For years, I thought of weirdness and personal storytelling as sort of opposites. You can have surreal, cartoony, acid-trippy, logic-melting insanity, or you can tell a grounded emotional story about people. But the big epiphany I had while writing All the Birds in the Sky is, sometimes weirdness is intensely personal.
This year’s genre television gave us high highs and low lows—sometimes on the same show! In no particular order, we’ve rounded up the year’s best moments, along with some of the absolute worst. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Right around the time I first joined the cast of Under the Dome, I was smoking a bowl with the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. (They make a special kind of bong for alien mega-artifacts, which is part tesseract and part vape and part flying prehistoric bone. You can only really smoke one of those if you were…
What’s on this week? Season premieres of Continuum, Z Nation, Gravity Falls and From Dusk Till Dawn! The series finale of Under the Dome – and possibly Extant, too, I don’t know, it remains to be seen. All this, and more cartoons than our black hearts deserve on TV this week!
Supergirl adds another member of the Lane family. Kenneth Branagh could be the director who finally gets Artemis Fowl off the ground. Get a brand new look at the movie adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise. Plus looks at the returns of iZombie, Supernatural, and Gotham. Spoilers now!
The great colonnades of Rome have lasted for centuries, through political upheaval and some really questionable fashion choices. But for some of us, glory is more fleeting. CBS, because genius is never recognized in its time, has decided to pull the plug on my show, Under the Dome.
This week’s television brings us our first look at the Guardians of the Galaxy TV show! Plus season finales of Mr. Robot, The Whispers, The Last Ship and Scream! Also: the quest for leopard DNA on Zoo, and that dome’s coming down any day now on Under the Dome—all on This Week’s TV!
Game of Thrones set photos show Arya Stark in trouble. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could have a bigger role in Captain America: Civil War than we thought. Another familiar face is returning to Arrow. Plus new casting for Star Trek Beyond and a beloved Chuck actor joins The X-Files. To me, my Spoilers!
J.J. Abrams explains what Simon Pegg brought to The Force Awakens. Team Arrow is getting a new base. Star Trek Beyond is trashing a huge starship. Plus, insane rumors about the origin of Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad, and Olivia Munn in action in X-men Apocalypse. Spoilers Get!
So people often ask me, “Dome, what do you STAND for?” Like, they want to know what my core principle is. What are the foundations on which this Dome rests? And after last night’s Under the Dome, I have an answer: I’m all about polygamy, apparently.
So I guess a new episode of Under the Dome aired last night. To be honest, I totally missed it. There was a snail-eating competition on the Gastropod Channel, and it was neck-and-neck for a long time, so I got fascinated. But I gather some stuff happened.
Yet another version of the Flash is joining The Flash. Elizabeth Henstridge discusses Simmons’ fate in Agents of SHIELD. Plus, teasers for Doctor Strange’s costume, crazy casting news for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and a Doctor-Doom-filled clip from Fantastic Four. Spoilers now!
I’m a sad Dome here. I’ve spent the past few years waiting for everyone to realize how awesome I was, because all along it was clear that eventually something terrible would happen, and I would get to do what Domes do best. And then it finally did, and... sigh.
Call it the “Dead Show Walking” phenomenon. A TV show has already run out of ideas, it has no more sharks to jump, the plots are played out, and it’s clearly doomed. But it just... keeps... airing... episodes. What’s the worst example of a doomed show that kept airing that you’ve ever seen?
A new rumor teases a major turning point in The Force Awakens. Rachel McAdams may be in Doctor Strange after all. Ron Perlman discusses his desire to make Hellboy 3. The Flash and Arrow will set up a new character heading to Legends of Tomorrow. Plus, new looks at Batman v. Superman and Supergirl. So many Spoilers!
Hey, it’s me. The Dome. Sorry I haven’t been around much. I’ve been kind of busy. You know how it is. They wanted to bring me to San Diego Comic-Con and put all of Hall H under me, as a publicity stunt. But then people got all squirrely about my plan to put J.J. Abrams in a cocoon. What? It would have been fun.
Don’t laugh, it’s true. When I was first asked to star in Under the Dome, I misunderstood and thought it was going to be a bold reimagining of Prince’s underrated directorial debut. Just picture it: I’m a young vivacious dome, on the French Riviera, entertaining lonely married women, when... romance!
Channing Tatum talks about preparing to play Gambit. Fear The Walking Dead is all about families. Syfy announces a strange new horror series. Plus, what’s to come on Zoo and Under the Dome, more Fantastic Four footage, a female director returns to Doctor Who, and Agent Carter hits Comic-Con. Spoilers get!
Believe it or not, Zoo, the show where mammals start attacking humans, is the less bloody of this week’s television series premieres. There’s also MTV’s TV adaptation of the slasher series Scream. Plus, we kick off the new seasons of Teen Wolf and Extant and wrap up season two of Penny Dreadful.
Seriously, screw all you guys. You can’t even appreciate how great my show is. I created a whole world of super-great storytelling and propane and butterflies, under me. And now, I don’t even care any more. You fuckers can just eat a magical alien egg.