Here is the cover for the new Doctor Who Magazine. I love this cover. Look at all the Daleks on it.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Other projects include Eyes of the Dragon, based on Stephen King's novel and a TV adaptation of the movie The Adjustment Bureau. For more info see this
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The BBC has released casting info and a picture from the new show by former Doctor Who show runner Russell T. Davies. The show which has changed it's name from Aliens VS Wizards will be airing some time in the fall on CBBC. You can read all about it in the press release below.
Filming is now underway on CBBC’s thrilling new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who).
Wizards Vs Aliens, produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), will air on CBBC this Autumn. Filming has begun at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and on location around the area.
Starring newcomers Scott Haran as Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as Benny Sherwood, the series also features Annette Badland (Doctor Who, The Sparticles Mystery) Michael Higgs (Eastenders) Jefferson Hall (Doctors, Emma) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). Don Gilet (Eastenders, Doctor Who) and Nina Sosanya (Teachers, Love Actually) make guest appearances as Benny’s parents.
Wizards Vs Aliens brings magic and sci-fi together to tell an epic tale. Aliens are intent of devouring all the magic on Earth – one 16-year-old boy stands in their way.
Tom Clarke is a seemingly ordinary boy who loves football. He lives with his dad Michael and grandmother Ursula in an ordinary house in an ordinary street – but there’s something different about Tom. He has an astonishing secret – his family are Wizards! When the alien Nekross arrive on Earth hungry for magic, there’s big, big trouble in store for all wizardkind.
With the help of his friend and science super-brain Benny, Tom must stop them – but will these two unlikely heroes succeed, or will the Nekross devour all the magic on Earth with disastrous results for the whole planet?
Wizards Vs Aliens (12 x 30 minutes) will be broadcast on CBBC in Autumn 2012. The executive producers are Russell T Davies, Bethan Jones and Gina Cronk for the BBC, and Bob Higgins and Sander Schwartz for FME. The producer is Brian Minchin and co-producer Phil Ford.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Awesome news for fans of Fringe. Fox announced today that Fringe will come back for a 5th and final season. The season will consist of 13 episodes which will give the fans the ending it deserves. Ironically enough the last episode of Fringe will be the shows 100th. Here is a statement from Fox President Kevin Reilly.
"Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television's most imaginative dramas. Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve.The amazing work the producers, writers and the incredibly talented cast and crew have delivered the last four seasons has literally been out of this world. Although the end is bittersweet, it's going to be a very exciting final chapter."
Lets give Fox some credit for renewing Fringe. It is taking a chance on a show that got dismal ratings in the death zone time slot that is Friday Night at 9PM. For Fox to renew the show to give the fans the ending they deserve after making their voice heard is a pretty great accomplishment for fandom. I am very happy with today's announcement and can't wait to see how this great show will end.
Good news for James Bond fans. Sony announced at CinemaCon that Bond 24 will be released in 2014. Fall time would be my guess as all of Daniel Craigs movies have been released around November. Plus it was also announced that the trailer for Skyfall will be out sometime in May. Things are looking good for everyones favorite secret agent.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
|Who is that? Not Pete Townshend!|
The folks at TARDIS Junkyard posted the above photo, which appears to show someone bearing an uncanny resemblance to Matt Smith visiting with the Beatles. Adding to the coolness is what showrunner Steven Moffat tweeted when he saw the picture:
A Dr. Who episode with John, Paul, George, Ringo and The Doctor? "Any Time at All."
Here is a list of the current Dr Who DVD releases for the US. Plus a list of stories that do not have a release date yet. There are not many of the complete stories left that need to be released.
DOCTOR WHO DVDSDoctor Who: Nightmare of Eden (May 8, 2012)
Doctor Who: Dragonfire (May 8, 2012)
Doctor Who: Happiness Patrol (May 8, 2012)
Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks - Special Edition (June 12, 2012)
Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death - Special Edition (June 12, 2012)
Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks (July 10, 2012)
Doctor Who: The Krotons (July 10, 2012)
Sarah Jane Adventures: Season 5 (June 12, 2012)
No Confirmed Release Date
1st Doctor: Planet of the Giants
3rd Doctor: The Ambassadors of Death
3rd Doctor: The Mind of Evil
4th Doctor: Terror of the Zygons
7th Doctor: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Incomplete Stories That Weren't Included In Lost In Time
1st Doctor: The Reign of Terror
1st Doctor: Galaxy 4
1st Doctor: The Tenth Planet
2nd Doctor: The Underwater Menace
2nd Doctor: The Ice Warriors
4th Doctor: Shada
Would you believe it if I said we have another clip from "The Avengers"? Well - surprise! - we do. This one focuses on Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and features a mix of comedy and action. In the meantime, continue counting the days until May 4.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|Does she have a superpower?Does she need one?|
Not that there was any doubt, of course. But we haven't even seen "The Avengers" yet, and already casting news for "Iron Man 3" is hitting the Internet.
Mike Fleming of Deadline reported that Jessica Chastain is in talks to play "a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark" (Robert Downey Jr.). Chastain was very busy in 2011, starring in six movies, including the Oscar-nominated "The Tree of Life" and "The Help."
Then Mark "RorMachine" Cassidey cited a Twitch report on ComicBookMovie.com in saying that "House of Flying Dragons" star Andy Lau is in line to join the cast as well. Here's how his character is described:
“A good guy – a Chinese scientist who comes to the aid of his old buddy Tony Stark by providing him with some new tech that will help him battle Ben Kingsley’s villain, but more importantly Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and his Extremis biotechnology.”
Oh, did we mention Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce already are signed on? Filming begins next month in Wilmington, N.C.
|A "good guy," but I don't think I'd cross him.|
Sometimes I forget how bad the 1970s were. Then I see things like this and feel like throwing up in my mouth. No, the clip is not real. But it easily could have been. What's really sad is that I recognize some of these scenes.
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss modern day take on Sherlock Holmes has been nominated for four BAFTA TV Awards in three categories. Even though it was slighted in best drama it was good to see Spooks nominated for it's last series. The categories that Sherlock was nominated in are .
YouTube Audience Award
You can read the rest of the nominations here
Monday, April 23, 2012
|Why so mad, Max?|
Supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw will brighten the scenery of "Mad Max: Fury Road," the long-delayed fourth installment in the series, according to Sydney Confidential. Someone described as a "well-placed film source" told Confidential:
"Obviously it's set in a post-apocalyptic world, and women, especially beautiful women, are scarce, so men have been locking them up in cages. Abbey is one of them. She's perfect."The film stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron (the future is looking better all the time). Mel Gibson has repeatedly denied rumors of making an appearance.
In the latest clip from "The Avengers," the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) recruits Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Or is she really recruiting his alter-ego, The Hulk? Find out when the movie opens on May 4.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
For those who are fans of River Song rejoice. Alex Kingston has been spotted again filming her scenes for series 7 of Doctor Who. Here are a couple of pictures that I found on Doctor Who TV (Link to Article). The pictures are credit to Mugim0e.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
|The Doctor and River and - hey, where are Rory and Amy?|
No, I said SPOILERS.
In other words, don't read past the "read more" mark if you don't want to know.
Remember - I warned you about the SPOILERS.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A Tear Sarah Jane
Has it really been a year since the whoniverse lost one of its most beloved actresses who also played one of the most beloved characters Sarah Jane Smith. I do believe so unfortunately. I can still remember where I was when I heard the very sad and gut wrenching news. April 19, 2011 was a Tuesday last year and I was vacationing (or on holiday for you Brits) at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. I had just gotten back to the campground after a day filled with fun and to be honest quite a bit of walking. I headed into the mobile home and decided to unwind by checking my email and maybe peruse the Doctor Who websites to see what news there was on the new season of Doctor Who. I did not expect the news that I did happen upon. That Elisabeth Sladen had passed away after a battle with cancer. I was devastated and crushed beyond all belief that Sarah Jane was no more. I couldn’t believe the evidence before my eyes and went to other sites for more conformation.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
|Won't the outfit clash with her green skin? Oh.|
The diminutive (5-feet, 5-inches seems a good guess) Eliza Dushku, veteran of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Dollhouse," has been cast to play the 6-foot, 7-inch green giantess of Marvel Comics.
OK. To be more precise, Dushku is providing the voice of Jennifer Walters for an upcoming animated series, "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." That's according to actor Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes"), who voices Iron Man for the new "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series and is making an appearance on the new "Hulk."
"The funny thing is if people were to actually visit these animation rooms and see the guys and the girls that are doing it, with the exception of Eliza, who's a stunning beauty, the rest of us, we don't look quite as good as the animation characters they draw for us," Pasdar told IGN. "It's really quite funny. You see these middle-aged guys having fun, playing these younger whippersnappers. It's quite amusing to look around the room."
We can only hope that George Lucas never gets his hands on this one.
This is a trailer for "Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys," a documentary that celebrates the action figures, play sets, space ships, and props we grew up with as kids - and still collect today. Through interviews with collectors, historians, former Kenner and Hasbro employees, and others, the film explores their history, influence, and continued impact on pop culture.
The documentary's creator is trying to raise funds for his film through Kickstarter and is planning to release it on DVD on Aug. 23.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
That's the word that best describes Michael Fassbender's performance in the new viral video for Ridley Scott's eagerly-anticipated "Prometheus." The video introduces Fassbender as the android David.
"Prometheus" orbits into theaters on June 8.
Yes, we have yet another clip from the upcoming "Avengers" movie, which looks more awesome than ever. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so I'll just shut up and let you enjoy.
Monday, April 16, 2012
|They're back! Maybe. OK, not really. Well, stay tuned.|
Damned if I know.
The latest tidbit of information surrounding the on-again, off-again, rumor-filled "Ghostbusters 3" project comes courtesy of Bill Murray and our friends at ComicBookMovie.com. In Chicago to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs' game, Murray was asked by a local reporter about the long-delayed project.
His reply? "Well, it's a possibility."
As recently as February, would-be co-star Dan Aykroyd said Murray likely would not be involved in a sequel. That came after disputed reports that Murray had shredded an Aykroyd-penned script. Then there was the story that Murray's character, Peter Venkman, would return as a ghost. Or that the movie would feature a "next generation" cast.
Expect much, much more of the same kind of talk until shooting actually starts (if it ever starts). In other words: "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
|A Dr. Who-Three Stooges crossover? Well, if they can get Kate Upton ...|
|They're not in Cardiff any more.|
"It's just that it's a different backdrop for the story," showrunner Steven Moffat told BBC America. "Something about Weeping Angels in New York seems to make sense to me. It's not to appeal to an American audience, particularly - they don't come to Doctor Who to see themselves, they come to Doctor Who to see us.
"We're not going to go there and film in the backstreets like we'd find in Cardiff, that would be a mistake!"
No word on whether anyone tried to sell Moffat the bridge.
You can find more pictures here and here.
The Cabin in the Woods
Review #2 (Spoilers)
By Ken Parker
You really should not read this review unless you have already seen the film or have decided that you will never ever see this stupid horror film that looks like every other horror film. I will try to not ruin the story that much in this review.
A group of college age kids go to a cabin out in the woods. They went there to have some fun, have sex, get high and so on but the cabin has something else planned for them. In the flavor of Evil Dead, something is unleashed that threatens them all.
The Cabin in the Woods
Review #1 (Mild Spoilers)
By Ken Parker
I am going to attempt to write this review with only mild spoilers. Here we go. A group of college age kids go to a cabin out in the woods. They went there to have some fun, have sex, get high and so on but the cabin has something else planned for them. In the flavor of Evil Dead, something is unleashed that threatens them all.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
We spoke too soon. It was just yesterday that we wondered if the latest clip from "The Avengers" meant we had seen the entire film. We were kidding, of course. And little did we know what was coming next. Here are four new videos of footage from the making of the movie - 20 minutes in all.
You might see some spoilers, so be careful!
This Issue Avengers VS X-Men and The Winter Soldier
The much heralded AVX has arrived. That’s Avengers Verse X-Men for those not in the know. So far we had the freebie number zero and issue number one. Well It wasn’t all what I suspected to be but considering who one of the writers are I thought it might be subpar. With that said I did find the overall story to be in the least interesting.
In addition to the ones found on the Moon and of course the huge one orbiting Jupiter, another monolith has been spotted on Mars. NASA has released a photo of the Monolith.
The interwebs is ablaze with photos from the Doctor Who filming in the US mainly at Central Park right in the heart of NYC. Why those that live or work in Manhattan are the lucky ones that get a chance to see them filming episode 5 I have picked the best photos from yesterday. Credit goes to Entertainmentwise and DoctorwhoTV who had them first. Plus check out the pictures from the Associated Press.
AP Doctor Who Photos NYC
More after the jump.
AP Doctor Who Photos NYC
More after the jump.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
For those who are James Bond fans today is a good day for you. 13 new photos to promote Skyfall were released today featuring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Dame Judy Dench. Skyfall will be out this November in the USA and in October in the UK.
Wrath of the Titans the sequel to the remake of Clash of the Titans has arrived and judging from the trailers to have a very promising look to it. So like any movie fan who enjoys watching movies with lots of action and sword play I was entranced by the action movie siren and like a lemming made the pilgrimage to the local cinema.
The excellent 'The Doctor's Wife' by Neil Gaiman
The superb 'The Girl Who Waited' by Tom MacRae
and for some reason the episode "A Good Man Goes to War' by Steven Moffatt
Rumor has it that Alex Kingston will be joining the Doctor Who crew in New York City. A casting call has gone out in the USA for an Alex Kingston look alike who knows how to drive. This is not all to surprising as I was expecting her back at some point before Amy and Rory (her parents) left the TARDIS.
Doctorwhotv River In NYC
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
On April 9 in 2011 we activated the blog site and since then we have had 1190 posts and of 188,000 page views. Our hope for this blog was to replace our monthly newsletter with a more current and easy to use website that would attract more readers and authors. It has worked well on all accounts. Since the start last year we have had all kinds of news, reviews, exclusive interviews and our very first podcast. Thanks for everyone who has posted, commented or visited our site!!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
For fans of the 80's cartoon icon can rejoice. DC Comics is gonna be releasing a brand new He-Man and The Masters of The Universe comic book begining in July. The book will be written by James Robinson and drawn by Philip Tan and will be 6 issues in total. You can read the main story over at MTV Geek.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Well, at least if you're a villain.
The latest clip from "The Avengers" shows Johansson, who portrays Natascha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) tied up and powerless. But unlike some of her teammates, she doesn't need gamma ray-induced super strength, a hammer or a suit of armor to get out of trouble.
I found this video making the rounds on the web that some fan took at last weekends ICON 31. The video consists of Paul McGann reading that famous speech from the closing moments of episode 6 of the William Hartnell classic "The Dalek Invasion of Earth." Wish I was there on Sunday when this panel happened.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
It’s another rainy, cold March day which means it must be ICON time. Well that it is and this past March 31, 2012 The Knights (well four of us) partook in that geek filled love pilgrimage to the SUNY campus for the annual sci-fi and anime convention. This has always been one of my favorite conventions and I can count on one hand how many that we have missed which is not many at all. I have been taking that 3 hour plus drive since 1995 when I first enjoyed ICON for the first time. So how did this year’s version which is the 31st edition measure up. Well it was by far one of the best ICONS that I have attended.
|I wasn't the only one who enjoyed I-CON.|
What made the event special for me was the outstanding interaction with the guests. Yes, I understand that they are professional actors and could very well be "putting on a show" for the fans by pretending to be interested in their questions and engaging in conversation. That being said, we've all met celebrities - even at events where we were paying our hard-earned money to be in their presence - who seemed like they would like to be almost anywhere else. If that was the case at I-CON, each of the people who I met deserves an Academy Award.
In no particular order:
|General Martok: It was a good day to mingle.|
Steven Moffat has been teasing the fans on Twitter lately and this new one from last week is actually pretty cool. It appears that all the classic Daleks will be returning. Don't know what capacity they will be used in but the picture that has been teased by the BBC and the Moff looks pretty cool.
Monday, April 2, 2012
My Top 25 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time - #1
By Ken Parker
By Ken Parker
I want to thank everyone who has followed my top 25 Sci-Fi Movie list. It was fun putting together the list and then trying to come up with things to write about. Hopefully you were half way entertained or informed. Feel free to comment on your own top lists and provide feedback on mine.
The choice for the top position on my list was not an easy one to decide. It could have easily been one of 3 or 4 different movies. I chose the one that has safely been on my list for many years and is the first one I think of when someone says Sci-Fi movie. It is, in my opinion, the definitive Sci-Fi movie that all other movies are compared to. For a work of art, it has so many incredible things going for it. Not only is the story so vast and thought provoking, but the direction and cinematography is stunning. The effects are the best in any Sci-fi movie before and since.
On Friday March 30, 2012 I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Paul McGann. So off we went on the 3 1/2 hour drive to Ronkonkomo, New York. Needless to say that I was a tad bit nervous. But nerves turned to excitement as the man himself entered the meeting room that was reserved for press. Paul McGann was very accommodating and happy to see us. I was now truly excited as I was about to partake in a one on one with one of the actors that played my favorite television character of all time The Doctor. Well it was a wonderful experience and here is the interview in which Paul McGann talks candidly about Doctor Who, his time with Big Finish and what projects he has coming up.
At this time I would like to thank Ken Deep The ICON Media Director for giving us this opportunity to interview Paul McGann and to Vernon Hill for driving me down to Long Island and for also taking all those great pictures.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
In what appears to be quite a change from the past rumors of who would be cast as the Master it would appear that Steven Moffat has decided on casting action hero Jason Statham as the next guy to be the Master. Says Moffat
"I've been a fan of Jason's movies for years and really wanted to get him in Dr Who. I thought that the Master should be hard edge and be able to literally kick the Doctors butt and we have that with Jason."
Jason Statham is said to be flying high about being casted as the Master.
"It's a dream come true to be in such a great show like Doctor Who and being The Master I'll be able to kick the Doctor's ass all over the place and doing it during the 50th will be truly special."
This is great news and we at the Knights blog just want to say