March 6, 2011 |
Video-rental giant Netflix last week announced a two-year licensing deal with CBS that will make a host of recent and ancient series ? including such CBS-distributed series as "Twin Peaks," which aired on ABC, and "Cheers" and "Star Trek," from NBC ? available to stream. It joins Amazon.com, now offering "unlimited instant videos" to its Prime members (who pay a premium for free, faster shipping of solid objects) and Hulu's Hulu Plus, which makes available scores of current and back-catalog series from part-owners NBC, ABC and Fox, among others, in a brewing war of video subscription services.
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July 8, 2008 |
Don S. Davis, a college professor who found a second career as a character actor, gaining notice for his roles in TV's "Stargate: SG-1" and "Twin Peaks," died of a heart attack June 29 at his home in Gibsons, Canada. He was 65. Davis was teaching theater arts at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in the early 1980s when he decided to pursue acting as a profession. A native of the Missouri Ozarks who had served in the U.S.
November 4, 2007
WOW. I was glad to see Dennis Lim's article on "Twin Peaks" finally getting a proper DVD release [" 'Twin Peaks' Gets Its Due at Last," Oct. 28]. Then I was horrified to see two-thirds of the way down the page that he reveals the "who" of the whodunit aspect of the series. With no spoiler warning? That is outrageous and unacceptable. Pink Frankenstein Los Angeles
October 28, 2007 |
For a series so widely acknowledged as a television landmark, David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" has received conspicuously shoddy treatment on the home-video front. The eight-episode first season was released in 2001 without the pilot; the second (and final) season arrived on DVD only last spring after extensive delays.
May 22, 2007 |
IF the point of a thriller is, after all, "to thrill," how much other stuff can you fit in? Especially when the other stuff -- character, theme, setting, ambiguity -- is really what novels are about, or at least what they can do better than the movies. If you're Mark Frost, former "Hill Street Blues" writer and "Twin Peaks" co-creator, you keep your plot moving, and you keep everything else lean and mean. Characters explain themselves pretty quickly. Descriptions are swift and efficient.
January 13, 2007
Frights: Chiller, a cable network devoted to horror movies and TV, sprinkled with suspense, will crawl up from the crypt March 1. Initial fare on the NBC Universal channel will include the series "Friday the 13th," "Twin Peaks," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Tales From the Crypt."