It’s sad to realize there are only two more episodes of Doctor Who left this season. I mean, where did the time go!? I feel like we just met Clara, again, and now we’re already to the finale! Ugh, even with a time machine time passes too quickly. Well, prepare yourselves, because we’ve got plenty of news in this edition of Who News! in hopes of alleviating some post-Season 7B depression.
First, what do you think of the new TARDIS? I love the design because I’m a sucker for anything retro and the new console room pays homage to the TARDIS console of old in many ways. In the latest Doctor Who Magazine they shared these wonderful shots of the new console, up close and in detail, revealing each individual panel,
I particularly like how bleak it looks, this is a dark time for The Doctor, and I dig all the Gallifreyan symbols.
Lots more below the cut, including Billie Piper talking – as little as she can – about the 50th anniversary, Neil Gaiman on Clara and her relationship with the TARDIS, and more rumors about John Hurt’s mysterious role in the anniversary special.
The Venture Bros., Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick‘s completely gonzo cartoon chronicling the adventures of Rusty Venture, former boy adventurer now called Doc, his sons, the boys, Hank and Dean, and their bodyguard, Brock Samson. It’s returning – FINALLY! – for its fifth season on June 2nd on [adult swim] and is supposed to pick up events right after the Season 4 finale.
Don’t remember every crazy thing that happened? Need a refresher? No worries, this video right here will get you up to date with basically everything that’s gone down in the Ventureverse – from The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend’s duoship to Brock’s new job with S.P.H.I.N.X. to Hank’s first time. So tune, drop out, relive four seasons of The Venture Bros. in only eight minutes,
Calling the complete history of The Venture Bros. complicated is an understatement. Were you to show this video to someone unfamiliar with the series, they’d stare at you like, “In what altered state have you been that you think this not only makes sense, but is entertaining?” Though, were they to totally dig it and want to watch more, you’ll know you’ve met a true friend for life. Venturoos are very devoted fanbase with great attention for detail, as any of my Dragon*Con Venture Party recaps can attest.
The Venture Bros. returns June 2nd on [adult swim] with this season featuring the guest voices of Aziz Ansari, Paget Brewster, Wyatt Cenac, Kevin Conroy, Bill Hader, John Hodgman, Gillian Jacobs, Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, J.K. Simmons, and Brendon Small. Holy hell, what an awesome lineup!
This is not, I repeat NOT, a viral video from ABC/Marvels highly anticipated Agents of SHIELD. No, that is not The Incredible Hulk causing destruction, captured from a distance. What you see here, is video Mrs Nerd Bastards took of me after gorging myself with Taco Bell (did you know they finally have cool ranch Dorito tacos?). Clearly, you wouldn’t like stomach when it’s angry.
Bathroom humor aside, this is indeed a viral teaser for the upcoming show. While ABC has not made an official announcement, they briefly (likely accidentally) published the video on their youtube page. It’s being take down left and right. Much like Hydra, however, cut off one head, and two more will grow in it’s place. Still, watch it before it’s gone.
here’s a second copy, just in case the first get’s pulled
What the hell is The Hulk doing in Agents of SHIELD? That’s a surprise, isn’t it? Does this mean A-List characters like The Hulk will be featured regularly? Or, is this just security footage; something you’d see on a monitor on the Hellicarrier bridge?
I’m sure this viral footage is just a small piece of what’s to come. If the marketing for Iron Man 3 is any indication, you can bet Marvel/ABC are gonna promote the hell out of this show. Cool viral shit like this pleas to my nerdy sensibilities, so I say “bring it!”.
The pilot was directed by Joss Whedon, co-written by Joss, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Clark Gregg reprises his role from the Marvel films as Phil Coulson, appearing alongside Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and J. August Richards
This is it, the final stretch. Only two more episodes to go, and wow!, did “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” really set things in motion for next week’s finale. It’s almost as if this is the episode we’ve all be waiting for because, finally, all of Arrow‘s tangent plot lines are coming together. Things kicked off at breakneck speed with the Dark Archer, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) attacking Unidac Industries and killing every scientist who had anything to do with the seismic device “the undertaking” is using to destroy The Glades. And I was immediately struck by how distraught I’ll be when Barrowman’s villain meets his inevitable sticky end.
I’m guessing we’ll see his undoing this season, with Tommy (Colin Donnell) taking his place as head of Merlyn Global and The Hood’s arch-nemesis. I do hope I’m wrong, because bad guy Barrowman is too much fun to give up, but the police drawing a connection between the Dark Archer and Merlyn Global so quickly can’t be good sign. At least there’s plenty of promise Malcolm’s not going down without a fight.
Last month, while filming was underway on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, some rumors began concerning just whoJohn Hurt is playing. This theory about the true nature of his character was first brought to my attention by Bleeding Cool, and while an interesting notion, I basically wrote it off as wild fan speculation. Which I love, don’t get me wrong. Crazy, bonkers theories are my favorites. Especially if they turn out to be true, which, this one just might.
Worried about SPOILERS? You’ve got every reason to be, so if you’d like to know no more, please stop. I won’t be held responsible for ruining what ever madcap idea Steven Moffat‘s thought up this time.
“Order 67?” “Wookie Hunters?” “Gungan Frontier?” Could these be some of the new Star Wars titles coming to a theater, TV screen or video game shelf near you soon? IGN seems to think it’s a possibility.
Now since the Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm, they have taken the cap off on all sorts of Star Wars related developments be they movies, TV series or video games. The full list of URLs is below. Now you can click on them, but they won’t tell you anything about the nature of the project behind the URL, but the various titles listed do offer some intriguing possibilities.
While it’s a bit disturbing that Lucasfilm is planning not just one, but four “Gungan Frontier” projects, “Wookie Hunters” sounds interesting, and is maybe a chance to highlight a little appreciated bit of Star Wars mythology. Meanwhile, “Rebels” and “Alliance” sounds a little broad, “Order 67″ sounds a little vague, and “Wolfpack” or “Wolfpack Adventures” sounds rather generic. I wouldn’t bet the bank that these are projects on the front burner, but they maybe kicking around the Lucasfilm offices regardless. I guess we’ll find out.
It looks like actor Craig Ferguson is going from good cop to bad news. The popular genre actor, best known for walking the beat as Sheriff Jack Carter for five years on Eureka, is joining the regular series cast ofHaven for season four.
According to Deadline, the new season of Haven picks up six months after season three’s cliffhanger ending where the titular town was nearly destroyed by a meteor shower. Ferguson comes into the picture as William, a “handsome, mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda” involves Haven lead character Audrey Parker (Emily Rose).
It should prove interesting to see Ferguson play a darker character, as you may have inferred from his years on Eureka, Ferguson has a lot of comedic experience behind him as one of the founders of Second City Detroit and as a member of the Montreal improv group On The Spot. What will Ferguson bring to this world originally created by Stephen King? I guess you’ll have to wait for the new season of Haven to see.
Since Eureka wrapped Ferguson has guest starred on the series Happily Divorced and Primeval: New World. Meanwhile, filming of the fourth season of Haven got underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Writer Neil Gaiman has done some amazing work on Doctor Who thus far, and he’s only had one episode aired thus far. Another one is coming up and personally I’ve got a serious nerd boner about what he’s going to put together this time. The rumor mill has been talking lately about the potential departure of Steven Moffat from the role of showrunner for the series, so naturally people have been wondering who is going to be taking over. And, of course, some have been gravitating towards Gaiman and bugging him with questions about whether he’d be willing to take over or not. Check out Gaiman’s response below.
I would love to do more Doctor Who. There’s so much stuff I’d love to do. Right now, it’s impossible. Right now I’m looking at it with that kind of horrible feeling that you genuinely can’t stop and raid the sweet shop. You’re on the bus and you’re going past and you’re going to be late for school if you go… so I tend to laugh when people say “Would you like to be the next showrunner after Moffat?” I don’t even have time to write an episode! You want me to be showrunner? Nothing else will happen in my entire life!
So there you have it folks, Gaiman has a shit-ton to do and couldn’t possibly devote all the time necessary to running a huge project like Doctor Who. He’s not going to sacrifice his career (and his Amanda Palmer sexy-time) to appease fans, no matter how brilliant he might be. So stop bugging him already.
The IT Crowd is returning for one last go and they didn’t even need Kickstarter.
According to Bleeding Cool, the long teased 45 minute one-off episode will feature original stars Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry and filming will begin in a few weeks time.
Apparently, show creator Graham Lineham had some trouble getting his entire cast to a point where their schedules were clear at the same time — not a huge surprise considering how big a star O’Dowd has become. In fact, the Bridesmaids and Girls actor is set to appear in both Family Tree (Christopher Guest’s new HBO comedy series) and Moone Boy, an Irish series that O’Down also co-created. That one already aired across the pond, but it’ll be new to us on Hulu this summer.
If you aren’t familiar with the original IT Crowd, I don’t get why you clicked this link. Also, the show centers on the whacky shenanigans that occur in the technical support department of Reynhold Industries and I am not good at synopsizing things.
The IT Crowd ran for four seasons in the UK and there was also an awful attempt to adapt it for US audiences by the guys who are presently ruining Community. That version starred Joel McHale and Richard Ayoade, who unlike O’Down, chose to reprise his role. Is that why people seem to like O’Dowd more? That isn’t really for me to say.
Anyway, no word on a release date, or if Richmond Avenal will make a return as well, but it’ll be on the UK’s Channel 4, which so we won’t get a chance to officially see it for a long, long time. Luckily, we can pass the time by watching old episodes of the original show on Netflix and Hulu and we can also enjoy countless “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” memes on our Facebook page.
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