Cult TV Essentials: Oz

Oz was an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series’ 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by the premium cable network HBO. The show offered a no holds barred account of prison life […]

New Cyborg 009 anime series on the way

The big news was announced at the late Shotaro Ishinomori’s website and this project will celebrate Cyborg 009’s 50th anniversary when the manga was first serialized in 1964 and the website also gave a preview of the series’ visual. Jun Kawagome will helm the series, previously he was responsible […]

James Best passes away aged 88

Cult Faction must sadly report that James Best aka Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff in The Dukes of Hazzard passed away Monday night aged 88 years old in the town of Hickory, North Carolina. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, […]

Heroes of Cult: Ted McGinley

Theodore Martin “Ted” McGinley was born May 30, 1958 in Newport Beach, California, the son of Emily and Bob McGinley. He was a surfer and worked as a lifeguard in high school. In college he began modeling and was also the captain and two time MVP of the water polo […]

Cult TV Essentials: Black Scorpion

Black Scorpion was an action-crime TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001. It ran for 22 episodes. The series is based on two Roger Corman Showtime TV-movies: Black Scorpion (1995) and its sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997). The show focuses on a female police officer who, […]

Big Finish launch Terrahawks series!

“Terrahawks, stay on this channel…” Back in action after thirty years comes Terrahawks, the fondly remembered action adventure comedy originally brought to you by the men who created Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Dick Spanner.  Big Finish proudly presents Terrahawks Volume 1: eight all new episodes across five discs, […]

Heroes of Cult: Michael Rooker

“I don’t approach a role by saying I’ll be unsavory or unlikable. I think all the roles I’ve done have been very passionate people who go to absolute extremes to make their points.” Michael Rooker was born in Jasper, Alabama on April 6, 1955. He has eight brothers and […]

Cult Movie Essentials: Black Scorpi0n (1995)

Black Scorpion is a 1995 comedy-action film starring Joan Severance as the eponymous costumed crime fighter. Roger Corman was the executive producer, and it was originally released on the Showtime cable network as part of the Roger Corman Presents series. The film concerns the comic book style adventures of […]

Cult TV Essentials: Shaktimaan

Shaktimaan is a fictional Indian superhero from the television series of the same name produced by Mukesh Khanna and directed by Dinkar Jani. 503 episodes of the series originally aired on Doordarshan, India’s national television network. Mukesh Khanna plays the roles of Shaktimaan, the main protagonist and his alter ego Pandit […]