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Primeval: New World preview: “Angry Birds”

by on Jun.27, 2013, under Television

In tomorrow night’s Primeval: New World, the team must face a team of terror birds, while Lt. Leeds has his own shady plans. Tune in for “Angry Birds” at 10/9c on Syfy!
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Author Richard Matheson, 1926-2013

by on Jun.25, 2013, under Books, Obituaries

Richard Matheson, well known science fiction and fantasy author, passed away on Sunday from natural causes.

Matheson is perhaps best known for having written numerous episodes of The Twilight Zone, including the famous Will Shatner episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, as well as the novel [asin=0765357151]I Am Legend[/asin], which has spawned three official feature film adaptations, the most recent starring Will Smith. He also wrote several other novels that were adapted into films, including [asin=0765308703]What Dreams May Come[/asin],[asin=0899683525]The Shrinking Man[/asin], [asin=0312868855]Hell House[/asin], [asin=0765361396]Somewhere in Time[/asin], and [asin=0765308711]A Stir of Echoes[/asin]. He also wrote the episode “The Enemy Within” for Star Trek.

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Recovered Doctor Who episodes likely not real?

by on Jun.25, 2013, under Television

Ugh…this is just getting crazy, so this will be the last I write on the subject unless I get some reliable information that changes things…but Bleeding Cool is now reporting that TV Archivist Philip Morris, who was believed to be at the center of the episode recovery rumor, issued a statement including “THEY ARE NOT MISSING BUT DESTROYED THE END.”, that only fragments and perhaps two 16mm episodes have been found, and will not comment further.

It also quotes a tweet from Ian Levine, who just a few days ago had said he’d seen “proof”, which says, “Deeply sick, distressed, disheartend, all hopes dashed, all joy gone from the world. That’s it. DO NOT ASK ME TO SAY ANOTHER WORD” However, that tweet has since been removed. His tweets since seem a little more hopeful, but it appears he likewise does not plan to comment further.

So the search goes on…

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Warehouse 13 preview: “Lost And Found”

by on Jun.23, 2013, under Television

On tomorrow night’s new Warehouse 13, the team must retrieve a horde of items that went missing during the move from Warehouse 12—but that means teaming up the villainous Charlotte Dupres. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s son manipulates Claudia. Polly Walker and Josh Blaylock return, along with guest star Anthony Head.
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Defiance preview: “The Bride Wore Black”, plus cast discussion and Shooting The Shtako

by on Jun.22, 2013, under Television

The town of Defiance is shocked when Hunter Bell, a prominent businessman who disappeared almost six years ago, is discovered. Nolan and Tommy spearhead an investigation that unearths the secrets of many citizens of Defiance, causing unrest on the eve of Alak and Christie’s wedding.

See the preview below, plus the cast talking about what they would do if the terraforming world of Defiance happened today, and the latest episode of Shooting The Shtako with Jamie Murray, Tony Curran and Kevin Murphy. Then tune in to “The Bride Wore Black”, Monday at 9/8c on Syfy!
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Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith gives video message to crew and fans

by on Jun.22, 2013, under Television

We all know Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year. But while in Detroit he took a break from filming Ryan Gosling’s How To Catch A Monster to give a very special video message to fans:

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Primeval: New World preview: “Fear of Flying”

by on Jun.21, 2013, under Television

In tomorrow’s episode of Primeval: New World, Evan and Dylan must travel to the past to save a small airplane that became trapped there after flying through an anomaly.

Check out the preview below, plus a bonus clip of star Niall Matter giving a special behind-the-scenes look at “Fear of Flying”, then tune in tomorrow night at 10/9c on Syfy!
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Sinbad preview: “House of Games”

by on Jun.21, 2013, under Television

In the next Sinbad, Sinbad and his friends are trapped in an enchanted gaming house run by sinister twins.

Tune in Saturday at 9/9c for “House of Games”.
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Robert Downey Jr. signs for Avengers 2 and Avengers 3, but no sign of Iron Man 4

by on Jun.20, 2013, under Movies

Marvel announced today that Robert Downey Jr. has reached an agreement to reprise his Tony Stark/Iron Man role in two more films – but not alone.

The two-movie deal only covers the upcoming Avengers 2 (to start production next March for a May 2015 release) and Avengers 3, but leaves Iron Man 4 further in doubt, considering this will take Downey to around 2018, when he’ll be 53, and he’s already said he only wanted to do it until he’s 50.

Then again, they seemed to leave the end of Iron Man 3 at an appropriate closing point, and the primary comic character storylines only seem to be making it to three films as it is before the reboot tag starts getting thrown around…

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Star Wars Episode VII casting breakdown confirmed

by on Jun.19, 2013, under Movies

This is apparently the first glimpse of characters for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII? The casting directors attached to the movie have sent around a casting sheet, and it’s been confirmed by Lucasfilm. I’ve seen to similar but different versions of the list so far…from Bleeding Cool:

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.

Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.

A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.

Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

Forty something male, fit, military type.

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

And from Schmoes Know:

1) MAN in his 20′s, intelligent, funny, not bad on the eyes.
2) MAN in his late 20′s, strong, good looking, and assured.
3) WOMAN in her teens. Strong willed, in shape and intelligent.
4) MAN in his 40′s, strong and able, militaristic.
5) WOMAN in her teens. Strong, sure-headed and funny.
6) MAN, 30′s, smart as a whip.
7) MAN, between the ages of 60 and 70, rough around the edges and head strong.

In either case, I’m not sure I can pass for the 30s male, and I can’t pass for physically fit, so I guess I’m out of the running 🙁

Do these descriptions fit with any existing material?

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