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TV Daredevil to be a Local Hero

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel’s team behind the new Daredevil TV show, set to premiere on Netflix in 2015, have confirmed some key details. “The Avengers are here to save the universe and Daredevil is here to save the neighbourhood,” TV head Jeph Loeb explained, confirming that the show will stick to the Hell’s Kitchen … Continue reading

Matt Smith’s Lost River going straight to video in US

Lost River, the movie previously known as How to Catch a Monster, is not going to get a cinema release in the US, according to a report at Variety. The movie, written and directed by Ryan Gosling, was the reason Doctor Who star Matt Smith shaved his head before filming his farewell appearance as the Time … Continue reading

RIP Space Patrol’s Roberta Leigh

Space Patrol creator Roberta Leigh has died, aged 87. The children’s novelist and puppet show creator worked with Gerry and Sylvia Anderson on some of her early productions, including The Adventures of Twizzle and Torchy the Battery Boy. She is otherwise best known to genre fans for her 1962  series Space Patrol (renamed Planet Patrol … Continue reading

Roberto Orci neither writing nor directing Star Trek XIII

It has been confirmed that Roberto Orci, one of the prime movers behind the reboot of the Star Trek universe in the 2009 film, will no longer be either writing or directing the thirteenth movie in the series, out in July 2016. Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin has been brought in to direct … Continue reading

Jenna Coleman confirmed for Doctor Who Series 9

Following the events of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, broadcast worldwide on Christmas Day, Jenna Coleman will be back in the TARDIS for a further complete series of adventures alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. The end of the episode revealed that the first story of the new series will be called The Magician’s Apprentice. Coleman said that “It’s … Continue reading

Thunderbirds Are Go! teased in time for Christmas (video)

A very short teaser trailer for the new Thunderbirds Are Go TV series has been released just in time for Christmas. The twenty-second trailer gives us a look at one of the new Thunderbird craft, which is notably different from its predecessors both in the original puppet show and in the feature film from a … Continue reading

Kim Dickens to star in Walking Dead spin-off

Kim Dickens has been cast as the female lead in the new Walking Dead spin-off, according to a report at Deadline. The Gone Girl and Sons of Anarchy star will play a guidance counsellor, who is in a relationship with Cliff Curtis’ divorced teacher; she has two teenage children played by Frank Dillane and Alycia … Continue reading

RIP director Joseph Sargent

Joseph Sargent, the Emmy award winning director who helmed one of the most important Star Trek episodes, has died aged 89. Sargent initially began studying as an actor after service in World War II, before turning his hand to directing. His credits include Star Trek’s The Corbomite Maneuver, for which he is credited with giving … Continue reading

Fast & Furious’ Justin Lin set to helm next Star Trek (updated)

After considerable debate over who would succeed J.J. Abrams in the director’s chair for the thirteenth Star Trek movie – the third of the reboot series – it has now been confirmed that Fast & Furious 6’s Justin Lin will be helming the film. Lin is credited with reviving the fortunes of the street-racing franchise, … Continue reading

Your chance to write for Abaddon Books!

Abaddon Books are holding another subs month early in 2015 and they’re looking for new writers to join the team. According to a post by editor David Thomas Moore, these can either be for “one of our existing worlds, particularly The Afterblight Chronicles, Tomes of the Dead, Weird Space or Gods & Monsters” or “more … Continue reading