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Barrowman join’s CW’s Arrow

by on Aug.15, 2012, under Television

Torchwood‘s (and Doctor Who‘s) own Captain Jack will be back on TV – in the U.S. no less – as EW Inside TV reports actor John Barrowman has joined the cast of the CW’s Arrow, based on the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow, in a recurring role.

Although the name of the role isn’t mentioned, he is described as a “well-dressed man…as mysterious as he is wealthy…he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.” The Queen family refers to the Green Arrow’s name of Oliver Queen, the former mayor of Star City (which from the text may be renamed Starling City for the series?).

Speculation is that from the description it could be Stanley Dover Sr., a philanthropist but has a very, very dark side…


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Harry Harrison, Stainless Steel Rat author and creator of Soylent Green, 1925-2012

by on Aug.15, 2012, under Books, Obituaries

Harry Harrison, the author who created the popular Stainless Steel Rat series comic space opera novels as well as the novel Make Room! Make Room! which was adapted into the classic movie Soylent Green, passed away this morning at the age of 87.


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Doctor Who debut September 1st in UK – US airing same day “likely”

by on Aug.15, 2012, under Television

Neither the BBC or BBC America sites confirm this yet, but apparently at the premiere screening of the first episode, “Asylum of the Daleks”, it was confirmed that the BBC will air the premiere on September 1st, with BBC America “likely” to air it on the same date in the U.S. (and most probably at 9 PM ET), per Hypable.


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