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RIP Trumpton creator Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray, whose creations Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley, formed a key part of many genre fans’ childhood, has died at the age of 96. Murray formed an independent production company after working for the BBC, creating Camberwick Green in 1966, Trumpton a year later and Chigley in 1969. Only 13 episodes were made of … Continue reading

Netflix get Lost in Space

The long-gestating reboot of the classic TV series Lost in Space has arrived at Netflix with a ten-episode order. Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018. Taking cues from the original series, … Continue reading

Preacher gets second season pickup

Thirteen more episodes of AMC’s Preacher are heading our way in 2017, the channel has confirmed. The show, which airs in the UK on Amazon, is scoring well with the key 18-49 demographic, although there have been multiple comments on its pacing. “Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans … Continue reading

Strength in Unity for Star Trek Beyond trailer 3

“Let’s make a noise!” Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk says in the third trailer for Star Trek Beyond, just released by Paramount. There’s plenty of new action footage in the trailer, but not much sense of the themes of the movie beyond the repeated comments from Kirk about his father. It features the song Sledgehammer … Continue reading

Red Dwarf XI hits Dave this September

The new series of Red Dwarf will be aired on UKTV channel Dave starting in September. The eleventh series of the sci-fi comedy reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) along with a host of guest stars for a brand new series recorded in … Continue reading

Saturn Awards feel the Force

The Force Awakens was the big winner at the 42nd Saturn Awards held on June 22nd. The seventh Star Wars movie won eight awards including Best SF Film and Best Actor (Harrison Ford). Outlander, Supergirl and Hannibal all received recognition in the TV categories. FILM AWARDS Best Science Fiction Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best … Continue reading

Star Trek 2017 details confirmed (updated)

Speaking to Collider at the Saturn Awards on June 22nd, new Star Trek showrunner Bryan Fuller confirmed some details on the new series, launching in January. The first series will comprise 13 episodes, and will form one story, which “ties in so many elements of Star Trek that I think people will be really excited … Continue reading

CBS & Paramount release Star Trek fan film guidelines

In the wake of the legal action against Axanar, CBS and Paramount Pictures have released guidelines for those wishing to make Star Trek fan films. “The heart of these fan films has always been about expressing one’s love and passion for Star Trek. They have been about fan creativity and sharing unique stories with other fans to show … Continue reading

Galactica’s Helfer is Lucifer’s mother!

From number 6 to 666 – Battlestar Galactica star Tricia Helfer has been cast as Lucifer’s mother in the second season of the Fox show. The official description of “Charlotte” says: “Trapped in Hell for thousands of years by God (her ex-husband), the Mother of Angels is now free on Earth. Once reunited with Lucifer, … Continue reading

President Lynda Carter for Supergirl

After much speculation, the CW has confirmed that former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter will be returning to the DC small screen universe, playing the President on the new season of Supergirl. Carter is set to appear in multiple episodes and will first appear in the third episode of the show’s second season, which begins on … Continue reading