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Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, Steven Moffat in Showrunners documentary trailer

1 hour ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joss Whedon and Ronald D Moore are among the TV show creators who feature in a new documentary trailer.

Showrunners will be the first feature-length film that delves into the world of TV executive producers, and the processes behind making a successful show.

Doctor Who and Sherlock producer Steven Moffat makes a cameo appearance in the promo.

Jj Abrams, Steven S DeKnight (Spartacus), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time), Hart Hanson (Bones) and Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) have also contributed to the film.

Directed by Des Doyle, the film was created with the backdrop of WonderCon.

It will also feature Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory), Steve Callaghan (Family Guy), John Rogers (Leverage) and Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow). Rockne S O'Bannon (Revolution), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), and Chris Carter (The X-Files) are also involved in the film. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Trip to Italy, Nurse Jackie

18 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith: Watch, 5pm

This Good Friday, remember Matt Smith's four-year stint as the 11th Doctor on the BBC family sci-fi show. Various clips and interviews, mostly from past behind-the-scenes editions, but with some new excerpts, recall Matt Smith's adventures with Amy, Rory, and Clara. Alex Kingston narrates, as cast, crew and celebrities offer their opinion on the most recent Doctor, and the show's future with Peter Capaldi. Contributors include showrunner Steven Moffat, and co-stars Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Jenna Coleman.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Channel 4, 8pm

Agents John Garrett and Antoine Triplett return to help Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team after they are attacked by Mike Peterson, reborn as Deathlok. The agents of S.H.I.E.L.D have been tasked with tracking down the Clairvoyant, a bitter enemy of the agency, »

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New BBC America series explores “The Real History of Science Fiction”

16 April 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

The Real History of Science Fiction documentary series on BBC America (Saturdays at 10pm Et beginning April 19) aims to tell the definitive history of the genre and its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode in the four-part series explores one of the enduring themes of sci-fi: time travel, space exploration, robots and artificial intelligence, and aliens. The list of sci-fi notables contributing to the series include William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore … Continue reading →

The post New BBC America series explores “The Real History of Science Fiction” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

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Doctor Who: 8 Matt Smith Era Problems The New Series Should Improve Upon

16 April 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Spoiler Alert: This article discusses episodes from the Seventh Series, The 50th Anniversary Special and The Latest Christmas Special.

When it comes to film and television, no matter what efforts the writers, actors and director may make, there are always going to be audience members who dislike the final product. This goes double for Doctor Who, one of the few shows where the replacement of the lead actors is expected by its fans and is a central aspect of the plot. However, with new actors comes a new approach to material and a shift in tone for the show, which, more often than not, draws a divided response from the Doctor Who fandom.

The departure of Matt Smith has definitely caused a distinct divide, despite his replacement being the Academy Award-winning veteran actor Peter Capaldi. While some fans have declared they would not watch a show with an older Doctor, »

- Bradley Ward

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Benedict Cumberbatch Won’t Ever Be Seen In ‘Star Wars’ Or ‘Doctor Who’

14 April 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Steven Moffat, the producer of the TV series Sherlock and J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek Into Darkness both have their work cut out for them at the moment, with Moffat currently working on Doctor Who and J.J. Abrams working on the new Star Wars sequel trilogy.

In recent news there has been a lot of speculation about Cumberbatch’s potential involvement in the up and coming projects as he has worked with both Moffat and J.J Abrams in the past. However, over the weekend Cumberbatch participated in a Q&A session in Sydney and disappointed us all by ending the rumours; claiming that he would not be partaking in anything Doctor Who or Star Wars related.

Despite his claims, there is still hope; in previous interviews and Q&A sessions, Cumberbatch denied rumours of his role in Star Trek Into Darkness, which actually turned out to be true. »

- Henry Nash

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The Last Days On Mars review

14 April 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Mark Harrison 15 Apr 2014 - 06:37

A horror movie set in space? Mark reckons you might find some of the various components of The Last Days On Mars a little familiar...

It wouldn't have been hard to slap a “The Thing Meets Gravity” or a “28 Days Later in space” strapline on the marketing campaign for The Last Days Of Mars, but it's arrived with markedly less fanfare than most mainstream horror movies released this year, pushed back from its intended release last September.

The film is a nuts-and-bolts sci-fi horror flick that played out of competition at last year's Cannes film festival, during directors' fortnight, but it's the interesting way in which it's been executed that marks it for such distinction, more than any real sort of innovation or unpredictability.

Based on The Animators, a 1975 short story by Sydney J. Bounds, the film takes place over the last 19 hours of »

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Cumberbatch Will Never Do Star Wars, Doc Who

13 April 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amongst the geek set, Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for his work on the Steven Moffat-produced "Sherlock" series and the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek Into Darkness".

Yet Moffat and Abrams are best known for two other still ongoing gigs - "Doctor Who" and the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel trilogy respectively. This has naturally lead to much rumor and speculation that Cumberbatch will one day appear in one or both.

Appearing as part of a Q&A session this weekend in Sydney, the actor was asked about that. In the process, he didn't just shoot down the existing rumors but ruled out all future speculation as well in two short but succinct quotes:

"I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly."

"I'm never gonna play The Doctor, & nothing to do with the Whoniverse"

Of course Cumberbatch famously denied the various casting rumors »

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Benedict Cumberbatch rules out Doctor Who, Star Wars 7 roles

12 April 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Benedict Cumberbatch has ruled out the possibility of appearing in Doctor Who or Star Wars 7.

The British actor, who stars in Steven Moffat's acclaimed Sherlock, has said in the past that he has no desire to play the Doctor, despite reports that he was in the running to take over from Matt Smith last year.

The Radio Times reports that Cumberbatch further disappointed fans at the Oz Comic-Con on Saturday (April 12) by claiming that he will not feature in any role in the show.

"I'm never gonna play the Doctor - and nothing to do with the Whoniverse," he said.

The 37-year-old has also laid to rest rumours that he is attached to appear in the highly-anticipated Star Wars 7.

"I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen, sadly," he said.

Cumberbatch, who said last month that he feels he has "overexposed" himself, will »

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Benedict Cumberbatch rules out Doctor Who, Star Wars 7 roles

12 April 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch has ruled out the possibility of appearing in Doctor Who or Star Wars 7.

The British actor, who stars in Steven Moffat's acclaimed Sherlock, has said in the past that he has no desire to play the Doctor, despite reports that he was in the running to take over from Matt Smith last year.

The Radio Times reports that Cumberbatch further disappointed fans at the Oz Comic-Con on Saturday (April 12) by claiming that he will not feature in any role in the show.

"I'm never gonna play the Doctor - and nothing to do with the Whoniverse," he said.

The 37-year-old has also laid to rest rumours that he is attached to appear in the highly-anticipated Star Wars 7.

"I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen, sadly," he said.

Cumberbatch, who said last month that he feels he has "overexposed" himself, will »

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8 spinoffs we want to see: Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones

10 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The news that Jk Rowling's upcoming Harry Potter spinoff will be turned into a new movie series came as no great surprise - spinoffs are all the rage in Hollywood right now, although many of the big-hitters are still theoretical.

Disney's new Star Wars series and Sony's Spider-Man are among the franchises with potential standalone movies in the offing, while over on the small screen The Vampire Diaries has spawned a successful spinoff in The Originals, and its CW bedfellow Supernatural is hoping to follow suit.

So what other current properties and characters are crying out for a spin-off? The Digital Spy staff have round up a few ideas across movies and TV below...

1) The Hunger Games: Haymitch - Emma Dibdin, Features Editor

One of the great strengths of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games books – and by extension their big-screen adaptations – is the efficiency with which they flesh out supporting characters. »

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'Doctor Who' Adds 'Storming Villain' for Upcoming Season

8 April 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – Doctor Who is lining up the baddies for its upcoming season. Actor, comedian and real-life physics expert Ben Miller will appear opposite the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) as a "storming villain," according to showrunner Steven Moffat. Photos: Peter Capaldi and the 12 Men Who've Played the Doctor Moffat said: "Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the Tardis, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who." Miller, a self-confessed

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Doctor Who: Ben Miller to play villain in Mark Gatiss episode

8 April 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ben Miller is to play a villain on Doctor Who.

Miller will face off against Peter Capaldi's new Doctor in the BBC sci-fi drama's next series.

"As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures," the actor and comic said. "My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."

Miller will appear in an episode penned by Mark Gatiss, set to air later in 2014.

"Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode," said lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

"With Capaldi in the Tardis, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!"

48-year-old Miller previously played the lead in BBC One's Death in Paradise and appeared in ITV sci-fi Primeval.

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Why How I Met Your Mother will be missed

6 April 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 7 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Now that it's left our screens, Mark details what How I Met Your Mother did right...

This article contains major spoilers for How I Met Your Mother, especially the finale - if you're watching at E4 pace, you'll probably want to come back later in the year.

Last year, we made the case for CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother's geek credentials, and came to the conclusion that while the leads are all cool, good-looking people in that sitcom way, they also have geeky interests in common as they grow into their thirties together.

For people who don't watch the series, or have maybe seen an episode or a clip while channel-hopping past E4, this show is essentially Friends warmed up. Whenever you hear that comparison, it never seems to come across in a flattering way, but that's reductive to both Friends, »

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Paul McGann Doubtful About Future ‘Doctor Who’ Return

5 April 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Paul McGann is often considered the unluckiest of all the actors to play ‘The Doctor‘ in the BBC’s flagship science fiction drama Doctor Who. I say this of course because the Luther star was only given the opportunity to play his 8th incarnation of the character in one feature length television movie that debuted in 1996.

This was until McGann finally reprised his role in a one-off ‘minisode’ that was released online late last year, as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Much to every whovian’s delight the special minisode ‘The Night of The Doctor‘ written by Steven Moffat, was received incredibly well and fans have been clambering for McGann to reappear ever since. In light of multiple petitions and internet rumours that McGann’s 8th Doctor will receive his own spin-off, the actor has addressed the possibility of returning to Doctor Who once again. You can »

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"Doctor Who" Scribe Talks Future Episodes

28 March 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Having penned episodes for the last three Doctors already, "Sherlock" co-creator Mark Gatiss is returning to pen two episodes for Peter Capaldi's version in the upcoming season of "Doctor Who".

With the hunt for the missing Gallifrey and the Time Lords being a likely running storyline for Capaldi's Doctor, Gatiss was asked in a recent BBC Worldwide event in Brazil about the possibility of penning a Time Lord-oriented story. It's an idea he's not a fan of:

"Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated. I know that's why Russell T. Davies came up with the whole idea of the Doctor being the last one because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they're much more exciting."

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- Garth Franklin

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Throwback Thursday: 'Doctor Who's' Matt Smith shows off his impressive soccer skills

27 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

He's traveled throughout all of space and time, battled countless aliens and happens to be the owner of the world's most coveted phone booth. However, it's his soccer skills that might be most impressive.

A video taken at a past "Doctor Who" convention, where Smith appears on stage with Steven Moffat, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, was the perfect platform for the former Doctor to kick the ball around for a while. Smith keeps the ball in the air for quite a while, impressing those with him on the panel, and the fans in attendance.

If Hollywood is looking for the lead in a soccer movie, this video is as good an audition as any. »

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Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss writing 2 new episodes

27 March 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mark Gatiss has confirmed that he is writing two new Doctor Who episodes.

Gatiss is scripting a pair of adventures for Peter Capaldi's new Doctor, though it is uncertain if both will feature in the BBC sci-fi drama's upcoming eighth series.

To clarify. I've been commissioned to write two episodes of 'Doctor Who'. That doesn't mean they'll both necessarily be in this season.

Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) March 27, 2014

The comedian, actor and novelist has previously penned six Doctor Who instalments and appeared on-screen in a seventh - 2007's 'The Lazarus Experiment'.

Gatiss recently told Digital Spy that Capaldi's new Doctor - who will star in his first full series this autumn on BBC One - brings with him "a whole new set of rules".

"The Doctor's always the Doctor - but you can have a lot of fun playing with people's expectations," he teased. "Everyone knows how the »

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'Doctor Who': 'Sherlock's' Mark Gatiss writing two episodes of Season 8

26 March 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Mark Gatiss will be returning to "Doctor Who" once again to work with his "Sherlock" co-creator Steven Moffat. Gatiss will be writing two episodes of Season 8, the first outing for new Doctor Peter Capaldi.

The news comes from the Radio Times, reporting on comments made by Gatiss during a promotional tour for BBC Worldwide. He didn't give any details about what the episodes will involve, but chances are the Doctor's home world of Gallifrey will not be the setting. "Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated," he says before later adding, "I don't know if I would want to do [an episode set on Gallifrey]."

It's also not clear where in the season the episodes written by Gatiss will air. "Doctor Who" Season 8 is currently filming and is expected to premiere later in the year. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Mike Gold: Peter Capaldi as the Ultimate Evil

26 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This is the second part of a two-part look at the actor who has taken over the lead in Doctor Who. The first part discussed his work in Hotel!, In The Loop, and in the Oscar®-winning Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life. This week, we focus on another upcoming performance.

There must be a law somewhere that mandates an adaptation of Alexandre DumasThe Three Musketeers every several years. Punch it up on IMDb and your computer will explode. Some of these movies and teevee series are quite good, others, well, suck… although I’m quite partial to the movie version that starred The Ritz Brothers. The latest version, The Musketeers, went up on the BBC earlier this year – it will be on BBC America in June – and it’s as rip-roaring as any. I’ve seen the first five, and I enjoyed them. Political and religious intrigue, »

- Mike Gold

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Doctor Who: 8 Shockingly Predictable Habits Of Specific Writers

24 March 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The BBC would like to think that Doctor Who is completely unpredictable; that Peter Capaldi’s first series in the Tardis is as mysterious to us as Clara was, and that the writers are magicians; plots up their sleeves, ready to make characters vanish with little more than an abracadabra. We, they think, will never see any of it coming. Doctor Who’s a show that can’t afford to go stale, and the team behind it pride themselves on the fact that it’ll be still be on air long after they’ve left.

But as with anything that follows a specific formula, it’s really not that difficult to hazard a guess at what might happen. Writers have specific cornerstones of their work and themes that they return to like old friends. We really can cut out the torment of having to wait for the next episode of Doctor Who, »

- Mark White

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