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Whoa, whoa, whoa! This isn’t how the internet works! Praising someone or something? Get outta town! But, as you may recall, we ran a little feature a while ago focusing on what Whovians owe Steven Moffat for. We included making Big Finish as canon as it gets, great storytelling, and casting Matt Smith as the Doctor. Turns...
- Philip Bates
Gaiman previously wrote a pair of episodes, 'The Doctor's Wife' and 'Nightmare in Silver', for the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith).
The writer recently explained that he is currently too busy to make the "enormous time commitment" necessary to write for Doctor Who.
"I'm not writing for series nine right now, just because of ridiculous work commitments I'm trying to get out from under," Gaiman told the Radio Times. "I am determined to write for Peter Capaldi.
"As long as Peter is Doctor Who, I will write for him. And every time I'm in the UK, I go and see the Doctor Who people. I go see [producer] Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat, and none of us are going to let me go off the boil. »
2014 was a strong year for television, both at home and abroad, but now is the time to narrow down our favourites to only the choicest cuts.
Our countdown of the best TV shows of 2014 continues today with 15-11 - check back tomorrow (December 18) when we'll have numbers 10-6.
Additional material by Tom Eames
Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 20-16
Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 25-21
15. Mad Men
Season 7, Part 1 of Mad Men should have been incredibly frustrating. Inspired by Breaking Bad, the show decided to have it final run split into two parts over two years and it originally sounded like an excuse to eke out the Don Draper franchise for another 12 months. We couldn't have been more wrong.
Allowing Matthew Weiner the chance to dive further in the dark psyches of the show's key players - Don, Peggy, Roger - the »
Shadowlocked apologises for the delays in John B's output on Buffy, Angel and Doctor Who. As ever, the efficient Mr Bensalhia is miles ahead of deadline, but circumstances beyond our control have delayed the return of Buffy and Angel reviews (imminent) - and also this, the first of John's closing reviews for season 8.
In Doctor Who's philosophy corner, you can dig up some choice wise words even in the most derided of stories. Take The Horns Of Nimon. On the face of it, a panto caper with an eye-rolling beardy fruitcake and men in bull masks. If you delve deep enough though, then there's many a lesson to be learned. Don't be gullible for the sake of greed like Soldeed. Don't lie like the blustering co-pilot if you want to avoid the humiliation of ripped trousers. And like The Doctor learns the hard way, never ever say “What could »
A lofty statement, but bare with it. Firstly, this article was inspired by the recent article ranking each iteration of the Doctor from day one to the present day. The debate raised by this article about just who was the greatest Doctor of all time between fans was spectacular – but in such lists, the outcome is always somewhat predictable. David Tennant – one of the new era Doctors, and arguably its most iconic – always tends to come out on top. No surprises there, then.
It’s a testament to Tennant’s brilliantly realised portrayal of the Time Lord that he has managed to become widely regarded as the fan favourite of all time, but of course there were many Doctors before him who usually find themselves being unfortunately overlooked by the millions of fans who joined the show when it returned to screens in 2005. Most Classic Series fans have accepted Christopher Eccleston, »
- Mike Melling
Welcome back everyone for the final day of Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Because it’s been an exceptional year for genre fans, we’re focusing today on recapping more books and films that would make for great gifts this holiday season and are perfect for all fans. We’ve also got another great find from over on Etsy and we’re celebrating a new subscription service from the fine folks over at Waxworks Records.
And be sure to check out today’s final Holiday Horrors trivia question below for your shot at winning some awesome merchandise from our fine sponsors at HorrorDecor.net, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Thanks so much for following along with our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and I hope you guys had as much fun reading the series as I had putting it together!
Vendor Spotlight: Waxwork Records
Waxwork Records specializes in releasing horror, »
- Heather Wixson
Is there anybody connected to the Whoniverse quite as polarizing as Steven Moffat? As Doctor Who’s showrunner since Matt Smith took control of the Tardis, he has been called many things. Genius and brilliant, sure. Yet the BAFTA and Emmy award winning writer has also been called lazy, sexist, and, well… pretty much everything else in between.
In fact, barely a comment section in Doctor Who’s corner of the internet can be found without at least one fan calling for his head, while other less violent souls spend their time pleading for him to step down instead. Yet, whist being under Moffat’s controversial reign, Doctor Who has grown into the international phenomenon it is today. Is the series’ availability on streaming sites around the world to thank for this? Partially, for sure. But that doesn’t entirely explain the legions of Whovians and Wholigans around the »
- Paul Zurheide
In the race to nab viewer eyeballs over the holidays in the United Kingdom, new promo trailers have been released for two of the biggest pieces of event TV scheduled for the season.
First up, The BBC have unveiled the trailer for this year's "Doctor Who" Christmas special and it's a decidedly darker looking and less fable-style affair than those of the Matt Smith-era, even with Nick Frost as Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, ITV has released a new trailer for the second season of "Broadchurch" which returns January 5th. The clip covers much of the cast from the new players (Charlotte Rampling, Eve Myles, Marianne Jean-Baptiste), returning supporting players (Jodie Whittaker, Jonathan Bailey, Arthur Darvill). and of course David Tennant and Olivia Colman's lead characters.
- Garth Franklin
The BBC sci-fi drama's showrunner said that now Peter Capaldi has established himself in the role of The Doctor, the show "can stop shocking the audience with Capaldi moments".
Speaking to SFX, Moffat said: "I was looking for the Capaldi moments every episode, saying 'We need a Capaldi moment, that moment where he's not Matt Smith, he's not David Tennant, where he's a dangerous, unpredictable, volatile character'."
He continued: "Because that slaps the audience awake, in a way. The longer you do a show the cosier it gets, the cosier it gets the nearer to death it gets. You really have to say to people 'Pay attention. He's far more unpredictable than that'.
"So now, having done that, and having blasted our new Doctor at them, we can go other places with him. We don't have to »
If you've got a special someone in your life who knows their Targaryen from their Lannister and their Daleks from their Zygons, you need our TV Geek Christmas Gift Guide.
Whether they are a reality TV nut or a sci-fi addict, we've got something for everyone with these 18 awesome present ideas.
1. The Gogglebox Board Game - £18.65
Perfect for the post-turkey dinner come down, this game's connection to the actual series is fairly tenuous ("Win Gogglebox tokens") but it will put any TV fan's knowledge to the test. Like Gogglebox, it's probably more fun if you actually enjoy it after having a Steph and Dom-style booze session.
2. The World According To Gogglebox - £9.00
3. The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking - £9.00
For anyone who tends to end up dumping »
Two of the most wholesome, enjoyable and generally wonderful things in the world join forces every year, come December: Doctor Who and Christmas. Yes, once again, ‘tis the season for holiday cheer, indulgent sentimentality, and everyone’s fair share of aliens, robots, and – of course – alien robots.
In high anticipation for the, thus-far excellent, Peter Capaldi’s Christmas debut, here is another retrospective on New Who’s Christmas specials: festive extra episodes that, for better or for worse, have become as much a hallmark of the holiday season as tinsel, trees, and turkey for Whovians everywhere over the course of these past nine years.
While frequently skirting the twin realms of camp and cheese, the hour-long specials each have a little something to them – be it a dramatic alien invasion with Grinch-like bad timing or Christmassy ethereality closer to magic than sci-fi – that make them the perfect thing to »
- Mavra Choudhry
He’s back and he’s resetting the clock! Is that a good thing? Who knows.
The first trailer for the reboot (but not really) of the Terminator franchise is here with Terminator: Genisys. The film brings back Arnold Schwarzenegger in his star-making role and includes a host of new faces like Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as John Connor , Jai Courtney (Divergent) as Kyle Reese, and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) in an undisclosed role.
The official synopsis is “The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when Tecom spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.”
Terminator Genisys opens »
- Zach Dennis
Earlier today, Paramount Pictures served up the very first movie trailer (below) for their upcoming "Terminator Genisys" action/thriller flick, and it serves up a lot of new,intense action scenes that reveal a new timeline that has been established, and a new quest to save Sarah Connor is in full effect, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Sandrine Holt, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Michael Gladis, Emilia Clarke, and Dayo Okeniyi. The new flick will play with the continuity of the entire “Terminator” franchise by recreating scenes from the first two films in the series and will also reveal that Sarah Connor was raised by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, whom she calls “Pops.” The film will also feature a man-machine hybrid as its primary antagonist which the filmmakers describe as a “visual game changer.” It's the first in a planned trilogy of films. »
- Andre Braddox
The movie hits theaters July 1, 2015.
Also – Arnold will be hosting a Facebook Q&A on his Facebook Page at 1pm Pst today, and just posted a fun teaser video via Facebook mentions for that!
Post by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerminatorGenisys Twitter: https://twitter.com/Terminator Instagram: http://instagram.com/TerminatorGenisys
- Michelle McCue
Earlier today, Paramount Pictures released the highly-anticipated first trailer for Terminator Genisys, which already has fans buzzing about this revamped story that alters the Terminator franchise timeline. Of course, it wouldn't be a true Terminator movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is back and better than ever as the aging T-800 Terminator. While Terminator Genisys may in fact restore this beloved franchise to its former glory, the first footage leaves fans with more questions than answers.
Thankfully, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself has taken to his official Facebook page to answer questions from fans about the trailer. The actor is currently sifting through more than 7,000 questions already posed by the fans, but you can check out some of his responses below. If you have a question for Arnold Schwarzenegger, check out the official Q&A post below, and read on for some of his answers.
When asked about the possibility of artificial intelligence »
The Terminator franchise has been Star Trekked: The first trailer for Paramount and Skydance Productions’ summer 2015 reboot reveals how the time travel sci-fier, starring Game Of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, isn’t quite a reboot or a sequel but an alternate timeline shake-up of the familiar Terminator lore. All thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s back (again) and here plays a Terminator sent from the future who raises a young Sarah and warns her of the impending robot apocalypse. Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, and Jk Simmons also star for director Alan Taylor. Terminator: Genisys opens July 1, 2015.
- Jen Yamato
The first full trailer for Terminator: Genisys has been released, and overall I think it looks awesome. There are a couple parts where I had "Oh, brother" moments, like when they once again reused the line, "Come with me if you want to live." I know they want to harken back to previous films when they do stuff like that, but no one will ever deliver it as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger did. It is fun seeing these characters back in action though, and I love that we have another liquid metal Terminator in the mix. The CG version of Arnold looked a lot better than what we saw in Terminator: Salvation. Then there's Emilia Clarke, who portrays Sarah Connor as a freakin' badass, which is great to see. I'm way excited for the movie, and I think it looks incredibly promising. It definitely »
- Joey Paur
It’s been a big few weeks of trailers with our first looks at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World dropping at our feet last week, and now we have Terminator: Genisys from Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World).
Check out the trailer below:
Here’s the one-sheet for the movie:
There’s no official synopsis yet, but the movie is set in an alternate timeline in which the T-800 was sent back to raise Sarah Conner as a child, who then teams up with Kyle Reese who was sent back to protect her from a different Terminator sent back by Skynet. To say Terminator: Genisys needs to work hard to win back the naysayers is an understatement. Has this trailer done enough?
- Luke Owen
“I’ll be back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg warrior will make good on that promise next summer when Paramount unleashes Terminator: Genisys to theaters. New takes on familiar characters like Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese will be featured in the film, with Arnold once again playing a durable T-800 (this one referred to as “Pops”), and fans can get a good look at the endoskeleton action to come in the film’s first full-length trailer.
Hitting theaters on July 1st, 2015, from Paramount Pictures, Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones) off a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a protective T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as an adult John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Matt Smith in a yet to be revealed role, as well as Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, »
- Derek Anderson
The first teaser trailer for Terminator: Genisys has launched.
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