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O’Bannon pays tribute to Farscape’s Hardy

Farscape‘s Jonathan Hardy, the voice of Rygel, has died at the age of 71. Hardy voiced the Jim Henson-created Muppet-style alien character of Rygel XVI in all four seasons of Farscape and the TV mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. The New Zealand-born actor (Farscape was shot in Australia and drew heavily on local acting talent) was nominated for … Continue reading

More Bond clues in Skyfall international trailer (video)

The newly released international trailer for Skyfall, the 23rd Bond movie, offers some new clues about the storyline and action in Daniel Craig’s third outing as James Bond including the introduction of the new Q as well as scenes featuring all the key cast. It is released in the UK on October 26 and the US November 9.

Licence Extended: Big Finish take Doctor Who to 2015!

Doctor Who audio producers Big Finish have negotiated an extension of their current licence to produce Doctor Who tie-in audio drama through to December 2015. ‘I’m so excited that we can continue our voyages with the Doctor for at least another three years,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, ‘and so pleased that AudioGO and the … Continue reading

The Hobbit to be a trilogy! (updated)

Following much rumour and speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is to become a trilogy of films rather than just two movies as previously planned. Filming recently wrapped on what was to have been a two-film version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s novel set before his epic three book sequence The … Continue reading

Win a copy of Mission: Impossible 1988!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to watch the first season of the 1988 revival of Mission: Impossible. Long before Ethan Hunt joined the IMF, when Jim Phelps really was one of the good guys… Read our review here, and then to win one of our three competition copies, … Continue reading

Fringe, Apes and Super 8 triumph at Saturns

Rise of the Planet of the Apes and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 both scored three trophies at the annual Saturn Awards, given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which were presented last night, while Fringe took home two in the television categories. Apes was hailed as the Best SF Film, with Andy … Continue reading

RIP Doctor Who companion Mary Tamm

Mary Tamm, who played the first incarnation of Time Lady Romana opposite Tom Baker in Doctor Who, has died aged 62. According to the report at BBC News, she had fought a long battle with cancer, and died in hospital in London. As well as appearing in Doctor Who during the Key to Time season, … Continue reading

Bond director Martin Campbell to revive Blake’s 7!

According to an exclusive report at Deadline, GoldenEye and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell is reinvigorating another classic British brand, working on a reboot of Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7. Heroes and CSI writer Joe Polaski is penning the reimagining, which Campbell will direct. Independent studio Georgeville Television, founded by Motion Picture Capital, will produce the … Continue reading

Orci & Kurtzman sell Sleepy Hollow update to Fox

Len Wiseman has been tapped as director on Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s new version of the classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. According to Deadline, the pilot follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and … Continue reading

Spielberg wants Thor for Robopocalypse

According to a report at Deadline today, Steven Spielberg is eyeing Thor star Chris Hemsworth for the lead in his movie version of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, which is set to open in April 2014. The novel, about a robot uprising and the many different ways in which humanity deals with it, has been adapted … Continue reading