In 1993, CBS aired The Fire Next Time, a miniseries that pit one family against an unpredictable and violent global climate, awash in droughts, hurricanes and massive destruction. Luckily, that one family had Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia, who would not only survive this series, but go on to lead another TV family through more metaphorical (but no less dramatic) climatic changes.
We may not celebrate #TheFireNextTimeDay in 2017, but it’s worth noting that no other TV series with such explicit ties to climate change has aired since. Unless you know of one?
'The Incredibles 2' will pick up immediately after the first film
When the sequel to The Incredibles hits theaters in 2018, it will have been 14 years since Pixar first introduced us to the Parr family and their set of powers. Ever since the sequel was first announced, fans have wondered what year it’ll take place in and how old the characters will be. (If Jack-Jack was a terror as a baby, just imagine him as a teenager.) Now, Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter has finally addressed those questions — and revealed that the second film picks up right where the original left off.
“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on,” Lasseter told IGN at this year’s D23 Expo. He added that the sequel will begin with a major action scene centering on the Underminer, the cartoonish, mole-like villain who emerged from the earth in the last few seconds of the original.
“It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece,” Lasseter said. “You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where [we] start this movie.”
Director Brad Bird is back on board for the sequel, which will once again focus on Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), and their three children: Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. (Samuel L. Jackson is also confirmed to return as the voice of Frozone.)
The Incredibles 2 is slated to hit theaters on June 15, 2018.
Peter Benchley’s Creature is swimming onto Blu-ray on May 19 from Olive Films. The 1998 TV movie is based on a novel by Jaws author Peter Benchley, who also makes a cameo appearance.
The film is directed by Stuart Gillard (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III), written by Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape, Alien Nation) and stars Craig T. Nelson (Poltergeist) and Kim Cattrall (Sex and The City).
When a top-secret government project — a creature that’s a hybrid of a human being and shark — breaks free of its environment and eventually finds its way into the sea, no one is safe. Reeking havoc and terror on a small coastal community, its falls to marine biologist Dr. Chase (Craig T. Nelson) and Dr. Macy (Kim Cattrall) to pursue, capture or kill the creature.