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OFFICIAL: Tennant & Piper CONFIRMED for Who’s 50th!

David Tennant and Billie Piper are returning to Doctor Who for this November’s 50th anniversary special episode, the BBC have confirmed. They’ll star alongside current Doctor Matt Smith and his new companion actress Jenna-Louise Coleman. Also guest-starring in the episode is Alien actor and Merlin voice-over star John Hurt. In the new issue of Doctor … Continue reading

Netflix picks up JMS/Wachowski’s Sense8

Netflix Instant will air ten episodes of the new sci-fi TV series Sense8 starting in late 2014, created by The Matrix‘s Andy and Lana Wachowski and Babylon 5‘s J. Michael Straczynski. Sense8 is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” that incorporates Wachowskis’ storytelling style. “Andy and Lana Wachowski and … Continue reading

Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson & Sarah Parish head to Atlantis

The BBC has announced the cast for its new version of the Atlantis myth, coming from the creators of the recent highly successful reinvention of Merlin. Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson and Sarah Parish are joined by Jemima Rooper, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart and Jack Donnelly for the show which begins filming next month in Wales and … Continue reading

Don’t miss our recent interviews!

We’ve been catching up with some of the great and good from the worlds of SF and fantasy over the past few weeks, so if you’ve not yet read them, don’t miss: Michael Marshall Smith – author of We Are Here and The Straw Men – talking about his new book, TV adaptations, what makes … Continue reading

Matt Smith confirms he’s committed to Doctor Who into 2014

In an interview in the new Radio Times, Doctor Who star Matt Smith has confirmed categorically that he is committed to Doctor Who for the next year – taking him through the recording of series eight – and that he is taking the show on a year by year basis. There have been rumours that … Continue reading

BFI’s Who season goes to ballot

Following the overwhelming success of their Doctor Who at 50 season, the BFI has decided to make future events, beginning with next month’s 5th Doctor story The Caves of Androzani, subject to a ballot. Champions will get two chances at tickets (either one or two), while Members will get one. This is to ensure that … Continue reading

John Barrowman confirms his status on Who’s 50th anniversary

In a tweet earlier today, John Barrowman – alias Captain Jack Harkness – confirmed the situation regarding his often-repeated plea to be involved with the special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, which is currently being filmed for broadcast, hopefully on November 23rd this year. There has been considerable debate regarding who will actually be … Continue reading

New trailer and prequel for Doctor Who series 7b

With only a week to go until the start of the second half of series 7, the publicity machine is gearing up, with former Doctor Who cast members appearing on an edition of Pointless Celebrities, and the release of a new prequel by Steven Moffat as well as a new trailer. The prequel, set some … Continue reading

RIP Rick Hautala

New England horror writer Rick Hautala has died, aged 64. The winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Horror Writers Association in 2011 died from a heart attack on March 21. With over thirty books published – some co-written with Christopher Golden – and more than sixty short stories, Hautala was … Continue reading

Interactive cover revealed for Stephen King’s Shining sequel

Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to his seminal horror tale The Shining, is heading our way in September, and Hodder & Stoughton are launching the cover in style. The full interactive version can be seen at the book’s Facebook page According to the press release from Hodder: King says he wanted to know what happened … Continue reading