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Archive for February 24th, 2014

HotShot trailer: Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions

by on Feb.24, 2014, under Television

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for 13 final episodes in “The Lost Missions”, exclusively on Netflix March 7th. Check out this trailer, which really sets the mood for the final days…

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Samuel Anderson joins Doctor Who as recurring character

by on Feb.24, 2014, under Television

Actor Samuel Anderson, best know for his roles in The History Boys and Emmerdale as well as a few guest appearances on Gavin & Stacey, will join the cast of Doctor Who in a recurring role in the upcoming 8th revival series of the show, with new Doctor Peter Capaldi.

Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at the Coal Hill School where current companion Clara Oswald also teaches.

If you’ve heard of the Coal Hill School before, it has appeared a few times in Doctor Who already – including the very first episode, as the school from which Ian Xhesterton and Barbara Wright taught and followed home Susan into the junkyard and then into the TARDIS. It then appeared some 25 years later in Remembrance of the Daleks when the Seventh Doctor returned to the area to take care of some unfinished business. And then it appeared at the beginning of the 50th Anniversary episode Day of the Doctor, mimicking the very first scene of the very first episode, where we learn that Clara is employed as a teacher, and Ian Chesterton is listed as Chairman of Governors.

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Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

by on Feb.24, 2014, under Obituaries

The Chicago Tribune reports that actor/writer/director Harold Ramis passed away early this morning due to complications from a rare autoimmune disease, surrounded by family. He was 69.

Ramis is perhaps best known for his starring roles alongside Bill Murray in Ghostbusters and Stripes, but he also wrote the screenplays to those and several other Bill Murray vehicles including Meatballs,Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, but also directed the latter two as well as National Lampoon’s Vacation, and most recently had directed several episodes of The Office. He got his big break while with the Second City performing group as the first head writer for their SCTV program, which he also performed in.

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Bitten preview: “Stalking”

by on Feb.24, 2014, under Television

It’s The Pack vs. The Mutts – Who will come out on top? Find out tonight at 8/7c on Syfy. And check out the behind the scenes feature on fight scenes…
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