CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Early Edition

Early Edition was created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, Vik Rubenfeld and starred Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson a man who mysteriously begins to receive the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper a day in advance giving him a glimpse of a potential future. Who delivers the paper is unknown but the first copy of each day arrives at 6:30am, no matter where his physical location is. The show ran for four seasons (90 episodes).

Upon reading the paper each day, Gary attempts to prevent the tragedies described within it, thus changing the story text and headlines in the newspaper to reflect the outcome of his actions (as seen in Back To The Future). Often, Gary doesn’t wish to be saddled with the responsibility of performing these deeds but feels he has to as the paper effectively presents him with many Sophie’s choices: he must choose between helping different people in need of assistance.

Unlike a lot of shows in this time period, Early Edition was able to resolve its storylines and reveal how Gary was chosen despite being cancelled after four seasons. Fan efforts to save the show and a USA Today poll were not successful in getting CBS to renew the show for a fifth season. It remains a favourite to all who watched it.

Related Posts
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

Based on Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's book of the same name, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was directed by Kenneth Johnson and set in the year 2049. It Read more

Yatterman

Originally running between 1977-1979 for 108 episodes, Yatterman succeeded Time Bokan and followed what happened after fragments of a mysterious stone known as the Skull Stone are scattered across the Read more

Welcome to Paradox

Debuting in 1998 and running for thirteen episodes, Welcome to Paradox was an anthology show where all the stories took place in the fictional future city of Betaville although the Read more

Timecrimes (2007)

Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Timecrimes (aka Los Cronocrímenes) is a Spanish science-fiction thriller. In the documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD Nacho Vigalondo credits 2000 AD comic magazine Read more

The Rise of Skywalker – One 40 Something’s ‘Obsessed Fanboy’ pre-release thoughts…

No one likes an 'I told you so', so let's get the unpleasant bit out of the way. I told you so. Back in Feb 2018, whilst I was still Read more

The Maze (1953)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies, The Maze was 3-D horror film that deals with teratology and prenatal phylogenetic evolution. It begins when Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly ends his Read more

The legacy of Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie was supposed to be the holiday hit of 1985. Such was the confidence that farther and son producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind had managed to get Read more

The Herculoids

Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, Read more

The Fugitives

Created by Eileen Gallagher and directed by Jane Prowse, The Fugitives was a seven part show from 2005 that follows fourteen-year-old Jay Keaton (Alex Roe). A teenager with a high Read more

The Degrassi Legacy and why it matters

In a time when the world was over exposed to glamorised American teenage dramas where teens were being played by thirty years olds a dramatic shift happened. The seeds of Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: