The time has almost come and it seems the wait for The Doctor’s return has been longer than ever! Although the 50th anniversary of the franchise doesn’t officially begin until later this year, Steven Moffat and company have already promised that the second half of the season will be one for the ages! Join Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, along with guests Robert Bowen (assistant director of the Dragon*Con Brit Track) and ESO contributor Mark Bousquet, as they voice their anticipation for the things to come. Clara Oswin, Ice Warriors, and Cybermen! Oh my!
We’re back with another awesome Episode of the T-From the F-to the A! First, we tackle the Dragon*Con Boycott Controversy, then we’ll review Life of Pi, we’ll give you the scoop on a major plot point in Transformers 4, plus tell you about the worst horror movie in history getting it’s own video game! We’re going to review not one but two episodes of the Walking Dead, we’ll tell you who we think should be recast as Han Solo in the new Star Wars flicks plus we have MAJOR Doctor Who Series 7 spoilers, whether Clara is a one season companion, the latest on Adventures of Time and Space and give you a Doctor Who Legacy Redux of the Tenth Planet!
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Fresh off our invasion of Earth Station One – we’re back on the underwater continent with prisoners! Mike Faber, creator of Earth Station One, joins us for an interview during our Transmissions Received segment. We also review Disney/Pixar’s new hit animated movie, Brave.
Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan has reached 30 years. We talk about our favorite moments in Khan and discuss the original crew movie franchise in general.
We do an autopsy on Sanctuary, we put Eureka in hospice and we lament the decline of Sci-Fi Channel since it became SYFY.
We asked the questions – Why did John Carter fail and Why do you hate Walking Dead’s little Huck Finn, Carl?
News of the weird gives us another example of the oncoming Zombie Apocalypse while letting you know that we may also have an Alien and Vampire Apocalypses as well!
More after the jump!
Ever since the BBC hit it out of the park with its awesome, modern-day reimagining of Sherlock, the classic detective has become a much hotter property on the small screen. The folks at CBS have been trying to get in on the action for a while now, and developed their own Holmes reimagining Elementary in the meantime. So did the U.S. edition of Sherlock Holmes make the schedule?
Why yes, it’s Elementary, my dear Watson: CBS has decided to pick up the modern-day detective series for a season order. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as a lady-version of Watson, with Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect) signed on in a recurring role. Continue reading
For purveyors of online video communities like Youtube and Blip, there’s often nothing more frustrating than having to sit through a 30 second ad just to watch a 2 minute video. So what if for every second of advert you have to watch, a second of the video you actually want to watch is edited away to make room?
Sound like a terrible idea? Not to PBS. US audiences who sat down eagerly last week to watch the imported second series of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock were disappointed to find that the 90 minute episode A Scandal In Belgravia had been cut down to 82 minutes in order to allow for the necessary “words from our sponsors”. Continue reading
It probably didn’t take too much to guess which story would form the basis of the next episode of Sherlock. The last chapter saw Holmes fake his death, and the next one will see him return, and that all points to an adaptation of The Adventure of the Empty House, the story wherein Conan Doyle gave his explanation of what went down. Continue reading
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
The BBC’s in-house magazine Ariel recently went from online to print, but luckily it’s now open to people outside of Auntie’s club, and we can all have a snoop.
This morning they published a key quote from Beryl Vertue, producer of Sherlock, on the occasion of her address to the Nations and Regions Media conference in Salford. While she couldn’t yet give any kind of schedule for the next series hitting our screens, she did at least reveal when it will be filming. Continue reading
I’m not usually one to post rumors, but this is too good to pass up!
Benedict Cumberbatch is rumoured to be starring in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode as the Time Lord’s arch rival, The Master.
Despite The Doctor’s deadly foe having appeared in the show in various guises since 1971, this will be the first time Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Time Lord will come to blows with his biggest enemy as the BBC One sci-fi drama prepares to mark half a century since it first hit screens next year. Continue reading