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Brett Summers

Crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Negan is coming!

Jeffrey Dean Morgan will soon be the most complex character ever to appear on TV. We will hate him so much… yet we will continue watching – Negan is coming! The creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, recently commented on the challenges in working around the challenges he […]

Cult TV Essentials: Wizbit

Children’s TV is no stranger to weird psychedelic visions but none have ever matched the trippy shizzle that legendary magician Paul Daniels (and wife Debbie McGee) came up with for his short lived but long remembered by all who watched it tv show Wizbit! Shown back in 1985, […]

Heroes of Cult: Mamie Van Doren

Joan Lucille Olander was born in Rowena, South Dakota, the daughter of Warner Carl Olander and Lucille Harriet Bennett. In 1939, the family moved to Sioux City, Iowa and then during May 1942 to Los Angeles. In early 1946, Olander began working as an usher at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. […]

Sylvia Anderson passes away aged 88

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Lady Penelope herself, Sylvia Anderson,  has passed away at the age of 88 years old at her Berkshire home following a short illness. Her daughter Dee Anderson described her as “a mother and a legend” whose “intelligence was phenomenal but her creativity […]

Heroes of Cult: Rondo Hatton

Rondo Hatton was born in Hagerstown, Maryland on April 22nd 1894 to Stewart Price and Emily Zarring Hatton, a pair of Missouri-born teachers. In 1913, whilst at Hillsborough High School, Hatton was voted the handsomest boy in his class. Following his father’s death, Hatton, his mother, and his younger brother Stewart moved in […]

Cult TV Essentials: Topper

Topper was one of TV’s first supernatural comedies and focused on the uptight Cosmo Topper (Leo G. Carroll) is the vice president of a bank, married to sweet Henrietta (Lee Patrick). The Topper’s reside in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, […]

Cult TV Essentials: Captain Z-Ro

“Be sure to be standing by when we again transmit you to the remote location on planet Earth where Captain Z-Ro and his associates will conduct another experiment in time and space.” Captain Z-Ro is a time-travelling scientist who operates from his remote laboratory where he repeatedly saves […]

All four DC TV shows renewed!

It is good news this morning in the Cult Faction office as we have learned that the CW has given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series for the 2016-2017 season! For us that means more Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The 100. […]