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Life of Bryan as Singer joins Fuller’s Munsters reboot

X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer will executive produce and direct the pilot of Bryan Fuller’s reboot of The Munsters for NBC. According to the report at Deadline, Singer has monitored the project, and has now signed up to helm the opening hour. In addition to his feature film work, he also directed the … Continue reading

Doctor Who Christmas special times confirmed

As expected, the BBC has confirmed that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will once again be broadcast on both sides of the Atlantic on Christmas Day itself. The BBC One and BBC One HD transmission of The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe will be at 7 p.m., while BBC America will air it at … Continue reading

Star Trek sequel confirmed for May 2013

Paramount Pictures have moved their sequel to the 2009 Star Trek movie to May 17, 2013, and have announced that it will be shot and released in 3D. J.J. Abrams will once again helm the adventures of Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, from a script by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. … Continue reading

Fringe’s Kreisberg seeks Syfy glory for Booster Gold

Fringe writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg is penning an adaptation of the DC character Booster Gold for Syfy as a potential one hour show. The character was created by Dan Jurgens in 1986 as a failed sports star from the 25th Century who travelled back in time to become a superhero, with an emphasis on the fame … Continue reading

Area 51: The TV Series?

Gale Ann Hurd, whose work in the genre stretches back to the original Terminator film in 1984, is developing a new series about the mysterious US Air Force base at Area 51 in Nevada. Based on Annie Jacobsen’s controversial book Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top  Secret Military Base, the new hour-long series will be … Continue reading

RIP Pern creator Anne McCaffrey

Writer Anne McCaffrey has died at her home in Ireland. The 85 year old author suffered a stroke on November 21, her publishers, Del Rey and Random House, announced. Born in 1926, McCaffrey published her first novel, Restoree, in 1967 “as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s-f novels in … Continue reading

NBC gives Grimm full season order

While its stablemate Chuck languishes in the ratings for its final season, new genre series Grimm has impressed bosses at NBC to the extent that they’ve given it a full season order a mere three weeks after the first episode aired. “We are very pleased to be making a full-season commitment for Grimm,” NBC chairman … Continue reading

John Neville, Terry Gilliam’s Baron Munchausen, dies aged 86

John Neville, who had a long and distinguished career before achieving fame with genre fans as Baron Munchausen in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy adventure, has succumbed to Alzheimers at the age of 86. The British born actor moved to Canada in 1972, and held numerous theatrical posts, including artistic director of the Stratford Festival of Canada … Continue reading

Soderbergh abandons UNCLE

Steven Soderbergh’s long-gestating adaptation of the 1960s hit series The Man From UNCLE seems to have come to the end of the road, according to reports emerging today. According to Deadline, Soderbergh has “dropped out of the project because he and Warner Bros couldn’t agree on budget,” although George Clooney’s decision not to take on … Continue reading

Doctor Who Christmas Special details revealed (video)

As part of the BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal, a trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special was aired, with a special introduction by Matt Smith in character as the Doctor, auctioning off a set of his clothes on behalf of the charity. The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe is expected to air … Continue reading