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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 7 – Gallery 1988, Vestron Video Blu-rays, teeVillain, Gris Grimly, Star Wars Games for Kids & More!

2 December 2016 5:00 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift guide, we’re going to take a look at Gallery 1988's amazing artwork, teeVillain, the Back to the Future soundtrack, several of the great Vestron Video Blu-rays released this year, Star Wars-themed kids' games, horror necklaces, and more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy »

- Heather Wixson

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Beware what’s under the ocean… Hook Jaw is back!

2 December 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

An intense modern iteration of the titular ocean predator, which debuted in legendary British comic (and forerunner to 2000Ad) Action #1. Initially inspired by the success of the film, Jaws, Hook Jaw was one of many Action strips so violent it was banned from the shelves upon release – but now Hook Jaw is back in a new mini series thanks the folks at Titan Comics!

The debut issue of this five issue mini-series is written by comics fire-cracker Si Spurrier (Cry Havoc, Weavers, Doctor Who, Numbercruncher) and illustrated by rising star Conor Boyle, with colors by Giulia Brusco and edited by legendary British comics editor and marine life expert artist, Steve White.

In the troubled waters off Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists studying a pack of female great white sharks find themselves caught in a conflict between pirates and the might of the Us Navy. But why is the »

- Phil Wheat

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Newswire: R.I.P. Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

1 December 2016 6:29 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Variety reports that British actor Andrew Sachs—best known to American audiences as the dim-witted waiter Manuel on John Cleese’s beloved TV farce Fawlty Towers—has died. Sachs was 86.

Sachs’ career stretched across 60 years and more than 100 roles in British TV, radio, and film, including appearances on such English mainstays as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Are You Being Served? and Doctor Who. But he was best known as Manuel, the good-hearted fool manning the kitchen of the Fawlty Towers hotel, constantly driving his employer, Cleese’s Basil Fawlty, into fits of apoplexy with his well-intentioned bumbling. Not every aspect of Manuel’s character or treatment has stood the test of time—the show often acted as though his Spanish accent was a joke in of itself, and the frequent violence against him sometimes crossed the line from darkly comic to actively abusive. (Reportedly, Sachs was wounded at ...


- William Hughes

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Arrow-verse EPs on Flashpoint Fallout, Dominators' Return, More Crossovers

1 December 2016 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Superheroes: 1. Aliens: 0.

The CW’s #DCWeek crossover event wrapped up on Thursday night’s Legends of Tomorrow with a victorious celebration for the costumed crimefighters — but the Dominators aren’t gone for good.

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Let’s briefly recap the episode’s key moments: The Dominators revealed that they came back to Earth because of The Flash and the rise of metahuman powers; the aliens promised to leave peacefully if Barry gave himself up, but Oliver & Co. eventually convinced their self-sacrificing pal not to surrender; Stein decided not »

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Andrew Sachs, Manuel on the UK's Fawlty Towers, Dead at 86

1 December 2016 5:23 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel on the classic British sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died. He was 86 years old.

Sachs died Nov. 23 after a four-year battle with dementia, according to his wife Melody, and was buried on Thursday. The Daily Mail first reported the news.

Sachs starred alongside John Cleese on Towers, playing the bumbling Spanish waiter Manuel at a quaint English hotel owned by Cleese’s Basil Fawlty. Towers only ran for a dozen episodes in 1975 and 1979, but still stands as one of the most beloved comedies in British TV history.

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Andrew Sachs, 'Fawlty Towers' Actor, Dies at 86

1 December 2016 3:51 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Andrew Sachs, who played the Spanish waiter Manuel on the beloved 1970s British TV series Fawlty Towers, has died. He was 86.

The actor died Nov. 23, according to several British reports. His wife Melody told the Daily Mail that Sachs was diagnosed with dementia and died in a private-care home after a four-year battle with the disease. 

Aside from acting opposite John Cleese on the BBC comedy (Cleese created the series with his wife, Connie Booth), Sachs also appeared on Doctor Who, The History of Mr. Polly and Radio 4’s Jeeves and Wooster.

Eight years ago, Sachs fell prey to prank phone »

- THR Staff

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Doctor Who: revisiting each Doctor's first encounter with the Daleks

1 December 2016 2:16 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Dec 2, 2016

How each Doctor responds to the Daleks for the first time reveals something about them...

Pearl Mackie was announced as the new companion for Doctor Who Series 10 back in April, with a specially filmed clip broadcast during Match Of The Day's Fa Cup semi-final. Aside from befuddling Gary Lineker, the purpose of a trailer like this, as opposed to a press release or a lavish announcement programme, is to show a character in action, and there was really no better way to define the character of Bill Potts than to show how she acted in the face of the Daleks.

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The Daleks are almost as old as the show itself and different Doctors respond to them in different ways. In some eras, Dalek stories have been an early fixture of a new Doctor’s run, »

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TVLine Items: Regina King's Netflix Gig, Buffy Vet vs. Yeti, Wwhl 2.0 and More

1 December 2016 12:48 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Crime star Regina King will headline Netflix’s racial crime drama Seven Seconds, from The Killing executive producer Veena Sud, per The Hollywood Reporter.

RelatedWhite Collar Vet Tim DeKay Joins American Crime Season 3

The series explores the tensions between African-American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City after a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by an officer. King will play the victim’s mother, a devout churchgoer who is shaken to her core by the incident.

King is also slated to return to American Crime for Season 3.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

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‘Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.12′ Review

30 November 2016 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Robbie Morrison | Art by Mariano Laclaustra | Published by Titan Comics

Last issue saw the arrival of Robbie Morrison on the book, and boy did he come flying out of the creative gates. Likewise for new artist Mariano Laclaustra. They threw us back in time to 1695 France, where Gothic shenanigans aplenty unfolded. We had a seemingly immortal possessed Cardinal Richelieu with new soul sucking powers, some similarly possessed followers, an absent French King, and the arrival of an unconventional but tremendous fun new companion (at least for now) in the shape of the feisty, cussing Julie D’Aubigny, also known as Mademoiselle Maupin.

We start this issue with Richelieu using some of his powers to animate stone gargoyles to hunt down The Doctor and Julie, though for now our science and sorcery pairing are in the Tardis trying to figure out what is going on. The Doctor had managed »

- Dean Fuller

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The Flash season 3 episode 8 review: Invasion!

29 November 2016 7:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mike Cecchini Nov 30, 2016

It's time for The Flash part of the massive heroes vs aliens CW superhero TV crossover, appropriately known as Invasion!

This review contains spoilers.

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3.8 Invasion

It's tough to review these crossover episodes every year. There are so many moving parts to get the casts of two or three, let alone four shows together, right in the middle of their seasons, while they're all right in the thick of their own storylines that it's bound to cause problems. And The Flash's chapter Invasion! definitely shows some signs of that.

But seriously. Who cares, right? The only way to judge an hour of TV like this one is on how it makes you feel, and in my case, to the surprise of absolutely nobody reading this, »

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What Nerds Want: Cinelinx's Christmas Gift Guide (2016)

28 November 2016 8:18 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It’s that time of the year again; the hectic season of finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones.  Cinelinx is here to help you with our holiday gift suggestions for movie lovers, gamers, and geeks in general.  Come inside to check out our team's picks!

The holidays are quickly approaching and you need some suggestions as far as what gifts to give movie and game lovers. We admit, nerds aren’t always the easiest people to shop for, but you’re in luck! Our talented staff of geeks have come up with our annual Gift Guide of awesome movie and videogame related gifts. Allow us to help you find the ultimate gift for that media-obsessed person on your list!  

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Cinelinx Card Game - You really think I’d leave off the Cinelinx Card Game?  With a total of four new expansions launched after the initial »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Preview of Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.12

26 November 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Titan releases Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.12 this coming Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue right here…

The Terror of the Cabinet Noire continues, as the Doctor finds himself teamed with a rebellious French swordswoman to battle the infamous Cardinal Richelieu and his secret police! But it’s not just the Cardinal they have to worry about – it’s his allies, who definitely aren’t from around here…!

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.12 is out on Wednesday, November 30th, priced $3.99. »

- Gary Collinson

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Staff Picks: Collected posters, an electronic music doc, and an album that still rips

25 November 2016 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Delian Mode

The work of Delia Derbyshire has been deeply influential to electronic musicians and fans for decades, but the last 10 years in particular have seen a surge of interest bring a lot more about her to light; 2016 alone produced a rerelease of BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21 (this time with credits) and a record of never-heard work. Recently I was reminded to check out 2009’s The Delian Mode, a short (25-minute) but insightful look into Derbyshire’s unconventional life and mind. The film itself mimics her experimental spirit with a collage of sound and images illuminating the labored, mathematical process behind some of her visionary sound treatments, most famously the original Doctor Who theme. It’s easy enough to appreciate Derbyshire’s artistry just by listening, but seeing her pre-synthesizer process broken down—in a modern world of wild sounds just a click or touch away ...


- Marah Eakin, Josh Modell, Kelsey J. Waite

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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 2 – More Black Friday Deals, Movie Box Sets, Hallmark Ornaments & More!

25 November 2016 4:33 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Happy Black Friday, everyone, and welcome back for Day 2 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate your way through the horrors of the shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print (see below) that all of our giveaway winners will receive with our amazing prize packs that feature a collection of items, including movies, graphic novels, the Duddy in Motion Stranger Things print, »

- Heather Wixson

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‘Doctor Who: The 9th Doctor #7′ Review

25 November 2016 12:01 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Cris Bolson | Published by Titan Comics

With some of the Who titles hitting it out of the park right now, one or two of the other Who titles are struggling a little to keep up. The Tenth Doctor’s book springs to mind, as does this Ninth Doctor title. They are not bad in the sense they lack any quality, but they lack some of the inspiration and general oomph of the other books. That being said, last issue was pretty entertaining, and I am certainly a sucker for anything featuring Unit circa early 1980′s. As you will recall, the Tardis pitched up in early 80′s Britain to find Unit under attack by monsters, and the key seemingly a certain Mr. Yaxley. Captain Jack paid a visit to Mr. Yaxley’s house, only to come face to face with an impressively huge monster…

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- Dean Fuller

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Starship Troopers: rare behind the scenes pictures

24 November 2016 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Nov 25, 2016

Take a peek behind the scenes of 1997's Starship Troopers, with a collection of rare images from the shoot...

There’s nothing like news of a movie remake to make us savour an already much-loved original. And with plans afoot for a new take on Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, it had us digging out our Blu-ray of Paul Verhoeven’s terrific 1997 movie.

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It also had us searching through the archives of all movie publicity stills and behind the scenes images, and whaddya know: we struck gold.

Feel free to work in some variant of a ‘would you like to know more?’ line should you so wish, »

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‘Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #3′ Review

24 November 2016 9:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Paul Cornell | Art by Christopher Jones | Published by Titan Comics

The first two issues of this series have had me dribbling with excitement and nostalgia. Yes, not the most edifying sight you’ll ever imagine, but true. Paul Cornell has somehow managed to bottle the feel and look of not only the Jon Pertwee Third Doctor himself, but of the era, of the tone of the type of adventures The Doctor was experiencing back in those heady days. Being honest, the actual substance of the last two issues has been less important than capturing that authenticity, putting the reader back in that time and space.

For those that came in late, all you need to know is that The Doctor has been trying to help Unit fight off an alien invasion, an invasion of metal based life forms that can make themselves into various bigger objects and weapons. »

- Dean Fuller

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14 Shows to Binge Watch Over Thanksgiving Weekend

24 November 2016 8:13 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For many, the holidays are a time for family bonding, feasting… and binge-watching. The long Thanksgiving weekend provides a perfect excuse to catch up on some TV. As you nurse your turkey food coma, consider gobbling down some of our recommendations, all of which are available to stream over the holiday weekend.

The Crown

Where to watch: Netflix

Time commitment: 10 hours

Reason to binge: This drama follows the rivalries and romances that shaped Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Fans of “Doctor Who” will enjoy seeing Matt Smith back on the small screen — portraying Phillip opposite Claire Foy’s Elizabeth.

This Is Us

Where to watch: Hulu, Yahoo

Time commitment: 8 hours

Reason to binge: The NBC series is only halfway through its freshman season, but it’s one of the most powerful dramas on TV. Be warned though — it’s heavy, and might bring down the holiday festivities.

Stranger Things

Where to watch: Netflix

Time commitment: 8 hours

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- Variety Staff

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We Ranked All of the Doctor Who Revival's Companions

23 November 2016 1:58 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

On this very day, 53 years ago, British TV viewers were introduced to a rogue Time Lord who liked to get timey wimey inside his spaceship disguised as a blue police box and a cultural institution was born. Over 800 episodes, 12 incarnations of its main character, and and one massive 16-year gap in production later, Doctor Who remains a global phenomenon. In honor of the momentous occasion, we thought we'd turn our attention to that other crucial element of the long-running series: The companion. The Doctor never travels alone, instead bringing one lucky human (or sometimes more) along in the Tardis to explore all of time and space alongside him. Some have been exceptional, becoming icons in their own right, while »

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Lrm Exclusive Interview: David Graham for Amazon’s Thunderbirds Are Go

22 November 2016 9:21 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The Thunderbirds are back.

Season Two of the revived Amazon’s Thunderbirds Are Go continues the adventures of the family of heroes, International Rescue. The series highlights the five brave Tracy brothers and their covert operative Kayo and how they pilot their remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles to perform near-impossible rescue mission, from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space.

Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures with Weta Workshop, the series is made with a mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets—paying tribute to the old fans of the shows and attracting a new generation to the Thunderbirds.

Lrm had a phone interview earlier this month with voice actor David Graham, who is reprising his role as Agent Parker from the original series. We had an extensive talk over the show—both the original and the new show. It was also fun to reminisce »

- Gig Patta

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