MacFarlane Could End Family Guy; Wants More Trek

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Oct 13, 2011 in Star Trek, Television

Star Trek The Next Generation Cast on Family Guy

While it’s unlikely he’ll just end the show on a whim, Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane believes the show may have ran its course — at least, on television. In a recent interview with THR, he admitted that the show should have probably ended after its seventh season but believes the series could make the transition to feature films. While I’m sure a few of you might think the series should have ended long before that, Macfarlane seems to think seven is some kind of magic number. If you recall, every recent Star Trek series, with the exception of Enterprise, ran for only seven seasons each. Speaking of which, MacFarlane also mentioned that he’d love to try his hand at relaunching the Star Trek television franchise; not as an animated series, but as a live-action show. He seemed to have an idea for the series, but wasn’t sure who he’d have to pitch it to, or if they’d even consider giving him the time of day. Still, with the success of the recent film, you’d think a new series wouldn’t be completely out of the question, right? I guess that’ll be for Paramount or CBS to decide.

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Family Guy It’s a Trap Official Trailer

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 25, 2010 in Star Wars, Television

Given the amount of time that passed between the previous installments of the Famliy Guy/Star Wars trilogy, I expected to be waiting until next season for the third and final episode. Family Guy: It’s a Trap, a reference to Admiral Ackbar’s most memorable quote. I’m impressed with the short turn-around, but I hope the episode doesn’t suffer as a result. I really enjoyed the previous two, Blue Harvest moreso, but I get the impression that someone was either holding an Imperial blaster rifle to the writing staff’s heads — either that or using thermal detonators. No word on when the episode will see a DVD or Blu-Ray release, but you can download the episode from iTunes on December 21st.

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Mezco Goes Moe With the Family Guy, Hellboy, Beetle Juice and Rorschach: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 15, 2010 in Animation, Comic Books, Hobbies and Collections

Family Guy toys by Mezco at the Toy Fair 2010

Mezco showed off an ultra cute line of toys called Mez-itzs which are mini eformed action figures. Shown above is a full line of Family Guy figures — below are Hellboy, Beetle Juice and Rorschach: Read more…

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Family Guy Non-Action Figure Set

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 24, 2009 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Family Guy Mini Figure Boxed Set

If there are characters that deserve the title non-action figures it would have to be he characters from Family Guy. Sure GI Joe has to go out and fight Cobra, but the Griffins would be more at home attacking a pizza. This Family Guy Mini Figure Boxed Set contains Peter, Lois, Brian, Chris, Megan and Stewie and will be in out in November: Read more…

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Stewie on the Rocks

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 26, 2009 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Stewie Ice Cube Tray

Frankly I’ve always found Family Guy to be a bit pale when put next to the likes of old school South Park — although I do admit that I wind up watching it every now and then in the middle of my more mindless channel surfing moments. So therefore the fanboy in me would avoid most merchandise associated with the show, however I did find this Stewie Ice Cube Tray to be amusing and well designed. After all how often do you find cartoon characters in your cola?

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Family Guy’s Animated Homage to the Revenge of the Nerds

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 17, 2009 in Animation

On the final episode of this season’s Family Guy they’re doing a cute tribute to infamous musical triumph sequence of the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. The term “nerd” itself became re-popularized in the 70s due to Happy Days where Fonzie would always refer to Richie Cunningham and his friends as nerds. And of course in the 70s everybody wanted to be Foznie, but by the 80s the baby boomers went in a more yuppie direction and started to focus on wealth — so he financial success of the computer industry (due to folks like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates) started to make it socially acceptable to be a nerd again. Although acceptable still wasn’t cool, that would have to wait until the 90s when publications like Wired made nerds look like rock stars on their covers. Read more…

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Family Guy: The Next Generation

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 27, 2009 in Animation, Star Trek

This sneak preview of the upcoming Family Guy episode which features the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation looks pretty good. The episode airs Sunday night on Fox…

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