Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fan Made Doctor Who Opening Credits

Now this is how you do it!!

Doctor Who - Mastermind Review

Doctor Who:
By Jonathan Morris
Starring Geoffrey Beavers,
Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso

Every Five years a certain prisoner awakens in the vault.  It is up to two members of the US Army to interrogate the prisoner and that dubious job belongs to Captain Ruth Matheson and Warrant Officer Charlie Sato.  You see the prisoner is a very dangerous person who is kept in a vault that has a lot of safety measures like both eyes to open the door, they are only allowed to talk to the prisoner in 10 minute shifts and if one gets hypnotized the other pushes a panic button that will lock the pair in the prison until they are deemed safe.  All these measures might seem a tad bit extreme but this prisoner is extraordinarily dangerous as the prisoner is none other than the evil Time Lord The Master and he is itching to get free.

International Promotional Video Celebrating 50 Years of Doctor Who

Here is an international promotional video put out by BBC Worldwide to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.  Even though it is not the trailer that everyone has been waiting for but it is a pretty cool one even if it has subtitles on it.

Marvel Confirms Bradley Cooper As The Voice Of Rocket Raccoon

Marvel Comics announced in a press releasing the casting of Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon for The Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Now we just need confirmation of Vin Diesel as the voice of Rocket Raccoon's friend Groot the walking tree.  You can read the official press release below.

Rocket Raccoon has finally found his voice!

Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper has officially joined the cast of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," lending his voice to the fan-favorite raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) on their epic adventure.
Cooper has previously starred in "Silver Linings Playbook," for which he was nominated for an Oscar®, "Limitless," "Place Beyond the Pines" and the "Hangover" trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in "American Hustle" which will reunite him with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell. "Guardians of the Galaxy" will mark Cooper's first voiceover work.

In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy" will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more!

In addition to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Thor: The Dark World" on November 8; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on November 6, 2015.

Source: Marvel.Com

Friday, August 30, 2013

Westworld TV Series - by J.J. Abrams of course!

HBO and Bad Robot are teaming up to make a TV series based on the 1973 movie, Westworld, which starred Richard Benjamin, James Brolin and Yul Brynner.  The movie was about theme park with human like robots who run amok.  The movie had a sequel, Futureworld (1976) and very short lived TV series called Beyond Westworld in 1980.

Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest) will be writing the pilot.

The director and writer of Westworld was Michael Crichton who would later go on to write a book and movie about a theme park where dinosaurs run amok!!

Doctor Who Tenth Planet DVD Details

Classic Doctor Who has tweeted out a link to their site about the details for the extras on the Tenth Planet the final story to feature William Hartnell as The Doctor.  Here are the details for the first regeneration story.


The TARDIS brings the Doctor and his friends Ben and Polly to the South Pole in 1986. Their arrival coincides with the appearance of Earth’s forgotten twin planet Mondas and visitors from that world – emotionless beings called Cybermen. It’s up to the Doctor and his friends to stop these creatures before they convert Earth’s population into similar cyber creations – but the encounter will have a devastating effect on the Doctor…

Disc One Contents

  • Commentary with actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Christopher Matthews (Radar Technician), Earl Cameron (Williams), Alan White (Schultz), Donald Van Der Maaten (Cybermen Shav and Gern), Christopher Dunham (R/T Technician) and designer Peter Kindred. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • Frozen Out - Cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Earl Cameron and Reg Whitehead, designer Peter Kindred and vision mixer Shirley Coward.
  • Episode 4 VHS Reconstruction - The reconstruction of the missing fourth episode using audio, stills and surviving clips, which featured on the BBC Video VHS release of the story back in 2000.
  • Radio Times listings - Episode listings for The Tenth Planet from the BBC listings magazine Radio Times (DVD-ROM only – to be viewed on PC/Mac).
  • Production subtitles - Subtitles provide the viewer with cast details, script development and other information related to the production of The Tenth Planet.
  • Photo gallery - A selection of production, design and publicity photographs from this story.
  • Coming soon - An exclusive new trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.

Disc Two Contents

  • William Hartnell Interview - Shortly after leaving Doctor Who, star William Hartnell joined the 1966 Christmas pantomime tour of Puss in Boots. Interviewed in his dressing room for the BBC Bristol’s Points West programme, Hartnell talks frankly about Daleks, the merits of pantomime and his own thoughts on his future career in this extremely rare glimpse into the mind of the man who first brought the role of the Doctor to life…
  • Doctor Who Stories – Anneke Wills - Anneke Wills look back on her role as Polly in the series, in an interview recorded for the BBC’s Story of Doctor Who in 2003.
  • The Golden Age - Historian Dominic Sandbrook examines the myth of a ‘Golden Age’ of Doctor Who.
  • Boys! Boys! Boys! - Peter Purves, Frazer Hines and Mark Strickson reminisce about their time as companions to the First, Second and Fifth Doctors respectively.
  • Companion Piece - A psychologist, writers and some of the Doctor’s companions over the years examine what it means to be a Time Lord’s fellow traveller . With actors William Russell, Elisabeth Sladen, Louise Jameson, Nicola Bryant and Arthur Darvill, writers Nev Fountain and Joseph Lidster, and psychologist Dr Tomas Charmorro-Premuzic.
  • Blue Peter: Doctor Who's Tenth Anniversary - Two weeks before the show’s tenth anniversary, the Blue Peter team take a look back at Doctor Who’s history. Ironically, the strict preservation of Blue Peter’s history means that the clip of the first regeneration has been preserved, but the final episode of The Tenth Planet that it came from was never again seen after its use here.
Source: Doctor Who TV

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: The Doctor Who Magazine Comic Strip

Doctor Who:
The Doctor Who Magazine Comic Strip

Since 1979 one thing that has been consistent and that thing is the comic strip in Doctor Who Magazine.  While the magazine itself has changed over the years with constant makeovers to keep it fresh, especially during The Wilderness Years, the only changes the strip made was a new Doctor or artist or writer from time to time.  For the most part the comic strip has been a constant fixture in the magazine and I for one love reading it every month and I will touch on some of my favorites.

Marvel Casts James Spader As Ultron For The Avengers Sequel

Marvel Comics has sent out a press release stating that James Spader will be playing the robot villain Ultron in the Avengers Sequel the Age of Ultron.  Spader best known for his role in Boston Legal is the first official casting announcement for Joss Whedon's follow up film. Here is the official press release.

James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel’s "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking "Marvel’s The Avengers." The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015. 

Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on "Boston Legal" and "The Practice," and will return to television this fall in NBC’s highly anticipated series "The Blacklist." Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film "Lincoln" directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hansen, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone.  David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with "Marvel’s The Avengers" director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. "Marvel’s The Avengers" was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.

Spader is represented by ICM Partners and his lawyer Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.

Source: Marvel.Com

BBC Release Four New Atlantis Teasers

Atlantis premieres this Fall on BBC 1 taking the place of Merlin and so far these 10 second teasers haven't really done anything to get me all excited for it.

Fox Fall Preview For Sleepy Hollow

Here is a promo for a show that either can be really interesting or just plain stupid.  Will have to wait and see on this one.

Is JARVIS the villain in the Avengers sequel?

Rumors about the sequel (if you're not tired of that phrase yet, you will be long before "Age of Ultron" is released in early 2015). Give credit to Unleash The Fan Boy for some creative thinking, at the very least, and perhaps some insightful reporting. The site is attributing the news to unnamed sources at Disney. If true, it's a simple formula really: Trusted superhero sidekick (JARVIS) goes bad (becomes Ultron) and turns on his master (Tony Stark) and his friends. Now, about "Avengers III ..."

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Star Drunk

The following movie was written and acted by drunk people.

The spaceship effects are actually pretty good!!

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: The Wilderness Years

Doctor Who:
The Wilderness Years

Imagine 16 years without Doctor Who on television. Well there was that one day that we had the Paul McGann TV movie in 1996 but that was like a blip on the radar of a very huge universe exploration.  I know it is hard for the younger fans to understand what happened when the show went off the air to when it returned in 2005 but for us older fans that was a time of despair and want as we longed for our favorite show to return.  So we in essence spent the 30th and 40th anniversary years without an anniversary special and had to live through lots of rumors that became untrue fantasies of the shows return and that so called movie that never came to fruition.  If that wasn’t bad enough we had our hearts ripped out from Fox and the TV movie which did not produce a series.  So what did we, the old guard, do to keep us in a Doctor Who frame of mind?  Well this what we did for Doctor Who during a majority of those 16 years.

More or less there was nothing in 1990 except the fact that the show was not coming back and by the end of that year it was becoming apparent that Survival would be the last story of Doctor Who for a very long time but I and I’m sure many others didn’t think it would have lasted 16 years.  With Doctor Who Magazines excellent monthly comic strip to fill the void it just wasn’t enough as it was just a couple of pages and it only came out once a month. But things were about to get better in 91.

A New Preview and Poster For The Tomorrow People

Here is a new preview and poster for the CW's revision of The Tomorrow People.

Agents Of SHIELD New Promo

Yet another promo for Agents of Shield.  I'm sure there will be a more of them in the coming weeks.

Arrow Season 2 Promo Poster

Here is the first promo poster for season 2 of Arrow which returns to US screens on Wednesday October 9th.

Synopsis For Blakes 7 The Liberator Chronicles Vol 5

Here is the new Blakes 7 release featuring cast members from Series21 Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Sally Knyvette and Jacqueline Pearce.  The synopsis is below and you can order form the Big Finish website.

Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during Series 2.

Logic by Simon Guerrier
Starring Louise Jameson as Pol and Paul Darrow as Avon, Sally Knyvette as Jenna, Jacqueline Pearce as Servalan
Pol is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life on Earth. So why are the crew of the Liberator so interested in her?

Risk Management by Una McCormack
Starring Gareth Thomas as Blake and Sally Knyvette as Jenna
When Blake and Jenna go to the aid of the planet Sutskar, they become embroiled in deception and betrayal.

Three by James Goss
Starring Jacqueline Pearce as Servalan and Joseph Kloska as Cullen
The renowned journalist Cullen has the scoop of a lifetime - an interview with Supreme Commander Servalan herself. It will be the greatest mistake of his life.

Written By: Simon Guerrier, Una McCormack, James Goss
Directed By: Ken Bentley, Lisa Bowerman

Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Sally Knyvette, Jacqueline Pearce, Louise Jameson

New Comic Book Checklist for 8/28/13

Buffy: Angel & Faith 25
Captain Midnight 2
Crime Does Not Pay:THC: Archives 5
Hellboy: Itty Bitty Hellboy 1
King Conan: Hour Of the Dragon 4
Mass Effect: Foundation 2
Massive 15
Mind Mgmt 14
Number 13:TPB:
Star Wars: Legacy 6
Station To Station (One Shot)

All Star Western (2) 23
American Vampire: Anthology 1
Aquaman (7) 23
Batman (2) 21.2 (Second Print)
Batman: Catwoman (4) 23
Batman: Dark Knight (2) 23
Batman: Incorporated (2) Special 1
Batman/Superman 3
Collider 2
Fables:THC: Deluxe Edition 7
Flash (5) 23
Green Lantern: Larfleeze 3
Green Team: Teen Trillionaires 4
Hellblazer:TPB: 6-Bloodlines
Injustice: Gods Among Us 8
Justice League (5) 23
Justice League (5) 22.2 (Second Print)
Kirby:TPB: Omac One Man Army Corps
Lazarus 2.2 (Second Print)
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen:TPB: Omnibus
Legion Lost:TPB: 2-The Culling
Red Lanterns 23
Sandman:THC: Omnibus 1
Superman (3) 23
Superman: Adventures Of Superman 4
Superman:THC: 1-Absolute Superman/Batman
Sword Of Sorcery:TPB: 1-Amethyst
Talon 11
Talon:TPB: 1-Scourge Of The Owls
Teen Titans (9) 23
Tom Strong And The Planet Of Peril 2
Unwritten 52
Wake 1 (Directors Cut) 1

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blake's 7 by Microsoft - NOT TRUE

So the development hell continues for the Blake's 7 remake. Or they are just not ready for the reveal.  Or
someone else is doing it.

A statement by Microsoft Producer Kate Barnes -

"I think the rumours took on a lot of speed because sci-fi is obviously something at the heart of Xbox, but no, there's nothing to that."

Read more:

LI Who Adds "Dorium" Simon Fisher - Becker To Doctor Who Guest Lineup

I’m Old! I’m Fat! I’m Blue! I’m Coming To LI Who!

LI Who is happy to announce the addition of Simon Fisher-Becker to our guest lineup.

Simon is best known for his portrayal of Intergalactic Marketeer, Dorium Maldovar in the BBC’s hugely successful - Doctor Who.  Starring such episodes as The Pandorica Opens, Prequel to A Good Man Goes to War, A Good Man Goes to War, and The Wedding of River Song. All of which take place during the current Doctor Matt Smith’s era. Simon has also performed for the Big Finish line of Gallifrey audio series in Gallifrey V with Lalla Ward and Louise Jameson.

Simon is in the upcoming new comedy series for BBC- Puppy Love along with Jo Scanlon and Vikki Pepperdine, co-writers of ‘Getting On’. His past works include such films as Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in which he played The Fat Friar as well as Les Miserables and Beg!
His Theatre work includes: Exclusive, The Busybody, The Emperor of the Moon, An Inspector Calls, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and his one man play Hamlet: Tragedy of a Fat Man by Paddy Gormley.

As a writer Simon is currently working on ‘G N U’ a six part Comedy Drama set in the
world of Arts Theatres.  ‘My Dalek Has a Puncture’ is a light hearted account of Simon’s experiences leading up to being offered the role of ‘Dorium Maldovar’. Simon enjoys singing comedy songs from Gilbert & Sullivan to Cole Porter and Flanders & Swann.  He has a broad taste in music from Beethoven to BB King and is able to conduct a full symphony orchestra.

L.I. Who is Long Island and the Greater New York area’s Doctor Who Convention. It will be held on Long Island NY November 8,9,10, 2013.

Nissan Juke and Stormtroopers!!

Customize your own!!

Two New Thor: The Dark World Posters

Monday, August 26, 2013

The After - by Chris Carter

A new proposed series is going to pilot for writer, director Chris Carter.  The story, The After is about the moments right after an apocalypse and is being funded for Amazon.  Amazon  has recently been producing original programming including the Zombieland series.

Carter is best known for producing The X-Files and Millennium back in the 90's.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Paul McGann The 8th Doctor

The year is 1996 and Doctor Who is returning to TV, in what turned out to be a failed attempt, for the first time since the show was canceled back in 1989.  Even though it was seven years and we would have to wait another nine years for the show to return with a proper series.  So this little blip in the sixteen year gap known as The Wilderness Years we had one of the better actors to play The Doctor once on TV in Paul McGann.  Paul McGann was so good in the failed pilot that it was unfair to the fans that we did not get to see him as The Doctor but we did get the next best thing.

Promo For The Series Premiere Of The Tomorrow People

First Look At Divergent From The VMA's

Here is the first look of the movie Divergent which aired last night on MTV's VMA's last night.  Divergent will be out March 21st 2014.

Another Atlantis Teaser

Here is another really short blink and you'll miss it teaser for Atlantis which is coming this fall from the BBC.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bing Con 2013: Any rumors of the death of sci fi in Western Mass. have been greatly exaggerated

For the most part, we are going to let the pictures tell the story. Sunday's first Bing Con in Springfield, Mass., drew an extraordinary response from local sci fi fans. Here is a small sampling of the evidence.

Leaked Screencap For Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Here is a low res picture of a screencap of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary (hope it is not a fake) from the Edinburgh Festival. It even has a reflection of a fan in it also.  Hopefully the trailer will be released soon.
Source: Life, Doctor Who & Combom

New Serenity Comic Book Teased By Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse Comics has a new promo campaign that has to do with a new Firefly comic book and is asking for fans to follow the #WheresSerenity? hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram over the next few months for news on the new comic book and products.

New Agents Of SHIELD Promo "The New World"

Really looking forward to this show more than any new show this Fall. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Justice League of America Now Justice League of Canada

The Justice League of America will be changing addresses and countries next spring due to the fall out of Trinity War and Forever Evil.  The announcement will be made today at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto which is one of the best conventions in North America.  Writer Jeff Lemire explains.

“As a result of that,(Trinity War + Forever Evil) without spoiling any of that story, there will be major changes in the Justice Leagues and in the spring, the current Justice League of America team goes through a dramatic change and some of the pieces that are left behind will evolve into this new Justice League Canada team.”
Jeff Lemire plans to have an A list team with some obscure heroes also plus introducing us to a brand new super heroe who is Canadian which makes sense since the book is based in Ontario. 

Source: CBR

Steven Moffat Drops Hints On Matt Smith's Final Doctor Who

Steven Moffat has dropped some hints about Matt Smith's last story.  The last adventure for the 11th Doctor will be at Christmas as far as we know. Here is his comment.

“The special ties up stuff from all corners of Matt’s tenure – there are things I set in motion in Matt’s very first episode that I’m paying off now… It’s been a long game, but most of the questions that people ask will be answered… One of the horrors of regeneration is that a certain amount of his persona alters entirely. His appetites and his enthusiasms will change. And that’s sort of what I’m writing about now in Matt’s last episode, the fact that he’s terribly aware that he’s about to be rewritten. And it’s frightening.”
Source: io9

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: K-9 and Company - A Girls Best Friend

K – 9 and Company:
A Girls Best Friend
By Terrance Dudley

Sarah Jane was looking forward to a quiet Christmas in which she could write her book but it wasn’t to be.  When she arrives in the town of Moreton Harwood her Aunt Lavinia is missing and she has to pick up her Aunts ward Brendan at the train station.  Waiting for Sarah Jane at her Aunt’s house is a large box addressed to her.  She opens it up and there appears to be a robotic dog inside. 

The robotic dog introduces himself as K – 9 Mark 3 and is a present to Sarah Jane from The Doctor.  Then there is a noise and the pair go and investigate the cause of the noise.  Brendan gets attacked by two guys and K-9 stuns one and purses the other resulting in the other one to run off in fear.  Sarah Jane heads to the police to fill a report but in the meantime Brendan gets himself caught and is in the predicament of being sacrificed by the cult of Hecate who liked to chant there name around the alter.  So it is up to Sarah Jane and K –9 to save Brendan and to stop the Cult of Hecate from causing havoc in Moreton Harwood.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ben Affleck is the new Batman

"Pssst, Ben! That's the wrong costume."
Ben Affleck will don the cowl again. Instead of suiting up for a "Daredevil" sequel, though, he'll be Batman.

Affleck has been cast as The Dark Knight/Bruce Wayne for Zack Snyder's unnamed sequel to "Man of Steel," which will finally pair DC's two most iconic heroes on the big screen.

The announcement came Thursday from Greg Silverman, prresident of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, president of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Henry Cavill will return with the Big S on his chest for the film. "Man of Steel" so far has brought in more than $650 million worldwide. Also returning for the Bats/Supes team-up are Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

"We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some," Silverman said in a statement. "His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character."

"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman," Snyder added. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can't wait to work with him."

"We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.' remarkable legacy with the character of Batman," Kroll said. "He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes."

The film is being written by David S. Goyer from a story he created with Snyder.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: The Infinite Quest


Doctor Who: 
The Infinite Quest 
By Alan Barnes

The Doctor and Martha are tricked into finding the four data chips that hold the secret to the ship The Infinite.  The robotic bird Caw gives The Doctor and Martha the first chip and also tells them that Baltazar has escaped from prison and is hunting for them also.   As the TARDIS dematerializes it is revealed that Baltazar was standing behind it listening to the whole thing and asks Caw if the homing signal is operational.  He said he it is and it is in the pin he gave Martha.

The quest sends The Doctor and Martha to the planet Boukon where oil barons are sucking up the last of the oil and pirates are stealing it and selling it for their own gain.  Then they head to the planet Myarr where the humans and the insect race are at war against each other and finally to the planet of Volag – Noc which is one of the coldest planets in the universe and home to one of the biggest prisons. 

Baltazar confronts them on the planet Volag – Noc and forces The Doctor to cooperate by finding out where the Infinite is by using the TARDIS. After The Doctor puts the coordinates in Baltazar knocks The Doctor out and leaves him on Volag – Noc.  The Doctor now must save Martha and prevent Baltazar from getting his heart’s desire and using the Infinite to take over the Universe.

Is A New Star Trek Series On The Horizon? William Shatner and Michael Dorn Hope So.

I came across two interesting articles on talking about a possibility of a new Star Trek TV series.  Do not get your hopes ups as I don't really see anything coming out of this but with the 50th Anniversary coming in 2016 it is a more realistic possibility that there would be a new movie for the 50th than a TV show but it would be cool if the show came back and it is time for it to return.

The first article is about William Shatner rallying for a new series saying it is time for it to return.  His claim is that he wants the show to come back to help inspire  the science side of it and plus it is time with the new movies out and everything.

“You know, I think you’re right. Because, JJ Abrams has found the key to getting a large audience into the movie theater, and that’s the ride. So you get a lot of the CGI effects, which is the epic movie making aspect of today, whereas in Cecile B. Demille’s time, you had to use real people. Now you don’t need to use real people and you can have infinity for God’s sake.
 That’s in order to get you into the theater, because the majesty of the movie is shown by the large screen. But when you get into the small screen, you need stories… entertaining, interesting, vital stories that have a philosophy and also have an excitement about them, so that the viewer stays with it, but recieves the philosophy as a byproduct. Those were the best of Star Trek, those kinds of stories. And that kind of thing, there is always room for that. That kind of imaginative approach that stirs young people into wanting to be connected with science.”

The second one is about a Worf series in which he would be a Captain of his own ship and Michael Dorn has a script already and has already  made a pitch to Paramount.

 “Last year there was interest and I talked to a couple producers and we actually had pitch meeting with Paramount and CBS. Business things got in the way in terms of the JJ Abrams movie coming out and CBS/Paramount and their relationship with JJ Abrams. I don’t think they wanted to step on his toes by putting a new series on, but it’s not dead yet. I’ve finished the script and hopefully someone will take a look at this and say ‘we can do this.’
It is very interesting that Star Trek is starting to make news of a comeback and I believe it is the right time for it as science fiction has become popular at this moment and with Doctor Who enjoying success since it has returned and the fact the Star Trek movies have garnered interest in the franchise again I believe it is just a matter of time for someone to take a chance on a new series for Star Trek.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Abe - Sci-Fi Short

This short is going to be made into a feature length film.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Dreamland

Doctor Who: 
By Phil Ford

The Doctor has arrived in Dry Springs Nevada in the year of 1958 eleven years after a UFO had crashed landed in that part of the USA.   He enters a diner looking to have some chili when he is met by a waitress named Cassie and her friend Jimmy.  While going on about chili and everything else about 1958 America The Doctor spots something that Cassie says is just junk her mother thought would be an interest to tourists. 

The Doctor notices that it isn’t junk and goes ahead and activates it with his sonic screwdriver when all of a sudden men in black appear in the diner and ask for the artifact.  The three escape the men in black by running out the back of the diner and leaving in Jimmy’s truck.  Jimmy explains to The Doctor that something has been killing his cattle and he thinks it is aliens. The Doctor is intrigued and they head over to look.  Jimmy shows The Doctor the footprint and it is indeed alien.  They are soon encountering a Viperox that is about to destroy them.  They are saved by the military which takes them to Area 51 or Dreamland as The Doctor knows it by.  The Doctor is not all that comfortable with Colonal Stark and the whole mind erasing thing and the alien tech that is all over the place.  He is right as Colonial Stark is working with the Lord Azlok and the Viperox who The Doctor finds out is planning to use the Earth for their own means.

Video For J.J. Abrams New Mystery Project

It is simply titled stranger and so far it is a mystery as to what it will be.  Not sure if it is for a movie or TV show but it does seem strange. I guess we will find out soon enough.

New Promo For The Tomorrow People

Beautiful Short - Beyond

I love these types of sci-fi shorts.

Comic Book New Releases For 8/21/13

  • Blood Brothers 2
  • BPRD: Hell On Earth (Part 1) 110
  • Buffy: Willow Wonderland:TPB:
  • Conan (7): The Barbarian 19
  • Conan:TPB: Savage Sword Of Conan 14
  • Creepy Comics 13
  • Dark Horse Presents 27
  • Dragon Age:THC: 3-Until We Sle
  • Dream Thief 4
  • Lobster Johnson: Scent Of Lotus 2
  • Nexus:TPB: Omnibus 3
  • Sacrifice:THC:
  • Star Wars: Dark Times: Spark Remains 2
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 5
  • Star Wars:TPB: Omnibus: Knights Of the Old Repbulic
  • Strain: The Fall 2
  • 100 Bullets: Brother Lono 3
  • Animal Man (2) 23
  • Batman 66: 2
  • Batman and Robin (2) 23
  • Batman Beyond: Universe 1
  • Batman: Birds of Prey (7) 23
  • Batwoman (2) 23
  • Captain Atom:TPB: 2-Genesis
  • DC Universe Presents:TPB: 2-Vandal Savage
  • Fables 132
  • Green Arrow: Arrow 10
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians 23
  • Green Lantern:TPB: Sector 2814: 2
  • He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe (2) 5
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Second Print) 5.2
  • Justice League (5) Directors Cut: Trinity War 1 1
  • Justice League Dark 23
  • Justice League Of America: Vibe 7
  • Legion of Super-Heroes (7) 23
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws 23
  • Supergirl (6) 23
  • Superman: Unchained 3
  • Trinity Of Sin: Pandora 3
  • Wonder Woman (4) 23
  • World Of Warcraft:THC: Bloodsworn

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 Movie Review (Some Spoilers)

Review by Ken Parker

I really enjoyed the first Kick-Ass movie mostly for it's originality and its messages about being a superhero and being a good person... or at least stand for good. Elements of humor, action and drama were mixed beautifully in one of the biggest surprises for me at the theater in 2010. I have since watched the film numerous times and hoped the sequel would continue the story and capture at least some of what the first one was.

Did it??

Some mild spoilers

Standby for Action as Anderson Entertainment’s first Gerry Anderson convention is Go!

The event promises to deliver an “Exclusively Anderson” experience, celebrating the life and legacy of British television's most celebrated Science Fiction producer, and creator of telefantasy classics including Thunderbirds, Space 1999, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet, UFO and Stingray.

AnderCon 2014 will be taking place on the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April, 2014, at the Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London.

There will be guest appearances from many of the stars of some of his most celebrated shows across the weekend, including from Space 1999 Zienia Merton, Prentis Hancock & Pam Rose, Space Precinct’s David Quilter & Richard James and Thunderbirds David Graham, Matt Zimmerman & Shane Rimmer, Liz Morgan from the original Captain Scarlet and the wonderful Denise Bryer, who played the evil Zelda in Terrahawks.

The event also aims to bring to life the creativity and ingenuity of those early studio days through displays of production drawings together with recreations of actual sets used in the filming of classic shows such as Thunderbirds and Stingray, including; Brains Laboratory, an explosive Refinery, the Rolling Road beloved of many an action sequence, and Stingray’s “underwater” tank, complete with fish alongside some of the surviving full sized vehicles that appeared in Anderson’s productions. Production personnel attending currently includes Mike Trim, Steve Begg, Kevin Davies, Crispin Merrell, Terry Adlam, Des Saunders, Phil Ford, and from the very beginning, Gerry’s original business partner at AP Films, Arthur Provis.

In addition to props and models used in the actual filming of Anderson’s shows, there will be an impressive display of reproduction props and models courtesy of fan collectors and prop builders. The restored Strakers Car from UFO will also be unveiled at the event.

More information on the event can be found on the events website – with additional guests and event attractions to be announced in the coming months.

As Terrahawk’s Dr “Tiger” Ninestein once said, “Expect the unexpected!”

© Anderson Entertainment 2013

Donations for me to go will be gladly accepted...... just kidding.

Damian Wayne Returns In Damian Son Of Batman

Don't get your hopes up Damian Wayne Robin fans it isn't a resurrection in a regular continuity book it is an alternate reality mini series by Andy Kubert.  The basis of this 4 issue mini series is Batman 666 which takes place 15 years from now with Damian as Batman.  Should be an interesting series as Batman 666 was a pretty good alternate reality story.  You can read the full story and interview at the link below.

Source: Newsarama

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. By @ThePlanetHarris

Doctor Who
Dalek Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
By Terry Nation
Reviewed By Steven Harris

Released on 5th August 1966, a year after Dr. Who and the Daleks, this sequel is probably slightly superior to the first Regal Films production yet fared less well at the box office. Again based on a Terry Nation storyline which had already appeared on television in the canonical world of Doctor Who, Milton Subotsky’s screenplay was also worked on by David Whitaker who, like Nation, had himself written several Hartnell era stories for the show. Gordon Flemyng was again directing and musical lessons had possibly been learnt from the first film as the incidental music is less frantic and supports the action more successfully although there is still a tendency towards the twee rather than truly dramatic instrumental interludes.

Peter Cushing returns as Dr. Who, the human clever clogs who has built the Tardis. Roberta Tovey is back playing Susan but her older sister is nowhere to be seen. Instead a niece of the Dr. is on board, Louise(Jill Curzon). Joining them, after a failed attempt at foiling a robbery from a jewellery, is Bernard Cribbins as Special Constable Tom Campbell. Yes, Bernard Cribbins who would stamp himself all over the revived TV show between 2007-10 as Wilfred Mott, grandfather of Donna Noble.

Promo Pics For The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Cast Interviews For The CW's The Tomorrow People

Here are a couple of interviews with the CW's Tomorrow People stars Madeleine Mantock and Luke Mitchell.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Peter Capaldi Is The Cover Boy For Doctor Who Magazine 464

Well here is the cover to Doctor Who Magazine 464 with the New Doctor Peter Capaldi

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Doctor Who and The Daleks By @ThePlanetHarris

Doctor Who:
Doctor Who and The Daleks
1965 Movie
By Terry Nation
Reviewed By Steven Harris

In late August of 1965 Regal Films International released a movie based on Terry Nation’s BBC Doctor Who storyline, The Daleks, which had initially been screened eighteen months earlier. The screenplay, adapted by Milton Subotsky but remaining reasonably faithful to the original Nation script, showed an entirely new crew for the Tardis zipping off across time and space to encounter the already iconic metallic pepper-pots from Skaro.

In much the same way that the 1967 version of Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again (1983) are not considered to be part of the James Bond canon, director Gordon Flemyng’s forays into Dr. Who movies are not incorporated into the history of the BBC television show or the character of the Doctor himself. Whether the BBC had designs on a theatrical release of their hugely successful science-fiction show, as some suggest, or not is irrelevant: Terry Nation had created the Daleks and was perfectly within his rights to wish to exploit the concept on the big screen. Some deal must have been done, however, to allow Regal Films, a company more known for budget horror nonsense, to use the Doctor’s name and the acronym TARDIS (the ship is still a familiar blue police box which presumably was not copyrightable at that time, even though the BBC did copyright the image once such devices were no longer being manufactured or used by the British constabulary).