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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Dynasty and Mindhunter

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know the latest announcements about when new imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens – assuming anyone’s bought anything, of course

There’s been less acquisition activity this week than there was last week, but there’s been one biggie: ABC (US)’s Marvel’s Inhumans, which Sky1 has picked up to air some time in the Autumn. I haven’t seen it, but by all accounts, even shooting the first episode on IMAX equipment didn’t make it either good or interesting. Still, have a trailer for it now and I’ll let you know what it’s like once it’s aired:

Meanwhile, the redoubtable Walter has decided he’d quite like to present Yes (Israel)’s מלאך של אמא (Mama’s Angel). That’s not going to air until next Summer and nope, haven’t seen it either.

That leaves only two premiere dates, both for shows that I haven’t seen: Dynasty and Mindhunter. No, I don’t know why this category is called what it’s called.

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Weekly Wonder Woman

Weekly Wonder Woman: Trinity #13, Justice League #29, Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #6, and Wonder Woman/Conan #1

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including which barbarians she’s hanging out with this month

With Wonder Woman coming out on Blu-Ray in the US this week, Warner Bros pulled out all the stops to promote it… by having a bunch of drones do some sky-writing over Los Angeles. I’m not quite sure what says ‘Wonder Woman’ about Los Angeles other than ‘Warner Bros has its offices here so we won’t have far to go for this’, but at least Warner put some footage up on the InterWeb for the few hundred million Americans who don’t live there (and the rest of the planet):

Maybe you had to be there.

Fortunately, we also got the final two of Lucy Davis’ marvellous ‘Etta Candy explains…’, the first about Ares, the god of war (extra bonus points to our Lucy for trying to pronounce in a Greek stylee), the second about ‘the Reinforcements’.

We also got another clip from the forthcoming Professor Marston & The Wonder Women:

Comics news

The only bit of Wondy (ish) comics news of the week was that Justice League is going to get a new writing team as of issue #34. Christopher Priest will be writing, Pete Woods on art, with Priest trying to add a bit more of a real-world aesthetic to the title:

“Is the Justice League still relevant? What are their goals and how do we define them? In the ‘real’ world, how would various societies around the globe view this pantheon of godlike beings?” Priest asked, saying that he intends to treat the series “more like a workplace drama,” and that — although there will be alien invasions and super villains to deal with — “the League’s greater challenge will be to define their place in this new and increasingly cynical age.”

Someone should probably tell him that Wondy isn’t just godlike, she is a goddess. Or a demi-goddess. Whatever DC editorial has agreed on this week anyway.

After the jump, we’ll be looking at this week’s crop of comics featuring Diana. We have exercises in counting up to three in Trinity #13, while over in Justice League #29, Diana administers some super tough love to her future son. Meanwhile, in Elseworlds team-up fun, we have the conclusion of Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman in issue #6 and finally, we have the team up you’ve all been waiting for – it’s Wonder Woman meets Conan the Barbarian in Wonder Woman/Conan #1.

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What TV’s on at the BFI in October-November 2017? Including Hard Sun, Inside No.9, Callan at 50 and The Prisoner at 50

Every month, TMINE lets you know what TV the BFI will be presenting at the South Bank in London

Oh, I do love October-November. All the leaves, colours. And, of course, all the lovely TV events that the BFI will be hosting. This ‘month’, in fact, there are a few doozies that I will shortly be booking, I suspect.

For most people, the appeal will be two previews with Q&As: the first of the fourth season of Inside No.9, at which Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith will be in attendance; the second of the forthcoming Hard Sun, written by Luther‘s Neil Cross and starring Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn.

For me, though, the big draw is Saturday 25th November’s ‘thrilling television’ day, which will include:

  • A ‘Callan at 50′ panel discussion
  • A ‘Sixties Spies and Beyond’ discussion that will include clips of The Avengers, The Man From UNCLE et al
  • ‘The Prisoner at 50′, which will include a bespoke BFI cut of Network’s documentary.

That’s me sorted for the day. How do you reckon I break it to my wife?

Or that there’s a talk on the Wednesday evening about the state of conspiracy thrillers on UK TV, comparing them to classic shows like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Edge of Darkness? Ah, waddya gonna do?

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