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New fantasy dramas on BBC3

BBC3 has just announced six new drama projects, two with comics and SF TV connections. Being Human, by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Toby Whithouse, centres on three young flatmates – a vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf. Produced by Touchpaper TV, who made Rocket Man, which starred Robson Green. The pilot will be filmed in September in and around ... Read More »

Captain Jack Is Indestructible…

…you are not. Do not attempt to imitate him. With all this talk of “homage” in New Who perhaps one has been missed – the juvenile Face Of Boe himself. To misquote the voice over from the original Captain Scarlet series – “The Master – sworn enemy of Earth. Leading the fight, one man Rose has made indestructible. His name ... Read More »

Battlestar: The Final Curtain

(Thanks to FG for this item): Several sites, including MediaBlvd Magazine have posted transcripts of the telephone press conference held on Friday, 1st June with Battlestar Galactica producers Ron Moore and David Eick. E! Online’s Kristen also reported on the event and indicates she will be attending a BSG event on 6th June and will be reporting on it. As ... Read More »

Doctor Who exterminated again?

Not the best of sources, but The Sun is reporting that Doctor Who will be exterminated next year after the end of the fourth series. The paper claims producer Russell T. Davies, exhausted by 16-hour days, has decided to axe the BBC1 sci-fi drama and concentrate on other projects and he and senior staff have hatched a plot to hand ... Read More »

Babylon 5: The Lost tales

Working on Babylon 5 Magazine for Titan was one of the best editorships I ever had, with terrific support from JMS and his team – and I wish them every success with their new venture, Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, its straight-to-DVD B5 project. ISN News reports that Warner Bros. has finally posted information about the project over at the ... Read More »

Life on Mars producers head for space

UK TV trade magazine Broadcast has reported that BBC1 aims to repeat the success of Life on Mars with a new high-concept series from Kudos set in space. In Outcasts, penned by Spooks writer Ben Richards (the series is known as MI5 in the US – he also wrote the BBC’s Party Animals and Channel 4’s No Angels.), the future ... Read More »

Flash! (Waa Aah!)

The US SciFi Channel has announced that Eric Johnson will play the lead role of Flash Gordon in SciFi’s 22-episode “modern day retelling of the classic comic strip franchise.” This unofficial fan site for the actor, whose past genre credits include The Dead Zone and Smallville, reports filming began on 1 May. Some of the sets built for the Tin ... Read More »

Jack Lord is Kirk!

Martin Geraghty created this art featuring Martin Landau as Spock and Jack Lord as Captain Kirk for Star Trek Magazine.

With all the excitement over the announcement that there will be a new Star Trek film, casting discussions can begin in earnest. But what about the casting of the original Star Trek series this film will apparently reboot, with new actors in the iconic roles of Kirk and Spock? Way back in the 1960s, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy weren’t ... Read More »

Life on Mars, Who get Saturn nominations

Let’s hear it for the Brits – again. Nominees for the 33rd annual Saturn Awards, which celebrate the best SF&F and Horror movies and TV work, include Doctor Who and Life on Mars, with Daniel Criag’s outing as James Bond in Casino Royale and Aardman’s Flushed Away – which despite some critical panning and being described as a box office ... Read More »

WebFind: Thundersuperstingcar

YouTube is great, but will Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s estates get a share of the revenue from everyone that views this on that video sharing site? Read More »

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