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Villordsutch reviews Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #5…
Plagued by nightmares of a life he never had, Dirk Gently discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and they’re about to catch up with him!
When is a Dirk Gently comic still brilliant, but in truth not actually a Dirk Gently comic? When it follows a certain Holistic Assassin through nearly all its pages and a even throws in a nod towards a certain Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Rock God – that or an Estate Agents in London (depending on your Google search result).
Throughout the recent Netflix Dirk Gently TV series a cluster of characters were introduced, and the one which stuck within our collective brains the most was Bart(ine) Curlish, the Holistic Assassin. She wandered through the Universe, though isolated currently to Planet Earth, killing people who needed to be killed. Not »
Titan Comics have announced that the creative team of writer Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings: Uprising) and artist Andie Tong (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will kick-off the exciting new Tekken comic series in May 2017.
Based on the smash hit video game series, Titan is working closely with Bandai Namco Entertainment to deliver exciting in-universe tales. Hitting stores in May 2017, sensational new comic series will tap into Tekken’s rich history, and will feature memorable characters from the celebrated video game canon including Jin Kazama, Heihachi Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams and Paul Phoenix.
Says writer Cavan Scott:
I’m so excited to be bringing the explosive world of Tekken back to comics. I’ve been a fan of the series ever since I slipped the first game into my PlayStation back in 1995. We’re having great fun delving into the series’ history to bring back some familiar faces, along with all »
- Phil Wheat
February 21st isn’t necessarily a busy week on the home entertainment front, but horror and sci-fi fans definitely should keep an eye on several intriguing releases that arrive this Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated thriller Nocturnal Animals is coming to Blu-ray and DVD via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is giving the cult classic Psychomania an HD overhaul for their 2-Disc Special Edition.
This Christmas sees The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? »
- Heather Wixson
Ahead of its release on Wednesday, we’ve got a preview of Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #10, which you can check out here…
The Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Jack head to Brazil on the next stop of their transtemporal mystery tour. The Iara have long been thought a Brazilian myth, but when these unearthly mercreatures prove to be aquatic aliens making an unscheduled stop on planet Earth, the Tardis team must establish their intentions and broker peace across the water barrier…!
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #10 is out on February 22nd, priced $3.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
BBC Worldwide, the British broadcaster’s commercial division, says it has sold more than 3,000 hours of drama around the world in the past three months. The announcement was made as four-day TV market BBC Worldwide Showcase kicked off in Liverpool, England, with scripted shows taking center stage.
In Western Europe, where more than 200 hours of drama were sold, two of Germany’s major broadcasters bought a number of new and classic titles. Rtl Pay purchased “SS-gb” and “Rillington Place,” and Zdf bought “Death in Paradise” (seasons 5-6) as well as “Spooks” (seasons 6-10), among other titles. In Italy, Rai Cinema acquired “Doctor Foster” (season 1) as part of a drama package.
There is also strong demand for British drama in Central and Eastern Europe, with 600 hours of content sold across the region. In Russia, “War and Peace” (2015) will now be available on subscription VOD platform Ivi, and in Ukraine, Digital Screens will have “Dickensian” (season 1) among other drama »
- Leo Barraclough
The final issue of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor is out this coming Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here courtesy of Titan Comics…
The Third Doctor’s Earth-bound exile has been lifted. But before he can set out on new adventures, an alien invasion appears to threaten Earth! It’s the devious work of an old enemy, Salamander, a former dictator with a startling resemblance to the Second Doctor! Now, forming an uneasy alliance with the Master, the Doctor and Unit set out to stop him – but are they too late to stop his plans as he takes them all back into the past.
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #5 is out on February 22nd, priced $3.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
During the New York Comic Con in October, Titan announced that it was teaming up with Bandai Namco Entertainment for a new Tekken comic book series, and now the publisher has revealed that writer Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings: Uprising) and artist Andie Tong (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as the creative team on the title, which launches in May. Here’s a first-look at the covers and interior art to the first issue…
“I’m so excited to be bringing the explosive world of Tekken back to comics.” said writer Cavan Scott, “I’ve been a fan of the series ever since I slipped the first game into my PlayStation back in 1995. We’re having great fun delving into the series’ history to bring back some familiar faces, along with all the fan-favorite fighters you’d expect. There’s going to be intrigue, danger and, of course, knock-out battles galore! »
- Gary Collinson
Ok, I’ll admit it. I have a soft spot for Robert Dyke’s 1989 sci-fi horror Moontrap. I have ever since the weekend I rented it and 1990′s The Dark Side of the Moon and was blown away by both space-faring terror tales. Which is probably why I own multiple copies Moontrap; well that and the fact there hasn’t been a perfect release of the film on DVD or Blu yet… So when a sequel was announced decades after the release of the film, it’s safe to say my interest was peaked. In fact we first wrote about the sequel, titled Moontrap: Target Earth, way, way back in 2014. Then things went all quiet on the sci-fi front. Until last month. »
- Phil Wheat
Exclusive: Having hit its best viewership numbers ever in 2016 with double-digit growth, the U.S. home of Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Top Gear and more recently Dirk Gentley’s Holistic Detective Agency and the upcoming Planet Earth II is now getting into business with Kevin Smith. “He is attached to write, direct and executive producer a series based on the Sam And Twitch comic book series for us,” BBC America president and Gm Sarah Barnett revealed about the new project… »
Koch Media has announced the upcoming release of two DVDs from the world of Doctor Who, with The Doctors: The Jon Pertwee Years and the first-ever independently-produced spinoff Wartime Chronicles set to arrive in March.
This is the definitive set of interviews with the team of actors who brought the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who to life. The two-disc special edition features six hour-long documentaries featuring the best in-depth Doctors interviews ever undertaken. Presented by voice of the Daleks Nicholas Briggs with a special introduction by Nicholas Briggs & Producer Keith Barnfather.
See Also: Order via Amazon UK
Wartime has the unique distinction of being the very first independent spin-off from Doctor Who. It stars John Levene reprising his role from Doctor Who as Sergeant John Benton of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (Unit). Trapped in a nightmare world, where past and present seem as one, will he be lost »
- Gary Collinson
Jamie Andrew Feb 16, 2017
HBO's The Leftovers returns for its third and final season this April. Here's why it deserves your time...
I’d like you to stick with me, fellow geeks, because this word-train you’ve boarded is taking a rather circuitous route to its final destination. First stop, the Wild West. Or a robotic simulation of it at least.
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In HBO's Westworld, the following piece of transcendent wisdom is offered up by William, one of the theme park's human tourists: 'I used to think this place was all about pandering to your baser instincts. Now I understand it doesn't cater to your lower self, it reveals »
Some of the most enchanting hours my son and I have shared have been travelling through time and space with the Doctor and his Tardis
One of the joys and also one of the great disappointments of parenthood is sharing one’s own childhood loves with one’s children.
It was delightful to introduce my son Henry to Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree, which he loved, however disturbing so many of those stories are, but it was a little hurtful to find him totally indifferent to The Famous Five. Not even the presence of Timmy the Dog or mysterious smugglers could impress him. He similarly rejects Narnia in favour of the Beast Quest series and is bored by the terribly dubbed 1980s TV series Monkey that I love with nostalgic ardor.
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- Kirsten Tranter
As a kid growing up in Indiana in the 1970s, Ryan Murphy only ever penned two fan letters.
The legendary actress’ response wasn’t gushy, which made it feel all the more authentic. “She didn’t write ‘Love, Bette Davis, Xoxoxo.’ It was like ‘Thanks for the letter. You’re sweet. Bette Davis,” Murphy recalled Tuesday during a luncheon panel session devoted to his latest FX series, “Feud,” which bows March 5.
Murphy’s first letter to Davis led to a running correspondence which eventually led to a meeting in Los Angeles about a month before the screen legend died in 1989. Nearly 30 years later, the prolific writer-director-producer is at the helm of the limited series that tells the story of Davis and Joan Crawford’s frenemy relationship during the making »
- Cynthia Littleton
Rob Leane Feb 14, 2017
If you've seen Rogue One, you'll know that CGI recreations of deceased actors have come very close to crossing the uncanny valley. It hasn't taken long for someone to ask Steven Moffat the odds of this technique being using to bring back former Doctors from beyond the grave.
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A fan asked the Doctor Who showrunner this, in latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine: could we see William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton on Jon Pertwee brought back through CGI? Sadly, in the time since the question was asked, we've also lost John Hurt.
"Well, like every other Doctor Who fan, that was my first thought [upon seeing Rogue One]", The Moff admitted. "But, you know, word on Media Street »
Rounding up this weekend’s big news stories…
War Is Coming
With production now in full swing, Marvel decided to kick off the promotion for its hugely-anticipated superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, releasing a first-look behind-the-scenes featurette from the first day of filming, complete with concept artwork, and on-set comments from Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord). You can watch the featurette here, and check out Samuel Brace’s ‘Trying to Remember the Virtues of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘ and Anghus Houvouras’ ‘Why Thanos Will Make or Break Avengers: Infinity War‘.
Well, in the director’s chair, at least. Yes, just a couple of weeks after Ben Affleck decided to vacate the director’s chair on The Batman, Warner Bros. has enlisted Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War of the Planet of the Apes helmer Matt Reeves to »
- Gary Collinson
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3.2 hits comic book stores on Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue below courtesy of Titan Comcis…
It’s a brand-new season for the Tenth Doctor and his loyal travelling companions, Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu! Jump on board with a two-part opening story – ‘Breakfast at Tyrannies’ that introduces a whole new terror to test the Doctor and his friends! Plus: a new companion joins the Tardis – the like of which you’ve never seen!
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3.2 is out on February 15th, priced $3.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
And this season started out so well. It's so immensely frustrating to have such rich potential squandered so badly, as in Grimm Season 6 Episode 6.
Unfortunately, this episode was really quite disappointing on a number of levels that I was literally left wondering what in the world I was just watching. Oi.
I will refrain from complaining any more about squandering what little time is left on Grimm's clock with another Monster-of-the-Week story and instead spend my time on the episode itself.
Perhaps the writers were going for some sort of tragic monster with the Alpe, in the same vein as the Spinnetod from Grimm Season 1 Episode 11, which had to feed on people to survive.
Unfortunately, this fell utterly flat. For one thing, the Alpe was described as feeding on melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone... which is easily available over the counter in the United States!
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- Kathleen Wiedel
“The Lego Movie” was no fluke.
Batman, Gotham, and the DC universe are in good hands, thanks to director Chris McKay, Will Arnett as Batman, Zach Galifianakis as Joker, a witty script co-written by Seth Grahame-Smith, and the fine animation by Animal Logic. (Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller produced.)
And even though it’s a spoof, “Lego Batman” is even more engaging than the recent live-action DC movies. That’s because it actually digs deeper: it’s unafraid of exploring the Dark Knight’s fear of intimacy and exposing his symbiotic relationship with Joker.
Thus, when Batman tells Joker that he means nothing to him, setting off an existential crisis, the super baddie has nothing left to do but destroy Gotham and humiliate his foe.
“I wanted to do an emotional story and really try to commit to that arc and do it with jokes,” McKay told IndieWire. »
- Bill Desowitz
The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.
Directed by Chris McKay.
Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
If The Lego Movie is proof that not every terrible sounding Hollywood cash grab is a recipe for an unmitigated disaster focused on putting asses in seats over producing something of quality, then The Lego Batman Movie is confirmation that not every expansion of that phenomenal lightning in a bottle animated feature will result in diminishing returns along with a sensation of “been there, done that”. Granted, »
- Robert Kojder
Fans of Batman are going to get an extra special treat this weekend as Will Arnett’s incarnation of the Caped Crusader introduced in 2014’s The Lego Movie gets his very own solo adventure in The Lego Batman Movie, opening Friday.
The animated film is directed by Chris McKay, who was animation director on The Lego Movie and who cut his teeth as a director and producer of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken before joining Phil Lord and Chris Miller to create a new animated Lego universe.
In the new movie, Batman has to deal with the fact that his desire to be a loner has left him rather lonely (not that he’ll admit it) and the introduction of a young orphan named Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) and the new Commissioner, Barbara Gordon (Rosario Scott), gives him and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) a chance to form a family »
- Edward Douglas
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