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. […]

Cult TV Essentials: Profit

Profit was a strangely satirically dark 1996 series which starred Hero of Cult Adrian Pasdar as Jim Profit as a newly promoted junior-executive at Gracen & Gracen (G&G), a multinational conglomerate that often engages in unethical business practices while actively cultivating a positive public image. G&G’s dark side does not […]

DOCTOR WHO: LIMITED VINYL EDITIONS

Big Finish is delighted to announce two limited-edition vinyl pressings of two favourite Doctor Who stories – The Chimes of Midnight and Spare Parts. Available to pre-order now ahead of release in October 2016 and April 2017 respectively, Doctor Who: The Chimes of Midnight Limited Vinyl Edition and Doctor Who: […]

EL-HAZARD: THE WANDERERS coming June 2016

Anime producer Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce the Anime Elements release of El-Hazard: The Wanderer (complete 26-episode series) on DVD June 7th 2016. Makoto always upstages Jinnai without trying, which just aggravates the delusional rivalry that Jinnai has concocted within his own mind. However, when Jinnai attempts to sabotage […]