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"A thing that looks like a police box, stuck in a junkyard, can move anywhere in time and space?"
November 23, 2014 is Doctor Who's 51st anniversary - alright, so it's not as big a deal as last year, but all the same, we thought we'd take a look back at the show's very beginnings... and then go even further back than that.
The world's longest-running science-fiction series shot its original 'pilot' episode - in its entirety - on September 27, 1963. But when Sydney Newman, BBC Head of Drama, saw the finished product, he was appalled - demanding that producer Verity Lambert and director Waris Hussein do the entire thing over again from scratch.
But is this first attempt at Doctor Who really as bad as this story would suggest, and how different is it really from the version of 'An Unearthly Child' that we would come to know and love?
Australian fans rejoice! Just in time for Christmas, the Doctor Who pop-up shop has rematerialised in Melbourne! From November 20th through to January 4th, the pop-up shop, which follows the overwhelming popularity of previous stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, can be found at Shop E09/10, Galleria, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The shop stocks...
- Christian Cawley
Doctor Who isn’t on TV tonight. Nor next Saturday. While you might opt for the Horror Channel in the UK, their own screenings of classic Doctor Who are about to come to an end. The result, dear reader, is to embrace some other form of time travelling adventure with the Doctor, such as audiobooks – specifically,...
The post Some Listening You Might Have Missed: Hunters of Earth appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Meredith Burdett
Classic horror literature characters, bloodsuckers, possession—season one of Showtime’s new series, Penny Dreadful, had a little bit of everything and turned out to be an unexpected treat for horror fans. Filming has been underway on the sophomore season and today Showtime revealed the first look at the next chapter in the horror series and teased what’s ahead for the eclectic cast of characters.
“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone »
- Derek Anderson
We’ve recently received several messages on social media asking why we no longer cover Eaglemoss’ Doctor Who Figurine Collection. After some deliberation, I decided to revive and complete a partially-written post from late summer which should answer the question perfectly.. You, like me, may have been spending money on the Doctor Who Figurine Collection. Well, following...
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- Christian Cawley
Barnett’s move comes after Sundance parent AMC Networks struck a deal with BBC Worldwide that gave the company control of the Beeb’s domestic cable channel. Barnett will oversee both BBC America and Sundance until a successor is tapped at Sundance. BBC America’s current g.m., Perry Simon, who helped birth BBC America’s first home-grown hit in “Orphan Black,” will segue to a production pact with BBC Worldwide North America.
“Sarah has had a remarkable tenure guiding SundanceTV through a dramatic evolution, taking the network ad-supported and establishing it as a formidable player in the scripted drama space,” said AMC Networks chief operating officer Ed Carroll. “Sarah’s appetite for creative risk-taking and her strong leadership skills are well suited to this new role and we »
- Cynthia Littleton
As any fan of Doctor Who knows, the show’s longevity owes itself to the concept of renewal and the conceit that the titular hero can regenerate into a new body when he dies. This enables a new actor to take on the iconic role and stamp their own mark on the character.
It also allows the show to regularly change its entire ethos and tone. Everyone has their favourite Doctor and sometimes that can change, but there is no doubting that when one Doctor dies and another is reborn there is a period of grieving.
Yes, the Doctor is still the Doctor, but when a new actor takes on the role some fans lament the passing of the previous incumbent and must go through a process of learning to love the Doctor all over again. Never in the history of Doctor Who, with the possible exception of Colin Baker’s incarnation, »
- David Hooks
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: Clever Raiders Of The […]
- Peter Sciretta
A first-look picture from the BBC's upcoming fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has been unveiled.
The destinies of these two men become intertwined during the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was filmed on location in Yorkshire, Croatia and Canada.
It’s been a long wait, but this will be worth it. Anyone who pre-ordered the Tardis Edition of the Doctor Who soundtrack, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary, will be excited to know that shipping will begin in the next few days! Originally available through a limited pre-order window from April to May 2014, the Silva Screen...
The post The Tardis Edition Soundtrack To Be Released 24th November! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Philip Bates
Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…
The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?
There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)
If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky, »
Nothing good on TV? Cut your cable? Thank goodness there's plenty of fantastic TV series on Netflix.
Whether you've always meant to catch up with "The Walking Dead" or "Sons of Anarchy," or want to revisit a classic like "Miami Vice" or "Twin Peaks," they're among the many great shows available to stream right now on Netflix.
(Availability subject to change.)
2. "Bates Motel"
Norman Bates and his mother run a hotel where people end up dying, but that's about all this series has in common with the Hitchcock movie that inspired it.
3. "Being Human"
Aidan Turner (lovestruck dwarf Kili in "The Hobbit" films) stars as a hot vampire in the British original series where he, »
- Sharon Knolle
Lies, damned lies and statistics! How you rated Series 8… Attention, Kasterborites. You have been scanned. Assessed. Understood… your limits and capacities have been extrapolated. Well not exactly. And we don’t have a Pandorica waiting for you. But we have had an obsessive rummage through your voting habits and some interesting factoids have emerged… We...
- James Lomond
The ’90s was a dark decade for Doctor Who. The show had been canceled in 1989. The only new Who productions for the longest time were films produced by professional fans, and while they were decent, they didn’t make up for the real thing.
Doctor Who went dark in a different way as well: the Virgin New Adventures series quickly became the most adult Doctor Who-related productions ever, until Torchwood premiered the following decade (or until Abducted By The Daleks in 2005, depending on how you’re defining “adult”).
In fact, there were only two new “official” iterations of Who produced in the ’90s until Big Finish Productions started their licensed audio dramas in 1999 – and the air quotes are used here because, while one of these iterations has since been canonized, the other one, though written by the incumbent producer, still has a large fluorescent question mark hanging over its canonicity. »
- Tony Whitt
The news was announced via the show’s official Twitter account, and followed by a photo from co-creator Graeme Manson of the actor on set.
Chilly evening @OrphanBlack with @JohnFawcett75 and @justingchatwin #cloneclub pic.twitter.com/1h6ey6phvX
— Graeme Manson (@GraemeManson1) November 20, 2014
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Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel look very English and slightly magical in the first image from BBC America's new original drama series, "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell," based on Susanna Clarke's bestselling historical fantasy novel. The seven-part series stars Marsan ("Ray Donovan") and Carvel ("Restless") as Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange, two 19th century men who bring magic back to England after it has lain dormant for decades. Check out "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" below: In the early 1800s, the enigmatic magician Mr. Norrell is enlisted by the government in the war against Napoleon. Further complications ensue when he summons a fairy (Marc Warren) in order to resurrect the deceased Lady Pole (Alice Englert). Meanwhile, the younger Strange begins to develop his magic skills, and eventually crosses paths with Norrell. "Doctor Who" vet Toby Haynes is directing from an adaptation by Peter Harness ("Wallander," "Is Anybody There?"). "Strange" also »
- Dave Lewis
Amazing but true, Tiny Rebel Games’ Doctor Who: Legacy is one year old on November 27th! Over the past 12 months the game has gone from strength to strength, offering excellent new content and characters as well as reacting quickly to bugs and issues. It is, quite simply, the best Doctor Who video ever created. As...
- Christian Cawley
A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Carol Ann Susi was born in Brooklyn. Born isn't a strong enough word. Might be better to say that Carol Ann Susi was made out of Brooklyn — tough, street smart, hysterically funny. Her accent seemed to grow stronger every year, as if New York's most pugnacious borough could use her as a supernatural portal to emerge undiluted in Los Angeles. Carol Ann would have liked that metaphor — she was a die-hard Doctor Who fan. She was a county fair cooking
- Bill Prady
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time. That’s right; in a world where our headlines and stories are frequented with names like Capaldi and Coleman and stories feature the Moon as an egg, the Kasterborous Big Finish News Blast is here to put the “class” in your Classic Doctor Who audio adventure news! Today, new trailers...
The post Trailers for New Fourth Doctor Stories, Powell Plays Barbara, Early Adventures and More! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Nick Kitchen
Given the odds of success are better as a team, the writing duo of Brian Joines (Noble Causes) and Jay Faerber (Copperhead) have joined forces with artists Ilias Kyriazis (Manifesto) and Charlie Kirchoff (Doctor Who) to create a supergroup known as The Front Line for Image Comics.
“Brian and I have been friends for a long time, and one of our common interests is superheroes,” stated Faerber. “It only made sense that our first writing collaboration would be on a project like this. Ilias’ art explodes off the page, mixing a classic super-hero style with an alternative sensibility.”
The Front Line has just invited the new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets.
Image Comics has released a series of character posters to introduce the appropriately titled superhero series Secret Identities.
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- Trevor Hogg
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