The Flickcast 311: Apocalypse!


It’s Friday again (well, Saturday if you’re being technical) and time for a new episode of The Flickcast. Sadly, this isn’t an episode devoted entirely to the new Star Wars movie. That will have to wait until next week.

It is, however, a damn fine episode. Here’s what you can expect from it: Star Trek: Beyond!, X-Men: Apocalypse!, Independence Day: Resurgence!, Mr. Robot Season Two! And a whole lot more! Don’t worry, we’ll stop using exclamation points now . . .until next time.

Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the Showtime Documentary The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs and Joe’s pick of the Syfy Channel mini-series Childhood’s End, based on the classic novel by Arthur C. Clarke. But if you don’t want spoilers, might want to wait to click on that link after you’ve watched.

As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+ or via email.


SDCC15: ‘Vikings’ Season 4 Trailer Hints at Betrayal and Gods

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for A+E Networks

The Vikings season 4 trailer has landed and it points towards another season of blood, betrayal, and brothers. But could we also see the return of the god Odin? The trailer for the upcoming season first premiered at San Diego Comic Con during the show’s panel featuring stars Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Dirk Hoogstra (EVP & General Manager, HISTORY).

Vikings left their mark once again on San Diego with interactive experiences for fans and newcomers alike. In the Exhibit Hall, the show’s Bludgeon Booth gave fans costumes and props to create their own battle, which was then filmed in slow motion. Special effect blood splatter was then added and the 15 second clips were added into battle scenes from the show for fans to share.  Out in the Gaslamp District those who accepted a complimentary ride on the Vikings long ship were given a drinking horn that granted them access to drink special at select venues in Gaslamp during the SDCC weekend.

Though it is History’s only scripted drama, Vikings continues to pull in strong ratings and rabid viewers. A fourth season, which will air in 2106, was announced five episodes into the third-season run.

Check out the trailer after the break.

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‘The Last Ship’ Launches a New Season Two Trailer

Stars and the executive producers from TNT’s The Last Ship treated fans to an exclusive new trailer at WonderCon this weekend and unveiled key art for the upcoming second season. The show was basic cable’s #1 new series last year and TNT is hoping for a strong repeat with the new season as well.

Based on William Brinkley’s novel, The Last Ship chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly wipes out the world’s population. Captain Tom Chandler’s (Eric Dane) Navy destroyer was able to avoid the disaster, potentially making Chandler and his crew among the last humans on earth. In its first season, the show reached an average of 14.5 million viewers across all platforms.

At WonderCon, cast members Rhona  Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Charles Parnell, Christina Elmore, John Pyper Ferguson, and Jocko Sims filled out the panel with executive producers and showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane and fellow EP, Jack Bender.

The Last Ship will begin its second season on Sunday, June 21, with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

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Like Bad Guys? This New ‘Daredevil’ Trailer Is For You


As much as we are still somewhat skeptical, the more Marvel and Netflix put out about the upcoming Daredevil series, the more we’re being convinced it could be damn good. Case in point this week is a brand new trailer for the series featuring the blind lawyer turned vigilante Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil).

In it we get a lot of info about one of the most important characters in any story: the bad guy. Well, at least one of them anyway … Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. We also get some more insight into what makes Matt Murdock tick and what his plans for the city are. Of course, Kingpin may have other ideas. Other very violent ideas.

Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and D’Onofrio, premieres on Netflix on April 10. Check out the trailer after the break.

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First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Is Here


You could say we’re a bit skeptical about this one. But you can’t really blame us. After all, the last time Daredevil appeared on a screen it wasn’t the best experience for fans, to say the least. Okay, the movie sucked.

However, that bad experience looks like it really will be in the past now that we’ve seen the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. In short, it looks pretty darn good.

Check it out after the break. Daredevil comes to Netflix on April 10 with all episodes of the series being released at the same time.There goes that weekend.

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