Don’t expect any Star Trek TV until after big-screen sequel opens

No TV Star Trek until the movie sequel comes outBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

We’ve been waiting ever since Enterprise went off the air in 2005 for another Star Trek TV series, and it looks like we could get it courtesy of Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and X-Men director Bryan Singer. Not so fast, though. Fuller warns that while he’s still aiming for a Trek TV revival, J.J. Abrams’ work comes first.

Fuller’s been mighty busy in the TV world lately, working on both the Silence of the Lambs spinoff Hannibal and the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane for NBC. But he hasn’t forgotten about Star Trek. Far from it. It’s just that when it comes to Trek, it’s all still in the hands of Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams. Continue reading

Joss Whedon says that Giles-centric Buffy spinoff ain’t dead yet

Giles spinoff still in the worksBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

There’s been so much Avengers this and Cabin in the Woods that lately that it’s easy to forget how many other potential projects Joss Whedon is still juggling. There’s that cool web series he wants to do with Warren Ellis, the inevitable return of Dr. Horrible , and then there’s that long-dormant Buffy spinoff starring everyone’s favorite badass librarian.

Whedon’s been talking about a spinoff starring Buffy’s mentor and teacher Rupert Giles (played by Anthony Stewart Head) since back in 2001. The project would be called Ripper—a nickname taken from Giles’ early days as an occultist bad boy—and would focus on Giles alone in England, struggling with loneliness and getting into ghostly adventures. Continue reading

Steven Moffat : Why Doctor Who without a companion would depress me

The Doctor needs companions, dosn't he??By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com

Doctor Who has always been about the companions. Yes, it’s also about that old man from Gallifrey travelling through Time and Space on many an adventure in his beloved TARDIS, but the audience always saw the storylines through the eyes of the men and women (and aliens and robot dogs) who shared in the adventure with the Doctor.

Still, did Steven Moffat, the current Doctor Who showrunner, ever even think about leaving the Doctor (Matt Smith) simply companionless for a stint after Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville) say their sad, final goodbyes to that crazy Mad Man in the Big Blue Box in the upcoming season? Continue reading