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Doctor Who’s Ice Warriors get animated too! (video)

As well as an animated reconstruction of the final episode of The Tenth Planet, 2 Entertain has commissioned an animated version of the two missing episodes of the Patrick Troughton serial, The Ice Warriors. The style will be different from The Reign of Terror/The Tenth Planet, as the work is being done by Qurios studios. “We’ve … Continue reading

CW moves O’Bannon’s Cult

In a move that doesn’t bode well for the future of the show, the CW has moved Rockne S. O’Bannon’s series Cult from its Tuesday night slot to Fridays at 9 p.m., and intend running repeats of Beauty and the Beast in its place. Cult debuted to weak ratings last week, and didn’t improve on … Continue reading

RIP Dalek designer Raymond Cusick

Raymond Cusick, who gave the Daleks their distinctive iconic design which has remained pretty constant throughout Doctor Who’s fifty year history, died on February 21st, aged 84. As a BBC employee at the time the Daleks were created in 1963, Cusick did not receive anything more than his standard salary for the work translating Terry … Continue reading

Primeval New World cancelled

The Primeval TV saga has hit another hiatus, as Canadian channel Space has failed to commission the spin-off Primeval New World for a new season. Low ratings were the cause of the show’s demise. The series aired its final episode in Canada this week; British viewers have six more to go. “Unfortunately, the audience growth … Continue reading

The Tenth Planet gets animated for Who’s 50th anniversary

One of the most critical missing episodes from Doctor Who’s history is to be animated for its release on DVD later this year. Episode 4 of The Tenth Planet no longer exists in the BBC Archive, although there are some clips from it which were used as part of a reconstruction on the VHS release … Continue reading

Harrison Ford signs for Star Wars: Episode VII?

According to a report on The Latino Review (via FoxNews Latino), Star Wars: Episode VII—the first of the new movies under the Disney banner—has signed its first actor, and in a big surprise the first signing is none other than Harrison Ford, Han Solo himself. Ford has had a mixed relationship with Star Wars over … Continue reading

Early pickups for Supernatural, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries

The CW has given an early nod to new seasons of its hit series Supernatural, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries. “We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit Arrow and fan favorite Supernatural on Wednesday night, and the continued success … Continue reading

Merlin team head to Atlantis for new BBC series

Merlin may have vanished from the Saturday night schedules, but a time of myth and magic hasn’t vanished altogether. The BBC has commissioned a thirteen-episode series Atlantis from Howard Overman, produced by ‘the two Js’, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy. “The city of Atlantis is a mysterious, ancient place; a world of bull leaping, of … Continue reading

3D Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors return

The BBC has announced that the special episode of Doctor Who that will be broadcast to mark the show’s 50th anniversary this November will be made and broadcast in 3D. “It’s about time,” head writer Steven Moffat noted. “Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole … Continue reading

BBC’s Being Human cancelled

The fifth series of Being Human will be the last, it has been confirmed today. The final six episodes are currently airing on BBC Three. Rob Pursey, the show’s executive producer, Touchpaper says: “Working on Being Human has been a truly great experience. From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic … Continue reading