Watch it While You Can! First Trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ Season Seven Leaks From Official ‘Who’ Con

- 03-24-12TV Posted by Sarah Moran

Happening right now is the very first Official Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff, Wales, which as you should know is where much of the filming for BBC‘s insanely popular sci-fi series takes place. Those attending are surely having one hell of an awesome weekend and all of us not in Wales are terribly jealous. Especially when we learned they’d been given an early sneak peak at a trailer for the first episode of season seven returning in the fall.

Thanks to this brave soul who uploaded a bootleg of the video, we can share in some of the excitement, too. No clue how long the video will remain available, so quick, watch it!

This trailer matches exactly with what we saw them filming in Spain and it is indeed a Western adventure. Did you pick up on any Dalek references in the dialogue? I think I did and while it is pretty hard to hear exactly what’s being said it might be a clue those rumors about visiting the ruins of Skaro are true.

What d’ya think? I’m kind of surprised they’ve got a trailer already, but I’m not complaining. Apparently an official version will be released on Monday, stay tuned!

Source: Bleeding Cool

‘Who’ News – Survival of the Ponds, and New Companion Revealed?

- 03-14-12TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

For a while, we’ve assumed that the “heartbreaking” end of Rory and Amy Pond’s time in TARDIS has meant their deaths (or make that permanent death in Rory’s case). But hold up, showrunner Steven Moffat says. It might not be as bad as all that…

“Heartbreaking doesn’t mean unhappy,” Moffat says in a recent Blastr post. “Wait and see. I mean, it’s parting. It’s parting from someone, and that’s always very hard […] I don’t think the Doctor’s companions should die, I think that spoils the fairy tale a bit.”

It’s also worth pointing out that Moffat, unlike genre contemporaries such as Joss Whedon or J.J. Abrams has no affinity for killing folk:

“I’m not very good at killing people. I don’t like it! I didn’t even know that about myself until Russell [T Davies] pointed out that I’d written six episodes of Doctor Whofor him and I hadn’t killed anybody. Literally hadn’t killed anybody. No one dies in ‘The Empty Child,’ no one dies in ‘Girl in the Fireplace’ except the person who was dead already. I have killed a few, but … I haven’t killed any main characters.”

“But that doesn’t mean that I won’t, of course!”

Of course, we know where Amy Pond portrayer Karen Gillan sits on the “Kill Amy Pond, Don’t Kill Amy Pond” question, but is it possible that Moffat is trying to throw water on that fire? Hell, maybe he’s trying to throw napalm if it turns out that the Ponds do die. The seventh season of Doctor Who is currently shooting for a fall 2012 airing.

In the meantime, speculation continues as to who will succeed the Ponds as The Doctor’s right hand in adventures in time and space. And speaking of fire, it seems like Moffat’s choice is becoming clearer:

That’s Sophia Myles who portrayed Madame de Pompadour in Moffat’s classic series two  epsiode ”The Girl in the Fireplace.” Bleeding Cool (via Blastr) is spilling some beans as to the hows and whys they think that Myles is rejoining the Whoniverse:

Doctor Who is currently filming in Spain. Sophia Myles was complaining on Twitterover the weekend about her luggage as she is also in Spain.She was recently interviewed by Doctor Who Magazine star interviewer Benjamin Cook with no mention of when or in what context this interview will appear. The staff of Doctor Who Magazine do appear to know who the next companion will be but are keeping shtum.

Steven Moffat has been tweeting quite a lot to Sophia recently and heavily recommending that his followers follow her as well. They’ve been seeming quite pally of late.

Myles is scheduled to appear at the Doctor Who convention later this month. This would be the perfect time to announce her return to the show.

That’s all certainly compelling circumstantial evidence, but it might just mean that Myles is in Spain for a sunny vacation. But if she is coming back to Doctor Who keep in mind that Moffat has already said that the next companion will be a “new friend,” so Myles won’t be coming back as Madame de Pompadour. The idea isn’t unprecedented in the current Who run. Freema Agyeman appeared as a Torchwood operative at the end of series two before becoming Martha Jones, and Gillan had a small part in series four “The Fires of Pompeii” before putting on Amy Pond’s short skirt.

What make you of this Who news overload, Bastards? Sorry to see the Ponds go? Excited to have Myles back? Indifferent to everything except your St. Patty’s day plans? Sound off below.

Magneto’s a Royal Pain for The Country of Spain

- 11-28-11Videogames, WTF? Posted by NickBungay


On December 20th X-men arch enemy and metal bending mutant Erik Lehnsherr, better known by the name Magneto, will be given a new character skin for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. These new duds of his has the nation of Spain pissed off.

According to Spanish reports, Zarzuela Palace and the royal house may seek a lawsuit if game company Capcom releases their latest DLC next month. Based on his appearance in The Pulse: House of M Special Magneto’s royal gear nearly matches that of King Juan Carlos. As king, and Captain General of the Armies, this look is his part of his royal appearance and worn for special occasions. You just can’t make a copy of it and have nobody notice.

Koch Media, the game’s distributor in Spain, has been warned that the depiction may infringe on the copyright of the royal figurehead, but this is a strange case. Usually, a lawsuit like this can only be done for physical products and the uniform worn in game is a digital production of the king’s royal dress. Capcom has refused to comment on this yet, but maybe they never even noticed the mistake. For all we know their copyright police were off on a donut run at the time.

The look between the two is almost uncanny though, just look at the medals and that shitty looking wallpaper. The only difference is that Magneto has a chin of Bruce Campbell proportions and you can’t copy that.

Via: Kotaku

Have Your ‘DC Universe Online’ Super Hero Threads Professionally Tailored

- 04-25-11Comics, Videogames, WTF? Posted by Sarah Moran

Do you wish you could somehow transition your vigilante lifestyle from DC Universe Online into the real world? Are you dreaming of jumping rooftops and thwarting thugs in the costume you’ve brilliantly designed in game? Well, DC Entertainment and the advertising goliath, Leo Burnett Worldwide are looking for you. Recently opened in Madrid, Spain is the tailor shop of a one, Mr. Lee, tailor for a super heroic world.

I’m not kidding, either. This is 100% legit. In Madrid you can visit a shop and have your costume from DC Universe Online personally tailored. Of course, this little service will only set you back about €400, roughly $600, but for the crime-fighters of tomorrow that’s chump change. Mr. Lee’s Sastreria is currently accepting appointments which you can book on his website.

This might just be the perfect solution for all those frustrated DCUO gamers who currently can’t play due to the Playstation Network being out of commission. I’m not bitter or anything, I am perfectly capable of finding better things to do with my time than clearing the streets of Gotham of crime or helping the Green Lanterns defeat the Sinestro Corps. Yeah, no, I totally have better things to do with my time. Like, umm, watching this video and then immediately booking my appointment with Mr. Lee to make my crime-fighting alter-ego, the nature-infused archer Guinevere, a reality. Mr. Lee is all about confidentiality when it comes to your secret identity.

Impressed or shocked DC is wanting fans to shell out 600 bucks for a costume any good cosplayer could whip together for a lower price?

source: Comics Alliance

Watch Out for Koopa Troopas on Super Mario Avenue

- 11-09-10Videogames Posted by Allison Babka

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How do you say “so freaking cool” in Spanish? Apparently it’s “Avenida de Super Mario Bros.”

Residents in a neighborhood in Zaragoza, Spain, voted online to name the streets of their future residential project after video games. Residents say “Super Mario Bros. Avenue” will be the first such street in the world, and CNN reports that streets named after Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda and Space Invaders are in the works.

Nintendo representatives were on hand for the unveiling of the street name. This year marks Super Mario’s 25th anniversary.

The upcoming residential project, Arcosur, will consist of residences for people ages 20 to 35 who want to own their first home. The president of Arcosur’s future neighborhood association claims that streets named after video games reflect the age and interests of the tenants.

Sounds like this neighborhood could use some Mario Kart bike lanes, no?

Source: CNN

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