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RIP Babylon 5’s Michael O’Hare

Michael O’Hare, who played Commander Sinclair in the first year of Babylon 5, passed away on September 28, aged 60. The news was broken by B5 creator J. Michael Straczynski via Patricia Tallman: “I regret that I must convey the sad news that Michael O’Hare passed away today. He suffered a heart attack on Sunday … Continue reading

Impossible release full Primeval: New World trailer (video)

The first proper footage from Primeval continuation series New World is here and features the new team battling against various creatures, as well as introducing some of the plotlines that will characterise the first season of the show. It also includes scenes with Andrew Lee-Potts reprising his role of Connor from the original TV show, … Continue reading

Jackson Doctor Who ep one stage closer?

According to a report in New Zealand paper The Waikato Times, the likelihood of an episode of Doctor Who helmed by Peter Jackson, as discussed here, may be higher than first thought – if he’s willing to work for a lower fee than usual! Luther writer Neil Cross, based in Wellington, who is penning a Doctor Who episode for … Continue reading

Emmy wins for Jessica Lange and Buffy’s Danny Strong

Genre shows weren’t well rewarded at the Emmys, held on September 23, but Jessica Lange received Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series for her role as Constance Langdon in American Horror Story. Former Buffy star Danny Strong – who played Jonathan for six of the show’s seven seasons – won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing … Continue reading

Del Toro’s The Strain comes to TV

Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse will be running the TV version of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy The Strain for FX. The books were originally intended as a TV pitch, and del Toro envisages the series as a close-ended run, with between three and five seasons used to tell the tale (elements of … Continue reading

Starbuck to play Amy Pond’s mother in Oculus

Katee Sackhoff, still best known to genre fans for her role as Starbuck on the revamped Battlestar Galactica, has signed up for Oculus, the horror film which will see Karen Gillan in her first major role after departing Doctor Who in next week’s The Angels Take Manhattan. According to the report at Deadline, Sackhoff will … Continue reading

Peter Jackson wants to direct Doctor Who!

Following a comment by current Doctor Who star Matt Smith (seen right in The Angels Take Manhattan), Peter Jackson—director of the two Tolkien trilogies based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit—has expressed his interest in directing an episode of BBC TV’s Doctor Who. Smith, interviewed by New Zealand newspaper The Waikato Times, … Continue reading

New Hobbit trailer released (video)

To celebrate Tolkien Week, a new trailer for An Unexpected Journey, the first of the now-three part adaptation of The Hobbit has been released and can be seen by clicking here or below. The film, which opens December 14, stars Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage and … Continue reading

“Very excited” Amanda Tapping joins Supernatural

Stargate and Sanctuary star Amanda Tapping has signed up for a recurring role on the eighth season of Supernatural. The accomplished actress, whose directorial work will be seen on Primeval: New World later this year, told her fans on Twitter that she was “very excited” about the news. According to TV Line who broke the … Continue reading

Godzilla returns in 3D May 2014

The latest American big budget version of Godzilla will be stomping our way in 3D on May 14, 2014, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have announced, marking the 60th anniversary of the monster’s first appearance on the silver screen. Monsters’ Gareth Edwards is directing the script by David Callaham (The Expendables films), David S. Goyer … Continue reading