The Weekly Static S01E11: Gonzo, Guy Fawkes, And George R.R. Martin

Posted by October 27, 2017 Comment

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Lookin’ at my Gucci, it’s about that time — so welcome back to The Weekly Static!

Now just hold on, give me a second — I know it’s around here somewhere… here it is!

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In case you’re new to the neighborhood, let me get you squared away with a heads-up about what this is all about: The Weekly Static is my righteously desperate-yet-endearing attempt at finding the lighter side and an interesting perspective on the past week in the land of the networks, cable, streaming, smoke signals, cloud formations, and shadow puppets.

Our goal? Pretty simple:

● Offer a blunt, honest perspective on a handful of random TV news posts from the past week that also highlights your relentless team of news-thirsty Bleeding Cool writers and the quality work they do.

● Spotlight a news item we might’ve missed that you should find interesting.

● Feed my insatiable ego with humble offerings of praise, adulation, social media shares, pizza, Superman Funkos, and a plethora of Eisner Award nominations.

So dig through the ditches and burn through the witches and slam in the back of my…The Weekly Static!

CBS To Reboot The Classic ’80s TV Series Magnum P.I.

Trump Vows To Release JFK Files; Your Move, George R. R. Martin

Brits Are Getting Gruesome Context For Guy Fawkes Night From BBC’s Gunpowder

Secret Handshake Between 2 Middle-Aged Men Was Highlight Of WWE TLC

MGM Developing Hunter S. Thompson Series With ‘Get Shorty’ Holmes

The Walking Dead Season 8 Ratings: A Mix Of Good, Bad & Unknown

Benson Actor Robert Guillaume Passes Away At Age 89

New Marvel’s Runaways Trailer Shows Off More Footage

ABC Orders New Nathan Fillion Project Straight To Series

Preacher Renewed By AMC For A Third Season

George Romero Discusses ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in Previously Unavailable 1972 Interview

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“George Romero was making TV commercials in Pittsburgh when he created “Night Of The Living Dead.” He started with an allegorical short story and $6,000, intending to make a real blood and guts film. The seminal 1968 classic amped up the gore and redefined horror movies for fear-sated audiences in the ’60s. It’s seen as a progenitor for modern zombie pop culture. When he died July 16, 2017 in Toronto, obits declared Romero “father of the modern movie zombie.” In 1972, I spoke with Romero in Pittsburgh for Filmmakers Newsletter Magazine — in honor of today’s dedication of his star on the Walk of Fame, here is the complete interview.”

(Last Updated October 27, 2017 2:25 pm )

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Contributing writer/photographer to Bleeding Cool since 2013 who’s been “Ray-splaining” geek stuff his entire life and counts John Cusack as his pop culture “spirit animal.”

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