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.

Take a Look at these Amazing High Resolution Pics of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I!

Collider has put up some really, really amazing High-Def pics from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I. Those pics have already appeared online a few days ago but they were scanned from a magazine. Now you can view them in all their glory!

Just click on them and enjoy!

Monday, August 16, 2010

'X-Men : First Class' adds Three new Actors to the Cast!

With a cast that boasts Kevin Bacon as the as-of-yet-unrevealed villain, Scottish actor James McAvoy as the young Charles Xavier (Professor X), Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr (Magneto) and Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy (The Beast) one wonders who else can be added to this already diverse cast? Well how about Jason Flemyng, Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #425 Cover Features Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy!

"It was only afterwards that I realised I wasn't given a fair crack of the whip. I wish I had been ..."

Upcoming issue #425 of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM) features both a cover and story with actor Sylvester McCoy who played the Seventh incarnation of the beloved Time Lord.  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Behind the scenes Pics from the BBC 'Doctor Who' Proms!

The official BBC Doctor Who website has put up some behind the scenes pictures from it's recent Doctor Who proms.

You can also see Matt Smith's performance as the Doctor at the Proms here.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

'Sherlock' Coming to North America on October 24th!

I've been talking a lot about Sherlock these past few weeks, putting up pictures and some video interviews. Now I have some good news for my North American readers.

You will be happy to know that Sherlock is finally coming to PBS Masterpiece Mystery with the first episode, A Study in Pink, set to air on October 24th.

Episodes two and three, The Blind Banker and The Great Game, will follow on October 31 and November 7 respectively.

Co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock is a modern re-imagining of the adventures of the popular Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective hero, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), and his ever faithful sidekick Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman).


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

'The Avengers' To Start Filming in Early 2011!

Now that The Avengers team is assembled, all we were waiting for was a start date for the filming of the eagerly anticipated Marvel movie.

Well, according to SuperHeroHype, The Avengers will start filming early next year - more exactly in February! It will begin shooting a mere few months after the start of filming of another little superhero movie, namely Sony's untitled-as-of-yet Spiderman reboot.

The Avengers is directed by Buffy and Angel Mastermind Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.

The movie is expected to shoot in Los Angeles.

I simply can't wait to hear: ''Avengers, assemble!''


'Being Human' Creator Hints at Something More Physical Between Annie and Mitchell

Speaking recently to Collider, Being Human showrunner and creator Toby Whithouse hinted at something more than just friendship between two of the show's main characters, ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow) and vampire Mitchell (Aidan Turner).

Elementary my Dear Watson! 'Sherlock' is returning for a second Series!

Good news everyone! Sherlock Series 2 is a go!

According to Sherlock producer, Sue Vertue, the show will indeed return for a second series.

This is good and perhaps not so unexpected news, following the critical and popular success of the BBC One series.

'Sherlock' - Coming Up? - Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss BBC Video Interview

'Sherlock' - Who is Sherlock Holmes? - Martin Freeman BBC Video Interview

'Sherlock' - The Sherlock Scripts - Benedict Cumberbatch BBC Video Interview

Monday, August 9, 2010

'Torchwood: The New World' - Russell T Davies Talks Captain Jack's Return, his Love Life, and More!

Russell T Davies made further revelations about Series 4 of Torchwood: The New World  - which doesn't start filming until next January - during the Television Critics Association fall press tour.

For one thing, according to Davies :
It's [the 10-part storyline] far more complicated than just a monster. I think it's a brilliant idea, and when you hear it, it will make sense and you'll see how big it is. It could have filled 20 hours. It's a big 10-hour story.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Torchwood Series 4 Title and Info Revealed! Plus some News regarding the Return of James Marsters

Torchwood creator and showrunner Russell T Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner provided some fresh information regarding the upcoming series 4 of Torchwood this past Saturday (August 7).

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Original 'V' Actress To Join Current 'V' Series!

This must be one of the most awesome, geek worthy news I've heard all week.

Jane Badler, who played the utterly cool, gerbil eating, alien visitor and villainous leader Diana on the original V series will reprise her famous role in the season premiere of the new incarnation of V in the fall.

Friday, August 6, 2010

'Torchwood' Series 4 Writers Revealed and I'm Impressed!

The Chicago Tribune has a story on Torchwood Series 4 and it reveals the names of four other writers that will join Russel T Davies in penning the 10-part series that will begin filming early in 2011, and will air the following summer on Starz.

Along with Russel T Davies, who will pen several of the episodes as befit the showrunner, the new writers are:

Take a Look at the Awesome 'Tron: Legacy' French Poster!

Poster via [IMP Awards

Titled Tron: L'héritage in French, this new Tron: Legacy poster shows a pretty cool, light-cycle battle between Garret Hedlund's Sam Flynn character and a mystery one.

You can also see the recent Jeff Bridges poster here.

Tron: Legacy opens December 17th, 2010

Steven Moffat on the 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special, Getting Michael Gambon, and Disinformation

Steven Moffat recently sat down with Premium Hollywood and opened up just a little tiny bit about a few small things regarding the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special that will air on Christmas day in the UK, and hopefully around the same date in North America.

The casting of Michael Gambon for the special certainly was a great casting coup, and when asked how he managed to get the great actor on board, Moffat said:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

James Marsters Plans to Return to Torchwood!

Speaking recently to Io9, actor James Marsters - best known as the awesome vampire Spike on both Buffy and Angel but most recently as Brainiac on Smallville and Barnabas Greeley on Caprica - mentions his desire to return to Torchwood for the upcoming fourth series especially now that it will mostly be filmed in the US.

Marsters reveals his plans to get Russel T Davies to get him in Torchwood and says that:

New Pics for 'Sherlock' Episode 3 'The Great Game'

The Great Game is the last episode of the new BBC series Sherlock by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

As I mentioned a few days ago here, in the wake of very good ratings and positive reviews the BBC now seems keen for more episodes so The Great Game certainly wont be the last. Still, it will be a long wait for us in the meanwhile.

Enjoy the pics!

'Sherlock' - Martin Freeman Talks 221b Baker Street - BBC One Video Interview

'Sherlock' - Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Sherlock and Watson - BBC One Video Interview

'Sherlock' - Who is John Watson - Martin Freeman BBC One Video Interview

'Sherlock' - Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Updating Sherlock - BBC One Video Interview

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Watch 'The Avengers' Comic-Con 2010 Teaser Trailer HD!!

The Comic-Con Teaser trailer for The Avengers is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson who plays Nick Fury.

It's definitely giving me all kinds of goosebumps.

The Avengers is set to be directed by Joss Whedon and will star Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Scarlet Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow).

The movie is set to be released on May 4, 2012.

'LOST': The Man In Black's Name Finally Revealed!

A story over at Slash Films has now revealed Titus Welliver's Man in Black character's name and it is . . .

scroll down

just a bit more

wouldn't want to reveal it too fast

OK you are getting there

his name is

'Sherlock' Pics and Episode Synopsis for 'The Great Game'

Click on the read more link for BBC's Sherlock: The Great Game Episode Synopsis:

The Incredible Hulk to Guest-Star on 'Chuck'!!

That is one piece of casting news that I'm really finding awesome!

Lou Ferrigno, best known the world over as the Incredible Hulk sans CGI thank you very much, will have a guest-stint on this season of Chuck.

Mike Ausiello reports that Ferrigno will play the bodyguard of an evil spy supermodel played by ex-Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova.

I just have one piece of advice for our Chuck cast: don't make him angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry. He could . . . turn green or something.

Chuck will return to our TV screens September 20.

[Ausiello Files]

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fantastic New 'Tron: Legacy' HD Poster Showcases Jeff Bridges as Flynn

This newest international Tron: Legacy poster showcases a discus wielding Jeff Bridges as his character Kevin Flynn and really looks incredibly cool.

Just click on the picture to see it in HD.

Tron Legacy’ is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

I'm pretty much excited about this movie, since I was a huge fan of the first one. It brings back a lot of good memories.

Tron will be released in theaters December 17th.

See Guillermo Del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Movie Trailer in HD

Alexander Siddig Opens up About 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and Joining 'Primeval'

I recently came across a great interview with the wonderful Alexander Siddig (Syriana, Cairo Time) who played Doctor Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for seven seasons from January 1993 to June 1999.

In May 2010, Alexander Siddig talked to UGO about what it was like after the series ended:

'Being Human' Star Lenora Crichlow Wants 'Juno' Actress for Annie in US Version

Being Human actress Lenora Crichlow who plays ghost Annie on the hit BBC series has revealed who she would like to see play her role in the US remake being done by SyFy:

Monday, August 2, 2010

Check Out Those 3 'Heroes' s4 DVD Deleted Scenes Featuring Zachary Quinto!

[Spoiler TV]

Learn When Steven Spielberg's Sci-Fi Series 'Terra Nova' Will Preview Before Airing in the Fall of 2011

One of the most disappointing panel cancellations of San Diego's Comic-Con earlier in the month was that of the Terra Nova panel, the upcoming Steven Spielberg Sci-Fi produced show starring Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars - US version), which I talked about here.

Comic-Con 2010 Exclusive Story: The 'Chuck' Press Room

Chuck stars Zachary Levi and Josha Gomez posing for photographs during the press room in the TV interview line

A few days ago, I spoke of the Being Human press room and the intimate feeling I got from it, and that it took place in a location a bit away from the craziness of the convention center.

My second press room - NBC's Chuck press junket - however took place in a room close to Ballroom 20 where all these shows (Chuck, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, Fringe etc.) held their panels.

And this is where the experience got a bit different for me, and the press rooms became a true crazy press machine.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Technical Difficulties

Hi all,

I'm having major technical difficulties with my blog counter which I hope will be fixed soon. The number that it's showing is far, far, so far below what it truly is it's ridiculous.

Blog Counter administrators have been sent an email so crossing my fingers it will be resolved as soon as possible.

That is all. Carry on.

Guess Which New Supernatural Being Will Appear in True Blood Season 4!

Alan Ball, the awesome mastermind behind HBO's True Blood, revealed this fantastic piece of information regarding the next season of his hit show: