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Science Fiction television has returned

the strain s2 imageSummer is usually the time of sunshine, beaches, barbecues, reality television and reruns. While science fiction shows may not get the attention they deserve, summer always seems to bring them back. Some shows like CBS‘s Under the Dome, FX‘s The Strain, Syfy‘s Defiance and Syfy’s Dominion have returned. While some of them have just began.

However the new shows are defiantly worth watching, from ABC Family’s Stitchers to USA’s Mr Robot.

Check out trailers for the new shows, and spend the summer in doors in the AC and enjoying some cool new sci-fi shows.

ABC Family’s Stitchers

AMC’s Humans

CBS’s Zoo

Syfy’s Dark Matter

Syfy’s Killjoys

USA’s Mr Robot

SDCC 2015: Fear the Walking Dead: World Trailer

Fear the Walking Dead comes to AMC on August 23.

SDCC 2015: The Walking Dead: Season 6

Get an early look at the all-new Season 6 of The Walking Dead before it premieres on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c

Fear The Walking Dead Teases Missing Posters

Fear the Walking Dead premieres August 2015. Only on AMC.

Fear the Walking Dead’s Latest Trailer Shows us the Start of the Outbreak

Don’t miss the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. August 2015, only on AMC.

Comic Book Men Production and Writers Attempt to Unionize

comic book menWhile a union dedicated to just comic creators has been discussed for decades (and probably be a while before one happens), the production and writing team behind the show Comic Book Men have been attempting to. The effort is being organized by the Writers Guild of America East.

Original Media is the company behind Comic Book Men, Swamp People, Inkmaster, NY Ink, LA Ink, Miami Ink, The Rachel Zoe Project and much more. In 2014, the writers and producers voted overwhelmingly to unionize and join the Writers Guild. The vote was 42 to 9. It was a part of a campaign by unions to organize writers in the reality television business. The goal is to provide the kind of benefits and working conditions writers on scripted shows receive. The claim is reality show writers put in long hours without extra pay (some work up to 70 hours a week) and denied insurance and other benefits.

Since then the WGA East has said that Original Media has “refused to bargain in good faith.” Original Media is also being investigated  by the National Labor Relations Board for “failing to bargain in good faith, and by the wage and hour authorities for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from their freelance workforce.” The Writers Guild has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with at least three other nonfiction television production companies.

In 2013 the editorial crew of Swamp People walked off the job due to a dispute with Original Media. The walkout was due to “unfair labor practice … unlawfully interfer(ing) with employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act by interrogating employees about union organizing activity.”

The WGA East is currently running a campaign to have individuals post labor-friendly tattoos on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #InkMasterUnion to show support. Below is some suggested text from their alert.

  • Workers on @SpikeInkMaster deserve a fair contract. @OriginalMedia needs to ink a deal #InkMasterUnion
  • I have ink. I watch@SpikeInkMaster. I want @OriginalMedia to stop #Unionbusting & sign a fair contract #InkMasterUnion
  • I Support @OriginalMedia Workers right to a fair contract #InkMasterUnion

We have reached out to the stars of Comic Book Men and Kevin Smith for their comments. The show airs on AMC.

A First Look at Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead premieres August 2015. Only on AMC.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing now that the weather’s warm? While you figure that out, here’s some news to keep you busy.

Around the Tubes

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Inks Overall Deal at AMC – Not too shocking considering the success he’s had for them.

CBS News – Inside “Fun Home,” graphic novel turned Broadway musical – Can’t wait to see this.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Archie #666

CBR – Bizarro #1

The Beat – Nonplayer #2

Talking Comics – Secret Wars #3

CBR – Spider-Woman #8

CBR – X-Tinction Agenda #1

Seth Rogen Teases More Preacher

Seth Rogen has been teasing regularly photos from the production of the Vertigo comic turned television series Preacher. Today we have the latest tease. The show will air on AMC.

Seth Rogen Tweets a New Look at Preacher

Seth Rogen is keeping us up to date on the filming of Preacher, the television based on the celebrated comic series. The series stars Dominic Cooper and will air on AMC. The photo looks like our first look at the characters Jesse Custer and Arseface.

The comic follows a small town preacher who is possessed by a creature called Genesis who is the child  of an angel and demon, and since it’s neither good nor evil, it’s a new type of being.

The series was announced in February 2014, and the comic was published by DC ComicsVertigo imprint.

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