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TV Review: ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

19 October 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The title character in “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” frequently discusses how one entity or event can parallel another, so it’s fitting that Dirk and the new show starring him strongly resemble each other. If only that were a compliment. 

Dirk Gently” is based on novels by Douglas Adams, the beloved British author who wrote “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Among other accomplishments, Adams’ career, which ended much too soon, proved that it’s actually quite difficult to pull off comic genre writing. Many have attempted it, few have succeeded. Adams was the rare writer who made silliness and surreal tangents essential to his fiction; these qualities were key aspects of his large-hearted and pleasingly goofy and imaginative worldview. Compassion for the weirdos of the universe is often what drove his writing, not necessarily a fascination with outer space, detectives or time travel. And even for some Adams fans, the »

- Maureen Ryan

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Preview of Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.10

16 October 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Titan Comics has released a preview of Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.10, and we have it for you here…

Trapped in a dying, mysterious maze of a house, the Twelfth Doctor and his latest traveling companion face a world where the laws of physics have broken down. As the Doctor fights to save a family cashing in on an ancient promise, the secrets of the house battle to overwhelm him!

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.10 is out on October 19th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Preview of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #2

16 October 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Titan Comics’ latest Doctor Who miniseries The Third Doctor continues this Wednesday with the arrival of the second issue, and we have a preview for you right here…

The Doctor and Jo Grant are left reeling by the revelations at the end of the first issue, and they still have a mysterious extraterrestrial object to analyse and defeat! Does the real danger come from the Doctor’s latest team-up? Of course — but in ways he’ll never see coming…!

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #2 is out on October 19th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Preview of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.15

15 October 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.15 hits comic book stores on Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview for you here…

The tension mounts in the penultimate episode of the Tenth Doctor’s second year! Has Anubis fallen to the darkness in his family tree? Can Gabby and Cindy staunch the corruption in an entity powerful enough to snuff them out with a thought? If you think you know where this year’s finale is going… Think again!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.15 is out on October 19th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Mipcom 2016: World’s TV Drama Boom Increasingly About Pay TV

15 October 2016 8:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes, France — With a slew of celebrity appearances, the world premieres of Sony Pictures Television’s “The Halcyon” and Shonda Rhimes’ “The Catch 2,” and new American shows such as “This Is Us” and “Bull,” the 2016 Mipcom trade fair will showcase some of the biggest and most heavily promoted dramas from around the world.

But can the world’s TV business have too much of a good thing? For years now, pundits have talked of a “golden age” in TV drama production. There’s high demand for everything from “true procedurals to highly serialized shows and everything in between,” says Gina Brogi, president of global distribution for 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, which plans to hit Cannes with “an unprecedented number of dramas.”

Indeed, from 2012 to 2015, the number of scripted U.S. TV shows nearly doubled from 181 to 333, according to a new study, World TV Production Report 2016, published by Ihs Technology at Mipcom.

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- John Hopewell

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Preview of Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #4

15 October 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Titan’s Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #4 is out this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here…

See Also: Read our review of Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #3

The penultimate chapter of the Doctor Who event of 2016! Things get worse for the Doctor – across four separate time zones! The ninth Doctor gets too close to the enemy. The tenth Doctor’s companions offer a terrifying sacrifice. The eleventh Doctor digs deep and gives back with interest, and the twelfth Doctor is faced with the most momentous choice of his life!

Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #4 is out on October 19th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Doctor Who: The 9th Doctor #6′ Review

14 October 2016 6:14 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Adriana Melo | Published by Titan Comics

Probably the best part of last issue was the ending. Not that it was a bad issue by any means, though slightly pedestrian, but that the ending saw The Doctor, Jack and Rose dragged back in time to the 1970′s/1980′s heyday of Unit. Why? Because in the process of closing the punchhole that provided the drama last issue, one of the gargoyles (a mutated human called Dean to you and me, and also someone Rose was more than a little sweet on) had fallen through it and ended up in that era. Very hard not to love Unit-era stories, and something of a surprise that this incarnation of The Doctor should find himself back in the famous era of the early incarnations of The Doctor.

After a frenetic opening where Dean, the mutated gargoyle, is captured by »

- Dean Fuller

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Doctor Who to receive Mr. Men makeover for new book series

13 October 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC has announced that Doctor Who is set to be reimagined as Mr. Men characters with a new book series from Adam Hargreaves, son of Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves. The series will include all twelve Doctors, and will get underway in spring 2017 with the release of the first four books, Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth.

“There’s a sense that since the adult Ladybird books last year, there has been a market for ironic takes and mash-ups from old classics done with a new twist,” said Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller. “This clearly taps into that same market, it’s sort of the perfect Christmas gift book, or in this case Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. With these types of book it’s all to do with getting that combination of humour of nostalgia right.” »

- Gary Collinson

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Doctor Who: Bbca Releases The Power of the Daleks Footage

12 October 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"We will conquer." Today, BBC America released a new preview for their upcoming Doctor Who special, The Power of the Daleks.The animated series is based on the 1966 Doctor Who serial, which is notable for the first appearance of the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. The episodes went missing after they first aired, and the animated special has recreated them using audio recordings, episode scripts, and other archival materials.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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James Bond, and the perils of casting a new 007

12 October 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Oct 14, 2016

With the question of who's playing James Bond in James Bond 25 unresolved, we look back at the casting conundrums 007 has faced before.

Since 1962, fewer men have played James Bond than have walked on the moon. Despite the relatively long turnaround of the role, the subject of who might follow in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the future has fuelled many column inches and tabloid splashes.

It feels as if speculation about the seventh 007 in Eon Productions' long-lived spy franchise has been at fever pitch since this time last year, when Craig was doing the promotional rounds for Spectre and commented that he would rather “slash [his] wrists” than play Bond again. It's only after a year of constant reports on the subject that his far more optimistic comments at last weekend's New Yorker Festival »

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Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks getting Us cinema release

12 October 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Oct 13, 2016

Americans have the chance to see some lost Patrick Troughton Doctor Who episodes on the big screen...

One of the more interesting (and sometimes heartbreaking) parts of being a Classic Doctor Who fan comes when you make it to the missing episodes, parts of or entire episodes that no longer exist. Every once in a while, someone will find some old Doctor Who reels in their attic or a BBC field office somewhere will stumble upon a missing episode, but, for the most part, these missing episodes have to be recreated in some way.

Previously, these recreations were mostly undertaken by fans, but, come November, we will be getting a BBC-commissioned animated recreation of Doctor Who's Power Of The Daleks, aka the very first episode starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. Now, we know that the episode will also be featured in American theaters for »

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Doctor Who stars regenerated as Mr Men

12 October 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

First books in mashup series – inspired by fan fiction – will take Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith, Tom Baker and William Hartnell on adventures in cartoon lands populated by familiar foes

The many incarnations of Doctor Who have travelled through time and space, tackling enemies from the Daleks to the Weeping Angels. Now they are set to enter one of their strangest habitats to date: the brightly coloured world of the Mr Men, a place where worms smile and cars can be made from shoes.

The Mr Men/Doctor Who mash-up was inspired by online fan art, and follows a new partnership between Puffin Books, BBC Worldwide and Sanrio Global. It will see Adam Hargreaves, the son of the Mr Men’s creator Roger Hargreaves, writing and illustrating 12 stories for the Time Lord’s different incarnations, in the iconic Mr Men style.

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- Alison Flood

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Doctor Who/Mr Men mashup books on the way

12 October 2016 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Oct 12, 2016

Four Doctor Who-themed books in Roger Hargreaves' iconic style are being published next spring...

Here's some fun news: to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Mr. Men, a series of Doctor Who books in that iconic Roger Hargreaves style are set to be released.

Due to hit shop shelves and online stores in Spring 2017 are volumes entitled Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth. That would be mean that it's William Hartnell, Tom Baker, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi's Doctors getting the Mr. Men treatment, then.

Each of the four books has been written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, the son of Roger who took over his father's beloved franchise in 1988.

Priced individually at £4.99 on Amazon, the books are available for pre-order now at these links: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh, Doctor Twelfth.

Here's a promo image that's been released online, »

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Top 10 Scariest Moments in Video Game History

11 October 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With the Halloween Season upon us, we’re counting down the Top 10 Scariest Moments in Video Games History as chosen by Cinelinx Contributors!  This was a very difficult list to choose from, as there are countless scary moments throughout the history of video games.  

10. F.E A.R. 2: Project Origin - Elementary School

We kick off our list with one of the creepiest moments of the F.E.A.R. franchise.  F.E.A.R. 2 was, arguably, inferior to its predecessor but it still gave us chills with the Elementary School level.  You begin the level by being dropped into an abandoned elementary school.  Desks, cabinets, and other classroom accoutrements are scattered all over.  As you explore the school, ghosts attack you and you’re transported to the other dimension with the faint sound of children singing in the background.  

Throughout the entirety of the horror genre, nothing is »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Ash Vs Evil Dead season 2 episode 2 review: The Morgue

9 October 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Stephen Harber Oct 10, 2016

This week's Ash Vs The Evil Dead illustrates the show's transition from superhero horror to crazy sitcom...

This review contains spoilers.

2.2 The Morgue

When Roger Ebert reviewed Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn back in 1987, he looked past the gore and the guts that casual viewers would be disgusted by and understood what Sam Raimi was doing: making a Three Stooges-inspired satirical romp dressed up like a midnight splatter flick for Halloween. Ebert articulated the charm of the film series that spawned it in one profound paragraph:

"I'm not suggesting that Evil Dead 2 is fun merely because you can spot the references to other movies. It is because (a) the violence and gore are carried to such an extreme that they stop being disgusting and become surrealistic; (b) the movie's timing aims for comedy, not shocks, and (c) the grubby, low-budget intensity of the »

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Trailer Park: Nycc 2016 Edition

9 October 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our semi-regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest TV and movie trailers that debuted during this weekends New York Comic Con – including Iron Fist, Power Rangers, John Wick Chapter 2, The Great Wall, Class (the new Doctor Who spin-off), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Underworld: Blood Wars, Stan Against Evil, and a DC Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 sizzle reel…

Iron Fist

Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres 17 March, 2017 exclusively on Netflix.

Power Rangers

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary »

- Phil Wheat

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Superhero Bits: Oswald Cobblepot for Mayor, Another Gift From The Joker, Luke Cage Vinyl & More

7 October 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

What does Mike Colter think would happen if Luke Cage met up with The Punisher? Would you vote for Oswald Cobblepot for mayor of Gotham City? Which pop star did the Luke Cage showrunner want to cameo on the first season finale? Which Doctor Who star wants to join the Marvel cinematic universe? What inappropriate […]

The post Superhero Bits: Oswald Cobblepot for Mayor, Another Gift From The Joker, Luke Cage Vinyl & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Nycc: First teaser and trailer for Doctor Who spin-off Class

7 October 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go until it debuts on BBC Three, a teaser and trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who spin-off series Class have been released an New York Comic Con today; check them out below after the official synopsis…

It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack from the monstrous Shadow Kin, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them.

Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya, assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill, are now charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as ‘The Doctor’: to guard against the creatures of nightmare, who want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

And this incursion is only the beginning…

Class debuts on BBC Three on October 22nd. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Doctor Who @ Comic Con: Get a Sneak Peek at This Year's Christmas Special

7 October 2016 9:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat loves Superman so much, he made his own.

That’s why this year’s edition of the long-running British sci-fi series’ annual Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will center on a superhero named Grant, Moffat said Friday — and then he offered fans a first look. Watch below:

And here it is!

Your First Look at the #DoctorWho 2016 Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

❄️⛄️ pic.twitter.com/A0EmpvfSD6

Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) October 7, 2016

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‘Doctor Who’ Reveals Justin Chatwin Role & ‘Christmas Special’ 1st Look – NY Comic-Con

7 October 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“It’s new, it’s brand new, you’re getting to see the Doctor through brand-new eyes,” Doctor Who Ep Steve Moffat said today of the tone of upcoming season at the show’s New York Comic-Con panel. Today’s third onstage gathering for the expanding BBC America's takeover, the long-running tales of the Time Lord gave the packed Theater at Msg a peek at the latest Doctor Who Christmas Special. Take a look above. There was also a visual reveal of Orphan Black and Shameless alum… »

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