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SDCC 2019: TBS’ Snowpiercer Gets an Official Trailer

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation.

Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs star in the futuristic thriller coming Spring 2020 to TBS.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the first trailer for TBS‘ post-apocalyptic, sci-fi thriller was just revealed. TBS presented a panel featuring Connelly, Diggs, Emmy nominee Alison WrightMickey Sumner, Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena HallSteven Ogg, and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson.

Along with the trailer, stills from the show were released as well.

SDCC 2019: TNT and TBS Brings Snowpiercer Bug Bars to Comic-Con!

Snowpiercer EXO bars

In anticipation of TBS’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, the network is partnering with EXO for the first and only time to distribute “Bug Bars” at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 via vending machines. Created by EXO, which is owned by Aspire Food Group, these one-of-a-kind protein bars are made out of cricket protein powder. Fans just enter their email address into the vending machines to receive a bar in addition to a special piece of Snowpiercer content. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21
WHERE: TBS’s Snowpiercer Booth 4215 in the Comic-Con® Exhibit Hall

In the series, the Snowpiercer train carries the remnants of humanity around the world after the earth has become a frozen wasteland. While the front of the train enjoys the luxuries of first class, the Tailies huddled in the back of the train survive on daily rations of bars, which are made out of bugs. These bars at Comic-Con® offer a taste of the story, but with a flavor one would expect from the front of the train.

Snowpiercer will also have a panel on Saturday, July 20 featuring stars Jennifer ConnellyDaveed DiggsAlison WrightMickey SumnerLena HallSteven Ogg, and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson from 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

*Allergy Warning: please note cricket products may trigger crustacean and shellfish allergies and contain peanuts, almonds and coconuts. 

In the announce, Mohammed AshourCo-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group said:

It’s a thrill for me, as co-founder and CEO of a company dedicated to normalizing the consumption of insects in the western world, to have this chance for so many to taste a part of the Snowpiercer story I’m such a fan of while hopefully joining the two billion people who already consider insects a normal cuisine. Our Snowpiercer cricket bars have a solid texture and ingredients like peanuts and strawberries so the taste is more familiar while you’re trying something new. I wouldn’t typically consider a custom product partnership, but the alignment of Snowpiercer with Aspire’s own path of radical technology solutions to the real-world challenges of food insecurity and climate change made for a perfect partnership.

SDCC 2019: Snowpiercer Heads to the show with a Panel and First Look

Snowpiercer Vol. 1 The Escape

TBS is bringing its highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer to San Diego for Comic-Con International 2019. On Saturday, July 20, TBS will present a panel featuring stars Jennifer ConnellyDaveed DiggsAlison WrightMickey SumnerLena HallSteven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. The session will include an exclusive first look at the series premiere, which will debut in Spring of 2020 on TBS.

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series was renewed for season two prior to the season one premiere.

Panelists: Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson
ModeratorEntertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis
Date: Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom
Other attendees: Executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James HawesMatthew O’ConnorScott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Bong Joon HoMiky LeeTae-sung JeongPark Chan-wookLee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What will you be picking up? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – PS4’s Spider-Man Looks Like A Rush, Out In 2018 – Who’s getting this one?

The Beat – A month of free queer themed comics: No End is a queer-themed post apocalyptic saga – A good suggestion.

The Outhouse – TBS To Air ELeague Injustice 2 World Championship – Well ok then.


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Outhouse – Nova #7

ICv2 – The Royal Tutor Vol. 1

Talking Comics – The Unsound #1

NYCC 2015: TBS & TNT Brings Rashida Jones, Sean Bean, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones and more

TBS and TNT are bringing the stars and producers of five of their most anticipated upcoming shows to New York Comic Con in October. The lineup includes panel discussions with Rashida Jones, star of TBS’s upcoming series Angie Tribeca; Sean Bean, who returns this fall in TNT’s completely reimagined spy thriller Legends; Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, the creative force behind TBS’s new comedy The Detour; and Rebecca Romijn with the cast of TNT’s fantasy adventure The Librarians. In addition, Jeff Hephner will introduce a sneak peek at TNT’s upcoming action-adventure Agent X.


LegendsSean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings) is slated to make his first Con appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con. Attendees will get an exclusive look at the first episode of the new season of Legends, along with an opportunity to hear from Bean and executive producer Ken Biller about the completely revamped show’s return. Bean stars as an undercover agent whose world is turned upside down when he discovers that the life he knew – including his name – has all been a lie. Now on the run for a murder he didn’t commit, he searches for his true identity, following a trail that takes him to London and the European continent, where he discovers a dark and violent past that holds the key to his future su rvival.

Legends Panel
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-8 p.m.
Javits Center: Empire Stage
Panel: Sean Bean and Executive Producer Ken Biller


The Librarians

The LibrariansThe enchanting, action-packed series The Librarians returns to New York Comic Con with a first look at season 2. After saving the world from legendary evil, the Librarians have returned to face all new missions and all new ancient enemies. Outsmarting evil and protecting the world – it’s just another day in the life of a Librarian. Cast members Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Kim, Lindy Booth and John Larroquette will be on-hand for the look at the new season and a Q&A session. After the panel, fans can stick around for a sneak peek at TNT’s new series Agent X. The panel will be moderated by iO9’s Katharine Trendacosta.

The Librarians Panel
Friday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. – Noon
Javits Center: Empire Stage
Panel: Rebecca Romijn, John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim and executive producer John Rogers
Moderated by Katharine Trendacosta

The Librarians Autograph Signing
Friday, Oct. 10, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
NYCC Autographing Area Table 24


Agent X

Agent XImmediately after The Librarians panel session, Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Maid in Manhattan) will introduce an exclusive sneak peek of TNT’s exciting new series Agent X, in which he stars with Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney. In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren’t in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public – and even from the President – there is a top secret agent (Hephner) who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President (Stone).

Agent X Sneak Peek with Hephner
Friday, Oct. 9, Noon – 12:15 p.m.
Javits Center: Empire Stage
Participant: Jeff Hephner


The Detour

The DetourSamantha Bee (The Daily Show) and Jason Jones (The Daily Show) attend their first New York Comic Con, where they will sit down for a fireside chat and present an exclusive first look of their TBS comedy The Detour, a comedy about the shit-show-of-life. The Detour co-creator Bee will also discuss her upcoming TBS series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, a late-night comedy show where pop culture will meet social and political issues. The chat will be moderated by humorist, journalist and actor Mo Rocca.

The Detour Panel
Friday, Oct. 9, 3-3:45 p.m.
Javits Center: Room 1A10
Panel: Jason Jones and co-creator/executive producer Samantha Bee
Moderated by Mo Rocca


Angie Tribeca

Angie TribecaRashida Jones is coming to New York Comic Con to discuss the role of a lifetime in Angie Tribeca. From the minds of Steve and Nancy Carell, Angie Tribeca is destined to be the greatest series in a generation. Breaking ground and changing the television landscape, this epic series is mind-blowingly raw, gritty and unapologetic. Jones stars as Detective Angie Tribeca, complex but dedicated, she will stop at nothing to close a case, no matter the cost. Following a sneak peek of the show, Jere Burns, Andree Vermeulen and executive producer Ira Ungerleider will provide fans with a Q&A session and an opportunity to hear about the monumental first season.

Angie Tribeca Panel
Friday, Oct. 9, 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Javits Center: Room 1A06
Panel: Rashida Jones, Jere Burns, Andree Vermeulen and executive producer Ira Ungerleider

TV Review: King of the Nerds S3E7 Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers

king of the nerdsTwo nerds enter and one nerd leaves as the fifth episode of the third season of King of the Nerds sees the remaining nerds tangle with an alien queen in a double elimination installment.

It’s the second to last episode which saw six contestants cut down to four in an episode that had two interesting contests.

The first is the usual knowledge contest we see every season with a slight twist with the losers getting shot with slime if they got an answer wrong. Since I’m not the biggest fan of this year’s contestants, it’s entertaining to see. Then on top of that one of the contestants is eliminated right away with a cut on the spot.

I like this type of contest because we can play along as viewers, and believe me I tried to see how I’d hold up.

The other elimination is the usual board game contest that we see every season. It’s a game of Stratego basically. The game is shockingly close, and made me want to play Stratego.

The series is down to four people, and next week is the last episode! All the nerds are back for a finale in which I’ll have no idea who will win.

Overall rating: 8.25

TV Review: King of the Nerds S3E6 Murder at Nerdvana?!

king of the nerdsTwo nerds enter and one nerd leaves as the fifth episode of the third season of King of the Nerds sees the nerds investigate when Pom Pom Kitty vanishes. Also: A master strategist’s loyalty is tested.

The entire episode Colby has a target on him, as pretty much everyone but Kaitlin is gunning to get rid of him. The nerds that are left though, still try to make him feel welcome, which is all a bit weird. Their gunning for him really comes off as dickish. He’s the strongest competitor, but that’s not the reason cited. It’s always for “revenge” because Colby beating other folks.

The main contest is pretty fun having each team work to solve the murder and have to go through a bunch of forensic clues to solve who was responsible for Pom Pom Kitty. It’s different, and actually kind of fun.

With the losing team set, the jockeying of who’s going to the Nerd Off is really interesting. Jonathan decides to step up and say he’ll go against Colby, which makes no sense at all for someone who wants to win the game. Why would you purposely send yourself in!? The person who Colby goes up against is interesting and how it plays out is fascinating. The final contest is really fun too.

Overall, this is the strongest episode so far. And with another person out…. the teams are shuffled!

Overall rating: 8.25

TV Review: King of the Nerds S3E5 Nuclear Nerd Games

king of the nerdsTwo nerds enter and one nerd leaves as the fifth episode of the third season of King of the Nerds sees the two teams competing in a competition that revolves around games.

With the special guests the teams compete in geeky versions of Charades, Pictionary, and a third where they can each only say one word at a time to give hints, a variant of Celebrity. The games are actually really fun to watch and I did my best to not see the answers and try to guess myself. Some of the guesses are really impressive considering the hints they’ve been given. There’s also some I have no idea how I’d have attempted to get folks to figure out the answer.

The big thing about this episode is the big alliance, and it finally starting to crumble. There’s lots of maneuvering beginning, which should make the next few episodes really interesting as trust starts to wain, and key people get picked off.

Also, I’m starting to really cheer for a few folks, especially Colby, who I remember from Jeopardy. I remember not liking him a ton during his appearance, but the show has really showed off his personality, and I’ve begun to really appreciate his style.

It’ll be interesting to see the next episode, especially after the ending to this one. Let the games really begin!

Overall rating: 7.75

TV Review: King of the Nerds S3E4 Do They Choose Wisely… Or Poorly?

king of the nerdsTwo nerds enter and one nerd leaves as the third season of King of the Nerds sees the return of “Nerd Anthem” with guests Moby, Lisa Loeb, and Travie McCoy.

Listening to a bunch of non-musicians and entertainers and watching those same people dance, hilarious and painful at the same time. This episode is always interesting.

The performances are mixed as expected, and one as far as lyrics and song, I actually thought was good. The judging was interesting though, as one of the contestants have some words for Moby, who is kind of a dick in this episode.

That of course lands two folks into the end challenge, but alliances are starting to crumble a bit, as folks begin to catch on to what’s going on behind the scenes. It took them long enough! So, the next few episodes should get interesting, especially because I things are at a tipping point for a few folks that’ll make it really difficult going forward.

The challenge is actually an interesting with a little bit of physical, and a lot of knowledge. It’s probably the best challenge of the season yet.

What I think was really special this episode is some final words that Ori and Colby say. Its actually a touching moment, especially Ori’s. That stands out in a season when the contestants just haven’t been too likeable.

Overall rating: 7.75

TV Review: King of the Nerds S3E3 The Gods Are Angry

king of the nerdsTwo nerds enter and one nerd leaves as the third season of King of the Nerds sees the teams create a boat to go across a pool, get some clues to be able to open a lock.

The end result of the contest quickly leads to teams breaking down, and a lot of yelling. All hell breaks loose, and really starts to set people apart. Two have now stood out to me, Colby and Raychelle, who come off as the most “normal” and rateable of the bunch. Raychelle actually makes a comment to the folks behind the camera of them getting the “reality” they wanted.

Hopefully all the chaos throws the alliances into further disorder going forward.

The final battle between the two contestants is ok, but not really shocking at all. Really, this episode is all about the meltdown, and where that leaves folks going forward, should be very interesting.

Overall rating: 7.5

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