WGN AMERICA TO SET SAIL FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH SPECIAL AIRINGS OF THE “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” TRILOGY
November 18, 2014

“Pirates Week” to Kick Off with “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” on TUESDAY, November 18 (8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT)

 

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2014WGN America will present the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy in installments throughout the week, starting tonight with “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” TUESDAY, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT. All three installments will air again as a marathon on SUNDAY, November 23, starting at 4:00 pm. ET / 3:00 p.m. CT.

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The “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy will air as follows:

 

“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” – Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT); Sunday, Nov. 23 (4:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CT)

In the thrilling high-seas adventure that started it all, the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal—kidnapping the Governor’s beautiful daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). In order to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Jack joins forces with Elizabeth’s childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) – but what Will doesn’t know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.

 

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” Wednesday, Nov. 19 (8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT); Sunday, Nov. 23 (7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CT)

When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a blood debt, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) must find a way to avoid his fate, lest his soul be damned for all time. Nevertheless, the wily ghost manages to interrupt the wedding plans of Jack’s friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

 

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” – Thursday, Nov. 20 (8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT); Sunday, Nov. 23 (10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT)

Just when he’s needed most, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is trapped in the Land of the Dead in Davy Jones’ Locker, which leads Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), Will (Orlando Bloom), and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) on a desperate quest to rescue him.

 

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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