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Brett Summers

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

Cult TV Essentials: Ark II

For millions of years, Earth was fertile and rich. Then pollution and waste began to take their toll. Civilization fell into ruin. This is the world of the 25th century. Only a handful of scientists remain, men who have vowed to rebuild what has been destroyed. This is […]

Cult TV Essential: The Starlost

Broadcast in 1973, The Starlost was a Canadian-produced science fiction television series created by writer Harlan Ellison. It lasted for sixteen episodes. The Starlost of the title were a huge generational colony who lived on a spaceship called Earthship Ark. The ship came about after the destruction of […]

Cult TV Essentials: Kinvig

Des Kinvig (Tony Haygarth) runs an electrical repair shop in the small town of Bingleton. One day his store is visited by Miss Griffin (Prunella Gee), who is from the planet Mercury and in need of Des’ help. Kinvig’s friend Jim Piper (Colin Jeavons) is a lifelong UFO […]

Cult TV Essentials: Street Hawk

This is Jesse Mach, an ex-motorcycle cop, injured in the line of duty. Now a police troubleshooter, he’s been recruited for a top secret government mission to ride Street Hawk — an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to fight urban crime, capable of incredible speeds up to three hundred […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Phoenix

The Phoenix was a 1982 television series (9 episodes were made including the Pilot but only 5 were broadcast) starring Judson Scott which was on ABC for five episodes. The plot revolved around an ancient extra-terrestrial named Bennu of the Golden Light (played by Judson Scott – later seen […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Thunderbirds 2086

Thunderbirds 2086 was a Japanese anime series loosely inspired by the original Gerry Anderson Supermarionation series Thunderbirds. The series was dubbed in English by ITC Entertainment, the original company who produced Thunderbirds, but is not officially recognised as part of Thunderbirds canon, due to the non-involvement of either Gerry […]

Preview: Trees Vol. 1 coming in February

Bestselling writer Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Transmetropolitan) and artist Jason Howard—the creative team known for their hit webcomic series SCATTERLANDS—reunite for an all-new science fiction mystery filled with foreboding and laced with a Ballardian tone in TREES, VOL. 1, which collects the first eight issues of the ongoing […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Ewoks

Star Wars: Ewoks is an American/Canadian animated television series featuring the Ewok characters introduced in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It aired for two seasons between 1985 and 1986, lasting 35 episodes. The series focuses on the adventures of Wicket W. Warrick and his friends […]