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23rd-Mar-2018 12:22 pm - Highlander: The Series: VEI Will Soon Bring Back 'The Complete Series' on DVD!
By David Lambert - IN THE END, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE. THE HIGHLANDER. He is Immortal. Born in the Highlands of Scotland 400 years ago. He is not alone. There are others like him. Some good, some evil.... (more)
23rd-Mar-2018 12:21 pm - Frankie Drake Mysteries: The CBC Show's 'Season 1' is Scheduled for Canada
By David Lambert - Set in Toronto during the 1920s, FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES follows the city's only female private detective (Lee Smith) as she takes on the cases the police don't want or can't handle.... (more)
22nd-Mar-2018 01:52 pm - Garfield and Friends: We've Learned That PBS Slipped a New DVD Release Out, and Plans Another!
By David Lambert - From September 17, 1988 until December 10, 1994, CBS aired Garfield and Friends on Saturday mornings. After ten episodes of the show had been broadcast, CBS aired the ninth in a long... (more)
22nd-Mar-2018 01:51 pm - Shannara Chronicles, The: Paramount Provides Press Release for 'Season 2' on DVD, Blu

'Television's best fantasy series' - Forbes


Blu-ray or DVD Set Includes All 10
Episodes Plus Behind-the-Scenes... (more)
21st-Mar-2018 03:32 pm - South Park: Official Studio Press Brief Brings Extras Info for 'The Complete 21st Season'

'South Park still packs a punch' - IGN


Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: 6/5/18

Come on down to South... (more)
21st-Mar-2018 03:31 pm - Dear White People: Official Lionsgate Press Release for 'Season 1' DVDs

Based on Justin Simien's critically
acclaimed film of the same name, the
refreshing and thought-provoking satire

Dear White People
Season One

arrives... (more)
20th-Mar-2018 02:15 pm - Jackass: Finalized Package Art Shows Up for the 'Complete Movie and TV Collection'
By David Lambert - This past Thursday we reported that on May 29th Paramount Home Entertainment will release the 11-DVD set titled Jackass - Complete Movie and TV Collection. At the time we had an early... (more)
20th-Mar-2018 02:14 pm - Most Wanted: Robert Stack and Shelly Novack in 'The Complete Series': Now Available!
By David Lambert - 'Most Wanted,' an American Crime drama starring Oscar-nominee Robert Stack (for 'Written on the Wind,' and famous for his roles on television's 'The Untouchables' and 'Unsolved Mysteries').

Stack... (more)
20th-Mar-2018 02:13 pm - Californians, The: 'Season 2' of the Western from the Late '50s is Now Available!
By David Lambert - Based On True Stories Of The Settlement And Founding Of San Francisco: 1850's San Francisco: Sheriff Mathew Wayne (Richard Coogan) risks his life to keep the peace: an 1854 wedding... (more)
20th-Mar-2018 03:38 pm - Today is the first day of Spring
And after a winter of no snow to speak of, I wake up to

I honestly feel like nature is trolling me at this point.

In other news, I am one sex scene away from finishing this short and I have no clue what I'm writing after it's done. Though the steampunk-themed noblebright anthology which is scheduled for after the faerie-themed one looks intriguing; I wonder if they'd be open to a bit of steampunk-flavored Weird West fic?
19th-Mar-2018 02:43 pm - Loud House, The: Artwork Arrives at Amazon for 'Season 1, Volume 2: It Gets Louder'
By David Lambert - A week ago today we had the announcement that Nickelodeon/Paramount was scheduling The Loud House - Season 1, Volume 2: It Gets Louder for release on DVD this May 22nd. On Friday of... (more)
19th-Mar-2018 02:42 pm - Dark Matter: Blu-rays and DVDs Announced for 'Season 3': Date, Packaging, Cost
By David Lambert - Caught up in the explosion of EOS-7, the crew of the Raza is separated and desperate to take back the Blink Drive. To get back what's theirs, they'll have to destroy the man who was... (more)
19th-Mar-2018 02:41 pm - Coroner, The: 'Season 2' Package Art, and a Way to Get the DVDs Earlier!
By David Lambert - Several weeks ago we reported that August 21st will see the general release release for The Coroner - Season 2 on DVD. Now we've learned that the BBC Shop online studio store will begin... (more)
18th-Mar-2018 01:47 pm
Nothing bad ever happens here!
18th-Mar-2018 08:29 pm - When Darkness Falls: A Multi-City Supernatural RPG
Open for going on six years and counting! )
16th-Mar-2018 11:39 pm

New Orleans based game. Opening with 20 applications or on 3-24 if there are 10 apps.

Original characters, faux celeb welcome.

Check us out! Dedicated mods, wanting a place to write and be creative!


17th-Mar-2018 02:49 pm - i tried turning it off and back on again.

A few months ago, the hardware in my iMac shit the bed one final time. Rather than replace it (Apple hardware is not that great, and certainly not designed to last), I decided to convert this epic Xidax gaming rig I have into my primary production machine.

It worked like a dream for a long time, and Windows 10 began to feel like a pretty decent OS, even if I missed some Mac OS UI features (hitting space to preview files, and easy keyboard screen shots were the two I missed the most.)

But about a week ago, something went wrong. Everything started slowing down like crazy, Chrome just quit working entirely, and even Firefox ran so slow, I felt like I was using a 386. So I used every bit of computer learning and troubleshooting I’ve picked up in thirty-five years of computer use, and I turned it off and back on again.

It wouldn’t start up.

So I booted from the DVD, and told it to repair the problem. That didn’t work.

So I attempted to reinstall Windows. That didn’t work.

So I formatted the drive that C: lived on, and tried to reinstall Windows. That didn’t work, and I lost a ton of media by mistake as a bonus (I have it backed up on a Seagate drive, but it’s still a pain in the ass to lose it).

I went to the Internet, and I downloaded a few Linux utility distros to check the hardware integrity on the machine. I booted from those CDs, ran their tools, and confirmed that everything was working correctly.

At this point, my lungs were aching for air.

I got super frustrated, because all the diagnostics I ran appeared to work, and every test told me that there wasn’t anything wrong. It just turns out that Windows won’t install, and it gives me the super helpful advice to check the install logs that I can’t read because when I boot from the Windows DVD, it won’t let me write to any of the mounted file systems.

So I’m moving my opinion dial from “Windows isn’t that bad” back to “Windows is awful garbage that is an affront to all good people in the world.”

Also, one kid seems to really love the Speedo Guy.

Spinning the dial was satisfying, but it didn’t give me a working OS that I could use to get my work done, so I grabbed the latest release of Debian Linux, and booted from the resulting live DVD. It felt familiar, and unlike my Windows nightmare, it Just Worked(tm). For longtime *nix users, especially the subset of us who started using Red Hat or Debian or Mandrake or whatever back in the late 90s, this reality — that Linux worked effortlessly and without any configuration hassles — will likely prove to be quite pleasing.

I wondered if there was a hardware problem that I hadn’t uncovered, maybe a failing HDD or something, and I decided that the best way to test it would be to attempt a Debian install.

About seventeen minutes later, I booted my machine from GRUB, and like a magical leprechaun, Debian just worked. I had to install a couple of drivers to get the most out of the graphics card, to get Flash and Java to go, and to update Chromium, but that was it.

I’m still annoyed with Windows and its lack of useful error messages, and I am confident that I’m not getting the most computing/processing/graphics/awesome power out of this epic machine, but I have an OS that is solid and stable, that is making it possible for me to do my work, browse the Internet, and read and send Email. There are some idiosyncrasies that I’m not crazy about, and there are a few mild frustrations (I can’t easily watch Netflix or Hulu because of stupid DRM issues, and some websites like Twitter are painfully slow), but I’m definitely turning my dial toward “Linux is awesome.”

16th-Mar-2018 04:54 am - Doctor Who: Early Package Art Arrives, Along With a Slight Date Change, for Blu-ray of 'Tom Baker: S
By David Lambert - Tom Baker's acclaimed first season as the Fourth Doctor, originally aired in 1975/76. With his best friend Sarah Jane Smith and new companion Harry, the Doctor pits his wits against... (more)
16th-Mar-2018 04:53 am - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retailer Rumors Say to Expect a Re-Release of 'The Complete Classic Se
By David Lambert - Experience the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle saga in this totally tubular 23-disc set of the original animated series, featuring all 10 seasons in one complete cowabunga collection! From... (more)
16th-Mar-2018 04:52 am - Broken (mini-series): DVDs for the Acclaimed 2017 BBC Miniseries Starring Sean Bean
By David Lambert - Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Martian) gives a mesmerizing performance as Father Michael Kerrigan, the well-liked, well-meaning priest of a multi-colored flock in northern England.... (more)
15th-Mar-2018 07:13 am - Invaders, The: 'The Complete Series' of the 1967 Show Starring Roy Thinnes Lands At Last!
By David Lambert - THE INVASION BEGINS! Architect David Vincent (Roy Thinnes) has stumbled upon a terrifying secret: aliens from a doomed planet are infiltrating the Earth! After witnessing their spaceship... (more)
15th-Mar-2018 07:12 am - Jericho: A DVD Re-Release of 'The Complete Series' for Skeet Ulrich's 2006 Show
By David Lambert - Available in a new shelf-friendly complete series collection! Jericho: The Complete Series is the highly acclaimed drama legions of devoted fans are 'nuts' about. After a mushroom cloud... (more)
15th-Mar-2018 07:11 am - Jackass: 'Complete Movie and TV Collection' 11-DVD Set is Announced
By David Lambert - Never before has arrested development looked so much fun as the cast of Jackass make it. This new collection contains all 7 Jackass movies and the TV show. Enjoy all the death-defying... (more)
14th-Mar-2018 03:03 pm - Martian Chronicles, The (mini-series): Kino Lorber Reveals a Release Date for the 1980 Miniseries on
By David Lambert - Back in November we passed along word that Kino Lorber is working on a first-ever Blu-ray Disc release and also a DVD re-release for 1980's miniseries The Martian Chronicles, starring... (more)
14th-Mar-2018 03:02 pm - Pink Panther Show, The: Blu-ray and DVD Street Date for 'The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, Volume
By David Lambert - As you know, this past June saw Kino Lorber's release - on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats - for The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, Volume 1: 1964-1966. It's the first of six planned... (more)
14th-Mar-2018 03:01 pm - Bunnicula: 'Part 2' DVD Plans Cancelled, Replaced with Plans for a COMPLETE 'Season 1' Set!
By David Lambert - Last June the folks at Warner Home Video released Season 1, Part 1: Night of the Vegetable on DVD. Then, this past November, we passed along word that mid-February would reportedly... (more)
13th-Mar-2018 02:03 pm - Haunted: Blu-ray Release Planned for the Complete Short-Lived 2002 Show Starring Matthew Fox
By David Lambert - A rising star of the Seattle police, Frank Taylor's guilt over the kidnapping of his son destroys his marriage and costs him his job. Two years later, now a private investigator specializing... (more)
13th-Mar-2018 02:02 pm - Joey Bishop Show, The: 'The Complete Series' of the 1961 Sitcom is Now For Sale on DVD!
By David Lambert - Starring Joey Bishop, the comic genius behind the ratpack. This sitcom is about the fictional host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode deals with events in his personal... (more)
13th-Mar-2018 02:01 pm - Justice League Action: Burst Into Action with 'Season 1, Part 2: Battles From Beyond!'
By David Lambert - The Worlds' Greatest Superheroes, The Justice League, save the day in an all new cartoon show exploding with thrills, fun & ACTION! You've never seen BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN... (more)
12th-Mar-2018 01:47 pm - South Park: Blu-rays and DVDs Announced for 'The Complete 21st Season'
By David Lambert - All ten episodes from South Park's incredible 21st season are packed into this exclusive 2-disc set. Join Cartman, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle as they take on the opioid epidemic, experiment... (more)
12th-Mar-2018 01:46 pm - Gunsmoke: 'Vol. 1' and 'Vol. 2' DVD Sets Announced for 'The 13th Season'
By David Lambert - Ride straight into the action with Marshal Matt Dillon (three-time Emmy Award nominee James Arness) to tackle situations and outlaws that threaten the territory. With a vigilante uprising,... (more)
12th-Mar-2018 01:45 pm - Division, The: 'The Complete Collection' Starring Bonnie Bedelia, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Vidal, Jon Hamm
By David Lambert - The Division is an American crime drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine, and starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focused on a team of women police officers in the San... (more)
12th-Mar-2018 01:44 pm - Loud House, The: Nickelodeon Announces a Street Date for 'Season 1, Volume 2: It Gets Louder'
By David Lambert - Oh, for crying out LOUD! Lincoln and his sisters are cranking up the craziness in these 26 riotous misadventures of The Loud House! Lincoln's giving you the inside scoop on how to handle... (more)
12th-Mar-2018 01:43 pm - Site News: Will Your Favorite TV Show Win? Voting Has Now Begun for the 2018 Home Media Awards!
By David Lambert - It's here again! The voting has begun for the 2018 Home Media Awards! This award covers releases on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD formats for films, and for TV shows such as Game of... (more)
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