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David Warner and Liam Cunningham for Who series 7

Veteran genre actor David Warner and Outcasts/Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham will be appearing in Mark Gatiss’ story for Doctor Who‘s seventh season, currently filming. According to the new Doctor Who Magazine, the episode will be a historical tale, with Gatiss noting that “the fact that the adventure is set where it is, is … Continue reading

Primeval’s Ruth Bradley joins Paul McGann’s Doctor Who

Primeval star Ruth Bradley – whose new movie Grabbers was shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last week – has been cast as the new companion for Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor for the Dark Eyes boxset, out later this year. Set after the catastrophic events of To the Death, which saw the Doctor part … Continue reading

Friedkin strongly denies Exorcist TV series

Although there were multiple reports around the internet last month that a TV series based on William Friedkin’s 1973 film The Exorcist was in development, the director himself has told Digital Spy that they are not true. “It’s not happening,” he said. “It’s a load of bollocks… It would be ludicrous. It would be just … Continue reading

BBC reveal Dalek title and new premiere date

The BBC has officially announced the title for the opening episode of series seven of Doctor Who, which will see Matt Smith encounter the Daleks once more. Asylum of the Daleks will now be premiered at the BFI Southbank on August 14 at 6 p.m., rather than at the Edinburgh International Television Festival as first … Continue reading

Jeff Pinkner leaves Fringe

Joint Fringe showrunner Jeff Pinkner won’t be seeing the show through its final 13 episodes, it was announced on June 19th. According to a statement from co-creator J.J. Abrams, “We’re so excited to begin work on a fifth season of Fringe and to be able to deliver the 13 final episodes to our passionate and devoted fans. … Continue reading

RIP Caroline John 1940-2012

Caroline John, who played the Third Doctor’s first companion, Liz Shaw, has died aged 72. The news of her passing was confirmed on Twitter today by the official BBC Doctor Who feed: “It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Caroline John who played companion Liz Shaw in 1970. She passed away on … Continue reading

SF, Fantasy and Horror Line-Up at Edinburgh’s Reinvigorated International Film Festival

Kicking off this Wednesday, the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival features a host of brand new science fiction, horror and fantasy films in its ‘Night Moves’ strand, and elsewhere in the festival programme. Over the next two weeks, Sci-Fi Bulletin will be posting reviews of each of these movies, so make sure to check our … Continue reading

New footage in Beauty & The Beast trailer (video)

The CW has released a three-minute trailer for their revamp of the classic 1980s series Beauty and the Beast, which is due to start airing later this year. According to the official description, homicide detective Catherine Chandler (Kristine Kreuk) is a strong, confident, capable police officer. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that … Continue reading

Doctor Who theme plays at Olympic Opening Ceremony (updated)

According to reports in today’s British newspapers, Ron Grainer’s Doctor Who theme will be one of four television themes played as part of the Olympic opening ceremony. Although The Mail on Sunday unsurprisingly leads the story focusing ire on the choice of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax and the Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen, … Continue reading

HBO apologise for beheading Bush on Game of Thrones

HBO has issued an apology after a prosthetic head of former US president George W. Bush turned up in Game of Thrones’ first season. The scenes in episode 10 were commented on by the executive producers on the DVD: “The last head on the left is George Bush,” the pair say. “George Bush’s head appears in … Continue reading