The series was one part sci-fi, one part The Love Boat. It revolved around a nuclear-powered bullet train that could travel from New York to Los Angeles in 36 hours and had amentities like swimming pools and shopping centers.
Just like The Love Boat, the plot focused on the passengers and their connecting storylines. Supertrain could have been a minor a hit, but there was one issue. It cost way too much money.
Production problems plagued the series from the start. In order to create shots of the supertrain cruising along the countryside at 200mph, expensive models had to be created. One of them crashed before the first episode aired, causing major delays.
When the series finally premiered on February 7, 1979, the ratings were dismal. After a few episodes, the series retooled its format, bringing on famous guest stars like Tony Danza, Rue McClanahan and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
But not even slew of celebrities and midseason switch ups could save the (figurative) train wreck. After nine episodes, the series was canceled and aired its last episode on May 5.
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This is not a drill: Blade Runner 2 finally has a release date. Warner Bros. has scheduled the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott-helmed cult hit for a January 2018 opening, reports THR. Harrison Ford will return to star in the follow-up film, joined by Ryan Gosling.
there are some things that are so beautifully crafted and connected to the the complicated and ever-changing web that is humanity that they leave you on the verge of tears. They don’t make you want to cry because they’re sad; they make you want to cry because they’re beautiful and sad and happy and hopeful and angry and bitter and sweet and a thousand other emotions you need to express but can’t articulate. As odd as World of Tomorrow is, it falls squarely in this streaming gem category.
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“Science fiction is really important. But it’s not important because it is right – because it is almost never right. Science fiction is important because it makes us think deeply about what might be…”
Nick Stember translates a 142 page Chinese comic book adaptation of Star Wars originally published in Guangdong, China, in the 1980s.