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This is a great trailer for Seinfeld’s move to Netflix:

I’m excited to see this first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new movie, Nightmare Alley:

That looks gorgeous — and what a cast! I can’t wait to see it.

Here’s a trailer for Stranger Things 4:

The tremendous amount of time between seasons has cooled my enthusiasm for this show somewhat… and wow, the kids look a LOT older, so I wonder how much time in the world of the show is supposed to have passed between seasons?  But I’m looking forward to the show’s return and curious to see what’s next…

Here’s the first trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic book series, The Sandman:

I’m intrigued and very much hoping the series is good…

A new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming in less than a month??  Yes, please!

Rocky IV is coning back to theaters in November — with 40 minutes of additional footage added in??  Here’s a preview:

WOW — apparently a reboot of Babylon 5 is in the works, with the script to be written by B5 creator J. Michael Straczynski!  I’m not sure what to think of that.  B5 feels like a property that is ripe for further exploration, and I’m thrilled this is happening with the involvement of Mr. Straczynski.  On the one hand, a reboot makes sense, as it could be cool to see the series revisited in a modern TV style and with modern visual effects.  On the other hand, abandoning everything and starting over from zero doesn’t fill me with joy.  Still, color me excited and curious.  (We’ll see if this comes to anything… several other B5 revival projects over the years have died aborning.)

Click here to read more info, directly from Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski on Twitter.

I was similarly surprised to read of a new attempt to relaunch TekWar, the nineties-era sci-fi series of novels (and subsequent TV show) written by William Shatner.  I don’t have nearly as fond memories of TekWar as I do of Babylon 5… but I’m certainly curious to see if this actually happens and if it’s any good…

Click here for a fascinating, in-depth interview with Jon Stewart, in which he discusses his new show for Apple TV+ The Problem with Jon Stewart and many other topics.

I quite enjoyed Kevin Smith’s 2019 film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which I only saw for the first time a few weeks ago.  So I’m eager for his next return to those characters in Clerks III, which recently wrapped production.

Click here to read a fascinating, nuanced piece by Howard Fishman for The Washington Post Magazine on the music and legacy of Yusuf/Cat Stevens.  This was a great read.

Wow, this is a fascinating — and lengthy!! — read: an oral history of DC Comics’ 2011 reboot/relaunch of their entire comic book universe, called The New 52.  There were some good stories in the comic books that came out of that reboot, though overall I certainly felt that attempt to relaunch the DC universe was not very successful.  I lost a lot of time reading this article; there are a TON of juicy stories contained within!  This is a must-read for comic book fans.

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