6 items from 2011
Unless you're a fan of Warehouse 13, which starts its third season on Syfy this coming Thursday, August 4th with The New Guy, the summer lull continues through the next seven days, with an absence of brand new shows on the schedules.
That leaves only series that are midstream, such as Torchwood: Miracle Day, which nears its halfway mark between ten episodes on Thursday August 4th as well, with episode 4, Escape To La on BBC1 at 9:00pm. You can follow our coverage of the show here.
Also on BBC1, the repeat of the final episode of Sherlock's first series, The Great Game airs on Wednesday, August 3rd at 8:30, if you want a refresher before the second series launches this autumn. We have a few details »
Many production teams drip-feed news about casting - often as a means of keeping their film on the public radar - and it seems The Dark Knight Rises is no exception.
We've just learned of another actor who is part of Chris Nolan's closely-guarded Batman movie, which is now shooting and is set for release on July 20, 2012.
Judge did not disclose who he is playing but he has a distinctive look, build and voice, which could point towards a noteworthy role. Fans have been speculating that he may have been cast as Ubu, the musclebound henchman and bodyguard of archvillain Ra's al Ghul, and this seems a plausible option.
- David Bentley
Batman-News spotted a Tweet from actor, Christopher Judge in which he revealed his involvement in 'The Dark Knight Rises.' From his official Twitter account, he Tweeted: "I can finally confirm: I have been cast in 'The Dark Knight Rises'." He didn't accompany the announcement with whom he will be playing in the film. A veteran of both live-action and animation, he has had roles in such television shows as 'MacGyver,' 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' 'Action Man,' 'Andromeda,' 'X-Men: Evolution,' 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Stargate Sg-1,' and 'Stargate: Atlantis.' Not quite as established in film,. Judge has appeared in 'Out of Line,' 'Snow Dogs,' 'Stargate: The Ark of Truth,' 'Stargate: Continuum,' and 'Dead Space: Aftermath.' The teaser trailer for 'The Dark Knight Rises' »
A Vancouver institution is coming to an end. After almost two decades of being filmed at Bridge Studios, the Stargate franchise has finally been declared dead in its current form.
The announcement was made by Brad Wright, co-creator and co-executive producer of Stargate Sg-1, Stargate Atlantis and Sgu: Stargate Universe. Wright broke the bad news at Creation Entertainment's Official Stargate Convention in Vancouver this weekend.
"It was a great ride and I felt really good about [Sgu] and about Stargate in general," Wright is quoted on GateWorld as saying. "When something's been a part of your life for 15 years, it kind of takes you over."
The Stargate television series were spin-offs of the 1994 theatrical science fiction film, Stargate, directed by Roland Emmerich. The most recent series, Stargate Universe, was effectively canceled before Christmas when Syfy made it known that they would not be ordering a third season.
Stargate Universe had a »
The Killing and Wonders Of The Universe come to an end, Frank Skinner's Opinionated returns, there's the big Clone Wars finale, and Bored To Death comes to the UK. Plus: movies!
Returning for a second series is Frank Skinner's Opinionated, airing tonight, Friday, March 25th at 10:00pm on BBC2. We enjoyed the first series, which saw two guest comedians per week join Frank on couches in front of studio audiences to discuss the week's goings-on. Another sofa set of episodes is certainly welcome in our front rooms.
Then, three series wrap up this week. The first was a brief, but enjoyable four episodes of Wonders Of The Universe, which concludes on Sunday, March 27th at 9:00pm on BBC2 with, Messengers. We have reviews of the series here, and hope to have the finale covered soon.
The other departing show had many more parts, twenty, in fact, to tell »
For those who wouldn't mind another twist to their old, wrung out horror stories, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a tale fast approaching two centuries' worth of retellings, gets a fresh treatment on Saturday, March 19th on BBC3 in Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds. The programme, co-starring Lacey Turner, who recently guest-starred in a pivotal role as Lia in the third season of Being Human, also features David Harewood and Andrew Gower in a dramatic, modern-day musical event performed and broadcast live at 8:00pm.
Another Being Human connection follows on Sunday, March 20th at 9:00pm, when BBC3 will broadcast the entirety of the web episodes and finale of the spin-off, Becoming Human. Craig Roberts, currently starring in Richard Ayoade's 5-star film, Submarine, which we reviewed here, »
6 items from 2011
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