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BBC Worldwide has announced a deal with Microsoft Studios and Mojang to bring Doctor Who to ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’. From September 2014, Minecraft players will have access to a range of Doctor Who assets which will allow them to change their avatar to resemble their favourite characters from the show. The first pack –
- Christian Cawley
Following on from the series eight premiere of Doctor Who, the BBC has announced a deal with Microsoft Studios and Mojang which will see the Doctor and Clara heading to Minecraft on the Xbox 360 edition. Launching in September are a range of Doctor Who assets, which enables gamers to change their avatar to resemble their favourite characters from the show.
The first pack of content – priced at just $2.99 in the U.S. (or £1.99/€2.85/$2.95Aus) – will include a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor as well as five other Doctors, each of their on-screen companions and some of the Doctor’s most well known adversaries including his arch-nemeses, the Daleks…
The deal will bring more packs as time goes on, introducing many of the most recognizable characters from the past 50 years of Doctor Who. Each skin pack will feature at least six Doctors and will be released regularly over the coming months. »
- Gary Collinson
The skin-tight Pvc catsuit is an under-represented item in modern si-fi and fantasy’s televisual wardrobe. Since the futuristic stylings of Emma Peel in The Avengers and our own Zoe Heriot in a particularly daring 60s number (sequins), the humble catsuit has been sorely neglected… Righting this wrong is sassy Rock songstress, The Duchess who fronts
- James Lomond
Paper makes convincing case about the health of Us drama but then bizarrely claims Brits were humiliated at the Emmys
Props to the Daily Mail for manufacturing a BBC-bashing piece out of Sherlocks Emmys triumph: This is a golden age for TV: Shame the best shows are American and the BBCs struggling to keep pace, says the Mails television critic. While Christopher Stevens thesis that most of the best TV in this widely-hailed golden age is coming out of the States is on the money, using Mondays Primetime Emmys to back up the argument is somewhat perverse, to say the least. Once, Britannia ruled the airwaves, with dramas that were the envy of the worlds broadcasters, Stevens writes. But thats ancient history, and this week the Emmy awards in Los Angeles delivered fresh humiliation. American television shows swept the board. Er ... fresh humiliation? Sherlock won a total of seven Emmys, »
News reaches us from Norwich that it’s almost time for the city’s premier sci-fi event – Nor-con is coming! And, in a coup for the organisers, Ben Miller will be making his first appearance at a Doctor Who signing - the day after his appearance as the Sheriff of Nottingham in episode 3 of the new
- Jonathan Appleton
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014….
After two weeks atop the UK chart, The Inbetweeners 2 was knocked down into second place this past weekend as Luc Besson’s Scarlett Johansson-headlined action thriller Lucy takes top spot with a debut haul of £3,076,997.
Lucy was one of five new entries in the chart, with Into the Storm taking fourth place with £1,147,657, followed by Deliver Us from Evil in fifth with £628,554 and What If in sixth with £592,501. Meanwhile, the series eight premiere of Doctor Who, ‘Deep Breath’, also cracked the top ten, pulling in an impressive £522,908 on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy surpassed the £20 million mark this past weekend and is still going relatively strong in third place after being on screens for the best part of a month.
Number one this time last year: Elysium »
- Gary Collinson
It’s another week of TV season and series finales here on the podcast, giving us plenty to discuss. First we kick things off with a light Week in Comedy and some reality, including a brief check-in on Top Chef Duels and another lengthy Sytycd chat. Then it’s over to a robust Week in Genre, including the series finale of True Blood, some much overdue Legend of Korra s3 discussion, and a look at the Doctor Who premiere. Then we wind down our Week in TV with the dramas, including another strong Masters of Sex and the season finale of Rectify. Afterward, we make our long-awaited return to the DVD Shelf, as Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension and More Than One Lesson joins us to discuss the fantastic, and under-seen, one season wonder, Fishing with John.
Our Week in Comedy and Reality (7:58-24:29): Garfunkel and Oates, »
- Kate Kulzick
The fangs are out in The Originals‘ latest trailer for Season 2 (premiering Oct. 6), and surprising allies are coming together.
Klaus hasn’t come out of his home for months, but the former King of New Orleans is hatching a plan to take back his city, even as the moonlight rings zap his strength.
Related The Originals Season 2: EPs Talk Klaus’ Crisis, Haylijah’s ‘Friction’ and More
Press Play to watch the sneak peek and find out who Klaus enlists in his fight.
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We spotted a few fun nods to previous episodes in Doctor Who's series 8 opener. And here they are...
There's a quote we often refer to at Den of Geek when writing about Doctor Who, and it comes from living legend Terrance Dicks about writing the show: 'You need a good strong original idea, but it doesn't have to be your good strong original idea.'
Steven Moffat is obviously aware of this statement, but has interpreted it differently to most. It doesn't have to be your good strong original idea, but it can be, and therefore that doesn't mean you only have to use it once.
On top of callbacks to some of Moffat's previous work, Deep Breath, has references scattered throughout, recalling the show's entire fifty year history. We've done our best to provide an extensive list, and you're very welcome to provide extensions and footnotes. So without »
The game is afoot! One of the best/ worst things about Moffat’s writing, depending on what kind of viewer you are, is the complexity he works into his stories. Some feel the mysteries themselves are better than the eventual pay-off, some live for the intrigue! One thing you can say about the Grand Moff is
The post So Just Who Is Missy, Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- James Lomond
Check out the embedded audio file below for The Weekly Planet's thoughts on the new Doctor Who, news of Batman V Superman, James Bond, Harry Potter, Sin City's future and more@ Plus we break down two cancelled comic book movies, one being the first Batman Vs Superman and the other being an insane Marvel/Avengers/X-Men/Musical crossover. Be sure to subscribe to of The Weekly Planet on iTunes! Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or listen to it via direct download here. »
The rise of YouTube and a handful of committed archivists/nostalgics means that almost any programme you grew up with can be remembered, found and rewatched in seconds. Conversations which used to end with fond, communal remembrances now finish two minutes into a YouTube video with rose-tinted bubbles burst and a shared sigh of disappointment. Make no mistake – this is a good thing.
The latest releases from the BFI, to coincide with their Wonders of Sci-Fi season, are two examples of the genuinely unsettling TV; both designed to educate, in very different ways. The Changes is a ten episode exercise in Luddite terror as a strange event causes people to turn against the electronic infrastructure built into everyday life. This is before Skynet and tablets for toddlers so, despite the sedate pace, this is as relevant today as ever.
It’s a challenging watch, the ubiquity of technology in our »
- Jon Lyus
Who is Sacha Dhawan?
Ever since his star-making role as Doctor Who's first director Waris Hussein in Mark Gatiss' brilliant drama An Adventure in Space and Time, this up-and-comer has seemingly not left our television screens.
Digital Spy spoke to Sacha about his career thus far and the range of different characters he's brought to life in some of UK television's best dramatic series.
"I was a child actor - when I was about 12, I was doing children's TV on Citv - but I was still in school," Dhawan recalls of his beginnings as an actor.
"When I left college, I decided to focus on acting full-time. I went to London, »
Here are lots of images from this week's second Doctor Who season 8 episode, Into The Dalek...
It was also the most viewed opener since 2010 in the UK, and the biggest ever Doctor Who opening episode on Us soil.
Now we've got lots of snaps from follow-up episode Into The Dalek to pore over. Here they are...
There's plenty more where those came from at Blogtor Who.
Into The Dalek premieres this Saturday, 30 August. The episode starts at 19:30 in the UK and will return to the show's usual running time of 45 minutes.
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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred fifty-eight of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.
Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow Sr editors Anthony Ocasio, Kofi Outlaw, plus special guests Andrew Dyce and Hannah Shaw-Williams as we review Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, discuss the Doctor Who season 8 premiere, as well as cover updates on True Detective season 2, rumors that Activision is forming a movie studio, and a fan-made Despecialized Edition of Star Wars.
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- Ben Kendrick
The latest episode of Doctor Who blew my mind with regard to my expectations. I followed any news about the change of the Doctor like a creepy stalker following his one and only love’s decision on where to go to college. To be honest, I grew more and more concerned as the days, weeks, and months drew nearer to the Doctor’s return. I nearly wet my pants when I saw the first images of the T-Rex in London. The words “Come on, Steven Moffatt ol’ buddy, don’t let me down” ran through my head for a year. Yes, I got that quote from Lando Calrissian of Star Wars.
The premiere of Doctor Who Season 8 arrived. My sister made blue cupcakes and bought custard to commemorate the occasion. We yelled at the pre-show to end, and finally... it started.
Almost immediately, the episode extinguished my first concern – Peter Capaldi. »
- Douglass Poulsen
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Dave Perillo “Nobody Calls […]
- Peter Sciretta
Here is a trio of Doctor Who t-shirts that you will not want to miss, available today only from Ript Apparel! The designs are “The Monolith” “Who Loves Rose” and “The Crack in the Wall” by illustrators alex.pawlicki and cs3ink and wirdou. They each cost just $10 plus shipping and are also available as posters,
- Christian Cawley
From the moment the Tardis is expelled from the belly of a dinosaur in the series eight opener of Doctor Who we are assured of only one thing. The Doctor is alive. Yet life is a strand twisted and tangled, weaving its uncertain way through reality until sliced to ribbons or crumbled to dust. There is no guarantee of definitive reward or divine retribution. There is no promise of satisfaction. Life means fumbling in the dark, staggering into the light, a relentless wind, an endless encounter with the unknown. To breathe is to choose and this story is centered squarely on Clara’s choice. Does she clutch a clenched fist to a heaving chest or reach out with fingers wide open? Each inhalation is after all an act of bravery, a token »
- Mary Ogle
Remember when I exclusively revealed that Marvel had taken a meeting with Johnny Depp about taking on the role of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange? Well, while those talks unfortunately went nowhere, it looks like Marvel may be staying in the Depp mindset. According to This Is Infamous, the new frontrunner for the role is 31 year old Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle). Who does he remind you of?
He's certainly a more viable option for the studio. He's younger, he won't command an insane paycheck, and he doesn't have Depp's recent string of misfires working against him. He fits the Marvel mold much better.
This talk of Huston is just the latest in a line of apparent contenders. Mad Men's Jon Hamm was considered to top the list at one point, too. Even Joaquin Phoenix had his turn as "the guy in talks for Doctor Strange." So this could go nowhere, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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