Can’t say I saw this one coming, but Supernatural is doing a crossover episode with Scooby Doo. No really. It’s on next week. Apparently, Velma doesn’t get to behead any vampires, though. But there might be some actual monsters for a change, rather than a caretaker dressed up as a ghost.
Still, I’d never have predicted 13 years ago, back when Supernatural was one of the very first shows I ever reviewed on TMINE, that Supernatural would still be running – or that TMINE would still be going, for that matter, particularly given the quality of my ‘reviews’ at the time – so what do I know?
October is scary enough with Halloween, but with a Friday the 13th in it too this year, it’s unsurprising that Syfy is cranking out not one but two spooky shows to capitalise on the moment. We’ve already had the unendurable Ghost Wars, about which the less said the better. Now we’ve got Superstition, which has been created, written and directed by no lesser a man than Mario Van Peebles – he stars in it, too, since he had a few spare hours left in the day, it seems.
No, he doesn’t sing the theme tune.
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember that Van Peebles’ New Jack City had as much impact at the time of its release as John Singleton’s Boyz N TheHood, albeit for very different reasons.
But Peebles wasn’t just a director, he was an actor, too, and he went on to star in all manner of action movies afterwards.
Yeah, they weren’t much good.
Still, if that were a crime, Jean Claude Van Damme would be in the nick for life right now (Universal Soldier and Time Cop excepted). Except he’s not and he’s got a TV series now, so why shouldn’t Mario, hey?