Archive for January, 2010
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials DVD Review
by Doc on Jan.31, 2010, under Television, Video/DVD
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials comes out on [sfs=991]Blu-ray[/sfs] and [sfs=992]DVD[/sfs] this Tuesday (along with the individual specials “The Waters Of Mars” – [sfs=987]Blu-ray[/sfs]/[sfs=988]DVD[/sfs] and “The End Of Time” – [sfs=989]Blu-ray[/sfs]/[sfs=990]DVD[/sfs] – the others were previously released and can be found in the Doctor Who section of our store). We’ve already seen the DVD release, so catch a review both of the specials and the DVDs. WARNING – it would be impossible to talk about the features and stories without possibly spoiling some of the surprises, so do not read what’s below if you haven’t seen them, haven’t read anything, and still hope to be surprised. Know only that you want these DVDs.
David Tennant U.S. pilot on hold
by Doc on Jan.30, 2010, under Television
As a follow up to a previous story on David Tennant’s legal comedy pilot for NBC, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, the show has been shelved for now. There was hope that it would be among the Jay Leno Show slot winners, but the sets have been dismantled and placed in “fold-and-hold” status. There is still hope it could find a slot in the Fall.
Merlin to return to the U.S.
by Doc on Jan.30, 2010, under Television
Merlin, the re-imagined BBC One Camelot tale that was successful in the U.K. but when aired on NBC failed to garner an audience, looks to return to the U.S. but will shift to Syfy (another NBC Universal channel) in April with the airing of the second series (and a marathon of the first series at the end of March). The first series will be [sfs=997]will be available on DVD[/sfs] on April 20th. Update: It looks like Merlin will be paired with the return of Stargate Universe. Update 2/4:>/b> This is confirmed.
Quinto panics Trek fandom, clarifies
by Doc on Jan.29, 2010, under Movies
Zachary Quinto apparently set about a Trekkie-wide panic when a Wired Magazine interview came out when he said he’d be “stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years—no movies, no conventions, no anything for awhile.” Which concerned everyone because the next Star Trek movie is due out in a little more than two years – June 29th, 2012. So what did he mean? Apparently he didn’t mean not doing the actual movie. He clarified his statements on Twitter to say that he is indeed doing the next movie, but no Trek-related side projects while he works on other things.
Reminder: Dollhouse finale tonight
by Doc on Jan.29, 2010, under Television
Just a reminder that the finale of Dollhouse, “Epitaph Two: Return” airs tonight at 8PM ET on Fox.
La Femme Nikita to be rebooted again
by Doc on Jan.27, 2010, under Television
The CW has picked up the pilot for a new reboot of La Femme Nikita, based on the screenplay of Luc Besson which was first made into a French film, then a U.S. version under the title of Point Of No Return, and then a U.S. cable series. McG will be the executive producer on this new version.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows likely in 3D
by Doc on Jan.27, 2010, under Movies
With reports of Warner Bros. being quite happy with the 3D conversion results for the upcoming Clash Of The Titans, it appears that they will release both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will the 3D conversion. We may be seeing the end of 2D movies. The article author should check his facts though – Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix also had some footage in 3D, albeit less than Half-Blood Prince.
Caprica slow out of the gate
by Doc on Jan.25, 2010, under Television
It looks like the airing of the pilot movie of Caprica on SyFy didn’t do so well, only getting 1.6 million viewers. The article does point out (and I believe rightly so) that the DVD release 9 months ago may have had an impact…but if you have been waiting for the series, the first new episode airs this Friday.
Avatar now the largest grossing film ever
by Doc on Jan.25, 2010, under Movies
It’s official now – James Cameron has outdone himself. Avatar has officially become the largest grossing movie of all time, beating Cameron’s own Titanic which previously held the record of $1.843 billion.
Momoa to be Conan
by Doc on Jan.22, 2010, under Movies
Reports vary from sure thing to in negotiations, but as rumored it looks like Stargate Atlantis star Jason Momoa will star as Conan The Barbarian in the Marcus Nispel-directed remake of the character that helped Arnold Schwarzenegger become a household name.