Articles with the tag J.J. Abrams

Fantastic Fan Guide to Five of Fall’s Most Awaited Genre Shows

Although cable seems to be the go-to for the most-watched shows these days, there’s a fantastic crop of exciting genre shows on network television this Fall. Any geek knows that there is a fine balance for these types of shows. There has to be enough mass appeal to bring in the ratings, but not so […]

Four Bad Robot Shows and Why They are Geekily Good

Say the name J.J. Abrams, and you’re likely to receive a variety of reactions from those in various parts of geekdom. Some folks consider him the slayer of all that is good and holy in the Star Trek universe, and they are more than glad to tell you about it… (“The Butcher of Vulcan.” Really?) […]

2013 Fall TV Pilots to Watch For

The major broadcast networks have announced their Fall TV '13 primetime schedules, and it's shaping up to be a very good time to be a TV viewer. Genre fans have plenty to look forward to, including superheroes, vampires, pirates, fairy tales, apocalypses, and cops. Lots of cops. Here are all the new Fall shows you should get excited for now.

J.J. Abrams Making Portal/Half-Life Movies? Yes, Please

As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate, J.J. Abrams continues his bid to become the king of pop (geek) culture by teaming up with Valve for possible big-screen versions of the software giant’s two most-loved franchises: Half-Life and Portal.

Lucasfilm’s Official J.J. Abrams Announcement

Don’t know about you, but I’m still reeling from the “J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII” announcement. Finally, Hollywood got one right. Here’s my initial thoughts on the big news, along with some quotes from Abrams and others on his new gig.