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Orphan Black Is Getting A Comic—But How Will It Work With The Show?

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lauren Davis

Orphan Black Is Getting A Comic—But How Will It Work With The Show?

Our favorite cloning drama Orphan Black is getting a storytelling double of its own—a comic book series set in the show’s universe. But what kind of stories will the comic tell without meddling with the show’s storyline?

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TV Shows That Are Guaranteed to Freak You Out

Posted July 23, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

TV Shows That Are Guaranteed to Freak You Out

For some reason, I love to watch insanely scary and weird shit in the summer — and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. But just one movie isn’t enough. I want a TV series that will routinely make the hair walk off my head. What do you recommend?

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First Look At Arrow Sidekick Roy Harper As Arsenal

Posted July 23, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Looks like Roy Harper is graduating to the superhero majors in Arrow season 3. The hotheaded and occasionally rage-fueled, super-powered sidekick will be getting his own uniform this year, and here’s the first official picture.Read more…

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Jackie and Laura on choosing the wrong challenge in Hong Kong on The Amazing Race Canada

Posted July 23, 2014 by Anonymous

While Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner’s journey on The Amazing Race Canada started on a beach in Nicaragua when they got the call they would be on the show, it ended in Hong Kong when the duo were last to […]

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Downton Abbey: Stars quash rumours about season five

Posted July 23, 2014 by The Associated Press

Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech say Cupid’s arrow is not headed for their characters.

The post Downton Abbey: Stars quash rumours about season five appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Amazing Race Canada recap: Toto, we’re not in Canada anymore

Posted July 23, 2014 by Sonya Bell

The show changes the game by taking the game to Hong Kong

The post Amazing Race Canada recap: Toto, we’re not in Canada anymore appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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The Future of Television Review is the CRTC’s Make or Break Moment

Posted July 16, 2014 by Michael Geist

When Canada’s broadcast regulator embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) raised the possibility of eliminating longstanding pillars of broadcast regulation by creating mandatory channel choice for consumers, dropping simultaneous substitution and genre protection, as well as allowing virtually any non-Canadian service into the market.

For the growing number of Canadians hooked on Netflix or accustomed to watching their favourite programs whenever they want from the device of their choosing, none of this seems particularly revolutionary. Indeed, policies that reduce options, increase costs, or add regulation run counter to a marketplace in which public choice determines winners and losers.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes the CRTC seems to understand that this is a make-or-break moment since policies that worked in a world of scarcity no longer make sense in a marketplace of abundance. Yet the first batch of responses from Canada’s broadcasters, broadcast distributors, and creator community suggests that most see the changing environment as a dire threat to their existence and hope to use regulation to delay future change.

The post The Future of Television Review is the CRTC’s Make or Break Moment appeared first on Michael Geist.

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All Mediterranean islands do not look alike

Posted November 14, 2013 by Darren

I perked up the other night while watching “Agents of SHIELD”. The villain of the episode chose our former home, Malta, as the location of his…

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