Svengoolie to present original Star Trek pilot episode

Fans of both Star Trek and b-movie horror host Svengoolie will enjoy the show this weekend when MeTV airs the original pilot episode “The Cage” hosted by the Chicago Television legend!

When I heard the news, I reached out to Sven’s alter-ego Rich Koz for comment: “As a longtime Star Trek fan, who watched the shows when they first aired  -yeah, I’m that old- getting to present the original pilot is a real kick for me -especially this remastered, full color version. Still blown away by the scene where Spock finds something amusing and breaks out in a big smile!”

Which begs the question, will the rubber chickens be set to stun?


From the MeTV YouTube Page:

On Saturday, September 10, 2016 Svengoolie presents the original, unaired ‘Star Trek’ pilot, “The Cage,” at 10PM | 9C. Also, at 9PM | 8C, tune in for the first ‘Star Trek’ episode to air on broadcast television, “The Man Trap.”

Visit the MeTV website for programming info!

Supergirl soars to Chicago and C2E2 in 2016!

Every year I look forward to returning to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The folks at Reed Pop have put together a show that keeps growing, featuring the top creators from comics, and stars from movies and television.

(Read my feature on C2E2 2015 for the Chicago RedEye HERE!)

Fans in the Midwest have been spared having to book a flight to the East & West coast cons because they get a chance to rub elbows with the likes of Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Brian Azzarello and Jill Thompson right here in the Windy City!

In the past, C2E2 has also given fans a chance to interact with the stars of Marvel’s The Avengers , Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones and Agent Carter among many others.

Melissa Benoist Headshot (Supergirl)
Melissa Benoist (photo credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS)

Next year will be no different as today Reed Pop announced that the stars of the hit television show Supergirl, Melissa Benoist (Supergirl/Kara Danvers) and Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers) will be appearing at C2E2, March 18-20, 2016!

According to Reed Pop, this is the first time they will be attending a convention together to participate in a Panel and Autographing sessions.

Given the tremendous popularity of the show, this is going to be a hot ticket indeed!

Now heading into its seventh year, C2E2 is heralded as “THE pop culture convention in the Midwest.” It’s a chance for the Chicago fanboy/fangirl/cosplay communities to get out and celebrate the films, shows and characters they love!

(I even recorded my 5 on 5 video for Redeye right on the show floor with the mighty Avengers!)

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


“The Walking Dead” invade Navy Pier for “Walker Stalker Con”!

Ever wonder what happens to zombies when exposed to below-zero wind-chill temperatures? I think we’re going to find out when WALKER STALKER CON takes place at Navy Pier this weekend!

The burgeoning fan convention devoted to all things horror, but with a special focus on “The Walking Dead”, will be in full swing bringing fans of the hit television series to the lakefront from all over the country. WALKER STALKER CON also boasts an impressive roll call of celebs, featuring current and former cast members from TWD, along with actors from other cult shows like LOST and BREAKING BAD.

Here are the details:


Chicago, ILWalker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror themed fan­centric convention, will be held at the Navy Pier​, downtown in Chicago, IL on February 21 & 22, 2015. Fan access to celebrity guests will be the primary focus of this event.

WSCbannerIn March of 2014, Walker Stalker Con made its debut in Chicago, where it assembled more “The Walking Dead” cast members than any convention ever before, along with other actors from zombie and horror films.

Read the celebrity guest list after the jump!

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Win a copy of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy II” on Blu-Ray [CONTEST][UPDATED!]

Guess what my fellow geeks, nerds and gamers? I’ve got another contest! This time it’s coinciding with the release today of MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY II on Blu-Ray!

Now, this is going to be a bit tougher than the STAR WARS: REBELS contest I currently have going, but if you’re a true MK fan and have decent “google fu” you should be able to win it. And the Grand Prize is pretty sweet!

First up, here are the deets on the new Blu-Ray edition of MORTAL KOMBAT LEGACY II:

Mortal Kombat_ Legacy II Box Art

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, is the hit live action web series based on the legendary Mortal Kombat video game franchise, co-created by Ed Boon, developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Originally debuting exclusively on Machinima in September 2013, the web series became an instant favorite with more than 19 million views.

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