin Peaks after salary negotiations broke down.

Lynch confirmed the news in a series of messages on Twitter, writing, "Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done. This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. Twin Peaks may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things...

TCA News: Kyle MacLachlan To Star In 'Twin Peaks' Revamp

1/13/2015 9:05am EST
Kyle MacLachlan To Return To The 'Strange & Wonderful World' Of
Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper in the upcoming "Twin Peaks" revival. The series centered on the death of small town high school sweetheard Laura Palmer.

Showtime revealed plans to resurrect the series in 2016 for the show's 25th anniversary. During the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, network president David Nevins confirmed the actor was joining the new cast.

Maclachlan suprised the audience by joining Nevins on stage, telling fans: "I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks."...

Best Of 2014 - Top Five Blu-rays

12/29/2014 11:20am EST
Best of 2014 Blu-ray
Jason Coleman's Top Five Blu-ray's of 2014

This year there were some very notable and particularly tasty collectable home releases that got the geek in me excited. Scream Factory kept up the steady stream of flicks from yesteryear (see Sam Raimi’s "Darkman" and George P. Cosmatos’ "Leviathan!"), Mill Creek got in on the act too (everything from "Flatliners" to TV’s "Good Times!") and there were plenty of errant special editions to keep the cinematically interested busy. But below are my cream of the crop top five personal favorite Blu-ray releases from this year that I’m proud to say now...

David Lynch, Showtime Announce Return Of 'Twin Peaks'

10/6/2014 11:43pm EDT
Twin Peaks
David Lynch and Mark Frost's cult 90s series Twin Peaks is heading back to television in 2016.

Lynch hinted that the show would return in a post he made on Twitter on Friday, writing, "Dear Twitter friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee."

The director used the hashtag to reference an oft-uttered line said on the show by FBI agent Dale Cooper ( Kyle MacLachlan), hinting that not only would the show be coming back, but MacLachlan could return as well.

Following Lynch's tweet, pay network Showtime confirmed the news, announcing that it would revive the sh...

Blu-ray Review: 'Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery' A Five-Star Must For Fans

7/29/2014 10:30am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery' A Five-Star Mu
The day has come that all "Twin Peaks," coffee, cherry pie and Michael J. Anderson dancing in the red room fans have been waiting for – the arrival of the 10-disc Blu-ray set "Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery...And The Missing Pieces" is here. (Out today July 29 from Paramount / CBS Home Entertainment) So the big question right off the bat is does this set finally put all others to rest (including the previously decent Definitive Gold Box DVD Edition!) while exceeding expectations and thus warrant the purchase of a Blu-ray set in the day and age of digital downloads? The answer - you betc...

Sneak Peek: Inside ‘Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery’ Footage!

7/17/2014 11:20am EDT
Sneak Peek: Inside ‘Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery’ Footage!
A few weeks ago I got a very large yellow envelope containing two cards with some very familiar images on one side (cup of coffee, slice of pie, blue rose!) and an invitation on the other. The event proposed was a rare exclusive treat for a David Lynch fan like myself – a chance to see the World Premiere Screening of The Missing Pieces which are a full 90 minutes of Deleted and Extended Scenes from the film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" on the big screen. (And yes, considered to be the holy grail of "Twin Peaks" fandom!) As part of a lush new set hitting Blu-ray on July 29 titled "Twin...

David Lynch Posts Bizarre Coffee Ad With Barbie Doll

4/28/2011 12:00pm EDT
David Lynch Barbie Coffee Commercial
Moviemaker David Lynch has posted a bizarre new ad for his Signature Cup Coffee online. In the strange commercial, the Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive director talks to a Barbie doll head cradled in his hand about his organic brew.

In the three-minute short, the Barbie asks Lynch what he's drinking and he explains it's a cup of espresso from his Signature Cup range.

David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee from David Lynch on Vimeo.

When the doll asks, "Is it good?" Lynch offers to fix her a cup.

The odd chat then turns a little romantic as the Barbie tells the filmmaker, "You're ki...

Watch Fergie's Sexy Cherry Dr. Pepper Commercial

1/12/2011 8:00am EST
Black Eyed Peas star Fergie is set to sex-up TV commercial breaks after filming a racy new advertisement for soft drinks brand Dr. Pepper.

The singer is the new face of Cherry Dr. Pepper and has shot a saucy new ad in which she recreates the tricky 'cherry stalk' stunt made famous by cult TV show "Twin Peaks."

In one scene, a vamped-up Fergie, sporting wavy dark brown locks, seductively holds a can of the fizzy pop in the air and pours it into her mouth.

In another clip, Fergie is seen playing with something in her mouth, before pulling out a cherry stem tied into a knot - mirroring the ...

Grassroots Campaign Wants 'Psych' Stars On 'SNL'

10/27/2010 10:35am EDT
If one show has impassioned, loyal fans to be reckoned with, it's "Psych."

They call themselves "Psych-Os," and in just a couple of weeks, nearly 30,000 of them have united in an online effort to nab leads James Roday and Dulé Hill a dual hosting gig on NBC's long-running, live sketch show.

The grassroots campaign appeared about a week before the official "Psych" Facebook page cracked the 1 million member milestone on October 20. Dubbed "Psych Out SNL," the movement's own Facebook group states that the writers of USA's quirkily funny police procedural have given the undertaking their o...

David Lynch: 'If You Meditate, You'll Enjoy Your Pornography More!'

10/18/2010 10:35am EDT
David Lynch
Funnyman Russell Brand and movie maverick David Lynch have become unlikely pals after the Twin Peaks director gave the Brit some tips on how meditation boosts pleasuring one's self.

Brand has revealed he made a point of meeting Lynch, the president of the Transcendental Meditation Foundation, at a party so he could learn more about the director's area of expertise.

The movie star and comedian tells New York Magazine he complained to Lynch that his love of masturbating while watching pornography was overtaking his desire to meditate and achieve enlightenment.

He recalls Lynch telling hi...

James Roday, Steve Franks Promise 'Twin Peaks' Episode Of 'Psych'

7/7/2010 2:55pm EDT
"Psych" star James Roday and Executive Producer/Writer Steve Franks promise a "Twin Peaks"-inspired episode of the popular USA comedy. Starpulse just participated in a conference call with them, and they talked about the series' fifth season, which kicks off next week.

"Twin Peaks," which became a national phenomenon in 1990, was director David Lynch's brainchild that blended dark comedy and surreal drama. It focused on the small-town murder of high schooler Laura Palmer, and became known for its quirky humor, atmospheric mystery and critical acclaim. It also starred "Desperate Housewiv...

Finding The Right Halloween Costume And Ones To Avoid

10/13/2008 10:00am EDT
The Dark Knight
Picking the right Halloween costume can get tricky, especially when you're over the age of twelve. One thing that you need to be aware of in your selection is that there's a fine line

between having a good Halloween costume and making an ass of yourself. The same basic childhood rules still apply today: wear nothing that heavily restricts movement or vision, wear nothing that will burst into flames, and a homemade costume always trumps something store bought. Once you get the right idea, putting together a costume is easy. It's getting the idea that's the hard part. As Halloween sweeps i...

The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

8/28/2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...

The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

8/22/2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...

Five Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows At Comic-Con

8/8/2008 10:31am EDT
Two weeks ago, nerds, geeks, and those "just going to San Diego for the weekend to check out the beaches" poured into Comic-Con 2008 in all their "Babylon 5"-clad glory.

Comic-Con is an ever-evolving beast. It started as a few dozen collectors meeting in a basement in San Diego to trade and discuss comics. Now it is an event so massive it shuts down an entire city for the weekend.

Comic-Con also holds a tremendous amount of power nowadays. Nervous directors unveil scenes from their latest superhero big-screen opus to the attendees, well-aware that a lukewarm response could spe...

Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

5/22/2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

5/7/2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

The Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows Of The 90s

5/2/2008 9:43am EDT
The 1990s was the beginning of the end for network television. Program offerings grew rapidly in the last decade of the 20th century. Soon it became commonplace for a person to have 50-60 channels on their home set, paving the way for the present-day satellite and digital cable packages for 1,000 channels or more.

The 90s was the last decade that network bosses could depend on massive ratings from a nearly captive audience bereft of choices. There were certainly plenty of cable shows, but they barely made a dent in the numbers enjoyed by the networks at the time.

It was not unco...

The 3 Most Underrated & Overrated 'Lost' Mysteries

4/24/2008 8:45am EDT
By this time viewers know the drill. When "Lost" returns on Thursday evening it will treat its audience by answering a few of the mysteries that have been mystifying it for so long. Of course, the answers will only lead to new questions, and new mysteries will develop.

It is this endless enigmatic cycle that drives viewers to follow the show with precise obsession, pouring over each detail of an episode like Sherlock Holmes. It is also the reason why a site like ranks in the top 5,000 most visited sites in the world.

What the creators of "Lost" have done is truly a...

TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Twin Peaks'

2/29/2008 1:53pm EST
Twin Peaks
After a week off for Oscar madness it's time to get back into the TV on DVD recommendations. This week I'd like to invite you to check out one of the strangest worlds ever created for television. The small town of Twin Peaks, Washington holds many small mysteries and one very large one that holds the town captive.

That large story revolves around the brutal murder of the town's homecoming queen, Laura Palmer, and the attempted murder of her friend Ronette Polaski. The crime brings FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle McLachlan in one of the most sublime performances you'll ever see) to the tr...

Five Top Show-Changing Moments: 'Lost,' 'Twin Peaks' & More

2/27/2008 12:00pm EST
Every so often, there comes a shocking or unexpected moment in a television series that leaves the show forever altered. These show-changing moments are not simply unique plot twists or ambitious story arcs; they are episodes or scenes that ultimately prove to be watershed moments for the series in which they occur. The impact of a show-changing moment on a series can be positive or negative - and sometimes a verdict can't be reached until long after the show has ended.

We have comprised a list of the top five such moments. The way in which each of these instances affected the five ...

The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

1/29/2008 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...

A Lost Art: Top TV Opening Credit Sequences

1/11/2008 11:23am EST
The Cosby Show
The television opening credit sequence is truly an art form. Frankly, it is hard to believe that it has never been considered as a category for any of the major award shows. It should be. An excellent sequence can make a mediocre series good, a good series great, and a great series…well, you get the idea.

Okay, so maybe the above statement is a little bit of a stretch. Still, opening sequences can be pretty entertaining. They may be a dying art form these days, but that is all the more reason to celebrate the very pinnacle of achievement in the field. There have been many great ...

2007 TV Year In Review: Top 5 Dramas

12/28/2007 12:00pm EST
Due to the writers strike, many shows stayed on the air this fall even though their ratings were poor. The future doesn't look so good for programs such as Bionic Woman, Journeyman, and K-Ville. There are, however, several dramas that cemented their places in our "must see" lists.

Top 5 Dramas:

5. "Dexter" - While this show has never really delivered on the intimate look into a psychopath that it seemed to promise in its initial previews, it does remain one of the more entertaining pieces of pulp on television. This season saw Dexter's underwater burial ground discovered, causing...

Alicia Witt Talks 'Law & Order: CI,' Playing The Stupidest Character Imaginable & More

12/3/2007 11:42am EST
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt is not just another pretty face. After being discovered by director David Lynch at the age of seven, she was featured in "Dune." Lynch went on to utilize her talent in the quirky TV show "Twin Peaks." She also played Zoey in the TV series "Cybill" and has been featured in other television and movie roles, most recently "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."

When did you begin acting? Did David Lynch discover you?

I made "Dune" when I was 7. His casting director had seen what I had done (I was on a variety show when I was four.) I didn't have any formal training, so I wasn'...

Starpulse Holiday Gift Guide: TV Goodies

11/23/2007 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.


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...

New TV On DVD, Oct. 30

10/30/2007 8:00am EDT
Faith will be restored and souls will be saved when the vampire cursed with a human soul returns to fight demons on the dark side in the Angel Collector's Set DVD, featuring all 110 episodes. Also on DVD: Twin Peaks the complete series, Everybody Loves Raymond the complete series, CSI: Miami season six, and Scrubs season six.

'Twin Peaks' Definitive Gold Box Edition Arrives On DVD Oct. 30

10/20/2007 8:32am EDT
Twin Peaks
The highly-anticipated Definitive Gold Box Edition of the series that became one of television’s most acclaimed events finally arrives – with all 29 episodes plus both the original and European versions of the pilot – on October 30 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Considered both technically and artistically revolutionary when it debuted, "Twin Peaks" garnered 18 Emmy nominations over the course of its two-season run with its cast of memorable characters, stunning cinematography and intriguing plot. Co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost and a large numb...

New TV on DVD, April 3

4/3/2007 8:00am EDT
The ABC series Roseanne was the first sitcom since I Love Lucy to feature the family matriarch as the main character. Unlike the fashionably urban Ricardos, however, the Conners represented working-class America in lovingly honest way seldom seen on network television. Season two is now on DVD. Also in stores: the complete series of The Brady Bunch, season five of Law & Order, and season two of Twin Peaks and Mind of Mencia.