Black Friday Sale 2013: Lightning Deals Movies & TV – Sunday
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Every day, Amazon offers up Lightning Deals, limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.

Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but for Black Friday week, Amazon has released the Lightning Deal schedule and prices for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray for Sunday, December 1, 2013.

See here below for a few highlights from Sunday’s deals, like Chuck, Fringe, Alien, Millennium, Frasier, and more, along with more information on how these special deals work, and be sure to keep an eye out on the main DVD/Blu-ray Lightning Deals page for sale launch times and countdowns, as the first of the deals begin at 12:20 am PT (3:20 am ET) with new items going up for sale through the very end of the day.

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The Drill Down 270: Gone, But Not Dead
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This week, Dropbox acquires superstar app Mailbox, Google shuts down Reader (and the internet goes berserk), Netflix goes social, Samsung launches the S4 and Apple goes on the defensive, and Veronica Mars is back…thanks to Kickstarter.

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Kickstarted ‘Veronica Mars’ Film Could Help Bring Back ‘Chuck’ and ‘Firefly’

Veronica Mars is one of those television series that has a small, but vocal fanbase. If you bring the long-cancelled show up to a hardcore fan, you may as well grab a cup of coffee (or a stiff drink depending on the fan) and cop a squat because the conversation is going to be long and one-sided. They are like a smaller version of Firefly fans, but more on that later. The show’s creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell have been desperate to revive the show in feature film form basically since it was cancelled after it initial three-year run. Warner Brothers never believed there was enough of a following for the series to merit the big budget studio affair that comes with the creation of a feature film. Finally, Thomas was able to get the WB to agree to foot the bill for a limited theatrical run, the marketing of the film, and the distribution of the film in digital form (VOD, iTunes), if he could come up with the shooting budget.

Bell and Thomas crafted a film with a minisule $2 million budget. Then they put it to the fans on Kickstarter to make the movie happen. The goal was to get the full film budget in 30 days. The full $2 million was accumulated via Kickstarter in just under 10 hours. Rewards for those who donated were many, starting from updates during production and a copy of the script on the day the movie premieres for just a $10 donation all the way up to a speaking role in the film for a $10,000 donation. So the money is in place and plans to go into production are underway. The movie will be shot this summer and have a limited theatrical release in early 2014 before heading to digital distribution.

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TV Madness: NBC Renews ‘Chuck,’ Cancels ‘The Event’; ABC Cancels ‘V’
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As you may have noticed, there’s been a bit of television shuffling lately. It’s that purely chaotic time of year when networks decide what shows they keep and what shows they kill, as well as what new shows they’ll order seasons of.

Last night news broke that CBS was going to keep pressing on with their seemingly doomed Two and a Half Men by replacing Charlie Sheen with Ashton Kutcher. Then, late last night, it was reported that NBC was not going to take the chance everyone thought they would on the much talked about comic book adaptation, Wonder Woman.

This has continued today with a mess of announcements and updates making their way across the ‘net. Some will not matter much to anyone while others will either excite or devastate loyal fans of these various titles facing the firing squad.

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25 Days of Geek TV Christmas 2010: Day 2 – Chuck

The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!

For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2010 – Day 2: Chuck

Season 2, Episode 11: “Chuck Versus the Santa Claus”
Directed by: Robert Duncan McNeill
Written by: Scott Rosenbaum
Starring: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin, Julia Ling, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Ryan McPartlin and Tony Hale
Original Air Date: December 15, 2008

You can purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.

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