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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 »

Media Placements on offer in the North West

This is one of those press releases that come across because of Virtual-Lancaster, which I thought I’d repost here for info. Wednesday 31st January is the deadline for the Media Foundation Placement Scheme – a chance for 20 individuals to participate in a year long television training course supervised by industry professionals. The placements offer an opportunity for people from ... Read More »

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 »

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