A delectably gory and cynical social satire from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Morrissey, this film, disingenuously billed at the time as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein is among the most original and transgressive interpretations of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. With an exceptional cast, led by Udo Kier, in what might be his most iconic performance, Joe Dallesandro, Monique van Vooren, and Italian child star Nicoletta Elmi, and featuring a lush soundtrack by Claudio Gizzi (Blood for Dracula). Currently streaming in the US on Shudder in both 2D and 3D versions. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution Rewatch Season 3, Ep 1
Wesley's private hobby is shamefully exposed when his microscopic replicator cells are detected throughout the Enterprise. [Season premiere] [more inside]
The UK National Theatre's 2011 production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch alternating the roles of the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. On YouTube (both versions) this week as part of the NT Live project. [more inside]
I'd like to start a FanFare post on the National Theatre Live recordings of the 2011 production of Frankenstein, as briefly discussed here. Both versions (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating as Frankenstein and the Creature) are on the NT's YouTube channel, so under what category do I post them?
A field surgeon who suffers from PTSD after combat in the Middle East, and creates a living human out of body parts in his Gowanus, Brooklyn lab. [more inside]
Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today. [more inside]
Star Trek: Enterprise: Horizon Rewatch Season 2, Ep 20
Travis learns that while you can go home again, it may involve recriminations and space pirates. [more inside]
Star Trek: Voyager: Phage Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
This episode starts off with a very sitcommy bit about Neelix's cooking (which will become a recurring bit), but takes a very hard left turn into horror with the introduction of a strong contender for the title of Trek's Nastiest Villains, the Vidiians. [more inside]
Penny Dreadful: Ebb Tide Season 3, Ep 7
Kaetenay is left deeply disturbed and visibly shaken when he experiences a vision of imminent destruction that could have dire consequences for the people he trusts; Vanessa is confronted with an unsettling truth that will affect her future.
Penny Dreadful: NO BEAST SO FIERCE Season 3, Ep 6
Vanessa turns to old friend Ferdinand Lyle for help, who introduces her to Catriona Hartdegen, a new ally. Lily, Dorian and Justine put their plan in motion. Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at Jarod Talbot's ranch.
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. [more inside]
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate. [more inside]
Penny Dreadful: What Death Can Join Together Season 1, Ep 6
Vanessa's latest vision leads Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene on a search. Professor Van Helsing reveals more details to Dr. Frankenstein about who has taken Mina. A night with Dorian unlocks something dark within Vanessa.