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One of the Most Beautiful Women in the World: Yvonne De Carlo

I was sorry to read about the death of actress Yvonne De Carlo, star of The Munsters, who died on Monday of natural causes aged 84. The Munsters, which ran for two seasons and enjoyed a couple of follow up movies never achieved the cult following of The Addams Family but it was a show I enjoyed as a youngster, ... Read More »

WebFinds: Andrew Orton’s Doctor Who wizardry

Frontier in Space Poster by Andrew Orton

Comics writer David Bishop’s unearthed some groovy Doctor Who art: check out Vicious Imagery: Andrew Orton is a fecking genius – or visit Andrew’s web site here Read More »

Hollywood comes to Hornby

A scene shot at Sunderland Point from The Ruby In The Smoke starring Billie Piper

Well, not exactly: World’s End Television are to shoot a short film in Hornby next week. The cast list for the film, Last Night, is under wraps: apparently revealing who’s in it might warrant “unwanted attention”, so I can’t tell you any more than that. World’s End is a major indie producer for the BBC and makes shows such as the ... Read More »

Ripper still Go?

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head, who plays Giles on UPN’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, told SCI FI Wire that plans are still in the works for a British spinoff series based on his character, despite reports that the show was on hold. “I had lunch with Jane Root, who’s head of BBC 2, shortly before I came out [to Los Angeles], and ... Read More »

Ridley Scott Calls T.I.M.E.

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Variety (subscription required) reports that film making brothers Ridley and Tony Scott, better known for directing such big-screen movies as Gladiator and Top Gun, respectively, are developing three drama projects for CBS — one of them a SF project. Under the terms of a two-year pact, the network has bought three scripts from the brothers’ company, Scott Free Productions; at ... Read More »

Doctor Smith is Dead

Jonathan Harris

We’re sorry to report Lost in Space legend Doctor Zachary Smith — actor Jonathan Harris — is dead. The 87-year old actor died on Sunday of a blood clot. He was a veteran of hundreds of films and TV shows, including The Twilight Zone and Bewitched television series and films such as A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 in which ... Read More »

Smallville Sets US Ratings Records

ICV2.com reports (29/10/02) that Warner Bros. has announced that Smallville is setting new ratings records in its target demographic groups. Two weeks ago, the show delivered 8.9 million viewers and the highest ratings ever for The WB in adults 18-34. It also set all-time series and time period records with women 18-34, adults 18-49, and teens. Last Tuesday, Smallville beat the World ... Read More »

Unofficial Doctor Who Television Companion Republished

The Television Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to "Doctor Who"

The acclaimed Doctor Who reference book The Television Companion is being reissued next year by Telos Publishing. Rather than being a straight reprint authors David J Howe and Stephen James Walker intend to rework some of the material from the Virgin Doctor Who Handbooks into the reprint with the aim of making it the definitive guide to the TV series. ... Read More »

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