Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from The Inside Trekker!

From me to you all! Happy Holidays!

Awesome Doctor Who Series 6 trailer!

This is the trailer that appeared at the end of Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol. As soon as I can get my hands on an HD version I'll put it up.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hilarious Craig Ferguson - The lost "Dr. Who" unaired opening video

This is an unaired opening song-and-dance little number that Craig Ferguson did for all the non Doctor Who fans of his Late, Late show, that was supposed to air on November 16th when Matt Smith guest-starred on the show.

That opening segment wasn't cleared by the BBC and Ferguson was apparently pretty pissed at this. But now, it has finally made it online for all to see. And it's frakin' hilarious!


Thanks to The Real Rebel for the heads up!

New Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol pics!

Hi all! As some of you may already know, I'm now working as a freelance writer for Syfy's Blastr and I just made a post about these pics on their site, so you can head on HERE and see them all in gallery format.

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to that Christmas episode which looks VERY Christmassy indeed. Only 23 days to go!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

First OFFICIAL Primeval sneak preview!

Primeval is finally coming back early next year, and this is the first sneak preview that we see! So hooray!

The short but fun and thrilling preview features an introduction by star Andrew-Lee Potts who plays Connor on the popular sci-fi series. We also get to see the new team members Matt, played by Ciaran McMenamin and Jess, played by Ruth Kearney.

Enjoy the fun!

[via Digital Spy]

Monday, November 22, 2010

Official Synopsis for Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

The official synopsis from the BBC for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special titled A Christmas Carol is out!

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?
In the meanwhile, you can also watch the first trailer here.

[via BBC Press Office]

Friday, November 12, 2010

Doctor Who Christmas Special Title Revealed

Today, the BBC has revealed the title for the highly anticipated Doctor Who Christmas special that will air on December 25 in the UK and it's called . . .  A Christmas Carol!

OK, not too creative I must say but there you have it!

This is the BBC's press release:

Back in July, Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, revealed the story will be, 'Doctor Who's clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol' and now the title reflects that! We can enjoy a preview of the adventure on Friday, 19 November on BBC One for Children in Need and then there's less than six weeks until the episode airs.

If you can't wait until then, watch BBC One on Friday because apart from the preview of A Christmas Carol you can find out what happened when two young fans of Doctor Who had their dream come true... It's a very special treat featuring Matt Smith and continues Doctor Who's long tradition of supporting Children in Need.

A Christmas Carol reunites Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill and guest stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Singing Detective) and Katherine Jenkins. Right now we don't know much about the special, but earlier in the year, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, confirmed, 'Oh, we're going for broke with this one. It's all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters. And the Doctor. And a honeymoon. And ... oh, you'll see. I've honestly never been so excited about writing anything!'

We'll be bringing you more details as they emerge...

What do you think? Looking forward to Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol?

[via BBC Doctor Who]

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Filming has ended for Series 4 & 5 of Primeval

Good news everyone! Den of Geek reports that filming for both series 4 and 5 of Primeval has finally ended in Dublin, Ireland, where the show had relocated for filming.

Series 4 and 5 total 13 episodes that will be split in two, with series 4 airing 7 episodes early next year (probably in January) on ITV, while the back 6 episodes that make up series 5 will be aired later on UKTV's Watch Channel probably mid-2011.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sarah Jane Adventures: 'Death of the Doctor' Next Time Trailer

Supernatural's Mark Sheppard to guest-star on Doctor Who!

Seems like Mark Sheppard is in every Sci-Fi series to hit television these days. From Battlestar: Galactica, Chuck, Warehouse 13 and most recently as the demon Crawley on Supernatural.

Now word is that Sheppard is guest-starring on the upcoming series 6 of Doctor Who; it's believed he will appear in the two-parter series opener penned by Steven Moffat that will have the cast and crew partly filming the episode in the US this November.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Primeval series 4 & 5 to have more crashing beasts to terrorise you!

After months of not hearing anything, there's finally a bit of news on the very highly anticipated upcoming series 4&5 of Primeval!

In fact, the last time I talked about Primeval was in July, when I made a post as complete as I could about all that was known about the series at the time so far (which you can read here).

According to producer Tim Bradley, who spoke to SFX's Red Alert, since most of the main characters becane stuck in the Mesozoic era:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Doctor Who: The Doctor's regeneration problem resolved!

Good news all! The Doctor's whole regeneration limitation as to number 12 will be resolved on The Sarah Jane Adventures episode Death of the Doctor very soon! You can go and read the hows and whens in my full post on Blastr here!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

First 2 episodes of Doctor Who series 6 to be filmed in the US + spoilers

And so it's official: The TARDIS will land in the good Ol' US of A to film parts of the first two episodes from series 6 of Doctor Who!

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Artur Darvill, and the entire cast and crew will leave Wales around mid-November to film the opening episodes of Series 6 in Utah. Though it's not the first time a Doctor Who story has taken place in the US, it will be the first time the series is actually filmed there.

In 1996, Doctor Who: The Movie, which featured the Eight Doctor played by Paul McGann and whose story took place in San Francisco, was actually filmed in Canada.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New The Sarah Jane Adventures 'Death of the Doctor' episode info

Some informations regarding the upcoming special episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures featuring the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), Death of the Doctor, have just been released and it looks that it will be a fun one, filled with reminiscing and, in all probability, its share of nostalgia.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ten Teasers from The Sarah Jane Adventures Doctor filled episode 'Death of the Doctor'!

Some lucky bastards people were lucky enough last week to attend the launch for series four of The Sarah Jane Adventures and to get a sneak preview of episodes five and six which make up the anticipated story Death of the Doctor, featuring the appearance of The Doctor himself, played by Matt Smith!

Not only are we seeing the Doctor return to The Sarah Jane Adventures but we also get the return of  former Doctor Who companion Jo Grant (Katy Manning).

As a treat, Digital Spy has given us ten hints from the anticipated upcoming episode.

Some of these hints are particularly juicy and include the whereabouts of two more classic Doctor Who characters. PLUS!!! We have some hints about the Doctor's regenerations!! YES INDEED!

New, longer trailer for The Sarah Jane Adventures!

I don't know about you but I'm really, really excited about this!

''Hello Sarah Jane''
''Ah! you've done it again!''

New The Sarah Jane Adventures series 4 video preview featuring The Doctor!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Behold! Tons of Teasers from the upcoming series 6 of Doctor Who!

The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2011 is now out in the UK, and someone has managed to take two scans of some AWESOME teasers from Doctor Who's upcoming Series 6 that you can view below.

I talked about some of the teasers in a much longer post I did today for Blastr which I am of course inviting you to read.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Mark Ruffalo to actually PLAY the Hulk in The Avengers!

Good news one and all! Not only is actor Mark Ruffalo going to play Bruce Banner in the upcoming Avengers movie but he will also play his green counterpart in a motion-capture performance!

Where the Hulk was solely computer generated in his last two outings (we're talking Eric Bana's Hulk and Edward Norton's The Incredible Hulk – NOT The Incredible Hulk TV series with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno) this time the green hero will be the result of the performance of his main protagonist in actor Mark Ruffalo.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Matt Smith talks about his upcoming appearance on The Sarah Jane Adventures

We still have a few months to go until we get a new proper Doctor Who episode with the upcoming yearly Christmas special, but we'll get to see the Doctor a bit sooner in Death of the Doctor, an upcoming episode from series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, written by Russell T Davies himself.

Being Human Producer teases the return of Herrick for season 3

Herrick played by Jason Watkins

Talking to SFX Magazine, Being Human producer Phil Trethowan has revealed a few tidbits about the upcoming season three of the popular BBC series about a ghost, a vampire and two werewolves living together.

If you recall, Herrick (played by Jason Watkins) was killed at the end of season 1 by George (Russell Tovey) in his werewolf form, but the vampire was resurrected at the end of season 2 in a very shocking twist. Now Herrick will be back in season 3 of course but he won't specifically be the main villain in the series.

The Sarah Jane Adventures "The Nightmare Man" Promo Pics!

Hooray Doctor Who fans! The Sarah Jane Adventures is set air soon. How soon, you ask? Well the first episode titled The Nightmare Man (which is a two-parter as they always are) will air on the two consecutive nights of Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October.

Everyone who is currently suffering from a painful case of Doctor Who withdrawal syndrome must be eagerly awaiting the return of Elisabeth Sladen's Sarah Jane Smith as well as that of Luke (Tommy Knight), Rani (Anjli Mohindra), and Clyde (Daniel Anthony). But in the meanwhile, you can take a look at these promo pics from said first episode.

Click on the pics below and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HIGH quality pics from the filming of Doctor Who series 6 episode 3

Yesterday I posted a few pics from the filming of What Are Little Boys Made Of? The third episode from the upcoming series 6 of Doctor Who.

Today, SFX  has posted some VERY high quality pics from the same filming. Though most are similar to what we saw yesterday, there are a lot of different ones and the quality is really, really good.

Just click on the pics below and enjoy!

Steven Moffat Teases Series 6 ''enormous, game-changing" cliffhanger

Everyone knows by now that upcoming the series 6 of Doctor Who will be split in two next year with the first part made of 7 episodes airing in the spring, and the second part of 6 episodes airing over the fall. And mostly everyone also knows that the split will be marked by a huge cliffhanger (I don't know about you but I really, really hate those).

In an article with Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 3 Filming Pics Galore!

There's a slew of filming pics from the upcoming third episode of Series 6 of Doctor Who online today. Titled  What Are Little Boys Made Of? the episode is written by Mark Gatiss who last wrote the series 5 episode Victory of the Daleks.

Steven Moffat Teases Doctor Who Christmas Special, Series 6 and River Song!

SFX has gotten their lucky little hands on the upcoming book Doctor Who The Brilliant Book 2011 coming up next month in the UK. They managed to dig into it and brought out a few not too spoilery revelations to light coming from Doctor Who sowrunner Steven Moffat.

Below is what SFX reports from the book.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games to return in 2011!

Following the immense success of the first three Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (a fourth is upcoming) it was announced that there will be more of these "canonical episodes" coming up next year!

Here is the press release:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #426 Cover Features the Old Cybermen!

The new Doctor Who Magazine issue 426 is out now in the UK and it features the old style cybermen.

Interestingly, it also says that there will be ''two new seasons'' of Doctor Who to be shown in 2011. Are they saying that series 6 is two seasons? Will the split actually make it series 6 (made of 7 episodes) and series 7 (made of the back 6 episodes)? Will it be explained?

Sadly, I wont be able to read this until about a month or two since we're behind with the publication in North America.

Monday, September 13, 2010

See Kermit the Frog as the Eleventh Doctor!

This is just too darn cute I had to put it up here. It's a drawing of Kermit the frog from Jim Henson's The Muppets as Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor by Deviant-art artist *mimi-na. He's basically called Eleventh Frog.


Doctor Who Series 6 Casting News and Episode 4 Title Revealed!

There are a few casting news and tidbits about the upcoming series 6 of Doctor Who today.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sherlock's Martin Freeman may play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit!

Yesterday, a story broke in The Sun that beloved British actor Martin Freeman -- hot off a successful run on BBC's Sherlock as Dr. Watson -- had been in the run to play the lead role in The Hobbit, that the actor had been offered a seven figure deal, and that he sadly had to turn it down because of his commitment to film the second series of Sherlock.

Happy 44th Birthday Star Trek!!!

On September 8 1966, a little show called Star Trek aired it's first episode titled The Man Trap. The series would air it's last episode three years later on June 3 1969.

The beloved sci-fi show created by the Great Bird, Gene Roddenberry, would later go on to spawn another four series and a total of eleven movies to this day.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Night of the Living Trekkies Contest!

The Inside Trekker will give away a copy of Night of the Living Trekkies and a poster early next week, courtesy of Quirk books. The only thing you have to do is simply send me an email at and write in your subject line: Night of the Living Trekkies Contest.

A winner will be randomly selected next monday at 2pm eastern time.

Please include your name and your adress.

Thanks and good luck!

Night of the Living Trekkies - Book review

Night of the Living Trekkies
Writers: Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall
Publisher: Quirk Books

After the success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which led to more novels in the same vein (Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters for example), Quirk books decided to tackle the worlds of both Dawn of the Dead and of Star Trek -  most especially its fan base, generally known the world over as Trekkies - in its newest release called Night of the Living Trekkies. The result of this mash-up is a book that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but takes all matter of geekiness to a higher level and provides quite a few chuckles along the way.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Doctor Who series 6 starts filming!

It has been announced earlier today that series 6 of Doctor Who has begun filming. In fact, filming started at 8am in Cardiff, Wales.

The Sarah Jane Adventures series 4 promo pics & air date!

The BBC has released 2 promo pics from the upcoming series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures (OK, it's essentially the same pic but framed differently and with one extra alien, I know).

On the pic we have main characters Sarah Jane Smith (played by the ever lovely Elizabeth Sladen), Luke Smith (Tommy Knight), Rani Chandra (Anjli Mohindra) and Clyde Langer (Daniel Anthony).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Sarah Jane Adventures Upcoming Series 4 Trailer!

This is a trailer for the upcoming series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures coming up later in the fall on CBBC (there's no air date yet) and we get our first, brief look of the Doctor, and he appears to have a new shirt!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Revealed: Mark Gatiss has penned a new Doctor Who episode for upcoming series 6

It was revealed that Sherlock co-creator (and Doctor Who writer and actor) Mark Gatiss has penned a new episode for the upcoming sixth series of the British Sci-Fi show.

Richard Clark, who will be directing 2 episodes, has written on his twitter acccount that he was:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Neil Gaiman talks about his Doctor Who episode table read

Left to right - Neil Gaiman, Matt Smith, Steven Moffat, director Richard Clark

Author, writer, and all around Sci-Fi God Neil Gaiman, just put up a post on his blog about the first table read of his upcoming Doctor Who episode. In it, Gaiman reveals that his episode is still set to be the third to air in the spring (So YAY! we wont have to wait in the fall to see it!).

Monday, August 30, 2010

Steven Moffat says No Daleks for Series 6 of Doctor Who

So no Daleks for series 6 of Doctor Who? That's apparently what will happen (or not happen depending on how you see it) according to the Moff himself.

Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has indicated that there are no plans to have the Doctor's most famous enemies return for the next series, though production is not yet complete.

Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy set to play a wizard in 'The Hobbit'!

First off – fear not! Ian McKellen is still Gandalf, but Sylvester McCoy (who was the seventh Doctor on Doctor Who) is in contention to play a huge role in The Hobbit, and the role McCoy is set to play is that of another important wizard in the Lord of the Rings lore.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Series 6 of Doctor Who to be Split in Two!

In a surprising and quite unexpected move, the BBC has announced that it will split the transmission of series 6 of Doctor Who in 2011 in two separate blocks.

According to the press statement, the first half of the series will air in the spring, with the second half set to air in the fall.

BBC Confirms 'Sherlock' is Back for Series 2!

Yesterday came the best news ever: BBC controller Jay Hunt announced the return of Sherlock for a second series of three 90-minutes episodes for next year. However, viewers will have to wait patiently until the Fall of 2011 to view the further adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS Intro

Okay, that looks insanely cool and it's funny. I definitely need to get ME those Doctor Who: The Adventure games.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS Trailer

'Being Human' season 3 BTS video with director Philip John

This is an on-set video interview with Philip John, the director of Being Human's season 3, block two.

[Via Spoiler TV]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Silent 'The Empire Strikes Back' fan video will leave you speechless with AWE!

The Empire Strikes Back is still celebrating its 30 years, so when I saw that fan made YouTube video, I knew I had to share it with you. It shows the famous reveal scene (you know, the one where Darth Vader tells Luke: ‘I am your father’) in the form of an old silent movie from way back when, topped with corny piano music and written dialogue - and I have to admit it’s so awesome, it had me grinning from ear to ear the entire time!


[Via HeroComplex]

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Learn when AMC's 'The Walking Dead' will premiere + View the Trailer!

Word has just come that the highly anticipated series The Walking Dead will premiere on October 31st on AMC with a special 90 minutes episode!

How cool is that for Halloween?

Better yet, you can now view the Comic-Con trailer below. Enjoy!

[Via AusielloFiles]

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bryan Singer Makes some BIG Revelations about X-MEN: FIRST CLASS!

Producer Bryan Singer has made some interesting and rather big revelations concerning the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie that will be directed by Matthew Vaughn.

In fact, this is the most we've learned about the movie so far besides all the casting news that have popped up recently.

Check out these two new images from 'Avatar: Special Edition'

Avatar: Special Edition is set to be released exclusively in theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on August 27th. The re-released film is set to include an extra 8-9 minutes of new material (including the famous 'sex scene').

Obviously, these two pics have not been taken from that particular scene but are still great to look at.

Click on the pics to view them in High Def and Enjoy!

'Doctor Who' - Video Interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

This is the video interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan from their appearance on The One Show in which they revealed the first pic from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas episode.

'Doctor Who' First Christmas Episode Pic in High Resolution!

This is the first photograph from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas episode set to air on December 25th in the UK (TBD here in North America).

It was shown during Matt Smith and Karen Gillan's appearance on UK's The One Show.

The picture doesn't reveal much but it's definitely nice to see Matt Smith as the Doctor coming in (or out) of the TARDIS with all the lovely snow. Just click on the pic to make it bigger!

Are you excited about that upcoming Doctor Who Christmas episode now?

[via Life, Doctor Who and Combom]

Read a scene cut from Neil Gaiman's Upcoming 'Doctor Who' Series 6 Script

Over on his blog, author Neil Gaiman has posted a scene cut from his upcoming Doctor Who series 6 script which Gaiman reveals will be table read on August 31. The writer mentions that the script has arrived to what will probably be it's final form - which is the tenth draft - and that it will most likely be the one that will be used for the table read.

Friday, August 20, 2010

'Doctor Who' - Ever wanted to fly the TARDIS? Well now you can!

Remember those Doctor Who: The Adventure Games? Well the first two ones have already been released and they appear to be a resounding success, with over 1.3 million downloads in the UK only.

Who will play Peter Parker's new love interest in the new Spider-Man movie?

The search for Peter Parker’s a.k.a. Spider-Man’s love interest is still ongoing weeks after Andrew Garfield was cast in the role. However it seems to have narrowed down to a few select actresses.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Doctor Who' - the Doctor, the Master and the Daleks top SFX poll list!

SFX has published its 'SFX 200 Poll Results' and three Doctor Who characters have come out at the top of three categories including 'Favourite Hero', 'Favourite Villain' and 'Favourite Monsters'!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Torchwood: The New World Official Synopsis and Character Descriptions!

Starz has just released the series synopsis for Torchwood: The New World as well as the description of its three main characters : Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), and Rex Matheson (TBD).

New Torchwood Magazine Cover Features Captain Jack and the American Flag!

This is the latest cover for Torchwood Magazine issue 23 coming out in the UK this thursday. The magazine features an article with creator and showrunner Russell T Davies, who talks about taking Torchwood to the US.

'X-Men: First Class' Alice Eve OUT January Jones In! and More Cast Announced

More casting news about X-Men: First Class this morning.

Deadline has announced that Alice Eve, who was supposed to play Emma Frost a.k.a. the White Queen in the Matthew Vaughn movie, is now out. The role has been given to Mad Men's own Betty Draper, Emmy nominated actress January Jones, instead.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Not offered 'Doctor Who' Role after all?

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who just finished a first and very successful run as Sherlock Holmes in the Steven Moffat - Mark Gatiss co-created BBC series Sherlock (series 2 has been confirmed last week), made some very interesting revelations in regards to the Doctor Who role.