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6th & 7th Doctors join River Song’s 2017 adventures

Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are the latest Doctors to encounter the force of nature that is River Song in Big Finish’s next box set of adventures featuring the character created by Steven Moffat, to be released next year. From the space exploration vessel Saturnius – which is heading to a destination that never gets … Continue reading

Mad Max roars to Oscar triumph

Mad Max: Fury Road made an impact at the 2016 Academy Awards, walking away with the highest number of trophies on the night. The reboot of the post-apocalyptic series garnered 10 nominations and won for six of them: Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, and … Continue reading

Nicholas Meyer joins new Star Trek TV show

Nicholas Meyer, whose even-numbered Star Trek films are regarded as amongst the best of the series, has joined the team working on the new Star Trek TV show. “Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war … Continue reading

SNP Leader Sturgeon discovers The Kraken Wakes

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is going to play a vital role in Val McDermid’s adaptation of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes for Radio 4 later this year. The two-part version sees Tamsin Greig and Paul Higgins as reporters Phyllis and Mike Watson, at the heart of an invasion by aliens who cause sea levels … Continue reading

Stephen King’s The Mist lands at Spike TV

Spike has given a pilot order to Dimension Television’s new version of The Mist, Stephen King’s novella about a small town covered by a small mist within which lurk monsters. “We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King’s enthralling novella to a compelling series … Continue reading

Watch Daredevil and Elektra in the series 2 trailer (video)

Marvel and Netflix have released the second part of the trailer for the new season of Daredevil, focusing on Elektra, the breakdown of Matt’s relationship with his friends and allies, and the revelation/confirmation of the new enemy that Daredevil, Elektra and the Punisher will be facing. Charlie Cox, Elodie Yung and Jon Bernthal star. Daredevil … Continue reading

R-rated Batman v Superman on the way

According to a post at, an Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be released with an R rating. Warner Bros. seem set to capitalise on the success of Fox’s R-rated Deadpool with a new edition that will allow the violence of the fight between the two superheroes to … Continue reading

DeKnight replaces Del Toro on Pacific Rim 2

Pacific Rim 2 is finally going ahead – but with Steven S. DeKnight in the director’s chair rather than Guillermo del Toro. Daredevil supremo DeKnight will be making his feature debut with the sequel for Legendary Pictures, which will be based on a script by Jon Spaihts from the characters created by del Toro and … Continue reading

The CW casts leads for Frequency and Transylvania

The CW’s reboot of Frequency and its new monster show Transylvania both feature female leads, who have now been cast with genre veterans. The Tomorrow People, FlashForward and The Flash star Peyton List will be playing Raimy in the gender-swapped Frequency. According to the report at Deadline, Raimy is “a female police detective in 2016 … Continue reading

RIP Avenger Jon Rollason

Jon Rollason, who appeared opposite Patrick Macnee in early episodes of The Avengers, has died aged 84. Rollason stepped in to play Dr. Martin King in three stories in the second season of The Avengers, after Ian Hendry’s Dr David Keel departed the show and the series was in a period of flux before Honor … Continue reading