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Headsup: Kaiju, Killers, and More

Picard Season 2 cover featuring Patrick Stewart and John de Lancie, looking badass-ish

Starring four-time Emmy® Award nominee Patrick Stewart (Hamlet) as Jean-Luc Picard, an iconic role which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (TNG), the latest season “kicks things into high gear” (Den of Geek) as he and his crew go on a bold and exciting new journey into the past. Picard must enlist friends, both old and new, to confront the perils of 21st century Earth in a desperate race against time to save the galaxy’s future – and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes. — from Paramount

All ten episodes from the second season are here, available in either DVD form or limited edition Blu-Ray steelbook. And whereas Paramount isn’t always lavishing us with bonus bits, for their Star Trek releases they usually make a decent showing. That’s the case here as well with over an hour of stuff to pore through. There are featurettes on the creation of the U.S.S. Stargazer and the evolution of Picard’s chateau. A behind-the-scenes with John de Lancie is here as well as a featurette detailing the new and improved Borg Queen. Oh, and more. Any fan of the show will want to snag this to have it on their shelf. And they can do that here.

Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone set cover

Hosted by Academy Award® and Emmy® Award winner Jordan Peele (Get Out), The Twilight Zone (Reboot): The Complete Series arrives on DVD in a seven-disc collection featuring every mesmerizing episode! Travel through dimensions of imagination in this modern take of the original series “The Twilight Zone” created by Rod Sterling. — from Paramount

Okay. Here’s the thing. You can ask just anybody to reboot The Twilight Zone. Well, you could. But that would be a terrible mistake. Luckily, though, they snagged Jordan “The New King of Creepy Media” Peele to do it. Him along with Simon Kinberg (The 355) and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders). They did two seasons–and then were satisfied because they pulled the plug themselves. Gotta have respect for that. Anyway, here you get all twenty episodes plus a respectable amount of bonus bits. There’s a new docu about Rod Serling, the man who started the whole shebang. There’s a docu about the creation of the reboot as well. Plus: audio commentary on three episodes, a gag reel, and every episode is provided in both black and white and color. Nice. You can grab the good stuff here.

Melrose Place: The Complete Series cover art

This sudsy drama from Aaron Spelling focuses on the lives and loves of young adults in an apartment complex in Los Angeles. From the complicated scheming of scandals to the murderous plots of lovers, the residents at Melrose Place are more messed up than average folk. –– from CBS

Well, now…that’s a massive set. Seven seasons, 226 episodes, fifty-four discs! Holy mackerel. And when you do the math, you’re paying less than two dollars per disc. And it’s less than buying the episodes on digital. So this is the epitome of the sort of set the completist fan wants. Now from what we can tell, there’s nothing new on here…it’s basically all the previous season boxed sets compiled. But it’s worth getting if you have a blank spot where the series needs to go, since show creator Darren Star provides commentary on certain episodes, plus there’s a bunch of mini-featurettes and retrospectives. This might keep you busy for a couple of days. Grab one from Amazon.

Smart and good looking with a great sense of humor, Dexter Morgan (Hall) is everyone’s favorite serial killer with his own twisted sense of justice. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honor that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden. Torn between his deadly compulsion and desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself. Starring Jennifer Carpenter as Dexter’s sister, Debra Morgan, and guest starring John Lithgow, who won an Emmy award for his role as the infamous “Trinity Killer” in season four.

Consisting of 10 one-hour episodes, Hall returns to his acclaimed role in Dexter: New Blood as Dexter Morgan 10 years after he goes missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura in the original series. Far from the life he knew Dexter: New Blood finds him living under a false name in the small fictional town of Iron Lake, New York. With a normal job and a Chief of Police girlfriend, it seems he’s got life under control—until his son shows up and turns his world upside down. When his Dark Passenger inevitably beckons, Dexter finds himself on a collision course with a very dangerous local. The special event series also stars Carpenter, who returns to reprise her role as Dexter’s sister Debra in a new iteration, Jack Alcott, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and Clancy Brown. — from CBS

Sometimes characters can actually find redemption. And sometimes–only sometimes, mind you–shows can find redemption as well. After the finale of Dexter made nearly everybody throw up their hands and shout expletives as the ceiling, Showtime brought Michael C. Hall back for a ten-episode reprise. While it’s not everything fans might have wanted, it was a better finale than what happened previously. Here you have the Complete (No Really We Mean It This Time) Series on both Blu-Ray and DVD. And just like above, there’s nothing novel here so if you already own the sets, then you’re good. But if not, then the audio commentaries, cast interviews, and featurettes will be a nice addition to the material in your archives. You can grab all of that here.

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport, teenage Winnie (Viswanathan) teams up with a lovable underdog monster (Arnett) in hopes of training him to be a champion. The duo learns the value of moving to your own groove and paving your own unique path to success. It’s available on Blu-ray and DVD, based on graphic novel Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell. The hilarious animated comedy features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Terry Crews, as well as real-life NBA All-Star Charles Barkley, and WWE professional wrestlers Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoai and Becky Lynch. — from Paramount

The underdog kaiju wrestling story, Rumble, hits Blu-Ray with the feature film and a little over twenty minutes of bonus bits. There are mini-featurettes that take a look at the monster wrestlers, character design, and salsa dancing. Probably a no-brainer purchase for a kid who likes monsters, wrestling, or monster wrestling. That is available at Amazon.

Picking up three months after the jaw-dropping season one finale, Walker: Season Two follows Walker as he’s reintegrated back into his role on his family’s ranch. Although life seems to be getting back to normal, things quickly take a turn when a family from Walker’s past returns to live in the vacant ranch next door. From Travis county’s newest district attorney Denise Davidson and her shady, short-fused husband Dan Davidson to Walker’s childhood love Gale Davidson, these new neighbors ignite years of trauma from Walker’s childhood. — from CBS

All twenty episodes are here across five DVDs to refresh your memory if you’re diving into Season 3, which just started up (along with the prequel series). Bonus bits are light on the ground with just a gag reel and deleted scenes, but fans of the show who want a copy on their shelf for safekeeping will want to snag it. And it’s a bit cheaper (as of this writing) than buying the digital version. Bonus. You can grab it here.