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Here’s a treat for all: the surprising release of a long-lost segment from an edition of Desert Island Discs from 1965 featuring one of television’s biggest stars, William Hartnell! Sadly, the full recording is no longer available, but the clip above does at least give us an insight into the first Doctor Who star’s early life, which...
- Christian Cawley
See Also: Watch the Terminator: Genisys trailer here
Terminator: Genisys is set for release on July 1st 2015 with Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) and Douglas Smith (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters). »
- Thomas Roach
Editor’s Note: The Tweeks went on a lovely vacation this week and were unable to have a video ready. So, rather than let them off the hook and fully enjoy their vacay, I asked them to write a little something. And boy am I glad I did! ~Adriane Nash
Sometimes it’s hard to explain to your parents or other assorted adults what exactly you are FanGirl-ing/FanBoy-ing on about if they don’t understand the language. We found that out first hand when our dad thought “Shipping” had something to do with space ships. Oh no, Dad. Really? This week we hope to start bridging the generation gap by sailing our Ships over it.
Shipping is when you take two characters from a fandom who you think would work well together and put them together. Shipping is basically “relationshipping,” but the characters you ship don’t have to »
- Maddy and Anya Ernst
A 16-minute excerpt of William Hartnell's Desert Island Discs has been found and put online.
"This is the only extract the BBC has of this edition of Desert Island Discs and begins with the castaway's first choice of music," notes current Kirsty Young at the start of the recording.
Hartnell's favourite piece of music is 'The Spring Song from A King in New York' by Charlie Chaplin.
His top book is English Social History by G M Trevelyan and his luxury is cigarettes.
During the interview Hartnell talks about preferring horses to the theatre and running away from school at an early age with the hope of becoming a jockey. »
Barry Ingham, a British actor who worked alongside both the small and big screen versions of the First Doctor, has died aged 82 at his home in Florida. Born in Yorkshire, Ingham had an impressive and varied career in stage, television and film working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in musical theatre in both...
- James Lomond
The Doctor will see you now… well, in 7 to 8 months. Filming for the brand new series is currently underway in Cardiff but unfortunately it will be a little (Ok… a lot) while yet until viewers actually get to see it. Series 9 is scheduled to grace our screens in the autumn which begs the formidable question, what the hell are its fans supposed to do in the meantime!?
If the Doctor Who withdrawal symptoms have already kicked in after our hero’s most recent escapade in Last Christmas, you’ll be pleased to hear that WhoCulture has come up with a useful list of things to do while you’re waiting for his already long overdue return.
The thought of having to wait so long for Series 9 is overwhelming at best but hopefully this list will reassure you that there’s plenty to keep our Whovian minds occupied until the »
- Dan Butler
Everyone at Kasterborous is excited about the upcoming Lethbridge-Stewart novel series, helmed by Andy Frankham-Allen – so much so, we talked to him in our podKast! And it seems we’re not the only ones to be enthused… The Who Shop, London, is holding a special day celebrating Unit and launching the new series, with a wonderful selection of guests...
The post Lethbridge-Stewart Launch Day Guests Unveiled! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Philip Bates
The Drift, 2014.
Directed by Darren Scales.
Screenplay by Sue Morris.
After the catastrophic Dark Wave damaged every faster-than-light crystal, leaving thousands of ships stranded and drifting, a small salvage vessel arrives at a spaceship graveyard. But the crew soon discover that not everything on this Drift is dead, and as the objective changes from salvage to survival, it emerges that one crew member has a secret agenda…
There are a great many liberties independent films can take which the mainstream wouldn’t dare think of. But don’t fret – Backyard Production’s sci-fi extravaganza The Drift hasn’t nearly made as much of a ruckus as your bog-standard Troma feature. Instead, The Drift presents itself as a smorgasbord of references to the classic and the cult in science fiction film, but is it much more than that? Let’s find out. »
- Gary Collinson
The actor played the Doctor on the sci-fi series between 1981 and 1984.
Speaking to ABC News, Davison said: "I speak now as a fan who grew up watching it.
"I have trouble with the idea of a female Doctor, only because I reckon if you're born on Gallifrey a man, you're probably a male Time Lord."
Davison went on to say that a change to a female Doctor would disturb the show's dynamic.
"It seems to me if you reverse that, if you have an uncertain, fallible female Doctor with a really strong male companion, you've got more of a stereotype than anything else."
Davison is currently starring in the musical Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Australia.
Doctor Who has for many years fed on itself. Since the late stages of the Tom Baker era, fans have been involved with the creation of the show and their involvement took on a new meaning with the New Adventures books from Virgin in the 1990s. Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat were both big...
The post In The Shed: Top Tips For Building Your Own Dalek appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Christian Cawley
Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison is currently touring Australia with the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, and has naturally taken time out to promote the shows on TV. Speaking to ABC, the Fifth Doctor star was asked about whether the Doctor should one day be played by a woman. His response was particularly interesting, not least...
- Christian Cawley
“To be continued”. The three words that every Doctor Who fan dreads. The moment they appear – and you subsequently realise that you’re going to have to wait an entire week (and sometimes even longer) to find out what happens next – is usually when you’re screaming into a pillow or ferociously throwing something heavy at your TV screen in an uncontrollable outburst of incomprehensible rage.
When they’re at their best, a Doctor Who cliffhanger can be one of the most climactic catalysts for Whovian self combustion. When they’re at their worst, however, they’re just plain annoying.
Suffice to say, over its half a century in operation, Doctor Who has given us its fair share of both.The writers certainly knows how to keep us on tenterhooks but sometimes their efforts are ultimately in vein. Over the next few pages you’ll discover 10 of the most »
- Dan Butler
Back after a week's hiatus, The Musketeers doesn't miss a beat this Friday night, leaping straight into another rip-roaring adventure with 'Emilie' - the tale of a peasant woman, and apparent prophet, bent on war with Spain.
In this time of crisis, the petulant King Louis (Ryan Gage) is otherwise engaged with his new mistress - Athos's one-time beloved and the Cardinal's one-time partner-in-crime, Milady de Winter (Maimie McCoy).
Ahead of the series' return, McCoy spoke to Digital Spy about Milady's journey this series, fan art and why she hates being called a "bad girl".
Milady made her spectacular comeback in episode two of series two, but what sort of feedback did you get about the character after the first series?
"I try not to think about that side of things - I'm only trying to make her as human as possible. People call her a 'bad girl' and I hate that phrase, »
The Initiative arguably marks a new phase of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Oz has left the building, casting off yet another of the early years remnants. Only Buffy, Xander, Willow and Giles remain – although James Marsters finally graduates to full-time member and reluctant hanger-on of the Scooby Gang. It's also the story where squeaky-clean curtain head Riley starts to fit into the puzzle. Which can only mean that the series reveals what all these mysterious Commandos are all about.
With the dawning of a new era, both in this season and of the whole show, it's mysterious that The Initiative episode is a bit flat. I guess that any episode which revolves around a bunch of dull army goons wouldn't ever score highly on my list of quintessential ways to spend 45 minutes with the telly. Army and sci-fi rarely go together well, resulting in lots of tedious gun battles and laughable machismo. »
After the first trailer debuted to a decidedly mixed reaction over the Christmas period, some more details on this summer’s Terminator: Genisys have emerged this week – namely on the anticipated fight sequence at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles between Arnold Schwarzenegger’s older Terminator incarnation and his 1984 version, which will be part CGI-assisted and part footage from James Cameron’s original film.
The sequence was teased in the trailer, but now website The Terminator Fans have reported that Skydance Productions, the company behind the new retool/reboot/reimagining, has recently ordered some more CG elements to be added to the scene in order to make the fight “more brutal” with both Terminator machines set to suffer some very heavy damage in the aftermath. But rather than schedule some reshoots, the producers will use CG-effects on both versions of Arnold’s T-101.
The website’s source »
- Scott J. Davis
*Updated with the full schedule.* Horror fans living in the Syracuse, New York area have a lot of silver screen scares to look forward to in April, as the complete schedule for this year’s annual Salt City Horror Fest has now been revealed. Eight films will be screened on 35mm prints at the event, including Creepshow, Big Trouble in Little China, Dr. Who and the Daleks, Beetlejuice, and Demons 2.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th at The Palace Theater in Syracuse, New York. Doors open at 11:00am and the first film screens at noon. Alcohol is being served to those 21 years of age and older, and the lobby will be filled with vendors and a number of surprises. Here’s the full schedule:
2015 Salt City Horror Fest – Eight Films including:
Clockwork Orange – Introduction by local/ national comedian Alex Bidwell
- Derek Anderson
Shakespearean actor Barrie Ingham has died at the age of 82.
The British star - who was a leading performer in many West End and Broadway productions - passed away on Friday (January 23) at his home in Palm Beach Gardens.
He was known for providing the voice for main character Basil in Disney's 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective, and appeared in several other films and TV shows.
Ingham co-starred in 16 plays with close friend Dame Judi Dench, while he also performed in 11 roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and had five leading roles on Broadway.
Barrie Ingham is survived by his wife Tarne, »
In the murky tangled world of non-canon Who and the Fan Fiction Multiverse there are both riches and horrors to be found. There are also lovingly re-created super-camp homages to hits of yesteryear, and few more lovingly devised than Star Trek Continues. This alternative take on the original 1960s Star Trek follows the voyages of...
- James Lomond
During its 50 year run on our television screens, the Doctor has taken us on many adventures to strange new planets, a few already known about, and some fantastic undiscovered new worlds. Fans have accompanied him to Mars (which put us off water for quite a while), wandered through parallel universes and finally got a first glimpse of his home planet Gallifrey.
Saying that having a time machine that can travel anywhere in space and time does not seem to stop the Doctor from traveling to London once in a while. Whether he finds himself in Elizabethan or modern day London, there seems to be an awful lot going on there. It’s not recommended visiting during the Christmas period, however. Besides Oxford Street being inundated with Christmas shoppers, many alien races do seem to find this a particularly attractive time to invade as well. It’s probably a good »
- Nina Van Herck
Ah, Doctor Who. After 51 years on our screens, it still possesses the power to leave us on the edge of our seats. Well, for those of uus who aren’t hiding behind the sofa, anyway. It’s not surprising, really, given that the format of the show allows it go anywhere and any when. The show isn’t constricted by time and space which means that, narratively speaking, quite literally anything can – and will – happen.
Just take the Master’s shock return as a woman at the end of the last series, for example (and you can bet that the renegade Time Lord will make more than just this one appearance on this list, too). Nobody could have predicted that Missy was a female incarnate of the Doctor’s formidable arch nemesis and it was proof that you don’t have to worry that the show is in danger of becoming stale and predictable. »
- Dan Butler
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