8 items from 2017
Rob Leane May 8, 2017
The story is set before and during the events of Aliens, offering further details about the Hadley’s Hope colony of Lv-426, what went wrong there, and how the decision was made to send Ripley, Burke, Bishop and the Colonial Marines to investigate.
A number of cast members from the film reprise their roles: William Hope as Lieutenant Gorman, Mac MacDonald as Colony Administrator Al Simpson, Stuart Milligan as the salvager that found Ripley drifting in deep space, and Alibe Parsons as Gateway Station’s med tech.
Rob Leane Apr 27, 2017
We got a taster of Audible’s new drama, Alien: River Of Pain. Here’s the new trailer and what we thought...
On a grey afternoon in Greenwich, I trundled through a park and struggled up an incline to reach London’s Royal Observatory. I was lured into this physical exertion by the promise of canapés, drinks and sneak peek at Alien: River Of Pain, a new Audible drama that will bridge the gap between Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens.
After taking a second to catch my breath and immortalise the iconic London skyline with a half-arsed smartphone photo, I said my awkward hellos, stashed my belongings in a cloakroom and made my way into the event. As promised, bubbly was flowing and tiny nibbles were being circulated.
Staff carried snacks atop rectangular glass cases, which contained little black rocks. Space-y looking rocks. »
Before the xenomorphs return to the big screen to terrorize the Covenant crew this May, fans of the “Alien” franchise will get to revisit Lv-426 in Audible’s brand new audio dramatization “Alien: River of Pain.” The brand new multicast audio dramatization will be released on Alien Day, April 26.
The new audio drama, set between the first two films in the “Alien” franchise, tells the story of the doomed research and mining colony Hadley’s Hope, which was established on Lv-426 in 2157. Leading up to the events of James Cameron’s “Aliens,” “Alien: River of Pain” will focus on the events surrounding the rise and fall of the mining colony, as well as the birth and backstory of “Aliens” character Newt. The cast includes Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, Marc Warren, Michelle Ryan, »
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Rob Leane Mar 30, 2017
Audible are getting in on the expanding-the-world-of-Alien game. The audiobook giants have a new project on the way (its second venture into the world of Alien), which will cover a different era to Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant film.
Here's the official synopsis of the book, which explores the origins of Newt and what happened while Ripley was travelling back to Earth...
"When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet Lv-426 — now called Acheron — has been colonized. But Lv-426 is where Ripley and the crew of »
Warning: Outcast season two spoilers. While Cinemax has not yet announced the Us season two premiere date for its Outcast TV show, in UK, the second season premieres on Fox, Monday, April 3, 2017, at 10:00pm. The British broadcaster has released episode descriptions for Outcast, season two. Check them out, below.A horror drama based on the Skybound/Image comic by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, Outcast stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes. The Cinemax TV series cast also includes Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt, David Denman, Reg E. Cathey, Kate Lyn Sheil, Madaleine McGraw, and Brent Spiner. Joining the series in the second season are Briana Venskus, C. Thomas Howell, Chris Green, M.C. Gainey, Madelyn Deutch, Hoon Lee, and Gabriel Bateman.Read More… »
Louisa Mellor Feb 21, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
3.2 The Bill
“People arguing over a bill - how the hell are you going to keep that going for half an hour without becoming boring?” asked Inside No. 9’s Steve Pemberton here. He and writing partner Reece Shearsmith know full well how; by performing their show’s best trick and twisting the quotidian into lurid, unusual shapes.
The intrigue as to who’s conning who in The Bill motors us through the half-hour—this is Inside No. 9 so we know something’s up—but there’s plenty to admire on the way to our destination. Before it becomes a blood-bath and then an episode of Hustle, The Bill works as an entertaining look at passive aggression and competitiveness.
The dialogue fizzes along, »
Louisa Mellor Feb 14, 2017
Ace anthology series Inside No. 9 returns next week for its third run. Here’s what its creators had to say at the press launch…
Having made audiences wince at characters put through all manner of horrors—murder, suicide, demonic possession—sadism would seem a fair accusation to level at Inside No. 9’s creators. It doesn’t stand of course, because the show’s so good that it’s all pleasure and no pain. Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith don’t seek to make people suffer in writing the series. “I wouldn’t say that’s what we enjoy, we’re not sadists!” Pemberton laughs at the series three press launch. “For us, it’s all about the narrative and taking that half-hour we have for each episode and weaving the story that takes you on the biggest journey.”
Outcast has some new company. Variety reports Briana Venskus has joined season two of the Cinemax TV series.Based on the comic by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azeceta, the horror drama follows a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. The cast includes Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt, David Denman, Reg E. Cathey, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Brent Spiner.Read More… »
8 items from 2017
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