Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Mini-Review

I would never waste my own money on a Michael Bay film, but was curious when I learned that my nephew was attending a late show last night. We had the following exchange via Twitter:

Kyle: "At Transformers 3 in 3d ..."

Me: "Is it as bad as everyone says?"

Kyle: "eh, its a typical michael bay: good visual/sound, special effects, action, etc, but lame plot, shallow characters, drags on."

Me: "Not exactly an endorsement."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Three Musketeers Trailer

This movie looks like it could be fun to watch as long as you forget the book that it is loosley based on.  It is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the guy who does the Resident Evil films, so there will be a lot of action in it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fright Night Poster Featuring David Tennant

I found this over at Life,Doctor Who, & Combom and I'm sure we will be seeing it at the movie theatres soon enough.

"Alpha" Preview, Review - Get Your "Heroes" Fix

If you're still longing for the departed "Heroes," you might find your humans-with-special-abilities fix in the upcoming SyFy series "Alphas." For some of you - ahem! - older readers, throw in a touch of "Mission Impossible," too.

Alphas is a team of five people with a variety of the aforementioned abilities. Bill Harken (Malik Yoba), for example, can control his adrenalin; he can summon super-strength for short periods of time. Nina Theroux (Laura Mennell) can control the actions of other people through her power of suggestion. And so on.

The Knights Are On Twitter!!!!

Another Step into the 21st Century as the Knights are know on Twitter.  You can now be updated when the Blog Site is updated or get news before we post it on the blog.  Plus you can get updates of going ons at any convention we might be at.  So if you are on Twitter follow us at @The_Knights87 or simply click on the link at the sidebar.

Immortals - Movie Trailer

This comes out 11-11-11 and looks familiar and yet exciting.

Brave - Pixar's Next Movie

This is not until next summer.

Apollo 18 Trailer

This looks interesting!!! Comes out September 2

Monday, June 27, 2011

UK Transmission Times For Torchwood: Miracle Day

I found this over on Life, Doctor Who, & Combom.  It appears people living in the UK will be getting to see Torchwood: Miracle Day on Thursdays at 9PM.  But you get it a week later starting on the 14th of July.

Wizard World Philly 2011 Convention Review

On Saturday the 18th of June Harvey The Pooka, Dr10who and myself Dr5who made our way down the 95 corridor to the city of Philadelphia to partake in the grand tradition of going to conventions and proceeded to wait in long lines and spend to much money on stuff we probably do not need.  Believe it

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series of the Decade - 2000-2009

The following series of articles includes my personal top ten Sci-fi TV series within each of the past few decades. I will start with the latest decade and go all the way back to the 60's

The past decade certainly has had some really good Sci-Fi and fantasy TV series.

Space Announces Broadcast Times For Torchwood: Miracle Day

Canadian fans of Torchwood your wait is over for the airing of Torchwood: Miracle Day.  It appears you just have to wait one more day after after the USA transmission to watch Torchwood.  While Starz in the US will air Torchwood: Miracle Day at 10PM on Friday July Space will air it the next say on Saturday July 9 at 9PM.  Still no word on when the BBC will air Torchwood for our friends across the pond.  Hopefully the British Torchwood fans will have an answer soon.  You can read the official Space announcement here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Captain America - The First Avenger

What has gotten my attention of late?  Well, right now on the radar for me is Captain America, The First Avenger!!

Torchwood: Miracle Day First Seven Episodes Synopses (Possible Spoilers)

Starz has released a short episode description of the first seven episodes.  Apparently episodes eight, nine, and ten are being held in secret as to not ruin the ending.  The synopses from the Starz Torchwood website is as follows.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Torchwood Web of Lies Details

The BBC have released information in a press release about Torchwood: Web of Lies.  Apparently you can get it through ITunes through a special app.  You can purchase the episodes in groups of 3 for 0.99 or all 10 episodes for $2.99.  Torchwood: Web of Lies stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Eliza Dushku.  You can read all the details in the press release here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How Come Wonder Woman Doesn't Get Any Love?

She is one of the more recognizable super hero's in the world and yet during this era of comic book movies she has yet to show up.  Why is that?  Even the attempts to get her another show on television has failed.  Since her debut in All Star Comics way back in December of 1941 Wonder Woman has had a presence in the newsstands and comic book shops ever since.   But there is no movie or plans to even make one.  Yes there has been the stuff that came out in the mid 70's like that horrible Cathy Lee

Marvel Comics Kills Off Spider- Man Today

That is the Ultimate Universe Spider - Man kicks the bucket.  So fans of the regular continuity your Amazing Spider - Man is safe for now.  So if your interested go to your local comic book shop and pick up Ultimate Spider - Man # 160 and if you see something else that peaks your interest pick that up also you might actually like it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vampire Diaries & Supernatural Fall Premiere Dates

CW has released its fall premiere dates and times

New Green Lantern Cartoon to Debut this Fall on the Cartoon Network

From the people who gave us Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited now give us a Green Lantern animated series. So if you haven't gotten enough Green Lantern with the recent movie then this fall you will get your fill.

New Trailer For Puss In Boots

While the Summer Movie season is in full swing the Christmas Season movies look pretty promising with the Muppets and now we have Puss in Boots for those who are fans of the Shrek movies.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Holy Dr. Who! Matt Smith plays Batman!

Matt Smith donned the famous cape and cowl over the weekend to play the World's Greatest Detective. Smith was participating in 24 Hour Plays (the scripts are written the night before, giving the actors just a single day to rehearse) in Santa Monica, Calif.

According to The Telegraph:
At the start of his play - called Gotham Autopsy - Smith was covered in a sheet in a mortuary before he came to life as a confused Batman. Comedian and Don't Mess With Zohan star Nick Swardson starred as Robin. Also in his play was Kick Ass star Lyndsy Fonseca and fellow Brit Saffron Burrows. Half-way through the 20-minute skit Smith dropped his fake American accent and became a cockney to huge laughs from the audience.

No Shat: The Original Captain Kirk Will NOT Be in the Next Star Trek Movie

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and William Shatner.
William Shatner told an audience over the weekend that he does not expect to have a role in the next Star Trek movie. Responding to a question from the audience at the Calgary Expo in Calgary, Canada, Shatner was blunt, according to a report at

I’ve become an acquaintance of (director) J.J. (Abrams) of late…But, I’m afraid no, no I will not be in Star Trek 2.
Instead, Shatner told fans that his "final farewell" to the role he made famous on television and in the movies will be his participation in the upcoming "The Captains" documentary.

Of course, Captain Kirk already died in the movies and came back, so ... 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Green Lantern Movie Review (Spoilers)

After watching countless trailers and TV spots the Green Lantern movie is finally here.  As I headed to the theater to watch an early showing of it I was wondering if it was worthy of the hype that accompanied it.  As most fans of the Green Lantern comic book would like a movie that is true to the

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Muppets Movie Trailer

Here is a new trailer for the Muppets Movie that is coming out in November. You actually get a felling what this film will be about.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WTF! No Full Series of Doctor Who for 2012

According to an article on Life, Doctor Who & Combom there apparently won't be a full series of Doctor Who in 2012.  I find that to be a pretty crappy move after confirming a couple weeks ago that there would be.  You can read the full articles here at the website of Life, Doctor Who & Combom.

Frontios and Time and The Rani Out Today On DVD in USA & Canada

Out today two more Doctor Who stories out on DVD. First we have the Peter Davison story Frontios. Then we have Sylvestor McCoys forgettable debut story Time and the Rani.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Animated Movie Review

To get everyone in the mood for the big Green Lantern movie that is coming out this week DC Comics and Warner Entertainment released Green Lantern: Emerald Knights a direct to video animated movie.  This movie is centered on 5 stories told by Hal Jordan to new recruit

Super 8 Movie Review (Spoilers)

Do you remember the movies that came out in the 80's that were fun to watch.  I'm talking about movies in the vein of the Goonies.   Well if you enjoyed watching the Goonies back in 1985 then you

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Super 8 Movie Review (Mild Spoilers)

Remember those hot summers in the 70's and 80's when you went to the movies and experienced the magic of alien contact and innocent fun? Well, prepare to go back in time with Super 8.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Captain America TV Spot With Cap and Red Skull Interaction

There are 3 movies that are must see for me this Summer Movie Season and after Green Lantern and Harry Potter 7 part 2  Captain America is a definite must see for me.  Lucky for me Disney World has one of the best movie theatres in the USA.   Yes that's right I'll be at Disney and have this movie in my vacation itinerary.

Super 8 Opens Today

The much hyped Super 8 by J.J. Abrams opens today.  It will be interesting to see if this movie lives up to a 1 year build up.   Remember this trailer from a year ago.  Lets hope it won't be disappointing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Doctor Who Renewed for 2012

Over at the Doctor Who News Page it is being reported that Doctor Who will be returning for 14 episodes.  The first of the 14 will be the 2011 Christmas special while the other 13 will make up Series 7.  No word on how Series 7 will be aired if they continue with the format they are in now or like past series show all 13 in a row.  It has also been confirmed that Matt Smith will be in all 14.  No word on who the companion or companions will be.
You can read the full article here at The Doctor Who News Page.

Monday, June 6, 2011

"Lets Kill Something" First Look of David Tennant in Fright Night

Here's the first look of former 10th Doctor David Tennant in the remake of Fright Night.

X-Men: First Class Movie Review (Spoilers)

Now I'll confess that I do not know diddly squat about X-Men or their history but I do know a little to get by.  I more or less know who the major players are and did read the comic sparingly in the 80's but that is it.  So going to see this movie I had my doubts as the last X-Men movie was a clear disappointment and the Wolverine movie was decent but nothing to write home about.  So what did I

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review (Spoilers)

Being a fan of the last 3 Pirates movie most notably the first one which is one of my all time favorite movies to watch due to it's fun nature and action sequences mainly of the sword fighting kind.  The other two kind of got a little bit more into magic and mysticism.  Some parts just of the next two got a bit bizarre but were pretty good once they got going.  Mainly with the 3rd one.  So going into the 4th

Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War Review (Spoilers Sweety)

Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War
By Steven Moffat

The series six mid way point is here and the big revelation is here and judging by the response on the Internet this story will go down as one of the big ones.  But should it. Was A Good Man Goes To War a great episode or will it be mainly viewed in the eyes of the fans as one of the greatest stories ever due to the fact that we find out who River Song really is.  The clues are all there in this episode as

A Good Man Goes To War - Doctor Who Review

Here we have the mid season finale and finally we will see the set-up for the remainder of the season starting this fall.  We have the usual "everything but the kitchen sink" type episode but can Steven Moffat salvage a good story out of it?

Major Spoiler Warning - You have to experience this first hand by watching it.  Everything will be ruined if you watch it knowing what was going to happen.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Watch A Good Man Goes To War

For those who do not want to wait till next weeks BBC America's transmission of A Good Man  Goes To War then I suggest you follow the link to Life, Doctor Who & Combom's site to watch it.  You should really do yourself a favor and do it as it's going to be spoiled for you before next Saturday.

Doctor Who Returns In The Autumn Teaser Trailer

Found this over at Life, Doctor Who & Combom a little tease of what will be coming in the Fall. It's not much, but boy speculation will be brewing.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Did Karen Gillan Let It Slip That She Is Leaving Doctor Who?

In an interview with magazine What's On TV she makes mention of what her future plans will be.  What she says is pretty interesting.

TV Icon James Arness Passes Away

James Arness, who played Marshall Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke", one of TV's most iconic and longest running series has died at age 88.

James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke"

James Arness was well known to sci-fi fans as the titular monster character in Howard Hawks' "The Thing from Another World" and the 1950's sci-fi cult classic "Them"

"The Thing From Another World"

Read more on James Arness' remarkable career.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's Official: Eliza Dushku To Star In Animated Torchwood

According to Entertainment Weekly's website Eliza Dushku will be lending her voice to a Torchwood animated motion comic.  It will be called Torchwood: Web of Lies and will consist of ten 3 minute episodes.  You can read the full articlle here at EW.COM.

X-Men First Class Out Friday

The second of four super hero movies comes out this Friday.  Lets hope that this movie doesn't suck and that those involved with making it did their homework.

DC Comics Reboots It's Universe

DC Comics has made the big announcement that all of their titles will be starting over with a new number 1.  It appears this reboot will come this September and will be the result of what happens in Flashpoint # 5 that comes out in August.  I have mixed feelings about this as it seems like a stupid idea that you would see Marvel Comics do.  But I will keep an open mind and wait and see what happen.  You can read the whole article here at the Newsarama website.