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« Reply #200 on: December 05, 2013, 08:17:37 PM »

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Production Officially Postponed On Fast & Furious 7
And Universal releases a Paul Walker tribute

Following the shocking death of Paul Walker last weekend it was widely assumed that a lengthy hiatus in the production of Fast & Furious 7 would be necessary, while all involved emotionally processed the tragedy and figured out how to proceed. Universal have now formalised that decision in an official statement, confirming that, for the time being, Fast & Furious 7 has been shut down.

"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers," reads the missive. "At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker."

The shoot, it seems certain, will not be back underway until the new year, and it would seem impossible for the film now to make its previously-announced release date of July 2014. Roughly half of F&F7's location shooting had been completed in Atlanta, but clearly much was left to do, including a sizeable portion in the Middle East. Walker's scenes were incomplete, necessitating either drastic re-writing or possible re-casting. Some have even suggested that the film will be started over from scratch, although all such details remain rumour and speculation.

Beyond the seventh installment, it seems that Universal currently has no intention of abandoning the $2.4bn franchise, although those decisions too seem premature.

In the meantime, Universal has announced that a percentage of the profits from home-media sales of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide. Walker founded the organisation in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti. It comprises a network of first-response professionals who can be shipped in to augment local expertise to accelerate relief efforts following natural disasters.

"With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others," explained Universal's chairman Donna Langley. "We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild.”

Universal have also released a video tribute for Paul Walker, which you can check out below.

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« Reply #201 on: December 07, 2013, 03:04:46 AM »

Matt Smith on stage again: Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (musical)

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« Reply #202 on: December 12, 2013, 01:08:23 AM »

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Graphic designer Lumos5001 illustrated every version of the Doctor from Doctor Who — including the upcoming Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi and the War Doctor, John Hurt — in the cutesy style of The Powerpuff Girls.

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« Reply #203 on: December 12, 2013, 01:13:43 AM »

DOCTOR WHO Christmas 2013 Trailer: THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR

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« Reply #204 on: December 12, 2013, 02:51:39 AM »

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Beverly Hills Cop 4 Back On Track
Bruckheimer makes new deal with Paramount

While we're on the subject of belated action comedy sequels, there's a new/old game afoot at Paramount. Recently cut loose from his erstwhile home at Disney, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has rocked up to a new deal at Paramount. First among his first-looks is the long-gestating fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. Eddie Murphy has already signed on to return to his signature role as Axel Foley, and Brett Ratner - who's been on board since at least 2008 - is attached to direct.

Last we heard, Beverly Hills Cop was being retooled as a TV series, under the aegis of The Shield's Shawn Ryan. Barry Sonnenfeld directed a pilot that starred Brandon T. Jackson as Foley's son, with Murphy cameoing to hand over the reins and Kevin Pollak as a Beverly Hills PD lawyer. CBS declined to pick it up for a series, however. Jackson claimed it was because the show was "too edgy" for them.

So we're back once again to the plan for a fourth movie, which Deadline report will see Axel returning to his roots in Detroit (which would seem like it might cause title issues, if Beverly Hills doesn't actualy feature).

Ratner was writing the screenplay himself back in the days before the TV detour, so whether we're now talking about exactly that same project revived is unclear.

The big difference from the previous incarnation is Bruckheimer himself, who was not involved in 2008, but will presumably now be keeping a keen eye on the property that provided the Bruckheimer/Simpson partnership one of their biggest early hits.

Bruckheimer's arrival at Paramount has also shaken up the dormant Top Gun sequel, of which little has been heard since the sad death of Tony Scott last year. Tom Cruise had been discussing it with Scott, and therefore at that point was not obviously averse to more Maverick. Now? We'll see...

"Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most creative and prolific producers in motion picture history,” said Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey in a prepared statement. “His signature style has attracted huge global audiences and we are thrilled to have him back in the Paramount family.”

The next released movie to bear his fingerprints will be Scott Derrickson's cop horror Beware The Night, out in the UK on August 22 next year.
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« Reply #205 on: December 18, 2013, 11:26:28 PM »

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DOCTOR WHO: Farewell to MATT SMITH - All New Special Dec 25

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« Reply #206 on: December 18, 2013, 11:38:37 PM »

Extended Doctor Who THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR Trailer

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« Reply #207 on: December 24, 2013, 07:39:53 PM »

Julia Lepetit of Dorkly has created “The 12 Days of Doctor Who,” a fun version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” filled with friends and enemies from Doctor Who. Visit Dorkly to read the comic in its entirety, and be sure to mouse over each panel for a festive surprise.

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« Reply #208 on: December 24, 2013, 07:48:54 PM »

TheFlixx took Richard Swarbrick’s amazing “50 Years in Time and Space” Doctor Who animation and added “Take on Me” by A-ha because of the animation’s resemblance to the song’s sketchy music video. It fits perfectly, transforming the haunting animation into upbeat fun with the power of 80s synthpop.

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« Reply #209 on: December 26, 2013, 10:44:00 PM »

*SPOILERS* Behind the scenes: The Time of the Doctor & Matt Smith's regeneration - Doctor Who - BBC

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« Reply #210 on: December 26, 2013, 10:53:00 PM »

The Eleventh Doctor Regenerates... The Twelfth Doctor Appears! - Doctor Who: Christmas Special - BBC

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« Reply #211 on: January 13, 2014, 09:08:57 PM »

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NBC Planning Constantine As A TV Series
David Goyer and Daniel Cerone writing pilot

While DC has so far struggled to make a big-screen impact beyond Superman and Batman, it's consistently had more success with episodic television. Smallville (Superman) gave way to Arrow (Green Arrow), which is soon to be joined by The Flash and the pre-Batman Gotham, about Commissioner Gordon and the Gotham PD. Now NBC are getting in on the action, developing a series based on John Constantine, star of DC/Vertigo's Hellblazer series. David S. Goyer (who else?) is writing the pilot, with Mentalist exec-producer Daniel Cerone.

John Constantine, the cynical, manipulative, trenchcoated, chain-smoking urban magician, was created by the legendary Alan Moore in 1985, as a supporting character in his famous Swamp Thing run. It was Swamp Thing's title, but the scene-stealing Constantine immediately became the story's engine, installing himself essentially as Swamp Thing's manager in an arc involving the Brujeria: a black magic chaos cult who had quietly taken over the world and were next intent on the destruction of Heaven.

Constantine grew to the extent that he was given his own series in 1988 (initially to be called Hellraiser until a certain Clive Barker film forced a re-think). With Moore disinclined to write it himself, the job fell to fellow Northampton resident Jamie Delano, whose lengthy run was followed by sterling work from Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Warren Ellis, Brian Azzarello, Mike Carey, Denise Mina, Andy Diggle and Pete Milligan (among many others, including Neil Gaiman). After 25 years, post DC's New 52 re-jig, Hellblazer was retired last February at issue 300, and Constantine was folded into regular DC continuity, both in his own more mainstream series, and as part of the Justice League Dark.

There was, of course, a Constantine film in 2005, which got some things right, but re-cast the Liverpudlian Sting-lookalike Constantine as Keanu Reeves, turned his taxi-driving compatriot Chas into a teen sidekick (Shia LaBeouf), gave him a crucifix-shotgun and had him pack in the gaspers. A television series then, has every opportunity to do the thing properly - even if somewhere like HBO would seem a better home for sweary fights with demons than primetime NBC. There's also scope for appearances by other characters in the DC pantheon: Swamp Thing, obviously, but Constantine has also encountered Shade, Sandman, Animal Man, Zatanna, The Phantom Stranger and various others (including Batman).

Where this leaves Guillermo Del Toro's own mooted Justice League Dark project is unclear, although given that DC's TV and film projects have hitherto not interconnected, it's possible a movie and a show could exist independently, side-by-side. What we do know is that Goyer and Cerone have a "script plus penalty" deal, which means they get paid for the script, plus more if the show doesn't go into production. That means it's often more economical for a studio to actually make a show than not make it. So the signs are good for Constantine to at least reach the pilot stage. We'll keep you posted.

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Warner Bros. Greenlights David Goyer’s CONSTANTINE Pilot

Everything’s coming up Milhouse Warner Bros. and DC Comics! Not only did Fox announce that they’re taking Gotham to series, but NBC has also confirmed that they are greenlighting the Constantine pilot from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist). We first reported on Constantine back in September, but now DC’s resident unsavory supernatural detective will be making the leap from pitch to pilot. Created back in 1985 as a supporting character in Swamp Thing, Constantine has gone on to be one of the most beloved anti-heroes in the DC Universe, thanks in no small part to his delightful blend of hard drinking, supernatural mystery, and being an all around bastard.

Although John Constantine is a newcomer to TV, he was portrayed on the big screen back in 2005′s Constantine by none other than Keanu Reeves, which was decidedly at odds with Constantine’s background as a blond haired, blue-eyed Brit. Fun fact: Sting actually served as the visual inspiration for creating Constantine. Given that Constantine is rumored to feature heavily in Guillermo del Toro’s rumored Justice League Dark film, introducing the general public to the character via a serialized drama is a smart move by Warner Bros. and DC. Here’s hoping that NBC is willing to let them bring the kind of insanity to TV screens that Garth Ennis and Brian Azzarello brought to the comic’s pages.
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« Reply #212 on: January 13, 2014, 10:11:34 PM »

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Love and Time Travel Abound in the OUTLANDER Trailer

Finally, time travel-based romances and adventures are happening to women other than Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams! In the first trailer for Starz’s Outlander from Battlestar Galactica impresario Ronald D. Moore, we get a taste of what Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) will be in for as she travels through back through time to war-torn Scotland. With moody music, doublets being unbuttoned, soldiers on the march, and breathy tones explaining that it may seem crazy but she totally traveled back in time, this looks like fish-out-of-water fun mixed with the addictive, serial melodrama that one can expect from a Ronald D. Moore joint.

The series, based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, follows a 20th century nurse, Claire Randall, who gets transported back to mid-18th-century Highland, Scotland, a land ravaged by war. Starz has ordered sixteen episodes of the hour-long drama, and with seven novels under Gabaldon’s belt, there’s plenty of material to mine should the series succeed. And plenty of sex appeal too, as has become the norm for Starz series. At the recent TCA winter press tour, Gabaldon said, ”They sort of want to lick him,” in reference to Sam Heughan, who plays Highland hottie/main love interest James Fraser. So, consider investing in a microfiber cloth to wipe the saliva from your television screen when Outlander makes its debut later this year.

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« Reply #213 on: January 16, 2014, 10:22:32 PM »

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Roger Lloyd Pack, star of Only Fools and Horses, dies aged 69

Roger Lloyd Pack, the British actor known to millions as slow-witted roadsweeper Trigger in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69.

Well-known for his rubbery face and lugubrious delivery, he also appeared as Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley.

Born in north London in 1944, he was the son of actor Charles Lloyd Pack and the father of actress Emily Lloyd.

His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he had pancreatic cancer and "died at home surrounded by his family".

Sir David Jason spoke of his sadness at the news, calling his co-star "a very quiet, kind and unassuming actor who was a pleasure to work with".

"Although he played the simple soul of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, he was a very intelligent man and a very fine actor capable of many roles," continued the actor, who played Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in the show.

"I shall remember him with fondness and for all the good times we had together."

Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Del Boy's younger brother Rodney, said he was "so saddened to hear about Roger".

"He was the most accomplished actor and loved by millions. I will miss him greatly."

A versatile character actor who was at home with both comedy and drama, Lloyd Pack studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) before making his stage debut in Northampton.

After appearances in The Avengers and other TV shows, his screen debut came in 1968 when he played a small part in The Magus.

His breakthrough came in 1981 when he was cast as Colin 'Trigger' Ball, the dim but amiable roadsweeper who always called Lyndhurst's character "Dave".

"If it's a girl they're calling her Sigourney after an actress," he said of Del Boy's child-to-be. "And if it's a boy they're naming him Rodney, after Dave."

Lloyd Pack was the only actor, apart from Lyndhurst and Jason, to appear in both the first and last episode of the much-loved sitcom.

Its success would lead the actor to call his role "both a blessing and a curse" and express bemusement about his popularity with audiences.

'It's extraordinary to me as an actor to find oneself in a sitcom that's been successful and goes on being successful," he said. "I can't go anywhere without anyone going on about it."

His last appearance as Trigger came in the show's 2003 Christmas special. The BBC had hoped he would make an appearance in the sketch show later this year for Sport Relief, but he was too unwell.

In recent years he was seen at the Shakespeare's Globe, appearing alongside Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in its production of Richard III and Twelfth Night.

A committed socialist, he campaigned for nuclear disarmament and was a supporter of Left Unity, a recently formed "radical political party of the left".

John Challis, who appeared as Boycie in Only Fools, said the news was "very sad and very distressing" and that Lloyd Pack was "irreplaceable".

"My thoughts are with his family," said the actor. "He was a remarkable man and he'll be missed."

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan was among others to pay tribute, saying it was "very sad news".

"Trigger was an ancestor to Father Dougal and I'm glad I once had a chance to tell him so," he said on Twitter.

James Corden called him an "incredible actor and person", while Lord Sugar tweeted that Trigger had been "one of my favourite characters".

Shane Allen, the BBC's controller of comedy commissioning, said: "The nation bids a fond and sad farewell to one of the most popular television sitcom actors of his generation."

His death was also marked by CND, who marked his death by posting a picture of the actor campaigning against Trident, and by Tottenham Hotspur, the London football club he supported.

"We're saddened to learn of the death of Spurs fan Roger Lloyd Pack," it said in a tweet. "The Club extends our condolences to his friends and family."

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« Reply #214 on: January 16, 2014, 10:34:43 PM »

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Russell Johnson, The Professor on Gilligan's Island, Dead at 89

Sadly, another castaway has left the island for good.

Russell Johnson, best known for playing the brainy Professor on Gilligan's Island, has died, E! News confirms. He was 89 and the last surviving male star from the classic 1960s sitcom—which famously listed all of its characters in the more well-known version of its iconic opening theme song.

We're told that the actor died of natural causes Thursday at 5:21 a.m. at his home with wife Constance and daughter Kim by his side.

"He was a gentleman, very kind," Johnson's agent, Mike Eisenstadt, tells E! "He was very smart and very respectful. He was a nice, normal guy."

Johnson retired from acting in the 1990s but still made  Gilligan's Island-related appearances in more recent years.

The Pennsylvania-born actor worked regularly in TV and films for more than 40 years, appearing on the likes of  The Twilight Zone, Lassie,  The Lone Ranger and The Jeffersons. He was also on the big screen in the cult sci-fi classic  It Came From Outer Space and in a number of Westerns, including The Stand at Apache River and Tumbleweed.

But he will always be remembered as the coconut-radio-building Professor, the single-and-unconcerned heartthrob of the bunch, alongside Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise and Dawn Wells on Gilligan's Island.

"I've had people in the ensuing years say to me, 'If they did Gilligan's Island toda,y you'd all be living in the same tent.'  It's true. That innocence was kept and it worked," Johnson said in a 2004 interview for the Archive of American Television, discussing the standards the sitcom maintained in a time when Wells' Mary Ann wore plenty of crop tops but never actually showed her belly button and there was a constant conversation going over how much cleavage Louise's Ginger should actually flaunt.

About The Professor's comical obliviousness to Ginger, Mary Ann and various female guest stars' advances, Johnson said they definitely kept his character "asexual" on purpose.

"They didn't want anything going on in the show that had anything to do with sex, in the cast," he explained. "They kept him a guy who didn't really know what was going on. They brought Zsa Zsa Gabor in once for the show, and she makes a play for The Professor. She was all over him. And he's talking about [butterflies] and flora and fauna."

Married three times, Johnson is survived by his wife, actress Constance Dane, stepson Courtney Dane and daughter Kim from his second marriage. His son, David, died of AIDS in 1994, prompting Johnson's activism as a fund-raiser for AIDS research.
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« Reply #215 on: January 19, 2014, 12:32:23 AM »

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Dave Madden (1931-2014), Beleaguered Manager Reuben Kincaid on 1970s TV Series ‘The Partridge Family’

Dave Madden, best known for playing the beleaguered Reuben Kincaid, the manager for The Partridge Family, passed away on January 16, 2014 at age 82.

The Partridge Family, which ran on ABC from September 1970 to March 1974, revolved around a widowed mother and her five children who form a band. Towering and rumpled, Mr. Madden played Reuben Kincaid, the agent who managed the band and regularly clashed with its impish preteen bassist, played by Danny Bonaduce. — New York Times

Dave Madden talks about the show and his real life relationship with Danny Bonaduce in this interview with Just My Show, a retro pop culture podcast.

Prior to the Partridge Family, Dave Madden had been an ensemble player in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In and after he an ongoing cast member of the television show Alice.

Rest in Peace Mr. Kincaid. You sure deserve it.

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« Reply #216 on: January 19, 2014, 02:12:07 AM »

Imdb blog re: Under the Dome season 2 premiere date

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This isn’t a spoiler or anything, but that weird dome over Chester’s Mill, Maine? It’s still there.

We’ll find out more about what’s going on “Under the Dome” when season two returns at 10pm Monday, June 30 on CBS. But those attending CBS’s portion the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour were assured that new characters will be introduced, and two familiar residents of Chester’s Mill won’t survive the season premiere, which will be written by author Stephen King.

CBS announced the premiere dates for “Dome” and its new event series “Extant,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Oscar winner Halle Berry. “Extant” premieres at 9pm Wednesday, July 2.

“Extant” represents an intersection of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: A presentation reel revealed Berry’s character to be an astronaut who spends a year in space and returns pregnant with an alien life form. Meanwhile on Earth, her scientist husband has been keeping the homefires burning with the help of…their android son. Yes, it seems the alien baby may be a threat to the artificial life of the couple’s robo-boy. “Extant”! Coming in July.

In addition to these primetime scheduling announcements, CBS also renewed its entire daytime line-up, including “Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right,”  “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Talk”. The network also revealed that “Survivor” will return to the schedule at 8pm Wednesday, Feb. 26, and the next cycle of “The Amazing Race” debuts 8pm Sunday, Feb. 23.
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« Reply #217 on: January 20, 2014, 01:06:52 AM »

Filming began with Peter Capaldi a couple weeks ago for the Doctor Who series that will air sometime August-September. Airing on BBC America this Spring is Musketeers:

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« Reply #218 on: January 23, 2014, 05:13:07 PM »

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TNT To Serve As The New Home Of TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES

A couple years back, the Luc Besson produced and Jason Statham starring film The Transporter was adapted into a weekly television series starring Chris Vance. The series was a co-production across multiple territories including Canada, France and The U.S.. Cinemax, the current home of series including Strike Back and Banshee, was set to air the series stateside, but following multiple production delays due to a showrunner change and an injury sustained by Vance, the network opted to pass on the series.

Despite the setback, producers decided to push forward with a second season following a solid reception from other international territories, with production set to begin February 26th. Thanks to that decision, the U.S. market once again opened up for the series, which brings us to TNT picking up Transporter: The Series for broadcast in the fall of 2014.

The drama network has been on a roll of high-profile series in the last year, with orders for the Michael Bay produced The Last Ship and Sean Bean-starring Legends, in addition to already seeing ratings success with the Steven Spielberg alien drama, Falling Skies. It makes sense TNT would want to continue down the path of notability with an acquisition that’s been garnering many headlines in the last 12 months.

According to TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright from a press release on the acquisition, “The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we’re proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States. Transporter: The Series is a perfect addition to TNT’s lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship.”

The exact series premiere date of Transporter: The Series on TNT currently remains unknown.

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« Reply #219 on: January 23, 2014, 05:58:32 PM »

WGN America - Salem - First Trailer

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« Reply #220 on: February 05, 2014, 02:38:42 AM »

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Original BUFFY Actor To Pen Multi-Issue Arc for Season 10 Comic

We live in a world where, even if your favorite show is canceled or finishes its on-air run, it might just return via Kickstarter (hooray, Veronica Mars!), on another network, or even in a comic book series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of those fan favorites that took on this tradition in 2007, four years after the series finished its seventh and final season, or, at least, its final televised season. Dark Horse Comics published Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, The Long Way Home, which follows the Scoobies in their misadventures after the events of the show.

Über-fans of the Buffyverse have stuck with the ragtag group of supernatural characters for over a decade, through Seasons 8 and 9, and now, one of the gang is set to take on Buffy Season 10. At the Dark Horse panel at Wizard World Portland, Comics.Blog.fr reported that Nicholas Brendan, a/k/a Xander Harris, nerd extraordinaire, will be writing issues 3-5 of the upcoming season. Though Xander’s tenure on Buffy has seen some hilarious, iconic moments, this particular arc will feature his former Dark Master, Dracula.

Those who remember Dracula’s short-lived tenure on Buffy (Season 5, Episode 1: “Buffy vs. Dracula”) know that his interactions with Xander made for some Whedon-perfect dialogue. Take for example, this exchange:

Dracula: You will be emissary. My eyes and ears in daylight.

Xander: Your emissary….

Dracula: Serve me well. You will be rewarded. I will make you an immortal. A child of darkness that feeds on life itself… on blood.

Xander: Blood? Yes, yes! I will serve you, your Excellent Spookiness. Or Master. I’ll just stick with Master.

Dracula: You are strange and off-putting. Go now.



After the events in Season 5, Xander reunited with his former Master in an arc of the Season 8 comics. And although Xander was forever sick of being everyone’s “butt monkey”, it appears as though he’ll find himself entangled with the Unholy Prince yet again.

Brendan’s not the first Buffy alum to work on the comics, though. Amber Benson and James Marsters have also lent their voices to the page. In fact, Marsters was also at Wizard World Portland discussing his own work on the new Spike graphic novel entitled Into the Light.

Writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs serve as the main creative team for Season 10, with Joss Whedon staying on as a creative consultant.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 hits stands March 19th, 2014.
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« Reply #221 on: February 05, 2014, 03:04:24 AM »

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/doctor-who-peter-capaldis-costume-revealed/

DOCTOR WHO – Peter Capaldi’s Costume Revealed

We’ve only just said goodbye to Matt Smith and we’re still over half a year away from the first full episode featuring the Twelfth (or Fourteenth, depending on how pedantic you are) Doctor, Peter Capaldi, but we now have our first glimpse at what his costume will be and… it’s pretty awesome.

He’s wearing a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining (a bit like Jon Pertwee’s cape in his first season in 1970), blue trousers, blue vest, white shirt, and black Dr. Martens in a look created by costume designer Howard Burden.

From the official press release, here’s what Capaldi and executive producer Steven Moffat have to say about the outfit:

“He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”

Filming of the new Doctor’s first episode began earlier this month, and Moffat has promised us 12 or 13 uninterrupted weeks of Doctor Who, so it looks like Autumn will be all about Capaldi. I, for one, think if I were ever going to cosplay (which is very unlikely), this would be the one I’d do because, damn. Would you dress up as this Doctor?

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« Reply #222 on: February 21, 2014, 10:17:22 PM »

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Artist Paul Hanley Shows Us ‘The Infinite Doctor’

We thought there were only 12 Doctors, but with the last few episodes of Doctor Who, we learned that there was a War and a Handy and that they counted as regenerations. How many more of them are there out in the ether? Luckily for us, the brilliant artist Paul Hanley has decided to include everybody in a piece he’s titled “The Infinite Doctor.” That’s right; all of the different faces (or voices) the Doctor has had since 1963. “Canonicity” be damned! It’s like a fun Where’s Waldo? page, but everybody is Waldo. Hanley’s included close-but-no-cigar Doctors like Richard E. Grant’s from Scream of the Shalka and the Dalek movie’s Peter Cushing, some audio Doctors like David Warner and Nicholas Briggs, and even some ones we’re still scratching our heads about like Michael Jayston’s Valeyard, Toby Jones’ Dream Lord, and Tom Baker’s Curator. He’s even included, quite prominently even, some of the Doctors from The Curse of Fatal Death, the Comic Relief sketch written by Steven Moffat in the ’90s.

I won’t list them all, but name the ones I missed below if you’d like! Some Morbius Doctors and stage play Doctors are in their too, just to be tricky. And why not show Paul Hanley some love, seeing as he’s the genius who took the time to do this great work in the first place?

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« Reply #223 on: February 24, 2014, 04:47:33 PM »

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New Character to Join DOCTOR WHO

When Peter Capaldi’s escapades as the Twelfth Doctor (also known as the 14th incarnation of the Time Lord currently known as the Doctor… so confusing) kick off this fall, it won’t only be Jenna Coleman’s plucky Clara Oswald that he will deal with on a regular basis; a new character has been announced who will play a recurring role in the Doctor’s adventures.

BBC America revealed this morning that actor Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin and Stacey) will join the cast as the character of Danny Pink, a recurring character who also teaches at the Coal Hill School along with Clara. The Coal Hill School, you may well remember, is the place the Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan, was a student when her teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright became unwilling companions back in 1963.



In the press release, Anderson (no relation) said, “I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honor to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!”

Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat had his own traditionally-cryptic explanation for the character of Danny Pink: “For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who!”

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how Danny Pink fits in to everything.
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« Reply #224 on: February 24, 2014, 05:07:47 PM »

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New Farscape TV Movie In The Works?

A couple of intriguing stories involving Sydney-based writer Justin Monjo have just been picked up by the Australian site If. One involves a new HBO series for Peter Dinklage (which we'll get to separately), and the other is potentially exciting news for Farscape fans. Monjo - one of the original Farscape writing team - has revealed he's at work on the screenplay for a new Farscape TV movie, following on several years after finale The Peacekeeper Wars.

There are no direct quotes from Monjo in If's piece, but he's paraphrased as saying that the new feature would shoot in Australia (as did the original series, produced by Hallmark for the Nine Network). Here be spoilers. Plot-wise, it would pick up the child of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, born after a complex pregnancy at the end of the Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. D'Argo Sun-Crichton, as he was named, will be 19 in the new film.

He's been in hiding out on Earth for most of his life, since he's the target of villainous aliens, but when he's finally discovered - manifesting latent "special powers" - he rejoins his parents for more adventuring. The stars are, after all, his playground...

Post-Peacekeeper Wars there was talk of a Farscape web-series, but it never materialised and eventually became the recent comics by Keith R.A. Candido. Tor.com are under the impression that these would remain canon, so future Farscape would be targeting an extremely hardcore Farscape fanbase who not only watched the show but continued to read about it afterwards.

We're not sure that's an entirely viable idea (given Farscape's original unceremonious dumping in the face of low ratings). Neither, to be honest, would we have necessarily wished for a new Farscape to focus on Crichton and Aeryn's super-kid. And finally, it's not actually clear from If's story whether this new movie is in active development or Monjo has simply written it on spec.

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