Welcome again dear readers!
It’s been a week for the impossible and improbable, given that the writer is thinking it’s time for a hair cut. It has been over 18 months since his last one after all... Just a trim mind you, nothing fancy but enough so he doesn’t keep catching it between his back and his desk chair. His hair it’s a long standing source of pride for the writer, given it’s length and the compliments it gets. There's not many people who's hair he's jealous of, though Metallica’s Robert Trujillo is pretty high up on the list!
We start this week with the first full trailer for The Hunger Games
Eve Myles feel’s it would be inappropriate to cross over
with Doctor Who
, given the show’s adult themes while former Who
companion Freema Agyeman is more than willing
to return to the show. Given the way her last appearance on the show ended I’d assume she’d be calling for the writer’s head on a pike like I was…
Game of Thrones
star Peter Dinklage recently said he didn’t like fantasy novels, owing to the treatment of Dwarves
in them, Russell Tovey has left Being Human UK
, Carrie Fisher has returned fire
at William Shatner over his comments about Star Wars
and while word of a Lego movie
should make me happy, it’ll be part animated and part live action. Harrumph.
If ‘somehow you’ve always known’ then what sort of relatives do you have lady? Wait, don’t answer that!
There’s some phenomenal Muppets/Lord of the Rings
cross over fan art, sequels are seemingly already planned for The Hunger Games
and Man of Steel
and the movie of Ender’s Game
has it’s Ender
. Clear winner of the strangest thing we’ve seen this week is a trailer for the film 2016
, a micro budget production from Ghana that seems to combine Alien
, The Terminator
with a massive dose of ‘What the hell did I just see?’. If someone can get me a copy I’ll make it worth your while… *winks*
There’s been big news among Doctor Who
fans, with word Harry Potter
director David Yates is planning a movie
, saying it will ‘need a radical transformation’ and ‘won’t be connected to the television show’. Yeah, that sounds like a fine plan… It’s been denied
by parts of the BBC, current Who supremo Steven Moffat has spoken out
on Twitter, while Simon Pegg has commented very forcefully
on who should play the Doctor.
Speaking of that: if you say Johnny Depp should play the Doctor, I say you should die alone in a windowless cell
. I think Depp is a fine actor but I’ve had it with people saying he’s perfect for every single role that comes along. More importantly, the Doctor is British (OK, Gallifreyan, but work with me here) and should remain so, no matter how many extra bums on seats a foreign actor could bring in.
I’d make a ‘pull my finger’ joke but that’d be lazy wouldn’t it?
Comic writer Frank Miller has made a rather odd statement condemning the Occupy Wall Street
movement, for which the men in the white coats will hopefully come to take him away, a trailer for the television show Yamato 2199
had me singing the original’s theme (DON’T JUDGE ME!) and there’s details of a shelved Alan Moore project that would have destroyed the DC universe
. Oh, like that doesn’t happen every other week…
Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica
remake will follow the original series
, which has me torn – I have a lot of love for his work thanks to the first two X:Men
films but A: the last time he rebooted a franchise (Superman Returns
) it didn’t work so well and B: the original Battlestar
, really? There’s the hope he’ll use the basic idea and put his own slant on it, but I still want Starbuck to be a gay Latino to see Dirk Benedict’s head explode again
. Still, if it fall’s over he won’t be scratching around for something to do - there’s rumour he and Leonardo DiCaprio are working on a Six Million Dollar Man revival
From the ‘Why can’t I buy one now?’ files comes a home-made TARDIS fridge
, there’s the finale to the Dragon Age: Redemption web series
, concept art for the now cancelled Crow remake
and some adorable video of how Jason Segel and Kermit the Frog persuaded Amy Adams to appear in The Muppets
. Lucasfilm have registered some odd domain names
(It’s all a bit secret squirrel if you ask me), X:Men
writer Chris Claremont has donated his archives
to Columbia University and there’s a shiny new trailer for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Blu-Ray release
There’s the first part of a fantastic making of documentary
about Raiders of the Lost Ark
, Marvel have confirmed their new TV show AKA Jessica Jones
will take place in the same world as the Marvel films and there’s the first glimpses of both the Doctor Who Christmas Special
and the bonus scenes
on the season 6 DVD’s.
There’s a trailer for UK comedy Pulp
and righteous footage of Michael J Fox playing Johnny Be Goode
at a Parkinson’s Disease benefit. Sadly the video doesn’t show the second Fox sneaking around the lighting rig. Animal rights group PETA have continued their reputation for being utter nutters
by attacking Super Mario
for his raccoon headgear, but later claimed it was a joke
to draw attention. Ah, you wacky folks…
Apology time! The story we reported last week about Harlan Ellison winning his lawsuit against In Time
? It’s not true and you can blame Wikipedia
for it! The lawsuit is still alive, we repeat, still alive. We fact check as much as we can, but we’re a one man operation. Moving right along, have you ever wanted to be Doctor Who’s
brand manager? Well, the job’s open!
Shooting has wrapped
on The Dark Knight Rises
, a trailer for The Hobbit
is said to be due in December
and the Star Trek
sequel has been delayed till 2013
. In the name of Blackboard, HURRY UP!
Batman wishes he was half as awesome as Lemmy!
AMC have greenlit a pilot for a UFO series
(AC/DC had better be on the soundtrack…) with David Eick (Battlestar Galactica
) executive producing, NBC are working on a drama called Beautiful People
, about families of service robots who begin to wake up (Did anyone else think Kryten when they heard that?) and the stream of remakes has continued, with The Munsters
next on the line.
There’s the first trailer for the other Snow White picture, titled Mirror Mirror
(Foul – I didn’t see a single goatee!), one for Pixar’s latest, Brave
(A shining example of how I want any daughters of mine to behave) and something good has come from sparkly vampires, with Twilight themed Muppets posters
Lastly, comedian Peter Kay regrets appearing
in the Doctor Who
episode Love and Monsters
. I regret watching it, so I guess we’re even.
Quote of the Week:
The Doctor: (about what is in the Pandorica)
There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
How did it end up in there?
You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River: (to Amy)
I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him
Doctor Who – The Pandorica Opens
That’s all for this week, but don’t forget I’m on Twitter!
Remember, the Shadow knows…