Archive for October 5th, 2010
The extended version of Avatar now has a Blu-ray/DVD release date of November 16th in the U.S. (Nov. 15th internationally), and not only will it include the original theatrical release and the special edition re-release (including a family-friendly alternate audio track), but also a THIRD version of the film with another 16 minutes added, including an alternate opening scene on Earth! Links for pre-order as soon as they are available, but see the press release below for all the juicy details including all the extra special features been loaded on to this release!
SyFy announced today that Warehouse 13 has been picked up for the 13-episode third season order, which will air some time in 2011. Also returning will be Executive Producer and showrunner Jack Kenny as part of a development deal. And I should have some details (or at least teasers 🙂 ) on the upcoming Warehouse 13 and Eureka holiday episodes early next week! (Don’t forget – follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get quick updates from Orlando early next week!)
It’s a question as old as time – just how many times can the Doctor regenerate? We know the canonical answer – 12 – which dictates that there can only be 13 Doctors, and then he’s dead. But we also know that there are ways around it (the Time Lords offered the Master another regeneration, and he’s cheated it several times already). And, of course, it’s science fiction – they can just come up with something new. But it sounds like we will get a definitive answer – at least for the Doctor – in an upcoming episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The two-part episode “Death of the Doctor” (to air as episodes 5 and 6), airing towards the end of this month in the U.K. (no U.S. airings are scheduled yet), is being written by Russell T. Davies and will feature Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, and the return of Jo Grant (Katy Manning), one of the Third Doctor’s companions. And among some teaser lines provided by Digital Spy (who saw a sneak peak), “The Doctor doesn’t have to be white. And he can regenerate more than 12 times – a lot more!”
Warner Bros. has been trying to breath new life into Superman, after 2006’s Superman Returns failed to draw the heat to relaunch the franchise. Now after interviewing director candidates, the lottery winner is Zack Snyder (director of 300 and Watchmen), with Christopher Nolan (who also revived the Batman franchise) directing. From what is described so far, this won’t be another reboot exactly, and may even have tie-ins to the Richard Donner films, including having General Zod as the primary villain. Also expect a darker take on the character – Supes’ comic goodness was cited as a reason that the 2006 version didn’t connect with current audiences.